94points

Apple HomePod

76points

Google Home Max

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32 facts in comparison

Apple HomePod vs Google Home Max

Apple HomePod
Google Home Max

Why is Apple HomePod better than Google Home Max?

  • 4 more microphone(s)
    ?

    6vs2
  • Has AirPlay
    ?
  • Works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
    ?
  • Has a subwoofer
    ?
  • 63.87% less body volume
    ?

    3468.21cm³vs9598.773792000002cm³
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • 6 more drivers
    ?

    8vs2
  • 2.8kg lighter
    ?

    2.5kgvs5300g

Why is Google Home Max better than Apple HomePod?

  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Compatible with Google Assistant
    ?

Price comparison

Apple HomePod

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod AmazonApple AirPods Max - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$429.00
Apple HomePod 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)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Apple HomePod 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
Amazon logo
$19.99
Apple HomePod AmazonEve Room - Apple HomeKit Smart Home Indo...Eve Room - Apple HomeKit Smart Home Indoor Air Quality Monitor for Tracking VOC, Temperature, & Humidity
Amazon logo
$99.95
Apple HomePod AmazonRefoss Smart Light Bulbs Apple HomeKit -...Refoss Smart Light Bulbs Apple HomeKit - Color Changing Smart Bulbs Compatible with Siri, Alexa and Google Home, A19 LED Bulb, E26 Fitting, 2700K-6500K Dimmable, 9W 810 Lumens, 2 Pack
Amazon logo
$27.99
Apple HomePod AmazonThe Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Maste...The Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Master Your Apple Homepod With Tips, Shortcuts And Pictures
Amazon logo
$11.99
Apple HomePod AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
Amazon logo
$59.99
Apple HomePod AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$124.95
Apple HomePod Amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
Amazon logo
$189.95
Apple HomePod AmazonEcho Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart...Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
Amazon logo
$29.99

Google Home Max

ProductStorePrice
Google Home Max AmazonEcho Studio - High-fidelity smart speake...Echo Studio - High-fidelity smart speaker with 3D audio and Alexa
Amazon logo
$199.99
Google Home Max AmazonBose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth S...Bose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black
Amazon logo
$349.00
Google Home Max AmazonGoogle Nest Wifi -  AC2200 - Mesh WiFi S...Google Nest Wifi -  AC2200 - Mesh WiFi System -  Wifi Router - 4400 Sq Ft Coverage - 2 pack
Amazon logo
$209.00
Google Home Max Amazon[Official Made for Google] Wasserstein A...[Official Made for Google] Wasserstein Adjustable Stand Compatible with Google Nest Hub Max - Perfect Companion for Your Nest Hub Max (Charcoal)
Amazon logo
$27.99
Google Home Max AmazonEcho Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your E...Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo - requires compatible Echo device
Amazon logo
$129.99
Google Home Max AmazonFacebook Portal Plus - Smart Video Calli...Facebook Portal Plus - Smart Video Calling 15.6” Touch Screen Display with Alexa - Black
Amazon logo
$170.47
Google Home Max AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$124.95
Google Home Max AmazonThe Ridiculously Simple Guide to Google ...The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Google Home Hub: A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Smart Home
Amazon logo
$2.99
Google Home Max AmazonNETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Co...NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design
Amazon logo
$18.98

Features

1.has AirPlay
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.
2.has a mute function
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
3.supports pairing for stereo sound
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
4.works with Alexa
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
5.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.
6.can recognize individual voices
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
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.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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 a neodymium magnet
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
5.has a magnetic shielding
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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 stereo speakers
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.is DLNA-certified
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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.
7.supports Ethernet
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
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.
9.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
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

3468.21cm³

9598.77cm³

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
Apple HomePod
Google Home Max
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

2.5kg

5.3kg

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

142mm

152.4mm

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

172mm

187.9mm

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

142mm

335.2mm

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

Price comparison

Apple HomePod

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod AmazonApple AirPods Max - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$429.00
Apple HomePod 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)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Apple HomePod 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
Amazon logo
$19.99
Apple HomePod AmazonEve Room - Apple HomeKit Smart Home Indo...Eve Room - Apple HomeKit Smart Home Indoor Air Quality Monitor for Tracking VOC, Temperature, & Humidity
Amazon logo
$99.95
Apple HomePod AmazonRefoss Smart Light Bulbs Apple HomeKit -...Refoss Smart Light Bulbs Apple HomeKit - Color Changing Smart Bulbs Compatible with Siri, Alexa and Google Home, A19 LED Bulb, E26 Fitting, 2700K-6500K Dimmable, 9W 810 Lumens, 2 Pack
Amazon logo
$27.99
Apple HomePod AmazonThe Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Maste...The Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Master Your Apple Homepod With Tips, Shortcuts And Pictures
Amazon logo
$11.99
Apple HomePod AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
Amazon logo
$59.99
Apple HomePod AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$124.95
Apple HomePod Amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
Amazon logo
$189.95
Apple HomePod AmazonEcho Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart...Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
Amazon logo
$29.99

Google Home Max

ProductStorePrice
Google Home Max AmazonEcho Studio - High-fidelity smart speake...Echo Studio - High-fidelity smart speaker with 3D audio and Alexa
Amazon logo
$199.99
Google Home Max AmazonBose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth S...Bose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black
Amazon logo
$349.00
Google Home Max AmazonGoogle Nest Wifi -  AC2200 - Mesh WiFi S...Google Nest Wifi -  AC2200 - Mesh WiFi System -  Wifi Router - 4400 Sq Ft Coverage - 2 pack
Amazon logo
$209.00
Google Home Max Amazon[Official Made for Google] Wasserstein A...[Official Made for Google] Wasserstein Adjustable Stand Compatible with Google Nest Hub Max - Perfect Companion for Your Nest Hub Max (Charcoal)
Amazon logo
$27.99
Google Home Max AmazonEcho Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your E...Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo - requires compatible Echo device
Amazon logo
$129.99
Google Home Max AmazonFacebook Portal Plus - Smart Video Calli...Facebook Portal Plus - Smart Video Calling 15.6” Touch Screen Display with Alexa - Black
Amazon logo
$170.47
Google Home Max AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$124.95
Google Home Max AmazonThe Ridiculously Simple Guide to Google ...The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Google Home Hub: A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Smart Home
Amazon logo
$2.99
Google Home Max AmazonNETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Co...NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design
Amazon logo
$18.98

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