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Google Home Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 769 reviews of Google Home Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good comments.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Google Home Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Google Home Mini

 

Google Home Mini review: Finally, an affordable way to have Google all over your house. Watch out, Amazon Echo Dot.

Good looks ; Affordable

No 3.5mm or Bluetooth audio output ; No top touch controls besides volume

An affordable way to have Google everywhere, but it’s far less flexible than the Amazon Echo Dot.

Mar, 2018

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

Google Home Mini review

 

A smart wireless speaker on a budget...

Affordable Google Assistant ; Chromecast compatibility ; Fine sound for speech radio

Sound quality is average for music ; No aux or Bluetooth output ; Device support could be better

There’s room for improvement with all AI devices, but the Home Mini does what it sets out to do in fine style

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton, Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker

 

There's nothing especially remarkable about Google Home Mini, except perhaps one thing: it does everything the bigger one, but is much, much smaller.

Attractive design ; Google Assistant delivers good responses to questions ; Growing support for third-party devices

Fabric won't clean easily ; No audio output ; Sound quality isn't great (but then it's not designed as a speaker for music ; Really)

There's nothing especially remarkable about Google Home Mini, except perhaps one thing: it does everything the bigger Home product does, but is much, much smaller.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Google Home Mini review

 

This voice-controlled doughnut of power is a genuine Echo Dot rival

Fluffy, friendly design ; Sounds better than an Echo Dot ; Just as knowledgeable as bigger Home ; Strong smart home support ; Recognises the voices of up to six people and gives personalised replies ; Good value

Doesn't have a 3.5mm line-out or have Bluetooth out ; Touch buttons on the top have been disabled ; Still favours Google services over others ; Echo still more versatile for music and shopping

The friendliest and most knowledgeable mini smart speaker around, but the Echo Dot remains the better all-rounder

Oct, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Google Home Mini review

 

Mini sound, fully functional

Plays nicely with Google Cast products ; Offers Bluetooth support ; IoT-friendly ; Incredible value

Sound performance is weak

For those looking to buy into Google’s smart home ecosystem, the Home Mini is the cheapest way of buying into the Assistant yet. While it is a good value for the price, its poor sound performance makes it a better desk buddy than a standalone speaker....

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Home Mini review: Buy a Home Mini and Chromecast for under £50

 

Google's compact smart speaker offers a cheap gateway into a smart home utopia

Affordable ; Stylish design with touch controls ; Integrated Google Assistant and speaker

No 3.5mm jack output

On its own, though, is it better than Echo Dot? The answer to that question is ultimately a no and that’s purely down to the ecosystem. Alexa as a system is not only more mature with more capabilities, but it also has wider support amongst third-party...

Jun, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Home Mini review

 

Echo might be better known, but Google Home is the better device. Now there's a mini version at an unbeatable price. We explain why this smart speaker should be top of your Christmas list in our Google Home Mini review.

We're clearly big fans of the Google Assistant, and any device that makes it more accessible to the masses is well worth a second look in our book. If budget was no option then the standard Google Home offers significantly better audio quality, but for...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Google Home Mini Review: Amazon Echo Dot rival?

 

We review Google's most compact and affordable smart speaker, the Google Home Mini, which offers full Google Assistant smarts on a limited budget.

Compact and subtle ; Impressive mics ; Smart app control

Music lacks oomph ; Alexa still better

Oct, 2017

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

Google Home Mini review

 

If you want something from the internet, you Google it. We've been doing it for decades — more than a trillion searches per year by Google's own estimates. Google is so good at it that it gets to be its own verb.

The Google Home Mini is a stylish-looking speaker with surprisingly strong sound quality. The Google Assistant is a capable Alexa competitor, especially thanks to its ability to search out detailed answers to a wide variety of questions.

There isn't much the Home Mini does that Alexa can't do, too. It also lacks a line out jack, and requires Chromecast Audio in order to connect with at external speaker setup.

The Google Home Mini is a great device, and a no-brainer for existing Google Home users -- but it isn't the Echo Dot-killer Google probably needs it to be.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Google Home Mini review: The Echo Dot rival now comes with hands-free calling

 

Google's Echo Dot rival isn't quite all that it might have been - and there's still a delicious deal on

The Google Home Mini would be a nailed-on five-star product if Google had only spent a couple of quid putting in a 3.5mm headphone jack in every unit. I just can’t understand the rationale of skipping it – maybe Google sees its products as more about...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Carbon / Grey
Design:Other
Housing material:Fabric, Plastic, Silicone
LED indicators:Y
Volume Control:Touch

Loudspeakers

Driver diameter:4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Audio formats supported:FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3,Vorbis,WAV
Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 6.0, Android 7.1, iOS 10.0, iOS 11.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Cord Length:1.5
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
USB charging port:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Power

DC input voltage:5
Input current:1.8
Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Housing colour:Grey
Wi-Fi:Y
Wireless Connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:98
Height :42
Weight:173
Width:98