G30 Dual Lens Dash Cam – Sleek, Stylish and Highly Effective
This particular dash cam comes from a brand called Apachie. While they are not very well-known, they do specialise in manufacturing budget dash cams and other electrical goods. Given that they are not very well-known, it is difficult to know what to expect from a brand like this.
Because of the low price tag attached, you might be a little sceptical about its performance as a dash cam. It is because of this that we have decided to test and review the dash cam ourselves so that we can give you a completely unbiased opinion of how it performs. Read below to find out more.
- 1080P Full HD Recording
- 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens
- 7” LCD Screen
- Loop Recording
- Night Vision
- Alloy Shell
- It has a hard metal shell which offers extra protection.
- It has a very stylish design.
- The installation process is very easy.
- It produces a high quality image.
- The screen is a little on the small side at only 2.7”.
- The night vision function produces a grainy image.
Upon first taking the dash cam out of the box, the first thing that we noticed was that it feels nice and heavy in the hand. It doesn’t feel like it has been made out of cheap materials at all. This is probably thanks to the hard metal shell around the outside of the device itself.
Taking a look around the outside of the device, we noticed that the screen seemed quite small. The specs say that it is 2.7”. Whilst this isn’t as small as some of the other competitors out there, it could definitely be improved by being slightly larger, even if it was increased to 3”.
Although the screen is a little on the small side, we didn’t really have any problems seeing the interface clearly. The user interface itself has been designed to appear simple with all of the different features being very easy to access.
We didn’t have any trouble adjusting any of the settings or accessing any of the different functions which is a huge plus. Despite it being on the small side, we didn’t feel that the dash cam was too fiddly or hard to use. Setting up the camera and mounting it was really straightforward and it was ready to use within a matter of minutes.
The Recording Quality
Boasting 1080P full HD recording, we were expecting good things from the G30 Dual Lens Dash Cam. Whilst the quality is fairly good, there were a few issues. In some cases, such as lower light conditions, we found that the image was a little blurry which could cause problems when trying to read number plates and capturing finer details.
However, we found that by adjusting the angle of the camera ever so slightly, we were able to improve the image quite significantly. We suspect that it is a bit of a trial and error process to get the best angle for certain levels of light.
In terms of the rear camera, we were a little disappointed. It doesn’t seem to provide such a high quality image as the front camera does. The good news is that the built in microphone picks up sounds really well, even those that are a little further away, so this more than makes up for the lack of clarity from the rear camera.
The Extra Features
The features that come with the G30 Dual Lens Dash Cam are actually quite basic. It does offer loop recording and all of the standard features that you would usually expect from a dash cam, but there isn’t really much in terms of extra features and functions. However, it is important to remember that this is a low end dash cam so we can’t really expect more than basic.
Although the dash cam is quite basic in terms of the features that it offers, it really performs well for a low end device. What it lacks in features and functions it certainly makes up for in the quality of audio and video recording.
The fact that it is so easy to use is another bonus. If you are looking for a budget dash cam that does what it says on the tin, then this is probably the dash cam for you. If you want something that offers a large number of features and extras then it is probably better to consider your other options.