AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Is it really as good as everyone says?

Akaso Company released the new action camera in 2020. It is called Akaso Brave 6 Plus. About 8 months ago, I have already tested the Akaso V50 Elite action camera, and I really liked it.

The new action camera is about $20 cheaper than the previous one. However, the main features look the same.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Both of them have 4K video resolution, 20MP photo resolution, electronic image stabilization, touch screen, voice control, waterproof case, Wi-Fi support, and other features.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

OK, I suggest to start the review with unboxing, and then look at the design, mobile application, photo, and video footage.

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Unboxing

The new action camera from Akaso comes in this white box.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

You can see the image of the action camera and model name on the front side. On the back, there is a list of main features.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Opening the box, you will find a greeting message from Akaso Company. As you can see, Tommy Caldwell is the ambassador of Akaso. This is a popular American rock climber.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

The action camera in a waterproof case is located on the right side, while accessories are on the left.

Like the previous Akaso action cameras, the new Brave 6 Plus has many accessories. They come in these three pouches.

You know, I don’t use most of these accessories because I don’t ride a bike or do active sports. However, if you do that, they are really useful for you.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

I found useful for me this remote control, two batteries, waterproof case and USB cable. By the way, I want to draw your attention to this charger. It can charge two batteries at once. Very good.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

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Design

Talking about the design of Akaso Brave 6 Plus, the new action camera looks different from the previous ones. First, the right and left side faces are blue. They contrast with the main black body. I like that.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

On the left side, there is a battery compartment and memory card slot.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

On the right, we can see the speaker, USB Type-C port, and micro HDMI port.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

On the front, there is the name of the action camera, a small microphone hole, lens, and power button with an LED circle.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

On the back, there is a touch screen and company logo.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

The recording button is on the top. These two buttons are used to zoom in up to 8 times.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

The camera does not have a tripod thread, but you can use a protective backdoor that comes in the package.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

By the way, I forgot to tell you about the dimensions. The size of Akaso Brave 6 Plus is 60 by 40 by 25 cm. The weight is about 82 grams.

I think that’s all about the design of the action camera. The build quality is pretty good for a budget camera, and I like these blue side faces.

Now let’s look at the screen and settings menu.

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Settings menu

As I already said, the display is touch-sensitive. So, you can tap on the screen, but also you can use physical buttons on the top so navigate in the settings menu. It is very useful when you use a waterproof case underwater.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

On the main screen, you can see remaining time to shoot video, microSD card, battery level, video/photo mode, resolution, and settings menu.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Swipe up to open the main menu. Here we can choose video mode, photo mode, as well as to enter video settings, photo settings, and camera settings.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

In the video settings menu, you can choose the video mode, such as normal, driving, time-lapse, slow motion, and others.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Then, you can change the video resolution from 720p 60fps to 4K 30FPS. This action camera doesn’t not support 60FPS at 4K resolution.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Also, it is better to enable image stabilization.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

In general, Akaso Brave 6 Plus has many video settings.

In the photo settings menu, you can also choose photo mode, resolution, shutter interval, etc.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

The camera settings has the following options: upside down, filter, scene mode, voice control, diving mode, indicator light, screen saver, auto-power off, date, time, language, and so on.

I like Akaso action cameras because they have many settings, so you can set up the camera, as you want.

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Application

Akaso Brave 6 Plus action camera has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can connect it to the smartphone. First, you need to download the app Akaso Go application. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Then, press and hold this button to enable Wi-Fi on the camera.

Go to Wi-Fi settings on the smartphone, and select the device.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

Now, you can open the Akaso Go application.

On the main screen, there are two options: record video and take photos. There is also a gallery icon in the bottom left corner.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

The settings menu has about the same options as on the camera itself. To be honest, it is more comfortable for me to set up the camera in the app than on the camera.

Finally, let’s look at the real videos and photos. I will not comment on them so you can evaluate the quality and stabilization yourself.

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Real Videos and Photos

You can watch sample videos and photos taken on Akaso Brave 6 Plus action camera in the video on our YouTube channel. The timecode is 04:40.

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Conclusion

In general, I like the image quality of the Akaso Brave 6 Plus action camera. The video is high-detailed and bright. The stabilization is also good. However, it is only in the daytime.

In low light conditions, the image quality drops dramatically. The video is quite grainy.

AKASO Brave 6 Plus REVIEW: Should You Buy It In 2020?

In defense of Akaso Brave 6 Plus, it is the problem of any budget action camera.

You know, there are no new action cameras in 2020, and Brave 6 Plus is one of the few good cameras of this year. You should pay attention to it if you are looking for a budget action camera.

$125.99
Amazon.com
$119.99
Akasotech.com
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