The Ring Video Doorbell 4 was announced last month and is now available to buy.

On paper, it only offers incremental changes from last year, so existing users won’t feel the need to upgrade. The headline change is the rollout of colour pre-roll from the black and white on the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. They have also ditched the Plus model, so the effective RRP price has dropped from £199 for the Doorbell 3 Plus to £179 for the Ring Video Doorbell 4.

In use, there are a few more differences in performance that has made this camera a bit better than I had expected.

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus Specification

Specs Ring Video Doorbell 4 3 Plus 3
UK Price
RRP
£179 £199 £179
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p
Power Battery or Hardwired Battery or Hardwired Battery or Hardwired
Field of View 160° horizontal, 84° vertical 160° horizontal, 84° vertical 160° horizontal, 84° vertical
Avg. Install Tile 5 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes
Dimensions 12.8 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″
Wifi 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Video On-Demand On-Demand On-Demand
Audio Two-Way Two-Way Two-Way
Alerts Advanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones) Advanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones) Advanced Motion-Activated (Custom Zones)
Pre-Roll Colour Pre-Roll Yes No
Faceplates Satin Nickel Faceplate Yes; 2 included Yes; 2 included
Alexa Compatible Yes Yes Yes
Rechargable Battery Yes Yes Yes
Amazon UK Link Link Link
Amazon US Link Link Link
Amazon Spain Link Link
Amazon Germany Link Link

Set-Up

Set up is similar to most smart home devices. With the Ring app installed, you scan the QR code and follow the set-up procedure, which includes connecting to the Ring WiFi and then passing your details over.

This is compatible with 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz however, the Ring website states channels 100 and above, so when I followed the set-up procedure, I was no presented with my 5Ghz channel as I use channel 48 and 36.

With the Ring connected to WiFi you can customise all the settings to your liking.

Ring continues to offer the best solution for the physical installation of the doorbell. You get an included screwdriver, plenty of screws and the four mounting holes secure the doorbell in place better than competing brands. If you are upgrading from an older Ring doorbell, the holes should still align up, I am using the same holes I drilled from the Ring Video Doorbell 2. They used to include a drill bit, but that is no longer present.

App Settings and Features

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