The Syma X8G is a very highly rated quadcopter drone in general. It is a superstar drone, and the reasons are not hard to see. It has everything great compared to other drones within its price range. So whether you are an advanced flyer, an intermediate, or a beginner, this drone provides an excellent flying experience. And because of the massive demand for better, cheaper drones, this drone has become a great drone for those who want this level of quality for a low price. Almost everyone who buys this drone says that it is great and that the value to price ratio is excellent.
Syma X8G Quadcopter with 8MP HD Camera
Syma X8G Pros and Cons:
It is super important to get things for low prices. Most people only turn down things because of the price. But this drone is only around 100 dollars. If you don’t want to spend too much money, but still want a high level of quality, this drone is for you.
This feature allows you to maneuver and control the quadcopter in 6 different directions. Combined with the Headless Mode, this drone becomes super easy to control. With these features, you can take higher quality footage, fly indoors with ease, and fly outdoors even with the wind blowing.
This drone has a flight time of 10 mins, the average in the industry. But It can be charged by a USB cable, which has been requested for years, as not all drones have them. The USB charging cable makes the drone easier and faster to charge. But there’s more. It only needs 3.5 hours to reach fully charged so that you can fly it longer, sooner.
Now the camera. For lots of people, the camera is an essential part of the drone. Of course, everyone loves flying the drone, and when the battery dies, going inside to review the footage that they got. And this drone won’t let you down here. It has an 8MP camera so that you can take excellent pictures from above. It also has 720P and 1080P recording allowing you to film in HD from the sky. And its holding case can also hold GoPro’s camera.
A one really unique feature that you won’t find on every drone is the Headless Mode. It means that the direction that the drone flies don’t have anything to do with the direction the nose is pointing. Headless Mode can be a very helpful point for beginners because it makes the drone easier to control and less complicated to turn and maneuver.
Indoor and Outdoor
Because of its larger size, this drone is easy to control outdoors, but with some practice, it will be easy to control indoors as well. It can be fun to fly a drone inside your house, but not anyone can do it. This drone is smaller and easier to control than most (50 by 50 by 19cm), so you can fly it inside your home. Of course, if you want a drone that is only for the indoors, you really should buy something like a mini-drone. Also, for flying outdoors, this drone features headless mode (Explained above), as well as a simple to use remote control, for better smoother flying.
This drone can do 360 rolls, which are sure to excite all types of fliers.
Ok, it is a great drone, you say. But what are the cons?
As I mentioned above, you really can’t get a better flight time for a drone this cheap. Other drones with a flight time of 20 mins go for more than 1 000 dollars.
Its range is 100 meters, although it can be modified to extend the range.
This drone comes with the indoors flight capabilities, but if you want something for the indoors only, you should consider buying a nano drone instead. They are around 20 cm big and can fly around smaller spaces easily.
Overall, the Syma X8G is a great drone for all fliers and can thrill you for quite a while. All reviews online agree this drone is great compared to other drones of the same price range. So take it outside, or keep it inside, this drone will get you hooked and keep you hooked in the drone flying hobby. For everyone else, there is cheaper Syma version, X8W.