List of 4 Best Smart Displays in India Reviews & Buying Guide

Smart Displays are a combination of smart home speakers and digital screen. Smart speakers work according to your voice commands. But with smart display you will have additional feature that is visual access to information and services.

With a screen, you can check out the calendar, watch the lyrics of a song while playing, check out internet, access security camera live streaming and use it as digital photo frame when not in use.

A good smart display device come with amazing sound speakers and excellent display screen. Apart from that, you should also consider below factors…

  • Operating System – Most common operating systems are Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. So, if you already have a smart home automation set up, then it is better to choose a display screen with same operating system.
  • All-Round Support – If you have installed smart devices in multiple rooms, then you may need to purchase a screen that is visible across the room and its speakers are enough to fill the space with clear sound.

For more information, we recommend reading our buying guide. It has all the information necessary to make the best decision. In this article, we have also provided a clear run through of best smart displays available in India.

List of Best Smart Displays in India

Smart DisplaysOperating SystemResolutionAudioBuy Now
Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Display Alexa960 x 4801.65 speakerCHECK ON AMAZON
Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display with AlexaAlexa1280 x 800p20.0 speakerCHECK ON AMAZON
Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus TabletGoogle Assistant1920 x 1200Dolby AtmosCHECK ON AMAZON
Portal Smart Facebook TabletAlexa1280 x 800p10W speakerCHECK ON AMAZON

A Detailed Description of Each Smart Display

1. Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Display 

amazon echo

Echo Show 5 is developed by Amazon which is the most popular brand across the world. Amazon is the first company to introduce smart speakers into the market. Echo Show 5 is one of the best smart displays in the market because of its amazing features.

Size – 5.8” x 3.4” x 2.9”

Weight – 14.5 oz

Display – 5.5” touchscreen

Camera – 1 MP camera

Audio – 1.65” built-in speakers

Using amazing echo you can stream movies on Amazon Prime or music from prime, JioSaavn, Gaana and Hungama. If you have kids, then you can keep them entertained by streaming videos or audio on Chu Chu TV, Chhota Beem, or any other.

You can manage your day better by setting timers and remainders. You can check out weather forecast, latest news, social networks and others. And the most important thing is that, you can connect with smart appliances or devices present in the home and control them using it. You can use the touch screen or voice control for operating these appliances/devices via smart display.

As it has good camera resolution, you can video call (hands-free) your friends or family members. You can also use it to drop in or check out kids or parents similar to intercom. Echo Show 5 smart display also lets you pay bills and remind you about them as well.

Echo Show 5 has multiple levels of layers of privacy so you don’t have to worry about safety and data information security. It is available in different options and combinations. They are easy to set up and doesn’t need any professional help to do it. When it comes to warranty, Amazon provides limited 1-year warranty.

What We Like:

  • 5” display screen
  • Built-in shutter
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi supports
  • 65” built-in speakers
  • Compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS
  • Voice recognition
  • Value for money

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Trouble shooting is a little problematic

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2. Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display with Alexa

Amazon echo show 8

Echo Show 8 is another model from the same brand as mentioned above – Amazon. In both these models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8) have some similar features yet some of them are a bit different and upgraded.

Size – 7.9”x 5.4”x 3.9”

Weight – 1037 grams

Display – 8.0” touchscreen

Camera – 1 MP camera

Audio – 2.0” neodymium speakers

Similar to Echo 5, you can see your favorite TV show and movies available on Amazon Prime Video. You can also stream music from Hungama music, Amazon Prime, Gaana, and Saavn. You can also keep the kids entertainment by streaming kid shows like chu chu tv, chota bheem, and others.

You can also make video calling over skype or to other Echo devices with screen. Compared to Echo 5, Echo Show 8 has bigger screen size. When it comes to audio, advanced 2.0” neodynamic speakers are provided which provides more clear audio and sound.

Using the voice assistant feature, you can control home automation devices present in your home. Or just interact with it for information. It is also lets you see security camera feed, control lights and check up on geyser and AC as well.

You can check the to-do lists, weather conditions, schedule and others before leaving the home. Echo Show 8 makes your life much simpler and organized. Amazon provides 1 year limited warranty on Echo Show 8.

What We Liked:

  • 8” HD screen
  • Designed to protect privacy
  • Let’s you play music
  • Enhanced entertainment
  • Hands-free video calling
  • Voice control entertainment
  • Easy to set up

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Trouble shooting is an issue
  • Issue playing videos on hotstar and firefox

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3. Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus Tablet

Lenovo Tab

Lenovo is one of the popular brands for gadgets and smart devices. Their yoga smart tablet is more than just a tablet. It also acts as a smart hub which lets you use it as smart display device.

