Google Nest Hub (1st Gen) vs. Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

A high-quality smart display can make all the difference when it comes to executing voice commands, listening to your favorite music and podcasts, and controlling your smart home. After all, everything web-connected, from your home security devices to thermostats, relies on an Internet-of-Things host to get the ball rolling.

One of the top-tier titans for smart controllers is the Google Nest Hub. Sleek, interactive, loaded with features, and powered by the almighty Google Assistant, the first-gen Nest Hub delivers across multiple categories, but how does the first-gen model stand up against Google’s second-gen iteration of the popular smart display? We weigh in on both products in this head-to-head comparison.

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Design

Both the first and second-gen Google Nest Hubs offer a seven-inch 1024 x 600 HD touchscreen. In terms of slight design overhauls, the second-gen features an edgeless glass display, similar to what you’ll find on Google’s latest Nest Thermostat. Dimensionally, the new Hub is slightly bigger all around, compared to its older sibling. The second-gen hub measures 4.7-inch