82points

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

66points

Google Nest Mini

Comparison winner
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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29 facts in comparison

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) vs Google Nest Mini

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini

Why is Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) better than Google Nest Mini?

  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    4vs3
  • Works with Alexa
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?

Why is Google Nest Mini better than Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

  • Has AirPlay
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  • 4.29% less body volume
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    403.37cm³vs421.443cm³
  • 119g lighter
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    181gvs300g
  • 1mm thinner
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    42mmvs43mm
  • 1mm shorter
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    98mmvs99mm
  • 1mm narrower
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    98mmvs99mm
  • Compatible with Google Assistant
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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

Google Nest Mini

ProductStorePrice
Google Nest Mini AmazonOutlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest...Outlet Wall Mount Holder for Google Nest Mini and Google Home Mini, A Space-Saving Accessories with Cord Management for Google Mini Smart Speaker, No Messy Wires or Screws (2 Pack)
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$14.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonThe Nest Mini Backpack 2nd Gen 2019: The...The Nest Mini Backpack 2nd Gen 2019: The Simplest and Cleanest Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand for New Google Nest Mini - No Cord Wrapping Required - Designed in USA (White)
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$19.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonThe Mini Genie for Google Nest Mini (2nd...The Mini Genie for Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) | Multi-Pack Disc. | Lowest Profile | No Ugly Bulk | Vertical or Horizontal | Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand (White, 1-Pack)
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$7.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonGoogle Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Ala...Google Home Mini Stand Holder, Retro Alarm Clock Stand Mount Base Protective Case Compatible with Google Home Mini and Nest Mini(Black)
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$16.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonSPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Ge...SPORTLINK Pedestal for Nest Mini (2nd Gen) and Google Home Mini (1st Generation) Improves Sound Visibility and Appearance - A Must Have Mount Holder Stand for Nest Mini (2nd Gen)/ Google Mini (Black)
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$9.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonLANMU Outlet Wall Mount Holder Compatibl...LANMU Outlet Wall Mount Holder Compatible with Google Nest Mini, Plug Mount Bracket, Space-Saving Accessories - No Messy Wires (White)
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$8.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonCaremoo Google Nest Mini Wall Mount Hold...Caremoo Google Nest Mini Wall Mount Holder, Space-Saving Design Outlet Mount, Perfect Cord Management for Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation (White)
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$11.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonHomeMount Wall Mount for Google Home Min...HomeMount Wall Mount for Google Home Mini and Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen),Space-Saving Outlet Holder Accessories for Google Mini Voice Assistant (Black)
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$8.99
Google Nest Mini AmazonSnorlax Google Nest Mini Stand - Works w...Snorlax Google Nest Mini Stand - Works with 1st and 2nd Generation Google Home Mini & Nest Mini
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$16.99
Google Nest Mini AmazondoqxD Outlet Wall Mount for New Google N...doqxD Outlet Wall Mount for New Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation: Essentials Made for Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation - Fits Horizontal and Vertical Outlets (2-Pack, Frost White)
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$14.99

Features

1.has AirPlay
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest 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.
2.has a mute function
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
3.supports pairing for stereo sound
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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.works with Alexa
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
6.can recognize individual voices
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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)
Google Nest Mini
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)
Google Nest Mini
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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)
Google Nest Mini
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
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest 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 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest 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.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest 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.
4.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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)
Google Nest Mini
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.supports Ethernet
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
7.is DLNA-certified
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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.
8.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest Mini
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
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Google Nest 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.
2.volume

421.44cm³

403.37cm³

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)
Google Nest Mini
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

300g

181g

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

42mm

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

98mm

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

99mm

98mm

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

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