100 overall score
Wyze Cam v3
33 Scoring Factors Researched in this Comparison

Wyze Cam v3 vs. YI 1080p Home Camera

Section Scores
Technical
89
82
Alerts
97
90
Storage
100
90
Features
84
74
Design
100
82
Major Feature Differences
Wyze Cam v3 YI 1080p Home Camera
Has more frames-per-second (20 FPS vs. 15 FPS)
Has a better field of view (130° wide-angle view vs. 112° wide angle view)
Can detect pets (w/subscription vs. No)
Has a siren (Yes vs. No)
Has cloud storage (Free 14-day rolling vs. Free rolling 7-days)
Can record 24/7 (Yes, w/SD card vs. Yes)
Has better night vision (Yes, Color vs. Yes)
Has time lapse (Yes vs. No)
Has better usage options (Indoors/Outdoors vs. Indoors)
Has home/away modes (Yes vs. No)

Technical

Video Resolution

Wyze Cam v3: 1080p HD
YI 1080p Home Camera: 1080p HD
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Video resolution is important for how clear you see things on your screen. It shows the number of pixels or dots that are displayed for video at any given height. The more pixels, the clearer things will be.

Frames Per Second

Wyze Cam v3: 20 FPS
YI 1080p Home Camera: 15 FPS
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The frame rate is the number of frames that are captured per second by the camera sensor. The more frames per second, the smoother video will appear to viewers.

Field of View

Wyze Cam v3: 130° wide-angle view
YI 1080p Home Camera: 112° wide angle view
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Field of view is the width and height of the area that a camera can see. It's not more technical than that, really!

Rotation Range

Wyze Cam v3: Doesn't rotate
YI 1080p Home Camera: Doesn't rotate
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Smart pet cameras with rotation feature help you eliminate any blind spots. Just rotate your smart camera left or right to find your pet sleeping on the armchair.

Internet Connectivity

Wyze Cam v3: 2.4GHz WiFi
YI 1080p Home Camera: 2.4GHz WiFi
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Between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, the 5GHz will be faster to load live video feed on your phone. An Ethernet connection is also faster than 2.4GHz, but slower than a 5GHz wavelength connection. So, if you're looking for a fast video load speed, 5GHz is the best option.

Power

Wyze Cam v3: Plugged-In
YI 1080p Home Camera: Plugged-In
This is how you power the camera. Normally, all the cameras require an outlet to power on.

Battery Back-up

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Some smart cameras come with a back-up battery to stay on in case of power outage.
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90
Our Score
90

Alerts

Motion Alerts

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
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Every time the smart pet camera detects movement, you'll get a notification on your phone, so you can check straight away the live feed.

Sound Alerts

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
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Just like motion alerts, some cameras can send notifications whenever they detect sound.

Bark/Meowing Notifications

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
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Some cameras have advanced sound detection.

Motion Zones

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
With motion zones you can specify certain areas you want to keep a close eye on. You'll get motion notifications only when there's motion in those areas.

Pet Detection

Wyze Cam v3: w/subscription
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
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Some cameras are smart enough to distinguish between people and pets movement.

Movement Auto-tracking

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Focus on your loved ones with an auto-movement tracking feature. The camera will rotate automatically and follow the movement of your pet wherever they go within camera's field of view.

Siren

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
You can use your smart pet camera like a smart security camera. With a siren built-in, you can scare off intruders and uninvited guests.
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Our Score
97

Storage

Local Storage

Wyze Cam v3: Yes, w/SD card
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes, w/SD card
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Local storage allows you save all the video history locally on an SD card or a USB. In case your router starts acting up, it's good to have local storage as a backup.

Cloud Storage

Wyze Cam v3: Free 14-day rolling
YI 1080p Home Camera: Free rolling 7-days
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Some cameras offer cloud storage so you can review the video history from your camera later. However, it almost always comes at additional cost.

24/7 Non-Stop Recording

Wyze Cam v3: Yes, w/SD card
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
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With non-stop recording you won't miss a single move. You can always look back in video history to check who exactly ripped sofa pillows into small pieces.

Subscription

Wyze Cam v3: Optional
YI 1080p Home Camera: Optional
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Some brands lock additional features or cloud storage behind subscription. It's always better to check if there's any subscription required to save video history or use motion alerts.

NAS Support

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
One more convenient way to store video history instead of paying for cloud subscription.
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92

Features

Zoom

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
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The smart pet cameras use digital zoom. This enlarges the pixels so you can see more. The zoom will focus on a certain area of your screen, but there are no new pixels being added. This might make the image look blurry.

