Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K – After a month of use


This is my review of the Xiaomi Mi drone 4k after one month of use.

What do you think?
Computer: Macbook pro 13″ 2017
Camera: Xiaomi 4k Camera
Music: M-Audio Keystation 32 Mini
SW Video – iMovei
SW Music – GarageBand


XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter
330,- Euro / 399 US$
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Drone-WIFI-FPV-With-4K-30fps-1080P-Camera-3-Axis-Gimbal-RC-Quadcopter-p-1057057.html?p=SW261510355666201704

Mi Drone 4K Quadcopter Spare 17.4V 5100mAh Battery 
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Drone-RC-Quadcopter-Spare-parts-17_4V-5100mAh-Battery-p-1082607.html?p=SW261510355666201704

XIAOMI Mi Drone 3-in-1 + 2x USB – Battery Fast Charger 
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Drone-RC-Quadcopter-Spare-Parts-3-in-1-Battery-And-Transmitter-Charger-p-1145587.html?p=SW261510355666201704

XIAOMI Mi Drone Gimbal Lens Cover – 
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Drone-RC-Quadcopter-Spare-Parts-Gimbal-Lens-Cover-p-1148040.html?p=SW261510355666201704

Foldable Leather Mobile Phone / tablet Sunshade – WHITE (multiple sizes: for phone and tablets)
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Upgrade-Tablet-Remote-Control-Hood-Sunvisor-for-DJI-Inspire-1-Phantom-3-p-980320.html?p=SW261510355666201704

FIMI X1BH – 3-axis Brushless Gimbal Camera Handle
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/FEIMI-X1BH-Xiaomi-Mi-4K-Drone-RC-Quadcopter-Brushless-Handheld-Gimbal-p-1203889.html?p=SW261510355666201704

PGYTECH Transmitter Rocker Protector – needs some thick foam tape on back to fit!
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/PGYTECH-Transmitter-Rocker-Protector-Anti-Scratch-Screen-Protector-For-DJI-Spark-p-1206421.html?p=SW261510355666201704

Original Xiaomi 17L Classic Business Style Men Laptop Backpack – BLACK
Low profile – Fits everything including up to 4 batterys!
Buy from Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/Original-Xiaomi-26L-Laptop-Backpack-Business-Travel-Rucksack-Men-Women-Casual-UAV-Daypack-p-1172842.html?p=SW261510355666201704

Review: Xiaomi classic backpack, urban professional (4 min 25 sec)


Quick demo Xiaomi bag (2 min 0 sec)

Alternative backpacks:

Nylon backpack

Buy from Gearbest – https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter-parts/pp_668324.html?lkid=13569697

Linen Backpack GRAY
Buy from Gearbest – https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter-parts/pp_635178.html?lkid=13569702

CADeN W8 Travel Backpack
Buy from Gearbest – https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter-parts/pp_543278.html?lkid=13569709




  1. I've had mine for 3 months, I absolutely love it. I actually sold my DJI Mavic Pro. I get an easy 3/4 – mile. You must have a lot of interference in your area. If you are using the wifi dongle it will greatly limit range.

  2. Great review, the quality does look really good, slightly worried about the range issue with the firmware update though

  3. Hi, can you help me? when i download my footage from camera it looks choppy and trees etc look digitized. what do you do with regards to settings. ATB Steve

    • Hello, when i transfer the images and video from the drone, i take out the micro sd card from the drone camera and put in in the PC/Mac. 
      For settings: I not touched the settings, they are as they came

    • Ok, thanks for the info. That what I do too, but for some reason the footage looks pixelated. I am waiting for the rain to stop so I can try a different fps. Thanks for replying. ATB

  4. any comments on the live view feedback lag/latency..? i seem to be having a delay feedback of 3-4 seconds.. which mobile device are you using.?

    • I will try the new SW as soon as the weather is good. The lag i only experience when the drone is reaching its limits. i´m using a samsung note 4

  5. Mine crashed after a few weeks due to a seized motor. Gearbest are very bad with their after sales service and ordering parts take forever. They offered me $30 as compensation. What a joke. I paid $600 for the drone and spent $400 on batteries and accessories. Now it is a useless piece of junk. I think a DJI although more expensive would be the way to go. I like the Xioami but it is not viable without support.

  6. HI! Nice video 🙂
    I got my new mi drone 4k for a couple of days ago and I can only get 150 meters video fpv reception.. Im flying 30 meters in altitude about 150 beers from take-off point and I'm getting "strong" signal on "rc" but on "graph" (video) it says "weak" and its bad reception. What distance are you getting on your drones video fpv? Im starting to think that something is wrong with my drone 🙁

    • Nice =)
      It is a really nice drone  =)

      It all depends on the spot you are on. is low or high, a lot of buildings or tree´s in front, are your antennas pointing down? try different spot?


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