Google Home Mini Review Compilation




Google home mini

Released late 2017, the Google Home Mini is the smart speaker many have been waiting for. The Home Mini is only 4-inches in diameter, but packs all the same features as other smart speakers. Below are the compiled review results from various reviewers regarding the Google Home Mini:

ReviewerScoreNormalized ScoreProsCons
Tech Radar4/580/100Plays nicely with Google Cast products
Offers Bluetooth support
IoT-friendly
Incredible value
Sound performance is weak
CNET4/580/100The Google Home Mini is a stylish-looking speaker with surprisingly strong sound quality. The Google Assistant is a capable Alexa competitor, especially thanks to its ability to search out detailed answers to a wide variety of questions.There isn't much the Home Mini does that Alexa can't do, too. It also lacks a line out jack, and requires Chromecast Audio in order to connect with at external speaker setup.
Trusted Reviews4/580/100Good looks
Affordable
No 3.5mm or Bluetooth audio output
No top touch controls besides volume
Expert Reviews4/580/100Affordable
Stylish design with touch controls
Integrated Google Assistant and speaker
No 3.5mm jack output

 

If you’re interested in other home speakers, check out the Bose Wave Soundtouch.¬†Although not a smart speaker, the sound quality is unmatched.

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini
8

Design

8.0/10

Sound

8.0/10

Value

8.0/10

Extras

8.0/10

Pros

  • Plays nicely with Google Cast products
  • The Google Assistant is a capable Alexa competitor
  • Affordable
  • Stylish design with touch controls

Cons

  • Sound performance is weak
  • Requires Chromecast Audio in order to connect with at external speaker setup
  • No top touch controls besides volume
  • No 3.5mm jack output