It seems like Amazon has released a new Echo device every single day this year. With the new Echo Show coming out, I decided to make a list of the most notable Amazon devices. For this post, I’ve focused on the hardware and software features that are unique to each device and not just the primary functionality.
When it comes to smart home assistants in general, there are three main categories of products: speakers, smartphones/tablets, and full-fledged smart displays like Echo Show or Google Home Hub. I’ve tried to choose categories that I think makes the most sense in terms of objective usefulness. For example, anyone would consider an Echo Dot a standalone device and therefore fit into the category of smart speakers. However, an Echo Show is clearly a smart display and should be categorized as such.
For each category, I’ve rated each device on three factors: quality (1-5 stars), usefulness (1-5 stars), and wow factor (1-5 stars). Not every device has all three of these factors. For example, the Echo Dot has a wow factor, but not much else in terms of quality or usefulness. The Echo Show has all three factors, but I didn’t give it stars for wow factor because I think the wow factor is proportional to its cost and the Show is very expensive. Instead, I included a section below discussing the wow factor for each device.
Compare Echo Show devices
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(100,115) 4.7 out of 5 stars
(43,077) 4.5 out of 5 stars
(34,205) 4.6 out of 5 stars
(8,771) Alexa built in Screen 5.5” with 960 x 480 resolution 8.0” with 1280 x 800 resolution 10.1” with 1280 x 800 resolution 15.6” with 1920 x 1080 resolution Motion Speakers 1 x 1.7” 2 x 2.0” 2 x 1.0” tweeters + 3.0” woofer 2 x 1.6“ Camera 2 MP 13 MP with auto-framing 13 MP with auto-framing 5 MP Visual ID personalization Built-in Zigbee smart home hub Wall mountable Orientation Landscape Landscape Landscape Portrait or Landscape Camera controls Built-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button Built-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button Built-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button Built-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button Dimensions 5.8”W x 3.4”H x 2.9”D 7.9”W x 5.4”H x 3.9”D 9.9”W x 9”H x 6.7”D 15.8”W x 9.9”H x 1.4”D