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Drone Definition
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  1. BeginnerDroneUser January 5, 2018

    Upon receipt of the Contixo F18. Packaging was very well with product description being fully enclosed. Assembly was easy and very straightforward per the instruction booklet provided. I have completed two flights, both of which the battery lasted approximately 15 minutes (I have a second one on order) for longer play time 🙂 Overall, I am delighted with the purchase, I have yet to take it long distance. As I’m still learning all the controls along with functions, I’ll follow up with an update once I get out into some more open spaces and can let loose a little. Lastly, the camera is excellent, provides superb 1080 video directly to my S8+ and takes relatively good photos.

  2. OldKid January 26, 2018

    Excellent for price and tough. Easy to assemble. Easy to learn how to fly in an open area. Tough, tough, tough, 30 seconds into the first flight, I crashed into the side of the garage, some battle wounds (scuff marks) on the propellers, wipe the mud and dirt off and it was back in the air in no time. The propellers lasted me about 10 crashes, a few were horrible- crash into the top of a tree at a high rate of speed and bounce off several branches on the way down. Most crashes pilot error, but I am a slow learner to the low battery RTH- nothing to do but watch a crash. Camera good quality, it would be nice to adjust camera angle. Very impressed for cost.

  3. Michael February 10, 2018

    DONT BUY READ FIRST. Drone came broken from dji, do not buy! Their customer service team does not care about their coustomers even if they spent $1000 on a broken drone… very disappointing from such a reputable company. Take second thoughts before buying drones from this company (dji)

  4. BUCKEYEJIM February 21, 2018

    F-18 DRONE. easy, idiot-proof device, way too much fun to fly, even for a first-time pilot. all the features were spot on, easily accessible, i will recommend this drone to anyone for its ease of operation, cost value and just down-right fun to operate. I might even buy a back-up drone. thanks for good adult toy fun.

  5. RTH3 August 5, 2018

    Great product. Great product for folks just getting into drones. Out of the box, the F18 was easy to get up and running. If you are out in an open field you would have to screw up bad to wreck this drone. I want to use the drone for my work, so I am flying around objects. I have wrecked into trees, mailbox, house, and car just getting used to flying. The drone has taken a beating but it still works great. One of the landing lights/legs broke but duct tape fixed that. I have replaced the blades once. I would recommend getting extra blades and extra batteries(I got the blades and batteries on Amazon).

  6. DroidUser November 21, 2018

    Amazing. This thing is great. Watch the casey neistat review and youll see why.

  7. Rose December 24, 2018

    Item arrived significantly damaged. Monitor is cracked and will not turn on. Batteries look like they burst in transit. Propellers are either bent or broken. Unsure what happened but this item is unacceptable to say the least.

  8. GloMommy December 24, 2018

    Garbage. Angry that I wasted my money to buy this as my husband’s Christmas gift. As soon as he opened it, the first thing we noticed were the ridiculously corroded batteries. What garbage.

  9. Kasey13 January 6, 2019

    Waste of money. Item came broken in the box, you could clearly see it was already broken through the clear section. Waste of money for my sons christmas

  10. paughprincess January 9, 2019

    perfect for toy lovers. holy stone really “hit a home run” with this GPS drone. auto hover and low battery “return to home” feature really make this a perfect match for beginners and experts alike. the 1080p camera makes it a good fit for the photo/video enthusiast as well!

  11. Biggmoinc January 13, 2019

    DJI Spark. Camera surprised me, you want to use an otg cable along with remote for best video feedback to device your using for display.

  12. Jjjj January 28, 2019

    Newer upgraded mavic with more power. Awesome drone, but the Phantom 4 has slightly better video resolution. The mavic 2 is still a great drone. The original mavic and the Phantom 4 had some minor electronic glitches and had to be returned. All DJI drones are above-average, but the DJI Phantom 4 Pro is the one I would recommend.

  13. bobinh2otown February 25, 2019

    understand only holystone Brands them. its actually a bugs 3 pro.
    holy Stone only Brands them.
    this is well-known everywhere. yes it comes with a warranty when bugs doesn’t.

  14. Shastaski March 12, 2019

    Many Features for the Novice or Pro. This drone has many professional features with a decent camera, First Person View, Point of Interest, Follow Me, Return To Home etc. Most important is the Return to Home which sends it back to you if your battery is in need of a charge. This is a great drone for learning to fly or to improve your skills.

    Customer Service with Holy Stone is number one!

  15. BilyD March 16, 2019

    Great First Drone. This is my first drone. Having flown private aircraft I was interested in a simple to fly yet comprehensive drone. The HS100 exceeds my expectations. For the price this drone has many features found on more expensive models. The one touch take off, return home and follow me features make this drone a pleasure to fly. I quickly advanced from the beginner mode to straight GPS with no limits. The camera while not superior gets the job done for a variety of photo opportunities (see ocean shot). I am very pleased with this model drone by Holy Stone.

