Worse for smart features. But the sound is excellent.
Well mine just turned up and I must say that I am seriously impressed, amazing bass for such a small thing.
I got one of these a few months ago and the sound quality is decent. I also don’t think Siri is as bad as folk make out. It has come a long way over the years. Maybe not quite as good as Alexa but generally does the job.
(lol) dunno where you got that idea from but it's the same Siri that's in everything else. E.g. over the internet.
Yep, I just bought from John Lewis for the guarantee. The HomePod is this price from everywhere at the moment including Argos (most expensive from Apple direct!).