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Smart clocks are handy to have in the bedroom, but don't expect huge sound out of the small speaker, while the Smart display at larger than 6-inches can deliver a louder (but not always better) sound.
Display size (inches)
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For smart displays with an interactive touchscreen, we asses the quality of the screen in the same way as we do for tablets, including assessments like how easy it is to read at different angles and in different lighting conditions.
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Ease of use score
Includes how easy it is to set up, the quality of the instruction manual and the labelling of sockets. Everyday use includes how easy it is to connect devices, wirelessly stream music and control playback features.
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Voice assistant score
We ask each device a series of typical questions and see how well it responds. Different devices with the same voice assistant will often get different ratings.
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Sound quality score
We rate sound quality using a professional panel of five expert listeners with a range of ages and musical tastes.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall Score
- Sound quality
- Ease of use
- Voice assistant
- Display quality
- Good points
- Bad points
- Buy now
- App name
- Screen size
- Auto dim
- Voice control
- Google home
- Multi room
- Audio output
- Stereo pairing
- Bass adjustment on device
- Treble adjustment on device
- Bass adjustment on app
- Treble adjustment on app
- Physical controls