Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

Vibrator Comparison: Fun Factory G5 Tiger VS Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

HEAD TO HEAD VIBRATOR COMPARISON!!! The Fun Factory G5 Tiger VERSUS The Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine!!!

Alright, so as promised, here’s a head by head direct comparison of the Fun Factory G5 Tiger and the Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine! For those who are unfamiliar, the Sunshine is a vibrator “inspired” by the Tiger—aka, created as a knock-off. For a knock-off, though, the Sunshine is still REALLY GOOD. The Tiger is definitely better, but with better features comes a huge difference in price. If you’re stuck trying to make a decision between the original and the knock-off budget version, I hope this blog post is beneficial to you!

If you’d like to read the in-depth reviews I did for each individual product, please click the following links:
Fun Factory G5 Tiger full review
Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine full review
Satisfyer Marketing Criticism

Now, let’s get on with the VIBRATOR SHOWDOWN!!!!

Key Features (Fun Factory G5 Tiger):

Total length: 8.5”
Insertable length: 6”
Width: 1.6”
Anal Safe: Yes
Travel Lock: Yes
Fully waterproof
Made of silicone and ABS plastic
Utilizes magnetic charger

From this angle you can imagine using the Fun Factory Tiger

Key Features (Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine):

Total length: 8.9”
Insertable length: About 6”
Width: 1.7”
Anal Safe: No
Travel Lock: No
Fully waterproof
Made of silicone and ABS plastic
Utilizes magnetic charger

From this angle you can imagine using the Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

MARKETING AND AESTHETICS FOR FUN FACTORY VS. SATISFYER

GENDERED MARKETING SCORE:

Both companies are still mostly heteronormative in visuals and bring up “men/women” in various language, but Fun Factory is much more tasteful in how they do this. Additionally, Satisfyer applies a useless label of “suitable for: women” on their products, whereas Fun Factory simply tells you if a toy is anal safe or not, and then goes on to suggest various uses for a toy—such as saying “this can stimulate the prostate OR the g-spot.”

Satisfyer’s gendered bullshit in their marketing/manufacturer website made me want to go fucking batshit, but Fun Factory didn’t made me feel angry or bad, and it felt a lot more respectful overall so…Fun Factory wins easily.

OVERALL MARKETING SCORE:

Fun Factory wins this category as well. Fun Factory’s overall brand concept is extremely visually appealing to me, and I appreciate that their packaging is simple, gender-neutral, and just has a picture of the toy itself. Fun Factory’s primary marketing concerns are emphasizing their commitment to safe, high-quality materials. Their packaging just shows me the toy—thank you. This is blessedly simple and tells me everything I need to know.

This is in contrast to Satisfyer, which wastes a lot of time on their website talking about how their products have the most revolutionary designs (which are all stolen from other manufacturers) and produce the most amazing orgasms EVER!! Yeah, okay.

I also don’t like that Satisfyer’s packaging is centered around illustrations of sexy conventionally attractive women—just show me the fucking vibrator. I don’t need to see the sexy woman you’re suggesting I’m going to transform into after using your product.

Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

PRICE:

The Fun Factory G5 Tiger’s base retail price is $140. The Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine’s base price is $50. This is an enormous difference and makes the Tiger absolutely out of the question for many people. The Sunshine is a great budget pick, and its reasonable price tag makes this quality vibrator accessible to a much wider range of people, which is a huge thumbs up from me.

COLOR:

The Sunshine is available in yellow only. The Tiger is available in blue, “India red” (which to me looks magenta), purple, and an all black option. I really like all of the color options for both vibrators, but I do have a soft spot for how bright, fun, and unique the Sunshine is. You don’t see yellow vibrators that often—which is a shame, because they look great.

Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

ERGONOMICS AND DESIGN OF TIGER VS SUNSHINE VIBRATORS

CHARGING:

Both vibrators are rechargeable and use magnetic USB charging cables that attach to prongs on the plastic looped handle. The Tiger has slightly raised charging prongs, whereas the ones on the Sunshine lay flush against the handle’s surface. The Tiger’s charger is bright red, making it easy to identify. Additionally, the Tiger’s standard Fun Factory charger is compatible with other Fun Factory products.

