Thank you Atcetera Solutions for providing this Xiaomi 70Mai Pro for review.

Official product page: Xiaomi 70Mai Pro (English) | Xiaomi 70Mai Pro (Chinese)


Technical Specs:
• Processor: HiSilicon chip
• Sensor: Sony IMX335
• Viewing angle: 140° wide angle, F1.8 Aperture, 6G Glass Lens
• De-fog function
• Resolution: 2592×1944 30fps, 2560×1440 30fps, 1920×1080 30fps, 1280×720 30fps
• Supports 16GB-64GB class 10 or higher microSD card
• Built-in WiFi
• Built-in 500mAh battery
• ADAS (requires GPS module)
• Parking mode
• E-dog (requires GPS module & only available in China)


The box


Open box


Contents

• Xiaomi 70Mai Pro
Tape mount
• USB car charger
• 90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
Pry tool
• Electrostatic film x2
• Manual in Chinese


Xiaomi 70Mai Pro


Tape mount


USB car charger

The red USB port is for the 70Mai Pro.


90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m


Pry tool


Electrostatic film


Manual in Chinese


The translated menu in 70Mai Pro


Test setup

Will be using Kingston 32GB Micro SDHC for the recordings


70Mai dashcam app

Initial firmware out of the box is version 1.0.1 released on 2018.08.09

You’ll need to use the Chinese version of the 70Mai app in order to add the 70Mai Pro as the Google Play Store version can only add the 70Mai dashcam. You can scan the QR codes here (click here) for the Chinese version 70Mai app.


Videos
Recorded in 2592×1944 30fps using H.265 with an overall bit rate of 19.6 Mb/s.

Recorded in 2560×1440 30fps using H.265 with an overall bit rate of 22.4 Mb/s.


Final thoughts
The first impression I got when I saw the 70Mai Pro is this looks like a Thinkware dashcam.

The 70Mai Pro is a good camera which records with good quality. The 1944p is in 4:3 aspect ratio seems a bit weird for modern dashcams but you can record more vertically though.

You’ll need to change to H.265 encoding in order to record in 1440p & 1944p.

Unable to try out the de-fog features as the weather didn’t permit to test this.

Categories: DashcamXiaomi

50 Comments

  • Dhammika Welagedara · October 4, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    The official Indiegogo page and some Aliexpress postings refer to a GPS Module.
    Did your package come without it? What does the GPS Module do and where does it attach?

      Jeremy Wong · October 4, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Mine came without the GPS module. The ADAS requires the GPS module in order to function. The GPS module is a mount. There is a connector on the 70mai to connect to the GPS module.

  • shah · October 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Jeremy,
    Any idea where to purchase the GPS module?
    Secondly does the ADAS function without the GPS module e.g. Lane Departure, Car Departure and Parking Surveillance?

      Jeremy Wong · October 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Aliexpress or tmall would have it.

      ADAS cannot work without the GPS module.

  • Mohd Shahrul Nizam Bin Zuikafly · October 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Hi James, it’s me again. Just purchase the mi70 pro. How did you test the parking module? I’ve tried by open and close the front bonnet and shaking the car but no video or images captured in the dashcam. And do you think the 500Mah battery can support the 24hour parking mode without external power supply?
    Thanks James for your answer. Much appreciated

      Jeremy Wong · October 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Did you enable the parking surveillance mode in the settings? 500mAh I don’t think can support up to 24 hours. Maybe 30 minutes or so. That’s why you need the 70mai hardwire kit.

      I’m Jeremy btw.

  • Mohd Shahrul Nizam Bin Zuikafly · October 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    And what is the pry tool function?

      Jeremy Wong · October 15, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Pry tool is used when hiding the cable

  • Mohd Shahrul Nizam Bin Zuikafly · October 15, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Hi there, since this item is new I just update a few things since I have used for 4 days now.
    1. The language is in Chinese only if you buy from Malaysia thru Lazada or Shoppee.
    2. GPS Module can be bought from AliExpress or Indiegogo. However no info either can be used outside China or not.
    3. No need hardwire for parking mode since as tested the dashcam will automatically record from G sensor (set to high sensitive if you want to test it). Without power the dashcam record in parking mode after I closed the rear bonnet.

