Amazon Echo Surpasses Google Home on User Experience Though Google Assistant Scores Over Alexa

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Nov 29, 2016 08:27 AM EST

Google Home and Amazon Echo are two hot speakers in the market currently. Users cannot think of one and overlook the other. Both the devices are similar in many aspects and they differ too on certain regards. Buyers need to be aware of the differences between the two voice-activated smart devices before spending their money.

Both Amazon Echo and Google Home are smart and sleek devices that do not take up much space. At 9.3 inches, the cylindrical Amazon speaker is taller than the Google one, which stands at 5.62 inches. The Amazon Echo is available in matte white and matte black color options and is slimmer than the other.

Google Home has a white body and a slated fabric base. It has a customizable base making it possible for users to switch to other colors matching the surrounding. When it comes to hardware specs, the Amazon Echo has a 7-microphone array on the top surface. The action and mute button are situated at the top.

There's a light ring that is also the top part of the volume ring rotated to control the speaker volume. The 2.5-inch woofer and 2-inch sound production tweeter are placed in the lower half speaker grille. Google Home has dual 2-inch passive radiators and 2-inch driver. It produces crystal clear highs and rich bass sound.

The speaker comes with a power adapter port and also micro-USB port. Google Home has a removable and customizable base and the Hi-Fi speaker is located at the bottom. The top surface has dotted lights for notifications and provides users full control of the device. The mute button is situated just above the "G" label.

After considering the software specs and performance of Google Home and Amazon Echo, it can be said that the latter may be a bit ahead of the other simply because of its support for more third-party apps. The Echo device provides a better user experience. However, Google Home's voice assistant, Google Assistant performs better than Echo's Alexa.

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