Tech Spec Showdown: G. Home vs. A. Echo

Sometimes it has become difficult to find the exact technology that makes up our favorite electronic devices.  Luckily we now have the Internet along with our friends over at iFixIt to give us the insider information on two of our favorite devices: Google Home and the Amazon Echo.  These guys buy the latest tech gadgets and take them apart, revealing all their components.  

What follows is a break down of the technical details for Google Home compared to Amazon Echo.


  Google Home Amazon Echo
Microphone 2 Far-field microphones 7 Far-field microphone array
Speaker 2" driver + dual 2" radiator 2.5" woofer, 2.0" tweeter
CPU / SoC Cortex-A7 ARM processor TI DM3725 ARM media processor
Memory 256 MB 4 GB
Operating System Android Linux
WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) 802.11a/b/g/n
Controls Touch sensitive surface Volume adjustment ring
Size height 5.62", diameter 3.79" height 9.3", diameter: 3.3"
Removable base Yes No
Bluetooth  No A2DP, AVRCP profiles


Some of this information comes from iFixIt, but in other cases we had to head to the product information pages for either device.  Is there any other tech spec that is missing here?  Please let us know in the comments.



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