HUBSAN DRONE REVIEWS : IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF THE BEST HUBSAN DRONES OF 2015

From versatility to enhanced performance not to forget style, Hubsan’s range of quadcopter and drone models bring practical and aesthetic appeal while providing outstanding video and photo quality no matter the project or requirement. With the five products covered below, we hope to pick through the details and offer you advantages and disadvantages to better help you decide which Hubsan drone is perfect for you.

Best Hubsan Drones

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Attributes Spec.
Price USD $48.99
Flight Time 7 minutes
HD Video Recording VGA (640×480)
Control Range 100 meters (open area)
Battery type 3.7-volt 380-mAh lithium polymer
Overall weight (battery and propeller)

Not only is it the world’s smallest commercial quadcopter, the Hubsan drone X4 is also equipped with real time video transmission features. The FPV (first person view) function has a wide-angle lens and you can start/stop recording at the push of a button on the controller.

What is amazing is that the camera is only a 0.3-megapixel sensor with 640 x 480 resolution capability but it displays the feed on the controller monitor at 720 x 480. This is not too great considering that it appears ‘flat’ until converted from 240 to 480 into whatever size you need for uses off the controller. Finding the right aspect-ratio altering software is the only inconvenience.

Video recording can get a little glitchy while streaming but that is manageable. However, a micro SD card records the feed in the controller not the drone, meaning faulty video footage will be recorded as such. Charging happens through a USB cable and it takes half an hour to get the battery ready, which is good for 7 minutes of flight time.

The Hubsan drone X4’s size is both an advantage and a disadvantage. It is small and compact and the added camera makes it a super-toy but it cannot reasonably have GPS features. This means flying will be shaky and the Hubsan drone X4 can display a mind of its own at times.

PROS:

  • Smallest drone on the market
  • Quite agile
  • Good performance

CONS:

  • Micro SD card is in the controller not the drone. Any faulty video gets recorded as such.
  • Video feed needs to be converted using apt software if needed for use elsewhere.
  • Charging wire has to be rolled up and cinched inside a small compartment on the drone, which can lead to wear on the wire.

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Attributes Spec.
Price USD $234
Wing Span 1000mm/39.37in
Overall Length 750mm/29.5in
Flying Weight 355g
Flying time 20-30 mins
Battery 7.4V 1300mAh
LED Lights Red LED 1 pcs, Green LED 1pcs
Video+Audio 5.8Ghz Transmission
Camera camera included Resolution: 1920*1080
FOV 120°wide Angle
Live video distance 1000 meters Auto-pilot module GPS & RTH System

The 34-inch wingspan is detachable, making this plane portable. We cannot technically call it a drone because of its obvious plane-like features but it is a drone nevertheless. It is crafted using lightweight crash-proof foam material, enhancing durability. Thanks to the overall design, you can easily see the device from the ground. It is usable only outdoors or the wings can pose a hassle in close quarters.

With an impressive 9-10 minutes of flight time, the Spy Hawk is amazing to fly but annoying to land because you need to time the battery lifespan and bring it in for a runway-like landing before the battery runs out.

The highlight feature on this drone is a 5-megapixel camera capable of real-time aerial photography and video streaming in 1280p HD quality. The footage is also stored in a 2GB Micro SD card, which is included. You can switch to the first person view (FPV) on the transmitter control and enjoy color video as it streams to your 3.5-inch LCD screen.

Integrated mini joysticks help with controlling the plane. 3-axis stabilization features grant enviable stability for the plane in flight. Even beginners will appreciate the control this feature imparts. For a drone, it possesses many features often found in more expensive models, including a 2.4Ghz Radio with built in 5.8Ghz video reciever and 5.8Ghz FPV system with recording module, not to forget the exquistely multi-functional controller.

PROS:

  • State of the art design
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Video and photo streaming options
  • HD quality footage
  • Outstandung performance and maneuverability

CONS:

  • You have to land it along a tangent, like an actual plane, so you need to time battery loss and land the drone accordingly.

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Attributes Spec.
Price $310.56
Flight Time 7 minutes
HD Video Recording 720p
Live video distance around 100 meters
Frequency 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz (Video transmission)
Transmitter 2.4GHz 4 channels vs 4.3 Inch LCD
Control Range 50 – 100meters.
Battery 3.7V 380mAh li-po battery with auto cut off safety PCB
Charging time about 30 minutes

Capable of performing 360-degree flips and rolls, the Hubsan drone X4 Cam Plus packs a 720p HD camera that adds immense allure to its functionality. With LED light indicators for nighttime flights and the drone being small enough to fly indoors as well, you have such versatility with this model.

One among the 2.4 GHz series of drones, you get range and distinct control over several performance factors. One example being how the drone can fly in a vicinity packed with other drones and not have their signals interfere with its own.
The controller is as small and compact as the drone itself, shaped after the familiar X-Box and Playstation analog controllers. A single button push activates the camera and another snaps photographs.

Video streaming is quite excellent with this drone; the camera is after all the main focus of this model. For its size, the Hubsan drone X4 Cam Plus is rather stable in the air and thanks to the altitude mode option allows you to snap or record footage from good vantages.

The battery performs really well and has a 40-minute recharge timer with the help of a USB cable.

PROS:

  • Small and lightweight
  • Outstanding control options
  • Exquisitely stylish

CONS:

  • Its size cannot handle large scale damage so avoid flying it headlong into obstacles.

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Attributes Spec.
Price $49.50
Flight Time 7 minutes
Battery Voltage: 3.7V
Capacity 380mAh
Flight time around 7 minutes
Control distance around 100 metres
Camera camera include Video recording module Resolution: 720*480
Memory Card Micro SD card(excluded)
LED lights Size 70 x 70mm

The first thing most people are impressed with is the size of this quadcopter; it is remarkably small for something so efficient, about the average size of a smartphone. Perhaps that is why Hubsan made this little beauty with soldered parts. It may be strangely heavy but that is to help with stability during flight. The construction is strong and durable, adding to the Hubsan drone X4 Cemare’s appeal.

Great for beginners (even the manual has a quick-start guide in addition to a more detailed look at the workings of the Cemare) this drone can be charged using a standard USB cable and takes only 30 minutes after which it is ready for takeoff.

Once you have performed the initial calibration reset, you can fly the drone. Bear in mind that the legs can be uneven because Hubsan designed them to snap temporarily to dissipate a crash force. The legs are flexible and can be snapped back into place.

With 7 minutes of flight time, you have something good going for this drone while larger drones have shown lesser time in the air. LED light indicators flash when the battery is low. Response or reaction times are near perfect. You can use either the beginner or expert mode on the controller. Most defaults can be changed to complement your skill.

You can perform 360-degree flips in expert mode. The Hubsan drone X4 Cemare shows noteworthy wind resistance but not against overly strong breezes; which is reasonable given its size. This drone is quite powerful for its size and the 720p HD camera can take both videos and photos. The propeller guards can be detached and put back on, as you prefer.

PROS:

  • Convenient flying
  • Value for money
  • Stable even in slightly windy weather
  • Compact
  • Durable design
  • Can shoot video and photo
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor use

CONS:

  • Its size can work against the Cemare. It can hard to see it at a distance, including the LED light indictors for when the battery gets low.
  • You will need to stock up on replacement batteries

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