The best cheap Amazon Echo prices, deals and sales for Alexa in July 2020

Our best Amazon Echo prices roundup is here to sort you out with one of the best voice-controlled smart speakers money can buy. These great little devices have been responsible for bringing smart home functionality into millions of homes, and it’s easy to see why they are so popular.

Down below, our price comparison will sort through all the best Amazon Echo sales and deals from our favorite retailers and surface them appropriately. We’ll also provide some handy tips on securing the best price and finding any relevant promos that might come about.

There’s an Echo speaker for every occasion now, thanks to Amazon’s ever-increasing lineup of releases adding new additions every few years. We’re also seeing some great updates to older models which bring a range of speaker upgrades as well as new software. As always though, the diminutive Amazon Echo Dot deals start the list at the cheaper end today, offering a great starting point to any smart home. If you’re just looking for pure Alexa functionality we’ve also got the best Echo Flex prices going as well.

We’ve also got prices for the larger versions too including the Amazon Echo, Echo Studio and more. If you want a visual element too, then we’ve got you covered with all three sizes of the Amazon Echo Show or the bedside table-friendly Echo Spot, all of which include a screen.

Although Amazon designed and built these smart devices, they’re actually on sale at a large number of stores, which means they’re never far away from a discount. We’ll also list the standard price of each of these Amazon Alexa-powered speakers so you can get a better idea of how good the latest discounts in the comparison charts are. 

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Amazon Echo Flex

Alexa in any room

Speaker size: 0.6-inch | Dimensions: 7.2cm x 6.7cm | Weight: 150g | Line out: 3.5mm | Launch price: $24.99/£24.99

Excellent price
Easy to set up and simple premise 
Small form factor makes it sit well in any socket
Cheap speaker hunters will be disappointed

The clue is in the name. One of the most recent Echo devices to hit the market, the Echo Flex is a supremely ‘flexible’ Alexa speaker. We use the term speaker fairly loosely, as you won’t be picking this cheap Echo device up for its audio quality (it’s not great). What is does have to offer is an extremely handy plug-in to stick Alexa functionality in any free plug socket. Speak to your virtual assistant and control your smart home just like any other Alexa-enabled device but for far less than you’d usually shell out for a fully fledged speaker. 

With extra accessories on their way, this cheap Echo device is perfect if you’re looking to add your smart assistant to every room in the house but don’t want to cough up for a whole speaker every time. 

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Amazon Echo Dot with Clock deals

Now with a handy, discrete display

Speaker size: 1.6-inch | Dimensions: 4.3 x 9.9 x 9.9cm | Weight: 300g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Launch price: $59.99/£59.99/AU$99

Clock/timer display is super handy
Great value for an Alexa speaker
More expensive
No other significant improvements

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock launch price: $59.99/£59.99/AU$99.
The 2019 model Amazon Echo Dot with Clock is only a modest upgrade. It’s technically still a 3rd-gen Echo Dot, but now comes with a neat display on the side that can display the time. 

Amazon says one of the most requested questions Alexa gets is for the time, so this will save you a job. Many of us use smart speakers as timers around the kitchen too so we’re happy to see the display is used to show the timer counting down. It will also display the temperature when asking about the weather. Other request types will start to take advantage of this extra functionality in the near future.

The only other improvement over the previous model is a ‘tap to snooze’ option when using the Dot as an alarm. If these new features don’t do much for you, then you can save some money by opting for the regular Echo Dot deals below instead.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) deals

The most popular smart speaker in the world

Speaker size: 1.6-inch | Dimensions: 4.3 x 9.9 x 9.9cm | Weight: 300g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Launch price: $49.99/£49.99/AU$79

Low price
Improved audio
Alexa’s getting smarter all the time

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) launch price: $49.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.
The older, standard 3rd iteration of the Echo Dot comes in three colors – charcoal, heather grey, and sandstone (that’ll be black, grey or white to the rest of us). The hockey-puck-shaped speaker has a more refined look thanks to the fabric finish – far better than the older all-plastic version. The speaker driver is much larger too, going from a 1.1-inches in diameter to 1.6-inches. It’s 70% louder than the previous version and keeps the aux 3.5mm connection for a secondary speaker. You can also connect it wirelessly to external speakers via Bluetooth.

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Amazon Echo 2019 deals

The standard-sized Echo now sounds better than ever

Speaker size: 3-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter | Dimensions: 14.8 x 9.9 x 9.9cm | Weight: 780g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Launch price: $99.99/£89.99/AU$149

Improved sound
But no price increase
Great for music 
No clock display like the new Echo Dot

Amazon Echo (3rd gen 2019) launch price: $99.99 / £89.99 / AU$149.
The standard-sized Amazon Echo speaker gets better and better each iteration and this new 3rd-gen model marks the biggest improvement yet, especially for music fans. The audio architecture is now in line with that found in the more expensive Amazon Echo Plus thanks to the neodymium drivers, a larger 3-inch woofer and bigger tweeter too.

