Looking for the best mini drones on the market? Well, you have come to the right place. In this list of the best mini drones, you will find drones that are suitable for both kids, beginners and even amateur photographers (hint it’s the first one on the list).

This list is by no means exhaustive, we live in the age of drones and there is an abundance of choice, even when it comes to purchasing a mini drone. So, even if you do not like any of the choices on this list (highly unlikely), there are many more options for you on platforms like Amazon, eBay, Banggood and GearBest.

Best Mini Drones

#1. DJI Mavic Mini

My number one choice for the best mini drones is the DJI Mavic Mini, this is the most sophisticated and expensive drone on this list and a lot of fun to fly. DJI are without a doubt the leaders in the consumer drone market and the DJI Mavic Mini is just one of the many reasons why. The Mavic Mini is not as expensive as most of the other DJI drones, costing less than $400 (still quite expensive though). It comes with many of DJI’s innovative features and is a fantastically well-designed drone. The Mavic Mini has a foldable structure and is very lightweight, when its folded up it can actually fit in the palm of your hand. It comes with powerful brushless motors that provides it with a smooth flying experience and makes it go faster. The main feature of the drone is its stunning 2.7k camera that will allow you to shoot near professional-quality videos and images. Its stabilised by an advanced 3-axis gimbal so that the videos and images are distortion-free and are smooth and crystal clear. DJI developed a completely new app for this drone which is easy to use and comes with features that allows you to edit your videos and images and share them to your social media accounts. With a flight time of around 30 minutes, it has one of the longest flight times of any consumer drones. An excellent drone and suitable for both beginners and experienced pilots.

Key Features

  • 2.7K Camera
  • 12MP
  • Advanced 3-Axis Gimbal
  • Intelligent Flight Modes
  • 46 km/h Top Speed
  • 30 Minutes Flight Time
  • Dual GPS

#2. DJI Tello Drone

This is another excellent drone from DJI (although it was made in collaboration with another company called Ryze Tech) and is DJI’s only drone that cost less than $100. It’s a very small drone but unlike a lot of DJI drones, it is not a foldable drone, but that doesn’t really matter as it is another very lightweight drone and is easy to carry around. It comes with a decent 720p HD camera that has a wide-angle view and lets you record videos and images that are of very good quality considering its price. It has a feature called EZ shots that will allow you to fly the drone in certain ways and still shoot videos and images without needing to control the drone. If you like computer programming or would like your kids to learn it in a fun way, the DJI Tello drone will allow you to do this. You can code how the drone flies with an easy to use a program called Scratch (developed by MIT and very fun learn). The drone is also compatible with VR headsets for a more immersive flying experience and has a flight time of around 13 minutes.

Key Features

  • 720p Camera
  • 5MP
  • Compatible With VR Headsets
  • Smart Flight Modes
  • Programmable Flights Modes 
  • Throw and Fly 
  • 13 Minute Flight Time

#3. Simrex X300 Mini Drone

Now, we get to the really cheap mini drones (most mini drones are cheap apart from the Mavic Mini). The Simrex X300 is a nice-looking foldable drone that weighs less than 100g and comes with some cool features. It has a foldable design and kind of looks like a mini clone of the Mavic Air, the drone comes with a decent camera and has FPV capability. You can fly with your smartphone via the app and has one-button take-off and return feature. You can also do some cool 3D flips and is great for indoors. A nice drone that costs less than $50.

Key Features

  • HD Camera
  • FPV
  • Altitude Hold
  • 4-Way Flips
  • Fly The Drone With Your Smartphone
  • 7 Minute Flight Time

#4. Eachine E61HW

This is one of the best looking mini drone on this list, Eachine are known for their low-cost drones and the E61HW is a nice drone that is suitable for both kids and adults. It has a stealthy looking all-black colour scheme and comes with a 720p camera on its nose. This camera will allow you to stream live video footage to your smartphone and take some decent images and videos. It comes with propeller guards and is great for indoor flying, you can also do some 360° flips at the push of a button. A decent drone that comes with a flight time of around 6 minutes.

Key Features

  • 720p Camera
  • FPV
  • Gravity Sensor Mode
  • One Button Take-Off And Return
  • 3D Flips
  • 6 Minutes Flight Time

#5. Drocon Ninja Drone

This is one of the bigger mini drones on this list but still fits on the palm of your hands. It’s a foldable drone that comes with a decent 720p camera and some cool features. It has a one-button take-off and return feature and can also do some cool 360° manoeuvres and comes with altitude hold that will allow the drone to hover when you let go of the controls. Other features include multiple speed modes, gravity sensor mode and FPV. It has a flight time of around 7 minutes and costs less than $50.

