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> 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S Rear Cam Set, The 70mai Dashcam Pro upgraded! (Review)

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post Feb 21 2021, 05:44 PM, updated 4 months ago

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Author's Note: The original review is found at jwtech, please head to the site to show us your support as well. Click here to view all my product reviews!

Special thanks to 70mai for sending over their latest 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S Rear Cam Set for review.

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70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S technical specs:
• Processor: Novatek NT96580
• Sensor: Sony IMX335
• Lens: 2-layer glass, 4-layer plastic, 140° wide angle, F1.8 aperture
• Resolution: 2592×1944 30fps, 2560×1920 30fps, 1920×1440 30fps
• 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction & Wide Dynamic Range
• 2” IPS Screen 480×360
• Supports up to 128GB microSD card
• Built-in 500mAh Lithium Polymer
• Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
• Built-in GPS
• Parking mode
• ADAS

RC06 rear camera​ Technical specs:
• Processor: Fullhan FH8536H
• Sensor: Galaxycore GC2053
• Resolution: 1920×1080 25fps
• Lens: 2-layer glass, 2-layer plastic, 130° wide angle, F2.0 aperture


The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S
• Tape mount
• 70mai rear camera RC06
• Dual USB car charger
• 90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
• 90° angled rear cam cable 5.5m
• Pry tool
• Electrostatic sticker x4
• Spare mounting tape
• 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ user manual
• 70mai rear camera RC06 user manual


70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S
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Tape mount
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70mai rear camera RC06
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Dual USB car charger
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Micro USB cable
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Rear cam cable
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Pry tool
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Electrostatic sticker x4
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Spare mounting tape
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70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S user manual
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70mai rear camera RC06 user manual
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70mai hardwire kit
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In order to use the 70mai parking surveillance mode, you’ll need to install the 70mai hardwire kit. You can’t enable parking surveillance mode without this hardwire kit installed now.


Contents
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• 70mai hardwire kit
• User manual


70mai hardwire kit
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User manual
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Initial firmware out of the box
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Test setup
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Using a 128GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD for the recordings.


70mai app
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Videos
70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S recorded in H.265 2592×1944 30fps with an overall bitrate of 24.8 Mb/s.










70mai rear camera RC06 recorded in H.265 1920×1080 25fps with an overall bitrate of 10.3 Mb/s.










Final thoughts
This 70mai A500 series is an upgraded 70mai Dashcam Pro. Now the newer 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S has dual dashcam functionality with the RC06 rear cam.

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The 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S now uses the Novatek NT96580 processor instead of the Huawei HiSilicon Hi3556 V200 processor in the 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus A500. I am liking the change to Novatek by 70mai. But I do hope in the future there will be a 70mai dashcam which will be using super-capacitors instead of lithium batteries.

The ADAS of the 70mai Dashcam Pro Plus+ A500S, I can say that is about 80+% accurate like my Thinkware U1000’s ADAS. 70mai's parking mode will starts recording when there's a trigger of the G-sensor.

This post has been edited by blurjoey: Feb 21 2021, 08:43 PM
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post Feb 22 2021, 07:29 PM

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Your headlight beam seems to be out of alignment in the night drive video ie too high, beam scattered all over...

Anyway how's this compared to A800? Am new to this, should i be worried about the battery since cars will be parked outdoor most of the time?
Am now exploring to equipped this dashcam on all cars especially driven by the kids
Front windscreen has another darker tint, should the camera be placed there or lower as i don't it to obstruct the view?

Good info here mate! thumbup.gif

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post Feb 22 2021, 08:46 PM

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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Feb 22 2021, 07:29 PM)
Your headlight beam seems to be out of alignment in the night drive video ie too high, beam scattered all over...

Anyway how's this compared to A800? Am new to this, should i be worried about the battery since cars will be parked outdoor most of the time?
Am now exploring to equipped this dashcam on all cars especially driven by the kids
Front windscreen has another darker tint, should the camera be placed there or lower as i don't it to obstruct the view?

Good info here mate!  thumbup.gif
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Later will adjust the level. Looks different anglefrom the previous LED bulb.

A800 is 4K resolution for the main cam. Both using the same rear cam RC06.

The battery will surely die in the heat within a year or 2 depending on your luck. But heard 70mai battery is replaceable with some DIY.

As long the lens is below the dark tint should be fine.
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post Feb 24 2021, 02:42 PM

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OK undecided yet if 4k front is really necessary and to hardwire it.. Found a 2 mth old video which is informative on A800

A500S global no stock though in Lzd but any idea what's the labour cost like to hardwire in KV and shop?
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post Feb 24 2021, 02:48 PM

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Just bought A800s. Got a quick question to have the parking mode recording function. Will need to be hardware kit separately?
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post Feb 24 2021, 03:08 PM

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this model is in my shortlist. planning to upgrade my 70mai to this.


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post Feb 24 2021, 04:34 PM

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I haven't buy any dashcam because not sure how to install myself..

No longer trust accessories shop... all monkeys or gorilla working there, always damage stuff or scratch car here and there.
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post Feb 24 2021, 05:02 PM

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QUOTE(unitron @ Feb 24 2021, 04:34 PM)
I haven't buy any dashcam because not sure how to install myself..

