Ring Video Doorbell 2 vs Ring Video Doorbell Pro vs Nest Hello Review


Gabe Turner: Hey folks, this is Gabe at Security
Baron and today I have a three-way showdown between the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring
Video Doorbell Pro and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. [music] Gabe: In today’s comparison of the Ring Video
Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell, I’m going to
go over some key similarities and differences, their design, feature set, installation processes,
before finally diving into their mobile applications to make sure you have all the information
you need to make the right decision. [background music] Gabe: If you would like to see the list of
our favorite video doorbells, Google “Security Baron best video doorbells”. If you have a
question about today’s comparison, leave us a comment and I’ll get back to you. Let’s kick off today’s comparison of the Ring
Video Doorbell 2, Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Nest Hello Video Doorbell, going over
some key similarities and differences beginning with the similarities. Now, each of these
has pretty solid night vision. You’ll be able to see exactly what’s happening
on your front porch or front yard, no matter how dark it is, with the infrared LEDs that
they come equipped with. Additionally, you’re going to get clarity in your conversations.
While they use different mechanisms for getting us to that point, we feel as if we were able
to greet each of our visitors and carry on short conversation with ease with all of these
video doorbells. Finally, each of these video doorbell does
integrate with both the Amazon and Google Virtual Assistants. Which means that you can
have your doorbell ring, one of your devices like the Amazon echo Dot or the Google Minute
or you can even shoot the video directly to an integrated screen. Now, when it comes to key differences between
these video doorbell, the first one that jumps out is Artificial Intelligence. Only the Nest
Hello comes equipped with the ability to detect people and even recognize faces, while the
Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro do not come with Artificial Intelligence. When it comes to being powered, each of these
can be hardwired directly into your home but only the Ring Video Doorbell 2, comes with
the battery powered option which may be easier for people who live in rented homes or things
of that nature. Finally, we’re talking about video quality,
the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro would be that nice, 1080p high
definition video, allowing you to see exactly what’s taking place in front of your house
especially what’s happening on your porch anything of that nature you’re going to see
it crystal clear. Only the Nest Hello Video Doorbells give me
that 1600 HD in a unique perspective because it’s going to be on that 4:3 aspect ratio
and it’s going to look beautiful. [background music] Gabe: Hold on, I hope you’re enjoying today’s
comparison of the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Nest Hello
Video Doorbell. Fully kept up to date on the newest video doorbells, smart home security,
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weekly. All right, let’s get back to the video. Now that we’ve gone over some key similarities
and differences, let’s compare the design on each of these video doorbells. Beginning
with the Ring Video Doorbell 2, it is the largest of the video doorbells that will see
today, mostly due to the fact that it cannot only be hardwired directly into your home,
but it can also be battery powered and run reports that do last 6-12 months off of a
single charge, which is mighty impressive if true. Otherwise, they can handle -5 to 120 degrees
Fahrenheit along with rain, sleet, snow, you name it. Now I personally like the design
with this because the button is almost flush with the face of the camera and I find it
to be a particularly aesthetically pleasing ring design. Moving on to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro,
you’ll note that it is significantly slimmer and slicker than the Ring Video Doorbell 2
because it does not come with the option to be battery power. You are going to have to
hardwire the Ring Video Doorbell Pro into your home. You may also take solace at least in the fact
that it can handle weather and is good from -5 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, very much like
the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Now, I personally think when looking at this, it has a much
more traditional doorbell look to it, especially with large button that protrudes from the
face making it clear that this is a doorbell. Finally, looking at the Nest Hello Video Doorbell,
you’ll note that is the smallest of the doorbells that we’ve seen today. It actually has a nice
substantive weighty feel to it. It clearly has this metal backing, which where you can
see that it has to be hardwired into your home. There’s no battery option on the Nest Hello
and even from the back to the front, which is this nice glossy black has a completely
flush face. The button almost bleeds into the rest of the camera fortunately, it does
light up down here so you can exactly see it in the evening. When it comes to weather,
it is IPX4 rated so can handle little rains, some snows, some sleet. The other issue is it can only handle 5 to
104 degrees according to Nest, which may exclude some people in more extreme climates as compared
to the two Ring options. Overall, I find it to be a pretty nice little design on the Nest
Hello Video Doorbell. Now you can see that each of these video doorbells
brings its own unique element to the world of design, from the battery-powered Ring Video
Doorbell 2 to the traditional-looking Ring Video Doorbell Pro to the slick minimalist
design of the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. [music] Gabe: Now that we’ve gone over the design
of these video doorbells, let’s compare the feature set on the Ring Video Doorbell 2,
the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. First, we have video quality. With the Ring
Video Doorbell 2, you’re getting that 1080p high definition. It has a 160-degree field
of view and even comes with HDR so you can have a really easy time capturing whoever
walks into the view, the path of your Ring Video Doorbell 2. Things come out nice, crisply, and clearly.
