Facebook Portal Go

Engadget Review

Facebook’s Portal Go adds portability to the company’s video-chat-focused smart display. Like with previous Portals, it has an AI-powered camera that keeps you in frame during video calls, except this time you can carry it around the house. The Go has other improvements too, such as a more personalized home screen and a new Household Mode that makes it more family-friendly. However, it lacks a lot of features that other smart displays have, and Facebook’s poor reputation with privacy and security does it no favors.

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Facebook Portal Go review: Blurring the line between tablet and smart display
Portability doesn't quite make up for its flaws.
Nicole Lee
Nicole LeeOctober 19, 2021

Pros

  • Portable
  • smart camera tracking
  • supports Messenger and Whatsapp

Cons

  • Limited apps
  • Lacks features other smart displays have
  • Requires Facebook account
  • Facebook
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