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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018)

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018)
alaScore 92

48 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen. 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the bass quality and price. The design and usability are also appreciated.

sound, usability, design, price, bass quality

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

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

The original Echo Plus felt like a product that wasn't quite ready to go, and it was expensive for what it was. The Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) is a far superior product, starting out with the more attractive finish that makes it look far classier....

Jun, 2019

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 : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

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 : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

The Echo Plus is a better Echo all-round than the standard version, but we have to say we preferred last year's design that distinguished it from the

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 : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd-gen)

 

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: A sound investment

 

The all-new Echo Plus boosts sound quality and looks the part

Good sound for the price ; Stylish, compact new look ; Somehow cheaper than the 2014 Echo

Alexa is still some way behind Google Assistant

Alexa could still do with cribbing some trivia from Google Assistant but if you want a smart speaker that gets the basics right and something that can serve as the basis for a smarter home, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Echo Plus. Especially at this...

Expert review by : Matt Breen (alphr.com)

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...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation)

 

The Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker adds a temperature sensor in addition to its Zigbee hub, but doesn't bring a dramatic difference in sound quality over its predecessor.

Generally strong sound with clear high-mids and highs. Alexa is powerful and functional. Bluetooth connectivity. Zigbee hub built-in.

Not significantly more powerful than the Echo. Relatively weak bass. Bluetooth doesn't work with stereo pairs or Echo Sub.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker adds a temperature sensor in addition to its Zigbee hub, but doesn't bring a dramatic difference in sound quality over its predecessor.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Molly Price Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Amazon's fanciest speaker is still a tough sell

 

Amazon upgraded the sound, added seamless smart home hub controls and improved the look of the Amazon Echo Plus, all while keeping the $150 price tag.

The second-gen Echo Plus looks better than before and includes a temperature sensor and upgraded speakers.

It's Amazon's most expensive smart speaker and there are better-sounding options out there for the true audiophile.

If you're looking for an Alexa-enabled speaker with a Zigbee hub, the Amazon Echo Plus is your best bet. If you're looking for the best sound quality, the Sonos One is still the top contender.

Oct, 2018

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