81points
100points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

60points
51points

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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35 facts in comparison

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

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

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

  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    4vs1
  • 2 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    3vs1
  • 52.65% less body volume
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    421.44cm³vs890cm³
  • 66.68% cheaper
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    19.99 €vs59.99 €
  • 28g lighter
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    300gvs328g
  • 57mm thinner
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    43mmvs100mm
  • 1mm narrower
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    99mmvs100mm

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

  • 10mm shorter
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    89mmvs99mm

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

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonEcho Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart...Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$29.99
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (4th generation) Intern...All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) International Version | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$49.99
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (4th generation) Intern...All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) International Version | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$49.99
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Charcoal Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen ...Amazon Charcoal Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen with Speaker
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$49.99

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Features

1.has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.supports pairing for stereo sound
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
3.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
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.
5.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
6.works with Alexa
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
7.can recognize individual voices
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
9.compatible with Google Assistant
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
4.has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
6.has a magnetic shielding
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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.).
7.has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
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)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.
4.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
7.supports Ethernet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
8.is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.Has Bluetooth aptX
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Dot (4th 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.volume

421.44cm³

890cm³

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

300g

328g

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

100mm

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

89mm

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

99mm

100mm

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

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

19.99 €

59.99 €

Updated on Sun Dec 05 2021
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 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

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonEcho Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart...Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$29.99
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (4th generation) Intern...All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) International Version | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$49.99
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (4th generation) Intern...All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) International Version | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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$49.99
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$49.99

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