Gearbest.com Dome G90 Ambarella A7LA70 review and comparison against A7LA30

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Gearbest.com provided this G90 with A7LA70 chip.
It is available as pre-order from Gearbest.com for US $89.99 after coupon code G907S.
That price includes GPS unit as well so it's great value.
Product link:
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Physically, it looks exactly same as the one with A7LA30 that I did a review here so I'm not going into details: https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/gearbest-dome-g90-dashcam-with-ambarella-a7la30-review.6546/
I had the LDWS, FCWS and FCMD functions turned on in default setting and it constantly was warning me all the way even when there was no vehicle in front. I need to check what settings are there to tweak those functions.
Here are sample videos at 2560*1080p/30fps from my early morning drive today:
Looks like A7LA70 videos are brighter than the A7LA30 videos in low light.
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G90 A7LA70:

G90 A7LA30: Timing is off by around 10 secs so adjust to compare.
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G90 A7LA70:
G90 A7LA30:
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Front: G90 A7LA70 with GPS / Rear: G1WH
Anyone know if the HDR resolution option really makes any difference?
 
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Here are pictures of the G90 A7LA70 dashcam:

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Anyone know if the HDR resolution option really makes any difference?
Yes at low light but not recommended to use at daylight.
 

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Cheers :)
I just leave my G90 + GPS in HDR mode and it appears to produce great footage regardless of the light level.
The way HDR & WDR work it shouldn't have any problems in broad daylight or sun and like you say it improves night footage.
 

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These G90's come in so many different types of carton... you don't know what you've got until you open the box :-D
 
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It is available as pre-order from Gearbest.com for US $89.99 after coupon code G907S.
That price includes GPS unit as well so it's great value.
Product link: www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_110175.html

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Problem with buying stuff directly from China when it goes wrong you may as well throw it in the bin :confused:
I'd definitely buy from JooVuu in future :)
 
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Problem with buying stuff directly from China when it goes wrong you may as well throw it in the bin :confused:
I'd definitely buy from JooVuu in future :)

Gearbest works with customers with issues either by partial refund or something both can agree upon.
 

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Problem with buying stuff directly from China when it goes wrong you may as well throw it in the bin :confused:
I'd definitely buy from JooVuu in future :)

Hi DeLorean,
Thank you for the kind words. We always get problems solved and as we're in the UK there's no time delay meaning we can work on Europe's and some of the USA's time zones.

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File size comparison:
A7LA70 3 minute clips are around 410mb with 18mb data rate @ 2560*1080p/30fps.
A7LA30 3 minute clips are around 350mb with 15mb data rate using official release firmware @ 19800*1080p/30fps.

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Sunrise videos.
Horrible Sun glare at 35 secs and some nice scenery at 1:20...

I need CPL filter real bad...

G90 A7LA70 @ 2560*1080p:

G90 A7LA30 @ 1980*1080p:
 
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These videos are around the same route on my initial video post where it was even earlier before Sunrise.
You can compare it with the above:
G90 A7LA70 @ 2560*1080p:

G90 A7LA30 @ 1980*1080p:
 

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@Sunny nice review. Anyway, where is the GPS ?
 
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@Sunny nice review. Anyway, where is the GPS ?
The unit I got does not have GPS unit.
It's just the dashcam so can't provide information on GPS functionalities.
 
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It's -1 Fahrenheit (-18.33 Celsius) when I drove to work today.
After around 50 minutes, both LA30 and LA70 were equally hot so I am not sure if the LA70 has any different heat sink or not inside.
 

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The G90s don't have any heat sink mate unless they've changed the newer revision? The screen sits right on top of the A7 and then you've got the battery squeezed in between the main sensor board and the sensor daughter board.

I think @CheckYourLights had issues with the G90 freezing in the heat where he is?
 
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The G90s don't have any heat sink mate unless they've changed the newer revision? The screen sits right on top of the A7 and then you've got the battery squeezed in between the main sensor board and the sensor daughter board.

I think @CheckYourLights had issues with the G90 freezing in the heat where he is?

Here is a quote that heat issue was fixed in the newer units:
This problem is already improved by using high temperature resistance lens base. If so, lens focus will not be influence by heat.
 
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More videos from G90 A7LA70 from this morning:

Highway was very foggy towards the end of video...

Continued...

Continued...
 

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Here is a quote that heat issue was fixed in the newer units:
Yeah I have the first unit with that new lens base here mate as I tested it with Dome - it's just a lens holder - not a heatsink. No issues as of yet but our weather has dropped now. It stays in focus after long journeys now though which is good news :)

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Night video samples of G90 A7LA70 and A7LA30 dashcams.

Watch in highest quality available.

G90 A7LA70: Almost a collision at 00:40 when two cars tried to change lane in front of me.



G90 A7LA30 from same time:


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Some more G90 A7LA70 videos:


 
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