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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018)

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

330 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 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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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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel Caleb Denison (

Amazon Echo Dot review


Compact and unobtrusive ; Connects to any audio system ; Far-field voice recognition ; Constantly evolving functionality

On-board sound is weak

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 : 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.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : David Ludlow David Ludlow (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review | Trusted Reviews


Better looking, louder and clearer than the previous model, the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is an improvement in every way over the previous model.

Clear and loud audio ; 3.5mm and Bluetooth audio outputs ; Same price as old model ; Improved design

No longer USB-powered ; Not ideal for music

While the previous Echo Dots were cheap ways to extend smart home control all over your home, they weren't the most attractive devices and had weedy sounds. The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) as a vast improvement on the originals, even though it costs...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) review


The most enticing way to bring Alexa into your home

Clear, solid sound ; Improved Alexa capabilities ; Budget price

Alexa intelligence is limited

For not a lot of money you get a whole load of smart voice functionality and decent sound

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Amazon Echo Dot review (third-gen 2018): This changes everything


Amazon's new Echo Dot is an upgrade on the previous model, but the new Echo Input takes away some of its potential purchasers.

Alexa voice-control and all the smarts that brings ; Hugely improved sound quality ; Affordable

Potentially undercut by Echo Input (if you're just looking for an Alexa controller ; Not speaker)

Increasingly smart, better sounding audio and a stronger design than before: the Amazon Echo Dot is the easy access point for Alexa's skills and voice control, whether as a first Echo device, or an expansion in a growing system.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) review


According to Amazon, the Amazon Echo Dot, which is now available in its third (and best) iteration, is the best-selling speaker of all-time.  This impressive little smart speaker makes calls almost anywhere in your country of residence, gives you...

Small, fabric design Easy setup and integration Clear call quality Improved Alexa app

No auxiliary cable included Sound quality isn’t quite there

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) is a surprising product. It's small, but it offers a gateway into the world of the smart home and improved audio over its previous models, as well as the Google Home Mini.

Sep, 2019

Price comparison for Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen. 2018)

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