Echo Spot or Echo Show: What To Buy?

Echo Spot or Echo Show: What To Buy?

Amazon introduced some of the best smart speakers and have designed an exhaustive range. Most of the smart speakers available in the market are not attractive, rather they look like solid horizontal bars. Amazon on the other hand, has come up with new designed smart speakers that have attractive looks, touch screens & cameras. Echo Show and Echo Spot are the recent additions to this range. They come with some of the most alluring features video calling and video streaming, which is by far unknown to others in the industry.

Well, we have named two of the smart speakers to choose from. Although, you are still left with a dilemma which one to choose, right? Don’t worry, we will help you with that.

ECHO SPOT OR ECHO SHOWIn this post, we will talk about all the benefits and shortcomings of owning both the devices, which will let you decide which one suits you the best.

Echo Spot vs. Echo Show: Price

Echo Show has taken the look from your old alarm clock, however, unlike bedside clock, it comes with a bigger screen. You can own Echo Show for $229 and $149 on sale. Whereas, Echo Spot is available for a lesser price $129. So, whoever is on a budget can definitely go for Echo Spot.

Echo Spot vs. Echo Show: Specifications

 SpecificationsEcho SpotEcho Show
Price$129$229
Display2.5 inches (480 x 480)7 inches (1024 x 600)
Camera Resolution5 megapixelsNot listed
ColorsBlack, whiteBlack, white
Size4.1 x 3.2 x 3.8 inches7.4 x 3.5 x 7.4 inches
Weight14.7 ounces2.6 pounds

See Also: 3 Things To Try On Your New Echo Spot Device!

Preferences:

Get Echo Show

Get Echo ShowWhen looking for a speaker with volume that can make a boring party fun, or if you want to hear your favorite song while in the shower, you should go for Echo Show. It consists of dual speakers with substantial bass and has a sound that is good for a room.

Want to use your Smart speaker for watching a video, video calling, then Echo Show should be your choice. It’s also good for watching short videos. The Show’s display has good contrast and glare with true to life colors.

Get Echo Spot

Get Echo SpotLooking for a compatible device which you can keep on your bedside table replacing your conventional alarm clock. It is of 4.1 x 3.8-inch ovular shape. If you are on a budget but also want a smart speaker, get Echo Spot.

Similarities

Surely the price difference of devices makes them different from each other but there are similarities too. Let’s take a look at them:

  • Both the devices have Alexa, the digital assistant of Amazon. With Alexa, you can get weather reports, make a call, order food and more.
  • Both the devices are similar when it comes to screen. You can interact with these devices using voice commands or touchscreen. You get time, news, weather forecast and suggestions by default. Upon swiping in downwards direction you get Settings, Home button can control brightness and more.
  • Watch movies and video clips on the devices and it also displays the lyrics of the songs played from Amazon Music.
  • They both come with an inbuilt camera, use it for video calling and use Drop In a feature which lets you call any of your friends or family with Echo Shows and Echo Spots without notifying them for fun.
  • Despite different shapes, they both come with three external buttons. One can be used to activate/ deactivate your microphone, the other two control the volume of the smart speakers.

See Also: 8 New Amazon Echo Devices You Can Buy Right Now

HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As there is a huge price difference, then, of course, they are different in features as well.

  • Size:

Echo Spot has a diameter of 4.1 inches and is 3.8 inches tall with circular shape whereas Echo Show is 7.4 inches wide and has a height of 7.4 inches, is of an angular wedge-shaped body.

  • Display:

The display is different. Echo Spot has a circular 480 x 480 screen with a diameter of 2.5 inches, which gives it a look of an alarm clock. However, Echo Show has 7 inches, 1024 x 600 rectangular display. So, with Echo Show, you get better viewing due to huge display and can also easily type on it as you get a bigger screen.

  • Audio:

If you compare the audio of Echo Show and Echo Spot, then there is a huge difference. Echo Show has dual speakers which can make a party fun wherein Echo Spot has a single downward facing speaker which is just audible. However, if you need Spot to be louder, connect to another speaker with 3.5 mm jack which unfortunately missing from Show.

The spot comes with four microphones wherein Echo Show has eight microphones.

  • Video:

Echo Show comes with a 5-megapixel camera which allows you to get a clear picture. However, Echo Spot specs related to video and camera has not been revealed until now

Conclusion:

So, this is our take on Echo Spot Vs Echo Show. Both the devices are designed to facilitate a user. If you are looking for a cheaper option for smart speakers, then Echo Spot will do. Although if you can be a little flexible with the prices, then getting Echo Show that has better sound quality and bigger display screen, would be the right option.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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