  16. murphy April 3, 2019
  17. Sinh April 8, 2019

    Amazing drone!!! I am an Automotive/Real Estate Photographer

  18. Angelo April 9, 2019
  19. WalmartCustomer April 11, 2019

    Great bundle for kids. Great bundle, better than single boost combo.
    Love it.

  20. DroneDroneDrone April 15, 2019
  21. Cory April 21, 2019

    Terrible! I would not recommend this drone camera quality is terrible at best better off buying the holystone hs700 for a little bit more money

  22. Arizona Dave April 29, 2019

    Wonderful Selfie Drone. Pros: Very stable in light wind situations

    Dobby stays where you leave it

    Many useful features like takeoff and landing from your hand

    Very nice camera

    Battery interchangeably is very quick and easy

    Software for flying is quite robust

    Cons: Expensive

    Getting pictures and videos off Dobby is clumsy

    Other thoughts: I bought the Dobby from buydig.com because it was the lowest price and in the USA. Delivery was quick compared to coming from China. But, unfortunately buydig’s inventory is of an older model that does not contain the now supplied ND (neutral density) filter. This filter is very useful for pictures and videos in bright lighting situations.

  23. Capepete April 29, 2019

    Excellent customer service.

  24. STEVE April 29, 2019

    Don’t buy this product. The Zerotech Dobby drone is a bust! Very difficult to calibrate horizontally and vertically settings. RTH works occasionally. Battery life is extremely short. By the time you attempt to calibrate and sync the drone to wi-fi, you only have a few minutes to fly. Also, the video is very shaking and does not focus the well. The name of the drone clearly describes its’ function ZERO TECHNOLOGY

  25. Robert May 4, 2019

    Has anyone been able to fly one? Bought it yesterday, spent all afternoon and all morning today trying to get it to work. Connection problems, no gps, restricted airspace, etc. For 400 bucks, I expect it to work, work easily and as advertised. I returned it today . A friend of mine bought the Phantom 3 and had the very same issues but failed to return it in time so he now has a 900 drone he cant fly. Good luck with yours though, perhaps you will have a different experience.

  26. AJ May 8, 2019

    Powerful drone that goes far. Only issue is that it averages about 13min flight time. I had to buy 2 more batteries just to have a 45min session

  27. AS May 9, 2019

    Restricted Airspace Alert—NotJust Airports. The restricted airspace feature is helpful—as it turns out there are tons of places I wanted to fly the drone such as some beautiful public parks and urban settings…and drones aren’t always allowed there. This is both good to know—keeping me and my son out of trouble but sad at the same time. I was under the impression it was just airports.

  28. Capepete May 11, 2019

    Everyone should have one of these! Awesome! Landing on my hand, take off from my hand, and the pictures! Very happy with the drone!#sweepstakes

  29. Kevin May 11, 2019

    Great Product and Bundle!!! The drone is solid and exceptionally well made. It flys very well in Beginner mode which is as far as I have gotten. The DJI software for Apple IOS works very well. The remote gave me a bit of a problem with my phone. About the only thing I have a problem with is the micro SD card access.

    The rest of the Deluxe kit was also very nice. The landing pad, the carrying case wer great. I would have liked to have seen a faster SD card included.

  30. Big Red Mavic Drone May 11, 2019

    I highly recommend Beach Camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!#sweepstakes. Beach Camera totally rocks. Fantastic customer service and a great price on their package deals. Highly reccomend

  31. West32 May 11, 2019

    Great, easy to fly drone. Great product. Easy to fly and gets great images. #sweepstakes

  32. peb May 11, 2019

    Should I buy & from who? Outstanding drone, even for beginners! Beach has the best deals!

  33. Fly Boy May 11, 2019

    I would buy this product again. The Drone and fly set is awesome. The service was prefect. I would buy from them anytime.

  34. ThomasP May 14, 2019

    Holy Stone HS700. The holy Stone HS700 has a sleek professional looking design that looks and looks and feels expensive. The clear assembly instructions made it easy to put together and the operating manuals were well written so that my first flight was a huge success.  This is the perfect trainer drone for the novice and has plenty of features for the advanced operator. Connected to my Note 8 phone the FPV HD camera with 5G worked flawlessly at a range of 175 meters out with an altitude of approximately of 100 meters with plenty of room to spare.  Features like the Return to Home (RTH) with a simple press of a button, return to home with a low battery or transmitter signal loss or out of range makes it worry free and almost impossible to lose, as it simply returns to where it took off from. I tested each of the return to home features and they all worked perfectly.  Flight time was nearly at the rated 20 minutes which slightly varied depending on wind conditions.  The HS700 has the ability to fly with or without GPS mode and in headless mode if desired.  Also to my surprise, I received a phone call from someone in Customer Service making sure I had no questions or problems with their product.  This says to me that Holy Stone is Proactive and they will always be there for me with awesome customer service. For the Quality,  Value and Dependability I would highly recommend the Holy Stone HS700, you won’t be disappointed.

