Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus Review
Alexa, who's at the front door? Our experts tested out this $229.99 video doorbell from the Amazon-owned Ring.
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What We Like
- 5 GHz compatibility: Our router’s 2.4 GHz network is already crowded as it is, so we were glad to see that the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus can connect to the much less often used 5 GHz band.
- Hardwired or battery-operated: We didn’t need a hardwired doorbell to install the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, although that was also an option. We’re all about options!
- Great audio, video and night vision: From its 1080p HD video to its two-way audio and infrared night vision, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus has the features we’ve come to expect for their doorbell cameras.
What We Don't Like
- No free storage: Although prices start at just $3 a month or $30 a year for 60 days of cloud storage, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus doesn’t offer local storage nor any free cloud storage.
- No person detection: Since the camera lacks artificial intelligence features, we definitely received some false alarms due to movement from cars, animals, and other moving objects.
- Disappointing pre-roll: Although we love the idea of pre-roll in theory (more on this later), the footage disappointed, being low resolution and black and white. Not to mention it only worked during the day!