Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2

So, what are the differences between the Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2? The big difference so far is the fact that Arlo Ultra records in stunning 4k video quality, while Arlo Pro 2 remains at a decent 1080p HD.

Additionally, Arlo Ultra also features a wider 180° field of view, auto-zoom, and advanced color night vision, making it a very high-end camera.

However, it’s also quite pricey compared to Arlo Pro 2, which already performs quite well as a security camera without all the bells and whistles.

So in the end, if you wish to splurge for something with a little more premium quality then Arlo Ultra is a good choice.

The Short Version

Arlo Ultra = Superior 4K Ultra HD video quality, on-demand live view & color night vision, advanced 180° field of view, includes zoom, power options include rechargeable battery & AC, two way audio features dual, noise-canceling microphones, motion detection & motion zone setting, person detection doesn’t require a subscription, requires Arlo SmartHub base station, in-built siren in-camera, optional 24/7 recording, local storage available via SD Card through Arlo SmartHub, includes a one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, app support via Android, iOS, FireOS, Web, weather-resistant, compatible with Alexa, & Google Assistant, Stringify & IFTTT.

Arlo Pro 2 = 1080p HD video quality, live-view on demand & standard night vision, 130° field of view, 8x digital zoom, power options include rechargeable battery & AC, standard two-way audio, motion detection technology, and can set up to 3 activity zones when plugged-in, person detection requires a subscription, requires Arlo Base Station, in-built siren via base, optional 24/7 recording when plugged in, local storage available via base, 7-day free cloud storage, app support via Android, iOS, FireOS, Web, weather-resistant with IP rating of IP65, compatible with Alexa, & Google Assistant, Stringify & IFTTT.

Which one are you getting?

Last update on 2024-02-22 at 15:34 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Arlo Ultra Arlo Pro 2
Operating Temperature-4° to 113° F-4° to 113° F
Resolution4K Ultra HD, HDR1080p HD
Video FormatH.264 and H.265 EncodingH.264
Record Live-ViewYesYes
Live-View on DemandYesYes
Field of View180°130°
PowerRechargeable Battery/ACRechargeable Battery/AC
Zoom12x Digital Zoom8x Digital Zoom
Optional Power SourceN/ASolar Panel
Battery LifeBattery: 3-6 monthsSolar: indefinitelyBattery: 3-6 monthsSolar: indefinitely
Motion DetectionYesUp to 23 feet
Two-Way AudioDual, noise-canceling microphonesYes
Motion ZonesYesUp to 3 activity zones when plugged-in
Person DetectionYesWith Subscription
Sound DetectionYesYes
Internet WiFi: 2.4GHz & 5GHzWiFi: 2.4GHz
Night VisionColor Night Vision Yes
Requires a Base StationYes, Arlo SmartHubYes, Arlo Base Station
SirenYes, in-cameraVia the Base
Local StorageSD Card via Arlo SmartHubUSB Via the Base
24/7 Recording ( CVR)OptionalOptional when plugged-in
Cloud Storage Comes with a 1-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier7-Day Free / Subscription
App AlertsYesYes
App ControlAndroid, iOS, FireOS, WebAndroid, iOS, FireOS, Web
Weather-resistantYesIP65 rating
Rich NotificationsYesWith Subscription
LED LightsSpotlightSold Separately Arlo Security Light
Google AssistantYesYes
AlexaEcho ShowEcho Show, Echo Spot
IFTTT & StringifyYesYes

Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2 — What’s Different?

Arlo Pro 2

Field of View – Arlo Ultra offers an impressive 180° field of view capabilities that can capture almost all angles, while Arlo Pro 2 features a 130° field of view which is still pretty good, but wanes in comparison to Ultra.

Video Quality – With the ability to record in 4K Ultra HD, Arlo Ultra can provide you with much clearer footage than Arlo Pro’s 1080p HD resolution which is pretty standard as far as smart cameras go.

Auto Zoom – Arlo Ultra also features the x12 auto-zoom technology, which allows it to track and auto-zoom in on any movement at a much quicker speed.

While Arlo Pro 2 uses the x8 digital zoom feature.

Two-Way Audio – In terms of two-way audio, Alro Ultra comes with two advanced noise-canceling microphones that take audio to the next level for an improved listening experience.

LED Lights & Night Vision – Since Alro Ultra includes a built-in LED spotlight, it will light up whenever any movement is detected.

Additionally, Arlo Ultra also features an advanced color night vision as well, so when paired with the LED spotlight you can expect to have a clear view of your surroundings even during the late hours.

While Arlo Pro 2 features standard night vision and is compatible with the Arlo Security Light.

Siren – While both cameras feature an in-built siren, Arlo Ultra’s is built directly into the camera, while Pro’s siren is a part of its base.

Base Station – The Arlo Pro 2 uses an Arlo Pro Base Station, while Arlo Ultra requires the Arlo Smart Hub instead. Both of base stations connect directly to the router for a more stable and powerful connection. 

Local Storage – Arlo Ultra uses a micro SD card that’s directly plugged into the Smart Hub for local storage, while Arlo Pro 2 uses USB storage instead via the Arlo base station.

Cloud Storage – In terms of subscription and cloud storage plans between Arlo Pro 2 and Ultra, is the fact that Ultra includes a full year of free Smart Premier subscription, while Arlo Pro 2 requires it to be bought separately, as well as including 7-days of free cloud storage.

Last update on 2024-02-22 at 15:34 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API