Ring Video Doorbell 3 review

The most popular doorbell from the biggest brand, but is it the best?

Ring Video Doorbell 3 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Although the design is a little chunky to accommodate the battery, and the landscape camera mount might concern some, Ring’s implementation – especially the app – and accessories make this one of the best video doorbells you can buy, at a reasonably sensible price. We’d keep an eye on the subscription fees, though!


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    Battery or wired operation

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    High-quality app design

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    Night vision

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    Motion alerts

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    Works with Ring chime

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    Dual-band wi-fi


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    No features for Google Assistant or Homekit

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    16:9 widescreen view misses the step

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Smart doorbells like this provide a dual function; they let you answer your door wherever you are via a phone app (at least as a disembodied voice) and they provide a discrete security camera. Ring, owned by Amazon, is a leading brand with the advantage that they also provide accessories like a Chime (which we tested alongside this doorbell) to save internal wiring, as well as security cameras and devices which will pair with the same phone app.

The Video Doorbell 3 has been superseded by the pricier but similar-looking Video Doorbell 4, and faces a good deal of competition from other Ring products as well as an ever-growing army of competitors. As such it remains the sensible mainstream choice for those looking to take the smart doorbell route without paying the ‘tax’ for cutting edge.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook