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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021)
alaScore 97

28 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021). 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. People really like the size. The price also gets good feedback, whereas the connectivity and usability get critical reviews.

sound, price, size

design, reliability, usability, connectivity

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Velasco (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) review: Still the smart screen to get


The Amazon Echo Show 8 has been our pick for the best Echo Show speaker for a long time, and the 2nd Gen version will help it stay in that top spot. The reason why? Its much-improved camera gives you Amazon's mid-range Echo Show is the right fit for...

Perfect size for most spaces ; Dramatically improved camera ; Best affordable video-calling device

Display and camera don't rotate ; Only two color options ; Can't play Amazon Music HD content

Not much has changed from the first to the second generation of the Echo Show 8, but that is actually a good thing. The 13MP camera is vastly superior to the 1MP shooter on the previous model, as is the new panning feature that keeps you in the frame...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

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...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Dhruv Bhutani (

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) review: The Alexa smart display for everyone


Faster and better than ever, but is the Echo Show 8 (2nd gen, 2021) the best smart display? Find out in this Amazon Echo Show 8 review.

Excellent dual speaker system ; Improved responsiveness ; 13MP camera captures excellent video ; Affordable price

Unintuitive software ; Buggy camera software ; Occasional echo in calls ; No audio out port ; $129.00 at Amazon ; Rs7,499.00 at Amazon India ; £119.00 at Amazon

The Echo Show 8 is an excellent smart display for those invested in the Amazon device ecosystem. Despite the improved responsiveness, the display feels underutilized by the unintuitive and occasionally buggy software. Overall, though, the Echo Show 8...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Ankita-Chakravarti (indiatoday)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) review: Best smart display under Rs 10,000


With no major overhauls in the design, the Echo Show 8 is believed to be faster than its predecessor and comes with an improved camera specification. So should you buy this one? Read on to know more.

Display ; Sound Quality ; Camera

Same old design ; Limited support for video calling apps

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Aulia (

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


Amazon Echo Show 8 (Second Generation, 2021) Review – We've had a closer look at the Echo Show 5 2nd Gen last week, bringing small updates to the original Echo Show 5. The new Echo Show 8 thankfully, offers more worthy updates which includes a faster...

Perfect size ; 8″ clear display ; Built-in controls for volume and privacy ; 13MP front camera ; Responsive to voice commands for controlling smart home devices

Same design, same display ; Not worth the upgrade if you don’t use the camera at all

The Echo Show 8 is still the best Echo Show display in terms of size, functionalities, and prize. The second generation adds a faster processor and a huge bump in the camera department

Jun, 2021

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