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5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome unit, step up from smaller Show 5
Reviewed in Australia on 26 February 2020
I imported 2x Echo Show 8's from UK. They are awesome displays for family photos, audio is x10 better and are otherwise identical to the smaller Show5's. Yes, the clock display cant be set to full screen. Minor grumble.
I imported 2x Echo Show 8's from UK. They are awesome displays for family photos, audio is x10 better and are otherwise identical to the smaller Show5's. Yes, the clockdisplay cant be set to full screen. Minor grumble.
I mostly use the Show 8 for playing Spotify and it's superb at this.
I also have an Echo Show 5. I pre-ordered the Echo Show 8 because I heard it's sound was much better. I've been really impressed with it - the sound really is so much better than the Show 5, plus I haven't encountered the fuzzy/static sound problem I continuously get on the Show 5. The sound quality is more than enough for the room I have it in. I feel that even just using it as a music player it was great value for the pre-order price.
The only gripe I have with it is that you can't have the screen display similar to the Show 5. I love the large alarm clock look and the decorated backgrounds on the Show 5. If I could choose to display a large alarm clock on the Show 8, rather than the tiny clock in the corner, I'd be very happy.
Bought this for it clock capabilities. Disappointed that there is no option to make clockdisplay bigger or for to change format of clock as the Echo 5 does brilliantly. Echo 8 has good sound from speaker.
The Amazon Echo 8 has the perfect sized display for bedside use as a clock radio, except for one thing. It needs a full size clockdisplay option. Amazon please add all the different clockdisplays from the Echo 5 immediately and then it will be perfect. By the sound is awesome much better than Echo 5.