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Amazon Echo Plus (2017)

Amazon Echo Plus (2017)
alaScore 95

187 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 28 expert reviews and 159 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is Dec 26, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 8359 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Plus

 

Amazon Echo Plus review: Not quite the smart home unifier that we were hoping for, so don't throw away your smart home hubs yet.

Easy to set up ; Routines and in-app smart device control ; Expanding range of Skills ; Clean audio and simple voice control

Poor sound compared to similarly-priced competition ; Can't use Zigbee switches and sensors

A neat attempt at unifying the smart home, but the Echo Plus needs a few improvements before it works perfectly.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review: Alexa, is this all you've got?

 

The Echo Plus is a minor upgrade over the original Echo, with slightly better sound. But its much-touted smart hub feature is pretty limited, and it's not a significant improvement overall for existing Echo owners.

Sounds better than the first Echo ; Has access to thousands of Alexa skills ; Slightly cheaper than before

Smart hub feature is pretty basic ; $100 Echo is a better deal ; Not a huge upgrade for first-gen Echo owners

In many ways, the Echo Plus feels like the true successor to the device that kicked off the whole smart speaker trend. But aside from a slight bump in sound quality and semi-useful smart hub integration, there's not much separating the two. It's pretty...

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

Amazon's Echo Plus blasts down the barrier to smart-home entry with the smartest home hub yet

Built-in smart home hub eliminates the need for a bridge between Alexa and your smart home devices ; Seamless pairing with Zigbee compatible smart lights, switches, and plugs ; Three color choices (black, white, and silver) available ; Multi-room audio...

Sound quality of speaker isn’t as rich as we’d hoped it would be ; Doesn’t allow you to connect to other Amazon devices linked to different household accounts

The Echo Plus is an all-in-one device that bridges your smart home products to the home assistant Alexa. We wish the speaker boasted better sound quality, but the Echo Plus is designed for a more streamlined smart home system and not to blow your...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Plus

 

The $150 Amazon Echo Plus is a very capable voice-assisted speaker that can't quite replace a dedicated hub if you're serious about smart home automation.

Integrated Zigbee automation hub. Audio has slightly more bass response than the standard Echo. Strong Wi-Fi reception.

Alexa app can't control smart home devices with as much granularity as dedicated apps.

Bottom Line: The $150 Amazon Echo Plus is a very capable voice-assisted speaker that can't quite replace a dedicated hub if you're serious about smart home automation.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Plus: is this a better choice than the main Echo?

 

If you want more than one Echo in your home, make sure this is the main one

Slightly better sound than the Echo ; Zigbee compliant ; Volume wheel

Need to ensure Zigbee compatibility ; If sound is important, pay more

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

Not what you'd call a class-leader, but the Amazon Echo Plus sounds good and it's smarter than your average speaker

Clear midrange ; Smooth treble ; Smart-hub capabilities ; Good amount of detail

Lacklustre bass ; Doesn’t provide full smart-home functions

A good-sounding product with more smarts than you can shake a stick at

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review: smart home 101

 

Smart home starter kit

Does all of the things the first Echo did for $30 less ; Can directly control smart home gadgets without a hub ; Makes it very easy to set up new smart home gadgets

Smart home support is still very limited ; Amazon’s other new Echo is even cheaper still ; Routines do not integrate other Amazon products well

Amazon is proud of the fact that it’s constantly iterating on and improving Alexa, and it’s likely that the Echo Plus’ smart home shortcomings with device compatibility and app limitations will be addressed with future updates. But right now, it’s a...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall, Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience

 

If you're looking to get Alexa into your home and want a standalone device, we'd recommend the Echo Plus over the second-gen Echo any day of the week.

Alexa is a leading light in smart devices ; Perfectly acceptable sound quality for daily listening ; Constantly expanding connections and functions ; Lower pricing is more attractive

Some software annoyances ; App needs some work ; Sound quality drops at higher volumes

With the second-gen Echo and the Echo Plus both being cheaper than the original Echo, Amazon is making the Echo universe more appealing to your wallet. The fact that you get more from the Plus than you did from the original Echo, for less money, is...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

The true all-rounder of the Echo family does it all - but do you actually need it?

Improved sound over other Echo devices ; Still the king of smart home skills ; Alexa is increasingly capable

Sonos One sounds better ; Design looks dated next to 2nd-gen Echo ; High price compared to other Echos

It’s technically the best Echo ever, but not actually the best Echo to buy

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo (2017) and Echo Plus hands-on review

 

Amazon's revamped its Echo line-up with two new speakers - and we've been hands-on with them

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display:N
Colour of product:Silver / White
Design:Tube
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:2-way
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:2.03
Woofer Diameter:6.3
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.35

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Card reader integrated:N
Hands-free mode:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/3.5 mm
Line-out:Y

Power

Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Internet Radio:Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:84
Height :235
Weight:954
Width:84