It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. These products can be viewed as the new and evolved versions of the widely successful Google Home and Amazon Echo smart speakers that made voice assistance a staple in households. This affects each product's compatibility with other devices and apps. If you want to buy a smart display for either entertainment or the virtual assistant, both the Nest Hub and Echo Show 5 will be equally effective options. If you had to pick only one of these products, the best device will be the one that is compatible with the rest of your smart home setup and that hosts the apps you use more often. However, the Nest Hub has superior hardware overall with a significantly better display and design. The Google Nest is bigger in size with its 7-inch touchscreen, but design-wise it has a slicker look when compared to Echo Show 5's bulky design.