Arlo Pro 5 vs Arlo Pro 4 Compared mightygadget

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Today, Arlo has announced the new Arlo Pro 5 for the UK, which includes some useful upgrades compared to the excellent Arlo Pro 4, which was announced 2 years ago.

The two main features worth mentioning are a new, improved 12-bit camera sensor which will provide superior colour footage 24/7, and an improved battery which should last up to 8 months.

The Arlo Pro 5S has already been launched in the US. It is not entirely clear if this is the same product. The US product code is VMC4060P-100NAS, while the UK/EU is VMC4060P-100EUS, so you would think it is the same product. My Arlo Pro 5 sample also uses the Arlo Pro 5S product name inside the housing of the camera.

Arlo Pro 5 vs Arlo Pro 5S

However, the Arlo Pro 5S makes no mention of the new 12-bit colour sensor or improved night recordings. It specifically states the differences as being dual-band Wi-Fi, Arlo SecureLink Connectivity and the new, improved battery.


Arlo Pro 5
  • 160-degree viewing angle
  • 2K resolution with HDR
  • 12x zoom (digital)
  • Full-colour night vision
  • 12-bit colour sensor adds 6x more colour detail vs Pro 4
  • Spotlight and siren built-in
  • Crystal clear audio with built-in speaker and microphone
  • Up to 8-month battery life and 12 months in power-saving mode

Arlo Pro 5 vs Arlo Pro 4 Differences

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There are three main upgrades compared to the Arlo Pro 4:

  • 12-bit colour sensor adds 6x more colour detail vs Pro 4
  • 30% more battery life & a new low-power battery boost mode
  • Now with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

The new advanced colour night vision and up-to 8-month battery life should make this one of the best-performing battery-powered security cameras on the market.

Arlo made some comparisons with competing products in my briefing, including a comparison with the eufyCam 2C Pro. However, there are newer products out, including the eufyCam 3C and 3C Pro. I will be reviewing the Arlo Pro 5 soon and will compare the camera vs the eufyCam 3C in more detail.

Price and Availablity

The Arlo Pro 5 launches today, available direct from Arlo at first.

It is priced at £219.99 / €‎249.99.

The Arlo Pro 4 has the same RRP as the Pro 5 but is currently discounted slightly on Amazon to £199.31.

The Arlo Pro 5S, which is available in the US, has an RRP of $249.99 but is currently discounted to $199

Full Announcement

Today, Arlo has announced the launch of its Pro 5 Camera in the UK. With its advanced image sensor, the newly-available smart home security camera records advanced 2K colour video 24/7, and can capture more than 68 billion colours – over 100 times better than a human eye. 

Studies show that more than half of all burglaries take place between 6pm and 6am, making night-time the point at which your home is most vulnerable. With just 6.3% of burglaries resulting in conviction – having the best possible evidence is essential. To support this, the Arlo Pro 5 Camera offers 24/7 colour recording, which will help users to capture full-spectrum colour, even in the dark. The camera enables ultimate night-time protection, as it sees all the details that could help police lead to a conviction in the case of an incident. 

Key features include:

Advanced 2K Colour Night Vision 

Able to record 6X more colour detail than its predecessor, Pro 4, the Pro 5 is over 100 times better than the human eye at seeing rich colour and detail. With advanced night-vision, the camera also allows users to acquire perfectly clear ‘mugshots’, capturing faces in full colour when prompted by the spotlight. The 12x zoom feature allows for a higher chance of identifying intruders, with 2k clarity that eliminates grainy or blurry video.

NEW Arlo Secure App

Pro 5 Camera will be the first camera to launch with the new Arlo Secure app. Fuelled by One-Tap technology, the new App allows for faster navigation and gives users the power to monitor and secure their homes in one simple click. Arlo knows that every user’s needs are different, so the app offers improved personalised settings, allowing for greater control and a tailored approach to your home’s security. Motion alerts are sent straight to your smartphone and with an Arlo Secure Subscription (sold separately) users can identify & prioritise people, cars, pets and packages. For every alert you receive, a video recording is saved securely to the cloud for up to 60 days* so you never lose evidence if your local storage is damaged or stolen.

Improved battery and dual band Wi-Fi

The Pro 5 Camera boasts up to 30% more battery life than its predecessors as standard, meaning less charging and more protection. Pro 5 will also debut the new ‘low power mode’, which, when activated, can give users up to 50% additional battery life by streamlining notifications and video previews. It is also the first Arlo Pro camera that allows for dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and connects to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, meaning it can be connected directly to any Wi-Fi router for 24/7 protection.

Powerful Spotlight and Built-in smart siren  

Deterrents such as light or sound are important aspects to your home’s protection. The Pro 5 Camera’s powerful spotlight can illuminate faces from 7m away and the cameras built-in smart siren can help to scare away intruders.

The Pro 5 Camera is the latest addition to Arlo’s Pro camera line-up with RRP starting at £219.99 for a single camera or £429.99 for the 2-camera kit. Available now, consumers can purchase the full Pro 5 range from From 1st April 2023, the Pro 5 range will be available from all Arlo retailers. 

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