  35. VAmom May 18, 2019

    5 hours to charge. This drone flies well enough but the camera has terrible lag. Vivitar customer support is terrible. I own a 30 dollar drone that is better quality. If you like this drone you should factor in buying a gopro session with it. I wish i did not buy this. The only thing good about it is the size.

  36. Jamessisson June 6, 2019

    Holy Stone HS700 Ophelia is a great drone. I love this drone either for beginners or experienced flyers this drone is perfect. It flys very smooth and quiet. It is very durable and sturdy. It has excellent app features and low battery voltage features so u wont crash if your battery is to low. It has great response to the transmitter and is morethan i expected in a drone. If your looking for a great professional easy to fly drone this is a must have

  37. Unluckyfarher June 16, 2019

    Flying trash. My wife got me this for father’s which it was yesterday, since it took off it was acting up, it wasn’t responding like it should at the end it took off flying on his own and lost it! You get for what you pay for, if you want a cheap drone you will get a flying piece of trash……

  38. Corvul June 17, 2019

    Pretty good drone, room for a little improvement. This is the nicest drone I have owned to date. The pros of it are long battery life about 16 minutes using the camera and the app. Stabile over 50 feet even in windy conditions.

    The cons of it are camera quality is marginal. And under 50 feet it does not hover without constant adjusting with the transmitter. I expected a little more in these 2 areas for the price.
    Still a nice drone. Check out my you tube videohttps://youtu.be/gQkbprioqzk

  39. Reporter June 25, 2019
  40. Nelson Vergara July 2, 2019

    Big Scam by Buydig. Pros: big scam the drone never work.

    Cons: I got my drone and never work, big scam

    Other thoughts: I purchase this drone in Buydig.com and never work, battery did not charge, so I decide to buy an extra battery using Amazon.com, I got my new battery installed and the drone still did not work, I returned the drone back to Buydig and now they are telling me that I have return the ‘wrong drone’ I’m like what’s, Wrong drone since is the only one I have and purchase even the serial number storage in my App I download and match what I have returned to them, so they don’t want to give me my money back, It’s not my problem they making a big mistake in there warehouse. this is a big scam, this is just and excuse to not get my money back, now they don’t answer my calls and emails.

  41. Jason S July 14, 2019

    AWESOME DRONE. My order came in two days! Everything I ordered was shipped and arrived in perfect condition. The Mavic Air is an awesome machine and works flawlessly. There is quite a lot of reading to be done before flying the first time, but educating yourself is worth it to get the best flying experience. I would also recommend going to the DJI website and downloading the full owners manual. The drone only comes with a quick start guide. The full manual goes into depth on all of the features and functions as well as how to access them. Beach Camera is the best in the business. I have purchased two drones from them and wont buy from any other place. They have an awesome return policy and when you call them an actual person answers the phone to help in any way.

  42. Thomas July 28, 2019

    Nice product. Good quality happy with product. Even send extra parts

  43. Lance August 22, 2019

    do not buy. going through the steps to fly, the 700D is hard to calibrate, have to try 5-10 times any suggestions==called and get no answer from the tech team==do not buy

  44. scooter September 18, 2019

    buy a Syma. very hard to fly – couldnt get trim adjusted to hover in place. it would generally just take off on its own….eventually it justed started flipping over by itself the minute you turn it on. I bought a Syma brand drone next – and its is AWESOME. buy, Syma, dont waste your money on this.

  45. Horrible September 18, 2019

    Horrible quality! Horrible quality! My son used it ones and one of the propellors stopped working at the same speed as the others so it’s completely off balanced and doesn’t work.

  46. Macker September 23, 2019

    Holy stone HS700. After reading reviews and comments from other HS 700 owners I settled on the HS 700 drone as my first drone to enter flying quads. I was not disappointed. It came in high quality packaging and the unit was flawless. With excellent assembly instructions it only takes a few minutes to complete. I have been flying RC aircraft and helicopters for awhile so the transition to the HS700 was very smooth. Once the battery was charged the fun began. I knew I had made the right choice. The HS700 is smooth and has quick response. It is loaded with about every feature you would expect to find in a much more expensive drone. I would recommend the HS700 to anyone from beginners to experienced pilots.

