Xiaomi is a well known Chinese company that is delivering high tech devices at an affordable price. In the world of mobile phones, they are taking a share of cake every day more and more than the rest of the companies. Reason for that is the high-quality mobile phones with an extremely affordable price.
Now they have turned into drones world because that is the future. They want to become one of the top drone companies. The first Xiaomi MI 4K is their first model which is made to compete with a most popular drone on the market DJI Phantom. We know that DJI is the leader in the drones industry and that the drones which come from their company are the most popular drones on the market. Can the Chinese company Xiaomi take some shares on the market with Xiaomi Mi 4K drone?
Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K
Xiaomi Mi 4K Features
If you take a look at the Xiaomi Mi drone, you will see cheap white plastic, but that is not true once you put hands on the drone. The plastic is light but durable, and the whole drone is designed with little details that just add more pleasure to the eye. The drone has no propeller protectors which means that either you need to know how to fly this drone or the drone is durable to withstand some minor crashes.
4K HD Camera
The camera is placed under the drone body, and it has three axis gimbal which means you can record from 3 different angles.
The recording is done in 3840 x 2160P at 30 FPS which is more than enough to record nice high-quality videos.
The same camera can be used for real live time flying or recording directly on your mobile phone by using the application. That is done through WiFi which means that the range for this option is not long.
There are many options to record with Xiaomi Mi drone. You can simply use tap to fly option and drone will fly to the destination you choose. If you like advanced recording, then you can select what you want to record, and the drone will record it in a 360° surrounding.
Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Camera
Xiaomi MI created a huge remote controller for the first drone. The remote controller is almost as big as the whole drone, and it is kind of heavy. Design of the remote controller is in the same touch as the drone itself. It is made of white plastic with golden details. The remote controller has two joysticks for navigating the drone and few key buttons. Automatic landing and takeoff button, return to the home button and power button. On the remote controller, you can also monitor battery status. On the backside of the remote controller, there are two additional buttons. These buttons control the camera. One is for taking pictures while other is for video recording. You will also notice a ling grip on the back which is implemented so the remote controller cant slip from your hands accidentally.
What will get into your eye the first time you lay your hands on the remote controller are two huge antennas. These antennas make sure that remote controller stays connected to the drone with a strong signal even on a big distance. The drone can be controlled on a 1000 meter distance.
The flight time of the first Xiaomi drone is very good. The drone can stay in the air for 20 minutes which puts this drone on the list of drones that can stay longer than 20 minutes in the air and there are not many drones that can do that at this moment. The 20 minutes flight time is doable because of the extremely powerful battery. This drone has a 5000mAh battery which means the power is in. The battery can only be charged with a unique adapter that is provided by Xiaomi.
This extremely affordable drone has many flight assistance features.
Take off is an ideal feature for the beginners because by clicking one button drone will take off automatically without any risks at all.
Automatic landing is another ideal option for beginners. This option will bring drone home even if you are not an expert pilot.
If something goes wrong with the flight, there is a return to the home button which will bring drone home and automatically land it.
Orbit flight is an ideal feature for taking amazing videos. You can set up everything from speed, range, and virtual circle and drone will do the rest while you are recording. There is also an option where a drone flies away from you by pointing the camera at you.
Waypoint flying is ideal for automatic flying. You just pinpoint the path on the map and drone will fly by your orders.
Tap flight is another cool feature where you just tap the location on the map and drone will go there.
With all these cool features this drone is really fun to fly. But unfortunately the only flying mode this drone does not have is following me mode. But nevertheless, this drone will provide you with great flying abilities and with all the flying modes I am sure you will be able to record amazing videos at 4K UHD resolution.
For such a low price Xiaomi Mi is one of the best buy drones on the market. Maybe it is not as good as the DJI drones, but the drone is not far behind. With amazing camera and lots of flying modes and abilities, this drone is one of the better performance drones on the market. The only problem you may have with this drone is the size. It is a large drone because it needs strong propellers to lift a heavy 4K camera. Without a 4K camera, there are no cool high definition videos and because of that, the size is the problem. I can recommend this drone to beginners and the experts. Actually, this drone is recommendable for everyone because the price is so low and for that money, you are getting so many things.