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Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018)
alaScore 94

40 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the bass quality.

sound, usability, size, price, design

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review

 

Amazon finally shows why a screen-based smart helper is a good idea, even if the Echo Show 2 still needs a little refining.

Big, bright, responsive touch screen Competent smart home hub Much better audio than 1st gen Show

Screen apps lack polish Audio is bass heavy Video calling still limited

The updated Show is a big step in the right direction thanks to a better design, screen, sound experience and feature set. It's still hampered by some patchy skills and limited support for third-party streaming services, but if you’re a Prime Video fan...

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen

 

With welcome software enhancements and much better audio as well as that larger screen, the Echo Show is getting serious. But is it worth buying?

Far better audio than original ; Great for simple voice-controlled tasks ; Ring integration (for those with the doorbell)

Reflective display isn't the brightest ; Lack of native YouTube (workaround via browser) ; Many Alexa skills not optimised for screen ; Echo Show 8 possibly more compelling

The Echo Show is a super additional device for a kitchen or communal space, while the audio has been given a much-needed boost. There are some foibles - such as lack of YouTube, a slightly reflective display, and some skills lacking screen-based...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Show 2nd-generation

 

The second-generation Echo Show has a bigger screen and better sound. But it could be improved further with better software. Here's our review.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) review

 

Does giving Alexa a screen enhance her skills or distract her from the job at hand?

Nice big screen ; Improved audio ; Decent smart home hub ; Alexa still a handy helper

Pricey ; Screen feels underused ; Audio needs tweaking ; Limited video playback

Better than the original but the Echo Show still doesn’t make the most of its screen

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: Now even cheaper

 

A 10in screen, a bigger sound and better microphones, but the Echo Show 2 represents a missed opportunity

Big screen ; Better sound ; More sensitive mics

Doesn't make the most of extra size ; Bass is a bit overbearing

The Home Hub has plenty of strengths, too. It's great as a photo frame for Google Photos, Google Assistant is much better at interpreting natural language and answering questions about trivia than Alexa and you can make free phone calls on it to any UK...

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

 

With smart displays powered by Google now in play, the pressure was on for Amazon to make a better Echo Show device. There's no denying Amazon did it.

“With a bigger screen and stronger sound, the new Amazon Echo Show is better in every way.”

Jul, 2021

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: Much-needed refinements

 

Amazon's latest Echo Show is a huge upgrade over the original. It has a more modern design, fantastic audio quality, comes with two built-in browsers and features step-by-step recipes; some even have video tutorials. It now has more robust...

Improved streamlined design Outstanding sound quality ; Supports NBC and Hulu (including Hulu Live) ; Built-in browser lets you watch YouTube ; Step-by-step recipes with video instructions

Display quality is only so-so ; Isn’t fully compatible with Nest Hello video doorbell ; Not compatible with YouTube TV

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation)

 

The latest model of the Amazon Alexa-powered Echo Show smart display is a major upgrade over the original, with a larger, more functional touch screen and a much more powerful speaker system.

Feature-rich touch-screen interface. Friendly design with big, bright screen. Powerful audio. Web browser.

Heavily sculpted sound emphasizes extremes and downplays midrange. Screen only supports 720p video.

Bottom Line: The latest model of the Amazon Alexa-powered Echo Show smart display is a major upgrade over the original, with a larger, more functional touch screen and a much more powerful speaker system.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (cnet.com)

8 tips for your new Amazon Echo Show

 

The Echo Show is easy to use, but there are a few things you'll want to adjust or customize. Let's take a look.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Amazon Echo Show 2018 review: bigger screen and better sound aren’t enough

 

New screen, same Show

Much improved sound quality ; Bigger screen is much nicer to look at ; Design is more pleasing to the eye ; Software is more capable and easier to use

Still largely limited to Amazon services ; No hardware shutter to block the camera ; Screen-based skills are still lacking ; YouTube experience is laughably bad

At the end of the day, if I’m going to commit to having an always-on, internet-connected screen sitting on my countertop all the time, I want it to do more than the Echo Show.

Oct, 2018

Price comparison for Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018)

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