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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018)

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018)
alaScore 100

33 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 (2nd gen. 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Review | Trusted Reviews


With its refined looks, improved audio and better smart home control, the Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) makes a good case for being the best audio-only Echo,

Smart new looks ; Decent audio ; Useful smart home hub and temperature sensor

Limited number of supported smart home devices

Better looking, better sound and an all round fantastic smart speaker, the Echo Plus (2nd Gen) is a big improvement over its predecessor

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

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

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Amazon Echo Plus 2.1 stereo system review


Amazon delivers a convenient, flexible sound system, but what about its audio?

Alexa functionality works well ; Affordable price tag ; Good audio quality

Bass quality could be better

Full-on stereo sound, wirelessly and with voice control, for £300? Yes please

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm


Great sound quality for the price ; Smart home control ; Alexa ecosystem - including Sub ; Stereo pairing and more

Alexa app is showing some cracks

There are many rivals to the Echo, but the Echo Plus feels like the smart speaker that's leading the way.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Henry St Leger (

Amazon Echo Plus review


Same name, different face

Better audio drivers ; Attractive fabric design ; Temperature sensor added

Struggles with Fire TV commands ; Still won’t catch the ear of audiophiles

The new Amazon Echo Plus ditches its original two-tier build for a design much like the mainline Amazon Echo, with improved audio components and a far more attractive design. As a smart home hub, however, it no longer has the edge.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (

Hands on: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) review


New look, new audio internals

Better audio drivers ; Fabric design is attractive ; Temperature sensor

Still won’t catch the ear of audiophiles

A much prettier speaker than the original Echo Plus, the 2nd gen smart home speaker also has improved audio components – even if its ZigBee internals are no longer unique.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rob Leane Matt Breen (

Amazon Echo Plus review: £50 off refurbished devices


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...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

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

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd-gen)


The second-gen Amazon Echo Plus is shorter, louder and better-looking than ever. What's not to like? Here's our review.

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Amazon Echo Plus review: Alexa has never sounded this good


Improved sound quality and extra features – the Amazon Echo is now better than ever

In this review, I laid my cards on the table pretty early and I stand by that stance. The Amazon Echo Plus is worth buying for the improved sound quality alone. It’s vastly better than the original, and although it does lag a little behind the best...

Jan, 2018