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Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release) – Smart Display with Alexa – Stay in touch with the help of Alexa – Charcoal

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Echo Show 5
  • Compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa, ready to help.
  • Voice or video call friends and family with compatible Echo devices or the Alexa app.
  • Manage calendar, make to-do lists, get weather and traffic updates and cook with step-by-step recipes.
  • Watch films, news and TV programmes. Listen to songs, radio stations and audiobooks.
  • Voice control compatible devices or manage them using the display.
  • Personalise by choosing a favourite clock face or photo. Create routines and alarms to start your day.
  • Control your privacy with the Mic/Camera Off button or the built-in camera cover.

Connect with others

You can call almost anyone hands-free, including UK mobile and residential numbers (from UK only. Emergency calling not supported), other Echo devices and the Alexa app. Also make video calls to other Echo devices with a screen or the Alexa app.  
 
You can also link Alexa with your EE and Vodafone UK mobile phone account to ask Alexa to make and answer your mobile calls.  
 
With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, quickly connect with Echo devices in your home. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice. Learn more about calling with Alexa.

Connect with others

Stock up with Alexa

When you are running low on household essentials, Alexa makes it easy to refill your fridge or replenish your pantry. You can add everything from AA batteries to courgette noodles to your shopping list, reorder favourite products from Amazon, or ask Alexa the status of your recent orders.

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Screen 5.5" with 960 x 480 resolution 8.0" with 1280 x 800 resolution 10.1" with 1280 x 800 resolution 15.6” with 1920 x 1080 resolution
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Speakers 1 x 1.6" 2 x 2.0" 2 x 1.0" tweeters + 3.0" woofer 2 x 1.6“
Camera 2 MP 13 MP 13 MP 5 MP
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Orientation Landscape Landscape Landscape Portrait or Landscape
Camera controls Built-in camera cover and Microphone/Camera Off button Built-in camera cover and Microphone/Camera Off button Built-in camera cover and Microphone/Camera Off button Built-in camera cover and Microphone/Camera Off button
Dimensions 148 x 86 x 73 mm (W x H x D) 200 x 135 x 99 mm (W x H x D) 251 x 229 x 170 mm (W x H x D) 402 x 252 x 35 mm (W x H x D)

Technical details

Echo Show 5

Echo Show 5

Size

148 x 86 x 73 mm

Weight

410g. Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

Display

5.5” touchscreen

Camera

1 MP camera with 720p HD video recording and built-in cover.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks. WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is not currently supported.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 5 or from Echo Show 5 to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.

Audio

Full range 1.65 built-in speaker. 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).

System Requirements

Echo Show 5 comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android and iOS devices, and also accessible via your web browser. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and may require separate subscriptions or other fees.

Setup Technology

Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter.

Processor

MediaTek MT 8163

Accessibility Features

On Echo devices with screens, you can enable Alexa Captioning for subtitles, magnify the screen, toggle colour inversion and choose between colour correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen, and hear spoken feedback about the items you select. Learn more about Echo with a screen accessibility and Alexa accessibility.

Warranty and Service

Amazon Echo Show 5 is sold with a 1-year limited warranty. provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Amazon Echo Show 5 is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Echo Show 5, power adaptor (15.0W)/cable (1.5 m), Quick Start Guide and Things to Try card.

Privacy Features

Wake word technology, streaming indicators, Microphone/Camera Off button, built-in camera cover, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.


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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 July 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good addition to the Show range
By Dr. Paul Ell on 2 July 2019
I’ve got both of the other iterations of the Echo Show and particularly like the second edition 10 inch screen version which I assume will continue to be available. The new 5.5 inch Show fits very well in a small space though - see the attached image of the Show 2 and the Show 5 side by side. Although Amazon call this version the Show 5, with previous versions being the Show and Show 2, that’s because of the screen size - there are not two missing versions of the Echo Show out there!

In terms of where best to use this size of Show, I’m using mine on my desk but it would be equally well situated on a bedside table thanks to its small footprint.

Installation was very straightforward and is done just using the Show itself - you don’t need the Amazon Alex app on a phone or tablet. My Show needed to install a software update which took around 15 minutes in total. Since then there’s been flawless operation.

In terms of functionality the new Show is pretty similar to the other versions such as the Echo Show 2 so you have access to the full range of Alex skills and features, all with the added benefit of a screen so you can watch the BBC news and Amazon Prime videos (although the screen size is a bit small). A key difference for anyone concerned about privacy is that the camera has a physical lens cover. There’s also a further button to take the Show offline. Other features include an audio out port.

The screen, although only 5.5 inches, works well as a desktop or bedside device. It’s dramatically better than the round screen on the Echo Spot - and it’s a lot cheaper! I’d also suggest that at the listed price of £79 compared to the list price of the latest Echo Dot of £49, the Show is also better value than the Dot which of course is just a small smart speaker with no screen.

Downsides, well the sound for my ear has too much bass although it is possible to adjust the bass and treble. The sound seems slightly distorted but it’s not a massive issue. It’s also worth noting that the Echo does not include a smart home hub which the Echo Plus does. If you’ve a lot of smart home devices, and don’t have a current hub, this will restrict your control of your smart home although a number of devices will work with any Alexa-equipped device. Some reviewers have commented that the Show’s software is a beta version. That’s not the case - it runs the same software as other Show models, software that’s been around and developed over the last two to three years. Don’t expect some form of massive and miracle-making software update soon. It’s not going to happen.

Overall a very good product. Four stars, one lost for the slightly muffled sound quality but I’m being picky here.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great product but unsatisfactory that its not portable
By Toni Montgomery on 11 September 2020
This product is amazing love the way that I can watch movies on it and YouTube one disappointing thing is that the speaker is at the bottom of the device not the back meaning sound isnt as good also disappointing that it's not portable but I brought a ggmm echo show 5 battery stand and now it makes it portable so I can take it around the house
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
By Miss pretty pink on 6 July 2019
I love my Echo Show 5 so much, I use it to watch my prime video and also as a sound system playing my music. I did link my Ring video call to it as well. And I can just say Alexa show me front door and it will just show me live. I will definitely recommend this device it’s brilliant
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