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Google Nest Home Hub (2018)

Google Nest Home Hub (2018)
alaScore 98

96 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Google Nest Home Hub (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Nest Home Hub (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kim Wetzel and John Velasco (digitaltrends.com)

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

 

Google's Nest Hub has other ideas, and though it's tiny, it has some powerful features that make it mighty under the hood. In a way, its simple approach is a refreshing take on the smart display — but it also feels watered down. Worth pointing out,...

Easy smart home control No camera on device Small size means it can be placed anywhere Doubles as a digital photo frame Affordable

No camera means no video chatting Poor sound quality Screen is too small for media consumption

There’s a lot to like about the Google Nest Hub. We appreciate the focus on smart home control, the pull-down control panel, and the digital photo frame capabilities. We also appreciate the lack of a camera for those concerned about privacy. We came...

Jun, 2020

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 : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

Google's smart display is dwarfed by the Amazon Echo Show in size, but not in features, thanks to Google Assistant and a steady beat of updates.

 

Google's smart display is dwarfed by the Amazon Echo Show in size, but not in features, thanks to Google Assistant and a steady beat of updates.

The Google Nest Hub's touchscreen is responsive and works well in combination with Google Assistant, whether you ask for help on a recipe or check what's on your calendar. Pictures and videos look particularly crisp thanks to an ambient light sensor...

The sound quality is fine for background music, but nowhere near the level of other smart displays like the Amazon Echo Show or the JBL Link View. It's more on par with the diminutive Google Home Mini.

The cameraless, petite Google Nest Hub will blend into any room in your home. It's affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen), a photo frame and a smart-home control panel.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

The Google Home Hub hits $58.99

 

Another week brings another price drop -- but will it go even lower?

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Nest Hub

 

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

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Unbelievable Google Nest Hub, Home Mini and GE Smart Bulb bundle: $99

 

Woot! That's less than the price of the Hub all by itself! Plus: Deals on the Apple Watch Series 4 and WD's 3TB portable hard drive.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: A smart display showdown

 

Which flagship smart display is right for you?

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

Google Home Hub listens longer with Continued Conversation

 

You'll no longer have to say the wake word every time when talking with your smart display.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Alina Bradford (cnet.com)

5 Google Home Hub features you should be using

 

They're easy to miss, but very handy.

Feb, 2019

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

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