Best Quadcopter 2015 Chart

Here at bestquadcoptersite.com we try to keep our visitors up to date on whats hot and whats not in the world of drones and quadcopters. Every year we take a look at what we and some of our visitors believe are the top 10 best quadcopters and give you a quick run town of the features, pros and cons of each model to help you make a better decision on buying your quadcopter. This year we have seen some great advances on battery life, durability and the ever increasing features like full 1080p HD and auto follow using GPS enabled smart devices.

 

Best Quadcopters of 2015

10 – Ominus UAV Quadcopter

Ominus UAV quadcopter by Dromida is an entry-level micro quadcopter that is available in different colors and is priced under $80. One of the best things about UAV is that it comes with additional blades that you can use in case of damaging the original ones.

It is a simple quadcopter with nothing fancy about it. What makes it so popular among beginners is its durability and its ease of use. Beginners just love flying quads that are easy to fly.

Features

  • 4 GHz transmitter.
  • Ready to fly.
  • Parts easily available.
  • Ability to do flips and twists.
  • LED lights.
  • Lightweight and durable.

Pros

  • Perfect for indoor and outdoor flying.
  • Easy control system that lets beginners easily fly it.
  • Multiple flying modes.

Cons

  • Comparing its features with other quads with same features, it appears to be overpriced.

Conclusion

An RTF quadcopter that you can fly indoor as well as outdoors without crashing it and without hurting others. A perfect starting machine.

Dromida Ominus UAV Quadcopter RTF

Dromida Kodo UAV Quadcopter RTF with Camera

Dromida Ominus FPV UAV Quadcopter

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9 – WL Toys V262 Cyclone Quadcopter

WL Toys is a pretty popular manufacturing company that is exceptionally great at manufacturing micro and mini quadcopters. The V262 cyclone is no different.

It is an inexpensive quadcopter that is priced under $80 at Amazon. It is not an entry-level drone rather a perfect machine for amateurs. It is a lightweight, very stable and versatile quadcopter that is impeccable for outdoor flying.

One thing that I’d like to point here is that you can add your camera to V262 cyclone. It doesn’t come with its own camera but it does have built-in space for carrying load.

Major Features

  • 4 GHz transmitter that provides you with an average range of 150 meters which is exceptionally good.
  • Its interior 6 axis gyro makes it a stable machine.
  • Better design for increased stability.
  • Lightweight which makes it survive crashes.

Pros

  • Very easy to fly. Though it is not recommended for beginners but I have seen beginners learning to fly with V262 cyclone without crashing it. So yes, it is easy to fly.
  • It has the ability to carry load with it including a camera.
  • I love its range. You will never lose control over it.
  • Has a lot of features that you expect like LED lights, large size, RTF and much more.

Cons

  • Hardware is not very powerful especially motors.
  • User manual is useless.

Conclusion

Once you are aware of the basic flying, you should switch to this drone as it has a lot of great high-end features.

U816A UFO Quadcopter

V262 Cyclone UFO Quadcopter

U818A UFO Quadcopter


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8 – Syma X1 Quadcopter

Think of all the features that you want to have in your first entry level quadcopter that’s priced under $50, you will get all those and many other features in Syma X1 which happens to be one of the most famous quadcopters among beginners. Syma toys have become one of the most popular drone manufactures in the world thanks to their great selection of both inexpensive and high end quadcopters PACKED with features. Take a look at some of the great points of the Syma X1 below.

Major Features

  • RTF quadcopter.
  • 4 GHz transmitter with LCD display.
  • Ability to perform flips and twists along with 3D flips.
  • 3 axis gyro.

Pros

  • Easily repairable with all its parts available in market.
  • Fully packed with features that are just too awesome.
  • Best for beginners.
  • Easy to control in air.
  • Very cheap.

Cons

  • Binding transmitter with the machine is not easy. Look for the solutions on Google.

Conclusion

It is one of the most sold quadcopters available out there and that’s just because of its ease of use and low price. If you are just learning to fly a quadcopter, there is nothing better than a Syma X1 for you.

Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quadcopter - UFO

Syma X5C-1 4 Quadcopter HD Video

Syma X8C 2MP Camera Quadcopter

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7 – DJI Phantom Quadcopter

Despite the fact that it is an older version of the all famous Phantom series by DJI, it is still very famous among flyers. It is one of the best and the most inexpensive choices for professional level flying and for aerial filming.

It is priced under $500. It is best known for its ability to carry a GoPro with it.

Features

  • RTF quadcopter.
  • It can take GoPro with it for aerial videography.
  • Very stable flying without any vibrations.
  • Multiple advance functions and features like fail-safe, autopilot, Intelligent Orientation Control system and much more.
  • Naza-M system.
  • Up to 15 minutes of flight time.

Pros

  • A perfect professional level flying quadcopter.
  • It is not necessary to use a GoPro with your DJI Phantom, that’s just optional. You can fly it without a camera.
  • Best for aerial filming.
  • You can add more features to it via Naza-M.

DJI Phantom is one of my favorite flying machines and that’s just because of its advance flying mechanism that looks pretty hard initially, but once you get used to it – you get addicted.

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6 – Parrot AR Drone 2 Quadcopter

Despite its high price, this is one of the best professional quadcopters that you will ever see and that’s just because of all the features listed below. Thanks to its rugged UFO shape and design its a great quadcopter as it can withstand a fair amount of punishment before you need to start looking at replacement parts (which are easy to get a hold off online!).

  • 2 HD batteries that give you up to 35 minutes of flight time.
  • Built-in HD camera.
  • Control the quad from a smartphone app.
  • FPV recording.
  • Autopilot feature lets you fly like a pro.
  • Different flying modes for beginners and professionals.

Pros

  • This is one of those amazing quads that are exceptionally great for both beginners and pros.
  • Smooth recording.
  • Stable flight.
  • Perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Has a lot of advance features.

Cons

Only issue with AR drone 2.0 is its price. It is relatively a pricey drone (under $400).

Conclusion

Since it is a multi-purpose quadcopter that has a camera, multiple flying modes, FPV and above all exceptional battery time therefore it is such a famous drone among people at large.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition Quadricopter

Parrot AR Drone Quadcopter, 2.0 Elite Edition, 720p

Parrot BeBop Drone 14 MP Full HD 1080p Fisheye Quadcopter

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5 – Hubsan X4 Quadcopter

How about an entry level quadcopter for beginners with a built-in camera that’s priced under $50? Sound to good to be true? Well it aint! It’s true and we are talking about the fantastic Hubsan X4.

Features

  • 6 axis 4 channel quadcopter.
  • Adjustable gyro sensitivity.
  • Very stable flight.
  • Extremely durable due to its lightweight.
  • 3 megapixel built-in camera.
  • RTF quadcopter.
  • Flight time of 10 minutes.

Pros

  • Easy to fly. Best for beginners.
  • Priced under $50 making it one of the cheapest entry level quadcopters with a camera.
  • Videos are stored in an SD card and can be easily moved to an external hard disk.
  • Parts are easily available thus it is repairable.

Conclusion

With so many features and qualities, Hubsan X4 is really a quadcopter worth trying. It has stable flight and at the same time, it is very easy to fly so you will never crash it or lose it. But even if you end up crashing it, that’s not a big deal because it is very cheap. You can purchase a new one.

Hubsan Q4 Nano Mini Worlds Smallest Quad Copter
Hubsan X4 H107L Black Quadcopter
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4 – UDI U818A Quadcopter

Hubsan X4 is not the only micro quadcopter that comes with a camera, here is another one. UDI U818A is another micro quadcopter that is priced under $60 and comes with a built-in camera. Though it is slightly expensive than Hubsan X4 but it has better features than its counterparts that justify its price.

Features

  • Ready to fly quadcopter.
  • Stable flight.
  • 360 degree eversion.
  • Built-in FPV camera.
  • Comes with a built-in SD card that can be upgraded.
  • 4 GHz transmitter.
  • 6 axis gyro along with its 4 channels make flying easy as well as stable.
  • Gives you around 9 minutes of flight time.

Pros

  • Very reasonably priced as compared to all the features that it provides.
  • It is great for beginners as well as for amateurs.
  • Durable quadcopter.
  • Very good at battery time and range.
  • FPV is just an amazing option.

