Amazon Echo devices vary in size and price, but they all have Alexa support built-in. Alexa's abilities have improved significantly since her debut. You can ask Alexa questions, set timers, order products, control compatible smart home devices, and more using just your voice. After the news of the availability of Echo devices equipped with Alexa, the digital assistant, in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, curiosity increased about these devices and questions started to arise about the most suitable device to buy. To help you learn more information about Amazon Echo devices, we have compiled a list of the best Amazon Echo devices based on customer reviews who tried them.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen):
The fourth-generation Echo feels like a realization of everything Amazon was building on its previous models — a smart speaker that finds the right balance between sound performance, price, and smart home capabilities. Unlike the cylindrical design of older models, the latest Echo takes the shape of a ball with a flat bottom, making it look more like a glowing ball than a regular speaker. Sound quality is improved thanks to the addition of a second speaker. The thing is that the fourth generation of the Echo device looks better than before in all aspects, with a louder and deeper sound.
The new Amazon Echo device also features an integrated Zigbee hub, which was something previously only included in the more expensive Echo Plus. Zigbee is a smart home standard that accessories use to pair with each other. The third-generation Echo will have to talk to a separate smart home hub to access and modify certain devices, such as light bulbs. The new Echo can create a direct link without another hub.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen):
Although there is a newer 4th generation Dot in the market, the 3rd generation Echo Dot is still the best economical Echo you can buy thanks to its affordable price. For less than half the cost of a standard Echo, you can get a gadget the size of a hockey puck that can help you control your smart devices with your voice, answer questions and connect to external speakers through Bluetooth.
The best feature of the Echo Dot is definitely its small size. You can stick it just about anywhere, and since it has a microphone array similar to bigger devices, you'll have no trouble hearing your requests. Whether you are looking for precision or want the best way to perform tasks in a smart home setting, this is your best choice.
Amazon Echo Show 10:
Simply put, this is the Echo Show 10, a brilliant Amazon device. It can do just about any task your Echo does, but it shows information visually, as well as orally. For example, if you set a timer, you will be able to watch it count down. You'll also be able to see your calendar when you ask Alexa about upcoming events, and you can even watch Prime Video, Hulu, and more.
The Echo Show 10 is an especially useful companion in the kitchen where you can follow recipes visually, which is sometimes easier than audio.
Amazon Echo Show 5:
The Echo Show 5 is the smallest screen Echo device sold by Amazon and has a 5-inch screen, so it can display video content, security camera footage, and visuals of Alexa's answers. This device can also display the time, and you can use it to set alarms to wake you up in the morning, making it a great smart alarm clock for your bedside table. If you love the idea of seeing Alexa responses to your questions and requests but want a smaller device, the Echo Show 5 is a great option.