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Nextbase 522GW

Nextbase 522GW
alaScore 92

24 reviews

Jun, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Nextbase 522GW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and durability are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed views about the design.

usability, price, portability, durability, image quality

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Nextbase 522GW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brian Cooley (

Best features of new smart dashcams


The 522GW doesn't capture an in-car view but it can be connected to an optional rear-facing camera that captures the road behind. That's handy for the ubiquitous and often disputed rear-end collision. Like many smart dashcams, the Nextbase 522 has...

The first thing you notice about the Nextbase 522 is its prominent proboscis and the fact that it uses Amazon Alexa voice technology, a significant differentiator. Alexa can field the usual in-car music, navigation and smart home requests, and soon new...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Rajesh Das (MashTips)

12 Best Dash Cams to Choose from in 2021


The Nextbase 522GW dash cam has a 3” touchscreen at the back. It gives you a crisp 1440p HD resolution with its wide-angle lens. You also get many additional features with the dashcam. The main one in that is the built-in Alexa functionality. This...

Reasonable pricing Emergency SOS system Wide-angle lens

Video quality could be better No MicroSD card included

Nextbase is a name you can trust when you look for the best dash cams. They have always provided quality products, and Nextbase 522GW is no exception. In fact, this dash camera model is considered to be their best in the lineup.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : CORY GUNTHER (Review Geek)

The Best Tech You Can Upgrade Your Car With


Dash cams are a great way to upgrade your vehicle and protect yourself if an accident strikes. There are several reasons to buy a dash cam, and there's an equally wide range of options. From cheap ones that simply record what's in front of you, to...

We recommend the NextBase 522GW, thanks to a slew of features without a crazy high price tag. You’ll get wide-angle video recording in 1080p or even QuadHD, night mode, and a built-in G-sensor for detecting (and initializing video capture of) accidents...

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Anna Versai (Technowize)

End of Your Search for Best Dash Cams Here!


The Nextbase dashcam offers video quality of 1440p at 30fps or regular 1080p at 60fps. It has a touchscreen with a compact size of 3-inch HD IPS and a viewing angle of 140 degrees. Its features include an integrated GPS to provide a precise location,...

With the help of an internet connection, the dash cam can play music, read news headlines, provide directions, and control smart gadgets that are present at home. In case of collision, the dash cam would immediately alert and call the emergency...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Samuel Huang (

Nextbase 522GW Series 2 Dash Cam Review


Last month, I took a look at the Nextbase 422GW Series 2 Dash Cam. While it's a very good dash cam, it's not the best Nextbase has to offer. That honor goes to the Nextbase 522GW Series 2 Dash Cam. While not that much different from the 422GW, the...

With that said, the Nextbase 522GW is the best dash cam they make right now. The 422GW isn’t far behind and if you don’t need the polarizing filter, you can probably make due with the 422GW as it also allows for the interchangeable modules. I however...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Alistair Charlton, James Artaius, Chris George (

The best dash cam in 2021: constant protection for you and your vehicle


The Nextbase 522GW is a great dash cam for those who want a whole suite of features – including Alexa, GPS and Emergency SOS – but who are also on a budget. The 522GW shoots 2K resolution (1440p) at 30 frames per second, or regular 1080p Full HD at...

Integrated GPS for location & speed dataAlexa voice assistant built inEmergency SOS could be a life-saver

Chunky, unattractive designPerhaps too many features for some

The 522GW works just like an Alexa smart speaker at home, enabling you to play music, hear news headlines, get directions and even control your smart home gadgets while on the road. Emergency SOS can sense a collision and then, if the driver doesn’t...

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (

Nextbase 522GW dash cam review


Outstanding image quality combined with Alexa and Emergency SOS features make this the dash cam to beat

Class-leading video quality ; Great wireless performance ; Amazon Alexa is useful ; Emergency SOS is potentially lifesaving

Design still lags behind competition ; Menu graphics look dated

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Nextbase 522GW


The 522GW is Nextbase's flagship dash cam and offers built-in Alexa, Emergency SOS calling and a polariser. It's compatible with the add-on rear camera modules, should you want front + rear recording.

Sep, 2019

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I bought this for a gift for my husband birthday was so impressed with it I want one for my car now. So easy to fit.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (

If my first dash cam


Really easy to set up. Works perfect. Got the hard wire kit also. Did that myself was simple enough. Trial and error to find the fuse that works with the ignition.

Sep, 2019

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