The Amazon Echo Show and Nest Hub Max are largely compared due to their similarities both in price and features. They are almost similar in all aspects and making a choice between the two boils down to their major difference.
The two differ in the operating systems and applications they use. The Amazon Echo Show is powered by Alexa and Amazon Prime Video while the Google Nest Hub Max is powered by Google Assistant and YouTube.
Since Alexa started earlier, it slightly more developed than Google Assistant, but this does not tamper with the Nest Hub Max functionalities at all. To understand how both work, we are going to look at each of them individually.
Amazon Echo Show
The Amazon Echo Show is a great smart home assistant for anyone looking for an affordable yet superbly convenient assistant for their home. There are a five versions of the Amazon Echo show each released earlier than the other.
In this article, we are going to look at the latest release which is the version Echo Show 5. The Echo Show features a great 10 inch LCD display screen on top of the rich sounding speaker.
The Echo Show 5 is rectangular shaped with lovely curves on the edges and bezels. The screen is operated through touch and features more functionalities.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 like all its predecessors comes is powered by Alexa. Other than these, there are a lot more features the Echo Show has. They include the following.
The Echo Show is known for its beautiful and striking design. It is rectangular in shape and features relatively sharp edges and corners. This gives it a very executive and edgy look. Amazon also decided to put the speakers on the back to allow the whole of the front part to be a 10 inch LCD screen display.
The external design also features control buttons and buttons. There volume controls is located at the top together with the privacy button. The privacy button enables or disables the camera when need arises.
At the back, the micro USB charging port and Kensington lock are placed. There is also a direct current (DC) power port. The front also features a front camera for video calls and home surveillance when you’re not around.
The camera is at the center of four dots. The dots are Amazon Echo’s eight microphones.
Lovely screen and display
We have already seen that they Echo Show features a large 10 inch screen LCD screen. This screen has a 1200 x 800 resolution for full HD images and videos.
It is clear and visible from a far distance which is how you will be using the assistant most times. The screen was also designed with amazing viewing angles and super responsiveness.
There is an adaptive brightness feature that allows the screen to brighten up or dim depending on the surrounding’s amount of light.
It is powered by the well-developed Alexa
Alexa is one of the first home assistants to be developed and because of this, it is slightly more advanced compared to other assistants. Amazon wants you to interact with assistant through speech and Alexa is one of the best AIs for this.
Through Alexa, you get access to smart features such as Zigbee that manages smart lights and socket plugs. It also manages smart locks which is great. Alexa can also be installed in your phone to make the whole home management experience sweet and smooth.
Super responsive touch functionality
When idle, the Amazon Show will cycle through stories and captions. This can easily be disabled in the settings. To access the settings, pull down the notification bar from the top through the responsive touch screen.
Touch functionality enables you to acess the home screen, alarms, settings and smart home routines.
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Google Nest Hub Max
As the name suggests, the Google Nest Hub Max has all its features maxed out. It has a bigger and arguable better screen display than the earlier released JBL Link.
The Nest Hub features a ten inch screen, a smart camera and a big loud speaker on the rear side. The Nest Hub features a ten inch screen, a smart camera and a big loud speaker on the rear side.
Other than these, there are a lot more great features of the Google Nest Hub Max to look at.
The Nest Hub Max and Amazon Echo are the same size. The Nest Hub however, has an arguable better design with light grey fabric on the sides which make it quite attractive.
The 10 inch display screen is framed inside a beautiful flush white bezel. On top of the screen, there is a 6.5 MP camera for video calls and beside it, two microphone dots.
Lovely display screen
The Nest Hub Max features a wonderful 10 inch LCD screen display with a resolution of 1200 X 800.
This screen displays full HD images and video. It is clear enough from far distances and has a very wide field of view of about 127 degrees. There is an ambient EQ mode that adapts to the level of light in the room adjusts in accordance.
The Nest Hub Max features one of the largest and high-quality sound speaker. It is a 30W subwoofer system with great bass. This subwoofer is what makes all the difference with other speaker. It is very dominant in bass.
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Both the Amazon Echo Show and Nest Hub Max are great if you are looking for a great assistant with an LCD display. They provide amazing audio and video quality.
However, we recommend the Google Nest Hub Max simple because it has a better screen and better camera.
It also has greater value for your money as it is cheap and comes with superior features. However, if you are looking for smart pod that is heavily reliant on voice and speech, the Amazon Echo Show is the better option of the two.