Echo Show 5 vs. 8: What’s the Difference?

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In this guide, we’re going to take a closer look at the Echo Show 5 and its larger sibling to see how far the differences go when you go under the hood.

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You won’t notice a significant change in design from one generation to the next or with smaller sizes like the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8.

Echo Show Design

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The Echo Show 8 has larger speakers with dual 2-inch 10W speakers. On the smaller Show 5, there is only one 4W speaker 1.7 inches in diameter.

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Audio

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The Echo Show 8 has a 13MP camera while the Echo Show 5 has a 1MP camera. All models come with a camera cover, but there’s a significant difference in megapixels with the latest generations.

Cameras

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Both devices largely have the same features, although the Echo Show 8 can do something the smaller model can’t.

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Features

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The large display and improved camera use auto-framing, allowing users to move around during calls and still stay in the frame. You can’t do that with the Echo Show 5 -– you have to stay stationary.

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The Echo Show 8 is the best deal if you plan to use the camera or simply want a larger display to work with.

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