Facebook Portal review

6.8/10 AVG.
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  • Facebook Portal
  • Facebook Portal
  • Facebook Portal

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Specification

Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Brand Facebook
Warranty 12 months
Release date 15-November-2018

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Tom's Guide

A not-so-smart display

from Tom's Guide

Even if we didn't have concerns about our privacy, the Facebook Portal still wouldn't be our top pick for a smart display. While its hardware is good, it lacks the wide variety of functions you get from competing smart displays, such as the Echo Show, Lenovo Smart Display and Google Home Hub. It...More

Even if we didn't have concerns about our privacy, the Facebook Portal still wouldn't be our top pick for a smart display. While its hardware is good, it lacks the wide variety of functions you get from competing smart displays, such as the Echo Show, Lenovo Smart Display and Google Home Hub. It excels at one thing — making voice and video calls using Facebook Messenger — but even given the reach of the platform, the Portals are still much more limited than Alexa- and Google Assistant-powered devices. 

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Android Central

Facebook Messenger has never looked better..

from Android Central

A killer video chat experience paired with a subpar, mostly Alexa-based smart display makes for a confusing but exciting platform.

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A killer video chat experience paired with a subpar, mostly Alexa-based smart display makes for a confusing but exciting platform.

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Venture Beat

AI makes video calls better

from Venture Beat

If you’re a dedicated Facebook user who spends a lot of time keeping up with friends on the app, you may find Portal is worth the price of admission. Whether you find Portal valuable or not may depend heavily on whether you’re the kind of person who makes a lot of family video calls.

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If you’re a dedicated Facebook user who spends a lot of time keeping up with friends on the app, you may find Portal is worth the price of admission. Whether you find Portal valuable or not may depend heavily on whether you’re the kind of person who makes a lot of family video calls.

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Engadget

Smart display with an emphasis on video chat

from Engadget

It uses algorithms to track your movements, which is great for staying in the conversation, but that does give off some creepy vibes. Two voice assistants can get a little confusing, and functionality is limited compared to competing smart displays. It’s a compelling proposition for avid Messenger users, but others should probably pass.

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It uses algorithms to track your movements, which is great for staying in the conversation, but that does give off some creepy vibes. Two voice assistants can get a little confusing, and functionality is limited compared to competing smart displays. It’s a compelling proposition for avid Messenger users, but others should probably pass.

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