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Google Home Mini (2017)

Google Home Mini (2017)
alaScore 91

884 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 884 reviews of Google Home Mini (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the bass quality and microphone.

usability, price, size, design, sound

microphone, bass quality

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

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

Google Home Mini Review | Trusted Reviews


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

A neat way to add smart home control where you need it, the Google Home Mini is a great-looking mini speaker with tonnes of features but it lacks some of its rival's flexibility

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : David Nield (

Google Home Mini review: small in size, big on features


Google's compact smart speaker is cleverer and more connected than ever

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Google Home Mini review


We put the Google Home Mini to the test.

Integrates with Google Cast Offers Bluetooth support IoT-friendly Incredible value

Sound performance is weak

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

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 (

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


The Google Home Mini, is a smaller model of the Google Home that takes a similar design approach with all the same features. Here is our review.

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

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)

Google Home Mini is all about voice-control and expanding the Google system around your home. And on that front, it achieves exactly what it sets out to do.

Nov, 2018

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Expert review by : Marie Black (

Google Home Mini


Google Home Mini has all the functionality of other Google Home devices at a much more attractive price. We explain why this smart speaker should be top of your wish list in our Google Home Mini review.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

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

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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

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Google Home Mini review: Google's dinky smart speaker


Google's compact smart speaker is getting even smarter

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

No 3.5mm jack output

I do like the Google Home Mini, despite my issues with the key phrase and the slightly weak microphone and speaker quality. It otherwise works really well, replicating the features of the larger Google Home beautifully, and offers an affordable...

Sep, 2017

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Google aims to bring the power and convenience of its services to your home with the Google Mini wireless speaker, powered by the Alexa-rival Google Assistant. But how does it rate as a wireless speaker? Find out in our Google Home wireless speaker...

Nov, 2017

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