Night Vision

Wyze Cam v3: Yes, Color
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
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Night vision is the ability to see clearly during nighttime or low-light conditions. While most of the smart pet cameras offer black & white night vision, there are some cameras that offer colored image.

Two-way Audio

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
With two-way audio, you can talk to your pets even when you're miles away! Hear them reply back and share your love by supporting them with your voice from afar.

Live View

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
Check out what your pet is doing right now with a live view mode.

Laser For Playing

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Does your cat love playing with a laser? Well, good news! Some of smart pet cameras have a built-in laser toy so you can play with your furry friend even when you're not at home.

Alexa Compatibility

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
With Alexa compatibility you can control the cameras with your voice and add the camera to a list of your smart home devices.

Google Assistant Compatibility

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
You can use Google Assistant to control the camera with your voice.

HomeKit Compatibility

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
You can use Siri to control the camera with your voice.

In-app Vet Chat

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Is your pet acting weird? Consult with a vet right from a smart pet camera app for quick recommendations and support.

Time Lapse

Wyze Cam v3: Yes
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Create entertaining time lapses of your pets shenanigans.

Snapshot Notifications

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: No
Get a notification with a snapshot of detected motion. It can save you time checking false motion alerts.

Home & Away Modes

Wyze Cam v3: No
YI 1080p Home Camera: Yes
If you chose home mode, you won't get any motion/sound notifications.
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Our Score
91

Design

Dimensions

Wyze Cam v3: 2.04 x 2 x 2.3 in
YI 1080p Home Camera: 3.15 x 1.26 x 4.49 in
Dimensions can help you visualize how big or small the camera is. If you want it to be less noticeable, it's better to opt for a smaller size.

Color

Wyze Cam v3: White
YI 1080p Home Camera: White
Most of the smart pet cameras come in white, which makes it easy to mix them with your home's decor.

Mounting Options

Wyze Cam v3: Magnetic / Screws
YI 1080p Home Camera: Stand
Before buying a smart pet camera, it's good to think in advance about the placement of the camera. Some cameras only allow stand option, while others can also be mounted on a wall. So heads up!

Usage

Wyze Cam v3: Indoors/Outdoors
YI 1080p Home Camera: Indoors
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While most of the cameras are for indoor use only, there are a few that can operate outside as well.

Warranty

Wyze Cam v3: 1-year limited warranty
YI 1080p Home Camera: 1-year limited warranty
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In case of camera malfunction, it's good to have warranty to be able to replace it.
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Design
Scores
Our Score
100
Our Score
90
Our Score
89

Full Comparison Chart

Wyze Cam v3 Average Pet Camera
Technical
Video Resolution 1080p HD
Wyze Cam v3
1080p HD
Pet Camera
Frames Per Second 20 FPS
Wyze Cam v3
15 FPS
Pet Camera
Field of View 130° wide-angle view
Wyze Cam v3
112° wide angle view
Pet Camera
Rotation Range Doesn't rotate
Wyze Cam v3
Doesn't rotate
Pet Camera
Internet Connectivity 2.4GHz WiFi
Wyze Cam v3
2.4GHz WiFi
Pet Camera
Power Plugged-In
Wyze Cam v3
Plugged-In
Pet Camera
Battery Back-up No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Alerts
Motion Alerts Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Sound Alerts Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Bark/Meowing Notifications No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Motion Zones Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Pet Detection w/subscription
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Movement Auto-tracking No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Siren Yes
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Storage
Local Storage Yes, w/SD card
Wyze Cam v3
Yes, w/SD card
Pet Camera
Cloud Storage Free 14-day rolling
Wyze Cam v3
Free rolling 7-days
Pet Camera
24/7 Non-Stop Recording Yes, w/SD card
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Subscription Optional
Wyze Cam v3
Optional
Pet Camera
NAS Support No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Features
Zoom Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Night Vision Yes, Color
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Two-way Audio Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Live View Yes
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Laser For Playing No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Alexa Compatibility No
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Google Assistant Compatibility No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
HomeKit Compatibility No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
In-app Vet Chat No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Time Lapse Yes
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Snapshot Notifications No
Wyze Cam v3
No
Pet Camera
Home & Away Modes No
Wyze Cam v3
Yes
Pet Camera
Design
Dimensions 2.04 x 2 x 2.3 in
Wyze Cam v3
3.15 x 1.26 x 4.49 in
Pet Camera
Color White
Wyze Cam v3
White
Pet Camera
Mounting Options Magnetic / Screws
Wyze Cam v3
Stand
Pet Camera
Usage Indoors/Outdoors
Wyze Cam v3
Indoors
Pet Camera
Warranty 1-year limited warranty
Wyze Cam v3
1-year limited warranty
Pet Camera

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