What’s the best smart speaker on sale in Brazil right now? And what are the smart display options? Choosing a technology product is not an easy task, especially since the price is not low, and ending up buying the “non-ideal” option can be a big problem.
The good news is that in Brazil, you have practically only two choices: Alexa, from AmazonWhere google Assistant. Whatever your preference, virtually every smart device on sale in the country is compatible with both, which already saves a lot of hassle.
But I’ll help a little more and show a list of the best speakers to buy below, explaining each one’s proposition a little better. In addition to the best with each virtual assistant, I will also point out the best cheap option and the best smart screen.
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How the selection was made
I chose to include in the list only smart speakers or displays whose primary function is to help control the smart home and help organize your daily life. In Brazil, that leaves us with a very big limitation, because not many companies are launching these products here.
To make things easier, I’ve also separated the list with an option for each Assistant, Alexa, and Google. But I’ve also included the best cheap option, without this separation. The best smart display can’t escape: officially, there are only Amazon options here.
Note that all products listed here have been officially launched here in Brazil. You can try to import other products, but keep in mind that in this case there may be a language limitation. I bought a Google Nest Hub, which is Search Giant’s smart display, and had to use it in English (while it worked).
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Echo (4th Generation)
The 4th Gen Echo has some good improvements over its predecessor, such as cleaner sound. The device promises high treble, dynamic mids and deep bass, along with full Alexa support.
Advantageously for the Echo Dot, you have the most powerful audio and microphones with a greater range to listen to your commands. In addition to the audio system with a 3-inch neodymium woofer and two 0.8-inch tweeters each. And Dolby Audio support.
An even better alternative would be Echo Studiobut its price is already much higher, at R$1,699, while the Echo (4th Generation) is R$ 699 (price without taking into account the offer periods). The Echo Dot costs BRL 399, or 57% of the price of a device with a more complete audio system.
The extra investment is worth it, but if you want you can start with an Echo Dot and then invest more in the Echo 4 to complete the home ecosystem.
Best Google Assistant Speaker
Google has only made two smart home devices available in Brazil so far. O Google Nest Mini is a good cheap option, while the Google NestAudio it is more complete and competes on equal footing with the Echo, since it has similar technical specifications.
Nest Audio has a 75mm (or 2.9in) woofer and a 19mm (0.74in) tweeter. That is to say, it is capable of reproducing bass and treble with an intensity close to the Echo. The main difference, other than its format, is the presence of the Google Assistant instead of Alexa.
This device also has three far-field microphones, to hear your voice at different distances in the same environment. Response time and accuracy are very good, and it’s not common for Nest Audio to fail to respond to your requests.
You can find Nest Audio for around R$560 at online retailers in Brazil. The official price of the product is R$ 819.
Best Cheap Smart Speaker
Google Nest Mini
The Google Nest Mini is the best budget speaker for anyone looking to create a smart home. And it also works for those who already have a more powerful device and want to complete the ecosystem with more affordable options in other environments.
Cheaper than the Echo Dot, even the third generation, Google’s small smart speaker is the cheapest option available in Brazil. The sound isn’t as loud as a Nest Audio or Echo, but it’s good enough for smaller rooms.
Response time is excellent too, and it’s rare for the Nest Mini to misunderstand your voice commands. You can find the device for around BRL 200, while the more common price for the Echo Dot is BRL 349 for the 3rd gen or BRL 399 for the fourth.
You can have a Google speaker and Echo devices in the same house without worrying about interfering with each other. Meaning, even if you started with an Amazon product, you can add the Nest Mini without major issues.
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Echo Show 10
Unlike the smart speakers mentioned here, the Echo Show 10 (2020) It is not an indispensable element in anyone’s life. But it is a cool product that can be worth the investment, especially for those who are passionate about technological innovations.
The big difference is the screen that automatically rotates up to 175°, following you around the environment. It’s a 10.1-inch screen, good for mid-range use, which still has manual tilt. The 13 MP camera recognizes your face to track you and is also used to capture your image during video calls.
In other words, when you are in a conference with a friend or family member, you can perform other tasks that require you to move around the environment. So instead of leaving the screen and losing sight of your conversation partner from time to time, the Echo Show 10’s screen follows you.
The device also has an audio system with two 1-inch tweeters and a 3-inch woofer. And with the 13 MP camera to capture moving images during video calls, it can also be used as a security camera.
Its biggest weakness is the price: Amazon is asking R$1,899 for the Echo Show 10. But, with so many cool things, I consider it the best smart display available in Brazil. Not that the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 aren’t good, of course. But these are screens that do not move.