  • Ong · October 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Hi, what do you think about the battery? Is it reliable in hot weather at malaysia? Thanks

      Jeremy Wong · October 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Any lithium battery is not recommended to use in hot countries… Better quality lithium battery will only be more durable in the heat…

        Ong · October 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

        Noted. The lithium battery in 70mai pro works fine?
        Plan to buy this dashcam and the only I concern is the battery.

  • Jiewong · November 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    What is the parking mode mean? Is that mean still recording when my car engine is off? Do i need to buy additional battery to support this?

      Jeremy Wong · November 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Parking mode is for recording when you have off your engine. You’ll need the hardwire kit to use parking mode but there’s the built in battery which can use parking mode for a short time.

        Jiewong · November 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        You mean additional battery hardware Kit? What is the record duration for parking mode without hardware kit?

          Jeremy Wong · November 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

          The hardwire kit to the car battery. I think without the hardwire kit, maybe can record for another 30 minutes?

  • Joe · November 10, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Hi Jeremy, thanks for the review. 70mai Pro looks promising, but I do not understand what is the additional GPS module for and can it be used out of China? I have checked with Taobao seller, one of them told me GPS Module can be used (配了GPS模块就自带ADAS功能), the other say not able to.

    Also, any idea whether Power Magic is compatible for parked car recording overnight?

    Appreciate your reply please, thank you.

      Jeremy Wong · November 10, 2018 at 11:50 am

      GPS module is for the ADAS function.

      Power Magic should work with any dashcams. But 70mai does have it’s own hardwire kit.

        Joe · November 10, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        I see, thanks. Any idea whether the GPS module can be use out of China? What actually is the GPS module for?

          Jeremy Wong · November 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

          Should be able to work outside of China. GPS is track your location, your speed, etc. GPS = global positioning system. Not same like those GPS navigation system like Waze or Garmin.

  • Antonio Bello Linares · November 17, 2018 at 2:08 am

    I have a 70mai Pro version China, where I can buy the GPS module? Because I only see it for sale for Russian and English versions

      Jeremy Wong · November 18, 2018 at 9:56 am

      You can try searching in aliexpress for it as I also got the Chinese version without gps module.

  • Antonio Bello · November 17, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Do you need a specific GPS module for the Chiná version? Or are all GPS modules the same?

      Jeremy Wong · November 18, 2018 at 9:55 am

      I think the gps module can work for both China and informational version of the 70mai Pro.

  • LON · November 25, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Hi I’m a looking for an English firmware. I could not find it anywhere. help..

  • Joe · November 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Jeremy, I have just set up my 70mai yst with parking surveillance enabled. however the record stops the moment i switched off my engine. I have installed Power Magic along with it, supposingly the record will keep on running am i right? or it only works with G sensor where footage will be taken only when the car is shaken? thanks!

      Jeremy Wong · November 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      The 70mai Pro only records when the g sensor is triggered.

        Joe · November 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

        Hi Jeremy, is there any way to enable recording even when engine is off? rather than only record when it is triggered? thanks!

          Jeremy Wong · November 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

          That’s the function in 70mai Pro. If need more then better look at Korean dashcam from Thinkware or Blackvue.

            Joe · December 8, 2018 at 11:27 am

            Thanks for the advice. I installed Power Magic as well, is it possible to continue the recording even when parked, and to shutdown 70mai once the battery hit a certain level?

  • Justin Saw · November 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Hi, just want to find out how much degree can the camera angle be rotate?

  • Justin Saw · November 27, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    hi, i just want to find out how much degree rotation for the lens?

  • Jeremy Wong · November 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Did you remove the film on the camera lens? Usually the closer to the windscreen, the less reflection, etc. You can use other micro usb cable besides the one that came with the 70mai Pro. I usually use clear acrylic double sided tape to temporarily mount the dashcam for my reviews.

  • Worried buyer · November 29, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Hi I just purchased the English version of this dashcam from Xiaomi’s online store but I find the video grainy. I haven’t had the chance to attach it to the windscreen or install it as per the instructions. I only used my powerbank with my old phone usb cable laid the camera on my dashbnoard to record day and night. I used a Kingston and Sandisk 32 gb class 10 sdhc. I’m waiting for my Sandisk ultra 64gb class 10 A1 sdxc to arrive before I get a professional to install the dashcam for me.