  47. Lonelygirl September 26, 2019

    Got lucky. We bought this drone on black Friday for way cheaper then it’s price but for beening our first it a awesome one

  48. Adrian September 28, 2019

    Hollow Cheap Plastic. I don’t know why people are still buying this. From outside the box is seems cool. But the moment you open it you realize that the drone is made of the cheapest plastic there is.

    My remote wouldn’t work at all. Couldn’t control the camera and a complete embarrassment of a drone. Save yourself and get something else!

    Returned the drone after 24 Hours. I don’t even want to waste my time.

  49. Alex October 2, 2019
  50. Rob October 3, 2019

    I would definitely recommend. Everything was exactly as described. Love it! #sweepstakes

  51. Nick October 10, 2019

    GARBAGE. Gave it 1 star because you can’t give it 0. Owned this drone less than 12 hours. Took about a dozen attempts to pair drone to controller. Finally got it to take off right at myself and a tree about 50 yards away without even touching control. Downloaded app for phone, but app constantly crashes. Never got the camera to work. Flys by itself into the woods. Plastic guards fall off constantly. Total waste of money, so I returned it.

  52. Robbie October 12, 2019

    My favorite online store. Where is start? from the price to the shipping time and package itself, Everything is done perfectly! My husband was so thrilled. Couldn’t wait to use his new toy! I will definitely order here again and again.. Great job guys..

  53. Sparky November 2, 2019
  54. Bear November 5, 2019

    Fun drone to fly but it is nearly impossible to connect to GPS on the reciever so that bieng the case it is very hard to calibrate and also hard to get the drone/yourself into a position where the drone recognizes the reciever and let’s you fly. Half the time by the time I reach this point where my reciever let’s me fly the drone, it has already drained my drone battery to 20 percent or less and wolnt fly away cause it knows the battery is going to die soon. So some smart features just wish they all worked properly and this would be a awesome drone!

  55. dronedad November 10, 2019

    phoenix is worth it! I thoroughly enjoyed flying the Phoenix drone. the only real complaint I have as a beginner was the instruction manual not being more clear on a few things. I eventually got it, however, the process was a headache lol. I do however highly recommend this for the amateur in drone flying such as myself. it has good flight time and the picture is fairly decent. the camera adjustment makes it nice as well. good thing for return to home mode when the battery is low as well. although at first I thought the drone was going to take off and disappear, I soon realized I had walked away from where I took off from. all in all, excellent product!

  56. Tyler November 10, 2019

    Love my New DEERC DE22. I love my New DEERC DE22 Drone. If your shopping for a new drone seriously consider the DE22. You won’t be disappointed. The DE22 is foldable and compact so you can carry it easily on trips. On my first flight I was surprised with the power it had yet it was super quiet with the brushless motors. It flies beautifully and is very steady with the help of the GPS so you can concentrate on the FPV Live Feed on your Phone while flying to take better video. The video and picture quality from the DE22 Camera is impressive and that’s what I was looking for. I’m happy with my purchase.

  57. Krod November 14, 2019

    AMAZING AND WILL FLY MY CHICKEN NUGGETS. Ok so i didnt even read any instructions and already had SO MUCH FUN. The shipping made my drone come in late but im so happy i have it now. It comes with the tools, landing bars for the drone, a phone holder and super bright lights on the drone that make it great to fly in the night. I needed a cheap drone because i am giving a speech about “food delivery drones” and this drone is the biggest and cheapest camera drone ive found. I downloaded the camera drone app and it seemed to work before my drone died (i havent charged it yet). This thing is huge compared to all other$20 drone options!! I plan to fly a box of chicken nuggets with it during my speech and have no doubt this will do the job. I am so excited and happy with this purchase! Also i bought a 3 year protection plan for $3. Even if it never breaks, this is totally worth it because i dont think i will ever find such a great deal like this again. It went super high, super far, super fast! THANK YOU SKY RIDER!!!

  58. Katherine November 14, 2019

    It’s awesome! This is a very nice and compact drone.I really like how the drone is foldable. Very impressed with the quality. It is very stable in flight, I tested the follow me mode, I also tested the way points on it. It worked excellent. The wind was a factor in the test but GPS kept it stable in flight. I would highly recommend the DE22, you won’t be disappointed.

  59. Fadi November 15, 2019
  60. Jeremy November 21, 2019

    Very Impressive Drone. This drone is very impressive and at a great price. The brushless motors are super quiet, all you can hear is the power of the propellers. The 2k camera is good, both in clarity and lighting. I can’t wait to try out the more advanced gps capabilities. Flying time is excellent and as advertised. Very pleased with this drone and I’m looking forward to getting adventurous with it over the lake and on hiking trips!! Photo was taken at late sunset.

