Amazon Echo Show 5: Learn all about the smart speaker with screen

by Kelvin
Amazon Echo Show 5: Learn all about the smart speaker with screen

If you arrived at this article without knowing for sure what smart speaker is, then, at the very least, you are passionate about technological innovations. Getting straight to the point: smart speaker is a speaker that is equipped with a voice assistant, that is, it is able to respond and perform tasks from voice commands. Among them, there are models that have a screen, also known as smart displays.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the features of Echo Show 5, from Amazon, which is exactly a smart speaker with an integrated screen. Our objective is to present the differentials that a device with a screen can offer for those who have a version without a display. Those who are thinking of buying the first device of this type, will also be able to clarify the doubt about which of the models to invest.

Echo Show 5: Does the screen matter?

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It’s the difference of the Echo family. That’s because it’s the only one that has a 5-inch touchscreen, ideal for watching movies, watching videos on youtube, making calls and much more with the help of Alexa.

  

BRL 599.00

The Echo Show 5 was launched in 2019 and is still one of the most popular smart speakers on the market. Being relevant in the market for such a long time brings advantages such as software updates and a more attractive price, precisely because it is not a release.

Alexa

As with all Echo devices from Amazon, Show 5 is equipped with Alexa voice assistant. She is able to search the internet, tell jokes, schedule alarms, report the weather, issue summaries with the main news of the day, play music, sing and even imitate famous personalities. In the automation category, you can also use Alexa to control other smart devices in your home, such as TV, air conditioning, lamps, locks, among others.

If you have more than one Echo device in your home, you can still use one of them to get in touch with the other. That way, you’ll be able to call everyone in the upstairs bedroom to dinner in an automated way, for example. And if you receive a voice call, you can also answer directly through the Echo device.

Construction and design

The Echo Show 5 has a plastic body, with a fabric-coated back and a rubberized base, which prevents the equipment from scratching the table or falling off it. The frame around the screen houses the volume buttons, the front camera, microphones, the camera and microphones on/off button, and the cam cover button.

On the back we have the input for the power supply and a 3.5 mm audio output, and the gadget weighs 410 grams.

Screen

The screen is the differential of the Echo Show 5. It is 5.5 inches on a color LCD panel, with a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. Apart from all the interaction via voice commands, the screen allows you to view various information, such as the date and time. Anything asked to Alexa, she will display on the screen, if available.

You’ll be able to follow the lyrics, watch their series (directly through Prime Video, if you’re a subscriber), have fun with games like Show do Milhão and even make video calls. The Echo Show 5 has a 1 MP camera with HD resolution.

The screen is also an advantage when configuring the device as it is touch sensitive.

Sound

The Echo Show 5 has a 4W power speaker, ideal for all kinds of interactions, as well as listening to music.

It is worth noting that this equipment is not suitable for those who need a loudspeaker with high volume. For this purpose, the company has models such as Amazon Echo Studio.

Connectivity

The Echo Show 5 has dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) in addition to Bluetooth.

Reasons to invest in Echo Show 5

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It’s the difference of the Echo family. That’s because it’s the only one that has a 5-inch touchscreen, ideal for watching movies, watching videos on youtube, making calls and much more with the help of Alexa.

BRL 599.00

The Echo Show 5 offers all the features of a non-screen smart speaker like the Echo Dot. However, being able to view basic information without asking Alexa questions is a possibility that adds convenience to everyday life.

Another facility is being able to configure the device through taps, which no longer requires the use of a smartphone. By the way, as the screen allows you to follow the lyrics of the songs and the information reported by Alexa, you will probably use your cell phone less, making the device’s battery last longer.

To close, the screen of this smart speaker from Amazon is that you will be able to view the images transmitted from the security cameras in your home.