Control panels of the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

HANDLE:

Both of these vibrators have looped handles, which are also home to their respective control panels and charging prongs. I greatly appreciate the looped handles on both vibrators from an accessibility standpoint, but I think the Tiger’s handle is better executed.

The entirety of the Tiger’s handle is constructed of sturdy plastic, and the interior loop of the handle is a reflective chrome, which is a nice touch. The Sunshine’s handle, meanwhile, is only partially plastic. The front/base part of the loop is a sturdy plastic, but the rear half of the loop is silicone, which makes it feel a lot less stable in use. As I mentioned in my review of the Sunshine, the place where the silicone and plastic connect in the loop feels kind of flimsy and makes me worried that the loop will eventually disconnect.

The Tiger wins this round because of its superior construction and stability. But, I cannot emphasize enough that with both vibrators, I’m ecstatic a looped handle exists in the first place. 

Handles of the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

CONTROLS:

I absolutely love the controls on the Tiger. The controls on the Sunshine, not so much.

On the Tiger, the buttons are made of a hard, raised plastic and are easy to locate by feel, in addition to being clearly understandable from a visual perspective. They’re easy to press and they remain lit up while the vibrator is in use. The positioning is intuitive and feels natural in use.

Fun Factory Tiger buttons

On the Sunshine, the buttons require more force to press and are more difficult to locate by feel. The flat, textured buttons are not easily differentiated from each other by touch, and visually they are also harder to differentiate from each other. I GREATLY prefer the controls on the Tiger, as they are overall more responsive and easier to use. The Sunshine is by no means unusable, but the control experience for me is a lot less pleasant. 

Controls on the Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

FEEL AND FEATURES OF FUN FACTORY G5 TIGER VS SATISFYER YUMMY SUNSHINE:

TEXTURE:

I spent way too much time sitting on my bed just holding and running my fingers over the Sunshine when it arrived, and that’s because I really do love its texture. The silicone is super smooth and a lot less prone to collecting lint cat hair than the Tiger, which is a magnet for attracting fuzz. Seriously, I blink at the Tiger and it becomes covered in hair and dust instantly.

Between the stimulating texture patterns of the Tiger and the Sunshine, I think both offer different experiences. The gentle, rippled texture of the Sunshine stands in contrast to the bolder, more pronounced texture of the Tiger’s “stripes,” which I would refer to as defined ridges rather than ripples.

Side by side texture comparison of the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

I like the texture of each vibrator equally, but for different reasons. In use, they offer pleasantly different experiences. The Sunshine is less intense and easier for days where my vagina can’t handle a lot of internal stimulation. Meanwhile, the Tiger is ideal for delivering more intensely textured internal stimulation.

Because of the smoother silicone of the Sunshine, I also think it’s easier for warming up with. The Tiger is a great toy, but its biggest drawback is that it sucks up lube quickly and has a draggy texture to its silicone that demands frequent reapplication of lube, which can be an annoying interruption during sex or masturbation. 

Close up of the tips on the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

FLEXIBILITY:

The Sunshine is fairly flexible, but when you bend it to a certain extent the hard body of the motor becomes very visible. With the Tiger, you can still tell where the motor is when you bend it to an extreme, but a thicker layer of silicone makes it much less visibly jarring and, in my opinion, speaks to the higher quality of design involved. Additionally, the Sunshine only really bends easily closer to the top of the toy. The Tiger is flexible and easy to bend throughout the length of its shaft.

NUB:

Both the Sunshine and Tiger have a minimal nub protruding from their shaft. It’s not meant to provide the type of targeted dual internal/external stimulation associated with rabbit vibrators, but it was clearly still placed there with the idea that it would provide something. With both designs, they’re only able to provide sufficient external stimulation if you have the kind of anatomy/genital configuration that happens to be compatible with this design.

For me, both nubs can provide clitoral stimulation, and both of the nubs have textured surfaces, which I like. However, the Tiger wins because the nub is more pronounced, larger, and overall has a better shape. The Tiger is also much better at transferring vibrations throughout the nub, meaning its nub overall provides much more stimulation than the Sunshine’s.

