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Should you upgrade from the Amazon Echo Show 8 to the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)

Worthy upgrade Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) $130 at Amazon Pros Far better camera Improved processing speeds Optional stand for video and photos Cons Can't connect external speakers, wired headphones More expensive The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) only has a handful of differences compared to the previous generation model. But they are worth it if you've noticed shortcomings in photo and video quality and/or slow response times/operation. Not only is the camera significantly better, but it can even pan/zoom the constantly keep you in the frame. Still does the job Amazon Echo Show 8 $110 at Amazon Pros Affordable Can connect external speakers, wired headphone Optional stand for photos and videos Cons Lacklustre camera Slower processor If you already forked over the dough for an Amazon Echo Show 8 and you have been happy with it, there's no reason to upgrade. But if you have noticed that apps run slow, the voice assistant isn't as responsiv

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) review: Still the smart screen to get

The penultimate video chatting speaker. May 2021 saw a whole host of updates and refreshes to Amazon's product lineup, from a new Fire HD 10 tablet, to a second tier of Fire Kids Pro devices, to updates to the Amazon Halo band and service . All of this is no doubt clearing its older devices from the decks in preparation for Prime Day 2021 , where we're bound to see some impressive discounts on all Amazon devices (likely including this latest Echo Show). When I first saw the spec sheet and read the relatively minor updates to the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), I knew that I'd still like the device, but I didn't think I'd be overly impressed with it as a refreshed product. After using the near paradigm-busting Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) and experiencing its show-stopping features like its rotating display and impressive speaker array, the updates offered on the new Show 8 felt like a sad trombone 'wah wah.' However, as I sat down to write this Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)