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Google Nest Home Hub (2018)

Google Nest Home Hub (2018)
alaScore 98

96 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Google Nest Home Hub (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the sound.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Nest Home Hub (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Apple Watch Series 6 review: Sensors for sensors' sake?


The sixth-gen Apple Watch adds more sensors - but do you really need them? We've been testing the top-end Apple wearable to find out.

New dimmed display option ; Display is brighter than before ; Fluid performance ; Lovely design options for both size options

No game-changing improvements over Series 5 ; Sleep tracking raises battery charging questions ; Altimeter doesn't feel well executed ; Why do we have a blood oxygen monitor?

Despite the new sensors feeling like a tick-box exercise, there's still no better smartwatch on the market. It's just that this time around it offers many features you'll want, along with many that you aren't aware you'd want, plus lots that you'll...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel and John Velasco (

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display


Google's Nest Hub has other ideas, and though it's tiny, it has some powerful features that make it mighty under the hood. In a way, its simple approach is a refreshing take on the smart display — but it also feels watered down. Worth pointing out,...

Easy smart home control No camera on device Small size means it can be placed anywhere Doubles as a digital photo frame Affordable

No camera means no video chatting Poor sound quality Screen is too small for media consumption

There’s a lot to like about the Google Nest Hub. We appreciate the focus on smart home control, the pull-down control panel, and the digital photo frame capabilities. We also appreciate the lack of a camera for those concerned about privacy. We came...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Google Home Hub Review | Trusted Reviews


Google Home Hub review: Powerful integration with Google's services, refined smart home controls combine and a low price make this the smart speaker to beat

Easy to converse with ; Touchscreen displays extra information ; Dedicated smart home controls ; Integrated YouTube

Doesn't like G Suite accounts ; Can't play Netflix ; No webcam

Powerful, flexible and brilliantly using the screen to deliver more results, the Google Home Hub pulls in the full power of Google's services, but this isn't the best display for video and music.

Feb, 2019

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Google Home Hub review: A more personal smart display


Google's Home Hub is unlike most other smart displays on the market. With its small size and soft fabric exterior, the Home Hub is well-suited for nearly every room in your house. The notable absence of a camera helps alleviate privacy concerns, which...

No camera ; Beautiful display ; Simple minimalist design ; Affordable compared to the competition

Might be too small for some ; Sound quality is just OK

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (

Google Home Hub review:


Despite tough new competition from Amazon, the Google Nest Hub remains our favorite smart display. As such, we've awarded it an Editors' Choice. Note: The Nest Hub was formerly called the Google Home Hub before a branding change this spring.

The Google Nest Hub's touchscreen is responsive and works well in combination with Google Assistant, whether you ask for help on a recipe or check what's on your calendar. Pictures and videos look particularly crisp thanks to an ambient light sensor...

The sound quality is fine for background music, but nowhere near the level of other smart displays like the Amazon Echo Show or the JBL Link View. It's more on par with the diminutive Google Home Mini.

The cameraless, petite Google Nest Hub will blend into any room in your home. It's affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen), a photo frame and a smart-home control panel.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

The Google Home Hub hits $58.99


Another week brings another price drop -- but will it go even lower?

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Google Nest Hub


The small, affordable Google Assistant-powered Nest Hub smart display is functional and convenient, but won't impress anyone with its sound quality.

Relatively inexpensive. Small footprint. Useful touch screen.

Weak audio. No camera for video calls.

Bottom Line: The small, affordable Google Assistant-powered Nest Hub smart display is functional and convenient, but won't impress anyone with its sound quality.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Unbelievable Google Nest Hub, Home Mini and GE Smart Bulb bundle: $99


Woot! That's less than the price of the Hub all by itself! Plus: Deals on the Apple Watch Series 4 and WD's 3TB portable hard drive.

Jun, 2019

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Google Home Hub review: the next step in Google's evolving smart home


The bonus of a screen adds some useful functionality to the smart speaker formula

Fits almost anywhere ; Google Assistant keeps on improving ; Decent sound performance

The Google Home Mini is half the price ; Screen is small

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (

Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: A smart display showdown


Which flagship smart display is right for you?

Apr, 2019

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