MJX Mew4 Quadcopter Review
The MJX MEW4 is the first foldable quadcopter released from the MJX that we feature in this review. The drone looks something like the forge of the Anafi and Mavic 2 Pro. The drone is quite easy to use, that’s why you can find these quads even in a Walmart because everyone can learn how to use this little quad and to have fun with it. However, because it’s an easy drone, it ain’t a toy grade drone. It has some really incredible features, for example, an incredibly stable GPS, a 2K camera with180-degree rotation, a 20 minutes battery life, etc. But that’s enough for introduction if you feel some connection for the MJX Mew4 Quadcopter check out this review to have a clearer overview of all of its pros and cons.
What’s in the box?
- MJX Mew4 Quadcopter
- Remote Control
- 8 x Propeller
- USB Cable
- English Manual
- CN Charger
- Weight: 250g
- Remote-control-range: 500 m
- Maximum-flight-time :20 min
- Type: Beginner Outdoor Drone
- Foldable design
- MAx Speed Over: 20 km/h
- Sensors: stability sensors
- Remote Type: Remote + 5G Phone (802.11ac)
- Camera: 2k
- Motors: Brushless
Design and Build
The Mew4 drone has a really nice design. It comes in a light grey color which could be very stylish, and minimalist at the same time. The drone has a foldable design which makes it easier to travel with. When it’s unfolded the arms are in an X style, which is also a nice design touch on the drone. The whole drone is coated in a strong, light, and durable ABS plastic which is just a great choice. Usually, all of the drones in this category are made out of this kind of material. Only the smaller size race drones are made out of carbon fiber because they need to be even lighter and stronger in case of a crash. But for this drone, the ABS is just fine.
Inside the drone is the GPS and GLONASS and an optical flow sensor to make the MEW4 an impressively stable drone so you could take nice still photos. It is really rare to have this much stabilization in a drone which you can get for sound $200. The motors are also really powerful because it comes with 4x 1806 1800KV brushless motors that are way more durable and powerful than brushed ones. A brushless motor is way more durable, stronger, and quieter than a brushed one. So if you ever have to choose between a brushed and a brushless motor, always choose the brushed one.
The drone is powered by a 7.6v 2050 mAh battery which can give the drone around 20 minutes of flight, depending on different circumstances. This battery life is slightly improved from the other MJX drones, the main factor is probably the lighter weight of the drone. But this 20 minutes flight time is even more than the other drones have in his price range with the same qualities. The drone doesn’t feature any spare batteries in the package, but you can always buy some spare ones for even more fun. The drone is easy to remove and safe, so you shouldn’t worry about hurting yourself when removing the battery.
The controller of the MEW4 also features a foldable design, just like the drone itself. Overall, the controller doesn’t have a complicated design. It has the two little joysticks on the side, some buttons for things like power, photo, etc, but all of them have some small icons which will make it easier for you to learn the purpose of the buttons.
Besides this, it has two arms on the bottom for a better grip, two antennas (they are fake), and a phone holder, because it has FPV feature as well. For the FPV the drone uses a 5G connection, so make sure your phone is 5G capable. This might be bad news for some, but for those who can use the 5G, it’s a nice thing because it has a way stronger feed. The controller also has a little screen in the middle which shows all the important telemetry information.
The max flight range of the Mew4 is 600m in perfect, non-crowded conditions. But this can differ a lot from place to place, so don’t be surprised even if the max range will be somewhere 400m.
As you saw in the introduction, the MEW4 features a 2K camera. Meaning that it can shoot pictures and videos in 2048×1152 resolution which is superior to a standard 1080p camera which is only 1920×1080. However, the camera has some bad sensors in it, so you will be able to shoot nice videos and photos only in lighter environments. Therefore this camera might be good, but it can’t compare to a DJI’s camera. So I would recommend it for those only who want to learn how to fly a drone, not for someone who makes his living out of aerial photography.
However, the saddest news is that there is no image stabilization on the MJX MEW4. The gimbal that supports the camera can only move the camera in a full 180 degrees angle. This means that you can look straight up or straight down with the camera, you just have to fly it steady to make sure the photos are clear.
Overall the drone is really well built, the design, the build, the power, and the motors are really good, and worth all the money compared to other drones on the market. This drones’ main target consumers are those who have never flown a drone. I say this because it’s kinda cheap, so everyone can have one, and it’s easy to control. It has great stabilization and a responsive controller which will make it easier for the rookies to learn all the ‘how’-s. And yes, stability is important even for higher grade drones, but a professional photographer or content creator might not enjoy the 500-meter range limit or the absence of an image stabilizer.
That’s all you had to know about the JMX MEW4, now the choice is yours. If you want to check out it’s the price you can do this on Amazon.