Thanks to Sicurez for letting me get the very first unit of Thinkware Q800 Pro in Malaysia


Thinkware product page: Q800 Pro
Sicurez Technologies product page: Q800 Pro


Technical Specs:
• Ambarella A12
• Sensor for front: Sony Exmor R CMOS 5.14M IMX 335 & rear: Sony Exmor R CMOS 2.13M IMX291
• Viewing angle: 140° wide angle lens view for front & rear
• 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
• Resolution: front: Quad HD (2560x1440p), rear: Full HD(1920x1080p)
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
• Built-in GPS
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Built-in super capacitor
• Safety Camera Alert
• Road Safety Warning System: Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Front Collision Warning System (FCWS), Urban Front Collision Warning System (uFCWS) and Front Vehicle Departure Warning (FVDW)
• Time lapse & motion detection parking mode
• Super Night Vision 2.0
• Advanced Video Clear Technology
• Geo-Fencing
• Locate Vehicle
• Driving Impact Notification
• Energy Saving Parking Mode
• Thinkware Cloud


Q800 Pro box


Open box



• Q800 Pro
• Tape mount
• Cable holder x3
• Hardwire kit
• USB micro SD card reader
• Spare mounting tape
• Quick start guide
• Customer service info
• Thinkware Cloud


Q800 Pro


Tape mount


Cable holder & spare mounting tape


USB micro SD card reader


Hardwire kit


Quick start guide


Customer service information & Thinkware Cloud


Rear camera box



• Rear camera
• Rear camera cable
• Installation guide


Rear camera


Rear camera cable


Installation guide


Thinkware 64GB microSD UHS1 MLC card


Thinkware CPL filter box



• CPL filter
• Wiping cloth
• Using the CPL filter guide


CPL filter

The CPL filter is double lens


Wiping cloth


Using the CPL filter guide


F800 Pro vs Q800 Pro

The Q800 Pro looks bluish black to the F800 Pro’s black. Q800 Pro now have matte buttons. The Q800 Pro is less prone to fingerprints. On the Q800 Pro’s lens, there is a marking which is to assist in installing the CPL filter.


Initial firmware out of the box


Test setup


Recorded in 2560×1440 30fps with an overall bit rate of 19.6 Mb/s for the front cam. Rear cam will be recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 19.6 Mb/s. Without CPL filter and Super Night Vision 2.0 disabled.

New firmware 1.02.00

Improved image quality in firmware 1.02.00


Final thoughts

It’s the F800 Pro upgraded with 1440p resolution for the front cam. The Q800 Pro’s 1440p definitely looks clearer & sharper than the F800 Pro’s 1080p. Hopefully, the image quality will be improved further in the future firmware.

Still the best in the industry true parking mode, the accurate ADAS, and Safety Camera Alert.

Should you upgrade your F800 Pro to the Q800 Pro? Don’t think I recommend upgrading to Q800 Pro. Unless you got extra cash, why not?

But if you’re deciding whether to get the Q800 Pro or the F800 Pro. Get the Q800 Pro if your budget allows.

Also, consider getting a bigger micro SD card as the 64GB I’m using can keep about 3 days of videos for both channels as the Q800 Pro’s 1-minute video files have increased to 150MB from 100MB.


Jayce Ooi · July 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Poor firmware? Image quality is bad for IMX335…

    Jeremy Wong · July 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Yeah. They don’t have the firmware team and beta testers like Viofo that helped made the A119 V3 super clear. If A119 V3 have Thinkware’s perfect parking mode, accurate ADAS, then will be a great contender.

    Hopefully, Thinkware will improve the image quality in the upcoming firmware.

    How’s your A119 V3 review going? Much better than the other dashcams you reviewed right? Hehehe…

Ken · July 25, 2019 at 7:00 am

What is the video format ? H.264 or H.265?

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