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Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini
alaScore 95

791 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 791 reviews of Google Home Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Home Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Google Home Mini

 

Google Home Mini review: Finally, an affordable way to have Google all over your house. Watch out, Amazon Echo Dot.

Good looks ; Affordable

No 3.5mm or Bluetooth audio output ; No top touch controls besides volume

An affordable way to have Google everywhere, but it’s far less flexible than the Amazon Echo Dot.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Home Mini review: Taking aim at the Echo Dot

 

The Google Home Mini is both affordable and capable -- for $49 it can pull up loads of information, control your music and videos and manage a wide variety of smarthome devices. Its tiny speaker sounds better than expected, though you probably won't...

Extremely affordable ; Does everything the bigger Google Home can do ; Manages many popular smarthome devices ; Speaker sounds pretty decent for its tiny size

Microphones aren't very good for voice calling ; Doesn't have as much third-party support as Amazon's Alexa ; Somehow still doesn't support professional Google accounts

There's no doubt that Google Home's capabilities have improved significantly over the past year. I called the original device "little more than a toy" last year, but now it's a legit competitor to Amazon's Echo and Alexa. The Echo might technically...

Oct, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (digitaltrends.com)

Google Home Mini review

 

Compact, yet powerful, the Google Home Mini is the best-sounding miniature smart speaker yet.

Individual voice recognition gives tailored responses ; Seamlessly integrates all the features of the Google platform ; Affordable, compact, and attractive ; Improved AI that responds quickly

Poor hands-free calling sound quality ; Spanish-speaking feature needs improvement

If you’re looking for a small, affordable home assistant, then the Google Home Mini is a great option. The small speaker is surprisingly loud and full sounding for its size, is able to understand voice commands from across the room, and integrates...

Expert review by : Ry Crist Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

The Google Home Mini is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot

 

It no longer matters which one came first. The Google Home Mini is ready to take its place alongside the Dot as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there.

The Google Home Mini puts all of the smarts of Google Assistant into a small and affordable package. The Mini sounds surprisingly good for its size and features a colorful design that can blend into your home's decor.

The Mini's touch controls aren't intuitive, it doesn't have a line-out jack like the Amazon Echo Dot, and the built-in Google Assistant still doesn't have quite as many features as the Dot's built-in assistant, Alexa.

The Google Home Mini stands tall as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there, along with the Amazon Echo Dot, but it doesn't do enough to supplant the Dot at the top of the list.

May, 2018

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

Google Home Mini review

 

A smart wireless speaker on a budget...

Affordable Google Assistant ; Chromecast compatibility ; Fine sound for speech radio

Sound quality is average for music ; No aux or Bluetooth output ; Device support could be better

There’s room for improvement with all AI devices, but the Home Mini does what it sets out to do in fine style

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Home Mini

 

The Google Home Mini smart speaker takes on Amazon's Echo Dot with a cute, fabric-covered design and Google Assistant smarts, but its lack of an audio out is a major bummer.

Inexpensive. Nice design. Better sound quality than the Echo Dot. Better at answering music-related queries than Alexa.

Lacks audio out. Google Home still offers less support for third-party services than Alexa.

When it comes to speakers, Google has the $50 Mini, the $129 Home, and the $399 Max. Google Assistant is also available on every recent Android phone, without you having to hunt down an app.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Google Home Mini review: chasing Dots

 

Google answers Amazon's small Echo with a tiny smart speaker of its own

Good sound quality for voice responses ; Attractive design ; Impulse purchase pricing

Fabric may not last long ; Limited audio output options ; Fewer smart home tricks than Amazon’s Alexa

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Google Home Mini

 

It has some limitations, but it works well as an extension for a Pixel or Google Home.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

Google Home Mini review

 

If you want something from the internet, you Google it. We've been doing it for decades — more than a trillion searches per year by Google's own estimates. Google is so good at it that it gets to be its own verb.

The Google Home Mini is a stylish-looking speaker with surprisingly strong sound quality. The Google Assistant is a capable Alexa competitor, especially thanks to its ability to search out detailed answers to a wide variety of questions.

There isn't much the Home Mini does that Alexa can't do, too. It also lacks a line out jack, and requires Chromecast Audio in order to connect with at external speaker setup.

The Google Home Mini is a great device, and a no-brainer for existing Google Home users -- but it isn't the Echo Dot-killer Google probably needs it to be.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton, Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker

 

There's nothing especially remarkable about Google Home Mini, except perhaps one thing: it does everything the bigger one, but is much, much smaller.

Attractive design ; Google Assistant delivers good responses to questions ; Growing support for third-party devices

Fabric won't clean easily ; No audio output ; Sound quality isn't great (but then it's not designed as a speaker for music ; Really)

There's nothing especially remarkable about Google Home Mini, except perhaps one thing: it does everything the bigger Home product does, but is much, much smaller.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Carbon / Grey
Design:Other
Housing material:Fabric, Plastic, Silicone
LED indicators:Y
Volume Control:Touch

Loudspeakers

Driver diameter:4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Audio formats supported:FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3,Vorbis,WAV
Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 6.0, Android 7.1, iOS 10.0, iOS 11.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Cord Length:1.5
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
USB charging port:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Power

DC input voltage:5
Input current:1.8
Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Housing colour:Grey
Wi-Fi:Y
Wireless Connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:98
Height :42
Weight:173
Width:98