Google Nest Mini review

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Specs / Features


Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 22-October-2019
Size 9.8 x 9.8 x 4.2 cm (3.9 x 3.9 x 1.7 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Expert Reviews

A mild makeover for Google's smallest smart speaker

from Expert Reviews

A couple of new LEDs, the ability to wall-mount the thing and a new colour are not going to make someone desperately want a Nest Mini if they hadn’t wanted one previously. Still, at least Google hasn’t put the price up: the Google Nest Mini remains £49 – the same as before – and it remai...More

A couple of new LEDs, the ability to wall-mount the thing and a new colour are not going to make someone desperately want a Nest Mini if they hadn’t wanted one previously. 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.

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The Guardian

Better bass and recycled plastic

from The Guardian

The Google Nest Mini is a future-proofing update rather than a radical change. Sure, it sounds a little better, the controls are improved and the wall-mount is nice. But it is the improved machine learning chip within it that is the real upgrade – and one that is likely to be of larger benefit...More

The Google Nest Mini is a future-proofing update rather than a radical change. Sure, it sounds a little better, the controls are improved and the wall-mount is nice. But it is the improved machine learning chip within it that is the real upgrade – and one that is likely to be of larger benefit as we shift more and more of processing of our voices to local devices rather than Google’s servers. It is faster and better for privacy.

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Gadgets Now

Improved audio, faster response

from Gadgets Now

The Nest Mini is a nice-to-have device if you are hooked to the Google ecosystem. However, note that this needs to be plugged to a power source and the novelty of using Google Assistant might eventually wear off if you are not using it to power another smart home device.

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The Nest Mini is a nice-to-have device if you are hooked to the Google ecosystem. However, note that this needs to be plugged to a power source and the novelty of using Google Assistant might eventually wear off if you are not using it to power another smart home device.

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BGR

Same old design but much better sound

from BGR

The Nest Mini shows Google took note of complaints made by Google Home Mini users. It added better drivers that now result in better sound. I will call it one of the best sounding smart speakers in this segment. It does not sound as good as some other expensive smart speakers that we have tried a...More

The Nest Mini shows Google took note of complaints made by Google Home Mini users. It added better drivers that now result in better sound. I will call it one of the best sounding smart speakers in this segment. It does not sound as good as some other expensive smart speakers that we have tried at BGR India. However, the wall mount option and clever use of resonance results in deep and clear sound.

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NDTV

Good voice recognition, wall mountable

from NDTV

The Google Nest Mini is priced at Rs. 4,499 in India, and is a mild upgrade over the Google Home Mini in terms of audio quality and voice recognition. Google has made wall mounting possible, which is the biggest physical change.

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The Google Nest Mini is priced at Rs. 4,499 in India, and is a mild upgrade over the Google Home Mini in terms of audio quality and voice recognition. Google has made wall mounting possible, which is the biggest physical change.

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India Today

Louder and clearer

from India Today

The Nest Mini features a simplistic design that blends in your homes with ease. It is loud and the sound remains clear even as you inch towards the higher volume levels.

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The Nest Mini features a simplistic design that blends in your homes with ease. It is loud and the sound remains clear even as you inch towards the higher volume levels.

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iPhone in Canada

Looks the same, sounds a bit better

from iPhone in Canada

If you’re tied into the Google ecosystem, a Nest Mini brings improved sound and a bit more bass compared to the original Home Mini. Despite being so small, it makes for a great intercom as well. Google Assistant is by far the best virtual assistant out there, far more knowledgeable and capable...More

If you’re tied into the Google ecosystem, a Nest Mini brings improved sound and a bit more bass compared to the original Home Mini. Despite being so small, it makes for a great intercom as well. Google Assistant is by far the best virtual assistant out there, far more knowledgeable and capable than Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, and is a must-have for anyone with a Nest Hello Video doorbell.

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Gadget Guy

The perfect, low-cost way to add OK Google

from Gadget Guy

The changes are all good, and it is a worthy successor to the Home Mini. It still is a long way from being a music speaker, BUT YOU DON’T BUY IT FOR THAT. You buy it for OK Google.

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The changes are all good, and it is a worthy successor to the Home Mini. It still is a long way from being a music speaker, BUT YOU DON’T BUY IT FOR THAT. You buy it for OK Google.

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Techaeris

A Google Assistant for any room

from Techaeris

The Google Nest Mini is a compact, decent-enough sounding Google Assistant speaker. Reasonably priced, its fabric exterior colour options are sure to fit into just about any room decor.

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The Google Nest Mini is a compact, decent-enough sounding Google Assistant speaker. Reasonably priced, its fabric exterior colour options are sure to fit into just about any room decor.

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Stuff

A modest update to Google’s cheapest rebranded smart speaker

from Stuff

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.

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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.

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