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Lenovo Smart Display 7

Lenovo Smart Display 7

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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

The Lenovo Smart Display 7 is one of the company’s smallest Google-powered smart displays with a compact, minimalist design that should fit in most rooms. It has an intuitive interface, and it integrates well with the Google ecosystem of products and services. However, the display and sound quality don’t compare favorably to the competition and it’s lacking a few features that other Google displays have.

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Pros
  • Minimalist design
  • Integrates well with Google apps and services
  • Intuitive interface
  • Smart photos algorithm
  • Supports video calls
Cons
  • Video chat only supports Google Duo
  • Display quality is mediocre
  • Lacks some of the features on the Nest Hub Max
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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79
Average Critic Score
 
80
Android Central
The Lenovo Smart Display 7 is a really nice conduit to the Google Assistant and Google's services. The design is arguably nicer than what Google Nest and Amazon have to offer, and it's priced competitively with similarly-sized Echo Shows and Nest Hubs.
 
80
Android Authority
The Lenovo Smart Display 7 is an alternative to the Google Nest Hub. These two compact smart displays are on even footing and not much separates them from a feature and performance perspective. That said, Lenovo's display is newer, louder, and offers video chats.
 
90
Mashable
Lenovo's Smart Display 7 packs all the smart essentials you need into a chic design, making it a great companion throughout the home or office.
 
60
Android Police
Ultimately, though I like the Smart Display 7, I don't think it's the best choice for a 7" Assistant-powered smart display.
 
80
Digital Trends
While it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, the Lenovo Smart Display 7 does have everything you’d want in a smart display. It’s made more attractive given the $100 sticker price, and I do appreciate the slight change in design language.
 
80
DroidLife
The only thing to consider, if the Google Assistant platform is what you really want, is Google’s own 7″ Nest Hub device ... but when it comes down to it, the experience on both devices is incredibly similar, so I don’t think you can make a bad choice in choosing one or the other.
 
70
Tom's Guide
The Lenovo Smart Display 7 gives Google Assistant its most compact visual vehicle yet. The audio is underwhelming, but the design is homier than anything in Amazon's Echo Show lineup. Plus, the competitive price and built-in camera make the Smart Display 7 a worthy Google Home Hub alternative.
 
80
Mobile Syrup
Price parity between the Smart Display 7 and the Nest Hub makes choosing one hard, but they're so similar, you'll be happy either way.
 
80
CNN
I don't think you can go wrong with either the Nest Hub or Lenovo's Smart Display 7. Outside of promotions, the devices are priced the same. I prefer the Lenovo Smart Display 7, simply because of its design. It just looks cool, and for a device that's going to be on display in my home or office, that's key.
 
90
9to5Google
If you’ve never used a smart display before, the Smart Display 7-inch will quickly become an integral part of your day, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.