Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Good IP cameras you get now quite cheap, among other things, due to various discounters and of course the thriving online trade.

But what if I tell you that you can get a good panoramic IP camera 360 degrees from a reputable provider for around $50?

Sounds too good to be true, right? I would agree with that, but good products at low prices are nothing new at Asian manufacturer Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Panoramic Smart IP Camera

Price: $47.99 use coupon: GBmidyear2018 10% OFF from 2018/6/18 to 2018/6/30

360-degree and 210 degrees wide angle lens, Video Resolution: 720p with 1024 by 2048 pixels, Interphone, Night Vision, Remote Control

Xiaomi Xiaofang Panoramic Smart IP Camera

Price: $47.99 use coupon: GBmidyear2018 10% OFF from 2018/6/18 to 2018/6/30

360-degree and 210 degrees wide angle lens, Video Resolution: 720p with 1024 by 2048 pixels, Interphone, Night Vision, Remote Control

These offer with the Xiaomi Xiaofang in our review at first glance extremely cheap and hopefully also very good home security camera with 360 degrees.

But can a camera with HD resolution for $50 really good? Let’s try this out in the test of Xiaomi Xiaofang!

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Specifications

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Specs
Sensors:1024 x 2048 pixels with HD resolution
Lens: Dual lens and image chips with 360 degrees
Infrared light:3pcs for 850nm light
Connection: 2.4G WiFi 802.11 b / g / n
Storage: mircoSD up to 64 GB
Weight: 180 gram
Size: 36 x 101 x 36 mm
Price: $48

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Design and Appearance

Many cheap panoramic IP cameras, which are also available at discounters, often look really cheap, otherwise, you can not say that.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

The Xiaomi Xiaofang in our analisis, however, makes a very good and send the first impression.

Who has this Xiaomi Xiaofang 360 camera specs in his apartment, must not be ashamed of this.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

The camera is quite small, but the case consists of a pretty high-quality black plastic. On the sides are a kind of eyes embedded, which can turn vertically and houses the camera. Also in this eye are the three IR LEDs.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

The connections of the IP camera are distributed on its underside and back. On the bottom, we find a setup button as well as a slot for a microSD memory card, as well as the micro USB port which is used for the power supply.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

On the back of a normal USB port is attached, which can also be used for storage media.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

If you buy the Xiaomi Xiaofang, do not forget that the enclosed power supply has, of course, no Ebglish plug!

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

However, you can work with a simple adapter or simply use your own power adapter.

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Setup and Installation

Here we see how to setup Xiaomi camera in this test. The setup of the Xiaomi Xiaofang IP camera is via the MI Home app. This app is available for iOS and Android.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

At the first start, you will be asked for the region. Important here you have to try something if necessary!

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

The Xiaomi Xiaofang 360 camera software can only be used if you select a region in which it is officially available! In case of doubt, Mainland China selects, where all Xiaomi products are available. If you have made a mistake here, no problem, the region can be changed in the settings.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

After creating a Xiaomi account of IP camera Android app, you can choose to add a new product to the app. The Mi Home app not only supports the Xiaomi Xiaofang IP camera, but also all other Xiaomi products.

Selects the right camera when adding. Here you can also see the first possible problems, the Mi Home App has some of a colorful mixture of Chinese and English. Here you just have to follow the logic or the pictures.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

If you have selected the right camera you have to press the Setup button on the bottom of the camera. In the app now selects the desired wireless network and enter the password.

The app now creates a QR code, which you have to hold in front of the camera. If the camera has recognized the QR code, this will be confirmed to you by Chinese speech output (the camera says 1-2 longer sentences, it is not important to understand this).

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Then the camera connects to your Wi-Fi and is included in the app!

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Features and Functions

Unfortunately, parts of the app are unfortunately in Chinese, but you can find your way around with a little thought and experimenting.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

If the app shows you more Chinese text, you have to enter the app settings! There you can set the language to almost completely English!