  61. Wildcat20 November 22, 2019

    GREAT drone! Wow! This drone is seriously great! There are tons of functions on this drone that allow it to be personalized. It is very strudy with great control and takes great pictures!

  62. Gary November 23, 2019

    5 Star. I love this drone. We went hiking up the mountains and we were able to get awesome footage through the canyon with the leaves changing colors. The carrying case is so good with straps to hold it like a backpack. Super easy to set up and use.

  63. AndrewB November 24, 2019

    Pleasantly Surprised. This was my first drone and I found it to be perfect for beginners, but advanced enough that experienced drone users won’t be disappointed. It has a great camera that takes pictures in 2k which makes them clear and crisp and something you’ll want to show off to your friends. I liked the GPS capabilities because the drone could follow me. I worried about it running out of power, but there’s a one-key return which makes the drone fly back to its take-off point automatically when the battery is getting low.

    When you first open the box, you will see it comes not only with the drone, charging cable, and controller, but also with and four extra propellers and a very helpful instruction sheet that walks you through the setup process. The battery lasted about 25 minutes, which is consistent with what was expected. So it didn’t fly forever, but I got a pretty good amount of time in the air.

    My daughter and I were looking forward to taking this drone for a spin and opened it as soon as it came in the mail. I was surprised at the short battery life, but since it was my first drone, I didn’t really know what to expect. We really enjoyed this drone!

    The controls are easy to use, even for beginners. It’s a basic setup but has a lot of advanced features, such as being able to design a custom flight path, making it fly in a circle by setting a point, and a “follow me” feature that tracks my position. If you’ve not flown a drone before, you’ll quickly get used to the controls after flying around for a couple of minutes.

    With the size of the drone, I wouldn’t recommend flying inside the house even if you have an open area. We tried flying it around our dining room and living room but quickly took it outside where we were much more comfortable.

    I was surprised how great the camera is! The 5GHz connection made receiving the photos from the drone really easy. I got some great pics! And we had so much fun playing with this drone. I really look forward to enjoying the thrills this drone brings to my family and me!

  64. Alina November 25, 2019

    Good for the price / very quick drone. The drone is really good, steady and respond good to the remote controller.

  65. b November 29, 2019

    great for a beginners. the best drone in its price range and the best part you don’t have to register it!

  66. Sleepr December 1, 2019

    Excellent value & versatility! I’m a bit confused. Pic shows prop guards,hard case & other items that I didn’t receive in my bundle. That aside. Great item. Arrived on time @ a favorable price. I’m a novice @ this & still in a learning curve.

  67. Mac December 3, 2019

    Amazing service. Great to do business with. Although DJI raised the price of their mavic 2 pro drone, these guys honoured the original price found on their site plus they gave an additional item as a perk. (32GB memory card). And they shipped item on time. Love Buydig.com

  68. RT December 3, 2019

    I would buy this product from BuyDig again. This is a great product. I use for fun and for work.

  69. Brad December 3, 2019

    No Google play app! I have scanned the QR code in the booklet and nothing came up. I’ve Googled VTI PHOENIX DRONE app and it shows it found something but when I click it, it is not found. The ads and description and even the book says it on Google play.

  70. Ashmeet December 6, 2019

    Drone. Hello I am a product reviewer and I think your product has a great potential and I think it will be great for a review.I am a drone kind of person and I Really Really like your drone.
    Thank You

  71. Zach December 8, 2019

    BUYER BEWARE. This drone only has 1 charger that takes 5 hours to charge 1 battery. You CANNOT buy any replacement parts for this drone, SO IF YOU BREAK A PROPELLER THE DRONE IS RENDERED USELESS. This drone will fly into things and destroy propellers, it will not shut off after accident propellers continue to grind into whatever they hit. customer service is no help whatsoever, useless company. Just spend the extra cash for a DJI and call it a day, these things are expensive and that’s just the reality of it.

  72. Fadi December 9, 2019
  73. Jazzphet December 9, 2019

    DEERC DE22 RC Drone. I bought the DEERC DE22 RC drone as my early Christmas present from me, to me. It folds out making it easy to store. The picture quality is beautiful, it has a 2K camera and hand gesture technology, making it simple to take high quality pictures. This drone is very easy to learn and calibration is a snap. You’ll have 25 minutes of pure fun, plus it has a GPS return home so you’ll never have to worry about losing this drone. I give this drone a 5 star rating based on performance, picture quality and price. Best bang for your buck.

  74. Daddo December 11, 2019

    Great drone. Great price and great drone for the price not to big but not small neither.

  75. JWH71206 December 11, 2019

    A Six Minutes Tour…A Six Minute Tour. Bought on line due to reviews and drop of price.

    It’s gift and waiting to deliver. Two negatives needs multi battery and only 6 minutes fly-time.

