One 、 Preface ： Major manufacturers have entered the market The smart speaker market is coming
2014 year 11 month , Amazon Echo Born in the sky , Nobody thought of it , This little thing quickly ignited the smoke of the smart speaker Market .
On the international market , Microsoft 、 Google 、 Apple and other giants have joined the war one after another , They have come up with their own smart speaker products , There's a lot of fighting to death .
And at home , In addition to Jingdong and iFLYTEK who have been in the game for a long time ,BAT Three 、 millet 、 lenovo 、Rokid、 Himalayas and many other manufacturers have followed up , so to speak , At the beginning of the smart speaker Market , The wind and rain are coming .
From the earliest Echo Start , The way of playing smart speakers is already very routine , It's a traditional speaker + Intelligent voice interaction system + Internet Services + Multi device control access .
And behind this routine , It's the competition between the resources and ecology in the hands of major manufacturers . from AI Chip to channel , An emerging industrial chain is taking shape , A battle to occupy the living room has quietly begun .
This time, , We will take out the current two domestic smart speakers to do a comparative evaluation for you .
One is Xiaomi, a subversive player in the mobile phone industry AI Loudspeaker box , By the Xiaomi TV team 、 Xiaomi brain team and exploration laboratory jointly developed .
The other is the tmall Genie launched by Internet giant Ali X1, By Alibaba AI Labs Produce .
Both are widely concerned by consumers with high cost performance , And who can stay in the living room of consumers , Let's have a real fight today PK, Let the facts tell you the answer .
Two 、 Appearance comparison ： The warbler is fat and the swallow is thin Black and white have their own advantages
1、 Positive contrast
millet AI The speaker adopts the square design of all white color matching , On the front, there is only a dot matrix sound hole and a millet LOGO, It's almost a miniature version of millet air purifier , Simple without losing the sense of Technology .
I got the tmall genie in my hand X1 It's black , Use segmented cylinder design , There is a faint dot matrix tmall in the middle Logo, Thanks to the black matte texture and cylindrical fuselage , It's very low-key and introverted .
2、 Top control interface comparison
millet AI The top control panel of the speaker integrates buttons and light strips , Under normal working condition, all kinds of lamp effects are blue , The light effect is orange when waiting for binding mobile phone and Bluetooth connection .
millet AI The speaker can quickly adjust the playing volume of the speaker by sliding the finger clockwise and counterclockwise on the control panel , With the change of light effect . The fly in the ointment is that the control button has no backlight design , It's not convenient to operate in the dark .
And tmall X1 The top control panel is more simple , There's only one mute button at the top and 6 A ring microphone , On the left and right sides of the mute button are two hidden backlight volume +- key .
3、 Bottom contrast
Different from millet AI The sound box is designed with the light effect on the top , Tmall elves X1 There's a ring at the bottom of the fuselage RGB Breathing lights , It is shown in red when mute , When you wake up, it turns blue .
And because of tmall X1 My breathing light is projected to the bottom first , And then the reflection shows , So even at night , The lighting is also very soft and not dazzling .
millet AI This side of the speaker , The bottom is simpler , Only charging interface and antiskid pad design .
Just compare the two devices , In terms of appearance , Each side has its own characteristics , Black and white are very different , Each body has its own audience , faith RGB There's no shortage of lights .
If you have to make a difference , So the tmall Genie X1 It's probably more of a volume advantage , It's bigger than millet AI The speaker is a small circle , The height is only millet AI About half of the speakers , It doesn't look abrupt in the living room .
3、 ... and 、 Functional comparison ： The basic functions are complete Ecological development: tmall spirit wins
1、 Speaker function
Whether it's millet AI The speaker is still tmall X1 All need access to exclusive APP Only after that can we use , Both sides support Bluetooth or Wi-Fi control .
①APP Music interface contrast
↑↑↑ millet AI
↑↑↑ Tmall elves X1
millet AI The music radio module of the speaker is obviously more fashionable , And follow the flat design , On the contrary, the music interface of tmall elves is relatively simple .
In addition, Xiaomi AI Where is the speaker APP Some preferences of music types will appear in the initialization phase , For example, singers 、 style 、 Constellation and other information , So that we can understand the consumers' taste better .