Size – 10.3 inches

Weight – 0.58kg

Display – touchscreen

Camera – 8 MP camera

Audio – Dolby Atmos

This smart tab has a metallic body with rounded edges which make it look stylish and attractive. It is powered by Google Assistant which makes it merge with Google home hub when you dock it. When it comes to camera specs, it is equipped with 8MP camera and 5MP for selfies.

It comes TDDI technology which improves touch interactivity. As the speakers are equipped with Dolby Atmos, you will experience elevates surround sound. The combination of 10.3” display and sound clarity provides you theatre-like experience.

This tab has TUV certified display which makes sure harmful blue light rays emitted from it are not harsh on your eyes. It comes with pre-installed kid mode which lets you monitor and restrict content they are watching. It comes with 5000 mAh battery that will last for up to 9 hours which is enough to binge watch your favorite shows.

It is programmed with Android Pie OS which offers some amazing features like app timer, adaptive brightness, dark mode and others. You can install several OTP Apps like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime and others to watch your favorite with clear picture quality and sound.

You can control all the smart devices present in your home with Google Assistant feature. 1-year warranty is provided by the manufacturer. Extended warranty is also available for extra amount.

What We Liked:

  • Good battery life
  • Value for money
  • Excellent sound quality
  • 4GB RAM + 128 GB storage
  • FHD display
  • No bloatware

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Facial recognition is not available
  • Slow processor
  • Glass is not tempered

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4. Portal Smart Facebook Tablet

Portal Smart Facebook Tablet

Portal is manufactured and marketed by Facebook which is a very popular social networking site. Their initial release of portal smart display received several complaints. But they have rectified those issues and relaunched it in the market again.

Size – 8.2 inches

Weight – 1.22 kilograms

Display – touchscreen

Camera – 12 MP camera

Audio – Dolby

The new upgraded second generation Portal smart display has some promising features. It has modern design that blends into any home interiors. The screen can rotate up to 90 degrees which lets you switch from portrait orientation to landscape within seconds. It has a large, clean and touch control display.

Hinge provided for making the rotation is very smooth. So, you can just switch the orientation using just a finger. This is the most favorite detail liked by many consumers. It comes with a 12 mega-pixel rear camera with a 140-degree wide viewing ability and 8x digital zoom.

Portal comes with automatic video framing which is marketed by Facebook as smart camera. Instead of fixed camera (that is available in other smart displays), this smart camera has clever software that can identify human shapes and move the lens as well as zoom according to it. So, you no longer have to worry about the right position while taking a call. The camera will automatically move wherever you go.

The picture clarity is also sharp, bright and has high frame rates. With good speakers installed, audio is also clear. You can use Portal smart display for listening music. With multiple App support, you can stream your favorite shows in Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar or others.

Similar to Alexa and Google Assistant, you can make calls using Portal but you have to make calls only through Facebook messenger or WhatsApp.

What We Liked:

  • 10-inch display
  • Touchscreen control
  • Multiple App Support
  • 10-days replacement
  • Nice design
  • Smart camera
  • Video calls through Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp
  • Works with Alexa

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Ongoing privacy issues with Facebook
  • Voice assistant is not as good as Alexa or Google Home

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How to Choose the Best Smart Display?

While purchasing any gadget or equipment, it is very important to check it out properly so that you don’t blow a hole in your pocket. Below, we have provided a list of factors you have to consider while analyzing a smart display product.

1. Operating System

Common operating system mostly available with smart display are Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. You can purchase anyone based on your preference. However, if you already have smart gadgets, appliances or devices at home, then check out their operating system. Choose the smart display that has same operating system as these devices. Because you can connect all the devices to the smart display and operate them using it.

2. Screen Size and Resolution

Smart displays are available in different sizes and resolutions. When it comes to size, it depends on your preference. But when resolution is considered, make sure to go for a better one. Instead of 720p (1280 x 800), we recommend to go for 1080p (1920 x 1200). However, higher resolution means a bit expensive but totally worth. If you don’t want to spend much, then you can do for lower resolution.

3. Speaker

As you are going to use smart display to interact with the AI or listen music, it is very important to check out the sound quality. Even if it is a tad expensive, it is better to invest in a model that has good audio so that you can experience the best.

4. Other Features

Smart displays also come with several features like camera, touch screen, smart controls and several others. It is always better to choose a model that comes with more number of features to make its operation more convenient.

Conclusion:

With an increase in the usage of smart devices in homes, smart displays are also becoming common these days. There are only few smart displays in the market. But choosing the right is essential as you have to consider the pairing smart devices present in your home with the smart display. For more information on how to choose a smart display, read our buying guide.

According to the same information, we have picked out best smart display products in India. Amazon Echo 5 has made to our top product because of its amazing features and price range.

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