Review: A118C X40 1296p Capacitor and GPS Dashcam (Gearbest)

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Thank you @GearBest for sending this camera for review.
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Description and Features:
The A118C X40 looks similar to A118 that I reviewed before physically and comes with GPS module.
It's pretty small and discrete.
It's based upon Ambarella A7LA50 and supports up to 64GB microSD card.
Video Resolution: 1296P (2304 x 1296),2560 x 1080,720P (1280 x 720)
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A118C X40 unboxing video with sample videos:


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A118C X40 Package Contents:
1 x X40 1.5 inch 1296P Car DVR, 1 x Rope, 1 x Car Charger, 1 x GPS Antenna, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Stand, 1 x Installation Chip, 1 x Clean Cloth, 2 x Screw, 1 x Paper Glue, 1 x English User Manual
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A118C X40 Product images:
It feels well built and all black.
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A118C X40 side by side with Rexing V1N and CamDii Jojoq dashcams:

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The back has Power, Menu, Event/OK, Record start/stop and Microphone buttons along with LED status lights for REC, Power and MIC.
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From outside the vehicle: Don't mind the adhesive stickers...
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A118C X40 Folders, Files and Bit Rate:
Root has following folders:
gps: for gps text files.
DCIM > 100MEDIA: for video files
Player: has video player/software (registrator viewer and qt player)

File names do not have date and time.
Overall bit rate varies from around 12 mbps to 18.6 mbps with video @ 11.3 - 18.1 mbps and audio @ 128 kbps.

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GPS Display with Registrator Viewer: GPS is very accurate.
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Video screenshots: Looks sunny and warm but look at the frozen lake on the right.
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GPS text file sample:

Code:
A,111216,233135.00,3935.85822,N,10506.53577,W,17.175,1732.4M,-00.61,-07.96,+04.90;
A,111216,233136.00,3935.85846,N,10506.53011,W,15.069,1732.5M,+00.61,-06.74,+05.51;
A,111216,233137.00,3935.85992,N,10506.52566,W,13.540,1732.1M,+00.00,-07.35,+04.90;
A,111216,233138.00,3935.86208,N,10506.52234,W,11.864,1732.3M,-01.84,-06.74,+06.12;
A,111216,233139.00,3935.86457,N,10506.51995,W,10.925,1732.5M,-03.68,-06.74,+04.29;
A,111216,233140.00,3935.86719,N,10506.51816,W,10.728,1732.4M,-02.45,-06.74,+06.12;
A,111216,233141.00,3935.87011,N,10506.51688,W,11.145,1731.8M,-02.45,-06.74,+05.51;
A,111216,233142.00,3935.87302,N,10506.51569,W,11.149,1731.8M,-03.06,-07.96,+03.68;
A,111216,233143.00,3935.87552,N,10506.51423,W,9.4699,1731.5M,-03.68,-07.35,+05.51;
A,111216,233144.00,3935.87766,N,10506.51218,W,9.5149,1731.0M,-03.06,-07.35,+04.90;
A,111216,233145.00,3935.87928,N,10506.50961,W,9.2269,1730.8M,-02.45,-06.74,+05.51;
 
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More A118C X40 besides the one in unboxing video above:



 
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Day and night videos at 2560x1080p resolution:
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Night:

[Note: Same videos are posted on Rexing V1N thread as well if anyone wants to compare]
 
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Snowy Day Videos:


 

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I do not like the camera, because sometimes when we stop the car, it breaks the last file.

I tested it in my car for 1 week, it destroyed the last file 5 times. :(


The energy in the capacitors sometimes does not close the camera properly.


 

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Maybe wait 90 second and full charge capacitor battery, it's ok now


But last night I ran the car for 1.5 hours, and when I closed the contact, it broke the last file again.
 
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My unit is okay.
No bad file so far.
 
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