Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Show, which one do you prefer? Let’s go for some details.
The Amazon Echo was released back in 2014, and sits at Amazon’s flagship smart speaker. Due to the feature of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, which can be controlled using the user’s voice, it stands out the normal speakers.
The Amazon Echo Show, meanwhile, was released at the end of June. Excepting for the succession of useful functions, it also goes with innovations.
With its slim, cylindrical shape and versatile black/white color options, the Echo looks good just about anywhere. It’s hardly overbearing with its height at 235mm and a thickness of just 83.5mm. Moreover, its weight comes at 1.045kg—a little heavy but still weighs far less than your average laptop.
Echo Show, however, is significantly bigger, measuring 187 x 187 x 90mm. That means you’ll have to be much more careful about where you place the Echo Show in your home, as it could overwhelm a shelf or sideboard. As for the weight, it’s also marginally heavier than the Echo at 1.17kg.
Thus, compared with Echo, Echo is less attractive in its big bulk and requiring more attention in placement.
Both Echo and Echo Show supports Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant which makes them enable to answer questions, read audiobooks, check traffic and weather updates, and essentially act as your voice-activated butler. Furthermore, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa network, it is smart to suit your requirement and the more you use it, the more it learns your preferences, speech patterns, and vocabulary, and finally result in a better deliver on what you’re asking for.
There are three additional features that make Echo show stands out when comparing with Echo. The first is a touchscreen, which enables you to watch YouTube videos, see music lyrics, and make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App. In addition, there’s also a 5-megapixel camera with Echo Show, so you can you can even connect compatible security cameras, then ask Alexa to show you those cameras, by this way you can keep an eye on things from wherever you are in the house.
Both Echo Show and Echo are designed with microphones and beam-forming technology, which can ensure your voice to be heard from across the room even while music is playing. However, Echo Show has eight microphones and Echo seven microphones. It means that Echo Show has a stronger power in receiving your command.
Due to the design of touchscreen, the price of Echo show goes higher than that of Echo. Echo Show comes at $229.99 while Echo comes at $179.99.
To sum up, Echo Show is the innovation product of Echo. Though its price goes little higher, its innovation of camera and touchscreen makes it competitive and attractive.