The Xiaomi 70mai is actually designed by the company known as 70 mai but distributed by Xiaomi. The camera is accompanied by a power adapter, an electrostatic sticker and a 3.5 m micro USB cable. Only the microSD card is not offered and is good value for money. Installing the camera is not that difficult. This portion is quite easy and can be done without any supervision. There is a ring that displays different coloured lights to denote whether or not the device is recording video. The green colour denotes a recording state, red defines error while the blue colour means that the camera is not recording anything at all. If the colour is in a breathing state, it would mean the Wi-Fi hotspot is on, otherwise off.
The G-sensor in the device can detect sudden changes of motion and would trigger emergency recording. If triggered, the video would be stored in another location. The sensitivity must be set to low. The normal braking of the car would activate emergency recording otherwise. One of the coolest features is that you can use voice commands. There are currently 4 voice commands that can be used – turning the audio recording on/off, recording emergency video, switching the Wi-Fi hotspot on/off and taking a photo.
The default videos would be loop recorded every minute. Thus the camera would delete the oldest video once the card becomes full. But the emergency video recording would be saved to a different location. This would not be deleted by the loop recording function and would keep the video safely.
The camera records the video in 1080p at a frame rate of 30 fps. The overall quality is quite decent. However, it does stand out in quality and sharpness. Also, you would get the option to connect the device to a smartphone app. The app is quite reliable and responsive. Downloading the videos would not be any trouble.
Xiaomi 70mai Specifications and Contents
• 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
• Xiaomi 70mai Dashcam
• USB car charger
• 90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
• Electrostatic film
• Manual in Chinese
Pros and Cons of the Xiaomi 70mai
The Xiaomi 70mai is a good dash cam and is packed with just the right features. The product does not feel out of place.
Reasons to Buy
- The interface is simple to use and is good for the beginners
- The voice control is fast and reliable
- The night vision is quite good
- Almost the whole package is offered
- It offers good value for money and is quite affordable
Reasons to Avoid
- There is no storage card included.
- The voice commands are only in Chinese and are, therefore, useless for most.
The Xiaomi 70mai offers good video qualities both during the day and night and is very intuitive. It can be a good buy for beginners.