Review: DDPai Mini2 1440p Dashcam Hisilicon Hi3516D & Ominivision 4689 (Gearbest)

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Thank you @GearBest for providing DDPai Mini2 1440p WiFi dashcam for review.
It's available at Gearbest here: DDPai Mini2 1080p WiFi Dashcam for $86.99 with coupon code "DDMini2".
http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_592791.html
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Conclusion: Overall DDPai Mini2 has great daytime video quality.
Night video quality is pretty good in the center and little dark in the corners of FOV.
Audio is very good and loud. It does have some low bass rumble.
Wi-Fi works great. Has remote control to take snapshot or video clips.
>>Doesn't like SanDisk cards at all. Tried few and even after formatting it doesn't work.
The mount is attached to the camera so there is no way to take it out without taking the whole thing off.
>VBR is pretty low for the resolution. Not sure if other apps can be used to increase VBR like in the original DDPai Mini. Will test it later.
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Description & Features:
It's based on Hisilicon Hi3516D chipset with Omnivision 4689 CMOS sensor.
Built-in WiFi 2.4G wireless module, support video output (for Android and iOS system)

APP Download: For Android and iOS users, please search "DDpai" in Google Play or APP Store
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DDPai Mini2 1080p WiFi dashcam unboxing video with day and night video samples:
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Package Contents:
1 x DDPai Mini2 DVR, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Snapshot Button, 1 x Lithium Metal Cell Battery, 1 x Car Charger, 2 x Silicone Glue, 7 x Installation Gadget, 1 x English User Manual, Cable management accessories.

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Product Images:
MicroSD port and reset hole are covered. MicroUSB charging port is on the sticky mount.
DDPai Mini 2.jpg
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DDPai Mini2 Folders and files:
Root has DCIM with subfolders for video, photo, thumbnails and gsensor data.
Video and photo files have date and time so easy to find a particular file.
DDPai Mini2 VBR: Overall VBR of 1440p video is only 10.6 mbps with video @ 10.5 mbps and audio @ 48 kbps.
DDPai Mini 2 Folder Files Bit Rate.PNG

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DDPai android app:
Download DDPai from Google or Apple store.
It's the same app for original DDPai Mini that I reviewed before so go here if more information is needed:
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/review-ddpai-mini-1080p-dashcam-hisilicon-hi3516-imx322-gearbest.19395/#post-252517
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More samples coming up...
 
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Screenshots from video:
Day:
Day video quality is very good.
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Night: Christmas Lights...

Night video is pretty good when there's some street light.
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From outside: It's pretty small but silver color is not that discrete against dark interior.
Side by side with Viofo A119 and Matego XP1.

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Doesn't like SanDisk cards at all. Tried few and even after formatting it doesn't work.
 
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Few more daytime videos:



And I can't find parking even on the top level of parking garage: :mad:

 
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It sometimes doesn't save the last file.
I'll have to test more on what's causing that.
 

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Mini 2 has 2wifi module s. How do you use them?

If it does Not save last file, then it is useless as dashcam...you can't save file if there is an accident.
 
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