Close up of the nubs on the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

ANAL:

I have not used either of these vibrators anally. However, the Sunshine is fundamentally unsafe for anal use, as the protruding nub isn’t significant enough to prevent the vibrator from getting lost/sucked in/trapped in one’s anus during use.

The Tiger’s nub protrudes enough to make this toy safe for anal use, making it the de facto winner in this category. Fun Factory’s website also explicitly states the Tiger is safe for anal play, and suggests using the nub to facilitate perineal stimulation in conjunction with anal, namely prostate play. 

Perspective of the nubs on the Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

VIBRATIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF TIGER AND SUNSHINE VIBRATORS

SOUND:

The Sunshine is noticeably louder than the Tiger, although both vibrators are relatively quiet. On the lower vibration settings, the Sunshine makes a sad sputtering farting sound, and on some of the pattern settings it sounds like a cartoon alien spaceship getting ready to take off. 

I enlisted my partner to do a blind vibration test, and when I was standing behind them, before I could even place the vibrators to their skin, they immediately interrupted me to ask, “is the Tiger in your right hand?” And they were…absolutely right…

My partner could identify the Tiger simply by its sound, stating that it sounds a lot deeper and more rumbly than the Sunshine. 

But, while the timbre of vibration is different, both vibrators are polite additions to your bedroom, as neither of them make disruptive amounts of noise.

VIBRATIONS:

Both toys have a total of 6 vibration intensity settings. The Tiger is noticeably more powerful and consistently presents deeper, more rumbly vibrations than the Sunshine on every intensity setting. On the lowest setting, the Tiger’s vibrations are still rumbly, powerful, and transfer throughout the entire length of the toy. The Sunshine on its lowest setting struggles to transfer vibration throughout its entire length, and vibration is noticeably concentrated at its center point where the motor is–not so good seeing as it’s marketed as a g-spot toy.

When the vibrators are turned on, both start at the third intensity setting. Holding each vibrator in my hand on the third intensity setting, the vibrations of the Tiger are intense enough that I can feel them travel down through my wrist and into my forearm. The Sunshine’s vibrations, meanwhile, feel like they do not travel nearly as far. This feeling becomes even more pronounced in the 4th, 5th, and 6th intensity settings for each vibrator. The Tiger’s vibration is consistently much deeper and more rumbly, while the Sunshine is powerful, yet remains slightly tied to more surface level vibrations. 

I would say the maximum setting on the Sunshine is about the same strength as intensity setting #4 on the Tiger, with the maximum setting on the Tiger being significantly more powerful than any setting on the Sunshine. The nub on the Tiger is also much better at transmitting vibration, which I believe is a result of its more pronounced shape and the fact that it has a better shaped, more tapered tip to its nub. 

During the aforementioned blind vibration test, my partner affirmed that setting #4 on the Tiger was about the same as the maximum setting on the Sunshine, but that the Sunshine felt slightly more buzzy than the Tiger did even though they had about the same basic vibration strength. This isn’t to say that the Sunshine is a buzzy vibrator. It has powerful, rumbly vibrations in its own right—it’s just not QUITE as deep or rumbly as the Tiger.

Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

PATTERNS:

The patterns are where it becomes the most obvious (aside from visual similarity) that the Sunshine is trying really, really hard to knock off the Tiger. The patterns, conceptually, are identical, and of course originated in concept from the Tiger as the Tiger came first.

While the vibration patterns are the same conceptually, the quality in execution by the Tiger is unmatched. The vibration patterns on the Tiger have a higher quality of vibration, and add to the Tiger’s feeling of being a masterfully designed product. The patterns are targeted and concentrated. I’m not even a person who enjoys vibration patterns, but I can recognize that the patterns on the Tiger are exactly how patterns on a vibrator should be.

The Sunshine, meanwhile, has the exact same concepts for pattern settings as the Tiger, they’re just…not executed as well. I would be open to using a pattern setting on the Tiger to orgasm, but the Sunshine? Not so much. The Sunshine’s patterns are significantly less powerful and generate much more irritating noise than the Tiger’s patterns.

PERFORMANCE:

Here’s my very simple answer: I like both of these vibrators a lot. Honestly…I might say that I like the Sunshine a little bit more than the Tiger because I’m such a huge fan of its texture. It’s smooth, I don’t have to worry about the cat hair factor, and it’s made me squirt.