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

What can the Xiaomi Xiaofang IP camera do we look at our review? If you start the Mi Home app and call the camera you will first receive the live view with the possibility to save photos and videos manually.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

You also have the option for 2-way communication and the horizontal and vertical rotation of the camera.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Of course, this live view can be used all over the world, not just in the home network!

In the settings, you can adjust the settings for automatic recording. Important! The Xiaomi Xiaofang in the test has no cloud storage or the like. So your shots will not all be uploaded to China.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Recordings are stored locally on a microSD memory card or if you have a Xiaomi WLAN router with the built-in hard disk, recordings can also be stored on it.

My 64GB microSD memory card was also easily recognized by the camera. If the memory card is full, you can set the oldest recordings to be deleted first.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

You can also specify a time slot for the camera to record or not to record.

Additionally, there is the possibility to set up alarms. When an alarm is triggered, a video will also be recorded and you will receive a notification. Alarms are triggered as usual by movements, here you can select in three stages how sensitive the motion detection should be.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Also possible is a release by fire alarm! A very interesting feature! The Xiaomi Xiaofang 360 IP camera in the review can detect the beeping of fire alarms and warn you when you are not at home that a fire alarm has gone off. I think a very useful feature!

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Recordings are stored on a local memory card as already mentioned. The recordings can be accessed either by removing the memory card or by the Mi Home app. In the latter, the recordings are sorted chronologically and can be accessed from anywhere.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Thus, the Xiaomi Xiaofang in the analisis offers all the classic IP camera 360-degree features. In addition, there are also a few bonus features.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

For example, the camera can automatically follow movements.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Very cool is the time lapse feature. You can use the Xiaomi Xiaofang to take time-lapse shots of, for example, sunsets or similar things. You can define second distances in the app for this, in each of which a picture is taken, which are then put together at the end. Here you have the choice between one picture every second and one picture per day.

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Picture Quality

An important factor is, of course, the image quality. I already mentioned that the Xiaomi Xiaofang records HD resolution with 1024 by 2048 pixels, but HD is not HD.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Qualitatively, the Xiaomi Xiaofang is fine! This is not the very sharpest camera I’ve seen so far, but for a less than $100 camera, the new 360 camera has great video and picture quality!

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Details such as faces can be easily recognized at a medium distance.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Even in the dark, the camera cuts a fine figure, even if the IR LEDs are not the strongest. With large living rooms, you will not experience perfect illumination. However, in this person, etc. can be seen absolutely easily.

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Conclusions and Reviews

It is unbelievable how good the Xiaomi Xiaofang 360 home camera is for around $50 in our review! This is one of the best IP cameras 360 degrees I’ve ever had on my hands.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

This is not only due to the good picture quality, but also the great design and the good app.

The latter, of course, is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the app offers many useful features.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018

Here I found in addition to the security camera base features, the fire alarm detection is particularly interesting but on the other hand.

For users who are a bit more crafty, the Xiaomi Xiaofang is highly recommended! Under $50 you will hardly receive anything comparable from another device.

Xiaomi Xiaofang: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Already now you can buy new Xiaomi Xiaofang 360 camera for your house at a cheaper and low price for only $47.99. It has many positive aspects, such as compactness and the quality of video recording as for a 360-degree camera in 2018.

Xiaomi Xiaofang Panoramic Smart IP Camera

Price: $47.99 use coupon: GBmidyear2018 10% OFF from 2018/6/18 to 2018/6/30

360-degree and 210 degrees wide angle lens, Video Resolution: 720p with 1024 by 2048 pixels, Interphone, Night Vision, Remote Control

Xiaomi Xiaofang Panoramic Smart IP Camera

Price: $47.99 use coupon: GBmidyear2018 10% OFF from 2018/6/18 to 2018/6/30

360-degree and 210 degrees wide angle lens, Video Resolution: 720p with 1024 by 2048 pixels, Interphone, Night Vision, Remote Control

Xiaomi Xiaofang Review: Panoramic Smart IP Camera with 360 Degree 2018 was last modified: June 15th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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