Echo vs Echo Plus
We review the main differences between the two most similar Amazon Echo models, the so-called New Echo by Amazon (or 3rd Generation) and the Echo Plus. Both models incorporate the virtual assistant Alexa.
In this comparison Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus we describe the characteristics of each of them, their functionality and main differences. So you can choose the Amazon Echo device with Alexa that best fits you. In this other link you can see a comparison of all Amazon Echo devices.
ECHO vs ECHO PLUS COMPARISON CHART
|Main Feature||Alexa with high quality sound.||Speaker with integrated smart home controller.|
|Speakers||76mm (3″) Neodymium Woofer and 20mm (0.8″) Tweeter||76mm (3″) Neodymium Woofer and 20mm (0.8″) Tweeter|
|Input/Output||3,5mm Input/Output||3,5mm Input/Output|
|Built-in Zigbee hub for Smart Home devices control||–||Yes|
|List Price||From $99,99 & FREE Shipping||From $149,99 & FREE Shipping|
Echo (3ª Generation)
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.
It is available in four colors, black, white, light blue and dark gray. Its tower-shaped design helps make the sound quality extraordinary with a 360 degree orientation. 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.
Main differences with Echo Plus: Both devices visibly look very similar. This Amazon Echo differs mainly in two functionalities:
✖ It does not have a temperature sensor.
✖ There is no Zigbee controller for digital home.
This Echo Plus model, very similar to the previous Echo speaker, provides in addition an integrated Zigbee Smart Home controller that allows you to control all compatible devices. It also has an integrated temperature sensor and better sound quality than the All-new Echo.
It’s available in three colors, anthracite, light gray and dark gray. It also has a tower shaped design that helps make the sound quality extraordinary with the same 360 degree orientation as the previous model. This speaker has superior quality with Dolby technology.
It’s perfect: also as a multimedia speaker and to control Smart Home devices compatible with Zigbee.
Main differences with Echo: In summary, although both devices visibly look very similar, this Amazon Echo Plus differs mainly in two functionalities:
✔ It has a temperature sensor.
✔ It has Zigbee controller for digital home.