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Amazon Echo (4th Gen) review

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Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Alexa
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The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) smart speaker with Alexa voice control is designed to build on its popular predecessors with a fresh look. Gone is the cylindrical shape, replaced by a new spherical design. Sweeping upgrades include deeper smart home integration and what Amazon claims is ‘rich, detailed sound’. But is this Alexa speaker better, and does its unusual design really produce excellent sound quality? Our expert lab tests reveal the truth. Read our full review of this smart speaker for the definitive verdict.

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  • 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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  2. 61%
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