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Amazon Echo (4th Gen) review

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Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Voice control (smart speakers)
  • Alexa
  • Multi-room
Expert review

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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Last checked by Which?

November 2021

First reviewed by Which?

November 2020

Released

October 2020

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 128 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 7 Don't Buys and 22 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
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  2. 61%
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  3. 86%
    Highest score
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