Wyze vs. Blink Security Cameras

After testing multiple Wyze and Blink cameras, we confidently crown Wyze the runaway winner.
Best overall
wyze camera
Wyze
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
  • pro
    Camera
  • pro
    Free cloud storage
  • pro
    Amazon & Google compatibility
Best battery life
Blink Mini indoor security camera
Blink
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
  • con
    Black & white night vision
  • con
    Paid cloud storage
  • con
    Amazon compatibility only

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There’s no contest regarding these popular and affordable camera brands: Wyze wins, hands-down. While some Blink specs look better on paper, Wyze cameras outperformed Blink cameras during hands-on testing. The best thing Blink has going for it is its two-year maximum battery life, but Wyze’s isn’t half bad at six months.


Compare popular Wyze vs. Blink cameras

Product
Price
Star rating
Power source
Weather proofing
Video storage
Learn more
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
USB Adapter
proIP65
Cloud, microSD card
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
USB Adapter
conIndoor only
Cloud, USB flash drive
4 out of 5 stars
4
Battery, USB adapter
proIP65
Cloud, microSD card
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Battery
proIP65
Cloud, USB flash drive
4 out of 5 stars
4
Doorbell wiring
proIP65
Cloud only
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Battery, doorbell wiring
proIP65
Cloud, USB flash drive

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Wyze vs. Blink similarities

Both Wyze and Blink sell compact, affordable security cameras for indoor and outdoor use, including a video doorbell, floodlight camera, wireless and wired cameras, and a pan-and-tilt option.

The Wyze Cam v3 is arguably the most popular camera in Wyze’s collection, and is most similar to the Blink Mini. Here’s what they both have in common:

  • Local storage option
  • Cameras under $40
  • 1080p resolution
  • Power cord
  • 1-year limited warranty

That’s it! Although they share a boxy design and foldable stand, the Wyze Cam v3 and Blink Mini are quite different “under the hood.”

Wyze vs. Blink differences

Wyze has more to offer than Blink in terms of, well, everything. We can’t get over the quality differences between Wyze cameras and Blink cameras—especially since Wyze is easier to set up and typically more affordable. 

  • Compatibility: Wyze works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, whereas Blink only integrates with Amazon Alexa.
  • Security system integration: Wyze also sells a security system, so its cameras work seamlessly with other security equipment. There’s no Blink security system, but Blink cameras work with Abode Home Security through IFTTT.
  • Battery life: Blink’s battery-powered cameras can hold a charge for up to two years, but you’ll need to use the lowest-quality settings to eke out that lifespan. Wyze’s only battery-powered option—the Wyze Cam Outdoor—has a maximum battery life of just six months.
  • Adjustable settings: Resolution and frame rate are adjustable on Blink cameras but not on Wyze cameras. However, this doesn’t work in Blink’s favor because Wyze’s image quality is better than Blink’s in both daytime and nighttime conditions. 
  • Field of view: Wyze cams have a wider field of view than Blink cams.
  • Cloud video storage history: WWyze Cam v3 snippet imageyze offers free 14-day cloud storage. Blink’s 30- to 60-day cloud video storage starts at about $3/month.

Wyze cameras: Best overall

Wyze Cam v3 sitting on a table in our tester's home.

Image: Katie McEntire, SafeWise

Wyze cameras performed much better than Blink cameras during our tests, whether we looked at image quality, audio quality, ease of setup, notification frequency, or special features. 

And since they’re often more affordable than Blink cameras—or, in some instances,  the same price—Wyze Cams are the better budget pick too.

Wyze pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Some 2K cameras
pro Better image quality day & night
pro Works with Amazon & Google
pro 14-day cloud storage
pro Up to 6-month battery life
pro 1-year warranty
con
Cons
con Can’t adjust resolution or frame rate
con Video doorbell is wired only

Learn more in our Wyze Security Cameras Review.

Blink Cameras: Best battery life

Image: Anastasia Hrivnak, SafeWise

If you want a basic set-it-and-forget-it outdoor security camera, the Blink Outdoor will serve you well. Just keep in mind that you’ll sacrifice some video quality in exchange for only worrying about batteries once every two years.

Other than that, we can’t come up with a compelling reason to choose other Blink cameras over Wyze cameras.

Blink Pros and Con

pro
Pros
pro Up to 2-year battery life
pro Adjustable resolution & frame rate
pro 30-day cloud storage
pro 1-year warranty
con
Cons
con No 2K cameras
con Limited smart home compatibility

Read more in our full Blink Cameras Review.

Winner: Wyze Cameras

With better performance and smart home compatibility, the affordable Wyze lineup wins our vote. That said, Blink’s impressive battery life and longer cloud storage options may appeal to some.

How we decided: Wyze vs. Blink

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Image: Alina Bradford, SafeWise

We based our Wyze vs. Blink review on our hands-on testing experiences. We’ve tested the Wyze OG, v2, v3, and v3 Pro, the Wyze Cam Pan v2 and v3, and the Wyze Video Doorbell. On the Blink side, we’ve tested the Mini, the Outdoor, and the Video Doorbell. We’ve logged hundreds of hours testing other security camera brands too, and we put that knowledge to use in our reviews whenever we compare a brand to other options on the market. To learn more about how we rank and review, visit the Safewise methodology page.

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With over eight years of experience as a content writer, Cathy has a knack for untangling complex information. Her natural curiosity and ability to empathize help Cathy offer insightful, friendly advice. She believes in empowering readers who may not feel confident about a purchase, project, or topic. Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University Southeast and began her professional writing career immediately after graduation. She is a certified Safe Sleep Ambassador and has contributed to sites like Safety.com, Reviews.com, Hunker, and Thumbtack. Cathy’s pride and joy is her Appaloosa “Chacos.” She also likes to crochet while watching stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

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