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Xiaomi drone 4k review 2017

Recently, Xiaomi release drone with 4k version, video quality on it. I will make a Xiaomi drone 4k review for you, if you want to go for a great 4k drone then you are now at the exact place.

There are a lot of questions want to know for Xiaomi 4k drone: How about it? how much it priced? what’s the features and specs on Xiaomi drone? What’s difference between Xiaomi drone 4k and 1080p version? For this reason, I write this article about Xiaomi drone 4k review for you, after reading this you will know these answers.

Xiaomi mi drone 4k camera version review | specs price and app

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Xiaomi drone 4k release

Do you remember that the frist products of Xiaomi drones were released in May last year? There were two version 1080p and 4k were issued, then you have found that 1080p is alway on the market but 4k version lack of unlisted.

Why so late? The main reason is that the camera of the 4K version uses a Sony’s back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The earthquake in Kumamoto Japan had a great impact on the supply of Sony. Flymi has accepted to line up until July in order to get sufficient amounts of these sensor chips. So naturally the release date will be delayed.

Xiaomi drone 4k review

Now, After more than 400 software optimization and five major hardware upgrades, Xiaomi drone 4k version has been officially listed on March 3, this year. For this reason, let us explore the Xiaomi 4k drone.

Xiaomi drone 4k price

Xiaomi drone 4k camera version priced is 2999 RMB on mi.com, it’s around $442 when changes it into dollars. Is it worth it? We are talking about the priced of 4k drone.

4K dronesSell Price
DJI Mavic Pro$999.00
DJI Phantom 3 standard$589.85
DJI Phantom 3 professional$798.00
Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K$799.00
GoPro Karma$1,099.99
As mentioned above, 4K drones on the market today typically cost over $500 at least. Therefore with Xiaomi 4k drone priced $442 is actually not at all expensive.

In the product launch event for the Mi Drone, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun said they wanted to make a drone not just for rich kids: they wanted to democratize the world of drones and give them to everyone.

In my opinion, whether the price is expensive? It is mainly dependent on the quality and the performance of 4K drone. How about the performance of Xiaomi 4k drone? go ahead.

Xiaomi drone 4k features

For inexperienced novices can easily manage, Xiaomi make a lot of complex flight control rideo become more easier. You can control APP or remote control to do that a key to achieve automatic take-off and landing, automatic return and its automatic route. Even fly around at such action, can be easily done with APP.

Xiaomi drone 4k controller

You can dofocus on the composition and film incomparable beauty scenery. In addition, it can record the take-off point, when the loss of the remote control signal can also be automatically back to your side. The special features of Xiaomi drone include:

  • Flies for 27 minutes straight on a single charge
  • 5100 mAh / 77.52 Wh 15.2 V battery flight time for up to 27 minutes
  • Flies to a range of up to 3km away
  • 360 degree camera capable of shooting 4K video
  • Handheld remote that can use your smartphone as a live streaming device
  • Modular and replaceable pieces, Landing gear can be folded, camera can be removable
  • Fly around point automatically
  • Built-in TDMA high-definition digital map technology, has strong anti-interference ability, low latency, make as far as the remote 4 km can also receive beautiful scenery pictures.

Xiaomi drone 4k specs

Xiaomi drone 4k camera

  • 4K video
  • 2.4GHz wireless transmitter
  • Altitude range: 800m
  • Control Distance: 3000m
  • Flight time: 27 min
  • The max rise: 6 m/s
  • Maximum flight speed: 16 m/s
  • Lens Field of View: 94 Angle
  • The sensor: 1/2.3 inch CMOS
  • Built in 15.2V 5100mAh mAh rechargeable battery

What’s difference between Xiaomi drone 4k and 1080p version

For Appearance, the only way also easy way to distinguish 4k and 1080 version is the golden LOGO and aureate ventilation holes. The 1080P version of Mi Drone uses a color palette of white and orange.The 4K version of Mi Drone has a color palette of white and gold.

Xiaomi drone 1080p version

Xiaomi drone 1080 version

Xiaomi drone 4k version

Xiaomi drone 4k version

For performance, below you will find a list of difference between Xiaomi done 4k and 1080 verion, Please note that pricing may change at any time, and others parameters not in the comparision chart because both of them are the same value.

PerformanceXiaomi Mi Drone 4kXiaomi Mi Drone 1080p
Operating Range2000 meters1000 meters
Still Camera Resolution12.4 megapixels16 megapixels
Max Video Resolution4k1080p
Max Flight Time27 mins27 mins
Lens Field of View94 Angle104 Angle
Lens Focal Length20mm23mm
Lens Aperturef/2.8f/2.6
Video Recording Modes(3840 x 2160)
24p, 25p, 30p
(1920 x 1080)
24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
Xiaomi 4k drone is power by a 5100mAh battery that can offer 27 minutes of continuous flight when the battery is fully charged. When the battery is low the system will calculate according to the current distance and height, the times needed for returning and hints you shoud returning now.

In Conclusion

The Xiaomi drone 4k version is one of options that I would recommend to just about anyone. I have not more reviews to make a conclusion about its performance. If you would like to purchase it, please click above button. Please let us know if you have any questions about anything of Xiaomi drone 4k review listed above!


  1. Chard

    April 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

    My first drone Xiaomi mi drone with 1080p, now it’s still in good and can fly and work. After read your Xiaomi drone 4k review, it’s more cheaper than DJI phantom series, therefore II want to buy one with 4k camera again. Thank you.


  • Jack

    April 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Hello, as we know, Xiaomi mi drone 4k price less than $500, you can buy one more, 4K camera is one of its features, it’s good value for money and good for Aerial photos.


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