Apple's first smart speaker sounds amazing, but Siri needs to do more to compete with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Google Home plays nice with Google software and hardware, but it lacks some key features of its competitors.
While it’s not as large or loud as the Echo Show, the Google Home Hub—now called the Google Nest Hub—is an affordable and capable alternative for those looking for a smart display.
A sleek design, smart motion tracking and handy privacy switch make the Google Nest Hub Max a great smart display.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL take artificial intelligence to the next level and offer great cameras and battery life, but the Pixel 2 XL is the more attractive option.
The new Google Chromecast is fast and intuitive, but the attractive little dongle is behind the times.
With a flagship-caliber camera, the latest version of Android and great battery life, the Pixel 3a rewrites the rules of what a midrange phone should be.
The Google Pixel 4 XL has the same killer cameras as the Pixel 4, but with a bigger screen and larger battery.
The Lenovo Smart Display 7 gives Google Assistant its most compact visual vehicle yet. The audio is underwhelming, but the design is homier than anything in Amazon's Echo Show lineup.
Google Fi combines a trio of networks into a first-class wireless service with an unparalleled customer experience, though it’s not the cheapest option out there.
The Pixel 3 is the ultimate expression of Android, and proof that AI done right can make your life easier.
The Google Home Mini looks and sounds better than Amazon's smallest Alexa speaker, but it’s not quite as versatile.
The Pixel Buds do a fine job integrating Google Assistant and language translation, but it would have been better if the company nailed the basics, too.
Google's Pixel 3a XL promises the photographic prowess of the Pixel 3 XL in a phone that costs hundreds of dollars less. And from what we've seen, the Pixel 3a XL delivers.
The Sonos One is the best-sounding Alexa speaker yet, and its integration with Amazon’s assistant is excellent (if not yet complete).
The Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds have the brains, but not the sonic brawn, to make them the all-around mobile companion they should be.
With its strong integration with Google Assistant, the Lenovo Smart Display is a better realization than the Amazon Echo Show of what a smart display should be.
The Cavalier Maverick portable smart speaker sports premium touches such as leather and aluminum, and sounds good overall—though you can get better-sounding portable smart speakers for less.
The Zolo Mojo delivers decent sound for a small speaker but costs nearly twice as much as a Google Home Mini without offering any advantages.
The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.
The JBL Link 300 delivers most of the features you want in a smart speaker along with above-average sound — especially if you love bass.
The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features.
The updated Google Daydream View headset offers revamped style, comfort and a growing catalog of VR content at an aggressive price.
The JBL Link 20 delivers almost all the features of Google Home in a portable speaker that sounds great.
Get the Google Pixel if you want a compact Android phone with a superior camera and a pure Android software experience.