The biggest showdown since Rocky fought Drago. Google Home vs Amazon Echo, let’s do this.
|Google Home||Amazon Echo|
|Release Date||06 April 2017
Google haven’t been as fast getting into position but that’s not such a bad thing in this case.
|28 September 2016
Amazon went on the first whistle and it’s paying off. They’re well established as the market leaders.
|Looks||Short and stylish, looks like some kind of fancy candle.
The top half is a white colour, the bottom half is grey but the colour can be changed, there are 6 colours available.
|Tall and sleek, look’s very futuristic.
Comes in black or white.
|Integrations & Accessories||
|Technical Specs||802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi.
High excursion speaker with 2″ driver + dual 2″ passive radiators delivers clear highs and rich bass.
|802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi.
2.5″ woofer delivers a deep base response and 2.0″ tweeter allows the device to produce a crisp clear note.
|Dimensions and Weight||Diameter: 3.77″
Weight: Between 57g and 90g depending on the base you have.
|Intelligence||The Home wins this one. AI is a strong suit of Googles, it’s what they do so it’s no surprise that this one is a clear win to Google. The Home can understand complex questions and is able to follow up whatever you were talking about previously with further questions, it’s as if you’re having a conversation with a real person.||The Echo is certainly intelligent but it can’t stand up to Google’s mighty effort. Although the Echo tries it doesn’t seem to understand some of the more in-depth complicated questions that Home can. Although Echo can make shopping easier than Home can.|
|More Info||Googles Website||Amazons Website|
It’s too close to call a winner here. They both put up a great fight, if I had to split hairs and pick one I’d go for the Amazon Echo but I’d be interested to see if this is still going to be so close in a years’ time when both devices are well established.
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