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Google Home Hub Review

Google Home Hub Review

Posted   10.22.18
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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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

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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

Google’s Home Hub is unlike most other smart displays on the market. With its small size and soft fabric exterior, the Home Hub is well-suited for nearly every room in your house. The notable absence of a camera helps alleviate privacy concerns, which makes it ideal for personal spaces like the bedroom. The display is colorful, sharp and there’s an intelligent light sensor that’ll dim and adjust it appropriately depending on the surroundings. Combine that with Google Assistant smarts and an affordable price point, and the Home Hub is a highly compelling choice for a smart display.

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Pros
  • No camera
  • Beautiful display
  • Simple minimalist design
  • Affordable compared to the competition
Cons
  • Might be too small for some
  • Sound quality is just OK

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Connected display
Screen size
7in
Screen resolution
X
Touchscreen
Yes
Installable apps
Yes
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Touchscreen
Installable apps
Connected display
7in
X
Yes
Yes

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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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User Reviews

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Kris
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
90
Brendt
Great addition to kitchen/bedroom
80
Kevin
I'm starting to venture into very Google-integrated territory, with my Chromecasts...read more
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