Syma X5C Quadcopter Review

The Syma Quadcopter X5C is so popular firstly because it is a relatively cheap drone and secondly because it can actually do quite a lot of stuff for that modest price. Simply put: it’s one of the best drones for the money.

Below we have the full review of this incredibly popular unmanned aerial vehicle. The X5C represents the very same level of quality we’ve come to expect from Syma Quadcopters.

It features some really nice specs and apart from that, its engineering is simply better than whatever else you may find within this low price range.

Syma Quadcopter X5C Drone Main Features & Specs

The Syma Quadcopter X5C series is nicknamed “Explorers.” Even though the name is pretty attractive, it doesn’t do much to represent the actual specifications of the Syma X5C Drone.

Syma X5C Quadcopter Drone Specs
7minOutdoors2MP 1080x720p3.7V 500 mAh Li-Po75 min15.8 ounce17.4 x 10.6 x 4.1 inch.50m

As you can see from the specs mentioned above, the Syma X5C quadcopter is a very decent drone for the money.

At 7 minutes of flight within a range of 50 meters, it ranks lower than the average drone, but it more than makes up for that when you look at its other specs. 

It can capture decent photos at 2 megapixels’ resolution. It can film videos in HD at 720p;

Arguments: Pros & Cons

Arguments: Syma Quadcopter X5C Pros:

  • Good Flight Time;
  • Good camera;
  • It is a pretty heavy quadcopter;
  • Low price.

Syma Quadcopter X5C Cons:

  • No live view option;
  • Poor battery life;
  • MicroSD slot can hold only 4 GB maximum.

Syma Quadcopter X5C Drone Remote Control & Set-up for First Flight

Remote Control

The Syma X5C comes with its own remote control. If you choose to use nothing but this remote, you will get the below performance specs out of your drone.

In terms of range, you’ll be able to fly the drone up to 50 meters in any direction. That includes flight altitude. The maximum speed of the drone has been clocked at 14.3 m/s. This can translate to 32 mph which is basically the average drone speed.

The controller itself has an operating frequency of 2.4 GHz and is run by type AA batteries. In order to be on the safe side when flying the Syma X5C drone, the drone pilot should have at the ready some spare batteries (2 to 4). The voltage of the remote control is 6V.

First Flight

When you set the drone up for the first flight, first of all, remember to make sure that the battery is fully charged and ready. Secondly, you need to have a fresh pair of AA batteries for your remote.

Thirdly, always have spare AA batteries with you when you go out to fly the drone. Next, you should insert the battery into the drone while making sure everything is turned off.

Now for the actual flying: find a spot where there are no people around. You’ll need an open space with few trees, no houses, and no cars.

Remember to go through our preflight checklist over at our guide to how to fly a drone. Do this every time before you go out to fly your little quadcopter.

What’s in the Box?

The Syma X5C comes fully equipped with everything that it needs to take off. That being said, here’s what components you’ll find once you open the box:

  • Two spare propellers;
  • Four propeller wind guards;
  • Remote control;
  • The battery;
  • The charger;
  • Screwdriver;
  • 2GB MicroSD Card;
  • MicroSD adapter;
  • Instructions Manual.

Our Verdict

In order to conclude our Syma X5C Quadcopter review, we need to make a few observations. First of all, we love the size of the remote, it fits perfectly in your hands and you won’t have problems reaching most of the controls.

However, it would be a good idea to purchase a second battery to have a spare one for more time with the drone. Have you already bought the Syma Quadcopter X5C, what’s your opinion of this cool drone?

Let us know in the comments below and you’ll be helping other potential buyers with their decision to purchase the drone.

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