The Amazon Echo Show 5 is a smaller version of the Amazon range of Echo Shows. It has a rectangular wedge shape that houses a 5.5-inch screen and a single small speaker with a built-in camera for video calls to other Echo devices, the Alexa app, or Skype. The camera comes with a physical shutter that blocks the lens for security and privacy.
Where to Buy Amazon Echo Show 5
This device comes with the same Alexa smart assistant found on Amazon’s other Echo devices, allowing for hands-free voice commands.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 comes with a responsive touch interface, displaying a panel with buttons for Alarms, Communicate, Music, Routines, Smart Home, and Video. These buttons bring up simplified menus to access various features on the Echo Show 5 without talking to Alexa.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Key Features and Specs
- 5.5-inch Display
- 960 x 480 Pixel Resolution
- 1MP Camera
- Alexa voice assistant
- Multiple layers of privacy controls
- Alexa’s routines
- 1 internal speaker X 1 amplifier channel.
- micro USB port
- Bluetooth compatible.
- 3.5mm AUX in.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) sports a similar design to the Echo Show 8 looking like a mini Echo Studio with a movable screen stuck on the front. It comes with angled fabric sides that tilt the screen slightly upward.
This device resembles a speaker from the rear. The screen has a thick 0.4-inch bezel around it with a camera at the top right corner. There is a physical shutter that blocks the lens at the top of the camera for security and privacy along with volume and mic mute buttons. It also comes with two other buttons beside it, for adjusting the volume.
There is also a smart display’s power port, micro USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the rear.
Amazon Echo Show 5 features a 5.5-inch display with 960 x 480 resolution compared to the 1280 x 800 pixel found on Echo Show 5.
The screen displays the time and weather by default, rotating through forecasts, news stories, and suggestions for Alexa commands. Its touchscreen is for a detailed settings menu that lets you customize the clock face, play with settings for the alarm, and more.
The Echo Show 5 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.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 is a voice control compatible devices, it gives an easy-to-use display. You can ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats.
This device also has Firefox and Silk web browsers available on it, which set it apart from the similar-looking devices like Lenovo Smart Clock, which barely makes use of its display for anything other than showing the time.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 comes with a new Alexa Sunrise feature that will gradually brighten the screen when it’s time for the alarm to go off, and you can use your voice to snooze or stop the alarm. You can also tap the top of the Show 5 to snooze the alarm.
Similarly, show 5 comes with Nest Hub to make your personal pictures look like physical photos in a frame. The Nest Hub’s control panel makes it easier to do more tasks with shortcuts and access your devices more quickly.
The Echo Show 5 is also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can pair it with your phone or tablet and play tunes you’ve got saved in a library on your handheld device.
Audio and Camera Quality
Like the Amazon Echo Show 8, Show 5 also has a 1MP built-in camera for video calls to other Echo devices, the Alexa app, or Skype. This camera has a hardware switch that physically blocks the camera to sure your privacy.
The Echo Show 5 has one 4 watt speaker with a passive bass radiator and vocals to sound louder and make acoustic tracks pop a little more, thus, making video calls and video binges sound better than ever.
Like Alexa and Echo devices, Amazon Echo Show 5 is built with multiple layers of privacy protection. Hence, you can turn off the mics and camera with the press of a button, or slide the built-in cover to easily close the camera. You also have control over your voice recordings.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Price and Availability
The new Echo Show 5 price will start at $44.49 depending on where and when you choose to purchase it. It is available at retailers like Gearbest, Banggood, AliExpress, and Amazon.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Echo Show 5:
- Dimension (without stand): 148 x 86 x 73 mm
- Weight: 410 g
- Display: 5.5-inch Touchscreen
- Processor: MediaTek MT 8163
- Voice Command: Yes, Alexa Built-in,
- Generation: Echo Show (3rd Gen)
- Camera: 1MP + Shutter
- WiFi connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks
- Bluetooth connectivity: Yes
- Audio: 1.65-inch built-in Speaker
- System requirements: Compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser.
- Warranty and service: 1-year extended warranty