If you are looking to scout some game this year without wasting time and gas money or protect your property from vandalism, a 4G cellular trail camera that can send REAL-TIME videos & photos (most other cameras can send only photos) to your phone or email would be your best choice. The main reasons why many hold back from buying a 4G wireless game camera are the fear of not setting it up correctly or the higher price. The family-owned business CreativeXP seemed to have solved the top 2 main problems mentioned above and we decided to take a closer look at its features. In the end, we placed their GlssRaven 4G Security & Hunting Camera as the No. 2 on our Top Cellular Trail Cameras list and here is why.
Taking a quick look at the GlassRaven 4G Game Camera
Here is a brief overview of this trail cam’s best features and what might be considered drawbacks for some users:
- Sends instantly videos & original size photos (NOT compressed)
- Lifetime Warranty
- Easy-to-Setup in less than 10 minutes
- Included SimHero data card with 500 free photos (very cheap data plans)
- Add up to 4 emails or phone numbers (any US network) as recipients
- Responsive phone & email customer service
- Full-HD 1080P Videos & 12MP Photos
- 57 built-in no glow invisible LED lights & Wide 110° PIR angle
- 0.35 Trigger Speed & 2” LCD display screen
- Wireless or stand-alone use
- Perfect for Farm Security
- Does not support a Verizon sim card (works with AT&T and SimHero)
- Battery life is just average (solar panel compatible)
- 75 ft Daytime Sensor Range
- Higher Price
This 4G trail camera has the best cellular package so far. The SimHero card is included in the package, preloaded with 500 free photos and CreativeXP has YouTube tutorial videos on how to activate it in 5 minutes. The sim card uses AT&T and T-Mobile cell towers so if you have a signal in your area with any of these 2 phone networks, you will be fine with the SimHero as well. You can choose if the videos or photos will go to your phone number as a text (any US network, even Verizon) or your email address. The videos & photos get to you in less than a minute after they are taken which is fast and easy.
PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY
The CreativeXP GlassRaven 4G Game Camera can be used as a high-quality trail camera if you turn off the cellular feature. Not many trail cameras can record Full-HD 1080P Videos with sound while taking HD 12MP photos and you won’t miss any action even if it’s super quick thanks to the with a 0.35 trigger speed and 110° PIR angle. It is able to send you the ORIGINAL quality of the photo which many cellular cameras cannot do.
Many customers seemed to be thrilled about the night vision photo quality and I understand why now. Although the 57 black IR LEDs will take black and white photos during night time, their quality is very sharp and the motion sensor range can reach as far as 65 ft. If you want to save data, you can receive compressed versions of the photos. It has a video-only option as well.
EASE OF USE, BATTERY LIFE, AND CONSTRUCTION
As mentioned above, this CreativeXP 4G Trail Camera is very easy to set up and it seems like their customer service is always happy to walk you step-by-step through the process if you need it.
The battery life is just average, but you can increase by turning off half of the IR LEDs or by decreasing the sensitivity of the PIR sensor. They sell a solar panel which we haven’t tried but it could be a cost-efficient option. The plug of the solar panel is 12V size and the camera requires a 9V – all you need is a small adapter to make the connection.
The construction is extremely sturdy and I don’t see how anything would be inside it. The camera is 100% waterproof + snow proof and a metal bear box is available if you want to protect it against thieves as well.
WARRANTY AND POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS
This is one of the main advantages of buying from this company because they always offer Lifetime Warranty on their trail cameras. I didn’t have to return it but from other customers’ reviews, it seems like they keep their word and will fix or replace any broken unit.
The main drawback would be if you don’t have AT&T or T-Mobile service in your area, the SimHero included will not work for you.
SUMMING UP OUR THOUGHTS
I think all the information provided above shows we placed the CreativeXP GlassRaven 4G Trail Camera on the second position in our Top Cellular Trail Cameras list. The friendly customer service helped this family-owned company gain popularity quickly and you should definitely consider the CreativeXP 4G Trail Camera if you want to receive instant VIDEOS & PHOTOS to your phone or email without spending a fortune on data plans.