Thank you GearBest for sending over the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K.

Xiaomi CN product page: Mi Drone 4K
Xiaomi Global product page: Mi Drone 4K
GearBest product page: Mi Drone 4K

 

Specifications and features list:

• With Pointing flight feature, the drone can fly to the point you touch.
• With Surround feature, can surround the point.
• It can also fly the routes you set.
• 4-propeller system with detachable shields
• 17.4V battery 5100mAh, 27 minutes non-stop flying
• 4K camera at 3840×2160 pixels; supports recording of stills in RAW format
• Camera attached to a 3-axis gimbal stabilizes up to 2000 vibrations per second
• GPS + GLONASS + vision-based positioning for max precision
• Autopilot options: automatic take-off + landing, waypoint flight path planning, tap to fly on map, circle an object on the ground
• Intelligently detects low battery and returns home automatically
• Real-time location tracking for easy retrieval even post-crash
• Hovers automatically at the edge of no-fly zones
• Built-in PCB antenna array in remote control for maximum reach
• Modular design and foldable landing gear 

Mi Drone 4K Specs
• Hover accuracy: ± 0.1m (within wavelength), ± 0.5 m, Level: ± 1.5 m
• Maximum ascending speed: 6 m/s (Beginners mode 4 m/s)
• Maximum descending speed: 1.5 m/s
• Maximum cruising speed: 18 m/s (Beginners mode 6 m/s)
• Distance limit: 500 m
• Height limit: 120 m
• Flight time: 27 min
• Diagonal axis distance: 434 mm
• Drag force: ≤ 4

Gimbal Specs
• Within controllable range: tilt: -90 ~ 0°
• Control angle accuracy: ± 0.02°
• Control augmentation mode: Image stabilizer + Follow course
• From self-stablizing angle: Pitch – 120 ~ 35°, Roll – 35 ~ 35°, Position – 65 ~ 65°
tilt: -90 ~ 0°
• Lens: FOV 94°
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Focal length: 3.7 mm (Equivalent: 20 mm)
• Processor: Ambarella sports imaging processor
• Sensor: Sony 12.4-megapixel Exmor R 1/2.3″ sensor
• Effective pixels: 124 million
• ISO range: 100-3200 (video), 100-1600 (photo)
• Shutter speed: 8 ~ 1/8000s
• Maximum photo resolution: 4000×3000
• Video resolution: 3840x2160p 30fps, 2560x1440p 30fps, 1920x1080p 100/60/30fps
Max Video Bitrate: 65 Mbps
• File system: FAT32 / exFAT
• Image format: JPEG
• Video format: MP4
• Memory card type: Micro SD (Class10/U1 & above) 8 ~ 64GB
• Working frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP): ≤ 20 dBm

Remote control
• Frequency: 2400 ~ 2483.5 MHz
• Control distance: 2000 m
• Level of sensitivity: -98 ± 2 dBm
• Equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP): ≤ 20 dBm

 

The box

 

Open box

 

Contents

• Mi Drone 4K
• Remote
• 3 axis gimbal & 4K camera
• Battery 5100mAh
• Battery charger
• 2 sets of quick release propellers
• Micro USB cable
• Wireless USB adapter
• User manual
• Disclaimer & safety instructions

 

Mi drone 4K

 

Remote

 

3 axis gimbal & 4K camera

I will be using a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-3 V30 A1 in the 4K camera.

 

Battery 5100mAh

 

Battery charger

 

Quick release propellers

 

Micro USB cable

 

Wireless USB adapter

This Wireless USB adapter is used when connecting directly to the smartphone via the USB cable is not working.

 

User manual

 

Disclaimer & safety instructions

 

Mi Drone 4K Lighting

 

Videos

Will try to get more flight videos on the Mi Drone 4K.

 

Final thoughts
A great stable flyer. Easy to learn and fly. An improved version of the problematic first version during the initial release.

It’s value for money and high price-performance ratio than getting drones from DJI or Yuneec.

I can’t compare with other drones like DJI or Yuneec as I don’t have the drones to compare it with. I did fly my friend’s DJI Mavic Pro a couple of times before but haven’t really got familiar with it.

Nothing to dislike about the Mi Drone 4K at the moment. But on one of the remote control’s antenna have a hairline crack. Wonder how that happened?

Categories: QuadcoptersXiaomi

2 Comments

  • Jayce Ooi · February 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Nice. Waiting for the 2nd gen. 🙂

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