  76. MsVi December 12, 2019

    This is compact and easy for beginners! It is my firsr ever drone to test around. I was curious and interested in people who play around with drone. I checked what has high review ans easy to get intro into the new tech world. So I placed order with this toy. When it came, it has 4 items in the box. The controller, the drone, the charging and the manual. I read through the manual and start turn it on to test around. It is very easy to learn and beginning with. You have to download the app to sync with the drone and the controller. It also has quick start guide on the app to guide when you got confuse. It is definitely easy to nevigate as a beginner. I still need some time to test it outdoor and I believe that must be fun and joy to take with me to travel! Because it is very compact when it got fold. I can’t wait to come out more memories with this new toy!

  77. vivian December 13, 2019

    great drone.  That’s the first thing that comes to mind with this product. I’ve had other “beginner “ drones in the past but decided to up my game and this one has blown my mind. This is nothing short of spectacular! It has an auto return feature so the drone comes back to you when it’s out of range or the battery is low. It has a gps feature so you can set the precise location you want to record. It has a “follow me” feature if you want it to follow your every move and it has a cool virtual reality mode that I haven’t had a chance to play with but looks like it will be a lot of fun.

  78. Wishbone December 15, 2019

    Mine is no good! Good flyer is about all and not worth the $30 bucks. However the camera isn’t working properly. I take pictures and video when I go to look at the memory card it’s corrupt every time. No pictures no video. The FPV quality on the monitor is poor as well. Maybe if the camera was recording to the memory card the video quality wouldn’t be very good either. I’ll be taking this one being returned and no I won’t be exchanging it!

  79. eccoleman December 18, 2019

    Excellent value for entry-level drone. I’ve bought several drones, this one seems quite easy to fly! What I like best is its compact folding up ability and the retractable props. I honestly think this extends the life of the prop when it can do this. The GPS return home feature is a must, as I can never seem to get the drone back easily on my own! The picture can get a little jittery in the wind (there is no gimbal), but the GPS does hold position well.

  80. Shobi December 20, 2019

    Best drone for beginners. This is the best drone for beginners. Walmart is cheapest place to buy if you wants to buy it. Very easy to learn and it has so many modes. Highly recommend it

  81. OlliePorkSkin December 22, 2019

    Garbage. Don t even waste your money. Got this as a Christmas gift, that I didn’t want. Extended coverage and everything. It’s going in the trash, without ever being opened. Garbage. A hundred dollar drone is not going to do anything well, except disappoint. Thanks but no thanks. Maybe the trash mans kids’ll want it.

  82. tim December 24, 2019

    best drone for the money. nice drone. very nice . easy to fly . with headless mode three speeds . several flight patterns installed that can be performed with a touch of a button . not a lot of battery life but I’m not seeing that as a flaw as the smaller battery is one of the reasons it flies so well

  83. Judy December 24, 2019

    Christmas hit! Due to the price, we decided to get it for our 6 yr old for Christmas. Well, it was not only a hit with our child, but with his cousins and the adults too! Easy to fly even after bumping on the walls over and over again. Will buy again!

  84. NicknameRequired December 24, 2019
  85. Droner December 24, 2019

    Absolutely fabulous. Absolutely fabulous drone. I am very happy with I would recommend this to anyone as their first drone. very easy to control.

  86. Tasha December 25, 2019

    Wouldn’t fly properly
    Shortage present in the wires. Packet with batteries appeared
    To have battery acid in it.

  87. papafred December 25, 2019
  88. Jaezel December 26, 2019

    Do not buy this one. DO NOT BUY
    If you want to use the camera at all, DO NOT BUY this drone. None of the apps available on the Google Play store at functional in the slightest, crashing every time you open them to try and use the drone. That removes about 50% of its functionality except as a decent remote control plaything, and even that is limited because of the 10-15 minutes you’ll be lucky to get out of a battery with a 4 hour charge.

  89. Ahmad December 27, 2019
  90. bminill December 29, 2019

    I had a hard time getting it to program, it flew nice and landed like it was supposed to, then I tried to get the camera to work after I downloaded the vivitar sky view ap I tried to sync it to my iPhone 6 , I cannot, I tried to fly it with the controller, it would only sit there and flash all the lights on the drone and the controller. Nothing worked. I tried to setup again , no luck. It is not locked but it only sits there and flashes all the lights. I tried calling the number for help and it was nothing but scam telemarketing phone number. It would be nice if it had worked more than once. I am heartbroken but I’m going to try to return it..

