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BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and all opinions about the products are our own. Read more  
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We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

30 Models Considered
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176 Consumers Consulted
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We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

We chose to compare the Google Home Mini to the Amazon Echo 2nd Gen based on their capabilities. Both can play music, control smart home products, answer questions and plan your day. While others have chosen to compare the Mini to the Amazon Echo Dot, we think they aren't equal. The biggest reason is the Dot cannot play audio (music, podcasts, etc.) unless it is connected to a speaker. Read more below.

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