Product Comparison: Ring Video Doorbell vs Ring Video Doorbell 2


General Specifications
Brand
Ring
Ring
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Stay connected to home with motion-activated alerts, HD video and two-way talk from Ring Video Doorbell. Get alerts on your phone, tablet and PC when anyone comes to your door, so you can see, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere.
Watch over your home and answer the door from your phone, tablet and PC with next-gen security from Ring Video Doorbell 2. Ring sends you alerts when anyone comes to your door, so you can see, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere.
Model
Video Doorbell
Video Doorbell 2
Key Specs
Power Source
Battery or Hardwired
Battery or Hardwired
Video
720 p
1080 p
Field of View
180 degrees
160 degrees
Audio
Two-way
Two-way
Connectivity
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Ring Video Doorbell Wi-Fi Enabled in Satin Nickel
  • I couldn’t find the specs on the Skybell. Ring seemed to have slightly higher video quality in the day and slightly higher audio quality but this may be subjective.
  • The Ring video doorbell is a solid choice for people looking to get into smart home technology, and provides security, peace of mind, and ease of use that is not present in many other options at this price point.
  • Overall the Ring video doorbell is a solid product. I took a star off for the video and audio quality, as they are nowhere near close to what is represented in marketing materials.
  • Video quality is top notch with a wide field of view
  • The video quality has nothing to do with my network speed or my internet speed, period. I'm not sure whether it's the camera itself or that Ring compresses the video to the point it's nearly useless, but either way it's a problem.
Ring Video Doorbell 2
  • This made a video doorbell very appealing to us. After a ton of research we decided the Ring Video Doorbell 2 would be the best choice.
  • The install would have been easier if whoever installed the previous simple button had not broken off one of the wires.
  • The video isn't always as clear as I would like it, but it's not bad. I don't know if the problem is with the wifi speed, the camera or what, but faces can be blurry sometimes.
  • First, let me say that if you’re looking for a video doorbell, I assume it will do the trick, though the slow speed and lag time between ring and video connection makes it useless for anything except someone sitting and waiting at the door.
  • The video quality is good when it works, which is usually. Sometimes it just records black.
Size & Weight
Height
4.9 in.
5.05 in.
Width
2.4 in.
2.5 in.
Depth
0.87 in.
1.08 in.
Weight
1.21 lbs.
1.21 lbs.
Features
Motion Sensor
Yes
Yes
Live View
No
Yes
Night Vision
Yes
Yes
Zoom
No
No
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Apps Compatibility
Alexa
Alexa
Weather Resistant
-5°F to 120°F
-5°F to 120°F
Accessories Included
Mounting Bracket, Diode (for use with electronic doorbells), Installation Tools and Screws, USB Charging Cable, Security Sticker
Quick Release Battery Pack, Satin Nickel and Venetian Faceplates, Adapter Plate, Wedge and Corner Install Kits, Security Sticker, Installation Tools and Screws
Extras
Motion-activated alerts, Custom Motion Zones, Infrared night vision, Theft Protection, On-Demand Video
Adjustable Motion Zones, Infrared night vision, Live View on-demand video and audio, Interchangeable Faceplates, Custom Motion Sensors
What customers say about "Features"
Ring Video Doorbell Wi-Fi Enabled in Satin Nickel
  • Interface to adjust sensitivity is intuitive
  • Night vision is excellent too, great picture quality in the blackest of night.
  • Fast notification (1 second instead of 5 seconds when i tested the defective one)
  • The motion function engages when people are walking away, not when they walk up. MANY of my videos are of people's backsides.
  • Deleting old videos are a bit of a chore, especially if you have lots of activations
Ring Video Doorbell 2
  • The design of the product is sleek and attractive and the user interface of the app is very easy to learn and navigate.
  • This doorbell records for about 30 sec and is activated in one of three ways: by pressing the ring button, having motion, or pressing "live view" from your phone.
  • The motion sensor always activates before anyone can get close enough to push the doorbell. I can set the radius of sensing somewhere between 6 ft to 30 ft.
  • Motion sensitivity is controlled by distance and zones. It works perfectly with no false alarms.
  • When battery starts to go dead, the unit triggers random motion sensor chimes that are confusing and annoying
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $
199.00 $

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