65points
70points

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

52points
66points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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55 facts in comparison

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) vs Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Why is Amazon Echo (4th Gen) better than Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 2 more drivers
    ?

    3vs1
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) better than Amazon Echo (4th Gen)?

  • 3 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs1
  • 2 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    3vs1
  • 84.72% less body volume
    ?

    421.44cm³vs2757.888cm³
  • 59.46% cheaper
    ?

    37.22 €vs91.8166041206224 €
  • 45mm narrower
    ?

    99mmvs144mm
  • 101mm thinner
    ?

    43mmvs144mm
  • 670g lighter
    ?

    300gvs970g
  • 34mm shorter
    ?

    99mmvs133mm

Price comparison

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
Amazon logo
$100
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Glacier White
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$100

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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$40
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Black Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker
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$40

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Features

1.supports pairing for stereo sound
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
2.works with Alexa
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
3.compatible with Google Assistant
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
5.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
6.has a mute function
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
7.can recognize individual voices
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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.
9.has Chromecast built-in
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
3.Has a passive radiator
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
4.has a subwoofer
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
5.has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
6.built-in subwoofer size

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds.
7.driver unit size

76.2mm

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
9.highest frequency

20000Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

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

General info

1.has an AUX input
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
2.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
4.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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.
6.Bluetooth version

5

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

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.
7.Has Bluetooth aptX
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
8.is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
9.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd 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.
2.megapixels (main camera)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.resolution

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.screen size

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen))

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.volume

2757.89cm³

421.44cm³

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

133mm

99mm

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

144mm

99mm

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

144mm

43mm

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.
9.weight

970g

300g

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

91.82 €

37.22 €

Updated on Sun Jan 23 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
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$100
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Glacier White
Amazon logo
$100

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

ProductStorePrice
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$40
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