Key Features

  • HD Camera
  • Foldable Design
  • One-Button Takeoff/Landing
  • Altitude Hold
  • 3D Flips
  • 7 Minutes Flight Time

#6. Potensic A30W

This is one of the smallest drones on the market and still comes with a decent camera. The Potensic A30W is a mini drone that comes with ringed propeller guards that make it suitable for indoor flying. In all honesty, these types of drones should only be flown indoors as flying them outdoors will be difficult to control because it’s so lightweight. It comes with FPV, gravity sensor mode and even has altitude hold mode. This is a very cheap drone and is great for kids and those looking to learn how to fly.

Key Features

  • HD Camera
  • FPV
  • Altitude Hold
  • Control With Your Smartphone
  • One-Button Takeoff & Landing
  • 6 Minutes Flight Time

#7. Cheerwing U29S-E

This is one of the coolest looking cheap mini drones on this list, it has a nice foldable design that makes the drone so small that you could fit in your back pocket. It’s very light as well, weighing just under 100g and it comes with a decent 720p HD camera with a 120° wide-angle view. It has FPV capability and you can record some decent videos and images, the drone also comes with altitude hold and headless mode, making suitable for kids and adults. A decent all-round mini drone that is very cheap and fun to fly.

Key Features

  • 720p Camera
  • Altitude Hold
  • Gravity Sensor Mode
  • One Button Take-Off
  • 7 Minutes Flight Time
  • 3 Speed Modes

#8. Holy Stone HS220

The Holy Stone HS220 is one of the most uniquely designed mini drones on this list, its sort of like a foldable drone that can be flown in its folded form. It has ringed propeller guards to protect I against any kind of damage and because it’s so light, it is best suited for indoor flight. It has a nice 720p camera which can live stream video footage to your smartphone and comes with several fun features like 360° flips, 4-speed modes and the ability to control the drone by just moving your smartphone around. It has a flight time of around 7 minutes, and it comes with 2 batteries which is always a plus.

Key Features

  • 720p HD Camera
  • FPV
  • 3D Flips
  • Foldable Design
  • 2 Flight Modes
  • Gravity Sensor Mode
  • 7 Minutes Flight Time

#9. Holy Stone HS210

This is one of the cheapest mini drones on this list and you can see why it doesn’t come with many features and is mainly for kids. The drone comes with propeller guards and a few features that will make it fun for kids to fly. These features include 3D flips, altitude hold, headless mode and one-button take-off and return. It has a flight time of around 5-6 minutes and you get 3 extra batteries with the package.

Key Features

  • Nano DRone
  • Auto-Hover
  • Headless Mode
  • 3D Flips
  • 7 Minutes Flight Time

#10. Hubsan H107D X4

The Hubsan H107D X4 is one of the best-selling mini drones on Amazon, it was released a few years ago but still remains a very popular drone. This is because it is one of the few toy drones that comes with a cool remote controller with a 4.3-inch LCD screen for FPV. This means you do not need to use your smartphone to use drones live video streaming feature. The drone comes with a decent 480p camera and comes with several other fun features like 360° flips, FPV and a 6-axis gyroscope for better flight stability. It’s a very fun drone to fly and is suitable for everyone.

Key Features

  • Standard 480P Camera
  • FPV
  • Remote Controller With LCD Screen
  • 360° Flips
  • 8 Minutes Flight Time

#11. Snaptain SP350

The Snaptain SP350 is a very popular mini drone on Amazon with over 300 positive reviews and a 4+ star rating. It’s a drone targeted towards kids but everyone can have fun with this little drone, it comes with some fun features like the LED light on its nose that will let you fly this drone in a darkened room. It also comes with altitude hold, can do some cool 360° flips and has a couple of speed modes. It has a flight time of 6 minutes and comes with three batteries that will extend the flight time. A very fun drone to fly and one of the cheapest mini drones on this list.

Key Features

  • Headless Mode
  • Altitude Hold
  • Throw & Go Flight
  • One Button Take-Off/Return
  • Circle Fly
  • 6 Minutes Flight Time

#12. Snaptain H823H

The final drone on this list is another one from Snaptain, the H823H is a fun little drone that comes with some cool features. It’s a great drone for kids and is mainly for indoor use, the propellers is encased in a sort of plastic cage so any kind of damage will be at a minimum should you crash the drone. The drone has three-speed modes and can zip around a room pretty fast, it also comes with a one-key return feature, headless modes and can do 360° at the click of a button.

Key Features

  • Protective Design
  • Great For Indoor Flight
  • Auto Hover
  • One Button Take-Off/Landing
  • 3D Manoeuvres 
  • 6 Minutes Flight Time
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