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Miofive 4K Review

This 4K dash cam does a great job capturing clear footage, day and night
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miofive 4k dash cam review
Credit: Miofive
Price:  $150 List
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Manufacturer:   Miofive
By Matt Spencer and Rebecca Glades  ⋅  May 25, 2023
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RANKED
#3 of 11
  • Video Quality - 40% 7.9
  • Video Capture - 25% 7.7
  • Interface - 25% 6.0
  • Visual Footprint - 10% 6.0
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Our Verdict

Equipped with 4K resolution and a wide 140-degree field of view (FOV), the Miofive 4K provides sharp and detailed daytime footage. The menu is easy to navigate and easily viewed with its 2.2-inch LCD screen. This top-performing dash cam includes a sensitive G-Sensor, time-lapse videos, GPS location services, and a mobile app for easy viewing and downloading. Unfortunately, it only includes one forward-facing camera, and its size makes it noticeable when driving around.
REASONS TO BUY
Great features
4K resolution
Menu is easy to operate
REASONS TO AVOID
Large size
Only one camera
Buttons are confusing

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Pros Great features, 4K resolution, menu is easy to operateGreat video quality, second cab-facing cameraStellar recording reliability, three-minute clips, 4K videoBudget-friendly, parking mode, auto-on, small profileLane departure warning, collision ahead warning, 'OK Garmin' voice commands, GPS location, tiny footprint
Cons Large size, only one camera, buttons are confusingPricey, relatively bulkyLicense plates hard to read at night, difficult to adjust angle, large footprintGrainy night vision, small screenNo backup battery, no LCD screen, so-so adhesive mount
Bottom Line This 4K dash cam does a great job capturing clear footage, day and nightCurrently the best rideshare model due to its great video quality and second cameraA dash cam that offers 4K footage, 150-degree field of view, and continuous recording to ensure you never miss a beatAn affordable device that offers a small footprint, minimal convenience features, and sub-par night visionA teensy dash cam with fun and useful features like voice command and Event Detection G Sensor
Rating Categories Miofive 4K Vantrue N2 Pro Uber... Rove R2-4K Vantrue N1 Pro Garmin Mini 2
Video Quality (40%)
7.9
8.7
7.9
5.4
4.7
Video Capture (25%)
7.7
7.5
7.7
7.3
5.9
Interface (25%)
6.0
6.1
3.2
5.4
3.8
Visual Footprint (10%)
6.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
8.0
Specs Miofive 4K Vantrue N2 Pro Uber... Rove R2-4K Vantrue N1 Pro Garmin Mini 2
Forward Camera Field of View 140º 170º 150º 160º 140º
Forward Camera Resolution 2160p 1440p 2160p 1080p 1080p
Screen Size 2.2" 1.5" 2.4" 1.5" N/A
Event Detection G Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cabin Camera No Yes No No No
Camera Dimensions L x W x H 4-1/2" x 1-5/8" x 1-3/16" 3-4/5" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" 1-1/5" x 2-4/5 x 2-1/2" 2-1/2" x 2" x 1-3/8" 1-1/4" x 2-1/8" x 1-1/8"
Built-in Wi-Fi? Yes No Yes No No

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Miofive incorporates an impressive 4K resolution to provide clear, crisp photos and videos. This camera impressed us with its daytime performance, allowing us to easily read license plates and road signs. Its interface is on the larger side, with a 2.2-inch LCD screen that is easy to spot and well-lit.

Performance Comparison


The Miofive 4K easily clicks on and off its mount.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Video Quality


The Miofive boasts an impressive 4K resolution with a 140-degree field of view. Given this, its daytime video quality is excellent. We had no trouble reading license plates or street signs when rewatching the footage. Its nighttime quality was decent but not great.

The Miofive nighttime video quality caused it to fall short in this metric.
Credit: GearLab Staff

We were still able to read plates and signs, but when any light source was introduced, it completely washed out the video. So, there's no chance of reading the plates of an oncoming vehicle. Overall, the Miofive did well in this metric, providing sharp and accurate details that diminished when the sun went down.

The Miofive 4K has great daytime video quality. We could easily see...
The Miofive 4K has great daytime video quality. We could easily see license plates and signs.
Though it's not exceptionally clear, the Miofive still performed...
Though it's not exceptionally clear, the Miofive still performed well at night.

Video Capture


The Miofive 4K has one forward-facing camera that records clips in one-minute lengths. It includes a G-Sensor, which detects a sudden stop or collision and locks the recorded clip. The 4K was sensitive enough to set off the G-Sensor with a hard brake. The device begins recording as soon as you turn on your car, so you don't have to think much about it. It includes WiFi connectivity and a mobile app for easy viewing and uploading. Additionally, the camera has a built-in GPS that monitors speed and coordinates. This feature will also note the location of an accident.

miofive 4k dash cam review - the miofive doesn't always need to be plugged in and still runs fine...
The Miofive doesn't always need to be plugged in and still runs fine while being charged.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Interface


The 4K has a medium-sized 2.2-inch LCD screen. The screen is bright, crisp, and easy to see. Here, you'll find menu options for the footage gallery, settings, and a manual emergency record. The gallery includes loop videos, time-lapses, emergency videos, parking guards, and photos. There are options for WiFi connection, AI settings, and more within the settings tab. The menu is fairly straightforward and easy to get around. However, the control touch buttons are small and have no haptic response. Finding these features can be a challenge as they are located on the side and out of eyesight.

The Miofive 4K has an easy to use interface with plenty of settings.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Visual Footprint


This dash cam has a minimalistic design that attaches to the windshield with an adhesive mount. It is long and skinny with dimensions of roughly 4.5" x 1.7". The footprint is on the larger side and is noticeable when driving around. It can be rotated up and down on its mount to get that perfect angle. The camera has a built-in battery and doesn't need to be plugged in constantly. However, for extended use, an additional hardwire kit can be installed.

Should you buy the Miofive 4K?


The Miofive 4K performs on par with options that are double the price. It has excellent daytime video quality with its 4K resolution and 140-degree field of view. If you need to see license plates or road signs, this is a great option. It includes some great features like GPS location, WiFi connection, a mobile app, and more. Its interface wasn't our favorite of the bunch, and it's on the larger side. However, if you're searching for a device with clear footage and great features, the Miofive is worth considering.

miofive 4k dash cam review - the miofive is on the larger side, measuring roughly 4.5 inches...
The Miofive is on the larger side, measuring roughly 4.5 inches across.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

What other dash cams should you consider?


If you're looking for the smallest option, the Garmin Mini 2 is worth checking out. This camera has a tiny footprint, no screen, and is hardly noticeable. If you want the best and aren't too concerned about prices, the Nextbase 622GW is an excellent option. This camera has a large touch screen, 4K resolution, Alexa support, and SOS services.

Matt Spencer and Rebecca Glades
 

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