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Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen, 2020)

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen, 2020)
alaScore 95

23 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen, 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and usability. The design and sound also get good reviews, whereas the mids quality and bass quality get negative views.

price, sound, design, usability, size

bass quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen, 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Velasco (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: Growing up to set the benchmark


Amazon's smallest smart speaker has undergone a radical change, so will the Echo Dot's (4th Gen) new design be enough to garner attention over the competition?

Charming new design ; Great audio quality for its size ; Alexa Guard protection ; Affordable cost

LED clock should be default

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan Will Greenwald Will Greenwald Will Gr (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Review


The fourth-generation Echo Dot speaker doesn't offer particularly impressive sound quality, but for $50, it's still the best basic gateway to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Only a cosmetic change from previous model ; Weak bass

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Review – Sphere of Influence


Alexa is getting a fresh wardrobe for 2020, and the new Echo Dot (4th Gen) is going spherical just like its bigger Echo sibling. As always, the pitch is fairly straightforward: at $49.99, the Echo …

Alexa functionality keeps getting better ; Affordable way to add Alexa to a new room ; Slight improvement in audio quality ; Clock display is very useful

Less discreet than 3rd Gen Echo Dot ; No line-in or smart home hub support ; Last-gen Echo Dot makes a strong value alternative

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) with Clock review: The clock-equipped Echo Dot gets a spherical makeover


Aside from its new spherical design, the revamped Echo Dot with Clock doesn't veer far from the original's winning formula.

Spherical redesign ; LED clock display is a natural for the Echo Dot ; Alexa is tops at smart home control ; Slightly improved audio quality

Considerably taller than its predecessor

No question, the revamped Echo Dot with Clock looks radically different than its predecessor, and with its prominent yet tasteful LED display, this new clock-equipped Dot ups the ante as far as looks go.

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: The new Dot delivers a revamped look and (slightly) better sound


The latest Echo Dot is technically the best Dot yet, but only by a narrow margin.

Eye-catching spherical design ; Modestly improved audio quality ; Easy setup ; New tap-to-snooze gesture

Somewhat bigger than its predecessor ; The discounted third-gen Echo Dot is significantly cheaper

There’s no question that the new Echo Dot is better than the third-gen Dot it’s replacing, but is it a better? Hmm. Yes, the fourth-gen Echo Dot has slightly better audio quality than its predecessor, but we’re not talking a knockout punch here. And...

Expert review by : Dhruv Bhutani (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: A bit better, a bit worse


The Echo Dot 4th gen massively overhauls the design, while keeping much of the same functionality and affordable price.

Improved connectivity

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Cody Toombs (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Good things come in small packages


Amazon's entry-level smart speaker delivers

Tightly integrated with Amazon’s services ; Alexa is an effective voice assistant ; Subtle design that doesn’t draw too much attention

Mediocre sound quality ; Power cable doesn’t match all models

Maybe. It really depends on what you’re looking for in a smart speaker. The Echo Dot can be a fantastic choice if you want a voice assistant with tight integration into Amazon for shopping and services. It’s very affordable, especially since it goes on...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Michael Aulia (

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock Review


Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (4th Generation) Review – We like the 4th generation of Amazon Echo ‘s new sphere design, along with the internal upgrades. But if you were hoping they'd also upgrade the previous Echo Dot with Clock , then hope no more.

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock comes with the whole new sphere design that adds aesthetics to the room. Functionality wise, it is not much different from the previous generation so if you already have it, you may not need an upgrade unless you...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Ankita-Chakravarti (indiatoday)

Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen review: Best smart speaker under Rs 5000


Currently, available at a special price of Rs 3299 in India, Echo Dot 4th Gen comes with a fresh design and improved internals. In this Echo Dot review, India Today Tech finds that it makes a compelling case for itself.

Design ; Smarter Alexa ; Price

No Battery ; Lacks Bass

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Ershad Kaleebullah (mysmartprice)

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Review: Good Upgrade but the Competition Is Getting Hotter - MySmartPrice


I can't help but begin this review by referencing the overused “new normal” terminology. Because, holed inside my house for the past eight months now, the smart speaker has suddenly become more useful. We use the Echo Spot in the kitchen for quickly...

Mids are slightly recessed ; Price can be slightly lower

Oct, 2020

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