And on tmall's side , Ali gives full play to the advantages of the ecological boss , Tmall elves X1 Our music resources are provided by shrimp music , And connected to QQ Music Library , Three major domestic music platforms have accounted for two , Audio resources are also connected to the Himalayas FM The content of , The abundance of resources is almost the same .
② Play the effect contrast
I chose the classic 《 Hotel California 》 As a test disc , In Xiaomi AI Speakers and tmall Genie X1 Play on .
In terms of effect , Although Xiaomi didn't hype the sound quality , But millet AI The performance of the speaker in medium and high frequency is quite good , The voice is transparent and clean . Lower the volume below the normal level, you can also hear the singer's affectionate interpretation clearly .
And tmall X1 here , Low frequency diving is good , Solid and powerful , The sound is rich but not unusual , Sometimes you can even hear the thrilling feeling ; If full 、 Rich in layers ; High frequency has a little bit of extensibility .
Compare the performance of both sides , millet AI Where is the speaker APP The music interface is more beautiful , And thanks to a larger voice unit , millet AI The speaker is a little better than the on-the-spot experience , And in terms of low-frequency diving and the abundance of resources , Tmall elves X1 A city back , It's a draw .
、 Intelligent voice interaction
millet AI Built in AI“ Little love students ”, The data comes from Xiaomi's own water drop platform , Although it started late , But with the appeal of Xiaomi , And attract less developers , Strength cannot be underestimated .
Tmall elves X1 Built in by Alibaba AI Labs The human-computer intelligent interaction system AliGenie, Its advantage lies in semantic understanding , Just one question about the weather is understandable 700 A variety of Chinese questions ,AliGenie I'm looking forward to it .
Let's look directly at the actual effect of intelligent interaction .
① Wake up experience
millet AI The command from the speaker is “ Little love students ”, Tmall elves X1 The awakening word is just like its name , Give voice “ Tmall elves ”4 One word will wake up the speaker .
The recognition rate and response speed of both are relatively fast . basic 5 Within meters , Keep it down 、 Abnormal conditions such as a heavier nasal sound can still recognize commands , And quickly into the working state .
If you focus on the speaker , It's basically no problem that the two cover a normal size living room or room .
↑↑↑ Tmall elves APP
And there is no command for a short time after wake-up , Tmall elves X1 Will say ：“ I am here , You say? .” To remind the user that the speaker has been awakened , That's very sweet , Looking at millet AI Except for the light on the speaker side , There are no other tips .
② Dialogue experience
↑↑↑ millet AI
↑↑↑ Tmall elves
For simple instructions , For example, listening to stories 、 Play music 、 Hands free voice playback control （ Volume up and down 、 Last song, next song, etc ） etc. , Both sides have done well in this respect , The test recognition rate is relatively high , And there is no strict format requirement for passwords .
↑↑↑ millet AI
↑↑↑ Tmall elves
Besides, it's like inquiring about the weather 、 date 、 Exchange rate and other life reminders , Add, subtract, multiply and divide 、 translate 、 Encyclopedia and other interesting functions are well supported by both sides .
↑↑↑ millet AI
↑↑↑ Tmall elves
And in everyday conversation , millet AI Obviously better to play , The answer is more human , If you like the teaser smart assistant , The millet AI It would be a good choice .
And tmall X1 It is more practical , For example, whether you ask it “ What's the weather like today? ？”、“ Is it hot today ？”、“ Is it sunny today ？”, It will be understood as you ask about the weather , And will make specific optimization .
All in all , Both sides have done a good job in basic speech recognition and wake-up , The general dialogue scene can also be well handled .
millet AI Speakers can be a good chat partner , Often give some “ The cure system ” Answer , The voice is more playable .
But in multi round conversations and semantic recognition , Tmall genie is obviously a little better , For example, you asked about the weather today , Just need to say “ And tomorrow ？” Tmall elves X1 You can directly check the weather of the next day .
3、 Internet expansion
It was mentioned at the beginning of the article that , Behind the competition of smart speakers , It's the competition between resources and ecology held by major manufacturers .
In terms of the resources Xiaomi holds , millet AI The expansion of smart speakers is very limited , The basic is to use the voice assistant function of the speaker to control the household appliances .
It should be noted that this function needs to be downloaded from the mobile phone first APP, After that, you can enter the subsequent binding operation .
