Vantrue N2 Pro Dash Cam Review – A world first

Key features:

  • Display 1.5 inch TFT LCD (4:3) 
  • Motion detection 
  • Near-360° protection: 
    • Front lens: 170° full 6 layer glass lens with F/1.8 wide aperture. 
    • Rear lens: 140° F/2.0 wide aperture lens. 
  • Video: H.264 compression; MP4
  • External memory: 256GB max (Class 10 micro SD card is not included)
  • USB Port USB 2.0, Mini
  • Battery 250mAh
  • G-Sensor
  • Parking mode to provide surveillance on your car even when parked
  • Audio recording (on/off option)
  • Optional GPS add on 
  • High Temp protection 
  • Automatic time lapse function
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The Vantrue N2 Pro Dual packs a lot of features in a compact package. It’s the world’s first dual HD video from front and back cameras, with almost 360 degrees of visual coverage, and high quality night vision mode, making it the perfect dash cam for taxis and ridesharing drivers who require extra security. 

So let’s chat more about the Vantrue N2 Pro Dual’s features; the things that make it stand out from the others in this competitive market.

Size and set up

From the moment we pulled it out of its box, we were please by its neat size. The Vantrue N2 Pro Dual was both small and very easy to setup. The dash cam has a reliable mount with a pass-through power connector. While sorting out the cabling was quite a time-consuming task, it certainly wasn’t complex. The user manual was very helpful, with plenty of good visuals to support with the installation. 

Mounting the camera was a little more difficult because of its dual lens which is set up from the front of the car, however it was a matter of finding the optimal spot to capture both angles. 

Overall, the set up was a positive experience where all you need to do is plug and play.

Video quality and vison

The Vantrue N2 Pro is the world’s first HD dual dash cam, and we were blown away by the quality of the footage. The product is based on the powerful Novatek NT96660 CPU, equipped with advanced Sony Exmor IMX323 (rear cam) and OV4689 (front cam) image sensor, simultaneously capturing the road ahead (170°) and within the car (140°) in crystal details at dual 1920x1080P 30fps. Alternatively, you can switch the front cam on only to record the road ahead at 2560x1440P @30fps or 1920x1080P @60fps, which then capture license plates. The Vantrue N2 Pro can easily capture more than five lanes of traffic with clear-cut clarity; this level of detail is something many other dash cams lack. During the night and during low light periods, the infrared night vision feature helps to make your driving safer during night, using technology to carefully balance the light and dark areas of the video. Safe to say I was impressed by the night video quality. As I mentioned earlier, the Vantrue N2 Pro provides near-360° protection. With a 170° front facing and 140° rear facing camera in one body, N2 pro captures road front and inside the car simultaneously, yet the rear cam is 80° rotatable, a full protection on the go! This is the ideal style of dash cam for taxis and ridesharing companies.

Audio quality

During the play-back, I found the audio quality to be surprisingly very good, with the Vantrue N2 Pro Dual featuring a built-in microphone. I can see how a quality feature like this would come in handy for a police statement or insurance claim. However, this can be easily switched off by the switch of a button.

Safety features

Packed with added safety features, the Vantrue N2 Pro Dual is the gift that keeps on giving.

The dash cam has a seamless loop recording which overwrites the oldest footage with the newest upon filling a micro SD card to capacity. The cam has a G-sensor which auto detects a sudden shake/collision and emergency locks the footage to an event file folder to prevent this particular video from an accidently overwrite.

As well as this, Vantrue N2 Pro Dual has a parking monitor feature which uses motion sensors to automatically detect and record movement while your car is parked. This feature would be improved if the dash cam was hardwired to the car’s battery because the in-built battery of the dash cam only lasts a couple of minutes.

The N2 Pro dual dash cam is safe even under extremely hot conditions, such as Summer in Florida. It can effectively withstand and function within a temperature range of -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features not automatically included

I am always reluctant to pay for ‘extras’ when I buy a quality product. In this instance, it was GPS functionality and a micro SD card.

But I know just how important the GPS information about time, location and speed are in the event of an accident. It is a relatively small cost of about $30, with no extra cables required, just a simple swap of the windscreen mount, so naturally, I purchased for the extra peace of mind.

I also suggest you invest in a large micro SD card. The high quality video on the Vantrue N2 Pro dual results in a lot of storage space used.

Our verdict

The Vantrue N2 Pro Dual is a high quality dash cam, with exceptional video footage during both the day and night. It is compact in size and not invasive for a driver, sitting very neatly on the windscreen. Since it has a dual lens and such a wide view, it provides in-car security for the driver, making it the perfect dash cam for taxis and ride sharing companies. I believe that GPS features are a must for insurance claims, and like many other entry-level dash cams GPS is an extra feature. For your own peace of mind, this is a worthy investment and add-on, providing you with a quality dash cam with all of the necessary features to keep you safe.