That extends even to the night vision, where it has infrared LEDs to capture everything
crisply and clearly. Despite the fact that this video defaulted to 720, you can see my
face clearly and even make out each one of the actions that I’m making in front of the
door, so pretty solid vision in both day and night with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Moving on to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro,
it also has 1080p high definition video, 160-degree field of view, and HDR, but as compared to
the Ring Video Doorbell 2, it’s actually more vivid. The colors are lusher. It has a wonderful
look too. You can see people walking up to my home and just that nice, beautiful clarity.
It’s almost like a movie, if you will. When it extends to the night vision, I had
to say this is probably the most impressive night vision we’ve seen from a Ring device.
It has infrared LED that light up the scene and allow you to get a clear picture of what’s
happening in front of your home no matter how dark it is. Overall, pretty big fan of
the video quality on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Looking at that Nest Hello Video Doorbell,
it has 160-degree field of view, HDR, but is raising the stakes when it comes to that
1600 HD with that unique 4:3 aspect ratio, allowing you to see things in a whole new
way, see things that you maybe have never seen before, see things beautifully. We really like the day vision on the Nest
Hello Video Doorbell. When people approach or walk away, you can see everything that’s
taking place. When it comes to night vision, it also performs pretty admirably, does a
great job of picking up what’s happening in the night time, in the darkness with these
infrared LEDs to bringing that great day vision and a solid night vision. [music] Gabe: When it comes to two-way audio, you
should have a comparable experience with the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell
Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. With the Ring devices, they have noise cancellation
to ensure you have a nice clear conversation with your visitors. Nest Hello also has a noise cancellation feature
which they call HD Talk and Listen. Overall, it should have a similar and pleasant two-way
talk experience with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Ring Video Doorbell 2, and Nest Hello
Video Doorbell. [music] Gabe: Let’s talk about storage with the Ring
Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. You’re
going to get cloud storage with each of these devices. With the Ring products, you’re going
to get the Ring Protect Basic Plan. That’s three dollars a month that allows you to view
and save clips. That’s going to give you 60 days of cloud storage. One thing to note is that when you have the
Ring Protect Basic Plan, you’re not going to get 24/7 continuous recording. Rather,
it’s going to just record events. That can be motion detection, someone actually ringing
your doorbell, or you taking a live view. With the Nest Hello Video Doorbell, you can
just sign up for Nest Aware. That’s going to start at five dollars a month. That gets
you a five-day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, and the ability to save, view,
and share clips. I like that 24/7 recording just that you can see what takes place over
the course of a day. While the Ring and Nest video doorbells give
you cloud storage options, you note that they’re quite distinct, with the Ring offering a more
affordable plan with a longer period of cloud storage but without the 24/7 continuous recording
option offered by Nest Aware and the Nest Hello video doorbell. Let’s talk about the artificial intelligence
capabilities of these devices and unfortunately, in this case it’s only the Nest Hello Video
Doorbell that’s bringing anything to the table. The Ring devices do not have artificial intelligence
capabilities. The Nest Hello capabilities are pretty impressive.
It has person detection, package detection, and something that Nest Aware refers to as
“familiar faces.” I say Nest Aware because you do have to subscribe to Nest Aware in
order to access these capabilities. That familiar faces is essentially going to
act as a facial recognition technology, alerting you when it recognizes those people in your
home or near your home and those that it does not. Now with any video doorbell, it is important
to be able to manage the number of notifications that you receive which can potentially be
a lot. Fortunately, each of these doorbells gives you a different way to help you manage
it. With the Ring Video Doorbell 2 you can adjust
the motion sensitivity on your doorbell so that you have a certain range of motion in
which it will detect it. If you don’t want to have 20 feet in front of your doorbell
you can adjust it in that range. If you want just five feet in front of your doorbell you
can do that as well. With the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, you can
also adjust the motion sensitivity but you can also draw your own custom motion zones
so that you’re only picking up activity in that space. Similarly, with the Nest Hello
you’re able to adjust the motion sensitivity and also draw your own custom zones so you’re
only alerted to activity where you want to be. Fortunately, with each of these three devices
you can integrate the most popular smart platforms out on the market today — Google and Amazon.
What that means is that you can use your devices like Echo Dot and Google Mini spread throughout
your home as chimes. Beyond that you can actually take the integrated
screens that come equipped with something like Google Chromecast or Amazon Echo Show
to see what’s happening in front of your door beyond your mobile device. That’s how I look
at the unique feature sets on the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and
the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. [music] Gabe: Now that we’ve gone over the feature
sets, let’s compare the installation process for the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Ring Video
Doorbell Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. Beginning with the Ring Video Doorbell 2,
you have a couple of options for installing it. You can hardwire it into your existing doorbell
infrastructure or — I think this is a primary selling point — you can just use the battery
