Mini 0805 Review

Mini 0805 Dash Cam

Technical Specifications
Maximum Resolution 1296p
Channels 1
Loop Recording Yes
G Sensor Yes
Auto On/Off Yes
Parking Mode
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Display Screen 1.5″
GPS Optional
WIFI
Viewing Angle (diag.) 120°
Max.Card Support 128 GB
Other Specifications
Brand Name Mini
Release Date Late-2014
Day Time Video Quality Excellent – Sample Video
Night Time Video Quality Very Good- Sample Video
Reliability Very Good
Power Adapter Yes
Size 3×1.9×1.4 inches
Operating Temperature -10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)
Discreetness Excellent
Our Rating 4/5
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Mini 0805 – Our Review

Mini 0805 is the predecessor to Mini 0806 and an upgrade to 0803; it’s an affordable dash cam (around $100, check latest price) released in late-2014. You can think of 0805 as Mini 0803 minus inherited defects plus major technical enhancements; we’ve discussed this further in our review.

While form factor of Mini 0805 is akin to earlier Mini 080x models maintaining stealth, the all black casing and 1.5” screen keeps it discreet. Hence when it comes to discreetness, 0805 gets an A+.

The 0805 records up to 1296p (Super HD) videos @ 30 FPS; however it can record 1080p (Full HD) videos @30 or 45 FPS. The new Ambarella A7LA50 processor and Omnivision OV4689 sensor hugely enhance Mini 0805’s video quality. (See sample videos)

While day time video quality is excellent, a significant improvement is seen in the night time video quality, thanks to the technical improvements and WDR Super Night Vision. In fact, 0805’s night time video quality beats some other expensive dash cams out there.

Another great upgrade in Mini 0805 is memory card support; while most other dash cams support up to 32 or 64 GB, the 0805 supports a whopping 128 GB memory card.

Note: It’s advised that you format the 128 GB memory card with FAT 32 file system type.

Mini 0805 is also locked and loaded with LDWS (Lane Warning Departure System) and FCWS (Forward Collision Warning System).

Apart from these, all regular functions, like, loop recording, G-sensor, auto on/off, date/time and speed stamp in video are standard features with Mini 0805. The GPS is optional and is set in the dash cam mount. You can get a non GPS mount too.

The viewing angle is kept at 120° (diagonal) and operating temperature range is at par with other dash cam at -10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F).

Overheating issues that persisted in Mini 0801 and 0803 have been resolved in 0805. This version is way cooler than previous ones and till now there haven’t been any reports of overheating or melting of 0805.

Another issue with previous 080x versions was wobbling mounting brackets (after prolonged use), this issue has also been taken care and adhesive brackets for Mini 0805 are much better and sturdy that those supplied previously.

In conclusion, all we can say that Mini 0805 is a welcome upgrade with serious improvements in video quality minus some really frustrating defects. This makes it a good choice for someone who wants an excellent dash cam around $100.

Don’t forget to take a look at Mini 0805’s day and night time video sample that we’ve got for you below.

Here’s a list of things that you get in the package:

  1. Mini 0805 dash cam
  2. User Manual
  3. Power cable
  4. Adhesive mount with/without GPS module
  5. USB cable

Here’s a snapshot of what you get in the package.

Having looked at that, here’s a list of Pros and Cons of Mini 0805:

Pros:

  1. Very good video quality
  2. Affordable (around $100, check latest price)
  3. Discreet
  4. External emergency button
  5. Over heating & mounting bracket wobbling issue resolved

Cons:

  1. No Wi-Fi

Mini 0805 Dash Cam – Video Samples

We request you to view the video in full screen and choose the maximum resolution; this will give you a better understanding of video quality captured by the dashboard camera.

Day Time Video Sample:

As evident from the video, the day time video quality of Mini 0805 has improved significantly; major technical upgrades work really well and the dash cam captures really impressive video.

 Night Time Video Sample:

While the day time video quality has improved tremendously, the night time video quality has seen more improvement. There’s a lot of detail that Mini 0805 captures even in such low light conditions. We can safely say that, at night, 0805 outperforms many other, much expensive, dash cams.

Mini 0805 Dash Cam – Our Verdict

So, if you’re looking for a super discreet, affordable, reliable and tried & trusted dash cam that can record stunning day and night time videos at 1296p (Super HD) then Mini 0805 is a perfect choice for you.

Priced at around $100 (at the time of writing, Amazon US, check latest price), the Mini 0805 is a kick ass dash cam to have. It definitely gets a big seal of approval from us.

However, if you’re ok with investing a bit more on a dash cam then do have a look at KDLINKS X1 (one of the highest rated dash cams ever).

Where To Buy?

You can check latest price and buy Mini 0805 from following vendors.

Amazon US

FoxOffer.com (FREE Worldwide Shipping)

GearBest.com (FREE Worldwide Shipping)

GeekBuying.com

Amazon CA

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