Xiaomi Aqara G2H Review: Almost flawless cheap camera

While browsing foreign reviews and forums, we found that there are many users who enjoy the camera Xiaomi Aqara G2H buy to support Apple HomeKit. That’s why we tried it not only in the native Android application, but also in the apple smart home. Before we start with the review, it is important to mention that this is a Chinese version. American is also sold, but the vast majority on the Czech internet you will find Chinese.

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Package Contents Xiaomi Aqara G2H

In the package of the Xiaomi Aqara G2H camera, you will find everything you would expect from a security camera. In addition to it, it is located here charging adapterHowever, which is American and if you want to use it, you have to buy it reduction. Fortunately, you can use any other adapter, of which we have a lot at home. It is also here USB-A/micro-USB kabel, on which we especially appreciate its length. It will literally serve anywhere for proper installation special sheet metal washer and there is also a brief manual, which is in Chinese.

Design a funkce Xiaomi Aqara G2H

The Xiaomi Aqara G2H indoor camera is for sale now in four different variants so you can choose which one fits your home. We get a choice of blue, orange, white and yellow variants. Of course, most materials are plastic and the overall dimensions are 82.4 x 56.5 x 50.5 millimeters. On the front there is the lens itself, which can shoot video in maximum Full HD resolution and its field of view is 140 degrees.

If you want (for example, to save space), you can switch the Xiaomi Aqara G2H camera up to 720p mode. Of course, there is also a night mode, which is not the best, but it is enough for basic use at home. If you look against the light, you will see too motion sensor and LEDwhich indicates whether the camera is shooting. On the back is then located except The micro-USB port also has a loud speaker. You will use it not only when setting up the camera but also if you want to talk to your home remotely. When we first installed the camera on the windowsill, my friend didn’t notice her, so we shouted from the car what was rolling on the couch and why the dishes hadn’t been washed yet. We didn’t get a hot dinner, but it was worth it.

At the bottom is then located except code for connection to Apple HomeKit, microSD card slot and stand, which can be handled quite well. The button on the top is used to connect other Aqara accessories.

Xiaomi Aqara G2H image and sound quality

The Xiaomi Aqara G2H can record images in maximum resolution 1080p at 24 FPS. As we said, you can reduce it to 720p or leave the automatic mode on. The quality of the video is quite sufficient for the control of the household and the night mode will definitely not disappoint. However, the microphone and speaker will not disappoint either. Of course, the quality is not at the same level as the classic devices that are intended for communication, but we were still pleasantly surprised.

One day we accidentally left the TV on, which is about two meters away from the camera, and yet we easily heard what was playing in it. Likewise, the speaker, which is relatively loud, does not growl and makes no unpleasant noises. In short, if you want, you can arrange it quite comfortably via the camera.

Xiaomi Aqara G2H also serves as a Zigbee headquarters

Undisputed and in our opinion one of the main advantages of the Xiaomi Aqara G2H camera is a fact that it also serves as Zigbee headquarters. So you can use it control dozens of other devices such as various sensors, lighting, smart locks, controllers, thermostats or sockets. Aqara’s offer is relatively wide and constantly growing.

What is a Zigbee?

Zigbee is a wireless technology that is similar in many ways to Bluetooth technology. Thanks to it, we can use the phone to control our smart home, from turning on the socket through adjusting the color of the light to controlling the blinds. It works up to a distance of 75 meters and thanks to its compatibility you can connect more devices, even from different manufacturers.

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It is not a problem to create a complete smart home. It should be mentioned that if you have a Chinese version of the Xiaomi Aqara G2H camera, you must select China as the region in the application, otherwise the camera does not pair with the application. Her too you will not connect to 5 GHz Wi-Fi so you have to settle for the 2.4 GHz band.

How to pair other Zigbee devices?

Working with Zigbee technology is very easy. Just hold the top button on the camera for 5 seconds, then hold the button on the device for 3 seconds and you’re done in a few seconds. If you do not want to connect the device after this procedure, it is of course also through the application on the phone, where you just click on the plus button in the upper right corner and then select your device.

What are the options for Xiaomi Aqara G2H?

As we said, we tested the camera using both Apple HomeKit and Aqara Home. As for HomeKit, the possibilities are quite large. You can watch the live broadcast from the camera on your phone, use the button to activate the microphone on your phone and start talking. The sound then gets into the camera with a delay of about 0.5 seconds, so you can communicate remotely with your family or shout at your cat to stop scratching your carpet (it really works).

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