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Amazon Echo 2020 comparison chart

Are you looking to upgrade your current Echo smart speaker, or make the jump to other Alexa-enabled devices? Here’s the current list of Echo devices available now.

Echo smart speakers
Echo FlexEcho Dot (3rd Gen)Echo Dot (4th Gen)Echo Dot with clock (4th Gen)Echo (4th Gen)Echo Studio
Speakers0.6″ mini speaker1.6″ speaker1.6″ front-firing speaker1.6″ front-firing speaker3.0″ woofer and dual front-firing 0.8″ tweeters1.0″ tweeter, three 2.0″ mid-range speakers, and 5.3″ woofer
Line in/out3.5 mm line out3.5 mm line out3.5 mm line out3.5 mm line out3.5 mm line in/out3.5 mm or mini-optical Toslink line in
Dolby technologyNoNoNoNoDolby audioDolby Atmos
Built-in Zigbee smart home hub*NoNoNoNoYesYes
LED displayNoNoNoYesNoNo
Information via Amazon.com

*Zigbee is a wireless protocol that allows Amazon Echo devices to communicate with otherwise incompatible smart home tech.

Echo gadgets for the kids

The Echo Dot Kids Edition (4th Gen) has all the specs as the standard Dot and includes parental controls. Add an Echo Glow smart lamp that kids can control using their voice.

Echo devices with displays

Echo smart displays
Echo Show 5Echo Show 8Echo ShowEcho Show 10
Screen5.5” with 960 x 480 resolution8.0” with 1280 x 800 resolution10.1” with 1280 x 800 resolution10.1” with 1280 x 800 resolution
Speakers1 x 1.7”2 x 2.0”2 x 2.2”2 x 1.0” tweeters + 3.0” woofer
Camera1MP1MP5MP13MP
Built-in Zigbee smart home hubNoNoYesYes
Camera controlsBuilt-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off buttonBuilt-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off buttonMicrophone/camera off buttonBuilt-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button
MotionNoNoNoYes
Information via Amazon.com

Still not enough Alexa in your life? Echo Auto is designed to connect to your car and smartphone while you’re on the go. Ask Alexa to stream music, listen to music, make calls and more.

For higher quality audio

Stream hi-fi music
Echo LinkEcho Link Amp
OverviewStream hi-fi music to your stereo systemStream and amplify hi-fi music to your speakers
Streaming musicYesYes
AmplifierNo2 channel, 60W at 8 Ohms, Class D Digital Amplifier
Works in a multi-room speaker groupYesYes
Audio inputsAnalog (1 x L/R RCA), Digital (1 x Coaxial RCA, 1 x Optical Toslink)Analog (1 x L/R RCA), Digital (1 x Coaxial RCA, 1 x Optical Toslink)
Audio outputsAnalog (1 x L/R RCA, 1 x Subwoofer RCA), Digital (1 x Coaxial RCA, 1 x Optical Toslink)Analog (1 x L/R RCA, 1 x Subwoofer RCA), Digital (1 x Coaxial RCA, 1 x Optical Toslink), L/R Speaker Binding Posts
Headphones outputTPA6120A2 High Fidelity Stereo Headphone Amplifier with 3.5mm output jackTPA6120A2 High Fidelity Stereo Headphone Amplifier with 3.5mm output jack
Analog line-out performanceDynamic Range: min 94dB, THD: < 0.008%, Channel Separation: min 100dBDynamic Range: min 94dB, THD: < 0.008%, Channel Separation: min 100dB
Ethernet1xRJ45 connector1xRJ45 connector
Information via Amazon.com

The Echo Sub adds 100 watts of deep bass to your compatible Echo smart speakers and displays.

Everything else with the Echo name attached

Echo Buds are Amazon’s answer to Apple AirPods, even though they look nothing alike. Instead of Siri, you get Alexa. Echo Buds also pack Bose active noise reduction (not noise cancellation) technology and cost roughly the same as Apple’s entry-level AirPods.

The Echo Wall Clock is like a regular wall clock, except this one connects to an Echo device and does a nice job displaying an analog timer.

And by invitation only…

Echo Frames aren’t for your pictures, they’re for your face. That’s right, Alexa is built right into stylish eyeglasses. They provide hands-free access to the voice assistant and are compatible with many prescription lenses. They can be yours, but only if Amazon invites you to buy them.

Amazon put a ring on it with its Echo Loop. Just talk to your ring like any normal person to set reminders, make calls and control your smart home devices. Like the Echo Frames, you have to request an invitation. Since this time we’re dealing with a ring, best to get down on one knee.

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