A few years have passed since the first Echo device with Alexa assistant appeared. Since then, Amazon has evolved getting to have 7 Amazon Echo models today. In this comparison we review the characteristics of each of them, their functionality and main differences between them. Thanks to this variety of speakers, its functionalities and price ranges, there is surely an Amazon Echo that fits you perfectly. Which Amazon Echo with Alexa speaker should you buy? Let’s start!
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Echo Flex model is perfect for extending Alexa functionality to other rooms in the house. It has a built-in plug, so its installation is extremely simple. It also has a USB port to charge another device or plug an accessory such as a night light or motion sensor.
With several Echo Flex speakers installed in different rooms, it’s possible to use as an intercom system through Alexa. Like the rest of Echo speakers, this Echo Flex model allows you to control compatible Smart Home devices. It’s available on Amazon since November 14, 2019, making it the youngest member of this family of speakers.
It’s perfect: to have all the Alexa features in any room and at a very low price.
- Make any space a little smarter - This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home.
- Alexa is always happy to help - Manage your day. Get instant information. Check weather and traffic on your way out.
- Voice control your smart home - Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.
With this New Echo Dot model we are going to have a speaker with very good performance and also with a new, very attractive spherical design. Perfect for listening music and it is even possible to link two such devices to achieve excellent sound quality. We can ask Alexa to tell us the news, the weather, make calls or send messages in addition to hundreds of functions thanks to Alexa Skills.
This new model includes a new, more powerful processor that allows Alexa to learn with our interactions. For example, we can ask Alexa to set the light the way we like it or give it specific commands that we have taught it previously. Also the Alexa voice has been enhanced to make it look even more natural.
Amazon has also presented a design variant specifically for children. The fabric that covers the speaker is presented with animal designs to make it perfect combination with the decoration of a children’s room.
There is a version with a digital clock that will be perfect as an alarm clock. Control the Digital Home devices through voice in any room where you have this device. The New Echo Dot is available in three colors for the version without the clock, charcoal, glacier white and twilight blue. The clock model is available in two colors, glacier white and twilight blue.
It’s perfect: as an alarm clock to start every day with all the news, traffic, weather, etc…
- Meet the all-new Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
- Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
- Ready to help - Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
The Echo Show 5 model has a 5.5-inch smart touch display to show both the information we ask to Alexa and all multimedia entertainment. Its design is quite compact but the screen gives it great versatility. It’s possible to live view cameras that are compatible, watch Netflix or YouTube videos, and all just by asking Alexa.
It’s available in two colors, black and white, it has a camera for video calls that can be covered when we don’t use it with a small sliding tab, very useful for those worried about privacy. It also allows you to control compatible Smart Home devices, both through voice/Alexa and using the touch screen.
It’s perfect: to visualize all the information that we request to Alexa and to enjoy multimedia entertainment.
- Alexa can show you more – Compact 5.5” smart display ready to help manage your day, entertain at a glance, and connect you to friends and family.
- Made to fit your life – Cook along to step-by-step recipes. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Choose the clock face that fits your style best and glance at weather and traffic on your way out.
- Big entertainment – Ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
The main difference of this Echo Show 8 model with the previous model is the size of its screen. This have an 8-inch screen to enjoy entertainment and be able to review information requested to Alexa. In addition to the screen, it offers higher sound quality with an improved speaker.
It’s available in two colors, anthracite and light gray, the camera can also be covered in the same way as the previous model. It also allows you to control compatible Digital Home devices, both through voice and Alexa or using its touch screen.
It’s perfect: to better visualize all the information that we request to Alexa and enjoy multimedia entertainment.
- Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
- Connect with video calling and messaging - Call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
- Be entertained - Ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
This new Echo Show 10 model includes one of the biggest innovations presented this year. The 10-inch touchscreen device (similar to the size of any tablet) capable of following the user, rotating its screen, while interacting. This functionality, which for some people can be uncomfortable, is very useful for example when we are making video calls while we move, or seeing something on the screen that we want to continue seeing without losing any detail.
Its sound is of high quality and its omnidirectional design allows it to be heard perfectly from anywhere in the room. Thanks to its camera and its movement, it can be used as a video surveillance camera while we are not at home.
It is available in two colors, charcoal and glacier-white. It has a tower-type loudspeaker design that, as we said, helps the sound quality to be extraordinary. Its 2 tweeters and the woofer have a superior quality with Dolby technology. It also allows you to control digital home devices thanks to its ZigBee controller.
It’s perfect: as an entertainment device and video surveillance camera.
- This bundle contains the Echo Show 10 and Blink Mini.
- Alexa can show you even more - With a 10.1" HD screen that’s designed to move with you, video calls, recipes, and shows are always in view. The speakers deliver premium, directional sound.
- Smart home made simple - Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats.
With the denomination All-new Echo, is how Amazon named initially the third generation of its flagship Echo device. We are in front of a speaker with superior quality performance, hence its price too. With it you can enjoy high quality surround sound with Dolby technology, in addition to all the functionality of Alexa.
This New Echo has a more powerful processor than in the previous generation, called AZ1 Neural Edge, which is capable of supporting some of the new functionality that Amazon has announced. Among them a mode of operation in which we can incorporate Alexa into a conversation with several people without having to say “Alexa!” every time we want to interact with her.
Regarding the speakers, it incorporates a three-inch woofer and two tweeters, as well as Dolby Atmos technology. As the most powerful Echo Studio model, it is capable of detecting the acoustics of spaces and adapting the audio reproduction to them.
Amazon has given great importance in these new devices to the care of the environment. The New Echo consumes 20 times less than previous models, and despite being more powerful, it uses 85% less memory. In addition, the materials with which it is manufactured and its packaging are more respectful with the environment.
It is available in three colors, charcoal, glacier-white and twilight-blue. It also allows you to control compatible Smart Home devices.
It’s perfect: as a multimedia speaker to listen your favorite music just by asking Alexa.
- Premium sound - Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
- Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
- Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
The Echo Studio is the most expensive model of all Echo speakers. The main feature of this model is its extraordinary sound quality. It has a surround sound with 5 speakers that provide very powerful bass can be customized by midrange and treble also.
Obviously it has all Alexa functionality and also has a built-in Smart Home Zigbee device controller, to control compatible devices. This model is available on Amazon since November 2019.
It’s perfect: to use as the main speaker for any home theater system, and taking advantage of all the functionality of Alexa.
- Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth.
- Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions.
- Voice control your music - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, listen to 70 million songs in the highest quality audio formats available: HD, Ultra HD, and 3D formats like Dolby Atmos.