Potensic T25 Short Review
The Potensic T25 is one of the best drones for beginners that I have reviewed, its easy to fly, comes with many advanced features and has a superb HD camera. There are two intelligent flight modes that will make it easier for people to fly this drone and take videos. With its FPV feature you can live stream straight to your smartphone and share your images and video on social media.
- 2k Camera
- GPS Automatic return home
- Intelligent Flight Modes
- Altitude Hold
- 9 Axis Gyroscope
- 10 Minutes Flight Time
Are you looking for a beginner friendly drone that is easy to fly, comes with a lot of cool features and looks amazing? Well in this Potensic T25 review, you may have just found the drone you are searching for.
As the world of consumer drones grows faster and faster, the competition between drone manufacturers is intense as they look to carve out a market for themselves in this booming industry. This also means consumers get more variety and better quality drones to choose from and at affordable prices.
In this Potensic T25 review you will see just how far drones have come in terms of advanced technological features and why this drone is one of the best rated drones on the Amazon market place.
Potensic T25 Review
If you are a drone enthusiast (and you most likely are) the first thing you will notice is the design of the Potensic T25 looks very similar to that of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. This isn’t a coincidence; the Phantom 4 is one of the most popular drones but is very expensive and is catered towards professional photographers.
The Potensic T25 has a very similar design with an HD camera on its belly and a pair of landing legs that will protect the camera when you land the drone. Although, I must add that the Potensic T25 is much smaller than the Phantom 4 Pro and it is built from high-quality plastic.
However, it does not come with the advanced features that the Phantom 4 Pro has, but it doesn’t need to because the target audience is people who just want to have fun with the drone and not professional aerial photographers.
You can get the drone in two colours, either black or white, I personally prefer the black version, as it looks more futuristic.
There are LED lights underneath each rotor which not only makes it look cool but also makes it suitable for night-time flying.
The drone isn’t very large, it measures 10.6 x 10.6 x 4.7 inches and weighs less than 4 pounds. If you live in a large house, you can fly the drone indoors, plus it comes with propeller guards to minimise any damage that may occur should you crash the drone.
Inside the package, you get a set of extra propellers, extra propeller guards, 2 batteries, a charger, extra landing gear and the remote control.
The remote control looks like a modern video games pad, it’s comfortable to hold and all the controls are within reach. It also comes with a smartphone attachment for when you want to fly using the FPV feature.
As usual, my favourite feature of a drone is the camera and the Potensic T25 comes with a decent camera for a drone under $200.
Potensic T25 Camera
The Potensic T25 drone used to come with an HD 1080p camera but it has now been upgraded to a 2K camera that is capable of recording good video footage, especially for a drone that costs less than $200.
The camera comes with a 120° field of view lens that gives you an expansive view of the area you are flying around and the camera can be tilted 75° that will allow you to find better angles to take better images and video footage.
The images and footage are electronically stabilised, there is no high-end 3-axis gimbal attached to the camera, but as you will not be taking professional-grade photographs, there is no need for a gimbal.
You can also live stream video footage straight to your smartphone and then edit them and share them on social media via the drone app.
Intelligent Flight Modes
Like many modern drones, the Potensic T25 comes with two intelligent flight modes, these are;
Follow me – With the assistance of dual GPS systems, the drone will lock onto your phone via the app and follow you around. With this feature, you can easily record yourself or take selfies when out taking a walk or riding your bike.
Custom Flight Plan – This flight mode allows you to draw a custom path on the app and the drone will follow that path and comes back to its original destination.
The cool thing about both of these flight modes is that it allows anyone to fly the drone, even those with absolutely no flying experience.
Intelligent flight modes are usually only found on more expensive drones, the fact that this drone comes with two, tells you just how feature-rich the Potensic T25 is.
There is also an automatic return home button, this will lessen the chances of you losing your drone and provides added safety measures should you ever feel you are losing control.
All these flying modes are possible because the drone comes with dual GPS modules and thus you always have accurate information as to the position of your drone.
9 Axis -Gyroscope – Usually most beginner-friendly drones come with a 6 axis-gyroscope for flight stability, the Potensic T25 comes with a 9 axis-gyroscope which provides even more stability. It also makes the drone more wind resistant and the extra stability means better quality images and videos.
3 Speed Modes – Depending on your skill level, you can choose from 3-speed modes which will determine how fast the drone goes and how much control you have over it.
Headless Mode – This mode will allow you to fly the drone without needing to know its orientation or which way its head and tail is pointed. This mode is best for beginners as the controls are straightforward to understand. The headless mode should only be turned off when you are familiar with the head and tail of the drone and understand the controls better.
Intelligent Battery – The drone takes one Li-Po 1000 mAh battery, it comes with LED lights for power level indication and fits in smoothly in the back of the drone. When the battery indicator shows a low level of charge, it will return home automatically. This is why I think they call it an intelligent battery, a good feature to have and decreases the chance of losing your drone.
Flight Time – This was really the only disappointment, it comes with a flight time of around 8-10 minutes, which will never be enough time to enjoy flying a drone. However, this is in line with most other drones in its class plus it does come with an extra battery. So charge both and when one runs out, use the other one. I would also advise you to purchase extra batteries, even with two batteries, it does not give you a long time to operate this drone. Fortunately, these batteries can be purchased from either Amazon or eBay.
All in all, this is one of the best drones for beginners I have reviewed, it’s nicely designed, comes with some awesome features and is easy to operate. Although it is targeted towards beginners, honestly, even if you are an experienced drone pilot, you will have fun flying the Potensic T25.
The only issue people may have is the flight time, however, all beginner-friendly drones have similar flight times as well. Your best option is to purchase multiple batteries and have them all charged up before you go out to fly the drone.
If you are interested in more beginner-friendly drones, check out my list of top drones for beginners.