Prusa MK3s vs Ender 3 V2 - comparison

Title: Prusa MK3s vs Ender 3 V2 - comparison. Watch on youtube:

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Since I published a review of Creality Ender 3 V2, I got a lot of questions from my friends or students, who knows that I already have Prusa MK3s, what is the difference between these two 3D printers or which one to buy. So in this video I am going step-by-step comparison between two most popular 3D printers in the world, the Creality Ender 3 V2 and Prusa MK3s. Price difference is huge, but if we consider the price in final score, these printers may be comparable.
Specification table can be seen below this text.

Ender 3 V2 on Banggood (affiliate link):

Prusa website (not affiliate):

Specification table, mentioned in the video:


Creality Ender 3 V2

Prusa MK3s

Price in USD

260 USD

999 USD / 749 USD (for kit)

Price in EUR (incl. VAT)

221.99 EUR (not sure about VAT)

999 EUR / 769 EUR (for kit)

3D Printing area

22 x 22 x 25 cm

25 x 21 x 21 cm or 9.84 x 8.3 x 8.3 in) (X×Y×Z)

Y axis

V-slot wheels, 4040 aluminum extrusion
Nema17 stepper + Timing Belt
with new tensioner

Three linear bearings, two 8mm rod, plastic holders with zip tie
Nema17 stepper + Timing Belt

X axis

V-slot wheels on 2020 aluminum extrusion
Nema17 stepper + Timing Belt
with new tensioner

linear bearings, 8mm rod,
tension part critical
Nema17 stepper + Timing Belt

Z axis

Leaded by V-slot on two sides (3-3 wheels in 2020 alu extrusions)
Moved by stepper motor and T8 screw only on ONE SIDE.

Leaded by 8mm linear rod, on two sides
Moved by TWO stepper motors with T8 screws on both side

Max travel speed

180 mm/s

200+ mm/s


Bowden extruder

Direct drive


255 °C (491 °F)

300 °C / (572 °F)

Hotbed Temperature:

in spec ≤100°C (in practice 110°C ??)

120 °C (248 °F)

Hotbed type:

Carborundum Glass (textured on one side)

removable magnetic heatbed /
PEI spring steel sheets (smooth or textured), FLEXIBLE

Bed leveling

Manual (4 screws)

Automatic calibration 9 points (PINDA probe sensor)

Layer Thickness:


0.05 – 0.35 mm



Any thermoplastic including Nylon and Polycarbonate

User interface, display

Color, graphic display, not touch scr, rot. knob fast, accurate <3

Mono textual display, button, not touch scr., rotating knob sometimes inaccurate

Stepper motor drivers

silent TMC2208

silent TMC2130 detect collisions, Stall-detection (no need for limit switches)

About cooling fans

air flowing laud

silent, can work next to it, no probl.


Part Colling better (?)

Part Cooling OK


Resume printing function

Resume printing function


Tool holder

Two spool holders


micro SD card

Bigger SD card


CrealitySlicer (Cura)




0:00 Introduction
1:02 Specification table
1:20 Price
2:10 3D printing size
2:45 First impressions
3:52 Homing
5:05 Y axis
6:20 X axis
7:54 Z axis
9:49 Travel speed
10:02 Extruder
11:34 Nozzle and hotend
12:44 Hotbed
14:17 Bed leveling
16:00 Layer thickness
17:19 UI and display
18:38 Stepper motor drivers
19:34 Cooling fans
20:44 Other specs
21:12 3D printing
23:19 Testing layer adhesion
24:37 Results of testing
24:52 About materials
25:22 Conclusions

Ender 3 V2 review video

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