When comparing the BlackVue DR970X-2CH to the Vantrue X4S Duo, you are comparing a premium dash cam to a budget dash cam. The DR970X-2CH obviously has more features whereas the Vantrue X4S Duo provides the essential dash cam features, but in 4K. Good attempt.
However, video quality-wise, the BlackVue DR970X-2CH still delivers better footage, thanks to its 8MP Sony STARVIS sensors and a newly upgraded image processor and ISP tuning. While the Vantrue X4S Duo also carries 8MP Omnivision, the footage is still incomparable with BlackVue. It reminds us of how Vantrue markets its N4 dash cam as a real 4K when in fact, it’s not.
Built-in connectivity features of the DR970X-2CH are also worth highlighting: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Cloud Connectivity. The Vantrue X4S Duo has these as well, but the GPS is optional, which can be inconvenient if you want to know where your vehicle is. Unlike with the BlackVue DR970X-2CH and Cloud, you won't have to worry about locating your vehicle, being informed, or staying connected because the BlackVue Cloud already does everything you need for your car's security - wherever you are.
Again, BlackVue is a high-end dash cam. If you choose security, peace of mind, and convenience of managing your vehicle in the long run, the DR970X-2CH is a worthwhile purchase, considering its global industry reputation.
If you're willing to settle for lesser features, the Vantrue X4S Duo might suffice, but don't expect it to be an all-rounder companion for you, like what the BlackVue does.