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Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)
alaScore 94

67 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)


Amazon Echo Show review: The second generation Amazon smart display is a definite step in the right direction

Great display ; Smart home control at your fingertips ; Excellent audio quality ; Can watch Amazon Prime Video

Relatively expensive ; Poor YouTube access

With its larger screen and powerful sound, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is the smart display for watching content as well as controlling your home.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

Amazon Echo Show (2017) Review | Trusted Reviews


With its larger screen and powerful audio, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is a smart display that's good for media as well as smart home.

Great display ; Smart home control at your fingertips ; Excellent audio quality ; Can watch Amazon Prime Video

Relatively expensive ; Poor YouTube access

The Echo Show was a trend setter, but it's since been superseded by the new Amazon Echo Show Gen 2

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

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 : Chris Hall Mike Lowe (

Lenovo Smart Display review: Google Assistant steals the show


Great display ; Google Assistant getting smarter all the time

Sound quality not great ; Design is a little whacky

The Lenovo Smart Display makes a strong case for smart displays, but it's still an area to watch. If music is important or you want something more compact, you might be better off looking elsewhere.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

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


Far better audio than original ; Bigger display than original too ; 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

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (

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

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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 : Mike Lowe (

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential


Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo

The concept of the Lenovo Tab 4 tablet mated with Home Assistant is a great alternative to an Amazon Echo Show thanks to its Alexa integration. In its current state however, it doesn't leverage the right level of usability to be deemed as a better...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Amazon Echo Show (2017) review


There's a new Echo Show in town, so how does the original version now stack up?

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

Speaker still sounds shallow ; Video calling is limited

The Echo Show is more of a fun, ancillary device than a necessity, like the Echo or the Dot. 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 example. But all...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rob Leane (

Amazon Echo Show review: £90 off refurbished versions


Amazon's uglified Echo Show is actually rather good, and it's no a lot more affordable

Video calling works well ; Easier to get to grips with than other Echo speakers ; Good sound quality

Pricey ; Not the most attractive thing

Remember: the Echo Show does all the stuff a regular Echo can do but its touchscreen adds just enough visual flair and extra information to make the whole experience that bit more accessible and pleasurable. It’s Amazon’s best-sounding and most...

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications


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


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

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN:N
USB port:N
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

Height :187