Comparing Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 ranks #101 out of 150.
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7.1
Good
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 ranks #123 out of 150.
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6.3
Average
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Experts recommend Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 more than Netgear Nighthawk AX8

As of 4 Jan 2023, experts prefer Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 over Netgear Nighthawk AX8, but both Routers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 received 2 recommendations: from TechRadar (6 Dec 2022) and How To Geek (24 Aug 2022). By contrast, Netgear Nighthawk AX8 received only 3 recommendations from T3 (17 Aug 2022), Lifewire (8 Nov 2021) and Tom's Guide (6 Dec 2022).

Rank Change Price Router
T3
Digital Trends
Lifewire
Tom's Guide
Laptop Mag
Wirecutter
Business Insider
TechRadar
How To Geek
PCMag
8
-1 $350
Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
5
-
9
-1 $400
Netgear Nighthawk AX8
10
-
6
3
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 6 Dec 2022 TechRadar ranked Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 as #1
    Rank Router Comment
    #1 out of 10 Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
    The best wireless router overall
    ... ... ...
  • On 24 Aug 2022 How To Geek ranked Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 as #5
    Rank Router Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 10 Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
    Best Mesh Router
    ... ... ...
  • On 17 Aug 2022 T3 ranked Netgear Nighthawk AX8 as #10
    Rank Router Comment
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 10 Netgear Nighthawk AX8
    Wi-Fi 6 support and much more besides
    Source: www.t3.com
  • On 8 Nov 2021 Lifewire ranked Netgear Nighthawk AX8 as #6
    Rank Router Comment
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 9 Netgear Nighthawk AX8
    Best Design
    ... ... ...
  • On 6 Dec 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Netgear Nighthawk AX8 as #3
    Rank Router Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 13 Netgear Nighthawk AX8
    A great router overall
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 87 expert endorsements of the January rankings, Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 outranks Netgear Nighthawk AX8. This is not to say that Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is a bad option. Like Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
Netgear Nighthawk AX8
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Netgear Nighthawk AX8.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling router receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Both Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8 receive customer reviews that average out below that median threshold.

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
In comparison:
Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 ranks #101 out of 150.
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7.1
Good
Netgear Nighthawk AX8
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 ranks #123 out of 150.
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6.3
Average
Median best-selling Router
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 ranks #76 out of 150. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is more popular than Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8

It's fairly safe to say that Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is a more popular router than Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8, based on its 4,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8 often consider Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 $370
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 ranks #59 out of 150. It is in the top 20%.
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8.2
Great
2 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Asus Rapture GT-AX11000 $343
In comparison:
Asus Rapture GT-AX11000 ranks #16 out of 150. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 $400
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 ranks #123 out of 150.
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6.3
Average
3 expert recommendations
Asus RT-AX88U $260
In comparison:
Asus RT-AX88U ranks #14 out of 150. It is in the top 10%.
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8.9
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 outranks Netgear Nighthawk AX8 by 1 position. This indicates that, as of 4 Jan 2023, Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 is more critically acclaimed than Netgear Nighthawk AX8.
Rank Change Price Router
T3
Digital Trends
Lifewire
Tom's Guide
Laptop Mag
Wirecutter
Business Insider
TechRadar
How To Geek
PCMag
1
- $108
TP-Link Archer AX50
-
-
2
-
3
1
2
-
2
4
2
- $260
Asus RT-AX88U
-
-
3
-
9
2
-
-
1
-
3
- $72
Google Nest WiFi
-
-
8
5
2
-
5
4
-
-
4
+1 $200
TP-Link Archer AX11000
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [16]

90
Total expert reviews: 16
  • with a score: 10
  • without a score: 6
Highest score by TechRadar
100
Average score based on 16 reviews
90
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [12]

85
Total expert reviews: 12
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 4
Highest score by Stuff.tv
100
Average score based on 12 reviews
85
Lowest score by PCMag
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 is a popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling routers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 or Ubiquiti Edgerouter Poe .

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 is $200 more expensive than the average router ($149.99).

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling routers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as TP-Link Archer C5400 or TP Link Archer VR2800 .

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is $250 more expensive than the average router ($149.99).

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