44points

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

32points

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) vs Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) better than Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)?

  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs3
  • Can recognize individual voices
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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 11mm shorter
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    89mmvs100mm

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) better than Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)?

  • 8.12% larger speakers
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    1 x 1.73"vs1 x 1.6"
  • 3mm bigger driver unit
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    44mmvs41mm
  • 11mm thinner
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    89mmvs100mm

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Features

supports pairing for stereo sound
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
works with Alexa
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
compatible with Google Assistant
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
has Chromecast built-in
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
has Spotify Connect
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the speaker from the Spotify app on another device (when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network).
supports Matter
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Matter is a standard for smart home devices. It is backed by various tech companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Samsung. The goal is to allow devices to be used across different systems, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues.
has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Sound quality

Size of speakers

1 x 1.6"

1 x 1.73"

Larger speakers usually produce better sound than smaller speakers.
has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Has a passive radiator
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
has a subwoofer
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
highest frequency

20000Hz

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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
lowest frequency

20Hz

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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

General info

has an AUX input
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
warranty period

1 years

1 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.
Bluetooth version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen))

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
has aptX
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
supports Ethernet
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Design

control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
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.
volume

890cm³

890cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
height

89mm

100mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
width

100mm

100mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
thickness

100mm

89mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
weight

328g

340g

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.
has a touch screen
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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