It’s ever so slightly chunkier than the 2nd-gen model while keeping the same height. The overall aesthetic remains thanks to the fabric design, however, though Amazon has launched a new color for the occasion in Twilight Blue (see image above). 

If you already own a Dot and want to round out the sound with a little extra oomph then this will be a great purchase. Or if you’re yet to buy any Alexa speaker, this is a great place to start if playing music will be one of the main reasons you’re buying one.

Amazon Echo 2017 deals

The upgrade for music fans

Speaker size: 2.5-inch woofer and 0.6-inch tweeter | Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.8 x 8.8cm | Weight: 821g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Launch price: $99.99/£89.99/AU$119

Dolby processing
A bigger sound than the Dot
Still cheaper than most rivals

Amazon Echo (2nd gen) launch price: $99.99 / £89.99 / AU$119.
With a newer version hitting shelves, we’d only go for this version of the Amazon Echo if there’s a significant discount. And as stores start to clear stock out for the new Echo, we should see great deals some soon.

The 2nd-gen Amazon Echo was the firm middle ground of the Alexa family, with a more powerful speaker than the Echo Dot. This second-generation version is a bit shorter but houses an upgraded speaker powered by some neat Dolby processing. 

At launch, this was the ‘just right’ option in the Echo lineup. It’s not as budget as the Amazon Echo Dot nor is it as premium as the Amazon Echo Plus. In 2017, you would have bought this if you wanted to use the smart speaker primarily for quality music but wanted to keep prices down. Today, the newest third-generation Echo does a far better job at that for the same price. If you do see it reduced, check out the state of the third generation’s price tag before making your purchase. 

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Amazon Echo Show 8

A decent screen size at a sensible price

Speaker size: 2 x 2.0-inch @ 10W | Screen size: 8-inch | Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.6 x 9.9cm | Weight: 1037g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or bluetooth | Built-in smart home hub: No | Launch price: $129.99/£119.99/AU$TBC

Better Suited to larger rooms than the Show 5
Way cheaper than the larger model
Louder than the Show 5
Nothing ‘new’

Amazon Echo Show 8 launch price: $129.99/£119.99/AU$TBC.
Not long after the release of the Show 5, Amazon came along with the Amazon Echo Show 8 and a larger screen. So while you may prefer the smaller Echo Show 5 for a bedside table, the new Show 8 works better in larger spaces.

If you’re looking for some hands-free recipe guidance in the form of kitchen video tutorials, then this is ideal. The Echo Show second-generation does offer a larger screen, but that 10-inch display comes at a significant price jump. This 8-inch screen is perfect for larger use than you’d need from a bedside table, without offering a hefty price tag to match. 

You’re also getting the superior display and audio quality of the Echo Show (2nd Gen) with all the privacy and app benefits that came with the Show 5. It’s an amalgamation of the best bits of the last two models that comes out with a price tag sitting closer to the cheaper end than the premium 2nd Generation.

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Amazon Echo Show 5

A small screen, but an even smaller price

Speaker size: 1.65 x 4W | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.6 x 7.3cm | Weight: 410g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or bluetooth | Built-in smart home hub: No | Launch price: $89.99/£79.99/AU$129

Way cheaper than the other Echo Shows
Decent alternative to the Google Home hub
Bedside table-friendly…
But a bit small otherwise?

Amazon Echo Show 5 launch price: $89.99 / £79.99 / AU$129.
This is the cheapest Amazon Echo Show you’ll find out in the wild right now. It comes with a smaller five-inch screen than the other Echo Show deals in this list, but if you’re after something for a bedside table display, or you simply don’t need another intrusive screen in your living room, it’ll sit perfectly.

Compared to its bigger siblings, or Google’s rival offerings, you might find the screen a little small depending on where you’re going to be seeing it from after requesting something via the Alexa voice-commands. Plus, you’ll be missing out on the improved display and audio quality of the more recent Show 8 as well. The huge selection of how-to videos are super handy though if you can plug it in close by, especially in the kitchen. Check out our full Amazon Echo Show 5 review if you want to learn more about this budget-friendly smart speaker display. 

Amazon Echo Show prices (2nd generation)

Alexa now comes with a screen

Speaker size: Dual 2-inch drivers with passive bass | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.4 x 10.7cm | Weight: 1.75Kg | Line out: Bluetooth | Built-in smart home hub: Yes | Launch price: $229.99/£219.99/AU$349

Visual element to Alexa-requests is handy
YouTube support is coming back
Usually way over-priced

Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) launch price: $229.99 / £219.99 / AU$349.
Amazon released a 2018 update for the Amazon Echo Show, the Alexa smart speaker with a touchscreen. As things stand, it’s a bit more expensive than the previous-gen version and a lot more expensive than the rival Google Home Hub prices. With the original model fully phased out, however, this is the only way you’ll get your hands on that classic mega 10-inch display.

