81points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

45points

Google Home Mini

Comparison winner
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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31 facts in comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) vs Google Home Mini

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home Mini

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) better than Google Home Mini?

  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    4vs2
  • Works with Alexa
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  • Can recognize individual voices
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?

Why is Google Home Mini better than Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

  • 4.29% less body volume
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    403.37cm³vs421.443cm³
  • 127g lighter
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    173gvs300g
  • 1mm thinner
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    42mmvs43mm
  • 1mm shorter
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    98mmvs99mm
  • 1mm narrower
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    98mmvs99mm
  • Has Chromecast built-in
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  • Compatible with Google Assistant
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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
Amazon logo
$19.99
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Black Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker
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$19.99

Google Home Mini

ProductStorePrice
Google Home Mini AmazonOutlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest...Outlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest Mini and Google Home Mini, A Space-Saving Accessories with Cord Management for Google Mini Smart Speaker, No Messy Wires or Screws (2 Pack)
Amazon logo
$14.99
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Ala...Google Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Alarm Clock Stand Mount Base Protective Case Compatible with Google Home Mini and Nest Mini (White)
Amazon logo
$16.99
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Wall Mount Holder, Care...Google Home Mini Wall Mount Holder, Caremoo Space-Saving Design AC Outlet Mount, Perfect Cord Management for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (White, 1 Pack)
Amazon logo
$8.99
Google Home Mini AmazonSPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Ge...SPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Gen) and Google Home Mini (1st Generation) Improves Sound Visibility and Appearance - A Must Have Mount Holder Stand for Nest Mini (2nd Gen)/ Google Mini (Black)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Google Home Mini AmazonOutlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Home...Outlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Home Mini (1st Genernation), A Space-Saving Accessories for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (White)
Amazon logo
$6.99
Google Home Mini AmazonKeyEntre Owl Shape Smart Home Guard Owl ...KeyEntre Owl Shape Smart Home Guard Owl Statue Crafted Guard Station for Google Home Mini Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Dot 2rd/ 3rd/4rd Generation Station Clean Space Saving Guard Holder Guard Station
Amazon logo
$21.99
Google Home Mini AmazonOdd-on Caat - Adorable Cat Stand for Goo...Odd-on Caat - Adorable Cat Stand for Google Home Mini (1st Gen) and Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) | (Black)
Amazon logo
$25.00
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Wall Mount Holder,Updat...Google Home Mini Wall Mount Holder,Update Space-Saving Design AC Outlet Mount, Perfect Cord Management for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (1 Pack White)
Amazon logo
$9.98
Google Home Mini AmazonJOT Portable Battery Base for Google Hom...JOT Portable Battery Base for Google Home Mini (Carbon)
Amazon logo
$39.95
Google Home Mini AmazonMount Genie Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd ...Mount Genie Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Gen) and Google Home Mini (1st Gen) | Improves Sound and Appearance | Cleanest Mount Holder Stand for Mini (Charcoal)
Amazon logo
$11.99

Features

1.has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home Mini
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home Mini
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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 magnetic shielding
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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.).
6.has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

General info

1.has an AUX input
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home 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)
Google Home Mini
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.supports Ethernet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home Mini
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
7.is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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.
8.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home Mini
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Home 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

403.37cm³

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)
Google Home Mini
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

300g

173g

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

42mm

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

98mm

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

99mm

98mm

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

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
Amazon logo
$19.99
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Black Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker
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$19.99

Google Home Mini

ProductStorePrice
Google Home Mini AmazonOutlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest...Outlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest Mini and Google Home Mini, A Space-Saving Accessories with Cord Management for Google Mini Smart Speaker, No Messy Wires or Screws (2 Pack)
Amazon logo
$14.99
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Ala...Google Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Alarm Clock Stand Mount Base Protective Case Compatible with Google Home Mini and Nest Mini (White)
Amazon logo
$16.99
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Wall Mount Holder, Care...Google Home Mini Wall Mount Holder, Caremoo Space-Saving Design AC Outlet Mount, Perfect Cord Management for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (White, 1 Pack)
Amazon logo
$8.99
Google Home Mini AmazonSPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Ge...SPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Gen) and Google Home Mini (1st Generation) Improves Sound Visibility and Appearance - A Must Have Mount Holder Stand for Nest Mini (2nd Gen)/ Google Mini (Black)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Google Home Mini AmazonOutlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Home...Outlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Home Mini (1st Genernation), A Space-Saving Accessories for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (White)
Amazon logo
$6.99
Google Home Mini AmazonKeyEntre Owl Shape Smart Home Guard Owl ...KeyEntre Owl Shape Smart Home Guard Owl Statue Crafted Guard Station for Google Home Mini Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Dot 2rd/ 3rd/4rd Generation Station Clean Space Saving Guard Holder Guard Station
Amazon logo
$21.99
Google Home Mini AmazonOdd-on Caat - Adorable Cat Stand for Goo...Odd-on Caat - Adorable Cat Stand for Google Home Mini (1st Gen) and Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) | (Black)
Amazon logo
$25.00
Google Home Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Wall Mount Holder,Updat...Google Home Mini Wall Mount Holder,Update Space-Saving Design AC Outlet Mount, Perfect Cord Management for Google Home Mini Voice Assistant (1 Pack White)
Amazon logo
$9.98
Google Home Mini AmazonJOT Portable Battery Base for Google Hom...JOT Portable Battery Base for Google Home Mini (Carbon)
Amazon logo
$39.95
Google Home Mini AmazonMount Genie Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd ...Mount Genie Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Gen) and Google Home Mini (1st Gen) | Improves Sound and Appearance | Cleanest Mount Holder Stand for Mini (Charcoal)
Amazon logo
$11.99

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