  91. Noflyzone December 29, 2019

    Unable to sync drone to controller. Couldn’t get controller and drone to sync, despite watching video, reading tutorial, and had customer support assistance.
    Their remedy was that I pay to ship the defective out of the box back to them for repairs.
    I decline, and will get a refund

  92. MarkM December 29, 2019

    Very Good. Fun little drone, very easy to fly. I also have a DJI phantom and the Mini is much easier to get ready to fly and fly.

    There was a light breeze one time I was flying it did very well, but have not flown it on a windy day.

  93. Misticmimic January 1, 2020

    Nowhere near worth the money! Even after you stop pushing any buttons and it won’t turn off then crashes. First time we tried it… so already having to super glue it back together.

  94. fish January 1, 2020
  95. Leica2000 January 1, 2020

    This is a great drone with fantastic features. Holy stone was the first indoor drone I bought and I have bought several others before. They never let me down. Great customer support and spares availability( I do crash pretty often). If this is the future of the company, they are going in the correct direction.
    I love the case it comes in. The remote is comfortable in the hands and fits my iPhone 10. The display is easy to read. The joysticks have a great response and feel sturdy. The buttons are layed out well. This drone has some weight to it. It doesn’t feel cheap.

  96. Shiny151 January 3, 2020

    A very fine drone for the price. Over the (2019) holiday this drone fluctuated in price from $268 down to $99. I bought two of them. At $99 this drone is a steal. I have logged about 15 flights so far without any issues whatsoever. Many of the other negative reviews on here have me scratching my head. Random crashes into things? No app for Android? No spare parts? I have had NONE of these issues. I own both iOS and Android devices and the apps are both available and work fine. This drone is also rebadged from the MJX MEW4-1. It’s the exact same drone and you can find spare parts if you spend some time searching.

    The tips I have for this drone are; don’t lift-off until you have a minimum of a seven satellite lock on the controller. Sometimes it takes a minute or two. Otherwise if you take off in non-GPS mode, the wind can push the drone around at medium/higher altitudes and you can become disoriented very quickly while trying to recover; especially since the drone does NOT have a headless mode. Be patient, stay focused and keep it in low power mode while flying the first few times and you will avoid almost all of the issues mentioned in these reviews. Get comfortable with the drone at closer/lower ranges for the few flights before flying longer ranges and at higher speeds.

    I have had this drone vertical about 160 meters and at that range you can barely see it in the sky. Overall, the range on it is fantastic for almost any line-of-sight flight you desire. The camera on it is so-so, it’s merely decent but to me it’s not a deal-breaker, especially at the price I got them for.

    One of my favorite features is the remote switchable, vertical landing lights. At dusk, they are BRIGHT! And even at a very high altitude you can easily see the drone from a remarkable distance with the lights on. I do not think this is a beginner drone; I have been flying for four years and own about ten different drones and I would rank it as an intermediate skill level. I have attached a couple of in-flight photos. These are not the full resolution so keep that in mind. They are down-sampled from my phone.

  97. Aaron RF Anderson January 4, 2020

    Good things in small packages. So far the Mavic is rockin’. For the value it is pretty incredible though some of the key features I was interested in (timelapse, etc.) aren’t as out of the box as many might have led us to believe. Still, the quality and durability of the product is great.


  98. EricHarrington8435576086 January 4, 2020

    Asimilar and Similar but I have no clue. Absolutely, imperfect. Requires as-many accessories as men have a need to shave every day. And, for some reason, its price is strangely-similar to that of the new iPhones released earlier this month: Is this a coincidemce or something else, hmmmm

  99. KevinR January 7, 2020

    Kind of a downgrade to the older F18 model. The only thing better is the camera and more options on this app from the old model. They went to downgraded propellers that are directly screwed on, meaning these propellers have a history of stripping out since the thread is plastic. The old model had metal caps that screwed on so no stripping. They also downgraded from a 2100 mah battery to the common 1800 mah battery.

  100. Gadams32 January 9, 2020

    Hs720. Overall good drone. Needs obstacle avoidance but it does what it’s supposed to. Very responsive and good camera

  101. Chris January 10, 2020

    Sky Rider Thunderbird. My son is 5 so this drone is the perfect price. It comes with replacement blades but no extra guards. The guard screws in with a tiny screwdriver. The guards bend into the fan blades. The battery is a real pain in my butt to charge. I wish my son could charge the battery on his own but its next to impossible. I recommend a drone with the camera in the remote cause this one works through your phone. It comes with a paper that says enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card. The website doesn’t even work.

  102. fish January 13, 2020

    sweet. awesome 5 stars. I’m really impressed by this one.. it’s like my 8th drone and by far the best.

  103. disappointed January 13, 2020

    screen. the drone its self was fine but the screen was broken when it came out of the box which was very upsetting to my grandson

  104. George January 14, 2020

    I would get this drone if it did wifi like its predecessor. Returned this drone after learning it lacked some features that the Mavic Air has

  105. Jeff January 24, 2020

    need parts. Excellent drone. I broke the back right arm and need replacement part . also looking for propellers?

