Amazon Echo Show Buying Guide - Echo Show 5, 8, 10, 15 (Compared)

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Amazon Echo Show devices are an upgrade to smart speakers like the Echo Dot. The Echo Show, as the name suggests, comes with a smart speaker and an HD display.

Amazon Echo Show 8(2nd Generation)

Apart from listening to the audio, you can view content from various online platforms. There is built-in Alexa to help you navigate hands-free, and there are some other key benefits of buying the Echo Show, as shared below.

5 Benefits of the Amazon Echo Show:

  1. Video calling is not limited to smartphones or laptops, but you can also use these Echo show devices.
  2. Security - Except for entertainment, the Echo Show devices help monitor an area using its in-built camera.
  3. Manage your day - It helps you manage your day by setting reminders, creating monthly shopping lists, adding items to your everyday to-do lists, setting alarms, seeing weather forecasts, calendars, etc.
  4. Entertainment - Also, you can stream music and movies from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix on this device.
  5. Control home smartly helps you control smart home appliances like bulbs and fans.

There are plenty of options from Amazon when it comes to buying the Echo Show. We will start with the most basic Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) and then share more advanced and expensive versions offering more features. You can buy the model that suits your requirements and budget.

1. Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Generation)

The Echo Shows 5 comes with 5.5 inches display and has a built-in Alexa for voice commands. Also, Alexa understands both Hindi and English language.

Amazon Echo Show 5(2nd generation)

You can easily stream millions of songs in your favorite language from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Spotify, JioSavan, and Gaana.

Furthermore, you can use it as a CCTV camera because of its built-in 2MP camera sensor. You can monitor the room on your Alexa app or other Echo Show devices. Ideal for Moms looking to keep an eye on toddlers.

Moreover, The Echo Show 5 also helps you manage and control smart home devices with your voice; you can ask Alexa to turn on/off intelligent lights.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker is available online for Rs 6,999.

Key Specification and Features:

  • It offers a 5.5-inch display.
  • There is Built-in Alexa that understands both Hindi and English language.
  • It comes with an improved 2MP camera for video calling.
  • We can access the built-in camera to monitor the Alexa app's room remotely.
  • Enjoy millions of songs in your favorite language.
  • Easily manage and control smart home devices like smart bulbs, fans, etc.
  • Also, it comes with a mic off button and a built-in camera cover for privacy.

2. Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st Generation)

The Amazon Echo Show 8 has a significantly bigger screen than the Echo Show 5. It has an 8.0-inch HD display, compared to the 5.5 inches on the Echo Show 5.

However, its camera is downgraded to 1MP compared to 2MP on the Echo Show 5.

Amazon Echo Show 8

You can enjoy premium HD video and music with stereo speakers that give louder and clearer output.

Also, it can do basic things like set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders.

For an immersive audio experience, it has stereo speaker support.

The Echo Show 8 is available online for purchase and has a price tag of Rs 8,999.

Key Specification:

  • It offers an 8-inch HD display, and it comes with a 1MP camera.
  • Alexa can communicate in both Hindi and English language.
  • Can do video calls to relatives who have Skype, other Echo show devices, or the Alexa app.
  • Also, you can use Echo Show's camera to monitor the room on the Alexa app.
  • Stream millions of songs and videos on Spotify, Amazon Prime, and more.
  • Control smart home devices by your voice command.
  • Privacy - The microphone and camera can be electronically disconnected, and built-in camera cover.

3. Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation)

The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen.) is the improved version of the Echo Show 8 (1st gen), and there are slight differences between their specs. Let's discuss the fundamental changes that Amazon has made to this new Echo Show.

Amazon Echo Show 8(2nd Generation)

The major upgrade is in the camera quality, as it comes with a high-quality 13MP camera for hands-free video calling with auto framing features.

It is a significant upgrade compared to the last gen that had an underwhelming camera. People looking for frequent video calls can opt for this version, and if you don't do video calls, the 1st gen is also a good choice and will save you some bucks.

