After nearly two years of offering Home Mini to its users, Google recently unveiled the successor of company's most affordable smart speaker Google Nest Mini in India with a lot of added features. Much like Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot speakers, the Home Mini and Nest Mini are both smaller versions of the Home smart speaker.
Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: Price
Both the smart speakers were launched at the same price. Recently launched Nest Mini is priced at ₹4,499, same as the launch price of Home Mini in 2017. Both the tiny smart speakers are available on Flipkart. While the Nest Mini carries the launch price tag on the e-commerce website, the original Google Home Mini is available currently for ₹3,999 on the site.
Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: Design
There is not much difference when it comes to the design of the smart speakers as they are exactly the same size and shape, carrying the same fabric and four-LED display.
However, Google claims that the fabric top of the Nest Mini is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, while the external enclosure is made from “at-least 35% post-consumer recycled plastic", according to the company.
Similar to the Google Home Mini, the new Nest Mini comes in Chalk, Charcoal as well.
What's new in the Nest Mini is the ultrasound technology; this means that when audio is playing, the LEDs will light up as you approach the speaker to help you see the volume buttons. This will also enable you to play/pause your music by tapping the top of the Google Nest Mini.
Unlike its predecessor, the Google Nest Mini is wall-mountable, adding to the much-needed aesthetics.
"Nest Mini provides bass that's twice as strong as the original Google Home Mini (measured from 60-100 Hz at maximum volume). Google's expert audio engineers developed proprietary audio tuning software, allowing users to get the most out of the hardware," the company said in a statement.
Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: Takeaway
Google has introduced a few new features in the Nest Mini such as the Google Assistant speaker, which has been significantly enhanced and easier to operate.
Subtle design changes, like the ability to wall-mount and the use of eco-friendly materials and ultrasound technology make the Nest Mini smarter than the predecessor.