August 8, 2022

The Nest Hub (2nd Gen) and 5 and 8-inch Echo Show smart displays give you an excellent smart home hub with a useful assistant at a reasonable price. If you’re upgrading to the Nest Hub Max or Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen), it’s because you want a high-end smart display with all the bells and whistles. 

Amazon’s large screen Echo can rotate to follow people around the room, has a far superior camera for video calls, and has two separate processors for lightning-fast Alexa commands. Yet Google still has a few tricks up its sleeve like facial recognition and quick gesture controls that Amazon hasn’t matched yet. Here’s everything you need to know about the Echo Show 10 vs Nest Hub Max before choosing one.

Amazon Echo Show 10 vs. Nest Hub Max: Comparing tracking and camera tech

Echo Show 10 (right) and Nest Hub Max (left)

(Image credit: Jeramy Johnson / Divinemercy)

Both the Echo Show 10 and Nest Hub Max can track your location as you move around a room. For the Nest Hub Max, this is mostly limited to video calls — the 6.5MP camera has a 127-degree wide-angle lens that can digitally zoom in on your face as you move, so the person on the other end of the call doesn’t lose sight of you even when you’re busy. Of course, this only works to an extent since the Max cannot rotate if you move out of its line of sight.

With the Echo Show 10, no matter where you go in the room, you’ll never lose sight of what you’re watching or who you’re talking to.