CREATIVE XP 4G cellular trail camera is more than competitive with its easy setup, budget-friendly data options and efficient technical features for all hunting and security purposes. Yes, it is a bit pricey but you can trust that it is worth every cent that you pay and that you will be making the best out of it. Now, let’s have a closer look at this unique cellular game camera in our CREATIVE XP 4G cellular trail camera review.
CREATIVE XP 4G cellular trail camera comes with a free SIMHERO card that uses AT&T cell towers for data transmission. You can connect it with any US phone or email. In order to receive instant photos or videos, all you need to do is to insert the sim card and then put your phone number or email address into the game camera and you will be set to go. You can activate the sim card online about in only 5 minutes; you will not even need to go to an AT&T shop for the activation process.
With CREATIVE XP 4G, you will not need a yearly contract for the data plan. First of all, go to mysimhero.com to register your game camera and create an account. Enter the sim registration code provided in the package to do that. As soon as you have created the account and registered the unit, you will have 50MB of data for free. 50 MB counts for about 500 photos. Later, if you find this data insufficient you can log on to your account anytime you wish and purchase more data.
Remember that multiple cameras cannot share a single sim card. Each unit will need its own sim card and data plan. You can send or receive photos remotely but unfortunately, camera settings cannot be controlled remotely. You will have to change settings from the camera itself whenever needed.
Image & Video Quality
Creative XP 4G cellular trail camera is triggered by motion and can take 12 MP photos and high definition 1080P videos both in the day and night time. You will have crystal clear and memorable images of wild animals in their natural environment without spooking or disturbing them. You can send photos or videos in their original sizes, too.
Detection Circuit & Trigger Speed
Creative XP 4G cellular game camera features 56pc no-glow IR LEDs that have a 65ft range. By means of its perfect night vision and no-glow flash, you will be able to watch over your property at all times. The trigger speed is 0.35s and you get 3-4 photos per trigger, which is plenty. Furthermore, Creative XP 4G features a 110o wide lens and it will give you a pretty broad angle of vision.
One of the most useful mode options of Creative XP 4G is the time-lapse mode. By using it, you will be able to receive an image every 3 or 45 minutes without receiving motion detected images. Furthermore, you can use its timer to record the field action only during certain periods of time.
Another useful feature is the real-time notifications. You can be on the other side of the country but you will receive a notification whenever there is someone on your property. Consequently, you will know whenever there is a trespasser on the exact moment so that you can take instant action!
Design & Accessories
Creative XP has an IP54 waterproof case in camouflage. Thanks to its sturdy case, Creative XP can stand harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, dust, mud, ice, and snow. It comes with a strap to mount it on a tree or a pole. Moreover, you can set a password so that strangers cannot tamper it.
Creative XP 4G works with 12 AA batteries but unfortunately, the batteries are not included in the package. They need to be purchased separately. Using rechargeable batteries is an option. On the other hand, this device is compatible with solar panels. Therefore, you can use CREATIVEXP solar panel if you do not ever want to run out of power. Another option is to hook it up with a home outlet.
Storage Options & Warranty
Creative XP 4G game camera comes with a 32 GB SD memory card, which does not come with many of the game cameras on the market. It has a feature called the SD cycle that will help you not to run out of memory. This feature automatically deletes the oldest photos and videos so that there is space for the new ones. Plus, it sends you daily status reports to monitor memory usage and the remaining battery life.
Creative XP 4G features a limited lifetime warranty and a US-based technical support team for any inconveniences.
The most important downside of the Creative XP 4G trail camera in our point of view is the lack of remote control. This means that every time you need to change the settings you will have to go the camera itself. Depending on the frequency of need for change, this can become a tiresome task because the camera itself can be strapped high on a tree in the forest, for example.
CREATIVE XP 4G cellular trail camera is a great option for those who want to be able to send photos or videos from their phones and computers but do not want to commit to a data plan. In addition to its high-resolution images triggered by the C-MOS motion-activated sensor, it has many other useful features including different operational modes. It is a bit high on the price range but its advantages make this trail camera worthwhile.