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Xiaomi Mi Drones 4K Review

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Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K version was released in March 2017. Compared to drones of other big brands like DJI Phantom 3 existing in the market, it’s has significant benefit at prices. For newbie to drone field, Xiaomi Mi Drones really a budget-friendly quadcopter.

Designed with white plastic body, Mi Drone looks like as very common four axis aircraft. Its appearance is not particularly like other brands, some people even think it looks ugly. But I think this may be a prejudice. In my opinion, it’s really a good job, especially at such cheap prices. The 4K version Mi Drone is decorated in gold “Mi” and comes with ARA-D quick release propeller which is more safe and stable in fight. Its foldable design also allows you to pack the drone into laptop backpack, and carry it around easily.

In terms of performance, Mi Drone 4K are not inferior to the DJI parameters drones, while the price is only about 2/3. And its Multi-Layered Security Model ensures a safe aerial photography in an intelligent way.

Why we say Mi Drone is a good choice for new comers? Because its controller is very simple and easy for beginners to pick up in a snap. Just with a button on the remote control or app, you can easily send the drone to flight, land, return, or even follow a desired route.

Of course, it’s still a far weaker than the big DJI. But to me, it is really affordable for what it does. The following summarizes its Pros and Cons:

PROS:
  • High cost effective
  • Portable design, easy to carry
  • Excellent endurance
  • Support 4K Videos

CONS:
  • Poor flying quality
  • Poor system stability
  • Massive flight restrictions

XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K WIFI FPV Quadcopter

$469.00
Last update was in: August 10, 2018 5:17 pm

Aircrafy
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)1.443 kg
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)434 mm
Max Ascent Speed6 m/s
Max Descent Speed1.5 m/s
Max Speed16 m/s
Max Service Ceiling Above takeoff point120 m
Max Flight Time27 min
Operating Temperature Range0° to 40°C
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS/GLONASS
Hover Accuracy RangeVertical:±0.1 m (when Ultrasonic working range); ±0.5 m
Horizontal:±1.5 m
Camera
SensorSony;EXMOR;R;1/2.3”;CMOS
Effective;pixels:12;M
LensFOV;94°;20;mm;f/2.8
ISO;Range100-3200;(video) 100-1600;(photo)
Electronic;Shutter;Speed8;–;1/8000;s
Max;Image;Size4000;x;3000
Still;Photography;Modes
Video;Recording;Modes3840;x;2160p;30fps
2560;x;1440p;60fps
1920;x;1080p;100/60/30fps
Max;Video;Bitrate65;Mbps
Supported;File;SystemsFAT32/exFAT
PhotoJPEG
VideoMP4
Supported;SD;CardsMicro;SD;Card;8-64;GB
Gimbal
Controllable RangePitch -90° to 0°
Stabilization3-axis
pitch:-120° to 35°
roll:-35° to 35°
yaw:-65° to 65°
Remote Controller
Operating Frequency5.725 – 5.850 GHz
Max Transmission DistanceFCC: 4000 m
Battery5000 mAh LiPo18650
Transmitter Power (EIRP)33dBm
Charger
Voltage17.4V
Rated Power46.4W
Flight Battery
Capacity5100mAh
Voltage15.2V
Energy77.52Wh
Net Weight0.45 kg
Temperature Range0° to 40°C

Mi Drone 4K
7.4 Total Score
Awesome

For newbie to flying drones, Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K is an excellent and budget-friendly quadcopter, although it's still weaken in performance when compared to DJI. If you are coming to the drone field, and not have much money, you can have a try. The Mi Drone 4K will not disappointed you.

Design
7
Price
9
Quality
7
Innovation
6
Usability
8.5
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