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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018)

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018)
alaScore 100

347 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews of Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Velasco (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now


The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock shares many of the outstanding features with past iterations, but now it gains the convenience of displaying the actual time and seeing it at a glance without forcing you to grab your smartphone from your...

LED clock is useful and versatile ; Physical buttons are easy to use ; Tons of Alexa Skills to add ; Diverse compatibility with smart homes

Distortion at higher volumes ; Can't cast from apps directly

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review


Amazon's third-generation Echo Dot puts on some weight and comes dressed in a warmer, more welcoming design. The result is a better-looking Alexa device with good enough sound quality to deserve being called a speaker. In our Amazon Echo Dot review, we...

Impressive full sound quality ; Inexpensive introduction to smart home control ; Alexa smarter than ever ; Improved aesthetic befitting modern home design ; Better microphone sensitivity

With this much sound, the new Echo Dot is more like an exclamation point

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (

All of Amazon's new Echo speakers reviewed


Amazon's new Echo Dot does everything the original did and sounds significantly better than before. If you prefer Alexa to the Google Assistant, the Echo Dot is a great way to add a smart speaker to your home.

Adds significant bass to an existing Echo speaker setup ; Pairing with other speakers is straightforward


But I don't imagine many people specifically buying pairs of the Echo Dot or Plus specifically for stereo music. Anyone thinking about that is likely considering better speakers than Amazon sells. This all makes the existence of the Echo Sub even more...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa's best Dot yet plays defense


At the same irresistible price, it looks and sounds better than ever. But can it slow Google's growing momentum?

The new Echo Dot looks and sounds better than ever, and now you can pair two together for stereo audio. The ongoing space race between Alexa and Google Assistant means it'll keep getting a steady stream of new features. Best of all: It's still just $50.

It doesn't come in any fun colors like the Home Mini does, and it doesn't feature any new hardware tricks, either. Aside from the new look and the stronger sound, it's just the same Dot as before.

This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review: A big step up in terms of design and musicality


The new third-generation Echo Dot delivers better audio performance than the Google Home Mini.

A very inexpensive voice-powered smart home controller ; Best sounding audio in its class ; Pretty industrial design

It’s still not a speaker I’d recommend for critical music listening ; $10 more expensive than the 2nd-gen model if you don’t care about its musicality ; Google Home Mini offers tighter integration with Android smartphones

If you’re buying your first smart speaker and you’re mostly interested in controlling your smart home devices and retrieving news, weather forecasts, and other information from the internet, save yourself 10 bucks and buy the second-generation Echo Dot...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review: This chatty, Alexa-powered playmate keeps tykes entertained and engaged


If you're looking for an alternative to unleashing your kids on an iPad when you need a break, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes for an attentive and engaging companion.

Easy to set up ; Robust parental controls ; Massive library of books, games, and skills

Explicit language filter let a bad word through (once) ; Misheard voice commands occasionally led to frustration

My daughter declared the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition a keeper, and I’m inclined to agree. Entertaining without becoming disruptive, educational without veering into boring territory, the Echo Dot Kids Edition managed to keep my easily distracted...

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: The display—limited as it is—justifies the $10 upcharge


Love is never having to say, “Alexa, what time is it?”

You’ll never need to say, “Alexa, what time is it?” ; Display is easy to see, even in direct sunlight ; Pretty industrial design

The Nest Mini is the better small smart speaker for music ; Costs $10 more than the Echo Dot without a display ; Can’t display indoor temperature

If you already have a clock in the room where you intend to deploy an Echo smart speaker, there’s no significant advantage to be gained by spending an extra $10 to buy the Echo Dot with Clock—unless you find the temperature, timer countdown, and volume...

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (

Amazon Echo Dot Review (3rd Generation)


With the proliferation of Alexa in all kinds of devices, support has pushed the assistant to grow increasingly self-sufficient, lessening the need for additional hubs with Echo devices. So, by its third generation, is the Echo Dot truly all you need?

Inexpensive, currently selling for $30 alone and even less in bundles ; Best audio among mini smart speakers, 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth to supplement ; Backed by Amazon’s leading, largest skill and device library ; More refined home décor look compared...

Axing microUSB power makes device and plug more proprietary ; Alexa still lags behind Google Assistant in answering a broader set of queries and doing so more accurately

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review: Great Looks, Greater Sound


With a nicer design and vastly improved audio, the third-generation Echo Dot is Amazon's best, cheapest speaker yet.

If I had to nitpick, I'd mention that you can no longer add a cover to the Dot's exterior to change its look. Other than that, for the price, the Echo Dot is a practically perfect smart speaker.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock Review


The Amazon Echo Dot with Clock makes it easy to see the time and packs punchy sound in a small, familiar package.

I'm willing to spend $60 for the Echo Dot with Clock because the LED display makes the speaker a better device and gives it an advantage over other budget smart speakers. It might not provide the biggest sound, but you get all of the Alexa features...

Oct, 2019

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