My partner, meanwhile, prefers the Tiger not only over the Sunshine, but over pretty much any other vibrator that we own. Without a doubt, I also enjoy the Tiger, but sometimes the ridges are a little too much for me. Certainly, they’re not too much once I get going, but the Tiger psychologically intimidates me sometimes. And okay, maybe the Tiger hasn’t made me squirt, but it HAS made me have an orgasm that was so intense I felt like I was seeing stars. I honestly like both!

If all my sex toys magically vanished due to a cruel fairy playing an evil trick on me, I would want to replace both of these toys. I don’t want to live in a world where I have one but not the other. I really, really, genuinely enjoy both. A lot.

Like, a LOT.

Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN BETWEEN THE FUN FACTORY G5 TIGER AND SATISFYER YUMMY SUNSHINE VIBRATORS:

I’ve been largely critical of the Sunshine in comparison to the Tiger in this review. But, please keep in mind that a lot of my criticisms are related to things like how the marketing is and how the buttons feel. These things aren’t necessarily important to everyone.

If you’re on a budget and just want a good vibrator, you probably aren’t going to justify spending an extra $90 to get the option with the more ergonomic handle. I got the Tiger because I was fortunate enough to have some “fun money” on hand at the time that I could justify splurging with. A Fun Factory toy is absolutely NOT an every day purchase. I’ve been daydreaming about the Volta for over a year now, but I can’t afford another $140 vibrator purchase. A lot of people never WILL be able to afford dropping $140 on a vibrator—and that’s where the Sunshine comes in.

The Sunshine, for $50, is an excellent vibrator. The Tiger is worth the $140 price tag, sure, but if you’re tight on income, you won’t be unhappy or dissatisfied by purchasing the Sunshine over the Tiger. Both vibrators are body safe, rechargeable, ergonomic, and boast strong, rumbly vibrations with multiple different intensity/pattern options. Is the Tiger the better vibrator? Yes, absolutely. But for its price category, the Sunshine is still a very good vibrator, and I do enthusiastically recommend it.

Both the Tiger and the Sunshine are fantastic vibrators. The Tiger has better construction and better, stronger vibration quality, but the Sunshine still stands firmly on its own as a great budget vibrator. The Sunshine is a vibrator I could recommend to pretty much anyone I know. Meanwhile, if I recommended the Tiger, my peers would laugh me out of the room for seriously thinking any of them would spend $140 on a sex toy.

WRAPPING UP MY THOUGHTS:

My honest opinion? If you’re debating between these two vibrators, try out the Sunshine first. If you really like the Sunshine and decide you want more intense vibrations, more fine-tuned patterns, or a more pronounced texture, then definitely get the Tiger. But if you’re not sure if you would enjoy a vibrator with this general shape to begin with, you should absolutely try out the Sunshine first.

I also strongly, strongly recommend the Sunshine as a “starter vibrator for beginners” because of the affordable price point and the way it works well as both an internal and an external vibrator. I really wish the Sunshine had been one of my first sex toys instead of the many disappointments I instead endured in my youth.

If money is no issue, you may as well get the Tiger. I would also recommend the Tiger if you struggle a lot with weakness in your hands/fingers, as the buttons are SO MUCH easier to press and the handle of the Tiger is a lot sturdier. That being said, though, the Sunshine isn’t TERRIBLE from an ergonomic standpoint—it’s just not as good.

Fun Factory Tiger and Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine

ONE LAST THOUGHT:

Both of these vibrators are great! I thoroughly enjoy both of them, and no matter which one you purchase, you won’t be disappointed. The Tiger is a high-end masterpiece of a vibrator, and the Sunshine is a great budget vibrator.

This review started off as a head to head showdown, but in many ways…it kind of ended as a draw.

You can buy a Fun Factory G5 Tiger here in blue from SheVibe! You can also get it in black from ShopEnby or Spectrum Boutique, or in purple from LoveHoney!

The Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine is only available in yellow, and is also available at SheVibe.

DISCLAIMER: I purchased the Fun Factory G5 Tiger and the Satisfyer Yummy Sunshine with my own money. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

 

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