Comparing Creality Ender 3 V2 and Original Prusa i3 MK3S+

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Creality Ender 3 V2 ranks #25 out of 80. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ ranks #13 out of 80. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Creality Ender 3 V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Creality Ender 3 V2 more than Original Prusa i3 MK3S+

As of 5 Jan 2023, experts prefer Creality Ender 3 V2 over Original Prusa i3 MK3S+, but both 3D Printers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Creality Ender 3 V2 received 4 recommendations: from Omnicore (4 Jan 2022), PCMag (25 Nov 2022) 3d Sourced (19 Nov 2022) and 1 other. Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ was also endorsed 4 times: by CNET (24 Nov 2022), PCMag (25 Nov 2022) Tom's Hardware (2 Jan 2023) and 1 other. However, experts generally ranked Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ lower than Creality Ender 3 V2 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price 3D Printer
TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Omnicore
CNET
PCMag
Tom's Hardware
Digital Trends
3d Sourced
Popular Mechanics
All3DP
1
+1 $280
Creality Ender 3 V2
-
-
3
-
8
-
-
1
4
-
2
-1 $949
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
-
-
-
2
1
7
-
12
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 25 Nov 2022 PCMag ranked Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ as #1 and Creality Ender 3 V2 as #8
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    #1 out of 10 Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
    Best 3D Printer for Serious Hobbyists, Makers / Editors' Choice
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 10 Creality Ender 3 V2
    Best Budget 3D Printer for DIY Types
    ... ... ...
  • On 19 Nov 2022 3d Sourced ranked Creality Ender 3 V2 as #1 and Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ as #12
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    #1 out of 19 Creality Ender 3 V2
    best 3D printer for the price
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 19 Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
    Best FDM 3D printer for $1000
    ... ... ...
  • On 4 Jan 2022 Omnicore ranked Creality Ender 3 V2 as #3
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 12 Creality Ender 3 V2
    Under $500
    ... ... ...
  • On 17 Nov 2022 Popular Mechanics ranked Creality Ender 3 V2 as #4
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 7 Creality Ender 3 V2
    Best Easy-to-Use Model
    ... ... ...
  • On 24 Nov 2022 CNET ranked Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ as #2
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 14 Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
    The standard candle for home 3D printing
    ... ... ...
  • On 2 Jan 2023 Tom's Hardware ranked Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ as #7
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 15 Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
    Best High-End 3D Printer
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 115 expert endorsements of the January rankings, Creality Ender 3 V2 outranks Original Prusa i3 MK3S+. This is not to say that Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is a bad option. Like Creality Ender 3 V2, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Creality Ender 3 V2
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Original Prusa i3 MK3S+, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Creality Ender 3 V2.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling 3d printer receives a consumer score of 7.4 (good). Both Creality Ender 3 V2 and Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Creality Ender 3 V2
In comparison:
Creality Ender 3 V2 ranks #25 out of 80. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
In comparison:
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ ranks #13 out of 80. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Median best-selling 3D Printer
In comparison:
FlashForge Finder ranks #41 out of 80.
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7.4
Good





Creality Ender 3 V2 is more popular than Original Prusa i3 MK3S+

It's fairly safe to say that Creality Ender 3 V2 is a more popular 3d printer than Original Prusa i3 MK3S+, based on its 6,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


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Customers who view Creality Ender 3 V2 and Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ often consider Anycubic Kobra, a pricier option.
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In comparison:
Anycubic Kobra ranks #57 out of 80.
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6.2
Average
2 expert recommendations
Toybox 3D 1-Touch $299
In comparison:
Toybox 3D 1-Touch ranks #58 out of 80.
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5.8
Average
3 expert recommendations
LulzBot Mini 2 $1243
In comparison:
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Average
3 expert recommendations
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Average
3 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Creality Ender 3 V2 outranks Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ by 1 position. This indicates that, as of 5 Jan 2023, Creality Ender 3 V2 is more critically acclaimed than Original Prusa i3 MK3S+.
Rank Change Price 3D Printer
TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Omnicore
CNET
PCMag
Tom's Hardware
Digital Trends
3d Sourced
Popular Mechanics
All3DP
1
+1 $280
Creality Ender 3 V2
-
-
3
-
8
-
-
1
4
-
2
-1 $949
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
-
-
-
2
1
7
-
12
-
-
3
- $430
Anycubic Vyper
6
-
-
4
7
11
-
8
-
-
4
- Check price
Monoprice MP Mini Delta
-
4
-
8
6
-
3
-
-
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [14]

85
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by 3DPrinterly
99
Average score based on 14 reviews
85
Lowest score by PCMag
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [5]

86
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 2
Highest score by All3DP
90
Average score based on 5 reviews
86
Lowest score by TechGearLab
77

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Creality Ender 3 V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • 1.Easy Assembly: Compared to Ender-3 V2, this Ender-3 V2 Neo printer is pre-installed, and the assembly requires only 3 steps. Friendly enough to users and beginners in assembly process, which will save much time. It is convenient for customers to install it in quick way, more efficient.
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From Seller:
  • The Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is the latest version of our award-winning 3D printers, equipped with US Power Supply and 8GB SD card
  • This listing is a DIY KIT for self-assembly; We also offer a fully built and tested 3D printer
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
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Creality Ender 3 V2 is a top selling option on the lower end of the price range. It's a #1 bestseller in 3D printers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Anycubic Kobra Plus or Anycubic Photon M3 .

Creality Ender 3 V2 is $109.54 cheaper than the average 3D printer ($428.54).

Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling 3D printers and has a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Qidi X Max Intelligent or ROBO 3D R1 Plus .

Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is $520.46 more expensive than an average 3D printer ($428.54).

Creality Ender 3 V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+: Buy | Customer Reviews

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