Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs Video Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – What’s different?

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This is a quick short post to highlight the specs of the new Ring Video Doorbell 4 and how it is different to the existing Video Doorbell 3.

Key differences

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This post can be condensed down to 4 lines of differences:

  • Plus model dropped
  • Standard model now includes pre-roll
  • Pre-roll is now colour
  • Video Doorbell 4 is £179 vs the RRP of £199 for the Video Doorbell 3 Plus

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs Video Doorbell 3 Plus vs older models compared

SpecsRing Video Doorbell 4 3 Plus3Ring ProRing 2Ring
UK Price
RRP
£179£199£179£229£154£89
Resolution1080p1080p1080p1080p1080p720p
PowerBattery or HardwiredBattery or HardwiredBattery or HardwiredHardwiredBattery or HardwiredBattery or Hardwired
Field of View160° horizontal, 84° vertical160° horizontal, 84° vertical160° horizontal, 84° vertical160° horizontal, 90° vertical160° horizontal, 90° vertical180° horizontal, 110° vertical
Avg. Install Tile5 minutes5 minutes5 minutes15 minutes5 minutes5 minutes
Dimensions12.8 cm x 6.2 cm x 2.8 cm
5.1" x 2.4" x 1.1"
128mm x 62mm x 28mm
5.1" x 2.4" x 1.1"
128mm x 62mm x 28mm
5.1" x 2.4" x 1.1"
4.5" x 1.8" x 0.8"11.4cm x 4.9cm x 2.2cm
5.0" x 2.5" x 1.0"
4.9" x 2.4" x 0.87"
Wifi2.4 GHz or 5 GHz2.4 GHz or 5 GHz2.4 GHz or 5 GHz2.4 GHz or 5 GHz2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
VideoOn-DemandOn-DemandOn-DemandOn-DemandOn-DemandOn-Demand
AudioTwo-WayTwo-WayTwo-WayTwo-WayTwo-WayTwo-Way
AlertsAdvanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones)Advanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones)Advanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones)Motion-ActivatedMotion-ActivatedMotion-Activated
Pre-Roll Colour Pre-RollYesNoYesNoNo
FaceplatesSatin Nickel FaceplateYes; 2 includedYes; 2 includedYes; 4 includedYes; 2 includedNo
Alexa CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rechargable BatteryYesYesYesNoYesNo
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Overall

Basically, the Video Doorbell 3 Plus is redundant now; unless you can buy it for a decent discount under £179 you may as well get the Ring Video Doorbell 4.

The Ring Video Doorbell 4 doesn't introduce much new, just colour pre-roll and a lower price, so existing owners need not get itchy to upgrade.

This does help put Ring back ahead of the pack in terms of functionality and price. It is the same price as the Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell but with that added pre-roll and the benefit of 5Ghz WiFi.

Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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