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After using Yi Dashcam for over a year, my satisfaction factor has decreased considerably

 

1. It stops recording randomly (not sure if its only me) 

2. The suction stand can't withstand Indian heat and falls off when the car is parked under direct sunlight

3. Though images are clear, I noticed that number plates of oncoming vehicles are blurry when we're traveling at 40+ speed and the other vehicle at 20+ speed.. (I tried taking screenshots of the videos to check the # but it didn't work out). I guess a 4k cam would help

4. I now need an in car dashcam (rear dashcam)

 

I've tried looking on the net and didn't come up with any better options.

 

Any suggestions are welcome

 

Thanks, 

Vishu

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I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

1. XIAOMI 70MAI Smart Midrive D01: 

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If if you are new to dash cam and want to try, this would be the best option for you.

 

2. XIAOMI 70mai Pro Midrive D02 :

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If you have already experienced some dash cams and looking for a better one with mid budget range, then this one is for you.

 

3. Viofo A129 Duo Dual Channel :

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I recommend this if you are find with the budget.

 

Note: Images are from google.

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1 hour ago, Musafir said:

I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

1. XIAOMI 70MAI Smart Midrive D01: 

751417262_XIAOMI70MAISmartMidriveD01.jpg.99d3519f3c2d509b1951761f9c28769d.jpg

If if you are new to dash cam and want to try, this would be the best option for you.

 

2. XIAOMI 70mai Pro Midrive D02 :

1082003088_XIAOMI70maiProMidriveD02.jpeg.3ca7af6efa699a8d5314c94c7c8b9022.jpeg

If you have already experienced some dash cams and looking for a better one with mid budget range, then this one is for you.

 

3. Viofo A129 Duo Dual Channel :

215574066_ViofoA129DuoDualChannel.jpg.36c699c5c3cdc538e24868d2423a7072.jpg

I recommend this if you are find with the budget.

 

Note: Images are from google.

Hi @Musafir, presently I am using Viofo A129 (only front dash cam). I am satisfied with its quality. 

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Hi,

I am agree with Musafir's suggestions. They all 3 are very good brands. 

 

However, I had bitter experience of Custom Clearance and had to pay heavy custom duty while order from Outside India. 

So I bought VIOFO dashcam from here https://www.amazon.in/A129DUO-Recorder-Starvis-Capacitor-Hardwire/dp/B07PZ3QL9B

 and I am very happy by its Clarity and Features. 

I also bought VIOFO Hardwire kit & Extra CPL Filter Lens for rear cam from Amazon India so I can keep recording ON when in Movies or parking at unknown places. 

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5 hours ago, Vishu Varanasi said:

Though images are clear, I noticed that number plates of oncoming vehicles are blurry when we're traveling at 40+ speed and the other vehicle at 20+ speed.. (I tried taking screenshots of the videos to check the # but it didn't work out). I guess a 4k cam would help

 

This problem exists in most of the dash cams.
Plates are not clearly visible above 50 kmph. 

 

Did you try to very them on PC. In a mobile there will lot of noise, when you zoom in. 

 

2 hours ago, Musafir said:

I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

Interesting information.

 

22 minutes ago, sachin86 said:

However, I had bitter experience of Custom Clearance

 

What is final landing price, inclusive of customs. 

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I didn't buy such a costly item like VIOFO. I had bought 3D LED Lamp from China. I end up paying 35% Custom duty on it and it also after submitting KYC documents and delay of 24(reached India) +20(for Custom)= 45 days. 

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Most of the Chinese dash cams lack quality. They are made to help us during emergency situations. We can't expect them to produce good quality visuals.  Windshield glare itself will kill the quality. GoPro is the only way to get quality footage(outside mount). But it is not an ideal dash cam. Not worth it. 

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Most of the Chinese dash cams lack quality: Even Transcend, HP, Garmin manufactured in China, bro. Xioami is from China but it has the quality in Mobile. So Xiaomi backed 70mai may have good quality.  

 

We can't expect them to produce good quality visuals.: Use VIOFO or 70mai Once or see its video on Youtube.

 

Windshield glare itself will kill the quality.: VIOFO has optional CPL filter lens which reduces glare very well. 

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1 hour ago, sachin86 said:

manufactured in China

 

Two important points to consider:

-Manufactured in China 

-Designed in China

 

I don't trust the products that are designed in China. I am fine with manufactured in China, more than 90% of electronics are manufactured in China.

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1 hour ago, sachin86 said:

So Xiaomi backed 70mai may have good quality.  

 

Agree with your points, China is way ahead in technology now. We have to accept that fact. 

Their quality improved a lot, they are value for money.

 

YI, OnePlus..list goes on. They proved that they can provide quality at a decent price. Unlike overpriced American brands. 

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