We’re glad to see that the Wyze Video Doorbell opts for a 4:3 aspect ratio, which works better for the front porch than the widescreen 16:9 standard found on Ring’s doorbells. Still, the camera’s field of view is narrower than what you find on a typical doorbell camera, affecting 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 DIYers to install. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually control your existing doorbell like standard video doorbells.
Instead, it comes with a chime that plugs into a regular electrical outlet. While the chime might be vulnerable to accidental unplugging, we’re big fans of its selection of 19 sounds so you can customize it to your liking.
Unlike Wyze’s other cameras, the Video Doorbell doesn’t support local video storage on a microSD card. However, the free cloud storage will likely fit your needs in most cases. If you want longer videos, there’s a good argument for signing up for Wyze’s paid storage.
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 folks. Still, don’t expect it to outperform pricier doorbell cameras like Arlo, Google Nest, and Ring.