When it comes to choosing a dash cam, there are a lot of different features that need to be considered if you want to make sure that you are getting the best model for your needs.
One of the features that you might want to consider is WiFi capabilities. The good thing about a WiFi enabled dash cam is that you are able to do things like share your content on social media as well as manage your footage through mobile apps.
In order to save you some time, we have tested and reviewed some of our favourite WiFi enabled dash cams so that you don’t have to spend hours shopping around. Please read on below to find out more about the best WiFi dashcams.
1. Nextbase 412GW – The Best Choice
Features: 1440P Quad HD Resolution – 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens – Wide Dynamic Range – Loop Recording – Night Vision – WiFi Enabled – GPS Enabled – 5 x 1.8 x 10.9 cm – 299g
- Incredible crystal clear recording quality, even during nighttime.
- Nice and compact so it doesn’t obstruct views.
- You can wirelessly transfer footage.
- The GPS feature is very accurate.
- The viewing angle is only 140 degrees so could be bigger.
The number 1 spot on our list of the best WiFi dashcams is the Nextbase 412GW. In the past we have tested and reviewed a lot of Nextbase dash cams and we have always been really pleased with them, so it was no surprise to us that this model made the top spot.
First of all, we’d like to talk about the design. What really appealed to us with this model is how compact it is. It doesn’t take up much space on the windscreen and is not obstructive in the slightest.
When it comes to fitting the dash cam in your car, there are a number of options. You can either hard wire the dash cam or you can use it via battery power. For the purposes of our review, we decided to opt for the battery.
In terms of mounting the device, there are two options. You can either mount it directly to the wind screen via the adhesive sticker on the camera, or you can use the mount. We chose to use the mount which was very easy indeed.
The main thing that stood out for us with this Nextbase dash cam was the incredible recording quality. This camera boasts a 1440P quad HD resolution which we have to say really is crystal clear, even during nighttime recording. We were able to read number plates very clearly.
The GPS feature allows you to pinpoint exactly where you are on a map which is very handy for accidents. What we really liked about the WiFi feature is that you are able to wirelessly transfer your footage. We tried this with several files and we had no problems at all.
The only thing that we didn’t really like about this camera was the viewing angle. At only 140 degrees, we felt that it could have been extended a little. However, this isn’t a problem, just something that we felt could have been improved upon a little.
Overall, we were incredibly impressed with this dash cam and would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking for something compact from a reputable brand.
2. Nextbase 312GW
Features: 1080P Full HD Resolution – 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens – Loop Recording – Night Vision – WiFi Enabled – GPS Enabled – 5 x 5 x 5 cm – 150g
- The picture quality is excellent in both daylight and nighttime recording.
- You are able to share footage to social media through WiFi.
- The initial setup is very simple, even for those who are not technically minded.
- The device picks up sound relatively well.
- The battery life isn’t fantastic when it is not plugged in.
Next on our list of the best WiFi dashcams is another one from Nextbase; this time the 312GW. Having been so impressed with the 412GW, we were not overly surprised to discover that we were equally as impressed with this one.
The design itself is not dissimilar to the previous entry on our list. Like the previous device, the 312GW is compact and made from high quality, durable materials. Even from the first glance at the device it is clear to see that the dash cam has been built to last.
Like the previous Nextbase device, the installation and initial setup is very easy. It didn’t take us very long at all and we were able to use the suction mount to position the dash cam where we needed it to be.
We were really impressed with the picture quality on this dash cam. With a resolution of 1080P HD, we expected it to struggle a little, especially in lower light, but it really didn’t. It even picked up number plates at a distance very well.
We were also really impressed with the microphone. It didn’t struggle to pick up sounds, even those that were farther away. We really liked the fact that due to the WiFi capability you are able to easily share your footage to social media.
The only thing that lets this camera down a little is the battery life. It isn’t the worst, but it isn’t fantastic either. We found that unless it remained plugged in, it didn’t last very long at all.
Despite the poor battery life, the rest of the features of the Nextbase 312GW more than make up for it. We would definitely recommend this as a good option for a mid range model.
3. DDPai Mini2 WiFi Dash Cam
Features: 1440P Quad HD Resolution – 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens – Loop Recording – Night Vision – WiFi Enabled – 8.7 x 3 x 4.3 cm – 381g
- Very discreet device that doesn’t obstruct your view.
- Nice app available which makes the initial setup very easy.
- Remote button which enables you to take a snapshot.
- Great daytime picture quality.
- There is quite a lot of glare on the screen.
- Nighttime picture quality could be better.
Last on our list of the best WiFi dashcams is this model from DDPAI. We have tested a few different models from this brand before and have always been relatively pleased; they make a range of affordable to mid-range devices.
The shape and design of this dash cam is a little different to most of the others that we have tried and tested, but we were pleased to find out that it is actually very discreet and can be neatly placed on the wind screen.
What we really liked about this model is that you can go through the initial setup very quickly when you download the app which is available from the app store. It didn’t take us very long to complete at all.
The daytime picture quality is fantastic and we had no trouble seeing our footage clearly. However, we did feel that the nighttime picture quality could be a little better as it was a little difficult to read number plates in the dark.
One other thing that we found a little frustrating is the amount of glare on the screen. However, we were able to reduce this by repositioning the camera. Something that really impressed us was the remote button which can be placed anywhere in the car.
With this button you are able to either take a snapshot or a 30 second video clip which can be very useful when you are on the move. Overall, we were really impressed with this device and would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something more affordable.
Hopefully you now have a much better idea of what WiFi dash cams are available right now and which one best meets your needs as well as your budget.