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Amazon Echo Plus (2017)

Amazon Echo Plus (2017)
alaScore 94

190 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Amazon Echo Plus (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Plus (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Plus

 

Amazon Echo Plus review: Not quite the smart home unifier that we were hoping for, so don't throw away your smart home hubs yet.

Easy to set up ; Routines and in-app smart device control ; Expanding range of Skills ; Clean audio and simple voice control

Poor sound compared to similarly-priced competition ; Can't use Zigbee switches and sensors

A neat attempt at unifying the smart home, but the Echo Plus needs a few improvements before it works perfectly.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Plus: is this a better choice than the main Echo?

 

If you want more than one Echo in your home, make sure this is the main one

Slightly better sound than the Echo ; Zigbee compliant ; Volume wheel

Need to ensure Zigbee compatibility ; If sound is important, pay more

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

Not what you'd call a class-leader, but the Amazon Echo Plus sounds good and it's smarter than your average speaker

Clear midrange ; Smooth treble ; Smart-hub capabilities ; Good amount of detail

Lacklustre bass ; Doesn’t provide full smart-home functions

A good-sounding product with more smarts than you can shake a stick at

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall, Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience

 

If you're looking to get Alexa into your home and want a standalone device, we'd recommend the Echo Plus over the second-gen Echo any day of the week.

Alexa is a leading light in smart devices ; Perfectly acceptable sound quality for daily listening ; Constantly expanding connections and functions ; Lower pricing is more attractive

Some software annoyances ; App needs some work ; Sound quality drops at higher volumes

With the second-gen Echo and the Echo Plus both being cheaper than the original Echo, Amazon is making the Echo universe more appealing to your wallet. The fact that you get more from the Plus than you did from the original Echo, for less money, is...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

The true all-rounder of the Echo family does it all - but do you actually need it?

Improved sound over other Echo devices ; Still the king of smart home skills ; Alexa is increasingly capable

Sonos One sounds better ; Design looks dated next to 2nd-gen Echo ; High price compared to other Echos

It’s technically the best Echo ever, but not actually the best Echo to buy

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo (2017) and Echo Plus hands-on review

 

Amazon's revamped its Echo line-up with two new speakers - and we've been hands-on with them

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

Alexa wants to rule your home with new smart hub functions

Alexa voice control still amazes ; Improved audio ; A one-box smart home solution

Sound quality could still be better ; Smart hub features need work

Amazon's top-of-the-line Echo Plus impresses, even if the new features need some work. Like other smart home systems, Amazon Alexa is a work in progress. However, it’s easy to recommend the Amazon Echo Plus. It’s a convenient one-stop solution for both...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Plus review: Second-gen Plus just announced

 

It might not offer the smart-home utopia we were hoping for, but Amazon's Echo Plus is the best of the bunch

Improved audio quality ; Greater range of compatible smart home devices

Limited features at time of writing

Of course, if you’re not interested in all the smart-home stuff, you can save yourself considerable money and get the all-new Echo for £90, or even the non-speaker Echo Dot for £50. But, for me, the Echo Plus is the most interesting of all Amazon’s new...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Plus review

 

If Alexa taught us anything, it's the importance of good software. In Alexa's case, it's what made the original Amazon Echo smart speaker so compelling. On its own, the Echo itself was just your average Bluetooth speaker -- it was Alexa, Amazon's...

The Echo Plus keeps the original Echo's design (and its beloved volume ring) while adding in an aux-out jack, a Zigbee radio to control smart home devices, and an incremental boost in sound quality. It costs $30 less than the original Echo.

The Plus also costs $50 more than the new Echo, which has everything the Plus has except for Zigbee. The Alexa app isn't the fully capable smart home control center that the Echo Plus needs it to be, at least not yet.

Hold off on the Echo Plus until Amazon improves the Alexa app's smart home controls.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Plus

 

It looks like the original Echo, but the Plus has enhanced sound and a built-in smart home hub. Is it the right Alexa device for you? Find out in our review.

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display:N
Colour of product:Silver / White
Design:Tube
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:2-way
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:2.03
Woofer Diameter:6.3
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.35

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Card reader integrated:N
Hands-free mode:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/3.5 mm
Line-out:Y

Power

Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Internet Radio:Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:84
Height :235
Weight:954
Width:84