eero vs. Google WiFi

eero vs Google WiFi

So, what are the differences between eero vs. Google WiFi? 

The big differences are eero’s top-notch connectivity, advanced subscription plan as well as its unlimited expandability.

For these reasons alone, we feel that eero would be the better router when compared to the more affordable Google WiFi.


The Short Version

eero = Tri-band WiFi radios, Simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, 5.8GHz WiFi connectivity, two 1GB WAN/LAN & eero Beacon: none wired connectivity, includes MU-MIMO, beamforming, Bridge Mode, WPA2 security & network services, reduces WiFi Dead Zones, 1 eero + 1 Beacon 2,000 sq. ft. & 1 eero + 2 Beacons 3,000 sq. ft. range, Quad-core 700MHz processor, 512MB memory, 4GB storage, eero Plus subscription available.

Google WiFi = Dual-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz, and 5GHz WiFi connectivity, two 1GB WAN/LAN & USB-C per unit wired connectivity, no MU-MIMO, beamforming, bridge mode, WPA2-PSK security & network services, reduces WiFi Dead Zones, One 500-1500 sq ft, Two 1500-3000 sq ft & Three 3000-4500 sq ft range, Quad-core 710MHz processor, 512MB memory, 4GB storage available, no subscription. 

Which one are you getting?

Amazon eero mesh WiFi system – router replacement for whole-home coverage (3-pack)
Google WiFi system, 3-Pack - Router Replacement for Whole Home Coverage (NLS-1304-25),White

Last update on 2020-09-19 at 12:44 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

eero vs. Google WiFi — Easy Comparison Chart

eero Google WiFi
Dimensions4.76” x 4.76” x 1.26”Diameter: 4.1”Height: 2.7”
ColorWhiteWhite
Range1 eero + 1 Beacon 2,000 sq. ft.
1 eero + 2 Beacons 3,000 sq. ft.
One 500-1500 sq ft
Two 1500-3000 sq ft
Three 3000-4500 sq ft
Wired ConnectivityTwo 1GB WAN/LAN
eero Beacon: None
Two 1GB WAN/LAN;
USB-C per unit
MU-MIMOYesNo
Reduces WiFi Dead ZonesYesYes
BeamformingYesYes
Bridge ModeYesYes
WiFi ConnectivityTri-band WiFi radios,
Simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, 5.8GHzIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dual-band WiFi radios,
Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHzIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
ProcessorQuad-core 700MHzQuad-core 710MHz
Memory512MB512MB
Security and network servicesWPA2WPA2-PSK
Storage4GB4GB
Subscriptioneero PlusNo

eero vs. Google WiFi — What’s Different?

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Subscription – eero also comes with a subscription plan called euro plus which provides you with access to a number of features that add convenience and security to your networks, such as the Threat scan service and the Family Safe browsing.

However, Google Wifi doesn’t come with any extra subscription plans.

WiFi Connectivity –. There is no denying that the newer eero model is far more advanced in terms of WiFi connectivity than the previous generation as well as the Google WiFi.

As it offers compatibility with Tri-band WiFi radios with simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHz bands, compared to Google’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections.

Design – In terms of the design, eero offers a more practical build as it comes in a compact size of 4.76” x 4.76” x 1.26”, compared to Google WiFi’s 4.17 x 2.70 inches.

MU-MIMO – Since eero includes the MU-MIMO technology, it will be able to communicate with all devices on the network simultaneously, ensuring maximum speeds across all devices.

While unfortunately, Google WiFi does not offer MU-MIMO support.

Nightlight – Additionally with eero you also have the advantage of the 10 Lumen LED nightlight present on the device that’s also paired with the automated dimming feature.
Google WiFi lacks this addition,

Hardware & Performance – Lastly, with Google WiFi, you can expect a stronger hardware system when compared to eero.

Since each unit is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 717 MHz, therefore backing up the processor with an impressive 512MB of RAM and 4GB flash memory.

While eero falls a little behind in terms of hardware as it provides a 240 Mbps capacity on the 2.4GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 5GHz.

However, it’s important to note that eero does make up for this with its third band connectivity.

Units & Range – When it comes to units & range, Google WiFi seems to cover a larger distance per node when compared to the eero.

As a single unit should suffice for an apartment or a smaller home with an area coverage ranging from 500-1500 square feet.

Whereas for medium-sized homes, it should be extended to two devices.

Whereas eero will cover 1-2 bedrooms or up to 2000 square feet with one beacon and one eero and 2 beacons will cover the average 2-4 bedroom home with a range of up to 3000 square feet.

Amazon eero mesh WiFi system – router replacement for whole-home coverage (3-pack)
Google WiFi system, 3-Pack - Router Replacement for Whole Home Coverage (NLS-1304-25),White

Last update on 2020-09-19 at 12:44 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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