Compare Echo Dot 4th Gen and Google Home Mini

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Echo Dot 4th Gen
Google Home Mini

General information


model name

Smart Speaker

release date

2020-10-22

brand

Amazon

generation

4th Generation

device full name

Alexa Echo Dot 4th Generation Smart Speaker

colors

Charcoal
Glacier White
Twilight Blue

model name

Smart Speaker

release date

2017-10-19

brand

Google

generation

4th Generation

device full name

Google Home Mini Smart Speaker

colors

Aqura
Charcoal
Chalk
Coral

Pricing


Average Price*

$34.99

where to buy

Amazon

* subject to change with the market trend

Average Price*

$34.99

where to buy

Best Buy

* subject to change with the market trend

Size and weight


width

3.9 inches

height

3.5 inches

depth

3.9 inches

weight

341.3 g

width

3.85 inches

height

1.65 inches

depth

3.85 inches

weight

172.3 g

Accessibility Features


integration

Amazon Alexa

app features

Alexa App

integration

Google Assistant

app features

Google Home App

Connectivity


Wi-Fi

Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks

bluetooth

Available

Wi-Fi

Wireless N

bluetooth

4.1

System Requirements


android

Compatible

iOS

Compatible

android

Compatible

iOS

Compatible

Audio


audio quality

Better

speaker size

1.6” speaker

line in out

3.5 mm line out

dolby technology

Availalble

audio quality

Good

speaker size

2 far-field microphones

line in out

-

dolby technology

Not Available

Setup Technology


description

Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter

description

WiFi simple setup

Reasons to Buy


  • Affordable
  • Attractive design
  • 3.5mm output
  • Good value
  • can be paired
  • frequently discounted
  • Improved Alexa responses
  • Nice design
  • Affordable
  • Great audio quality for size
  • Manages many popular smart home devices

Reasons to Avoid


  • Only a cosmetic change from previous model
  • Weak bass
  • Microphones aren't very good for voice calling
  • Fewer smart home tricks than Amazon's Alexa
  • Can't pair with Bluetooth speakers and no line-out
  • Hard to see status lights from across room