Alexa Device Comparison

Below is a quick summary of the differing Amazon devices.

Amazon Echo - The main feature that sets the Echo apart from the rest is the speaker that it has built-in. The speaker has hit criticism from some but the ability to play music with a good sound without relying on an external speaker speaks for itself.

Amazon Tap - The Amazon Tap is the only mobile solution. It comes with a charging cradle and once charged the Tap can run for around 9 hours. This makes it perfect for a day out. Of course unless you are streaming audio from your phone you would need a wi-fi connection to connect it too. 1 downside of the Tap is that at present it is US only.

Amazon Dot - The Amazon Dot is much smaller than the other 2 and is ideal for if you want a smaller discreet device or if you would prefer to hook up to your own speaker via the 3.5 mm jack. If you wish to use bluetooth do watch out however as the Dot does not work with speakers that require a pin.

 
  Amazon Echo Amazon Tap Amazon Dot
Image Amazon Echo (Black)

 

  Amazon Dot (Black)

 

Dimensions Height: 235 mm
Width: 83.5 mm
Length:83.5 mm
Height: 159 mm (174 with charging cradle)
Width: 66 mm
Length: 66 mm
Height: 32 mm
Width: 83.5 mm
Length: 83.5 mm
Weight 1064 grams 470 grams (579 grams with charging cradle) 163 grams
Bluetooth Streaming Yes Yes Yes
Built In Speakers 2.5" Woofer
2" tweeter
Dual 1.5" drivers
Dual passive radiators
Speakers intended for voice.
Interfaces
  • Volume ring
  • Action button
  • Microphone off button
  • Volume up/ down buttons
  • Play, pause and rewind buttons
  • Microphone on button
  • Power button
  • Bluetooth / WiFi button
  • Volume up/down buttons
  • Action button
  • Microphone off button
Inputs
  • USB (for power)
  • 7 microphone array (voice commands)
  • Micro USB (for power)
  • Built in microphone
  • 3.5 mm audio jack (speaker connection)
  • USB (for power)
  • 7 microphone array (voice commands)3.5 mm Audio jack (speaker connection)
Purchase

​​​Buy the Amazon Echo from the Amazon UK storeUK

 

​​Buy the Amazon Echo from the German Amazon storeGermany

 

USBuy the Amazon Echo from the Amazon US store

US

Buy the Amazon Tap from the Amazon US store

​​​Buy the Amazon Dot from the Amazon UK storeUK

 

​​Buy the Amazon Dot from the German Amazon storeGermany

 

USBuy the Amazon Dot from the Amazon US store