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Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)
alaScore 97

84 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Show 5 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

A smaller, cheaper Alexa-powered smart display

Excellent price ; Powerful speakers for the size ; New dashboard and smart home controls

Some features really need a search option ; Needs multiple settings for proper night control

Basically a shrunken Echo Show, the new Echo Show 5 is far easier to place than its big brother, making it the ideal bedside companion or just for use where you don't have a lot of room. The new interface is largely a success and the smart home...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Ludlow David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

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

The combination of voice and video proved to be a winner with the original, and the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) improves on the original to deliver the ultimate Alexa experience. At its heart, the high-quality audio delivers the most compelling sound...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

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The Echo Show was a trend setter, but it's since been superseded by the new Amazon Echo Show Gen 2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 (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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Show 5 review

 

Alexa gains video to bring a satisfying boost to its abilities

Alexa voice-control ; Decent sound and video ; Nicely put together

Audio isn't the best

If you want to get into the world of the digital assistant with both audio and video, this is as a good a starting point as we’ve come across.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Show 5 review

 

Does shrinking the camera-packing Show make it a more tempting proposition?

Sub-£100 price tag ; Plays video ; Surprisingly loud ; Works brilliantly as an alarm clock ; Visual element improves many Alexa skills

Resolution isn’t great ; Won’t do your music library justice ; Alexa can be temperamental ; No YouTube

A great alarm clock and a feature-packed smart display that’s already a bargain

Jul, 2019

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 : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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...

Feb, 2019