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Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) review

Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Alexa
Reviewed

The flagship Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) smart speaker with Alexa voice control is the high-profile successor to the exceptionally successful second-generation model. Amazon says that it's improved the 'sound architecture' even further, with a larger tweeter and bigger woofer for enhanced treble and bass. But has it actually had the desired effect? Does it continue to revolutionise the home, or are the vast number of rival Alexa and Google Assistant speakers starting to leave it exposed? Our expert lab tests reveal all.

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's the sound like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • What's it like as a smart hub?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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We have tested 151 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 12 Don't Buys and 30 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
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    Lowest score
  2. 60%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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