The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Facebook Portal (2019)

Facebook Portal (2019)

from  $180+
product image
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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).

Engadget Review

Facebook’s Portal is a smart display that puts video chat at the forefront. It works with both Messenger and WhatsApp, two of the most popular chat apps in the world. A smart camera algorithm follows you around to keep you engaged in conversation, but it can be a little creepy. It doesn’t have the same level of features as other smart displays, and having two voice assistants is a little odd. It’s great for video chat, but the lack of features and Facebook’s poor track record in security and privacy are discouraging.

Pros
  • HD display
  • Smart camera tracking
  • Works with both Messenger and WhatsApp
  • Rich video chat features
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • Limited apps
  • Not as functional as other smart displays
  • No native YouTube
  • Facebook’s poor reputation

Reviews

67
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

0
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 0
See All Reviews

Specs

Key Specs

Type
Connected display
Screen size
10in
Screen resolution
1280x800
Touchscreen
Yes
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Touchscreen
Connected display
10in
1280x800
Yes

Write a Review

Tip: Log in before writing a review

Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

Display
Media support
Ease of use
Design and form factor

Step 2: Write a detailed review

Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
Overall Rating
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

Users

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

There are currently no user reviews associated with this product.

That's okay though because you can add your own review and we'll feature it here.

Write a Review

Related Video

Facebook's F8 2019 keynote in 13 minutes

Facebook's F8 2019 keynote in 13 minutes

Posted 04.30.19

The Latest

07.31.19
Facebook might bring major streaming services to its Portal for TVs
07.31.19 in

Facebook might bring major streaming services to its Portal for TVs

It reportedly held talks with Netfix, Disney and more for the video chat system.

View

Sponsored Links