Drones are some of the most popular gadgets nowadays. Due to this fact, more and more companies are developing quadcopters for all purposes. This is why it can be hard to pick the right device for you. Before you decide to purchase a drone, you should take into consideration a few things. For instance, your level of experience and the purpose of the drone.

In this article, we are going to review a drone for beginners, Syma X5SW. If you like this device and you need more information, you should check out this review made by Droneista. Here you can find out everything you need to know about the Syma X5SW. Now, let’s see if this drone is a hit or a miss. We’ll take into consideration all of its main features, specs, and flight performance.

Features and Specs

Cheerwing Syma X5SW is a great drone for beginners and intermediate users. Because of its features and specs, this drone is a good device considering its price. This drone has a flight time of 5-7 minutes which is a bit low compared to other drones in this price range. Also, this quadcopter needs to be charged for 90 to 120 minutes in order for you to be able to use it again.

One of the best things about this drone is that it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Also, for those who want a drone for photography, you will be pleased to know that it comes with an HD camera. On the other hand, using the camera can lower the flight time to 4-5 minutes.

This drone weights about 4 pounds so you don’t have to worry about registering it to FAA. Its sizes are 12.4 x 12.4 x 4.13 inches which makes it a medium size drone. The device has a control range of 50 m which is good for a beginners’ drone. This quadcopter also has real-time transmission tech which helps you take amazing photos and videos.

Another great thing about this drone is that it combines aerial photography with air stunts. This means that it is great for both purposes. You should know that it doesn’t come with an SD card slot and all of the photos you take will be saved on the special app. This drone is compatible with both Android (higher than 4.0) and iOS.

Remote Control and Flight Performance

The remote control of the drone looks more like a toy car’s RC. Despite this fact, it is easy to use and all of its buttons can be reached without a problem. This RC is divided into 3 parts and the upper part has a special phone holder. Here you can put your smartphone and use the app to see the real-time transmission.

While it is equipped with Wi-Fi, this drone has some signal problems. Many users complained about the fact that the Wi-Fi signal has troubles sometimes. Despite this fact, the RC works perfectly. This drone has a low and a high-speed button which helps you modify the speed of the drone while flying it.

When it comes to its flight performance, this drone is great for both indoor and outdoor use. Take-off and landing are smooth and the in-flight controls are easy to use. The responsive interface makes it easier to handle the drone. Also, you will be pleased to know that this drone is able to perform turns, twists, flips, and evasions without a problem.

When it comes to the camera of the drone, there are some minor issues including the poor Wi-Fi signal. One of these problems is that the camera doesn’t have an anti-glare filter so it is almost impossible to record during the day. This problem can be solved by purchasing an anti-glare filter which is budget-friendly.

Syma X5SW-hit or miss

The Cheerwing Syma X5SW is a good drone for beginners. It is equipped with an HD camera which has a great image quality. Despite this fact, it has minor problems with the Wi-Fi signal and it doesn’t come with an SD card slot. Flying the drone is easy and the RC is responsive. Unfortunately, this drone has a wind problem so you can’t fly it when it is too windy outside.

Despite all of the minor problems, this quadcopter is great for beginners and intermediate users who want a budget-friendly drone for aerial photography and air stunts. Considering all of its features and the small price, we can say that this drone is a hit. However, if you are looking for a professional drone for photography, this is not the drone for you.