powered element. You’re going to initially want to charge it up but then you just use
your mobile device, your WiFi, and the Ring Always Home app to get it going. It’s really
easy and simple and I think a primary selling point for the Ring Video Doorbell 2. When it comes to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro,
you can only hardwire in this system in but there are two ways you can do that. You can
hardwire it into your existing traditional doorbell infrastructure that’s in your home
or you can actually use an adapter and plug it into the back of the device and have it
hardwired in that manner. Either way it’s pretty streamlined and facilitated
by the Ring Always Home app that will walk you through that entire process and ensure
you have it connected to your WiFi. Speaking of which, it is important to note that you
should probably have the Ring WiFi range extender to ensure that your Ring Video Doorbell Pro
is getting adequate connection for it to work properly. Similarly, to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro,
the Nest Hello Video Doorbell must also be hardwired. In terms of where you hardwire
it there are a couple of options. You can, of course, use the existing doorbell infrastructure
in your home or you can use an adapter that will allow you go get a little bit more flexibility
from your Nest Hello Video Doorbell. Either process will be facilitated by the
Nest app which really streamlines that step-by-step instructions and makes sure you’re up and
running within an hour. [music] Gabe: Now that we have our video doorbells
installed, let’s compare the Ring Always Home and Nest mobile applications. Beginning with
the Ring Always Home app it has a 3.2 in the Apple App Store and a 2.9 in the Android Google
Play Store and honestly, that’s basically a middling and a mediocre score. I do want
to point out that includes every device in service being used in the Ring Ecosystem. Honestly, my experience was rather positive.
I found it pretty easy to navigate the app in terms of live streaming footage, watching
my event history, and customizing my own settings. Overall, I had a pretty positive experience
with the Ring Always Home Mobile application. Shifting to the Nest Mobile application it
also does not fare well with users. It has a 2.1 out 5-star rating in the Apple App Store
and a 3.2 out of 5-star rating in the Google Play Store. Once again, I should put out that
notice that this is for every device in service in the Nest Ecosystem not just the Nest Hello
Video Doorbell. Personally, I had a really pleasant experience.
I found it pretty simple and intuitive to live stream footage, to look at my timeline
of events, even look at a 24/7 continuous recording. All of that was accessible and
immediately apparent to me in the Nest Mobile application. While there are critiques out there of the
Nest and Ring Always Home Mobile applications, I personally feel as if you’ll probably have
a pretty solid experience in performance from your Ring Video Doorbell 2, Ring Video Doorbell
Pro, and your Nest Hello Video Doorbell. [music] Gabe: All right, I’m exhausted because we
have compared a ton today between the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell
Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. At this point you’re like, “Gabe, you know what,
just throw at me the most salient characteristics that are necessary for me to make my decision.” You are going to want to go with the Ring
Video Doorbell 2 if you’re looking for a battery powered device. Here you can just pop that
battery in and on a single charge you’re going to get a number of months. In terms of ease
and convenience I really think you’re getting it with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. You don’t have worry about hardwiring it into
your existing doorbell infrastructure or using a power adapter, you’re just ready to go,
move it, whatever you need. On top of that it’s going to give you great video quality
in terms of 1080p High Definition Video. You’re going to get that at an affordable price when
it comes in at under $200. I’d go with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro if
you’re looking for that 1080p High Definition Video with HDR and especially vivid daytime
vision. When you’re talking about night vision, the Ring Doorbell Pro is almost unparalleled. It gives you really clear perspective of whatever
is taking place no matter how dark it is. Finally, you’re allowed to make your own custom
motion zones which really helps you to cut down on the number of notifications you receive
throughout the day so you can focus on what’s really important. Finally, I’d go with the Nest Hello Video
Doorbell if you’re looking for that step above 1080p. You’re talking about that 1600p high
definition video, so you can see things crystal clear. Not only that, but you’re going to
get that unique 4:3 aspect ratio, so you’re really capturing everything in great detail. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point
out that artificial intelligence that can detect packages, people, even familiar faces.
Three great video doorbells, but you only have one front door, so I hope this was helpful
for you in making the best decision for you and your family. [background music] Gabe: That concludes our comparison of the
Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. If
you appreciate today’s video, give us a like and hit that subscribe button. As always,
this is Gabe as Security Baron. [snaps fingers] . Be secure.

12 thoughts on “Ring Video Doorbell 2 vs Ring Video Doorbell Pro vs Nest Hello Review

  1. I wonder if the ring doorbell 2 or Pro are any faster than the original. Mine seems to be getting slower to respond to notifications.

  2. Security Baron – you mentioned the ability to use google home as a chime. Is this form motion detection too? Is this same ability available on the nest outdoor cams also?

  3. Yo im in easy ny and i wanna get the nest hello but noticed its been out fir a while and i dont want to buy it set it up then new one comes out, is there any word on when a new version will come out or a version 4 of nest thermostat?

  4. I really like the channel. I have two entry doors and 3 windows and want two cameras. Arlo or ring? I want simple and easy and 7 day record at a minimum.

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