The oldest Amazon Echo Show on this list has the biggest screen, with louder speakers and superior display quality over the Show 5, but offering a comparable experience to the Show 8. That makes it a much better fit for video content to be enjoyed via your Amazon Prime membership or for free on other channels. You can, of course, still use it as a smart hub for other devices like smart thermostats or bulbs. That’s more important than ever, as well, now that many smart devices don’t require their own hubs to work – simply slotting straight into the Alexa ecosystem. 

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Amazon Echo Plus prices (2nd generation)

A slightly defunct smart speaker

Speaker size: 3-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter | Dimensions: 14.8 x 9.9 x 9.9cm | Weight: 780g | Line out/in: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Built-in smart home hub: Yes | Launch price: $149.99/£139.99/AU$229

Impressive audio 
Includes temperature sensor
Can replace individual smart-device hubs
2019 Echo (third generation) offers same audio for less

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) launch price: $149.99 / £139.99 / $229.
Amazon revamped the Echo Plus smart speaker in late 2018. Then it revamped the Echo in 2019. Now they look pretty similar. The truth of the matter is that the second-generation Echo Plus carries the same speaker configuration as the new Amazon Echo third generation which also pulls it off for far less cash. That said, when the second-generation Echo Plus was released in 2018, it marked a step up in Alexa’s audio quality remit. 

So why would you pay more for the same speaker released a year earlier? If you use Zigbee smart home devices, you don’t want to be too hasty in dismissing the older model. The latest Echo third-generation dropped Zigbee support, whereas you’ll still find it on the Echo Plus second generation here. Herein lies the main advantage of the Amazon Echo Plus, and possibly the only reason you should pick it up –  the fact that there’s a Zigbee smart home hub built-in. 

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Amazon Echo Studio

2019’s latest Echo means business

Speaker size: Three 2-inch midrange speakers, 1-inch tweeter, 5.25-inch woofer | Dimensions: 20.6cm x 17.5cm | Weight: 3,500g | Line in: 3.5mm or optical line in | Launch price: $199/£189/AU$329

Excellent audio quality
Easy home cinema set up
Great price
3D audio hit and miss

If you’ve been watching the Echo Sub for a while wishing you could just add the smart speaker into the fantastic sound for a complete package, you’ll want to check out 2019’s Echo Studio. The massive Echo smart speaker works as a complete high quality audio solution that not only offers impressive sound quality for its price tag but can also easily create a home cinema with a Fire stick. 

Amazon have pitched their Echo Studio as low as possible in price – excellent times for all the bargain hunters out there. Don’t be fooled by that relatively low price either, this is a powerful speaker. While the 3D audio can be hit and miss, we found that the Echo Studio offered fantastic value for money with powerful sound and a wealth of features. 

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Amazon Echo Sub prices

Audio upgrade your existing smart speaker setup

Speaker size: 6-inch woofer, 100W amplifier | Dimensions: 20.2 x 21cm | Weight: 4.2Kg | Line in: Bluetooth | Launch price: $129.99/£119.99/AU$199

Subwoofer add-on
100W deep bass sound
Not a smart speaker itself

Amazon Echo Sub launch price: $129.99 / £119.99  / AU$199.
If you’re going all in on the Amazon Alexa audio setup at home, then you’ll want to take a look at the latest Amazon Echo Sub prices. The Echo Sub is not a smart speaker though, it’s a subwoofer to connect to your other Echo speakers, so you’ll need to pick up one of those (you’re already on the right page for them!) if you don’t have any yet. 

Or, check out some of the bundles available as Amazon has started selling the Echo Sub with a pair of regular Echo speakers in some regions to give you a full stereo sound setup at home. If you’d prefer to just have one beast of a smart speaker with a huge sound, then you may want to check out the latest Amazon Echo Studio, though it’s a little pricier.

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Amazon Echo Spot deals

Ideal for a bedside table

Speaker size: 1.4-inch | Screen size: 2.5-inch **Dimensions:** 10.4 x 9.7 x 9.1cm | Weight: 420g | Line out: 3.5mm and Bluetooth | Launch price: $129.99/£119.99/AU$179

Adds visual element to Alexa
Doubles as a bedside clock
Use for video calls
More expensive than the new, bigger Echo Show 5
Now discontinued

Amazon Echo Spot launch price: $129 / £119.99 / AU$179.  
The Amazon Echo Spot has been discontinued, meaning it’s unlikely you’ll find a particularly impressive price drop any time soon – at least not one that will make it feel more valuable than a Show 5. The small, circular screen was designed to show you little pieces of information rather than watch episodes of The Grand Tour or Mr Robot. The 2017 model hasn’t seen much action in the last three years, so you’ll be better off picking up something a bit newer. 

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