Smart speakers are modernizing our homes. You can use them for countless reasons. For example, if your parents are old, they can ask the speaker to play a song. If you are getting late for the office, you can ask the speaker to read the news for you. You can also use the smart speaker to remind you to do something. If you have a kid at home, you can ask the speaker to play a nice rhyme for the kid.
How much do intelligent speakers cost? Smart speakers are not very costly. Anyone can buy them today at the cost of low-budget smartphones.
Are the speakers secure? Yes, there were a few instances where the private conversation of some users was leaked on the web. Smart speaker manufacturers have learned from past mistakes and have built solid products or have rolled out software updates that have fixed bugs. In the last two years, no such incident was reported on the web.
Will the speaker understand what you say? Yes, you don’t have to be an English expert for controlling the smart speakers. Many smart speakers launched these days support multiple languages.
Best smart speakers under 5000 Rs
Echo Dot 4th Gen
According to Amazon, Echo Dot is the best smart speaker in the world. It is the most sold smart speaker in India and other countries where Amazon sells Echo Dot. ED is available for purchase with several accessories. Accessories allow users to control geysers, air conditioners, smart bulbs with Echo Dot. They are priced within 50 to 1000 Rs. Echo Dot 4th Gen supports Hindi and English languages and various third-party music streaming services. For example, Dot can play songs available on Apple Music, Gaana, etc. Echo Dot 4th Generation has a 3.5mm line-out port and weighs 341 grams only. It has an energy-saving function that will make the speaker enter into low power mode if it is not in use. The dimensions of the Echo Dot smart speaker are 10 x 10 x 8.9 centimeters.
Echo Dot 3rd Gen
The 3rd Gen Echo Dot speaker is smaller and cheaper than Echo Dot 4th Gen. It has a different design and similar features. Echo Dot 3rd Gen has a light ring on the top side and buttons to control sound loudness, enable/disable the microphone, and an action button. The speaker is 3.9-inch wide and 1.7-inch tall. It has a dual-band WiFi system and 300 grams weight. You can buy this smart speaker for under 2500 Rs.
Google Nest Mini
Echo Dot series smart speakers under 5000 Rs are powered by Amazon Alexa software. Nest Mini features Google Assistant, which is found in all Android smartphones launched these days. Why not use a smartphone? Well, Nest features a high-quality microphone, and unlike phones in which you have to tap on the home button, Google Assistant is always running in Nest. Like Dot, Nest is compact. According to Google, the smart speaker has two times stronger bass than Google Home Mini, and you can use it to control Android-powered devices. Its weight is 181 grams, and its dimensions are 97 x 41 x 40 millimeters. You can buy it in 3 to 4 color options from a retail store nearby you for under 3000 Rs.
Mi WiFi Smart Speaker
Mi smart speaker is powered by Texas Instruments sound processor, Google Assistant, and DTS audio technology. It features beautiful touch-sensitive buttons and contains two microphones which ensure that Google Assistant can hear you clearly. It has 12-watt speakers backed up by a significant 63.5 millimeters driver. This speaker’s weight is 832 grams. Mi speaker has 131 x 104 x 151 millimeters dimensions. Its price is 3499 Rs. When you buy Mi WiFi Smart Speaker, you’ll get a free Gaana Premium subscription worth Rs 999.
Google Nest Audio
Although Nest Audio is expensive compared to other smart speakers under 5000 Rs we’ve shared above, it has a great design, a built-in woofer system, and a tweeter. According to Google, Nest Audio’s sound is 70+ percent louder than other smart speakers the search engine giant has introduced in India. Nest Audio has a quad-core processor and touch controls. The Nest Audio speaker’s dimensions are 124 x 175 x 78 centimeters, and its weight is 1.2 kilograms. It costs 5999 Rs.
Echo Show 5
Show 5 is the only speaker priced around 5000 Rs with a color display. It has a 5.5-inch touch display with 960 x 480 pixel resolution and a 2-megapixel camera. Show 5 contains a 1.7-inch speaker and can operate in low power mode. It is enabled with an MT 8163 Cortex A53 quad-core MediaTek processor, and its dimensions are 14.8 x 8.6 x 7.3 millimeters. Show 5 lets users watch shows/movies on pre-installed OTT applications. It also has a button to turn off the microphone. It is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled device.
So these were the six best smart speakers under 5000 Rs in India. The rating of the above speakers is excellent, and the software they run on is reliable and secure. Whether it is day or night, and no matter what mood you are in, you won’t be disappointed with the speakers.