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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021)
alaScore 100

12 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the design. Some have doubts about the usability.

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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 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Velasco (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) Review: It adds a camera that tracks you

 

Back for round two, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) features a brand-new camera with support for pan and zoom on video phone calls.

Camera keeps user in frame on video calls ; Vibrant adaptive display ; Superb room-filling sound

Recycles same design as before

“The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) gives you the freedom to move around on video calls thanks to a new pan-and-zoom camera.”

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Amazon’s new Echo Show 8 is a little faster and has a better camera

 

Amazon's midsize Echo Show 8 is the best smart display in its lineup. It is larger and more capable than the diminutive Echo Show 5, while costing far less than the larger Echo Show 10. The Echo Show 8 is handy for watching video, listening to music,...

Loud, full sound Wide range of features Improved camera

Few video streaming options Software is still voice-first Some video calling bugs

The new Echo Show 8 doesn’t redefine what a smart display can be, but it’s still a very good virtual assistant with a screen for an attractive price.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) Review

 

The original Echo Show 8 has been one of our favorite smart displays since it came out two years ago, thanks to a nearly perfect balance of strong audio performance for the size, a bright and colorful screen, and loads of useful Alexa voice control and...

Bright, colorful screen Powerful audio for the size Higher-resolution camera than previous model Digital pan and zoom

Very few changes aside from camera

Amazon's second-generation Echo Show 8 smart display offers just the right balance of price, performance, and size, with an updated camera for an even better video chat and home security experience.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) Review: Alexa’s best display yet

 

The pandemic has made clear that low-resolution webcams are only the tip of the video calling iceberg: in an ideal world we'd all have our own cameraperson to make sure the angles were perfec…

Camera auto-tracking is smooth and effective ; Stereo speakers have punch to fill a room ; Alexa keeps getting more abilities ; Easily-controlled privacy

Auto-framing does have limits ; A dedicated speaker sounds better for the price ; Limited services that the clever camera works with

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: A worthy mid-range smart display

 

If you've decided that Alexa is the digital assistant you want in your home, the Echo Show 8 is an excellent mid-range smart display. If you've settled on Google Assistant instead and deployed a lot of those speakers, there's probably nothing here that...

13-megapixel camera Bright, crisp, 1280 x 800-resolution display with adaptive color Video calls with up to 7 people Alexa, and everything that brings to the party in terms of smart home control

Google Assistant remains far smarter when it comes to general knowledge inquiries Still no elegant way to watch YouTube Costs $30 more than the Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is a great smart display for not a lot of money that’s useful for video calls, home security, entertainment, and—above all—smart home control.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review

 

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: The $129 Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has a clever new auto-framing camera for video chats, making the best affordable Alexa display even better.

Display feels more responsive ; Auto-framing works well ; Good sound for size ; Comes with Amazon Sidewalk

Wish it offered more upgrades

I will say the speaker seems less impressive than it did in the first-generation model, but maybe I’m just disappointed Amazon didn’t beef it up this time around. Beyond the 13-MP camera with auto-framing, there’s little that makes this new version...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by (gizmodo.com)

Echo Show 8's Camera Is So Good I Forgot How Unsettling Sidewalk Is

 

Amazon's Echo Show 8 smart display doubles as a security camera, if you're into that kind of thing.

13-megapixel camera with panning abilities, enjoyable 8-inch display, it’s one of the best smart home controllers available

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review

 

While those are all serious strikes against the Echo Show 8, it's not all bad. This generation incorporates a new 13-megapixel wide-angle camera that digitally pans and zooms during video calls and an octa-core processor that helps the display switch...

New 13MP camera for video calls Cheaper than the Echo Show 10 Easy to group speakers together Fun photo booth mode

Audio quality can still be improved Only a 1280 x 800 resolution No built-in Zigbee hub No aux-out port

The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) offers a superior camera for enhanced video calls and a faster processor, but not the best audio quality or screen resolution. Add to that the removal of the aux-out jack and lack of a Zigbee hub and you’ve got the recipe...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) review: the smart display you need in your kitchen

 

The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) is jam-packed with smart features

Alexa is always improving ; 13MP camera with privacy shutter ; Good sized screen

No 3.5mm audio port ; Not that different from the 1st generation ; Only comes in black or white

Compact with an 8inch screen, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) is one of the best smart displays for most people. Its camera, speakers and smart features are all impressive - it’s hard not to recommend!

Jun, 2021

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

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: Follow you, follow me

 

The second-generation Echo Show 8 is the best bang for your buck Alexa device with a display. It's got a much improved camera this time too.

Much-improved camera ; Pan and zoom works well ; Decent sound

No native YouTube support ; Some Skills still not great with display

The best bang-for-buck Echo device with a screen now comes with a much-improved new camera, adding to the already excellent sound. It's an ideal Alexa option for a kitchen or family room. But there's still no native YouTube, which we find perplexing.

Aug, 2021
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