The Echo Show 8(2nd. Generation) is available online for Rs 11,499.

Key Specification:

  • It offers an 8-inch display, and
  • Alexa can communicate in both Hindi and English language.
  • It offers a 13MP camera.
  • Hands-free video calling.
  • Also, you can use Echo Show's camera to monitor the room on the Alexa app.
  • Enjoy songs and videos on Spotify, Amazon Prime, and more.
  • The device offers 2-inch stereo speakers.
  • Control smart home.
  • Privacy - mic off button and a built-in camera cover.

4. Amazon Echo Show 10

The Echo Show 10 offers a more prominent display and a large speaker that provides an enriching sound experience.

The design is odd; it looks like Amazon has pasted a display on the Echo Dot. Otherwise, this device's audio and video experiences are superior to those mentioned earlier.

Amazon Echo Show 10

It offers a clear 10.1-inch HD screen that rotates automatically to face you so that you don't miss any scene or video even when moving.

Also, It comes with the built-in 13MP camera that we have seen in Echo Show 8(2nd Gen.)

Apart from video calls, you can use it remotely to monitor your home with the help of the Alexa App or other Echo Show devices.

For audio, there is a 10 Watts speaker that delivers decent sound.

Special features - Set reminders and timers, Alexa Speaks English and Hindi language, Listens to Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, JioSaavn, Gaana, and Apple Music, controls smart home devices, and does more things.

The Echo Show 10 is available for a pretty steep price tag of Rs 24,999.

Key Specification:

  • It offers a 10.1-inch moveable HD display, and
  • Alexa speaks both Hindi and English language.
  • The device comes with a 13MP camera.
  • Hands-free video calling with pan and zoom functionality.
  • Also, we can use Echo Show's camera to monitor the room on the Alexa app.
  • Enjoy songs and videos on various online platforms like Gaana and Prime Video.
  • The gadget has 10 watts of stereo speakers.
  • Control smart home.
  • Privacy - mic off button, built-in camera cover, and disable motion at any time.

5. Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon has introduced the next-generation Echo Show 15 at their Devices and Services event held on 28th September 2021. It is the latest offering from the brand and comes with a new design.

Amazon Echo Show 15

The Echo Show 15 has a gorgeous wall-mounted design, and you can also place it on a large counter in your kitchen or bedroom.

It features a large 15.6-inch display like a standard laptop screen and has an FHD(1920*1080)pixels resolution.

Additionally, it has a punch hole notch at the left side of the screen that houses a 5MP camera sensor. The users can access Alexa-powered widgets that include calendars, personal sticky notes, to-do lists, shopping lists, and assigned reminders.

Moreover, users can also control their smart home devices easily and see all compatible devices on one dashboard.

For entertainment, it allows you to catch up on your favorite content with Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Also, You can stream radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks with Amazon Music, Spotify, and Audible.

It offers a photo-frame feature through which you can use Echo Show 15 to display your albums from Amazon Photos or different social media platforms. Furthermore, the Echo Show 15 offers various built-in privacy controls, including a microphone off button and a built-in camera shutter.

Lastly, this brand new Echo Show 15 is set at $249.99 (roughly Rs. 22,600) and will be available on Amazon India soon.

Key Specification:

  • It has a large 15.6-inch display with FHD(1920*1080)pixels resolution.
  • Wall-mount design.
  • The Echo Show comes with a 5MP camera sensor.
  • Alexa-powered widget.
  • It monitors your room/house with the help of its camera.
  • Enjoy songs and videos on Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Audible-like platforms.
  • The device can be used as a photo frame to display your albums.
  • Easily control various smart home devices from one dashboard.
  • Privacy options include a mic off button and a built-in camera cover.

So, that's all from my side. If you have queries or thoughts, please share them in the comments. I usually answer all the comments posted on Candytech whenever I am not busy writing new articles.

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