An honest comparison between tech rivals: Google Home and Amazon Echo

Amazon Alexa is the best AI until date; no wait, perhaps Google Home has the capacity to outperform Alexa. I can’t imagine which one is better in comparison, so let’s dive into appearance, features, compatibility and cost efficiency of these two models.

It is true that the world has changed a lot since the arrival of AI technologies and voice assistant. However, we are far from depicting a futuristic utopian look similar to the cool sci-fi cartoon shows of 90s like Jetsons, despite the fact that we’ve moved several leagues ahead of “Flintstones”.

Long gone the days when we use to spent thousands of dollars to buy a device only capable of making calls and sending messages, and now, we’re set on a path to control home appliances, speakers, turn-on and off lights, set timers, play games and change songs with a touch on our mobile screens. With Google Home and Amazon Echo, we can speed up the process by launching verbal commands due to things like smart speaker devices.

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When you’re in a market looking to buy a smart speaker, you need to have to compare Google Home and Amazon Echo to decide which one will serve better. It’s hard to know which one to pick as both have launched smart speakers in 2016 and 2014 respectively, so both possess a considerable amount of expertise in the field. Exploring their differences and similarities might help you make a well-informed purchase.

Exterior design

Google Home device is fashioned in a cylindrical shape and if look closely, it’s exterior gives you the feel of a dehumidifier. 5.62 inches tall covering a diameter of 3.79 inches, the device is white on top with a slate-gray fabric bottom.

Whereas Amazon Echo has stepped into its second generation with a cylindrical shape, and you can have your pick from five color variants including charcoal, heather, oak, walnut and sandstone.

Cost-efficiency

Around a decade ago, the concept of smart voice assistant was a thing only the opulent 1% population of global population can think of. But in 2019, the tables have turned unexpectedly as today, anybody can have a voice assistant in their home by paying a modest price of $100.

Amazon Echo charges you a $100 bill, although it’s even cheaper on sale.

On the other hand, Google Home charges you a bit higher which makes up the price of $129. However, they have brought down their prices by $99 in hopes to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Voice Assistant

Alexa is a virtual voice assistant powered by Amazon Echo. You can change the language to different accents and languages. Alexa has plans to introduce new features including “Whisper Mode”.

Google is without a doubt the best platform leaving no reason for users to criticize its efficiencies. As a unique feature, Google Assistant can change the voice to a male. It is multilingual and contains an interpreter mode.

In the end

Today, anywhere we look, life is full of people carrying a smart device in hands, laptop in a bag and an ultramodern visage on face. The image of a smart home we plan is quite similar to what we expect from the future of AI technology and smart speakers in 2019.

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