↑↑↑ millet AI Home appliances that speakers can control
Rice house APP Total support 100 It's home appliance control , Most of them are products owned by Xiaomi . However, Xiaomi's official website does not say that Xiaomi AI Whether the voice control function of the speaker also supports the above 100 Home appliances .
In contrast, tmall spirit X1 here , Basically, it's rolling millet AI The sound box is broken , After all , Ali's resources are really formidable .
Tmall spirit also supports the control of smart home , You can access Alibaba intelligence APP Support intelligent home appliances for voice control .
↑↑↑ Ali intelligent support 6 Categories: 38 A small category of smart home products
Although it is inferior to Xiaomi in quantity AI not a few , But it's backed by Ali , Tmall elves X1 No worries about third-party support .
And then there's tmall X1 Voiceprint recognition technology , After entering voiceprint , The speaker can tell everyone in the family , And push different content according to everyone's preferences , At present, it can identify at most 6 Personal identity .
Of course , This voiceprint recognition is also used in voice shopping , Only through your own voice , To complete the verification of shopping payment .
After entering voiceprint , If you've set your personal phone number in advance , Just one sentence is needed here “ Make it for me X Yuan call fee ” And confirm , Tmall Genie can automatically charge the phone fee .
↑↑↑ Tmall Genie voice charges
↑↑↑ Tmall Genie voice charges successfully
Third party contacts can also be set up here , Direct said ：“ For whom X Yuan call fee ” that will do , It's easy to charge your family .
↑↑↑ Tmall supermarket shopping
↑↑↑ Tmall supermarket shopping success
Select the paper to test the shopping , Give voice “ I want to buy draw paper ” after , Tmall elves X1 Will automatically recommend a hot draw paper product , With basic information , Take a few 、 Price 、 On the pin 、 Whether the package is postal, etc .
At this time, you can choose to pay directly or join the shopping cart , Direct payment requires voiceprint verification . It's true that e-commerce started , Ali's shopping experience in the speaker is also so detailed .
Full voice , No cell phones at all , Practical experience can only be used for convenience + Quick to describe .
As a product of Ali , I bought everything , Check the express delivery, of course .
↑↑↑ Voice check express
And the latest update , Tmall elves X1 Also began to support the take out function , When you ask “ i am hungry ” still “ I would like to have dinner ”, It will be understood that you want to take out , And will recommend the package according to the word of mouth , And quote the merchant and price , Just answer and order .
There's no suspense about this part , Tmall elves X1 Perfect victory .
Four 、 summary ： Back to Ali Tmall elves X1 The advantage is unique
in general , millet AI Speakers and tmall Genie X1 Well done in terms of basic functions , Wake up function and speech recognition rate are relatively high .
millet AI Besides 299 The price of , It's more about human voice interaction , Quite a bit of Microsoft Xiaona's meaning , Dialogue is very good , Very high playability .
millet AI Speakers are very suitable for rice noodles or friends who want to taste smart speakers , After all, there is more than one millet product at home , millet AI The sound box can form a seamless connection with the products of miejia .
And then there's the relatively low price , There's no pressure on friends who want to taste , At this price , Even if not AI chip , It's also a very affordable speaker product .
And those who want to fully experience the convenient service of smart speakers , It's not tmall X1 must not .
Although the price is 499 Tmall spirit X1 It's like against Xiaomi AI Speakers don't have much advantage , But actually , Tmall elves X1 Not only does it also support home appliance control , Moreover, it has rich scalability that cannot be surpassed in the third-party services .
Backed by the huge resource pool of Ali , Tmall elves X1 The potential that can be tapped is enormous .
For example, tmall elves X1 From the beginning, there was voice online shopping 、 Voice check express and other practical functions , With the version update , Voice order takeout also joined in , I believe that with the development of smart speaker Market , There will be more third-party functions added .
You know, a smart speaker wants to be a real life assistant , Third party service interface is always needed , Amazon Echo It also relies on the support of many third-party manufacturers to form today's advantages .
And in China , Ali himself , It's the biggest third party .
Just a function of shopping , Tmall elves X1 You get tmall （ goods ）、 Alipay （ Wallet Authorization ）、 rookie （ Logistics information ） The resources of the three big companies are tilted .
so to speak , only 499 Yuan plus Ali products , Tmall elves X1 It's on the domestic market at present , Most practical 、 The most potential smart speaker , Not one of them. .
Who made it Ali's own son .