Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 Price, Specs and Best Deals

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 is an affordable smart display with wedge-shaped design that houses the 1.6-inch speaker, 5.5-inch display with 960 x 480 resolution, ambient light sensor, which adjusts the screen’s brightness and color temperature according to their surroundings. There is also a 2MP front-facing camera with camera shutter for privacy.

Where to Buy Amazon Echo Show 5 2021

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 is also integrated into Amazon’s ecosystem, providing Alexa functionality and seamless access to Amazon’s library of movies, TV shows and music. It is also equipped with a MediaTek MT 8163 processor to make the smart display respond quicker to taps and swipes than its predecessor.

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 Key Specs & Features

  • Wedge-shape design
  • 5.5-inch HD display, 960 x 480
  • MediaTek MT 8163 Processor.
  • 2 MP camera with built-in shutter
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • 1.65-inch 4W speaker drivers
  • Alexa Voice Control Support

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021


This Amazon’s entry-level smart display, the Show 5 sports a similar design to its predecessor and larger variant, the Echo Show 8. It has wedge-shape build in triangular design, which enables it to stand. There is a 5.5-inch display at the front and rear covered in a mesh fabric-like material.

On the device, there are different control button including the volume up, volume down, microphone mute and a camera shutter button, all positioned at the top.

In addition, the 5.5-inch display is surrounded by thick bezels with a slight tilt that makes it easy to use the touch screen. The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 top bezel host the 2-mega-pixel camera and the rear host the power port, and a micro USB port.


The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 5.5-inch HD screen, performs pretty well. It has a resolution of 960 x 480, hence, it can produce vibrant colors and offers a bevy of detail. It works as a monitor for a security camera or video doorbell.

With the tablet-sized screen, you get a fun way to see the weather or album art, watch TV shows, make video calls, and other (mostly) useful stuff.  It has a wake-up alarm that emulates the rising sun for gentler mornings. The display slowly brightens up the display to mimic daylight’s arrival.

Furthermore, this Smart displays can act as hubs for your smart home devices, like security cameras and bulbs, so you can control everything with your voice and quickly call up video feeds.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 also comes with adaptive brightness, which means it automatically adjusts to ambient light, although you can adjust the brightness manually by simply sliding downwards from the top of the screen to reveal the slider.


Echo Show 5 2021 has a 2MP front facing camera with built-in privacy shutter that you can slide over its webcam to block out intruders. You can also slide a physical shutter over the camera and still talk to Amazon’s built-in assistant Alexa.

The camera allows you to make video calls and control your smart home. It can also double as a home security camera, allowing you to check in on your home through the Alexa app when you’re not there, using the Amazon’s Drop In feature.

This smart display camera have auto-pan and zoom features to keep you centered in the frame during video calls. You can also view the camera feed of any other Amazon smart display on your account.

Smart Features

The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 offer easy access to smart home controls, which you can use to adjust the temperature of your smart thermostat, control lights and more. It support video streaming from Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu.

You can also access a wide range of music services, including Apple Music and Podcasts, Deezer, Spotify and TuneIn, and Amazon Music. Using Bluetooth connection, you can also connect the smart display to your smartphone or tablet to play stored music from your library.

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 is powered by MediaTek MT 8163 processor. It has a user friendly interface with shortcuts for brightness settings and the home screen, as well as, different shortcuts for communication, music, smart home, video, alarms settings and more.

Furthermore, this Alexa-powered smart displays, allows you to set up motion-activated routines, so, you can get things done when the sensor detect you on motion.

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Other Features

The Echo Show 5 speakers has 1.6-inch 4W speaker drivers which perform a perfect job of alarming, video call making and every sound output. It delivers surprisingly powerful bass and impressive volume, that can easily fill a small office.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 can also serve as smart photo frame where your favorite pics are display on the home screen as a slideshow. Furthermore, for connectivity, the device comes with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity option to connect with devices

Unlike the Echo Show 10, the Echo Show 5 also can’t act as a Zigbee smart home hub, but it supports the Alexa Guard security function which will periodically pan the room to check for human shapes when you’re not home. If it detects a person when one shouldn’t be there, it will send an alert to your phone.

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 Price and Availability

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 price starts at $84.99. It is available at retailers like Amazon and Jumia.

You may also be interested in the Amazon Echo Show 5 Kids.

Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Amazon Echo Show 5:

General Features

  • Dimension (without stand): 5.8”W x 3.4”H x 2.9”D
  • Weight: 410 g
  • Display: 5.5-inch Touchscreen
  • Processor: MediaTek MT 8163
  • Voice Command: Yes, Alexa Built-in,
  • Generation: Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) – 2021 release
  • Camera: 2 MP camera with built-in shutter
  • WiFi connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Yes
  • Audio: Full range 1.65” built-in speaker.
  • System requirements: Compatible with Smart homes
  • Warranty and service: 1-year extended warranty
  • In the Box: Echo Show 5, Glacier White power adapter (15W)/cable (4.9 ft.) and quick start guide.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 Price, Specs and Best Deals was written by Adeosun Ajibola. The article was last modified: July 7th, 2022
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