Thanks to its picture frame design, Amazon’s Echo Show 15 looks great on a countertop or mounted on the wall. The customizable widgets make excellent use of the 15.6-inch display, allowing you to see the info you want quickly. While the Echo Show 15 is perfect for content consumption, the poor camera quality makes the Visual ID feature and video calling less than enjoyable.
The Nest Hub Max shines as a smart display thanks to Google Assistant and the excellent automatic color temperature adjustment for photos. Access to YouTube is great for entertaining while cooking, and the clear, wide-angle camera makes the Nest Hub Max great for video calling. Unfortunately, you can’t cover the camera, and you can’t customize the information on your display.
- Great, wide-angle camera
- Facial and voice recognition works well
- Access to YouTube and YouTube Music
- Google Assistant is extremely helpful
- The display automatic color temperature adjustment is wonderful
- Lacks customizable widgets
- No privacy shutter for the camera
- The smaller screen isn’t as good for content consumption
- Slower to process commands
Amazon seems to be constantly releasing new smart speakers, and its latest is also the largest. At 15.6 inches, the Echo Show 15’s picture frame-inspired design begs to be hung on the wall or rested on a countertop. On the other side of the spectrum, Google’s largest smart display to date came out over two years ago, and is still smaller than the latest Echo Show.
However, that doesn’t mean the Nest Hub Max is obsolete. Google Assistant keeps it leading the pack in the intelligence department, as does its excellent hardware. But between these fantastic smart speakers, should you get the Amazon Echo Show 15 or Nest Hub Max? Let’s see if we can help you out with that.
Amazon Echo Show 15 vs. Nest Hub Max: Making use of space
Bigger isn’t always better; what does matter is that the space on offer is utilized. Until the Amazon Echo Show 15 and its 15.6-inch display, many smart display users were perfectly happy with the largest display sizes being 10 inches, which is what the Nest Hub Max offers.