43points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

64points

Apple HomePod Mini

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40 facts in comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) vs Apple HomePod Mini

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) better than Apple HomePod Mini?

  • 47.84% less body volume
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    421.44cm³vs807.965763cm³
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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  • 45g lighter
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    300gvs345g
  • 54.9mm thinner
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    43mmvs97.9mm

Why is Apple HomePod Mini better than Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

  • Has a passive radiator
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has AirPlay
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  • 1.1mm narrower
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    97.9mmvs99mm
  • 14.7mm shorter
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    84.3mmvs99mm

Price comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) AmazonEcho Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with ...Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
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$24.99
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$39.99

Apple HomePod Mini

Buy used:

$70.00

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$18.99
Apple HomePod Mini 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/Speakers/Electric Toothbrush (White, Decora)
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$9.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonTopMade Table Holder Stand for HomePod M...TopMade Table Holder Stand for HomePod Mini, Speaker Base Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Compatible with Apple HomePod Mini Desktop Stand Bracket Scratch Free Anti Slip Pad, Space Saving Speaker Stand
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$12.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonAIRSPO Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount Stu...AIRSPO Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount Sturdy Speaker Wall Mount Holder for Homepod Mini Space Saving Solution with Cable Management (White, 2 Pack)
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$19.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle B...Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle Brown
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$29.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Pencil
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$94.88
Apple HomePod Mini Amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
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$189.98
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirPods Max - Sky Blue
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$489.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Charcoal
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$99.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirPods Pro
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$197.00

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Design

1.volume

421.44cm³

807.97cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
2.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.
3.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.
6.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
7.weight

300g

345g

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.
8.Has a remote control
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
9.width

99mm

97.9mm

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

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a subwoofer
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.Has a passive radiator
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
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 noise-canceling microphone
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
6.has a magnetic shielding
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.).

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.
6.has a 3.5mm male connector
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.
8.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod 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.
9.has an external memory slot
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has a radio
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.has voice commands
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
5.has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has a sleep timer
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
7.Has voice prompts
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Apple HomePod Mini
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) AmazonEcho Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with ...Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
Amazon logo
$24.99
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) pricegrabberAmazon Black Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker
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$39.99

Apple HomePod Mini

Buy used:

$70.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini 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
$18.99
Apple HomePod Mini 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/Speakers/Electric Toothbrush (White, Decora)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonTopMade Table Holder Stand for HomePod M...TopMade Table Holder Stand for HomePod Mini, Speaker Base Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Compatible with Apple HomePod Mini Desktop Stand Bracket Scratch Free Anti Slip Pad, Space Saving Speaker Stand
Amazon logo
$12.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonAIRSPO Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount Stu...AIRSPO Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount Sturdy Speaker Wall Mount Holder for Homepod Mini Space Saving Solution with Cable Management (White, 2 Pack)
Amazon logo
$19.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle B...Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle Brown
Amazon logo
$29.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Pencil
Amazon logo
$94.88
Apple HomePod Mini Amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
Amazon logo
$189.98
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirPods Max - Sky Blue
Amazon logo
$489.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Charcoal
Amazon logo
$99.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirPods Pro
Amazon logo
$197.00

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