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Amazon Echo Show 8: Which is better purchase for Black Friday?

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It’s now only a few days ahead before the official Black Friday starts. Now, if you’ve been waiting for this moment to get your discounted Amazon Echo Show 8, here’s the question for you: Which is better; 1st gen or 2nd gen model? Here’s an in-depth comparison of the two.

Amazon Echo Show 1st Gen vs. 2nd Gen

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Amazon has updated its Amazon Echo Show for 2018, and launched Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) this year. Amazon Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s first 8-inch smart display with a front camera that can take hands-free selfies or make video calls to friends and family using the Alexa app on iOS or Android phones.

Amazon Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s first 8-inch smart display with a front camera that can take hands-free selfies or make video calls to friends and family using the Alexa app on iOS or Android phones.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is available for $229.99 on Amazon, which is $50 more than Amazon Echo Show (1st Gen). Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) has a suggested retail price of $229.99.

Features

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With Amazon’s 2018 range of smart speakers, the Amazon Echo Show 8 has seen some changes since its release in 2017.

The original Amazon Echo Show sports a 10-inch touchscreen display with a 2-megapixel front camera and 8-microphone array. Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen) was Amazon’s first smart speaker to have a touch screen. Amazon has since introduced Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen), featuring improved audio quality, an upgraded 2-megapixel front camera, and an 8-microphone array. Let’s take a look at what has stayed the same and what has changed.

Feature 1: Front facing camera

Since Amazon’s first smart speaker introduced a touchscreen, Amazon has made it easier to use their touch screen devices such as the Amazon Echo Show 8 by allowing users to make video calls with the Amazon Echo Show 8’s front-facing camera. Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen), released in 2017, had a 2-megapixel front-facing camera which was upgraded to an improved 2-megapixel front camera for Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) released in 2018.

Feature 2: Audio

The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) has an upgraded audio quality thanks to Amazon’s Accessibility options. It also sports a 2-inch Neodymium Drivers and Dolby processing, offering 15% more powerful bass tones, clearer highs, and enhanced vocals. Meanwhile, Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen) still has a great quality of audio which is not to be underrated.

Feature 3: Touchscreen

Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen), released in 2017, was Amazon’s first smart speaker with a touch screen. Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen)’s touchscreen display measures 10 inches diagonally, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 150 PPI pixel density. Meanwhile, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) has an improved 10-inch touchscreen display measuring 1280 x 800 pixels at the same 150 PPI pixel density. Both of them have the same size touchscreen display.

Now, that we’ve compared the two models, which is better for you?

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