Here’s The Facebook Portal Vs. The Amazon Echo Show, If You Can’t Decide Which To Buy

The Echo Show has a 5-megapixel camera, and a regular focal-length lens, according to Amazon. It can make video calls through the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. Per Amazon’s Echo Show description, Skype is coming soon, though, so stay tuned. If you’re not camera-ready, you can also “voice call or message almost anyone.”

The Facebook Portal has a 12-megapixel camera and wide angle lens, according to the Portal website. The Portal’s Smart Camera also uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to follow everyone in frame, so nobody gets cut out of the shot. Seriously, as long as you can see the camera, it will follow you wherever you go, so you won’t be tied to staying in a typical webcam frame. Portal can call anyone over Facebook Portal or Messenger, and it can even make voice calls to your Messenger contacts.

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