  106. marr February 4, 2020
  107. Amber February 10, 2020

    highly recommended. my cousin purched a pair, they are so amazing I highly recommend

  108. Kaysdad February 15, 2020

    18 minutes flight time/overpriced. i have owned several DJI drones, been flying drones since they hit the market. I was disappointed in this one, longest flight time was 18 minutes on one battery. Some of the footage i took was very poor quality while some was ok. It is in my opinion overpriced for what it is. If it was 200 or 250 that would be more reasonable.

  109. Casalan February 17, 2020

    Phoenix drone. I like the quickness of it the response was good takeoff is easy connection is easy one of the best Drone ever buy.

  110. Leroy February 21, 2020

    Well worth the money. Drone works like it should as long as you follow correct procedures.. Good quality camera. Customer service is the best for any product worldwide. Battery takes awhile to charge but if you buy extra it’s not an issue. A great beginner drone. You won’t be disappointed.

  111. KW182 February 24, 2020

    Would definitely purchase again. This was very easy to use right out of the box. We were able to sync it with the app and the phone very easily. I takes awesome pics and videos and I love being able to watch it on our phone while it is in use.

  112. jonathan March 28, 2020

    VTI Phoenix is the name of the app on Google Play Store.
    It is the MJX MEW-4…just rebranded as a Vivitar…the electronics gps module,remote,battery app…literally everything is exactly the same.
    I have the MJX and the Vivitar and I can tell you from an experienced drone pilots point of view…BOTH are the same drone with the same features and same flight time and performance.
    The camera is good as long as you use an SD card ….as well as the video.
    with no obstacles…I have had this drone 1155meters away…that’s over 3000 feet. It returned hom with zero issues.
    My flight time before RTH was always 14 minutes….I dont mind waiting 5 hours for the batteries to charge…but there are simple fixes to this “problem”…a little ingenuity and a hobby grade charger.

  113. LoveIt April 1, 2020

    DJI Drones Are The Best! Best and most reliable Drone that I own!

  114. NicknameRequired April 5, 2020
  115. chris April 7, 2020

    Had to return because camera was installed upside down but received the replacement and it works perfectly.

  116. clifford April 8, 2020

    Horrible it came broken and i was never able to resolve it.

  117. Gary April 8, 2020

    Good Service. Item came on time. With weather, and a novice pilot, it has flown once. Impressed, so far.

  118. Briyana April 9, 2020

    Great. My son said he loves it. He said it’s the perfect drone.

  119. sha April 14, 2020

    A great drone I have 4 contixo drones and you can’t go wrong buying from them if your a beginner or experienced it will meet your expectations and if there is a problem there customer support is great.

  120. Warren April 20, 2020

    Vivitar VTI Phoenix Drone review. Outstanding drone easy to operate but read instruction
    Great drone to get when wanting to step up to the next level.

  121. Nite05 April 20, 2020
  122. CemersonsCall April 21, 2020

    Very nice drone, flys good, camera could be better. This is a very nice drone it flies really good I many things you can do with it a camera quality is decent but if you try to and large pitchers a gets a little blurry better if they are kept small like 4 by 6 om and handles very very nice landing is pretty accurate all around a very good drawn for the price

  123. keldric April 24, 2020

    I bought this for my 11 yo son and he loves it. It has been easy to learn so far.

  124. lawfon3 April 27, 2020

    Very Satisfied Nana. Bought at Christmas for grandson. Loves it.

  125. Diane April 28, 2020

    Great drone for the price

  126. Ajaya April 28, 2020
  127. Lb April 29, 2020

    Good drone. We have had hours of fun with this drone. I was worried that being so cheap it would break easily it the battery would run down but it has stood up to lots of crashes. It probably would be better for a little older child but my 6 year old still loves it.

  128. Laity April 29, 2020

    Nice pics and video ..battery dont last long but pretty good drone.

  129. Steve April 30, 2020

    No happy so far. I bought one and got it home and it wouldn’t lift off motors wouldn’t start and the instruction manual said the code was indicative of a compass error. So I took it back and they didn’t give me any hassles about taking it back but the drone was DOA. I had to search all over the upstate for another one. Got it home and did the calibrations and all and hit the take off button it leaned over to the left and destroyed the propellers on that side. I got out the box of extras and when I removed them they were chipped and cracked some definitely had been used before.
    The drone had the screen protectors so it didn’t seemed like it had been used before.

    This is my experience so far with this product, so as you can see I am not a happy customer at all. I was looking forward to flying already.

  130. marr May 2, 2020
  131. wilson May 4, 2020

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