Wyze Cam V2 vs. Blink XT2

Let’s look at Wyze Cam V2 vs. Blink XT2 and how the two models differ from each other.

Depending on your budget, there’s a wide range of affordable smart cameras out there, including Wyze Cam V2, which features its own built-in sound sensor, motion tagging, local storage and even CVR (continuous video recording).

While the slightly more expensive Blink XT2 provides us with more power options, as well as a higher FPS of 30, thus providing a much better quality video feed.

The main advantage of Blink XT2 however, is the fact it’s built to withstand even the harshest temperatures ranging from -4°F – 113°F compared to Wyze’s 32°F – 104°F, making ideal for colder climates.

Yet in the end, we feel that Wyze Cam V2 takes the lead because of its budget-friendly price, flexible smart home integration and CVR.


The Short Version

Wyze Cam V2 = Features an 8x digital zoom, live-view on demand & night vision, powered by AC, a decent video quality of 1080p HD, 14-days free Cloud storage, local storage available as well, two-way audio, a good 110° diagonal field of view, FPS of 15, connects to a 2.4GHz WiFi network, compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and IFTTT, custom zone setting, motion tagging and motion detection, operating temperature ranging from 32°F – 104°F, as well as CVR.

Blink XT2 = No zoom, can be battery or AC powered, live-view on demand & night vision, video quality of 1080p HD, no local storage available, 7-days of free cloud storage only, two-way audio, 110° diagonal field of view as well. A good FPS of 30, supports a 2.4GHz WiFi connection, not compatible with Google Assistant- Alexa only, temperature sensor available, custom motion zones, as well as motion detection, a wider operating temperature of 4°F – 113°F, and IFTTT.

Which one are you getting?

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit

Last update on 2020-05-24 at 22:14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Wyze Cam V2 vs. Blink XT2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Wyze Cam V2 Blink XT2
Zoom8x Digital Zoom N/A
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Field of View110° Diagonal110° Diagonal
FPS1530
Dimensions2.2” x 2” x 2”2.8” x 2.8” x 1.3”
FinishMatte WhiteBlack
Motion Tagging Yes No
Power OptionsACBatteries/Micro USB
Live-View on DemandYesYes
Custom Zone SettingYesYes
Cloud Storage14-Days Free7-Days Free
Local StorageVia Micro SD CardN/A
Sound SensorYesNo
Night ViewYesYes
WiFiYesYes
Two-Way TalkYesYes
Google AssistantYesN/A
AlexaYesYes
IFTTTYesYes
Continuous RecordingYesN/A
Operating Temperature32°F – 104°F-4°F – 113°F
Temperature SensorNoYes

Wyze Cam V2 vs. Blink XT2 — What’s Different?

Blink XT2

Zoom – Wyze Cam V2 features an impressive 8x digital zoom which can allow you to clearly pinpoint the culprit who stole your package, or even read a license plate of a suspicious car.

Unfortunately, this feature isn’t available to Blink XT2.

Power Options – It’s worth mentioning that both Wuze Cam V2 and Blink XT2 can be powered via a USB cable for a continuous source of power.

Additionally, Blink can also be powered by 2 lithium AA batteries, providing you a battery life of up to 2 years depending on the usage of course.
This also provides you with more flexible options when it comes to mounting your new security camera.

FPS – FPS refers to “frames per second” and it’s a determiner of how smooth and clear the video feed appears, so the higher the FPS, the better video quality you can expect.

This is where Blink XT2 comes out ahead with its FPS of 30, compared to Wyze Cam’s 15.

However, it’s still worth mentioning that both cameras gave a 1080p HD quality, so either way Wyze cam’s video feed should be affected too much by the lower FPS.

Temperature Sensor – Blink XT2 also includes its own temperature sensing technology, which you can check in on whenever you want along with the live-view.

Cloud Storage – While both models offer free cloud storage to an extent, however, Wyze comes out ahead with its whooping 14-day free storage compared to Blink’s 7 days, that’s basically double the amount!

Motion Tagging – Wyze Cam v2 also includes a function called Motion Tagging. It basically captures an object or person in its feed and highlights it, which makes it easy to identify.

This feature may be useful if you want to track a potential culprit who has entered or exited your home.

Local Storage – Having local storage freely available is a handy addition, since it means that your files can be safely stored even during a power outbreak.

Wyze Cam V2 also allows you to use a micro SD card on which to save all the recordings on, and it even enables you to take advantage of the CVR feature, so you’ll never miss a thing!

On the other hand, Blink XT2 doesn’t offer any local storage so you have the risk of potentially losing your footage during a network issue.

Google Assistant – While both Wyze CamV2 and Blink XT2 integrate with Alexa for hands-free control, additionally, Wyze Cam is also compatible with Google Assistant, so that’s good news for the Google Homeowners out there!

Operating Temperature – A decent operating temperature is a crucial feature for those of you who wish to use your smart camera outdoors.

This is why Blink XT2 has been designed for both indoor as well as outdoor use with its impressive range of-4° to 113° F, compared to Wyze Cam’s °F – 104 °F, which would be better suited for indoor use.

However, there are a set of skins you can get for Wyze Cam to keep it safe from the rain you live in a milder temperature climate and wish to use your smart camera outdoors.

Size & Design – In terms of looks, Wyze Cam V2 comes in a more compact size with its dimensions of 2.2 x 2 x 2 inches, compared to Blink’s 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches.

Wyze also features a modern white matte finish, while Blink has more of a traditional look with its larger size and a black color tone.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit

Last update on 2020-05-24 at 22:14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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