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:
- High cost effective
- Portable design, easy to carry
- Excellent endurance
- Support 4K Videos
- Poor flying quality
- Poor system stability
- Massive flight restrictions
|Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)||1.443 kg|
|Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)||434 mm|
|Max Ascent Speed||6 m/s|
|Max Descent Speed||1.5 m/s|
|Max Speed||16 m/s|
|Max Service Ceiling Above takeoff point||120 m|
|Max Flight Time||27 min|
|Operating Temperature Range||0° to 40°C|
|Satellite Positioning Systems||GPS/GLONASS|
|Hover Accuracy Range||Vertical:±0.1 m (when Ultrasonic working range); ±0.5 m|
|Controllable Range||Pitch -90° to 0°|
|pitch:-120° to 35°|
|roll:-35° to 35°|
|yaw:-65° to 65°|
|Operating Frequency||5.725 – 5.850 GHz|
|Max Transmission Distance||FCC: 4000 m|
|Battery||5000 mAh LiPo18650|
|Transmitter Power (EIRP)||33dBm|
|Net Weight||0.45 kg|
|Temperature Range||0° to 40°C|
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.