If you have researched about dash cams, I’m sure you must have come across 70mai Dash Cams. The 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+ A500S-1 is the latest in that lineup. Even I have made a video on their previous 70mai Dash Cam Pro. It has been the most reliable Dash Cam option for me personally out of the models I have tested before. Before the launch of the new 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S model, the team at 70mai reached out to me and gave me early access to this dashcam, and now I have been using it well over 6 months. Let me share with you my thoughts.
70mai promotes the new 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S dashcam as “Our Best-Selling Dash Cam, Upgraded”. Equipped with a 2″ IPS screen and a 5MP camera equipped with the SONY IMX335 image sensor on the main unit, Dual Channel – front and rear recording, 24H Parking Surveillance, Built-in GPS with ADAS and a user friendly app to keep track and control the dash cam, this is truly packed with a lot of great features.
There are 2 accessory options for this model sold separately, one is the 70mai RC06 Rear Camera for Dual-Channel Recording which supports Full HD recording with the 130° Wide Angle camera with an aperture of F2.0. The other optional accessory is the 70mai Hardwire Kit which can be used for Parking Surveillance Mode that Ensures power for the dash cam to continue operating while the car is parked. Both of these are great add-ons in my opinion, and I got my hands on the complete kit to share my experience.
I have shared the unboxing as well as my detailed thoughts in my full review video of this 70mai Dash Cam Pro in my YouTube channel as well; if you like to see the unboxing experience, you can watch my video at www.youtube.com/androdollar or by searching YouTube for “Andro Dollar 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+”. For the readers, let me summarize the unboxing. If you get the complete set, you will receive the 70mai Hardwire Kit I mentioned before. Keeping that to the side, you will see the main box for the 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus, this will contain both the front and rear camera kit. The box has all the specs and information clearly indicated and the unboxing experience is premium. Opening the box up, the first thing you see is a small pouch which contains the user manuals and installation stickers. Focusing inside the box now, it includes a mounting plate with glue, a dual USB car charging adapter for power, a pry tool, and a bundle of connecting wires which are necessary to successfully install the dash cam to your vehicle. Finally we have the new 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+ with both the front and rear cameras nicely packed. Now it’s up to you to set it up on your vehicle. If you check out my video you can get detailed information on how to properly set it up on your vehicle. During the setup, you have to pair this with your smartphone and after that, you can control your dashcam and view footage using the 70mai application available for both Android and iOS. This is one of the best things I like about this dash cam, because I can easily connect to this dash cam over hotspot built in the dash cam and quickly get the footage I want on to my device.
When it comes to design and appearance, the 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+ has a similar design language to the previous 70mai Dash Cam Pro with a mostly plastic design. The Unit has a display at the back and a rotating camera design on the side. The camera angle can be rotated as required after installation which is satisfying to have. The main sensor on this is the SONY IMX335 image sensor and this lens is a 6 piece glass for better night shooting . To the side you get a MicroSD card slot, a power supply port and a new port to connect the rear camera. Another change to the 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S is that it now uses the Novatek NT96580 processor, which offered an enhanced experience.
Over the past 6 months I used this on my main vehicle and it was overall a good experience. So far I have not had any durability concerns too. The best thing I enjoyed on this is that it supports both front and rear mode. It was always good to have the rear of the vehicle also covered in case of any accidents. Having the parking mode was also great. It will starts recording when there’s a trigger of the G-sensor. It’s a reliving feature to have. It also has an emergency mode.
Another bonus feature is, if your vehicle doesn’t have a reverse camera, this can act as one too but you have to press this button on this to switch to that.
The 70mai Dash Cam Pro+ has support up to a 128GB MicroSD card. The great thing is you really won’t run out of space because it will overwrite the old files. After you set it up the first time, it just works!
All the settings of the 70mai can be changed from either the app or using the device it self. You can quickly change a setting on the move if you wish. I showed all of this in detail in my Full Review video of the 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+ along with detailed day and night video samples to judge the quality of the cameras of both the front and rear. Check it out at www.youtube.com/androdollar. If you pick up a 70mai Dash Cam, I would love to hear what you think about it, so reach out @BanuAthuraliya & @AndroDollar on Social Media.