81points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

82points

Apple HomePod Mini

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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30 facts in comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) vs Apple HomePod Mini

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) better than Apple HomePod Mini?

  • Works with Alexa
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Can recognize individual voices
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 47.84% less body volume
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    421.44cm³vs807.965763cm³
  • 45g lighter
    ?

    300gvs345g
  • 54.9mm thinner
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    43mmvs97.9mm

Why is Apple HomePod Mini better than Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

  • Has AirPlay
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  • Works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
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  • Has Dolby Atmos
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  • Has a passive radiator
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 14.7mm shorter
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    84.3mmvs99mm
  • 1.1mm narrower
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    97.9mmvs99mm

Price comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) AmazonEcho Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release) - Smart...Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
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$19.99
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Black Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker
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$19.99

Apple HomePod Mini

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonV-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, O...V-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, Outlet Mount Stand Hidden Cable Management for Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker Shelf Without Messy Wires Excellent Space Saving Punch-Free 2-Pack White
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$19.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet She...Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet Shelf Holder,Outlet-Shelves Power Perch with Built-in Cable Management,A Space Saving Solution for Google Home/Echo/Electric Toothbrush (White,Standard)
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$9.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonTopMade Table Holder Stand for Apple Hom...TopMade Table Holder Stand for Apple HomePod Mini, Base Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Compatible with HomePod Speaker Desktop Stand Bracket Scratch-Free Anti Slip Pad for Hompod Mini, Save Space,Black
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$12.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag
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$29.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle B...Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle Brown
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$31.85
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Pencil
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$79.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonPortable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetoo...Portable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Pairing Loud Wireless Mini Speaker, 360 HD Surround Sound & Rich Stereo Bass,24H Playtime, IP67 Waterproof for Travel, Outdoors, Home and Party
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$30.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Charcoal
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$59.99
Apple HomePod Mini Amazonbalolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini...balolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini (Black Walnut)
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$34.90
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonNew Apple AirPods Pro
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$197.00

Features

1.has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
3.supports pairing for stereo sound
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
It is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.
5.works with Alexa
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
The smart speaker can be set to monitor your home for sounds such as glass breaking or a smoke alarm. If these sounds are detected, it will send a notification to your mobile device. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
7.can recognize individual voices
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows users to stream entertainment and apps from their phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.
9.compatible with Google Assistant
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Sound quality

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2.has a subwoofer
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
4.has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.Has a passive radiator
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.has a magnetic shielding
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

General info

1.has an AUX input
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
4.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.supports Ethernet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
7.is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
2.volume

421.44cm³

807.97cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
3.has a touch screen
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

300g

345g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.thickness

43mm

97.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
6.height

99mm

84.3mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.width

99mm

97.9mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

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