Vantrue N4 3 Channel 4K Dash Cam Review

I never understood how vital dashcams were until I really needed them. Oddly enough, I’ve spent countless hours over the past year scouring Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, watching a myriad of chilling and revealing dashcam videos that captured senseless car crashes, chilling incidents of road rage, car break-ins and more auto-related events. And while I was definitely surprised by many of these videos, I wasn’t convinced to pull the trigger on having a dashcam in my own car because I wondered if I would ever need one. Well, I learned very quickly that I had.

A few months ago a driver swept the front of my car into a parking lot and drove off, and because I was unable to identify his license plate and the event was not recorded on camera, I was at the top of a stream when it came time to file an insurance claim that cost $1,000. It was after this heartbreaking and costly event that I decided to trust all the signs and consider investing in a dashcam that would be easy to use, affordable, and super reliable. I certainly never wanted to be in a bind like this again, and after looking into it, I was surprised at how affordable dashcams are.

Dashcams have been around for a long time, and those sold today are state-of-the-art and effective. The best ones you can buy capture many views at the same time – interior, exterior and rear – and keep all events around and in your vehicle documented, stored and ready to share in case you need to use them.

And while there are a number of dash cams you can buy, there are very few brands that have such great reviews as Vanture. After some initial research and reading extensive reviews of all their different dashcams, I decided to give the Vantrue N4 3 Channel 4K Dash Cam a try and see if it lived up to the overwhelming number of 5 star reviews. I wanted a camera that captures a full 360 degree view of my vehicle and helps me feel safe on the road.

Vanture 3 Chanel 4K Dash Cam

From $300

What I immediately liked about the Vantrue N4 3 Channel 4K Dash Cam was how easy it was to install it in my SUV. I was able to put it all together and get it ready on my own in about forty-five minutes without relying too much on the manual to guide me. And, if forty-five minutes seems too long, it’s not the camera editing that takes the most time; it runs the wire from the rear camera to the front of the vehicle, but all it takes is patience and ingenuity, and from there it’s incredibly easy.

After installing and setting up the indoor/outdoor camera and rear camera, I took the dashcam out for a spin to get a full view of the image quality. I noticed right away how much the 4K image appeared on the footage. Everything from license plates, road signs, distant vehicles – you name it – were highly visible, clear and easy to identify in the footage. And if you’re worried that you won’t be able to capture the footage you might need, rest assured: dashcam footage is stored on a memory card. You will need to buy a 32GB to 256GB memory card for the dashcam as Vantrue does not supply one, but you can buy one from Vantrue, or find a number of different reputable ones sold on Amazon.

Even at night, dashcam footage is incredibly clear. Although I haven’t had to use it yet, the camera also comes with a built-in G-Sensor, which detects and records crashes and locks the recorded video to prevent it from being lost or overwritten on the whole line. With this nifty feature, you don’t have to worry about the camera losing footage that you might need to access later, like for an insurance claim or a police report. Even camera sound records exceptionally well, although there’s the option to mute the sound if you wish.

What I like most about the Vantrue N4 3 Channel 4K Dash Cam is the peace of mind it gives me knowing I don’t have to drive anxiously. After my incident a few months ago, I am more suspicious of the drivers around me, but I know that if anything unfortunate happens I will have a solid video to back up my claim in case I am not in mistake.

From my perspective, it’s better to have about $200 on a dash cam that you can use for years to come than $1,000 on an insurance claim that you wish you could have avoided if only you had invested in a dashcam. I’ve been there and done it and I can tell you the dashcam is worth the investment.

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