There are a few differences between The Ring Pro and Elite. A few of these differences are the way they are powered, the design, compatible networks, and installation. 

What’s the Difference Between Ring Pro and Elite? The major differences between the two devices are the power options, design, compatible networks, and installation. 

Specifications Ring Pro Ring Elite
Power Options Existing Doorbell Kit Power over Ethernet 
Design 4.5 x 1.85 x 0.80 inch dimensions4.70 x 2.75 x 0.43 inch dimensions
Compatible Networks 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 b/g/nEthernet connection 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Installation Anyone with Technical Knowledge or Professional Installation Professional Installation Highly Suggested

When picking the perfect Ring doorbell for your home, there are a few features to consider for the Ring Pro and Elite. Both are great options with similar features, but they also maintain significant differences. 

Power Options 

Ring Pro 

One difference between the two devices is the way they are powered. The Ring Pro’s only source of power is with an existing doorbell kit. Not that 16-24 VAC, DC transformers are not supported with the Ring Doorbell Pro. 

Ring Elite 

The Ring Elite runs through the Power over Ethernet (PoE). The significant difference between power over ethernet and WiFi is the reliability of the connection. With power over ethernet, the doorbell is provided the power to run along with the internet necessary for it to function. 

With power over ethernet, you will never have to be concerned about charging your battery or if the internet is connecting to your doorbell. Power over ethernet is a more reliable option than other WiFi options. 

Design  

Ring Pro 

The Ring Pro has a rectangular shape with 4.5 x 1.85 x 0.80 inch dimensions. 

Ring Elite 

The look of your doorbell is a significant part of making it part of your home. Many doorbells lack the style fit for homes, but with the Ring Elite flush mount and sleek look, the design alone is an upgrade. 

This doorbell fits into most standard junction boxes and does not require additional work to your home for its placement. 

The Ring Elite has a thicker shape with  4.70 x 2.75 x 0.43 inch dimensions when mounted. 

Compatible Networks 

Ring Pro 

The Ring Pro connects with your home WiFi network. It also supports a 2.4 or 5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n connection. If your device struggles with its connection, the Ring Chime Pro can be used as a WiFi extender and is a great device to add to your Ring Doorbell. 

Ring Elite 

The Ring Elite works best with power over ethernet, but also connects with WiFi that maintains similar specifications. The WiFi option is available if you are unable to connect the power over ethernet into your router. You are then able to use the injector to supply power and WiFi connection to transmit data. 

Installation  

Installation for both devices can be tricky. 

Ring Pro 

The Ring Pro is hardwired and is compatible with the majority of mechanical or digital doorbell kits so long as they use transformers between 16 and 24 volts AC. DC transformers or any transformers below 16 volts AC are not supported with the Ring Pro. 

This device is installable by someone with technical knowledge, but there is always the option for professional installation. 

Ring Elite 

The installation for the Ring Elite is more complicated than the Ring Pro . This device installs on standard junction boxes with a flush-mounted finish. Typically, installation for the Ring Elite required professional support. 

Similarities 

Field of View 

The Ring Pro and Ring Elite have a similar field of view with 160 degrees horizontal view and a close vertical view of at least 90 degrees. This range is enough to cover the main door and surrounding areas. To see the wide view and its entire coverage, open the live footage on the Ring app. 

Night Vision 

Both the Ring Pro and Ring Elite offer clear night vision. Both cameras have a view of  1080p HD resolution 24*7.

Comparison Chart

Specifications Ring Pro Ring Elite 
Video Resolution 1080p1080p
Motion Detector Advanced Advanced 
Design 4.5” * 1.85” * 0.80”4.7” * 2.75” * 0.43”
Night View?YesYes
Zoom? YesYes 
Live View on Demand?Yes Yes 
Motion Sensor Live View?Yes Yes 
Power Options Hardwired to existing doorbell wiringPower Over Ethernet 
Best Temperature for Operating -5 degrees F to 120 degrees F-5 degrees F to 120 degrees F
Ring AppYes Yes 
Compatible Networks 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 b/g/nEthernet connection 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Compatible doorbell transformers6-24  VAC, DC not compatible6-24  VAC, DC not compatible
Two-way Audio Yes Yes 
Vertical View Range 90 Degrees 100 Degrees 
Horizontal View Range 160 Degrees 160 Degrees 
Installation Anyone with Technical Knowledge or Professional Installation Professional Installation Highly Suggested 
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