Amazon Echo Show 5, we like them better with screen [VIDEO]

We could not miss the appointment of the latest launch that the Jeff Bezos firm has put in our homes, we speak of the Amazon EchoShow 5, the latest device to put Alexa in our home and that draws powerfully attention for its screen, its design and especially how compact it is.

We analyze the Amazon Echo Show 5, the device that will quickly become Alexa's best ally for your home, discover it with us. We are going to do an exhaustive review of its strengths, and of course we are also going to talk about its weakest points, will it be worth it?

The first as always remind you that this device can be purchased directly on Amazon (link) from 89 euros, although offers are launched from time to time that significantly lower these types of products with Alexa. I would honestly add it to the wish list and wait for the sales. On the other hand, this analysis is accompanied by a very interesting video in which we put it to the test and show you how it works, so we invite you to see it, leave us a like and do not miss the opportunity to subscribe to continue making it possible for us to bring you the best analyzes in Spanish.

Design: A strong tradition of Echo products

Amazon has managed to differentiate its devices at first glance and that is not easy for a brand. Once again we have black plastic for the chassis of the device accompanied by a nylon fabric that covers the area dedicated to the speaker. It looks a lot like the Amazon Echo Show we recently reviewed, but small. On the front, its usual frames stand out, leaving the upper right corner for a camera with which to make video conferences. The upper part is crowned by the volume button and the microphone lock, accompanied by a special device, the curtain for the camera.

  • Package content: Instructions, power and device
  • Colors: Black and White.

For its part, the base has, how could it be otherwise, with a rubber area that prevents it from moving and above all also softens the sound of the bass, since it is designed among other things so that we can put it in the hall or in nightstand. In the back we have the port for the current, a microUSB port and a 3,5mm Jack to connect any other speaker to it. A recognizable design that we like and that will not clash with the decoration of our home.

Privacy and screen are the benchmark

We have a "privacy" system that Amazon launches with this device. I can understand that you do not trust too much, taking into account the background, so to avoid misunderstandings at a visual level, and especially remembering that where it is best is on the bedside table, they have added something traditional, analog but effective, a curtain that is put on and taken off using a switch and that it completely covers the camera so that it cannot record anything at all without our consent, honestly, I cannot but applaud this measure because the good is short, twice as good.

At the screen level we have a 5,5 inch IPS panelwith 960 x 480 resolution that we may crave a little, but we must not forget that consuming content in these sizes is little less than a risk. It has good viewing angles and has a low lighting mode that will allow us to see the time without lighting our room, This Amazon has done sovereignly well, so much so that I was surprised to see something like this on an IPS panel. The screen will still show videos from Amazon Prime Video, Spotify content ... etc, with due solvency.

Hardware and sound

We find inside with a MT8163 processorfrom the well-known MediaTek that already makes it clear that little interaction at the power level we must ask this device designed above all to help us in our day to day and consume some content but little else. We have connectivity level 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, a microUSB port (which I still don't know what it's for) and the 3,5mm Jack to connect other speakers to it. The camera is 1 MP and it will record at 720p HD resolution.

As for the sound we found a surprisingly well calibrated 4W speaker, it delivers some decent bass and it does not lose too much quality in the increase of power. It is enough for a stay as a room if we do not demand too much of it and it reproduces the sound quite efficiently. Of course it cannot become our reference point on a musical level, but To accompany a reading, offering predetermined sounds through Skills or listening to the radio is more than enough. In the video that crowns this analysis, you can see the live test of how it is listened to at medium levels and get a more coherent idea.

Fire OS, Alexa and our user experience

Fire OS is perfectly integrated with the Alexa environment, but it is definitely not an OS designed to interact with it too much. Its only reason for being is to consume content or make its virtual assistant make our lives easier, and that does it supremely well. We have a polished interface, allowing us to throw the shortcuts from right to left or the control panel from top to bottom. It is intuitive and the buttons that allow us to manage the smart devices in our home are easy to use. From my point of view at the home automation level, only Apple can stand up to the integration of Fire OS, which obviously links quickly with Spotify and all our Skills.

From my point of view the Amazon Echo Spot has just lost all sense in the catalog, this speaker being the reference point for those looking for a small but attractive device with which to enter the Alexa universe. For me, and after testing, it has become directly the Amazon device of reference, ahead even of speakers like the Echo 2 unless you are looking for a more noticeable sound quality.

Amazon Echo Show 5, we like them better with screen
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
89,99
  • 80%

  • Amazon Echo Show 5, we like them better with screen
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  • Design
    Publisher: 90%
  • Screen
    Publisher: 70%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 80%
  • Camera
    Publisher: 75%
  • Connectivity
    Publisher: 90%
  • Sound
    Publisher: 75%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 89%

Pros

  • Construction and design brand of the house with Amazon
  • It has a good button panel and the curtain for the camera is a strong point
  • It doesn't sound bad considering the size and FIre OS is still fighting

Cons

  • The screen can be improved, especially the touch panel
  • It has a good button panel and the curtain for the camera is a strong point
 

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