Cons

  • Camera output is not very impressive.

Conclusion

Despite poor camera result, U818A is a very famous beginner level quadcopter and that’s mainly because of its features and price.

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Provenice SKY Hawkeye HM1315S FPV HD Quadcopter

U818A UFO Full HD FPV Quadcopter

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3 – Blade 350 QX3 Quadcopter

With over 4.5 rating at Amazon, Blade 350 QX3 is at third position. It is a competitor of DJI Phantom and it is doing great in providing value to its customers.

It is priced under $500 and it is a ready to fly quadcopter. It has a GoPro mount that’s what makes this so special and cool drone. It is a professional quadcopter and not at all recommended to beginners.

Features

  • It can hold its position which is very helpful in taking clear pictures and making vibration-free videos.
  • It has return to home feature that will help you land it on autopilot to its home position.
  • Smart Mode is a very cool feature that is very handy.
  • Multiple flying modes let you choose the most appropriate flying mode based on what you want to do with the quad.
  • GoPro mount.
  • Despite all its technicalities and advancements, it is easy to fly.
  • Up to 15 minutes of flight time.

Pros

  • Multiple flying modes make 350 QX3 a drone for pretty much everyone but still it is not for first time flyers.
  • Smart Mode and SAFE technologies are really great as well as helpful for flyers.
  • You can send your GoPro up in air with the quad for aerial filming.
  • Very stable flight.

Cons

  • Expensive as compared to its counterparts.

Conclusion

When you are looking for professional GoPro quadcopter, you cannot jump straight away to DJI Phantom 2 Vision + which is well over $1000 instead you have to look for an entry level GoPro quadcopter. 350 QX3 is just the right choice.

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Walkera QR X350 Quadcopter

BLADE 350 QX3 Quadcopter (RTF)

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2 – DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter

It is an upgraded and the latest version of Phantom. Phantom 2 Vision + V3 is the latest and the advanced version of the all famous series.

Here are some of the major features of Phantom 2 Vision + V3.

  • FPV HD built-in camera.
  • 3 axis gimbal lets you control camera with extreme ease and let you take those marvelous videos and photos.
  • Flight time of more than 25 minutes which is much better than it predecessors.
  • It has self-tightening propellers.
  • There are several upgrades and updates in hardware specifically its efficiency and gimbal.

Pros

  • It is better and more powerful than older versions of DJI Phantom.
  • It has its own HD camera with 3-axis gimbal for smooth videography.
  • You can use your own transmitter or use the one that comes with it.
  • GPS and Wi-Fi enabled that makes flying a piece of cake.

Cons

  • Lazy customer support.
  • This drone is really expensive so make sure you can fly quadcopters perfectly before investing your money.

Conclusion

This is one of the best drones for professionals. To date, there has been no other better or even equivalent drones available that can compete Phantom 2 Vision + V3 so this happens to be the best choice for professionals.

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DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro

DJI Phantom 2 V2.0 Quadcopter

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1 – Syma X5C Quadcopter

You shouldn’t be surprised to see Syma X5C at number one position.

With more than 1800 reviews only on Amazon and 4.2 score out of 5 makes this tiny flying machine the best quadcopter in market.

It is cheap (under $50) quadcopter that is loved by beginners.

Features

  • Ready to fly quad.
  • Comes with a built-in 2 MP camera.
  • 360 eversion.
  • 8 minutes of flight time.
  • 50 meters range.
  • 4 GHz transmitter.
  • Two flying modes.
  • 6 axis gyro.

Pros

  • Extremely affordable.
  • It comes with a 2 megapixel camera that can take photos as well as record videos.
  • Very stable flight.
  • Easy to fly and thus it is best for beginners.
  • It can do twists and flips.

Cons

Hurray, nothing here.

Conclusion

If you are a beginner and need to fly a drone that is just awesome, you need to grab Syma X5C without wasting a single moment. When choosing a quadcopter, you need to look at the unique features that a quad provides you with. At the same time you have to consider your personal needs too. Every drone that has been reviewed here has its own unique features that make it different from others.

What’ important is that you purchase a quadcopter that is perfect for YOU.

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