Of all the Ring video doorbells—from the original to the Elite—our top pick for Ring doorbells is the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. It’s easy to install, easy to use, and under $250.
It’s pricier than its predecessor, the Ring 2, but its dual-band Wi-Fi and ability to record four seconds before a motion event are a nice step up. Its power source is another plus—you can hardwire the Ring 3 Plus for continuous power if you want, or you can take advantage of its easy-to-charge, pop-out battery.
The Ring 3 Plus isn’t as sleek as the Ring Pro, but its bigger size makes it easier for a DIYer to cover the hole left from an old standard doorbell. And since the Ring 3 Plus comes with a variety of wedges to adjust its angle, you can get just the right view from your front door—an advantage you don’t get with the Ring Peephole Cam.