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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen, 2019)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen, 2019). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the microphone and design. The size and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and bass quality. There are some mixed views about the usability.

sound, price, size, design, microphone

mids quality, bass quality, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen, 2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Erika Rawes (

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter


We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here's our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.

Quick responses ; Adjusts sound based on background noise ; Eco-friendly materials ; Affordable price

Max volume could be louder ; Same look as the previous model

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Google Nest Mini


The Google Nest Mini is the most affordable Google Assistant smart speaker you can buy, but it offers virtually no improvements over the previous model.

Affordable. Small. Good high-frequency response.

No significant changes over Google Home Mini. Weak bass and midrange.

Bottom Line: The Google Nest Mini is the most affordable Google Assistant smart speaker you can buy, but it offers virtually no improvements over the previous model.

Oct, 2019

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Google Nest Mini review


A modest update to Google's cheapest rebranded smart speaker

Great price ; Improved speakers and mics ; Wall mount is handy ; Google Assistant is always learning ; Voice Match allows for personalised answers

Better Google Home only £40 more ; Not loud enough for music at a party ; Machine learning is US-only for now

With improved sound, touch controls and a wall mount, the Google Nest Mini is louder and cleverer than ever and will only improve over time

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall Britta O'Boyle (

Google Nest Mini review: Mini update, max impact


With a new name - it's Nest rather than Home - this 'mini' entry point to the smart home speaker maximises the sound quality compared to before.

Improved sound quality ; More sustainable build ; Built-in wall-mount ; Power of Google Assistant ; Physical microphone mute button ; Improved on-device controls

No audio jack ; No clock like new Echo Dot ; Not really an upgrade if you own Google Home Mini

The Google Nest Mini remains a smart and enticing entry-point to Google Assistant in the home, with this update bringing the improvements where they matter the most.

Oct, 2019

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Google Nest Mini review: A mild makeover for Google's smallest smart speaker


Google's smallest smart speaker gets a performance and sound quality boost

Cleverer than an Echo ; Improved sound and performance ; Reasonably priced

Doesn't sound as good as an Echo Dot 3rd gen ; No 3.5mm audio output

Still, at least Google hasn’t put the price up: the Google Nest Mini remains £49 – the same as before – and it remains the cheapest way to get into the world of Google Assistant-based smart speakers. If that's what you want, it's a decent choice.

Mar, 2020

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Google Nest Mini


The Google Nest Mini doesn't re-invent the wheel - and leaves the original Home Mini design almost untouched - but upgraded audio makes this the new best Google Assistant speaker around.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google’s smallest smart speaker even better


Expect (slightly) more bass, a mounting hole, and refined controls, all for the same price as the older Home Mini.

Improved sound quality ; Google Assistant rarely gets stumped ; Works great with other Nest devices ; Inexpensive

Capacitive buttons are easy to miss ; Sound quality still isn’t that great ; No cable management to go with the new mounting hole ; No analog audio output

Just like its predecessor, the Google Nest Mini smart speaker is capable, easy to use, and whip-smart thanks to Google Assistant. Its improvements over the Home Mini are small yet notable, including slightly better sound, a mounting hole, and refined...

Expert review by : Eugene Jeong (

Google Nest Mini Review


This year's Made by Google event came chock-full of new product announcements, including the unveiling of the new, second-gen Nest Mini. The smart speaker replaces the Google Home Mini from 2017, which received much love as an easy entry into Google's...

Improved audio; Still great design and value; Faster Google Assistant with local processing; Better mic setup

No significant new features; Limited connectivity options

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Google Nest Mini review


Okay Google. You do sound better!

Eco friendly top cover ; Louder, faster, more bass than before ; Wall mount option included ; Physical switch for mic cut off ; Sensitive mics

Only two colours for India ; Audio or speaker out would have been a bonus

A very handy smartie for every household that can benefit all age groups.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Eric Zeman (

Google Nest Mini review: A better sounding in-home assistant


The Google Nest Mini hits all the right notes. This small, Assistant-enabled smart speaker makes improvements to music quality as well as voice recognition and speed. If you want a Google-made smart speaker on the cheap, the is the one to get.

Good quality sound ; Goes/fits anywhere ; Notch for hanging ; Quick to respond ; Works w/other smart home gear ; Affordable

Proprietary charging pin ; Cable not long enough

Oct, 2019

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