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Amazon Echo Show 5

Amazon Echo Show 5

from  $89.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 is a smaller, sleeker Alexa smart display with a few more features that make it a better smart clock. It has a sunrise alarm, a tap-to-snooze function and an ambient light sensor. There’s also a physical camera shutter to help alleviate privacy concerns. It’s a little cumbersome to customize the display with photos and the presence of that camera might still bother some people, but with a decent screen and great sound quality, the Amazon Echo Show 5 is still a compelling tiny smart display for fans of Alexa.

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Pros
  • Sunrise alarm
  • Great sound quality
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Physical camera shutter
  • Smart home controls
Cons
  • Having a camera by your bedside might be disconcerting
  • Customizing the display is a bit of a pain
  • Not fully compatible with the Nest video doorbell

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Type
Connected display
Screen size
5.5in
Screen resolution
960x480
Installable apps
Yes
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Installable apps
Connected display
5.5in
960x480
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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