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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Nest's first video doorbell doubles as a security camera. The HDR video looks great, and the 4:3 aspect ratio combined with a 160-degree field-of-view means you can get a full look at your guest before opening the door. We recommend getting the Nest Aware subscription, which unlocks continuous 24/7 live video recording, at least five days' worth of archives, and face recognition. The Hello is especially useful if you have other Google or Nest products in your home.

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Pros
  • Bright and sharp HDR video
  • Video view has 4:3 aspect ratio so you can see visitors from head to toe
  • Optional continuous 24/7 live recording and facial recognition
  • Integrates well with other Google and Nest products
Cons
  • Nest Aware subscription needed for the best features
  • Installation requires working on your home wiring

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Network camera
Resolution (video)
1600x1200
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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