Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review

The new Echo Show 8 features some welcome enhancements over the earlier first generation model including some hardware improvements. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a new 13-megapixel camera on the Echo Show 8 which features pan and zoom -- so it can follow you around the room while you're on video calls. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
One again the standard Echo buttons are situated along the top of the display in addition to a slider to hide the camera away. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Amazon has worked to make the Echo Show a much better software experience -- there are now shortcuts when you swipe in from the right too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
While Echo Shows support Netflix and Prime Video in addition to other services, YouTube can only be accessed via the built-in web browser, which is a shame. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Show 8 still features decent sound quality thanks to dual 2-inch speakers -- but there's no woofer, unlike Echo Show 10. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Echo Show 8 remains a great buy, especially if you can pick it up in the sales. It's the best balance of size to price, especially with its new camera. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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