Telling the Difference Between the Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release)

The Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release) have different features, but look the same from the front. You can tell them apart to see which one you have by looking at the back of the device. 

Scroll down on this page to see a comparison chart of features. 

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Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation)

The Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation) has sensors on the back of the device as well as sensors on the on the mounting plate. 

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The Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release) does not have sensors on the back of the device or the mounting plate. To get the mount off the doorbell, put two fingers on the mount and with the other hand, pul the doorbell straight back to release the magnet that's holding them together. 

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                                                                              Product Specs

 

Ring Video Doorbell

(1st generation)

 

Ring Video Doorbell 

(2020 release)

Power Options Rechargeable battery power or hardwire to existing doorbell kit Rechargeable battery power or hardwire to existing doorbell kit
Power supply Internal battery Internal battery
Compatible Doorbell Transformers 8-24 VAC (40VA max) and 50/60Hz. Not compatible with: DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers  8-24 VAC (40VA max) and 50/60Hz. Not compatible with: DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers. 
Field of View 180 degrees horizontal, 140 degrees vertical 155 - degrees horizontal, 90 degrees vertical
Video Resolution HD 720P HD 1080P

Finishes 

Venetian Bronze, Polished Brass, Antique Brass and Satin Nickel Venetian Bronze, Polished Brass, Antique Brass and Satin Nickel
Compatible Networks 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Resistor  Yes, resistor needed when hardwiring. No, resistor not needed when hardwiring  
Diode  Yes. Diode needed when hardwiring and using a digital bell  No. Diode not needed when hardwiring and using a digital bell
Near Motion Zone No  Yes. Improves battery life by limiting unnecessary alerts; more flexibility over motion zones
Size 4.98 x 2.43 x 0.87 inches

12.65 x 6.17 x 2.21 centimeters

4.98 x 2.4 x 1.10 inches

12.65 x 6.2 x 2.8 centimeters

Operating Temperature Range -5 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (-20.5 degrees Celsius and 48.5 degrees Celsius)

Note: The devices are also weather-resistant.
-5 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (-20.5 degrees Celsius and 48.5 degrees Celsius)

Note: The devices are also weather-resistant.

 

A limited number of Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release) were recalled. If your device was properly installed it should function as expected. If you'd like to learn more, please click here.   

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