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Amazon Echo (2nd gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo (2nd gen. 2017)
alaScore 91

889 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 889 reviews of Amazon Echo (2nd gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo (2nd gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo (2017)

 

Everything you loved about the original in a smaller, cheaper package.

Excellent value ; Easy to set up ; Expandable range of skills ; Clean audio and simple voice control

Similarly priced speakers offer better sound

It doesn’t have the audio prowess to take on the best Bluetooth speakers. However, clear audio, great looks and a significantly lower price than the original make this smart assistant a winner.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo review

 

Amazon's smart speaker is now a whole lot smarter, in looks at least

New look ; Low price ; Great new Alexa features

More of the same ; Alexa app could be better ; No more rotating dial

While the smarts stay the same, the new Amazon Echo has been given a much-needed makeover with a price just too compelling to resist.

Mar, 2019

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

Amazon Echo 2 review

 

Cheaper, smarter and better at listening – but sound needs improvement.

Alexa voice control ; Improved hearing commands ; Smart design ; Affordable

Average sound quality

Everything from the price to the microphone performance has improved. Unfortunately, sound quality hasn't

Nov, 2017

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

Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa?

 

If you want to dip your toe into the world of Alexa, the Echo might seem like the obvious choice. But what is it really like?

Alexa is a wonderful smart home controller ; Compact design with changeable skins ; Lots of third-party compatibility ; Affordable price

Sound quality isn't great ; No physical volume control ring ; Software is occasionally buggy

If you want to dip your toe into the world of Alexa, the Echo might seem like the obvious choice. However, with the Plus better for music and the Show and Spot better for visuals, Amazon's principal speaker seems squeezed by its surrounding Echo...

Jul, 2019

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

Amazon Echo 2

 

The second-gen Amazon Echo is a mains-powered smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant. It's smaller and cheaper than the original, and has swappable shells so you can change how it looks. Here's our review.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) review

 

Alexa gets a brand new look

More compact and colourful ; Alexa is constantly getting smarter ; Great price

Sound is merely OK

All the same smarts, but for a lot less cash. For first time smart speaker buyers, the new Echo is a no-brainer

Nov, 2017

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

Amazon Echo (2017) review

 

Three years after the debut of the original, Amazon decided the time was right to refresh its flagship smart speaker, the voice-activated Amazon Echo. Generation two arrives to find a landscape littered with new competitors -- not just the Google Home...

With a variety of new designs, the new Amazon Echo is better-looking than the original, just as smart and a lot less expensive. The addition of an aux-out jack lets you connect it with your existing audio setup. It's also a slightly better listener...

Though fine for casual listening and strong enough to fill a room with music, the Echo still doesn't sound as good as premium, high-fidelity speakers. The volume ring of the original is gone, replaced with the cheaper volume buttons of the Echo Dot.

Alexa is still the most compelling voice control platform, and the new and improved Echo should only boost her momentum. It's well worth $100.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo 2 review: The smaller and newer Echo

 

The new Amazon Echo 2 is smaller and adds new features — plus it's cheaper than the last one

Cheaper than the original ; Smaller, with new design options ; New Alexa features

Much the same as the original

Regardless, if you’ve been hesitant in the past about plonking an always-listening device in your home, the Echo 2 is proof that these devices do indeed have a future, and they keep getting better and better. Amazon’s Echo 2 is definitely worthy of...

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Echo gets iOS app

 

It's still hard to get Amazon's new voice-activated, cloud-connected Echo wireless speaker, but the company's now released an iOS app for iPhone and iPad users.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) review

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Arguably the biggest speaker release of the year, is the Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) voice-controlled speaker a worthy successor to last year's revolutionary Echo? And, have they paid attention to improving the sound? We reveal all in our full review.

Dec, 2017

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