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Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show
alaScore 98

48 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Amazon Echo Show. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The size is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the price and design.

usability, size, reliability

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Amazon Echo Show is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Show

 

Amazon Echo Show review: adding a screen definitely improves the Alexa AI experience, although the smaller and cheaper Echo Spot is easier to accommodate.

Useful screen ; Video calling works well ; More intuitive than other Echo devices ; Best-sounding Echo so far

Expensive ; Not the best-looking thing

In many ways, the best Amazon Echo experience.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Seeing is believing

 

The Echo Show does everything the original Echo does, but many of those features are much better when you add in a screen. Given that the Show is only $50 more than the standard Echo, it'll be a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to add a digital...

Alexa takes great advantage of the new touchscreen ; Music sounds great over the new speaker ; Echo Show does everything the original Echo does ; It'll get better over time as developers build skills for the touchscreen

Odd, angular design ; Low-resolution screen

Amazon essentially created a category with the Echo, and the Echo Show marks the first significant re-thinking of what a voice-activated home-hub can be. Ultimately, the screen isn't essential , but it proved to be very useful. And the improved speaker...

Jun, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Jenny McGrath (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Show Review

 

Alexa with a screen, the Amazon Echo Show puts more of your senses to use when you use the voice assistant.

Easy to use ; Some Alexa features, like timers and lists, are better with visuals ; Plays videos and gives visual search results ; Lots of potential uses for an assistant with a screen

Skills still need some work ; No privacy shutter

Right now, the Echo Show’s on-screen features aren’t show-stoppers. We can see a lot of potential, though.

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

Amazon Echo Show review

 

Editor's note (October 26, 2017): Since introducing the Show in June 2017, Amazon has evolved its lineup of Echo smart speakers , refreshing some older models and continuing to expand Alexa's skills, support new third-party integrations and release...

The Echo Show offers everything you love about Alexa, complete with new video and touchscreen controls. It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.

The uninspired design feels dated. At launch, the touchscreen visuals don't do enough to bring Alexa to life, or make her much easier to use -- though that could change with the arrival of new screen-specific Alexa skills.

Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Show

 

The Amazon Echo Show pairs a camera and 7-inch touch screen with the Alexa voice assistant, but the combination doesn't feel particularly necessary. The Echo remains a better overall value.

Touch screen useful for discovery, selecting suggested items, and controlling playback. Full range of Alexa features with visuals.

Limited touch control options. Drop In voice and video messaging only works with other Alexa users. Dated design. Unimpressive audio quality for the price.

That said, the Echo Show is a handy little gadget you can put on your kitchen counter or bookshelf to get quick access to a lot of information using only your voice. And Amazon occasionally has sales on its devices—if you find it for around $200 on...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa is even better on a screen

 

The Echo Show might be your new favorite kitchen gadget

Isn't trying to be a tablet ; Better sound than other smart speakers ; Video conferencing between Shows is easy

Not enough screen-enabled skills yet ; Could be better sound for the price ; Camera can't handle backlit rooms

From nearly any other company, adding a screen would have resulted in feature-itis of the worst kind. By holding back, the Echo Show feels like it does more. Its strength is in its simplicity.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Amazon Echo Show

 

Too bad it's so ugly.

Solid screen, microphone, and speakers. Alexa's way more useful when it can show you stuff. This is the kitchen TV you've been missing.

For an object in your home, Amazon sure built an ugly gadget. A lot of the screen's true usefulness is up to developers. Alexa is great, but nowhere near perfect yet.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future

 

The Echo Show is really the pinnacle of the Echo experience: once you've seen it, you won't want to do back to just having a speaker. Alexa calling is

Responsive touchscreen ; Bright display ; Louder and better speakers than Echo ; Fully-fledged Alexa experience ; Video calls and Drop In mode

Low resolution ; Not a truly high-end speaker ; No app store or deep interface ; Few touch-enabled skills

Amazon has turned its Alexa voice-control assistant into a wider platform. And the Echo Show, which is essentially an Echo with a touchscreen, expands what you can do with Alexa and how useful the service is.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Show review

 

Alexa takes on a new, but not fully convincing, form

Effective smart home hub ; Alexa is still a helpful ally ; There's potential to tap

Needs a lot more visual apps ; Underwhelming speakers ; Clunky design

The Echo Show has potential, but it's mostly unrealised so far

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo Show review

 

The Amazon Echo Show adds sight to the sound

Awesome voice recognition ; Visually rich touchscreen ; Competent smart home hub

Speaker still sounds shallow ; Video calling is limited ; Alexa needs some schooling

The Echo Show, like the Echo before it, is more of a fun, ancillary device than it is a true necessity. It adds value by combining devices you already have and ones you could buy at a lower price elsewhere – just look at the Amazon Echo Dot, for...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display:Y
Colour of product:Black / White

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of drivers:2

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
USB port:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Technical Details

Built-in processor:Y
Control type:Buttons, Touch
Internet radio services supported:Spotify, TuneIn
Mac compatibility:N
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 5.0,Android 5.1,Android 6.0,Android 7.1,iOS 10.0,iOS 11.0,iOS 9.0,iOS 9.1,iOS 9.2,iOS 9.3
Processor frequency:1440
Smartphone remote support:Y
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:90
Height :187
Weight:1.17
Width:187