Looking for a list of the best cheap GPS drones? A few years ago there were hardly any GPS drones and the few that had a GPS system installed were very expensive. However, with the exponential growth of consumer drones, you have a lot more options and these options include a lot of cheap GPS drones.

GPS drones provide a lot of benefits, drones are easier to fly, it provides stability during flight, you can track a drone more accurately if it has a GPS system and GPS allows drones to fly autonomously which you can do with a lot of the GPS drones on this list.

Please do remember to fly safely and familiarise yourself with the local rules and regulations regarding flying drones. A lot of these drones weigh over 250g, so you will need to register them if you live in the UK, Canada or the USA.

Best Cheap GPS Drones For 2020

#1. Eachine E520S

This is a fantastic looking drone, it has an awesome foldable design and is a great drone to travel around with. The drone comes with a really good camera especially for its price, you can record videos in HD and capture some amazing photos. Videos can be recorded in 1080p on a micro SD card and you can also stream live video footage in 720p. This one of the cheapest GPS drones on the market and it comes with several intelligent flight modes including a follow me mode. The drone has an automatic return to home function and has several speed modes that will test your flying skills. A great overall drone that is suitable for everyone.

Key Features

  • HD Camera
  • 4k still images
  • Stream live videos from 200 meters
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • One-key take-off/landing
  • Automatic return home
  • 16 minutes of flight time

#2. Eachine E511S

The Eachine E551S is one of the best-looking drones on this list, it has a nice black and grey colour scheme that makes it look stealthy and futuristic and would make an awesome gift for anyone interested in RC flying toys. The drone comes with a decent HD camera that can be remotely adjusted to get better viewing angles and it can transmit live video feed over a distance of around 150 meters. The drone has some cool LED lights that make it suitable to fly at night and you fly the drone on autopilot as it comes with several intelligent flight modes including one where you will be able to draw a path on the drone app and the drone will fly along that route automatically and come back home.

Key Features

  • 1080p HD camera
  • Live video streaming technology
  • GPS automatic return home feature
  • 3D flips
  • 3-speed modes
  • Compact design, great for travelling.
  • 16 minutes of flight time

#3. Contixo F22 Plus

If you want a cheap GPS drone with a good flight time, the Contixo F22 Plus is the drone for you. I am not a huge fan of its large rectangular body but it is a foldable drone which will allow you to easily pack it away without taking up too much space. The drone has some bright LED lights on the end of each rotor arm, these lights not only look spectacular at night but they also indicate when the drone compass has been fully calibrated. It has a flight time of around 20 minutes, which is one of the best on this list and as an added bonus, you get an extra battery with the drone package. The drone comes with a decent camera that will allow you to take some good video footage in 2k resolution and capture 4k still images. The drone has a video transmission range of around 200 meters and an overall control range of 500 meters.

Key Features

  • 2k camera
  • 4k still images
  • GPS automatic return to home
  • Gesture control mode
  • Smart flight modes including follow me mode
  • 20 minutes of flight time

#4. Snaptain SP700

One of the few drones on this list that comes with powerful brushless motors that provides the drone with greater flight stability, even in windy conditions. Brushless motors also allow drones to hover better and fly faster. The Snaptain SP700 has a really cool look about it, it comes with a camouflage design and comes with good 2k camera fixed on its nose. This camera has a wide-angle lens and will allow you to capture some really good videos and photos. This is a 5G enabled drone and comes with transmission benefits that 5G technology brings. As it is a GPS drone, it comes with several intelligent flight modes including one where you can draw a flight path on the drone app and the drone will fly along it automatically. GPS assisted flight modes are excellent ways to take better quality videos and photos. The drone has a decent flight time of 18 minutes and you can view live video footage from a distance of 200 meters.

Key Features

  • 2k camera
  • 2k still images
  • 720p FPV
  • 18 minutes of flight time
  • Smart flight modes
  • The drone automatically returns home when the battery gets low.
  • 500 meters transmission range

#5. JJRC X5

A really powerful drone that comes with some amazing features, it’s a well-built drone that is structurally sound and is suitable for most people. It has a modern look about it and comes with extended legs for safer landing and to protect the camera. The camera is one of the best features of this drone, it is a 2k camera that will allow you to capture amazing video footage and the camera can be remotely adjusted to get the viewing angle that you want. The drone comes with several smart flight modes thanks to its GPS system and also has a failsafe system in which the drone will come back home automatically if you lose connection or if the drone battery gets lows on charge. A good drone with a decent flight time and transmission range of 300 meters.

Key Features

  • 2k camera
  • 720p live video feed
  • GPS assisted return to home
  • Smart flight modes
  • 300-meter range
  • 20 minutes of flight time

#6. Potensic D58

This drone will look familiar to drone enthusiasts, it’s a smaller clone of the DJI Phantom 4 drone, its a nice looking drone and comes with a lot of cool features. The drone has bright LED lights underneath each rotor arm that will allow you to fly the drone at night, although I only recommend you do this if you are an experienced drone pilot. It has a decent 1080p camera which has antennas on either side for better video transmission and uses 5G technology that will also a result in a better quality video transmission feed. He camera is also compatible with VR headsets so you can have a more immersive flying experience. The drone comes with several smart flight modes including a GPS assisted follow me mode and circle mode. It’s powered by a lithium-polymer battery that provides it with a flight time of around 16 minutes and comes with a modern-looking controller that has a control range of around 500 meters.

