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Google Home Hub

Google Home Hub
alaScore 100

49 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Google Home Hub. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 Google Home Hub is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Home Hub review: A more personal smart display

 

Google's Home Hub is unlike most other smart displays on the market. With its small size and soft fabric exterior, the Home Hub is well-suited for nearly every room in your house. The notable absence of a camera helps alleviate privacy concerns, which...

No camera ; Beautiful display ; Simple minimalist design ; Affordable compared to the competition

Might be too small for some ; Sound quality is just OK

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

The first 9 things to do with a Google Home Hub

 

Set it up the right way and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Home Hub

 

The small, affordable Google Assistant-powered Home Hub smart display is functional and convenient, but won't impress anyone with its sound quality.

Relatively inexpensive. Small footprint. Useful touch screen.

Weak audio. No camera for video calls.

Bottom Line: The small, affordable Google Assistant-powered Home Hub smart display is functional and convenient, but won't impress anyone with its sound quality.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Google Home Hub review: the best digital photo frame

 

Google's latest Home device is the perfect digital photo frame for your Google Photos library.

Gorgeous display with automatic dimming and color adjustment ; Compact size that can be comfortably placed in many spots throughout the home ; Comprehensive smart home controls that can be accessed via voice or touch ; Google Photos integration makes...

Small display size might be a deterrent ; Speaker quality is weak ; Can’t stream Netflix ; Have to say “Google” every time you want to talk to the thing

That alone is enough to make the Home Hub a permanent fixture in my home and probably in the homes of many other parents and grandparents.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Google Home Hub Review: A friendlier smart display

 

The Google Home Hub is a big idea in a compact package. Bucking the trend of larger and larger smart displays, this latest container for the varied talents of the Google Assistant occupies a smaller footprint than most of its rivals demand. The size -...

Cute style makes for a less-threatening smart display ; Google Assistant is as capable as ever ; Smart home controls are easily laid-out and convenient ; Aggressively priced ; No camera should please privacy fans

Speaker isn't the best for music playback ; Absence of a camera may frustrate some

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Martyn Williams Adam Patrick Murray (techhive.com)

Google Home Hub review: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best

 

Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

Offers a visual interface to the Google Assistant ; Works as a single control panel for all Google-compatible smart home devices ; Step-by-step cooking instructions make it useful in the kitchen

It's another screen to distract you in your home ; The small size means some compromise on fullness of audio ; It can't be used as a base for video calls

If you're trying to cut down on screen time and the amount of time you spend on the Internet, beware of what the Google Home Hub might do to those goals. I found the photo frame mode constantly drawing my attention when I walked into a room and my eyes...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (phonearena.com)

Google Home Hub Review

 

The Google Home Hub represents the company's first first-party smart display and the soft, cute aesthetic clearly gives it away as a Google Home device. Does its software betray the fact that it's also the company's first in the smart display space?

Pleasing aesthetic which blends high-tech and home décor well ; Ambient Display EQ is well-tuned and effective ; Speaker gets decently loud and is well-composed throughout higher volumes ; Intuitive UI for smart device and Chromecast speaker control

No camera for video calling ; UI needs expansion in smart device control and app integrations ; Smaller size and lack of water resistance detract from the Hub’s room versatility

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Monica Chin (tomsguide.com)

Google Home Hub Review: A Good Cheap Echo Show Alternative

 

Google's Smart Display isn't great for watching videos or TV, or for blasting dance music, but it wasn't designed for those things. It's meant to add a convenient visual element to Google's voice assistant and to help with a bunch of everyday tasks,...

Doesn’t crowd your counter ; Easy phone calling ; YouTube and Google Photos integration ; Centralized Smart Home control

Too small for movies and TV ; Weak bass ; No video calls

While it’s not as large or loud as the Echo Show, the Google Home Hub is an affordable and capable alternative for those looking for a smart display.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ron Amadeo (arstechnica.com)

Google OnHub review—Google’s smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith

 

Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router. Tomorrow? We have no idea. (Ok, maybe idea.)

It looks nice. Most routers look like ; , but this really could go on a book shelf. ; If you're a novice, the app makes this one of the most user-friendly routers out there. It's kind of crazy how much work was put into setup. ; Automatic updates for...

Performance and functionality are not as good as a $200 router. ; Only one LAN port. You'll probably want a switch. ; No browser-based settings. You'll need to use the app. ; It tracks network usage but only Wi-Fi network usage? What good is that?

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

Google Home Hub Hands-On: A Worthy (and Cheaper) Echo Show Rival

 

Google's smart display has a 7-inch touchscreen and is powered by Google Assistant.