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Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini
alaScore 99

753 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 753 reviews of Google Home Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Google Home Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Google Home Mini review

 

Mini sound, fully functional

Plays nicely with Google Cast products ; Offers Bluetooth support ; IoT-friendly ; Incredible value

Sound performance is weak

For those looking to buy into Google’s smart home ecosystem, the Home Mini is the cheapest way of buying into the Assistant yet. While it is a good value for the price, its poor sound performance makes it a better desk buddy than a standalone speaker....

Mar, 2018

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

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

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 ; Improved AI that responds quickly ; Compact and attractive

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...

Feb, 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 : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Home Mini review: Google's new smart speaker is only £35

 

Google's compact smart speaker offers a cheap gateway into a smart home utopia, and it's currently only £35

Affordable ; Stylish design with touch controls ; Integrated Google Assistant and speaker

No 3.5mm jack output

On its own, though, is it better than Echo Dot? The answer to that question is ultimately a no and that’s purely down to the ecosystem. Alexa as a system is not only more mature with more capabilities, but it also has wider support amongst third-party...

Dec, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Home Mini review

 

Echo might be better known, but Google Home is the better device. Now there's a mini version at an unbeatable price. We explain why this smart speaker should be top of your Christmas list in our Google Home Mini review.

We're clearly big fans of the Google Assistant, and any device that makes it more accessible to the masses is well worth a second look in our book. If budget was no option then the standard Google Home offers significantly better audio quality, but for...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Google Home Mini review

 

This voice-controlled doughnut of power is a genuine Echo Dot rival

Fluffy, friendly design ; Sounds better than an Echo Dot ; Just as knowledgeable as bigger Home ; Strong smart home support ; Recognises the voices of up to six people and gives personalised replies ; Good value

Doesn't have a 3.5mm line-out or have Bluetooth out ; Touch buttons on the top have been disabled ; Still favours Google services over others ; Echo still more versatile for music and shopping

The friendliest and most knowledgeable mini smart speaker around, but the Echo Dot remains the better all-rounder

Oct, 2017

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

Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Google Home Mini review: It doesn’t outdo the Dot

 

But Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Dot couldn't have come soon enough.

Pretty design ; Google Assistant is more sophisticated than Amazon’s Alexa ; Low price makes it easy to deploy in multiples

Lousy for music reproduction ; Compared to Amazon's Echos, Google Home devices aren’t as broadly compatible with third-party products ; Can be paired only with Google Cast-enabled devices

As I said up top. If you’re already using a Google Home, buying one or more Google Home Minis is a no-brainer. Once you have a voice-controlled digital assistant in one room, you’ll want them all over the house. If you already have one, the Google Home...

Oct, 2017