Syma-X5C-Explorers-300x204The Syma X5C Explorers is an excellent first choice drone quadcopter and in this full review we will take a closer look at the features on offer, customer opinion and where to get the best mini quadcopter under 100 dollars.

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Let’s take a look at the main features.

  • 6-axis Gyro stabilization system makes the helicopter more stable and flexible when flying.
  • Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
  • Modular design structure is applied, more simple for assembly and convenient for maintenance
  • 360 degree Eversion and throwing flight function.
  • Equipped with HD Camera, 2 million pixel ,video/photos
  • Charging time: about 100mins
  • Flying time:5-8mins
  • Flying distance: about 50 meters

First of all it’s important to note that the Syma X5C is clearly a toy but don’t let that put you off. This is a very capable and tough drone which is ideal for beginners wanting to take their first flight. Its one of the best selling mini quadcopters on Amazon and for good reason, especially since you can pick it up for less than $50 at the time of writing.

What’s interesting to note is that a lot of customers purchase cheaper drones like the Syma as practice  before flying the big expensive quadcopters but end up flying this more often, it’s that much fun.


If you’re inexperienced, this mini quadcopter can take a bit of beaten which is good if you’re not used to flying drones or RC helicopters.

One excellent feature is that if you lose power or the signal it can easily float  back to the ground, although we recommend that you fly this in open ground so you don’t lose it in the trees.

The Camera.

Make no mistake you’re not getting a gopro quality camera here, but what you are getting is decent and capable 1280 x 720.30 fps video camera as well as a 2gb SD card, which I believe is excellent value for money considering this is under $50.


Syma-X5C-Explorers-review1-300x225Flying this is a lot of fun and very easy, as we touched on above a lot of people buy this as a first quadcopter intending to upgrade but stick with it, it’s that good. Stabilizing the quadcopter and hovering can be done with easy thanks to the simple 6 axis controller, you can even perform 360 degree flips, however we don’t recommend flying this in high winds.

Consumer opinion.

Overall consumer opinion is very positive with many 5 star reviews. There are some not so positive reviews which is to be expected. The main reason for some of the low reviews is that people lose their quadcopter while flying in high winds or near trees which is not recommended for something of this weight.


As mentioned this is one of the bestselling and least expensive on the market with rave reviews and I am happy to positively recommended it.

Who is it for ?

This is for beginners and enthusiasts alike.


Easy to fly.
Parts can be replaced easily.
Good camera.


Lightweight which may be a problem in high winds.
Video is not HD quality.