Drones have swiftly flown into our society. It is amazing how quickly the drone industry has developed. New and upgraded products are being constantly released into the market, as companies compete for both quality and price. Fortunately, such competition benefits the consumer a lot. Better and more affordable drones are available to anyone who wishes to have a go at it. From racing to photography, whatever you prefer, the right drone for you surely is already out there. We at DronesWorld aim to help you find it, while getting the best deal for it, therefore we have compiled several lists of Top 10 drones under a budget, ensuring you will get the most value out of your money. Best Affordable drones list provided by DronesWorld.
More Features at a Lower Price
As the industry develops, companies are pushed to upgrade their technology while keeping the product affordable enough. Features such as Headless Mode, One-Key Return, and Altitude Holder and so on, are becoming widely common in every Toy grade drone. Most of them even come with their own HD camera plus complete package, a ready to fly out of the box drone. All this even if you have a very low, low budget. If you a bit more money to invest, the possibilities are endless. Drone technology as developed to a point where you are able to buy an outstanding professional drone. Auto-pilot mode, 4K cameras, 2km range, Live Video (many low-cost drones also feature this!), Brushless Motors, top speeds of 120km per hour. We are living the era of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. And there are products available to any budget.
Best Affordable Drones list for 2016 and Upcoming 2017
DJI Phantom 3 Standard
The widely famous Phantom 3, produced by the currently number 1 drone manufacturer in the market DJI. Most likely you have heard of this product before, it is a brilliant piece of aerial machinery. For a very affordable price you can acquire Phantom 3 the Standard Edition, the Top 1 Best Drone Under $500. Phantom 3 has an amazing control distance of up to 5km (truly outstanding) and a flight time of up to 25 minutes. The Standard version of Phantom 3 comes with a 2.7K camera with 12MP (manufactured by DJI itself) and includes amazing high-budget features such as Auto-Pilot (through programmable waypoints), FPV (First Person View) in high quality, Follow Me mode (drone follows target), Point of interest (Phantom flies around a targeted object), two very useful features for recording video or taking photos. It comes with many other great features such as GPS, Home Lock, Vision Position System and Flight Live Data. DJI Phantom 3 is currently the most affordable drone you can get within the high-budget category available for a low price. It comes with a complete package with all you need to fly right out of the box!
UPair One is an outstanding drone, it packs all the great features seen in a high-budget drone but for a very affordable price under $300! If your dream is to one a high-budget drone as DJI Phantom 3 and 4 but you do not yet have the money to invest, let me tell you, UPair One will fit you very well. First, it has a 1KM maximum control range and a flight time up to 22 minutes! These specifications are very well above average for a drone within this price range. Secondly it comes with a 12 Megapixel and 4K 24FPS SONY Camera! Therefore, expect great quality footage. It also transmits real time video (FPV) directly to a 7” Live Video screen (included) on the 2.4Ghz remote controller, as seen on the image. But it doesn’t stop here, it gets even better, UPair One has a wide set of amazing features such as: GPS with dual compass, Failsafe return to home on loss of signal or low battery, GPS Position Hold, Altitude Hold, IOC (Headless Mode), and Return to Home. As you can see, UPair One has all you need to fly right out of the box, amazing specifications, astonishing features that were only exclusive to high-budget drones and of course a SONY Camera! All of this for just under $300, without a doubt the Top 1 Best and Most Affordable Drone Under $300.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition
You can now buy the amazing Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 for a very affordable price! Formerly the number one drone Under $300, you can now get it for an astonishing price Under $200, how amazing is that?! Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has a maximum control distance of 130 meters and a flight time up to 10 minutes. Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is controlled via smartphone or tablet through a free application available for Android and iOS (doesn’t include a remote controller). The app also enables the pilot to watch on the screen a real-time the video transmission of what the camera is recording. The Parrot AR.Drone 2 camera is built-in, it has 720p resolution, HD quality and wide angle lens. Among its neat features Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has Director Mode which lets pilot program automatic movements so pilot can focus on the video. This amazing drone also features a 1GHz 32 bit ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM at 200MHz and Ultrasound Sensors. The drone also has a protective frame around it, allowing it to endure most hits and crashes. A powerful and interesting drone which now is available at a very affordable price.
Holy Stone HS200W
HS200W is an amazingly powerful and very affordable drone just under the $100 price tag. Manufactured by Holy Stone it is the company’s most exciting and successful drone so far. HS200W packs average specifications but astonishing features! More than we could expect from such an affordable quadcopter. Holy Stone HS200W has a control distance range of up to 120 meters and a flight time up to 9 minutes, both specs are the average for a drone within this price range. However, what makes HS200W truly great are its features, packing a 720p 2MP FPV (First Person View) camera capable of displaying real time video directly to pilot’s smartphone device through an app. This app is free and available for both Android and iOS, the drone can also be remotely controlled via app which acts has a remote controller. However, if you prefer you can control the drone with the included 2.4GHz remote controller. Holy Stone HS200W packs a wide set of fun and useful features such as Altitude Hold, One Button Automatic Take Off and Landing (uncommon feature for drones of this price range), One Key Home Return (drone flies towards where the remote controller is) and of course Headless Mode (direction is the same as the transmitter despite where the nose of the quad is pointing at). Holy Stone HS200W is a very affordable drone with a complete set of features and average specifications.
Hubsan X4 H107C+
Yes, you read it well, you can now buy the upgraded version of Hubsan X4 H107C, the beautifully designed H107C Plus! One of Hubsan’s best drones is now available for a very affordable price. X4 H107C+ has a built-in 720p 2MP camera with wide angle, capable of capturing above average footage. It has up to 8 minutes of flight time powered by its 3.7V 520mAh Lipo, and a 50-meter control range (the average distance within its price range). Not only it these amazing specifications previously mentioned, but it also has a unique design, unlike any other low-cost toy drone we have seen before. It doesn’t stop there, this amazingly affordable drone also features Altitude Hold, a very useful feature for camera lovers, in fact, Hubsan X4 H107C+ is the most affordable drone to feature Altitude Hold. Besides that, H107C+ also features Headless Mode and LED light for night flight. This toy drone is without a doubt the best affordable drone under $50 you can currently buy in the market. Above average specifications, amazing features and a unique design come together to form this beautiful and affordable toy quadcopter.
Most Affordable Drones Which Best Fits Your Needs, Flying Skill and Budget
This is the holy grail of any beginners and even experts. With so many drones in the market, which one will the most adequate? Among same price range drones which one performs better? Which one has the most image quality video and photo camera? Which one is the fastest? So many questions, so many details we have to consider. Well, this is why DronesWorld is here. Count with us to always bring to you the best of the very best at the most affordable price possible. Like you, we are drone enthusiasts, always looking for new and updated drones. Following the market, analysing and comparing every single drone the industry unveils.