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> Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam, Super budget dashcam with Sony IMX323 (Review)

blurjoey
post Nov 28 2017, 03:00 PM, updated 4d ago

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Author's Note: The full review can be found here. My review blog for my other reviews: jwtechreviews.com

Thank you GearBest for sending over this for review.

Official product page: Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
GearBest product page: Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
Currently on Flash Sale for US$29.99 (RM123+)


Technical Specs:
• Processor: Mstar MSC8328P
• Sensor: Sony IMX323
• Viewing angle: 130° wide angle, F2.2 Aperture, 4G Glass Lens
• Ring-shaped indicator
• Voice command
• G-Sensor: 3 Axis Gravity Sensor
• Resolution: 1920×1080 30fps
• Supports 16GB-64GB class 10 or higher microSD card
• Built-in WiFi
• Built-in 240mAh battery


The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
• USB car charger
• 90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
• Electrostatic film
• Manual in Chinese


Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
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USB car charger
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90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
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Electrostatic film
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Manual in Chinese
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Initial firmware out of the box
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New firmware
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Test setup
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I will be using 64GB Samsung Evo+ UHS-1 for the recordings

70Mai Dashcam app
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More apps screenshot in my review blog.


The button function
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Tips, installation, user manual & FAQ
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Note – the user manual and FAQ is really a lot to read so I didn’t screenshot the whole thing.


Videos
Recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 16.1 Mb/s. Firmware version 1.0.2.














Final thoughts
I think this 70Mai dashcam is a super budget dashcam below RM200 (US$50) price range with Sony IMX323 sensor.

The video quality is crisp and clear.

I don't have the chance to try out the voice command yet as if not mistaken have to be in Mandarin. Will test later when have time.

This post has been edited by blurjoey: Dec 5 2017, 03:39 PM
Quazacolt
post Jan 19 2018, 01:26 AM

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didn't realize there's a review on this, thanks bro!
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looking to get one for the kancil/sentra biggrin.gif
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post Jan 19 2018, 09:33 AM

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blurjoey, you review so many dashcams. How do you remove those stick-on mount cleanly without affecting the car tint? Can you re-stick after removal?
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post Jan 19 2018, 10:36 AM

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looks great, thanks for review.
also have question on that stick-on same as pulltea
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post Jan 19 2018, 10:43 AM

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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Jan 19 2018, 01:26 AM)
didn't realize there's a review on this, thanks bro!
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looking to get one for the kancil/sentra biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(Pulltea88 @ Jan 19 2018, 09:33 AM)
blurjoey, you review so many dashcams. How do you remove those stick-on mount cleanly without affecting the car tint? Can you re-stick after removal?
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QUOTE(OverweightCrab @ Jan 19 2018, 10:36 AM)
looks great, thanks for review.
also have question on that stick-on same as pulltea
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Mijia dashcams come with an electrostatic film which you stick on the windscreen then stick the dashcam on top of it. You just need to remove the electrostatic film to remove the dashcam without affecting the tint.

You can also get a small piece of tint from tint shop or those clear road tax sticker to use if don't have electrostatic film.

I also use clear acrylic mounting tape which can be removed easily and cleanly. There is also black acrylic mounting tape if you want it black. It's better than those foam mounting tape which is hard to remove cleanly.
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post Jan 19 2018, 11:56 AM

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same design as blackview dashcam from korea
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post Jan 19 2018, 01:09 PM

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QUOTE(isma45 @ Jan 19 2018, 11:56 AM)
same design as blackview dashcam from korea
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Blackview is from China laugh.gif

Blackvue is from Korea innocent.gif

Tube design dashcam a lot d...
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post Jan 29 2018, 03:45 PM

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blurjoey
oh ya, the demo/promo video doesn't make this clear, but do you have to always manually activate (voice or button) the camera for it to record?
(say, cold/fresh starting your vehicle and going to work, it does not record until you tell it to)

would be a total retarded hassle if so.
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post Jan 29 2018, 04:12 PM

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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Jan 29 2018, 03:45 PM)
blurjoey
oh ya, the demo/promo video doesn't make this clear, but do you have to always manually activate (voice or button) the camera for it to record?
(say, cold/fresh starting your vehicle and going to work, it does not record until you tell it to)

would be a total retarded hassle if so.
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Nowadays all modern dashcam auto starts recording when you start your engine laugh.gif

And it will stop recording when you stop your engine too in case you were wondering biggrin.gif

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post Jan 29 2018, 04:47 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Jan 29 2018, 04:12 PM)
Nowadays all modern dashcam auto starts recording when you start your engine laugh.gif

And it will stop recording when you stop your engine too in case you were wondering biggrin.gif
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Total confusion when they advertising a user starting recording rofl
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post Jan 29 2018, 10:23 PM

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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Jan 29 2018, 04:47 PM)

Total confusion when they advertising a user starting recording rofl
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That's the emergency recording feature. Means the loop file will be kept in a separate folder that doesn't overwrite when full.

All dashcam have a button to press to do that. 70 mai uses voice command instead of a button
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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Jan 29 2018, 10:23 PM)
That's the emergency recording feature. Means the loop file will be kept in a separate folder that doesn't overwrite when full.

All dashcam have a button to press to do that. 70 mai uses voice command instead of a button
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huge thanks for your clarification.

just submitted purchase for 5 units lol
(my car front back, kancil, sentra, gf hrv)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/70mai-sm...g-voice-control
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post Jan 30 2018, 10:49 AM

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Electrostatic film is for ?

Where can get this ? lol
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post Jan 30 2018, 11:16 AM

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QUOTE(louiszzz @ Jan 30 2018, 10:49 AM)
Electrostatic film is for ?

Where can get this ? lol
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You stick the electrostatic film on the windscreen then stick the dashcam on it so you won't spoil your tint.

Read my blog, there is a link on where to buy.
https://jwtechreviews.com/2017/11/28/xiaomi-70mai-dashcam/

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Jan 30 2018, 11:16 AM)
You stick the electrostatic film on the windscreen then stick the dashcam on it so you won't spoil your tint.

Read my blog, there is a link on where to buy.
https://jwtechreviews.com/2017/11/28/xiaomi-70mai-dashcam/
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oright , thank you bro biggrin.gif

But it still cannot support IOS right ?
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QUOTE(louiszzz @ Jan 30 2018, 11:18 AM)
oright , thank you bro biggrin.gif

But it still cannot support IOS right ?
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Liked the mini size but feel like the image is much darker at night compared to the previous version. Have you compared it to the previous version?
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post Jan 31 2018, 11:37 PM

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QUOTE(andrekua2 @ Jan 31 2018, 08:20 AM)
Liked the mini size but feel like the image is much darker at night compared to the previous version. Have you compared it to the previous version?
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Same design as the DDPai mini but a bit slimmer...

This is the only version of 70mai dashcam wor... I don't see a previous version of it...

Did you mean the Mijia dashcam? This 70mai dashcam is lower range than the Mijia dashcam.
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hi, plz recommend me car DVR that support front and rear recording and serve as reverse cam too.

thanks alot
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post Feb 3 2018, 12:41 AM

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QUOTE(pentium6 @ Feb 2 2018, 07:26 PM)
hi, plz recommend me car DVR that support front and rear recording and serve as reverse cam too.

thanks alot
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This very hard leh as you require with a reverse cam.

You can try Eagle i, I think they have what u need.

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