Key Features

  • 1080p camera
  • Compatible with VR headsets
  • GPS follow me mode
  • Automatic return home
  • 3-speed modes
  • 16 minutes of flight time

#7. Potensic D80

This drone is actually a rebranded version of the popular MJX Bugs 2, it’s a powerful drone that comes with an HD camera, has a dual GPS module and smart flight modes. One of the main attractions of this drone is its brushless motors which gives it a strong flight performance and allow the drone to fly faster. The drone comes with a good 2k camera, it’s a fixed camera and has no stabilisation feature so you may notice a little distortion in your videos. It has 5G WiFi technology for smoother video transmission and has an FPV range of around 200 meters. The drone also comes with several intelligent flight modes that will make it easier to take videos and photos. This is a solid drone that has a decent flight time and is very popular with experienced drone pilots.

Key Features

  • 2k HD camera
  • 720p FPV live video transmission
  • Dual GPS
  • Low battery automatic return home
  • GPS Follow me mode
  • 500-meter transmission range
  • 16 minutes of flight time

#8. Holy Stone HS165

This is an ultraportable foldable design that is perfect for anyone looking for a cheap GPS drone to travel around with. The drone comes with a decent HD camera that can be remotely adjusted and has a wide-angle view that will allow you to capture more details in your videos and photos. It has a decent flight time of around 14 minutes and you get an extra battery that will extend your flight time without having to wait for the battery to recharge. It comes with autonomous flight modes thanks to the drone having a GPS system and the risks of losing this drone is minimised by its automatic return home feature. This is a great drone for beginners and would make an excellent gift idea for any special occasion.

Key Features

  • 1080p HD camera
  • FPV capability
  • Foldable compact design
  • 14 minutes of flight time
  • Low battery return home feature
  • 200 meters transmission range

#9. Holy Stone HS510

This is one of my favourite drones on this list, it is also one of the most advanced drones for under $200. It’s a beautifully constructed drone that is very lightweight and comes with some cool features. The main feature of this drone is definitely its 4k camera, although you will not be able to record professional-quality videos, for its price, the video quality is good and even better in 2.7k resolution as it records at a higher frame rate than in 4k. The drone comes with dual GPS for extra flight stability and more accurate flight positioning data on the app. Along with GPS technology, the drone also has an optical flow sensor that will allow you to fly it indoors. This is a really cool drone and is a great choice for people who want a small compact drone to travel with.

Key Features

  • 4k camera
  • 720p FPV live video feed
  • Dual GPS technology
  • Automatic return home feature
  • 3 Smart flight modes
  • Powerful brushless motors
  • 16 minutes of flight time

#10. Holy Stone HS120D

Another DJI Phantom drone lookalike, the HS120D is a medium-sized quadcopter that is a good beginner-friendly drone and comes with some decent features. Despite being a relatively cheap drone, it does come with some advanced features, for example, it has several intelligent flight modes including a follow-me mode thanks to its GPS system. It also has an automatic return to home feature that will bring the drone back home if you lose connection or the battery gets low on charge. It has a flight time of around 18 minutes, which is pretty good for a drone that costs just over $100 and can transmit live video feed from around 100 meters. Overall, this is one of the best budget-friendly drones that come with GPS.

Key Features

  • 1080p HD camera
  • 18 minutes of flight time
  • GPS follow me mode
  • Lightweight drone (weighs less than 250g)
  • Automatic return home
  • 300 meters transmission range

#11. Holy Stone HS100G

Another Holy Stone drone, the HS100G is an upgraded version of the HS100, it comes with some improved features that will make it easier and more fun to fly. It comes with an HD camera with a wide-angle field of view and with 5G technology installed, you will able to view live video feed on your smartphone in 720p resolution. Other advanced features it comes with include GPS follow me mode, automatic return home and one-button take-off and landing. The drone has a flight time of 14 minutes and a transmission range of 500 meters.

Key Features

1080p camera

  • FPV capability
  • GPS/GLONASS
  • 14 minutes of flight time
  • Gravity sensor control (control by moving your smartphone around)
  • Automatic return home
  • Follow me mode

#12. Cheerwing W1Pro

The W1Pro is a nice little drone that comes with some powerful features and is a drone that is suitable for beginners but even more experienced drone pilots will enjoy flying this drone. It comes with an HD camera that can record in 1080p and stream live video to your smartphone via 5G technology. There is also a second camera on its belly that acts as an optical flow sensor for better flight stability in areas with a weak GPS signal. You can fly this drone complete hands-free with its autonomous flight modes and it has an automatic return to home feature which is activated if you lose connection or if the battery gets low on charge.

Key Features

  • 1080p camera
  • 720p camera on the belly
  • Brushless motors
  • 200 meters FPV range
  • Automatic return home
  • 15 minutes of flight time (includes an extra battery)
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