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Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen. 2018)
alaScore 95

40 reviews

Sep, 2020

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 size. There are some mixed opinions about the sound, while there are some critical comments about the bass quality.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kim Wetzel John Velasco (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.

Impressive sound quality ; Crystal clear display ; Larger screen than previous model ; Built-in smart home hub

Expensive ; No Z-Wave integration

Aug, 2020

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

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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

Expert review by : Molly Price (cnet.com)

Amazon's revamped smart display has bigger sound and better looks

 

Amazon's second-gen smart display still costs $230, but you'll get a much better looking and sounding device. Still, it's not the best option out there.

The second generation of the Echo Show brings a better and bigger display, fuller sound and YouTube via Firefox or Amazon Silk browsers.

There still aren't many useful or entertaining animations in common Alexa interactions.

If you like the idea of a smart display for cooking, calling or watching videos, the newest Echo Show is a great option. But don't expect any extras.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

 

The new Echo Show 2nd Gen finds a far more powerful Amazon Alexa waiting for it, with none of the touchscreen uncertainty of the original. Back when Amazon first launched the Echo Show, its first smart speaker with a display, few were convinced that...

Big, bright display is significantly larger than 1st Gen ; Great audio with plenty of bass ; Alexa's display-capable skills have improved considerably ; Smart home hub functionality is easy to use ; Price unchanged from original Echo Show

Smart hub functionality only covers the basics ; Browser feels a little half-baked ; Searching for recipes by voice is limited

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) review: Better in every way, and better than every other smart display

 

It's a major step up, but Amazon still doesn't have the best smart speaker.

ZigBee smart home hub onboard ; Large, vibrant, higher-resolution display ; Vastly improved user interface

No Z-Wave support ; Not the best smart speaker for music

With its second-generation Echo Show, Amazon retakes the lead in smart displays, with across-the-board improvements compared to its first-generation product, and features like an integrated smart home hub and multi-room audio support that Google...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Monica Chin (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review: Better In Every Way

 

While still a bit confused about what it wants to be, the second Echo Show is a huge improvement over the first.

The Echo Show has become much, much more than just Alexa with a screen—it feels like a top-tier speaker, a miniature television, a smart-home hub and a sturdy tablet all in one. While I love using the thing, there’s still room for improvement....

Sep, 2019

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

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