Ring Doorbell Comparison Charts: Ring vs Ring 2 vs Ring 3 vs Ring 4 vs Ring Pro vs Elite

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Ring Video Doorbell camera (Caption: Ring Video Doorbell Comparison)See who is at your door no matter where you are so you can stop thieves or just check in on the kids when they get off the school bus. All three Ring doorbells offer two-way talk, on-demand video, infrared night vision and motion-activated alerts. But is it worth the extra cost to upgrade to the Ring 4 or Ring Pro?

Article Overview

Ring vs Ring 2 vs Ring 3 vs Ring 4 vs Ring Pro

Ring Video Doorbell Cameras Side by Side to Compare

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The table below will help you see the similarities and differences among the three Ring doorbells. We’ll go more in-depth about what’s included in this table and explain the key differences.

Ring Doorbell Comparison Chart

Video Doorbell Video Doorbell 3 Video Doorbell 4 Video Doorbell Pro Video Doorbell Elite Peephole Cam
Price $99.99 $199.99 $219.99 $249.99 $349.99 Check Amazon for availability
Installation Existing Wiring or Rechargeable Battery Existing Wiring or Rechargeable Battery Existing Wiring or Rechargeable Battery Requires Existing Doorbell Wiring Requires Professional Replaces Peephole
Video 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Field of View 180° 160° 160° 160° 160° 155°
Advanced Motion Detection with Human Detection and Adjustable Motion Zones Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Adjustable Motion Zones
Other Pre-Roll 4 Seconds Before Motion Event Human Detection Human Detection Knock Detection
Dimensions 4.98″H x 2.43″W x 0.87″D 5.1″H x 2.4″W x 1.1″D 5.1″H x 2.4″W x 1.1″D 4.5″H x 1.85″W x 0.80″D 4.8″H x 2.75″W x 2.17″D Indoors: 2.26”H x 4.40”W x 1.16”D
Outdoors: 1.85”H x 3.83”W x 0.78”D
WiFi Connectivity 2.4GHz 2.4GHz & 5GHz 2.4GHz & 5GHz 2.4GHz & 5GHz 2.4GHz & 5GHz 2.4GHz

Recording Plans

Recording plans are optional and allow you to review, save and share your videos at any time. Below are the plans available and their features

Included Free Basic Plus
Price Free $3/month or $30/year $10/month or $100/year
Number Of Devices 1 1 All Ring Devices
Motion-Activated Notifications Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Real-Time Video With Live View Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Two-Way Talk Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Lifetime Theft Protection Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Video History For 60 Days Checkmark Checkmark
Video Saving & Sharing Checkmark Checkmark
Snapshot Capture Checkmark Checkmark
24/7 Professional Monitoring For Ring Alarm Checkmark
Extended Warranties For All Devices Checkmark
10% Off Select Products At Ring.com Checkmark

*Customizable alerts allow you to adjust the sound or phrase produced from the camera, so you know which is triggered. Sounds/phrases available include tones, a dog barking, a siren, song choices, phrases like “someone is at your door,” etc. This can be helpful if you have multiple Ring cameras.

Ring Video Doorbell Features

Video Quality

The difference between 720p and 1080p can be pretty major in capturing a license plate or seeing someone’s face more clearly, so we’d recommend opting for Ring 3 or higher, or Ring Pro if the 20° isn’t going to make a big impact on what the doorbell camera can capture for your home. The Ring Pro also has more advanced features that can give you more precise alerts to help you know the threat level of a notification, but you may not consider these to be “must-have” features.

Personal Experience With Ring vs Ring Pro

Jeff B., Safe Smart Living, had to choose between the two. Here is his experience.

When I decided to purchase a Ring Doorbell I looked closely at both the original Ring and the Ring Pro. I decided that I really just wanted a video doorbell to monitor my front door when I wasn’t home. So while the advanced motion, human detection and custom alerts are really cool features that the Ring Pro offers, I determined that for the price difference the original Ring was a better fit for my needs and I’ve been very happy with it.

Ease Of Use & Installation

The Ring Doorbell and Ring Doorbell 2 have the option to use existing wiring or a rechargeable battery for installation setup. There is also a quick-release rechargeable battery pack on the Ring Doorbell 2. With the Ring Doorbell Pro, existing doorbell wiring is required, and there is no rechargeable battery option.

Typical installation takes about 5 minutes for the Ring Doorbell and Ring Doorbell 2 and the Ring Doorbell Pro takes a little longer at 15 minutes. But overall, the installation is fairly simple for all three of the doorbells, with the Pro being a little more intensive. There is no need to hire a professional to install any of these doorbells, and Ring sends thorough instructions to help you with the installation.

Ring doorbell camera (caption: Ring Doorbell Installation)Installing a Ring Doorbell isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. Whether you already own one or are considering getting one, I hope my firsthand experience (with the Ring Doorbell 2 in this case, but the setup is more or less the same with other versions) simplifies the installation for you.

Note: Having an existing doorbell (or wires) is not required to use Ring’s doorbell.

Ring Protect Subscription Plans

Included Free Basic Plus
Price Free $3/month or $30/year $10/month or $100/year
Number Of Devices 1 1 All Ring Devices
Motion-Activated Notifications Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Real-Time Video With Live View Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Two-Way Talk Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Lifetime Theft Protection Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Video History For 60 Days Checkmark Checkmark
Video Saving & Sharing Checkmark Checkmark
Snapshot Capture Checkmark Checkmark
24/7 Professional Monitoring For Ring Alarm Checkmark
Extended Warranties For All Devices Checkmark
10% Off Select Products At Ring.com Checkmark

FAQs

  1. Do I have to purchase a Ring Protect plan? 
    No, you do not. If you’d like some additional features, you may be interested in purchasing a subscription plan.
  2. Is there a free trial?
    Yes, there is a 30-day free trial of Ring Protect Plus when you first set up your ring device.
  3. Does Ring Protect Plus cover multiple addresses?
    No, you’ll need to subscribe to each address you want to be covered.
  4. How long does the Ring doorbell battery last?
    Six to twelve months, depending on how often your doorbell is activated.

Can Ring Secure Your Entire Home?

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Ring doorbells are excellent choices for homeowners and renters alike. There is even a Ring Peephole Cam that requires no doorbell, so it works great for apartments. You can compare it against the doorbell cameras mentioned in our Ring doorbell reviews.

Ring also has a home security system, Ring Alarm, with an extremely affordable professional monitoring fee that we are very impressed with. Ring Alarm can integrate with your Ring doorbell, so you can control everything from one app and check in on your home from your office, in another state or in another time zone.

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