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Google Nest Hello (2017)

Google Nest Hello (2017)
alaScore 96

207 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Google Nest Hello (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed views about the size.

usability, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Nest Hello (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner


Nest's first video doorbell doubles as a security camera. The HDR video looks great, and the 4:3 aspect ratio combined with a 160-degree field-of-view means you can get a full look at your guest before opening the door. We recommend getting the Nest...

Bright and sharp HDR video ; Video view has 4:3 aspect ratio so you can see visitors from head to toe ; Optional continuous 24/7 live recording and facial recognition ; Integrates well with other Google and Nest products

Nest Aware subscription needed for the best features ; Installation requires working on your home wiring

Apr, 2018

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (

Nest Hello video doorbell review


Compact, well-built hardware ; Straightforward installation guidance ; Beautifully clear day/night video with minimal lag ; Smart facial recognition and Google Assistant integration ; Instant caller notifications, two-way talk and canned responses

Some features locked without Nest Aware subscription ; Doorbell wiring terminals cause frustration

While it’s taken some time for Nest Hello to reach the market, it’s another strong showing from Google’s smart home division that combines high-quality, high-performance hardware with intelligent features. The device features a simple user experience...

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Hello


The Nest Hello video doorbell not only lets you know when somebody is at your door, it uses face recognition to tell you exactly who it is.

Sleek design. Face recognition. Motion and sound detection. Sharp HD video. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Setup requires working with electrical wiring. Must have existing chime box. Need Nest Aware subscription for many features.

The Nest Hello is a solid choice for a smart video doorbell, especially if you're already invested in the Nest smart home platform. It earns high marks for its ability to identify people using face recognition technology, as well as its sharp HD video...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

Say Hello to your new favorite video doorbell


Facial recognition and clever integrations with other Nest and Google devices sets the Hello apart from other video doorbells.

Nest's $229 Hello video doorbell looks great and works consistently well. Its optional facial recognition feature and advanced integrations with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers set this smart buzzer above the rest.

A seemingly unnecessary "chime connector" accessory comes with your purchase and is a required part of the installation for "power management" purposes whether you have a manual or a digital doorbell chime. There's no free video clip storage.

The Nest Hello is the smartest video doorbell available today, and a really solid choice for anyone -- but it's especially appealing if you're sold on a broader Google/Nest smart home.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Martyn Williams (

Nest Hello review: This is a great video doorbell


If you're considering a video doorbell, the Nest Hello should be on your short list. It has great video quality, a solid app, and it operated flawlessly during my test. There's slick integration with Google Home and Google Assistant, and a recently...

Great video quality Seamless integration with Google Home and Google Assistant Video is always streaming, so you never miss a thing

Limited function without a subscription Heavy data usage Requires doorbell wiring for power

Nest Hello is a welcome addition to the Nest family of products and exhibits the same manufacturing, design, and technical quality as the rest of the range. At $229, it’s one of the more expensive video doorbells on the market, and the monthly...

Apr, 2018

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Nest Hello review: Intelligent video doorbell helps you feel safe, announces visitors through Google Home


Video: Nest adds temperature sensor to expanding smart home lineup

Easy installation with detailed directions in the app ; Crisp, clear video quality ; Announces names of regular visitors through a Google Home ; Ability to turn off the doorbell chime ; Light ring highlights doorbell for evening visitors

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (

Nest Hello Review: Best Video Doorbell You Can Buy


The Nest Hello has a lot of great features, including facial recognition and excellent video quality.

The facial-recognition feature in the Nest Hello gives this video doorbell a more personal experience than the competition. In addition, its quality HDR video, strong speaker and microphone, and well-made and frequently updated Nest app were tops among...

May, 2020

Expert review by : Kyle Bradshaw (

Nest Hello to get package delivery and pickup detection [APK Insight]


The Nest Hello doorbell already offers a wide variety of security monitoring tools, but now Google is bringing in more of its camera software prowess. Version 5.37 of the Nest app for Android indicates that the Hello doorbell cam will be getting...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Hello Review | Trusted Reviews


The smartest video doorbell, with continuous video recording for peace of mind, Nest Hello isn't just an intercom, it's a complete security system.

Fast response ; Continuous recording option ; Can silence internal chime ; Facial recognition

Installation a little tricky ; Few Quiet Time options

Excellent performance, facial detection and continuous video recording make the Nest Hello the ultimate video doorbell.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Nest Hello review: At last, a video doorbell to take on Ring


Hello is Nest's video doorbell and the first to offer facial recognition. It's expensive to buy and run, but it's got the best feature set going.

Excellent video and image quality ; Facial recognition works well ; Google Assistant speaker feature is useful ; Integration with Google Smart Displays is great ; Strong feature set including two-way communication and quiet time

Expensive purchase with installation ; Wired install will be hassle for some ; Nest Aware subscription required for best features adds yet more expense

The Nest Hello video doorbell is a fantastic device. It offers a lovely, premium design that is more appealing than its competitors and it brings with it a great feature set as well as excellent image and video quality.

Sep, 2019

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