Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen): Should you buy it in 2021?

Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen, which was released on 2020 is a solid speaker. Its a great entry point into smart home market and voice assistance in general. So is the new Amazon Echo Dot is worth buying in 2021?

Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen Features

Echo dot 4th gen is the most popular of its kind comes in a refreshed design, resembling a Hockey Puck that produce loud and crisp quality audio. Its bass is also very improved from its previous models. It is a huge upgrade from other 3rd generation models. Echo is bigger and its rounder body makes it look more sophisticated when you keep it on a table of your bedroom.

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It comes in blue, dark, gray and white colors. Amazon Echo dot (4th gen) is 3.9 inches tall. It has a plastic case on which it has a fine fabric layer giving it a premium look.

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On top of Echo Dot there are four pleasant looking physical buttons for volume up/down, activating Alexa and for turning the mic off/on. There is a 3.5mm audio jack at the rear end of the device to enable user to attach headphones or some external speaker to it. The Echo Dot also has a light ring near its base that turns blue when you give commands to Alexa. When the ring turns yellow the speaker goes in power saving mode.

Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen Performance

To set Amazon Echo dot 4th gen, at first you need to download Alexa app on your smartphone and then power on the speaker & turn the Wi-Fi on. It will connect the app to the speaker. The process is simple and has a easy user-interface. The Alexa’s command taking capability and response is very impressive. It listens patiently when command is given and the hue at the base of speaker changes giving it a pleasant look.

If you are not comfortable with English then Alexa can also understand in Hindi. You can find commands in Hindi too. It can stream millions of songs in Hindi, Bengali, English, Telugu, Tamil and other languages from Amazon Prime Music, Hungama, Spotify, Apple Music etc.

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Additionally Echo Dot 4th gen can get started with smart home. This means using voice commands you can access control of lights, ACs, TVs, geysers etc. It can tell you news, trivia, scores and many more through Alexa, besides music.

Should You buy it in 2021?

Amazon Echo dot (4th gen) cost is ₹4,499 and one of the best speaker you can get under 5000. But if we compare it with 2018’s Amazon Echo Dot which is cheaper and available in discount. And ofcourse if you need higher quality audio then you need to get some other expensive speaker. Even Google Nest Audio is better than it if you are eager to spend more. But yes, this is worth buying at this price range that will also make the feel of your room more sophisticating.




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