Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 smart display offers impressive display, camera, speakers with loads of smart home features for a reasonable price. This digital pan-and-zoom device works has a minimalist design with 8-inch display screen which sports a resolution of 1280 x 800, with two speakers, 13-megapixel camera and support for dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac network.
Where to Buy Amazon Echo Show 8 2021
The Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 offer easy access to smart home controls, support video streaming from Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. It is also equipped with a MediaTek MT 8183 processor to make the smart display respond quicker to taps and swipes than its predecessor.
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 Key Specs and Features
- Wedge-shape design
- 8-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixel (189 ppi)
- MediaTek MT 8183 Processor.
- 13 MP camera with built-in shutter
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Dual 2.0-inch speaker drivers
- Alexa voice control Support
The Echo Show 8 2021 sports identical design to the 2019 version with the outlook and built. It has a wedge-shape design with somewhat triangular side that tilts the 8-inch screen back slightly to offer best display view. The back of the Echo Show 8’s body is covered in fabric, matching the color of the frame.
At the front is the 8-inch screen with thick frame around it, which house the 13MP camera, and along the top, there’s the microphone mute button, volume controls and the camera privacy shutter’s slider. At 8-inches, you get more screen real-estate than the Amazon Echo Show 5 2021 and Echo Show 5 Kids.
There is also four-microphone configuration as the previous generation. Furthermore, at the behind the the Amazon Echo Show 8 has a dual 2-inch speakers hidden with the fabric that delivers surprisingly powerful bass and impressive volume. It also has a power port, and a micro USB port at the rear, but miss out on the 3.5mm headphone jack.
This device measuring 200 x 135 x 99 mm dimension and weigh 1037 grams, thus it can perfectly sit on your desk, even kitchen counter to attend to meetings and calls.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 comes with an 8-inch display and 1280 x 800 resolution which is better than the Echo Show 5. It also offers 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.
This touchscreen device display detailed settings menu that lets you customize the clock face, play with settings for the alarm. It can show you to-do lists and appointments, along with updates from your favorite news sources, and more.
As an Amazon device, this device obviously support Alexa, its digital assistant which allows you to control your other smart home devices, including your smart lights, smart security cameras, and smart locks with your voice.
You can easily pair your Amazon Echo Show 8 with compatible light bulbs, thermostats, and more. It allows you to control your smart home using your voice or the interactive display. You can also schedule Routines or even start them with your motion.
With the Alexa smart feature, you can also use your Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) to make voice and video calls to other Alexa devices, or to anyone who has the Alexa app installed.
Furthermore, this Amazon device supports Alexa Guard, a feature that can be setup for free in the Alexa app to get mobile alerts at the sound of the smoke alarm or glass breaking while you’re away. You can also subscribe to Guard Plus for hands-free calling to emergency response agents through your Echo and more.
Above all, the Echo Show 8, is powered by MediaTek MT 8183 processor, built to perform without draining the battery.
This device is equipped with a 13 MP camera that automatically pans, zooms, and frames. The Echo Show 8 device is built with multiple layers of privacy protection, including a mechanical switch for the camera’s privacy shutter. It slide in front of the camera to both disable it and block its view a mechanical switch for the camera’s privacy shutter.
Furthermore, there is mic/camera off button on the Amazon Echo Show 8 2021. Likewise, built into the smart display is a dual 2.0″ speakers with passive bass radiator and vocals. The speaker sound louder, hence all video calls and video binges sound better than ever.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 can also serve as smart photo frame where your favorite pics are display on the home screen as a slideshow.
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 Price and Availability
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 price starts at $129.99. It is available at retailers like Amazon and Jumia.
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Echo Show 8:
- Dimension (without stand): 200 x 135 x 99 mm
- Weight: 1037 g
- Display: 8-inch Touchscreen
- Processor: MediaTek MT 8183
- Voice Command: Yes, Alexa Built-in,
- Generation: Echo Show (2nd Gen)
- Camera: 13MP + Privacy Shutter
- WiFi connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks
- Bluetooth connectivity: Yes
- Audio: 2-inch (52 mm) neodymium speakers with passive bass radiator.
- System requirements: Compatible with Smart homes
- Warranty and service: 1-year extended warranty