Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

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

74 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the bass quality and reliability are overall positive. The size and sound are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price and design.

usability, sound, size, reliability, bass quality

design, price

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 74 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 60 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 60 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (13)

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The Echo Show was a trend setter, but it's since been superseded by the new Amazon Echo Show Gen 2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

Trusted Reviews Recommended

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 : 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...

Feb, 2019

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

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 : David Priest (

Amazon Echo Show 8 review: The best Alexa smart display, period


Amazon's incremental improvements still stand out, one year later.

The physical camera shutter is a small, smart addition to soothe privacy concerns.

You can't call up YouTube videos by voice.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Amazon Echo Show


The display provides an entirely new way to interact with Alexa, but is the Echo Show worth £199? Here's our Amazon Echo Show review.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (

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 : Jonathan Bray (

Amazon Echo Show (2017) review: £70 off refurbished versions


Amazon's uglified Echo Show is actually rather good and it's now 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

It’s early days yet for the Amazon Echo Show. Despite being out in the US for a few months now, the list of Show-specific skills from third parties remains thin on the ground, so early adopters are going to have to rely on the speaker’s core skillset...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Echo Show review: Alexa's touchscreen needs to show us more


At $230 or £200, the Echo Show is Amazon's fanciest Alexa gadget yet, with voice-activated video calling on a 7-inch touchscreen. Can Alexa hit another home run?

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

Price comparison for Amazon Echo Show (1st gen. 2017)

  Store     Price
Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019 release) – Smart Display...
Alexa can show you more: with an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help you manage your day at a...
£64.00 TO SHOP
All-new Echo Show 8 | 2nd generation (2021 release)...
Alexa can show you even more: 8" HD touchscreen, adaptive colour and stereo speakers bring entertainment to...
£89.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 10 (3rd generation) | HD smart display...
Designed to move with you—with a 10.1" HD screen that moves automatically, video calls, recipes and series...
£239.00 TO SHOP
All-new Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release)...
Seize your day with Alexa at the ready: set alarms and timers, check your calendar or the news, make video...
£54.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show (2nd Gen) – Stay in touch with the help of...
New speakers with improved sound, a new 10” HD screen and simple smart home setup—plus a new fabric design.
£219.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release), White + Amazon...
This bundle includes an Echo Show 5 (1st Gen) and an Amazon Smart Plug - everything you need to start your...
£54.00 TO SHOP
Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
1 internal speaker.
£128.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 8, Certified Refurbished, Sandstone fabric...
Alexa can show you more: with an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help you manage your day at a...
£107.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 8, Charcoal Fabric + TP-Link Tapo smart...
This bundle includes an Echo Show 8 and a TP-Link Tapo smart bulb (B22) - everything you need to start your...
£71.00 TO SHOP
All-new Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release)...
This bundle includes an All-new Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release) and a LIFX Colour Smart Bulb...
£64.00 TO SHOP
Online4Baby Chicco Echo Twin Stroller - Coal
The umbrella-folding Echo Twin stroller from Chicco combines comfort with style, featuring two spacious and...
£124.00 TO SHOP
Online4Baby My Child Echo Plus Group 1/2 Car Seat - Black
With Side Armour Protection +, luxurious fabrics & 3D foam padding, the Echo Plus Group 1/2 car seat...
£68.00 TO SHOP
Echo New York Echo Cabana Lattice Double V Caftan...
The Cabana Lattice Caftan has an openwork print and a double V neck to let just the right amount of sun...
£73.00 TO SHOP
Dr Denim Echo Washed Grey Jeans
Super-high rise, with a fitted flattering top block and a wide hem, not a flare or a boot leg but a gradual...
£61.00 TO SHOP
MAAP Echo Pro Base Jersey - Chilli
MAAP Echo Pro Base Jersey in Chilli from the Maap cycling collection. MAAP cycling echo pro jersey is made...
£140.00 TO SHOP
Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jean - Echo
We are delighted to have this firm Stick & Ribbon favourite, Articles of Society, back in stock! Here we...
£143.00 TO SHOP
Closed echo jacket green C97171-68P-22 - 653
Closed echo jacket green C97171-68P-22 - 653 Product Description Jack of matte glossy Nylon with vegan...
£270.00 TO SHOP
Dr Denim Echo Black Jeans
Super-high riseConcealed flyButton fasteningFunctional pocketsRegular fit True to size
£61.00 TO SHOP
Mattia Cielo Rugiada Triple Diamond Echo Hoops
Mattia Cielo triple diamond echo rugiada hoops for pierced ears from the Rugiada Collection. Diamonds G/VS...
£11664.00 TO SHOP
Echo New York Echo Cold Shoulder Dress - Navy
Rock the cold shoulder in this fab dress by Echo. Casual style perfection in an elegant navy shade. Also...
£73.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.