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Amazon - Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Sandstone-Front_Standard

Customer rating

Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 10593 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slower

    Posted
    Chief
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It is slower when responding to your requests some times have had to ask again and is then says okay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little slow

    Posted
    Melissa
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a lot slower on answering questions than my Google

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best priced assistant

    Posted
    Robert61
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The newer version is better, can control everything I need. It's a little slower to respond... Other than that A+.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as quick as the regular echo

    Posted
    Apollo
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The processor seems a bit slower than my regular echo. But it's way more responsive than my Google Home so it's not that bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love the new look...

    Posted
    JonnYProC
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love the new look of the unit and the light. But it seem that this echo respond slower that the previous generation. It is louder that last gen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slower than 2nd gen, no USB

    Posted
    BigIrish001
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is the 4th product I've owned with Alexa voice control. It looks nice and has a deeper sound than the 2nd generation, but has 2 flaws that I cannot overlook. First, this 3rd generation Echo Dot is slower to respond to the wake word "Alexa" than the 2nd generation. The 2nd generation is almost instant, this one takes almost a full second. I tested both of them in the same location with one disconnected while I tested the other to avoid conflict. Second, this 3rd generation does not have a micro USB port on the back for power, it used a barrel connector which means you are going to be left with a useless brick if you ever damage the included cable. The 2nd generation uses the standard micro USB. I do not recommend this new version of the Echo Dot over the 2nd generation. Buy a 2nd generation if you can find one or wait to see if Amazon fixes these problems with the 4th generation. They usually announce new products in early Spring.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great small device

    Posted
    EIET
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    This is a great small device. Speaker is definitely much better than the previous generation. It seems like the reaction when you request a command is a bit slower though. Overall satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade to original Dot (for some things..)

    Posted
    Technoguy
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My quick and to the point review for this 3rd Generation Echo Dot is pretty simple, the audio is VASTLY improved over the original Echo Dot. To say the original Echo Dot audio was "utilitarian" was being kind. However, performance wise in terms of responsiveness and just getting it booted up, it's a bit slower. The microphone is also seemingly less sensitive somehow? I have no audio testing equipment so I can't pinpoint why this would be, but my perception is that it's not as good as the original Dot or even the First Generation "Pringles Can" sized Echo device. Aside from all those minor complaints, this is an improvement in terms of sound quality and aesthetics. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend