[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Echo Show vs. Echo Spot, what do you think which one is smarter? Which one should you buy?
Let’s join the world of smart speakers featuring Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Echo Spot. Gone are the days when we had ugly speakers with the feature of sound only. Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Echo Spot, both are the Alexa-enabled speakers with screens and cameras. A special feature of video streaming and video calling is also available. But which one is smarter?
Which one is better looking?
The Echo Spot has the most attractive-look from all other Amazon’s ever-growing range of Alexa gadgets. The device resembles a half sphere with a cute look and measures just 4.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 inches. The weight is around 450g only.
It has a compact screen size of 2.5-inch despite the resolution of 480 x 480. The device is available in black and white color. It has a 3.5mm jack for hooking up the Spot to a more powerful speaker.
The Echo Show, on the other hand, has a boxy design which looks like an old CRT TV. It contains a thick speaker grille underneath. It is too available in black and white colors. The LCD screen is 7inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600. There’s no 3.5mm jack here.
Which speaker can do more?
The new Echo Spot can do everything the Echo Show can, with fluctuating degrees of achievement. Alexa gives every last bit of her powers to the smaller device, while the screen will show weather information, calendar alerts, flash video briefings, the graphical portrayal of media playback, music lyrics, plan for the day and will even demonstrate a live feed from surveillance cameras or baby monitors.
The two devices will play content from Amazon Prime Video – be that as it may, normally, the 7-inch screen on the Echo Show will be much more competent than the 2.5-inch Echo Spot screen. In case you’re purchasing this device for playing the video, Echo Show is likely the best decision.
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When to buy Echo Show?
- When you want to watch videos: If you’re in a mood for video-chat or to stream the Amazon Prime Video, Echo Show is likely the best decision with its 7-inch screen.
- When you want to entertain yourself: If you’re looking for a real speaker which you can use for your party or anything like that, Echo Show is the best choice. Its dual speakers can easily take over the whole room with its sound.
When to buy Echo Spot?
- When you want a compact device: If you want a compact device that can fit comfortably on your table corner or bedpost, then Echo Spot is the best choice.
- If you’re on a budget: There’s a $20 gap between Echo Show and Echo Spot, making Echo Show the most expensive one. So go for the Echo Spot.
The similarity between the two
Both Echo Show and Echo Spot have the support of your lovable Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. Alexa can answer your questions, report on traffic, tell jokes, call you can Uber, and much more.
Both the devices feature a screen. You can interact with them via touch screen or by using voice commands. The screen displays the weather information, time, news and skill suggestions by default.
You can also watch videos and movies on them. Both the devices have a built-in camera which you can use for video calling also. A special feature named Drop In feature allows you to call into your friends or family members without warning. But don’t worry, you can turn Drop In off through Alexa app.
Echo Show vs. Echo Spot: Difference
The most obvious difference is the design of these two devices. The Echo Spot features a ball like a shape and compact while Echo Show has a TV like the shape and much larger in size. Both the devices have different screen sizes.
When it comes to audio, the Echo Show sports dual speakers to fill your whole room with sound while Echo Spot has only one downward-facing speaker.
Echo Spot is fine for light listening. But if it’s not enough, you can connect it to another speaker via its 3.5mm audio jack. While Echo Show lacks the audio jack.
The Spot has four microphones while Show has eight, so it’s slightly less sensitive to your voice commands.
The Echo Show has a 5MP camera which delivers a clear picture. The specs about Spot’s camera is not yet revealed.
The Echo Show’s starting price is $229, while the Echo Spot is $100 less at $129. However, the Echo Show is currently on sale on Amazon for $149.
As of this writing, Amazon is offering a “Buy two and save $40” deal on the Echo Spot — so if you want to buy one as a gift as well, you’ll save.
So which device do you think fits best for you?