Drone X Pro Short Review
The Drone Pro X is a small foldable drone that comes with a decent camera and some nice features. It’s a very light drone and feels fragile, so it’s not suitable for flying in any kind of windy conditions. The drone is actually a clone of the more famous and less expensive Eachine 58, its stated flight time is 10 minutes although flight tests have shown its more likely to be around 6 minutes. I personally prefer the cheaper and more reliable Eachine E58.
- 720p Camera
- Altitude hold
- 3D Flips
- 100-meter range
- 10 minutes of flight time (really 6 minutes)
Welcome to my review of the Drone X Pro.
I really didn’t want to do this review, but after seeing some ridiculous claims made about the Drone X Pro through YouTube ads and other online mediums, I decided to write up this review so people know exactly what they get if they decide to purchase this drone.
Drone X Pro Review
So, on the YouTube ads, I have seen for this drone, it claims that this drone was developed by 2 engineers who used to be employed by a well-known drone company.
They don’t show the face of these so-called engineers or mention the drone company they used to work for but their supposed motivation for developing the Drone X Pro was because other drone companies were charging way too much for a similar type of drones.
It makes some other claims that the design is revolutionary and apparently it’s indestructible. Now, I know that the ads are not by the actual company that sells the Drone X Pro but by their affiliates, still, I believe they should check the claims of these ads because they are very misleading.
However, even the company’s sales page is misleading, they claim that the Drone X Pro has been reviewed positively by some of the most well-known drone websites but upon further inspection, I found these websites have not reviewed the drone.
Now that my mini-rant is over, I shall briefly review this drone, however, if you believe you have read enough and want a better alternative to the Drone X Pro, click on the button below for the best drones under $100.
The drone looks nice, it’s a clone of the much better Eachine E58 which itself is kind of a clone of the more advanced and expensive Mavic Pro.
It’s a foldable drone and has a nice metallic grey colour scheme, it’s not very heavy, I think it weighs less than 100g, so if you decide to purchase it (which I wouldn’t recommend) you will not need to register the drone if you live in the UK, Canada or the USA.
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As you would expect, it comes with brushed motors, so it is not suitable to fly in any kind of windy conditions.
It has some cool LED lights on the front, although I don’t think these are powerful enough to fly this drone in the dark. The drone has a flight time of around 10 minutes, which is standard for drones that cost less than $100 but not very revolutionary is it?
It is a toy drone, no need to make exaggerated claims about it.
The drone is powered by a 3.7v 600 mAh battery and it fits in neatly into the back of the drone. As it only provides 10 minutes of flight time, I would have advised you to purchase a couple of extra batteries to increase the flight time (if you decide to purchase this drone no matter what this the review says!!) but the website does not give you any options to purchase extra batteries.
The remote controller looks exactly like the controller of the Eachine E58, it has a minimalistic design, which I actually like and it comes for taking off/landing and one the top there are buttons to take videos and photos.
It’s powered by 3 AA batteries which are not included with the package and it has a range of around 100 meters and if you use the FPV, its range is around 50 meters. On the sales page, it says the range is 2km, which is ridiculous, I don’t even know why they make this claim.
You can also fly the drone via the FHDFPV app which is available of Google Play Store. This is actually a decent app and has a nice and easy to use interface. It’s via the app you get access to some of the more advanced features of the drone, like voice control, gesture control and smart flight modes.
Drone X Pro Camera
One of my favourite features of any drone is its camera, they allow you to see the world from a different perspective and it is always enjoyable to view your favourite places from above.
The Drone X Pro comes with a decent camera, it’s a camera that you would expect on a drone that costs less than $100. So, despite what you see on those YouTube ads or on the product sales page, this drone cannot take professional-level videos and images.
There is nothing professional about this camera, it does not have a gimbal and the live video feed isn’t of the best quality, I have seen better on similarly priced drones.
However, if you disregard the claims on its sales page, for under $100, it’s a decent camera and you can still have some fun with it.
Like a lot of drones, the Drone X Pro comes with some cool features that are a lot of fun to play around with. It has a button that will make it do 360° flips and has a couple of smart flight modes that will allow you to fly the drone hands-free.
The drone also has altitude hold and its default flight mode is headless mode which is good for beginners as it is easier to fly.
This is a decent drone, it flies well and most of the features work as they should, the flight time is a little disappointing as you only get around 6 minutes when the official time is 10 minutes. Would I recommend people purchase this drone? If costs the same as the Eachine E58, which costs around $35 from Banggood, I would have, but it costs just under $100 and it’s just not worth it. For better alternatives click on the button below for the best drones under $100.