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Experts recommend Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 more than Netgear Nighthawk AX8

As of 2 Feb 2024, 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 (23 May 2023) and How To Geek (28 Dec 2023). By contrast, Netgear Nighthawk AX8 received only 1 recommendation from T3 (3 Jan 2024).

Rank Change Price Router
Digital Trends
Tom's Guide
Laptop Mag
TechRadar
Business Insider
T3
How To Geek
Wirecutter
Lifewire
PCMag
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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
The Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 router is a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 mesh system with excellent speed and range, advanced features such as parental controls and QoS settings, and easy setup and management through a mobile app.
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Netgear Nighthawk AX8
The Netgear Nighthawk AX8 router is a high-performance and secure router with a range of features, making it an excellent choice for users who demand the best throughput and performance in their home high-performance routers.
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 23 May 2023 TechRadar ranked Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 as #1
    Rank Router Comment
    #1 out of 10 Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
    The best Wi-Fi router overall
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  • On 28 Dec 2023 How To Geek ranked Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 as #4
    Rank Router Comment
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    #4 out of 9 Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
    Best Mesh Router
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  • On 3 Jan 2024 T3 ranked Netgear Nighthawk AX8 as #10
    Rank Router Comment
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    #10 out of 10 Netgear Nighthawk AX8
    Wi-Fi 6 support and much more besides
    Source: www.t3.com

After counting and adding up the 75 expert endorsements of the February 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.

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 #109 out of 158.
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7.1
Good
Netgear Nighthawk AX8
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 ranks #129 out of 158.
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6.3
Average
Median best-selling Router
In comparison:
TP-Link Archer AX50 ranks #80 out of 158.
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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 Asus RT-AX88U, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8
Asus RT-AX88U $391
In comparison:
Asus RT-AX88U ranks #10 out of 158. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.9
Great
2 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 $288
In comparison:
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 ranks #38 out of 158. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.6
Great
2 expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
Asus RT-AX86U $300
In comparison:
Asus RT-AX86U ranks #7 out of 158. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.2
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Better Reviews
TP-Link Archer AX6600 AX90 $295
In comparison:
TP-Link Archer AX6600 AX90 ranks #44 out of 158. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.4
Great
2 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 is mentioned by key experts in Feb 2024, while Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is not.
Rank Change Price Router
Digital Trends
Tom's Guide
Laptop Mag
TechRadar
Business Insider
T3
How To Geek
Wirecutter
Lifewire
PCMag
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Google Nest WiFi
The Google Nest WiFi router is a reliable and efficient solution for families of four who frequently use multiple devices simultaneously and want fast and reliable internet speeds, with parental controls, QoS capabilities, and easy setup and management using the Google Home app.
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Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300
The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 router is a high-speed and powerful device that supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, offers excellent range performance, and advanced security features, making it an ideal choice for households with heavy internet usage and multiple devices.
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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
The Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 router is a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 mesh system with excellent speed and range, advanced features such as parental controls and QoS settings, and easy setup and management through a mobile app.
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NetGear Orbi RBK50
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [26]

88
Total expert reviews: 26
  • with a score: 16
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by TechRadar
100
Average score based on 26 reviews
88
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
70

Score distribution:

80-100
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0-20

Expert reviews [21]

82
Total expert reviews: 21
  • with a score: 12
  • without a score: 9
Highest score by Stuff.tv
100
Average score based on 21 reviews
82
Lowest score by ProductReview.com.au
40

Score distribution:

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From Seller:
  • Maximum Range : 5500 Sq Ft.LED Indicator : Power x 1. Power Supply : AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz), DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.75 A current, DC Output : 12 V with max. 3 A current.
  • Banish WiFi Dead Zone—Tri-band mesh WiFi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home providing total wireless speed of 6600Mbps
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From Seller:
  • WIFI 6 – STREAM EVERYTHING AT EPIC SPEED:  Simultaneously stream uninterrupted movies, games, video calls or download/transfer files at 6Gbps WiFi speed. Works with existing and new WiFi 6 devices like iPhone 11, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10.
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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 Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 or Asus RT-AX86U .

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 is $149 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 AmpliFi Mesh Point HD or Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 .

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is $222.96 more expensive than the average router ($149.99).

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