I have never owned a dash cam, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to look for when searching for the “perfect” cam. I did some reading, watched youtube videos and read Amazon reviews and saw that PAPAGO offers several different nice options, but eventually settled on the PAPAGO GS520-US GoSafe 520 Ultra WHD 2K Dashcam .
While I am not an extremely technical person so I have done my best to compile my opinions on this cam and attempt to be helpful to others reading this review.
First off let me say that the people from PAPAGO are absolutely amazing and helpful. They answered all of my questions and were completely patient with me, which is wonderful!
My package arrived super quickly and my cam was very nicely boxed and secured inside of it’s packaging. All parts were present and wrapped nicely for security. The first thing I noticed was that this cam came with very complete detailed instructions, and while I sometimes have issues deciphering instructions for electronic devices, I was very pleased to know that everything was very clearly laid out for me.
I was able to hook everything up quite easily and figure out most things without the aid of the instructions ( thank goodness! ) and attached the dash cam behind my rear view mirror using the suction cup attachment piece. I think this is one of my only cons is that personally I would like to have a more permanent attachment piece, maybe an adhesive piece, but realize others might not like that, so I understand using a suction cup. I connected my cam using the cig./12 volt accessory plug.
I really like that the cam turns on immediately when starting up your car, though it does make a chiming sound when it turns, it doesn’t bother me. My very most favorite feature is the G-Sensor Enabled Recording that detects impact and will begin emergency recording ( and the file is write protected ) if impact is detected. This is one of the main reasons for my purchase and I absolutely love this feature. This cam requires a micro-sd card up to 32gb storage, which is around 4 hours. I currently am only using a 16gb, which is around 2 hrs, however, this suits my current needs, as I do not do a lot of long trip driving.
The very best quality about this cam, I feel is the absolutely stunning video quality! It is crystal clear and completely blows my mind! This high resolution makes it easy to zoom if needed as well as tracking down finer details, like a licences plate number. Though I have not owned a dash cam, I have seen several in friends cars, and can say hands down this one has THE best video quality. No comparison!
I could go on and on about the many features and great qualities about this cam, many I am still discovering, but I will leave you with my overall thoughts, and those are that this is a very high performing great quality dash cam that I am quite pleased to have in my car and feel so much more at ease during my driving trips and truly believe that it more than pays for itself in the unfortunate instance that an accident might occur! Definitely a good buy and smart decision for any driver!!
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I would just like to note that the screen can easily be cleaned/wiped free of dust, It picked up dust transporting it from my car to my house and didn’t notice it was a bit dusty 😉 and I would have wiped it clean if I had noticed.
I received this product at no cost to me and have provided my honest and unbiased review in return.