We are pleased to see that the Wyze Video Doorbell chooses a 4: 3 picture format, which works better for the front porch than the widescreen 16: 9 standard found on Ring doorbells. The camera’s field of view is still narrower than what you find on a typical doorbell camera, which affects how much you can see.
Wyze uses a hardwired connection, which is more work than plugging in a USB adapter, but simple enough for most people to do it themselves. Unfortunately, it does not actually control your existing doorbell as standard video doorbells.
Instead, it comes with a time that plugs into a standard electrical outlet. While the watch may be vulnerable to accidental disconnection, we are big fans of its selection of 19 sounds so you can customize it to your liking.
Unlike Wyze’s other cameras, the Video Doorbell does not support local video storage on a microSD card. However, the free cloud storage is likely to suit your needs in most cases. If you want longer videos, there is a good argument for signing up for Wyze’s paid stock.
Overall, the Wyze Video Doorbell could benefit from a wider field of view, but the camera’s video quality is probably good enough for most. Do not expect it to surpass pricier doorbell cameras like Arlo, Google Nest and Ring.