Xiaomi Fimi X8 Mini Quadcopter Review
Xiaomi had shown us in the last few years that they are more than capable when it comes to drone manufacturing. The Fimi series was a huge success, and now they came up with the Xiaomi Fimi X8 Mini Quadcopter that won’t disappoint you either. First of all, it weighs under 250 grams which is always a good thing and has a 4K camera. This makes the drone a good alternative for DJI Mini 2. If you read this article to the end, you will find out whether or not it’s worth it for you to buy the drone.
- Maximum flight time of 31 minutes
- Fast charging battery via the classic type C smartphone charger
- Gimbal camera mechanically stabilised on 3 axes with 4K and HDR video
- Smart flight features such as drones, orbits, panoramas etc.
- Ability to broadcast the return video in live streaming
- Transmission range of 8km (to be verified what will be in Europe with EC powers)
- User can also use it without remote control, directly from a smartphone
Design and build
The Fimi X8 Mini will be available in two options. There is a standard form that is 258 grams and a Pro version weighs 245 grams. The lighter Pro option has a somewhat better flight time since it weighs less and utilizes a LiPo battery. But it has other advantages like the fact that you don’t need an FAA registration for drones under 250g, which can save you some money. So you should really consider getting the pro version.
Other than this the Fimi X8 mini looks a lot like the “big” Fimi X8 just in a smaller version. The whole concept looks really similar to the DJI Mavic mini 2 that’s the drone biggest competitor. The drone is foldable, which is a great thing, this way you can carry it around nearly anywhere without occupying too much space in your backpack.
Because the two versions have different weights and batteries, the flight time will differ too. The Pro version has 31 minutes of flight time and the Standard version has a flight time under 30 minutes. It is an intriguing decision to incorporate two forms yet the Standard version was made for those that don’t have to stress overweight restricts and will probably save the buyer a couple of dollars. I would avoid the Standard form and pick the lighter Pro.
The Fimi X8 Mini will have a great and user-friendly controller with a range of up to 8Km which is around 5 miles. Xiaomi achieves this with their new TDMA transmission framework. It will utilize GPS, GLONASS, and BEIDOU innovation to help keep it stable. You will get low battery admonitions, power alerts, wind alerts, and restricted air space alerts through the application.
The X8 Mini camera utilizes a Sony 1/2.6″ CMOS sensor. The field of view is 80-degrees and has a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbps. You can record videos in 4K at 30/25/24 fps. The photos are 12MP and you can catch them in JPG or DNG. There is even an HDR mode. The camera sits on an entire three-hub gimbal.
The X8 Mini has a small bunch of wise flight modes and some that the DJI Mini-arrangement needs. The most huge is a follow-me or following mode. It additionally flaunts flight arranging, timelapse, night mode, advanced zoom, scene, and the capacity to live stream from the application.
The Fimi Mini, similar to its bigger sibling the Fimi X8, has an accurate landing where it focuses the camera descending and searches for a launchpad to arrive on. It likewise has claims class 5 breeze opposition. You can even fly the Fimi X8 Mini utilizing only your cell phone.
The Xiaomi Fimi X8 mini Quadcopter is a great little machine that offers almost the same as the regular-sized Fimi X8. It has a truly great camera, insane flightt specs. Not to mention the fact that it costs less than its competitor the DJI Mavic Mini 2.
If you get the Xiaomi Fimi X8 mini, it will be a good companion for you for a really long time.