Amazon has released the Echo Show 5 with Alexa support and latest among the echo family. Amazon Echo Show 5 is the smart home assistant with 5.5″ inch display to make your day-to-day life much smarter. Get into the article to know about Echo Show 5 and its features, followed by a review on detailed analysis.
Top Features of Amazon Echo Show 5
Video Calling – You can make free video calls to any Alexa connect devices or Echo devices with a display. Even Skype calling is possible on using Echo Show 5. It has a drop-in feature to keep an eye on your kid’s activities.
Smart Home – Access any smart devices to turn on or off with voice control. You can also manage device settings like dimming lights, setting AC temperature, etc.
Entertainment – Get unlimited entertainment by watching movies, tv shows, sports, latest news updates, etc.
Better Life – It allows you to set reminders and alarms, even check the weather conditions and route traffic on your area. Cooking is made easy with its step-by-step recipes.
Alexa Support – Alexa will instantly respond to the questions and manage your day more suitable. It helps to stay connected with your friends and family.
More Privacy – Turn off the camera and microphone with the help of a button in a single press. A built-in shutter closes the camera.
- Smart Home Control
- More Secure
- Attractive price
- Exciting new features and dashboard
- No Youtube
- Missing search option
- No Built-in battery
Amazon has expanded the privacy feature in Echo Show 5 with a privacy button to turn off the camera and microphone. The camera comes with a built-in shutter so that you can close it when you feel insecure while using the device. When you wanted to use the voice call only, then you can use the microphone alone by shutting the camera.
In Alexa privacy, the basic is that all your interactions like sending and recording are encrypted in transfer to Amazon’s secure cloud.
Smart Home Control
Echo Show 5 makes your home smart by controlling the smart devices that are used in our day-to-day life. Using Echo Show 5, you can control smart devices like lights, speakers, thermostat, AC, cameras, smart lock, etc. It can be controlled via voice commands by using Alexa app or by using the screen controls.
For example: By using Smart Home Control, you can turn on or off the light and even adjust the brightness.
Alexa works in the same way that does on all echo devices. Alexa can be used to control smart devices, know about weather reports, reminders, latest news etc.,
Amazon has released some new features on Echo Show 5, and you have to swipe left on the home screen for Alexa dashboard. It shows shortcuts for standard features that you use more often. The Communicate option allows you to make calls from your contact list, but the search bar is not yet introduced to find the specific person. The Music Option shows you the latest played music on yours with the search bar missing. Tap the Videos option to open Amazon Prime Video and enjoy watching based on categories.
Echo Show 5 is better than an alarm clock, and it is the best bedside smart clock with amazing features. It comes with the ambient light sensor where the screen dims automatically based on available light. You can also turn on Night-Time Clock mode to dim the screen at night. With Sunrise effect, the screen starts getting brighter from 15 minutes before the alarm time.
Just swipe to dismiss the alarm or tap on the screen to snooze it. You can also switch options or turn off alarm using the voice commands.
Note: It doesn’t have a built-in battery, so it must be always plugged-in to the power supply
Display – 5.5” screen (960 x 480 resolution)
Camera – 1 Megapixel front facing camera with built-in cover
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – supports Dual band (802.11ac) and A2DP
Dimensions and Weight – 148 x 86 x 73 mm and 14.5 oz (410 grams)
Audio – 1.65” built-in speaker with 3.5 mm stereo output
Processor Brand – MediaTek MT 8163
Alexa – Alexa app supports on Fire OS, iOS and Android devices
In the box – Echo Show 5, Starter guide with things to try card, Power Adaptor.
Price: Amazon Echo Show 5 costs around $89.99.
Why Buy Amazon Echo Show 5 ?
Among the Alexa Echo devices, buying Amazon Echo Show 5 is the best idea as it is a perfectly designed Amazon product with the smart display at a reasonable price. Since it is smaller in size, it is more compatible to use on the bedside table. It works both as the smart home device and a smart bedside clock.
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