Holy Stone HS100 Short Review
The Holy Stone HS100 is one of the best beginner-friendly drones on the market. Its is suitable for everyone but especially for those who are new to the world of drones. It comes with many fantastic features like the awesome 1080p HD camera that has a 120° wide-angle lens. It has a one-key take-off and landing feature and comes with an automatic return home feature. A brilliant drone that everyone will have fun with.
- 1080p Camera With 120° Wide-Angle Lens
- FPV Capability
- Automatic Return Home
- One-Key Take-Off
- 15 Minutes Flight Time
- 500m Range
Holy Stone HS100 Review
When it comes to low- budget beginner friendly drones, Holy Stone is one of the best brands. In this review of the Holy Stone HS100 drone, you will see just why Holy Stone drones have gained in popularity in recent years. The price of this model is a little on the higher side, but it is worth every penny given its quality and performance. The Holy Stone HS100 is an old model, it was released a few years back but it comes with some cool features, some of the quite advanced, all of which makes a drone that is suitable for everyone It’s HD camera along with the built-in GPS and many other new features, make this model very attractive. We will dive into the intricacies of this model and check if it is worth the price. So, keep reading and find out if this beginner friendly drone is for you.
Holy Stone HS100 Review – Features
- Powerful motor – The bulky construct of the drone along with its high-powered motors, keeps the drone stable under harsh wind conditions.
- Extensive Range – With an FPV range of 150m and a control distance of 500m will altogether give you extensive flight experience.
- Reliable Battery – the drone comes with a large 7.4 V 2500mAh battery that can give you a flight time of 12-15 minutes or sometimes long distances. The battery is also irreplaceable.
- Improved Camera – the Holy Stone HS100 comes with an improved 1080p 120 degree wide-angle HD camera with a 90º adjustable tilt.
- FPV mode – You can easily connect your smartphone to the drone and experience a hassle-free FPV flying
- VR mode- the VR mode in the FPV app allows you to experience an incredible 3-D visualization in real-time
- Altitude Hold – once the drone is height locked, it’s built in altitude hold system gives it stability while in air.
- Adjustable speed – the speed can be easily adjustable with the help of the transmitter.
Holy Stone HS100 Specs Following are the important specifications of the model.
- Size : 50 x 50 x 17.5 cm
- Weight: 700g (including battery)
- Camera : 1080 P, FOV 120 º / 2.0
- Battery : 7.4 V 2500mAh; Li-po battery
- Charging time: 3-6 hours
- FPV range: 150m
- Transmission distance: Max. 500 m
- Flight time: 12-15 minutes
Holy Stone HS100 Design
The HS100 is a powerful and large-sized drone making it very stable under high-speed winds. Weighing about 700g along with the battery, this product was built to satisfy every customer.
The camera is attached underneath the drone, and the LEDs under the blade arms will notify you regarding the status of your battery, GPS lock, and other things. The material used is highly durable and is one of the best drones I have used in this price range. The whole build up is strong, compact, and easy to use. Flying the Drone The best feature of this drone is its ease of use. The take-off and landing of the drone are being handled through a single key-button. Just by a single press, the drone will either rise or land to the required height. It is perfect for beginners, especially.
The transmitter has a good range of 500m and the “return to home” function of the drone, allows it to return home safely if in case it loses connection from the transmitter or battery becomes weak. This is a really good function in this model. Since the drone is GPS aided, you will find accurate positioning of the drone anywhere. With an FPV range of 150m, and a 1080 p recording mode you can have quality aerial footage with this drone.
Holy Stone HS100 – Camera
Given the price range, this drone comes at; I am very satisfied with the camera quality. With high-definition 1080p recording mode, along with a 90º adjustable tilt, this drone has it all. I flew the drone till its maximum height and was able to capture amazing aerial footages.
The quality of the videos is clear and sharp, and the camera does not wobble during high speeds. The FPV wi-fi camera of this drone lets you take real live video of everything the drone sees.
Battery The battery it comes with is powerful to fly the drone smoothly. However, the lengthy charging time of 3-6 hours is its biggest drawback. The battery has a capacity of 2500 mAh that provides a flight time of 12-15 minutes. The flight time could be longer, given its long charging time. This is the only disappointing part of the battery.
Transmitter The whole construct of the transmitter is strong and durable. It is a little heavy but holds really well on the palms. It consists of a simple set of three buttons along with two joysticks. The buttons are for activating altitude hold, return home function and powering the transmitter on. Even though the drone flies out of range, the transmitter reconnects with the drone as soon as it comes in range.
Additional Special features of the drone
- Follow me mode: This mode commands the drone to follow your every step and capture aerial videos or photos. This is through the GPS aided function.
- Return to home function: This is one of the best features o HS100. This ensures that you don’t lose your drone. This function lets the drone automatically find its way back home when it loses signal, or the battery becomes weak, etc.
What could have been better?
- FPV Range- with an FPV range of only 150m, the drone’s capabilities have been limited. The FPV range could have been greater.
- Charging time – It has been instructed to charge the drone at 1-AH power, which takes around 3-6 hours, to fly the drone for only 15 minutes.
The Holy Stone HS100 is one of the most reliable and compact drones I have used in this price range. I have used this drone many times and tried it at different altitudes. I have not been disappointed so far. This product gives you a great combination of price, quality, and performance. Both beginners, as well as more experienced drone pilots, can easily fly this drone.