We love Arlo's video quality. It produces clear, full images of visitors from head to toe, thanks to the 12x digital zoom, 180° field of view, infrared night vision, and 1:1 aspect ratio. It doesn't have nearly as much detail as Eufy's 2K resolution, but it looks nicer than Nest's video.
And, like many other video doorbells, Arlo offers extra features with a subscription: more video storage, smart detection, and e911.
Its e911 extra stands out the most. It connects you directly to first responders in case of an emergency. When you use it, first responders head to your home instead of your phone's location. If something happens while you're out of town, your home is in good hands.
It costs $8 a month more than Nest's e911 plan, but considering other brands lack the feature altogether, Arlo is worth a look.
Arlo's cloud storage has competitive pricing—it costs about $3 a month to record 30 days of video clips with a single security camera. This is the same price that Ring charges and is only slightly more expensive than Wyze. If you live in a studio apartment and don't plan to buy extra Arlo cameras, this option saves money over Nest.
Still, Nest's unlimited camera storage is a better deal than Arlo's plan with the same option, which costs about $10 a month. Ring's $10 plan is technically a better choice since it comes with 60 days of storage, but you won't notice much difference day to day.
Overall, the Arlo smart doorbell camera is some impressive tech. It even earned the same overall score as Nest in our evaluation. As long as you don't mind a monthly fee, Arlo is a clear winner for better video quality and smart home connectivity.
Check out our in-depth Arlo doorbell review for more.