Review: Papago GoSafe S30 1080p Dashcam

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  1. Sunny

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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
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    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.
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    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.

    Papago S30 Folders and files.jpg

    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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    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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