    Does it really make a difference if we do not use the cable they’ve supplied and attach it to the car charger and then attach it close to the windscreen?

    I’m a little worried but dare not raise this with Xiaomi untilI’ve had the chance to properly install the dashcam.It didn’t come with warranty but I assumed there wouldn’t be any problem since I bought it from the manufacturer itself rather than a third party.

    I wish I can show you the footage but basically it doesn’t look as good as the ones you’ve posted online.Mine is sort of grainy,sandy, snowy and at night if my lights are on, I cannot read the car plate in front of me. The audio is excellent though.

    Hope you can shed some light as to what the problem might be.Bad power source? Dirty windscreen? Slow micro sd card.

    Thanks.

  • Worried buyer · November 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    The film on the lens? I didnt notice any.I will check on that but there doesn’t appear to be any film. When I’m inside the house, recording is clear. It’s just that when I’m outside it has some kind of grainy effect. If my card arrives tomorrow, I might ask the technician if I have time.
    Will update you once the problem is resolved.
    Thanks

      Jeremy Wong · November 29, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Did you use the 70mai app to download the videos? Or use a micro SD card and view the videos on the PC or phone? I know using the 70mai to watch via streaming will not be the highest quality.

      If you watch the videos and doesn’t have sound or video, use VLC player to watch as the codecs required might be missing on your PC or phone.

  • Azhari Kassim · December 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Where and how to download 70maipro firmware

  • Dash user · December 1, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    hi i downloaded the chinese app from your link. i am using a mi account to try login the app but when i try to register, it prompt me to input a chinese mobile number to bind my account. I can’t proceed from there. how did u bypass that?

      Jeremy Wong · December 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Better to register a 70mai account and login. Mi account needs a mobile from China to activate

        Dash user · December 2, 2018 at 10:49 pm

        Yup. Did just that. Notice the official 70mai app from Google Play store now support this dashcam pro model as well. We can skip the china app now

  • Erez F. · December 4, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Hi. I’ve read all your post and comments. Thank you for all that info about the camera. I need to ask someting i didn’t found an answer to.. How do you mount the 70 mai pro to the windshield ? I have those two clear plastic pieces but how do i stick it to the front glass in the car ? TNX !!

      Jeremy Wong · December 4, 2018 at 10:59 am

      There’s instruction on the Electrostatic film. You’ll need to peel off one side and stick on the windscreen. Then stick the 70mai Pro on it.

        Erez F. · December 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm

        Thank you !! I’ll try that..

  • Antonio Bello Linares · December 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    You can exchange the Firmware of the Chinese version for the English version?

  • Mohd Shahrul Nizam Bin Zuikafly · December 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Hi Jeremy, looks like the ADAS already available in 2 major online shopping website. The English version also appeared. Now, how can we change the Chinese language to English? 70mai Chinese to English available, but 70 mai Pro Chinese to English still pending

      Jeremy Wong · December 8, 2018 at 11:06 am

      I’m not really sure. Need to get hold of the English firmware and flash into the Chinese version and see. Scared there will be some hardware differences like the 70mai dashcam.

  • Worried buyer · December 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Here’s an update on the 70 Mai Pro (English version without GPS) I bought as promised earlier.

    I got some staff at the Mi store near where I live to check the footage from my defective dashcam just before I sent the dashcam back to Xiaomi China and the staff at the store asked me to send it back to the warehouse. They couldn’t believe how bad the quality was. I gave Xiaomi a copy of the business card from this particular outlet.

    I had tried various micro sd cards like Kingston and Sandisk class 10 SDHC (32gb) as well as Sandisk Extreme pro class 10 SDXC A1(64gb) and used the USB cable with charger they supplied and VLC for playback but to no avail. In fact, I even tested the micro sd cards using Zoltan Pallagi’s Android app and the results were good, especially for my Extreme pro.

    I sent the dashcam back to Xiaomi via poslaju on December 4th and was notified via email this morning that they will refund me. They took a good few days to check the unit before reverting to me.

    I’m not sure whether other owners experienced the sama thing or my case is possibly the first in Malaysia. Mine was released on 2018.10.12.

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