Top five best Nextbase dash cams for 2020
By Louise Muyanja
UK-based Nextbase currently has 10 dash cams on the market, ranging from entry-level models priced at around £30, right through to advanced systems costing up to £200.
Nextbase devices offer plenty of different features. Standard options include night-time vision and file protection. Models with GPS will record where you were and how fast you were travelling – good to prove you were driving safely, should you need to. Advanced features include 4K recording, polarising lenses to stop glare, and double cameras for more than one view.
Cost isn't always an indicator of quality, though, and there are also some real duds you should avoid. Only Which? testing goes to the extensive lengths needed to definitively say whether a Nextbase dash cam will keep you safe - both on the road and in the court room. Our bespoke test programme covers every aspect of each model to create the most detailed dash cam reviews on the web.
We can help you choose an excellent Nextbase dash cam and avoid the disappointing ones. In the table below, we reveal the best Nextbase dash cams from our testing, with models to suit different budgets and needs.
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Best Nextbase dash cams
This is the highest-scoring dash cam we've ever tested, it also has a lofty price tag to match. Not only does the top-of-the-line 4K lens capture footage in crystal-clear quality, but this dash cam it’s still incredibly easy to use and has a host of useful features - from parking mode to wi-fi. If you want a high quality dash cam that ticks all the boxes, and your budget can stretch to it, this is the perfect one to choose. Log in to see which model we're talking about.
It might not be cheap but our tests found that this premium dash cam is totally worth its price. This compact dash cam manages to pull off detailed and good quality footage, an enviable roster of features and it’s easy to use. It’s no wonder this is the highest-scoring model in its range.
This premium Nextbase dash cam may have caught your eye for its high-range specs, but our tests prove that it does its job really well, too. Put simply, it has everything you’d want from a dash cam – brilliant recording quality, it’s easy to use and it has more than enough to offer where features are concerned. It comes at a price but it’s definitely worth it.
If you’re looking for a dash cam that does a good job for a reasonable price, you’ve met your mate with this one. It’s a good value dash cam that produces sharp and clear recordings. Not to mention that it’s a breeze to set up and use - we’re definitely impressed. It might not have all the bells and whistles you’ll find on the 422GW, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct as of March 2020.
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And here are three Nextbase dash cams to avoid
Nextbase may have produced some top-notch devices, but even Britain's most popular brand isn't perfect. With most models having such similar looks and names it can be surprisingly easy to pick up a dud. Make sure you don't opt for any of these Don't Buys.
Worst Nextbase dash cams
Unfortunately, this Nextbase dash cam couldn’t keep up with the rest. It fell through the cracks in a number of areas, but most importantly its footage was disappointing and lacking a lot of detail. Its only redeeming feature is that it's easy to use, but this still wasn’t enough to excuse how it performed elsewhere.
How much do Nextbase dash cams cost?
Nextbase is undoubtedly one of the more 'premium' brands in the dash cam market. It's prolific, storied, and made in the UK - as a result, prices can get pretty steep.
One model costs as much as £200. When Nextbase releases a new, top-of-the-line model it usually costs around the £150 mark, though. There are then some cheaper, less advanced, models that cost as little as £30. The brand's prices aren't immune to fluctuation or sales, either - it can sometimes be worth waiting for prices to come down, if you can.
That's quite a large spread, and it's rare to find a dash cam either more expensive than the most expensive Nextbase model, or cheaper than the cheapest one.
Choosing the best Nextbase dash cam
Knowing what to look for in a Nextbase dash cam can be tough, primarily because of its naming conventions. Every dash cam released by Nextbase shares the 'iN-CAR CAM' prefix, be it cheap or expensive, feature-rich or basic.
The confusion can be alleviated slightly if you look at the number used in the dash cam's name. The iN-CAR CAM 101 Go is the cheapest Nextbase we've tested, while the iN-CAR CAM 512G Ultra is the most expensive single camera we've tested from the brand.
The price of the numbers in between tend to scale with their name - however, it's important to remember that price is no indication of quality.
If you're looking for other products from Nextbase to get a feel for the brand there isn't actually much else to see. Dash cams are the company's bread and butter, with only a few in-car TV-DVD combis, some wireless headphones and various mounts to its name otherwise. Right now you won't find Nextbase anywhere else on our website.