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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

$389.99
Last update was in: November 11, 2017 11:52 am

Aircrafy
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
Horizontal:±1.5 m
Camera
Sensor Sony;EXMOR;R;1/2.3”;CMOS
Effective;pixels:12;M
Lens FOV;94°;20;mm;f/2.8
ISO;Range 100-3200;(video) 100-1600;(photo)
Electronic;Shutter;Speed 8;–;1/8000;s
Max;Image;Size 4000;x;3000
Still;Photography;Modes
Video;Recording;Modes 3840;x;2160p;30fps
2560;x;1440p;60fps
1920;x;1080p;100/60/30fps
Max;Video;Bitrate 65;Mbps
Supported;File;Systems FAT32/exFAT
Photo JPEG
Video MP4
Supported;SD;Cards Micro;SD;Card;8-64;GB
Gimbal
Controllable Range Pitch -90° to 0°
Stabilization 3-axis
pitch:-120° to 35°
roll:-35° to 35°
yaw:-65° to 65°
Remote Controller
Operating Frequency 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
Max Transmission Distance FCC: 4000 m
Battery 5000 mAh LiPo18650
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 33dBm
Charger
Voltage 17.4V
Rated Power 46.4W
Flight Battery
Capacity 5100mAh
Voltage 15.2V
Energy 77.52Wh
Net Weight 0.45 kg
Temperature Range 0° to 40°C

Mi Drone 4K
7.5 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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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Radu September 9, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    If you are looking to buy a good drone, now Xiaomi Mi drone 4K is available at a flash sale(419$), few pieces: https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_728058.html

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