No longer trust accessories shop... all monkeys or gorilla working there, always damage stuff or scratch car here and there.
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i bought the old model 70mai after came across blurjoey review. Actually dashcam very easy to install. no need installl actually, just attach to ur windscreen and connect the usb cable. and its easy to hide the cable along the door panel groove..of coz can just let the wire dangling also tongue.gif
if u are going to buy the more complex model with surveilance/parking mode, of coz have to install the hardwire kit to the fuse box..this one need to bring to expert if no knowledge about car electrical..
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post Feb 24 2021, 05:41 PM

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QUOTE(blaze91 @ Feb 24 2021, 02:48 PM)
Just bought A800s. Got a quick question to have the parking mode recording function. Will need to be hardware kit separately?
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From what I've learnt this couple of days reading, no need unless battery flat due to too long did not start the car
QUOTE(monocle @ Feb 24 2021, 03:08 PM)
this  model is in my shortlist. planning to upgrade my 70mai to this.
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Pls share your experience so far with 70mai and what prospect buyer should be looking out for. Thanks! 👍
QUOTE(unitron @ Feb 24 2021, 04:34 PM)
I haven't buy any dashcam because not sure how to install myself..

No longer trust accessories shop... all monkeys or gorilla working there, always damage stuff or scratch car here and there.
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If this is the case how? DIY is easy as top engine gasket change for Jap cars
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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Feb 24 2021, 05:41 PM)
From what I've learnt this couple of days reading, no need unless battery flat due to too long did not start the car
Pls share your experience so far with 70mai and what prospect buyer should be looking out for. Thanks! 👍[B]

If this is the case how? DIY is easy as top engine gasket change for Jap cars
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quite a good cam i would say for the price, but night recording suffer a bit.
other function like connecting to 70mai app, downloading videos etc perform smoothly. i've been using it for around 2 years i think still functioning well.
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post Feb 24 2021, 08:07 PM

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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Feb 24 2021, 02:42 PM)
OK undecided yet if 4k front is really necessary and to hardwire it.. Found a 2 mth old video which is informative on A800

A500S global no stock though in Lzd but any idea what's the labour cost like to hardwire in KV and shop?
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Installation charges depends on RM50-200 depending on the installer.

QUOTE(blaze91 @ Feb 24 2021, 02:48 PM)
Just bought A800s. Got a quick question to have the parking mode recording function. Will need to be hardware kit separately?
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Now, all new firmware for (A800 and A500 series) needs to use hardwire kit to work the parking mode.
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post Feb 24 2021, 08:10 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Feb 24 2021, 08:07 PM)
Installation charges depends on RM50-200 depending on the installer.
Now, all new firmware for (A800 and A500 series) needs to use hardwire kit to work the parking mode.
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I see...I saw the same too. Apparently there are new update which requires hardware kit for parking mode
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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Feb 24 2021, 08:07 PM)
Installation charges depends on RM50-200 depending on the installer.
Now, all new firmware for (A800 and A500 series) needs to use hardwire kit to work the parking mode.
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Dang.... Noted
QUOTE(blaze91 @ Feb 24 2021, 08:10 PM)
I see...I saw the same too. Apparently there are new update which requires hardware kit for parking mode
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Oh damned
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post Feb 25 2021, 12:36 AM

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QUOTE(unitron @ Feb 24 2021, 04:34 PM)
I haven't buy any dashcam because not sure how to install myself..

No longer trust accessories shop... all monkeys or gorilla working there, always damage stuff or scratch car here and there.
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its not that hard to DIY... i mean my wife installed for her own car and on my car LOL!
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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Feb 25 2021, 12:36 AM)
its not that hard to DIY... i mean my wife installed for her own car and on my car LOL!
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Actually, it's easy to DIY. Only the hardwire kit is hard to install as requires some technical skills.
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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Feb 25 2021, 12:36 AM)
its not that hard to DIY... i mean my wife installed for her own car and on my car LOL!
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I drive to your place, ask you wife help me install.. lol

Scare to open the interior panels on the car. Few time experienced broken clips or plastic part when prying it open to route the wires.
Some interior parts cannot even buy replacement, chop shop also dun have cry.gif
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QUOTE(unitron @ Feb 26 2021, 11:55 AM)
I drive to your place, ask you wife help me install.. lol

Scare to open the interior panels on the car. Few time experienced broken clips or plastic part when prying it open to route the wires.
Some interior parts cannot even buy replacement, chop shop also dun have  cry.gif
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casual DIY dunno up to your standards or not la laugh.gif

we didn't even remove any plastic clips or parts, only slightly pry it open with hands and don't even have prying tool (the earlier 70Mai didn't include.)
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Off topic a bit, for Pro Plus A500...

What is the right sd card spec to buy?
Do you guys buy together fro dashcam seller usually?
Should I get 32gb or 64gb? Why?

Got lousy bonus for exceptional performance, so I need to downgrade dashcam cos of budget...

Cheers!

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post Feb 28 2021, 04:16 PM

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QUOTE(Scissorshand @ Feb 28 2021, 12:36 PM)
Off topic a bit, for Pro Plus A500...

What is the right sd card spec to buy?
Do you guys buy together fro dashcam seller usually?
Should I get 32gb or 64gb? Why?

Got lousy bonus for exceptional performance, so I need to downgrade dashcam cos of budget...

Cheers!
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Nowadays no one buys 32GB anymore. 32GB can record less than 2+ hours of video for dual dashcams (2K front and 1080p rear).

Minimum go for 64GB which is 4+ hours of videos. Or max 8+ hours with 128GB.

My prefer choice is Samsung Evo Plus or Pro Endurance.

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Feb 28 2021, 04:16 PM)
Nowadays no one buys 32GB anymore. 32GB can record less than 2+ hours of video for dual dashcams (2K front and 1080p rear).
Minimum go for 64GB which is 4+ hours of videos. Or max 8+ hours with 128GB.
My prefer choice is Samsung Evo Plus or Pro Endurance.
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Noted sifu... Seller Dasher recommends 64gb, if buy separately may save $16 😂

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