Passport X70 Vs X50

Are you confused in choosing between Passport X50 and Passport X70? For someone who does not fancy the idea of getting busted and ticketed for speeding, having a decent and truly reliable radar and laser gun detector installed in your car is very important. With a radar and laser gun detector, you can be notified whenever there is a radar or laser gun tracking your speed. This way, you can immediately lower your speed accordingly. Passport X50 and Passport X70 are among the most popular choices on the market right now; both are made by Escort. Both are also available around similar prices. Below, you can read the comparisons between the two models.


Here is the most evident difference between the two models. Passport X70 is quite considerably bigger and bulkier than Passport X50. As you can see, Passport X50 has been made in such a compact and simple body. With the small form factor, you can easily put it on your dashboard or mount it on the windshield without taking too much area. On the other hand, Passport X70 is relatively bulkier, especially to the sides.

Furthermore, the two models can be seen to be using different display technologies. Passport X50 is utilizing the typical display of a radar and laser gun detector, which is an ultra-bright alphanumeric display screen constructed of 280 LED lights. Even though the display may seem to be dull and plain in terms of aesthetics, it is fully functional and can be read easily from any direction. On the other hand, Passport X70 has been armed with a sophisticated color OLED screen. The display is very pleasant to the eyes. It is also very intuitive and informative. However, the placement of the display that has been put a little bit deeper into the body may make it hard to read from some angles.

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However, in terms of performance, Passport X50 and Passport X70 are actually identical. Both are able to detect various radar and laser bands including the ‘instant-on’ POP radar guns. They have exceptional detection range and processing speed, giving you sufficient time to react. Both are also very smart that they can automatically acknowledge false alerts. Although neither of them comes with built-in GPS, both can work with the Escort Live app which greatly expands their functionality.

- High-performance laser sensors - Offer long-range warning against Ka Wideband, K-band and X-band radar. POP mode detects radar guns for added awareness of instant-on radar.
- Auto Sensitivity mode -Eliminates other sources to focus on relevant radar information to provide you with the information you need.
- Mute and automute functions - Reduce the volume during alerts for quiet operation during long radar encounters.
- Bar graph, Expert Meter and Spec Display options - Let you organize information the way you like for easy monitoring.
- Live Radar app (download required) - Allows you to view major speed limit changes, speed traps reported by other drivers in the area and more on your compatible iOS or Android device.
- Blistering All-Band Protection
- 360-Degree Radar and Laser Detection, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, AutoSensitivity Mode Automatically Reduces False Alarms, EZ-Programming Allows Instant Customization
- Operating Bands : X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz, K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz, Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz, Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth.
- Radar Receiver / Detector Type : Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO,Scanning Frequency Discriminator,Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- Laser Detection : Quantum Limited Video Receiver,Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Passport X70 Vs X50
Finally, choosing between Passport X50 and Passport X70 depends on your personal preference. If you are fine with putting the device on your dashboard, Passport X70’s OLED screen can be a convenient solution. However, if you prefer the versatility of placement, Passport X50 is the way.


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