Review: Papago GoSafe S30 1080p Dashcam

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Thank you @PAPAGO! for providing Papago S30 camera for review.
Product site: http://us.papagoinc.com/products/gosafe-s30/
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Quick links to review sections:
Daytime Screenshots
Daytime Videos
Night Screenshots
Night Videos
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Conclusion:
PROS: It's very lightweight and small so very discrete from outside.
Works great and both video and audio are very good.
Has nice features such as stop and go, light reminder etc...
Night videos are much brighter than GoSafe 388 model.

CONS:
The only thing that needs improvement is the small mount.
It doesn't have enough room to angle down than what's needed so I used the suction cup mount that works pretty good.
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Description:
The Papago GoSafe S30 is based upon Sony illuminated sensor that's supposedly gives better night/low light video quality.

Features


Papago S30 Unboxing Video:

Package contents:

1. Papago GoSafe S30 dash camera.
2. Suction cup mount.
3. Sticky mount.
4. Adata 8GB microSD with full size adapter.
5. USB car charger. 5V 1A
6. mini USB to USB cable.
7. Product manual.
8. One extra VHB tape.

Product boxes of GPSA-US (GPS Module), S30 and 388:
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GoSafe S30 has suction cup mount as well as sticky mount whereas 388 only comes with sticky mount but mounts are interchangeable if needed.
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S30:
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GPS module for Papago cameras:
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Papago GoSafe S30 and GoSafe 388 side-by-side:

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Physically, it's pretty small.



Test to follow...
 
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Papago GoSafe S30 Folders and file size:
PAPAGO>VIDEOS
A 5 minute clip is around 480mb in size.

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Overall bit rate : 13.1 Mbps
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Duration : 5mn 1s
Video Bit rate : 11.9 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Audio bit rate : 512 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
 
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Daytime video screenshots:
Video quality is pretty good.
It's in the same category as dashcams based on NT96650 chip.
Audio is good and clear without any distortion.
GPS locks on pretty quick, under 25 seconds.

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Daytime Videos:
Video quality is pretty good.
It's in the same category as dashcams based on NT96650 chip.
Audio is good and clear without any distortion.
GPS locks on pretty quick, under 25 seconds.


 
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Night/low light video screenshots:

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Night/low light videos:
Night videos are little brighter and better in comparison with 388 but quality is comparable with other Novatek based cameras.


 
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One more daytime video:

 
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One more daytime video and conclusion:

Conclusion:

It's very lightweight and small so very discrete from outside.
Works great and both video and audio are very good.
Has nice features such as stop and go, light reminder etc...

The only thing that needs improvement is the small mount.
It doesn't have enough room to move any more downward than what's show here.

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