X5C Explorersby Syma

  • X5C Explorers
  • X5C Explorers
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
84%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Syma X5C Explorers Quadcopter delivers a lot of features for a budget price.
  • Testers found it to be stable in flight and easy enough for a beginner to control.
  • The industrial design of the X5C is attractive and reasonably sturdy.

CONS

  • Video quality is only so-so, and you can't zoom, focus or otherwise control the camera.
  • The Syma X5C's battery supports a scant seven minutes of flight time while capturing video.
  • Some reviewers said the all-white design made it difficult to track the X5C from a distance.
The Syma X5C Explorers Quadcopter is an entry-level quadcopter with a lot of features, including a 720p camera that records video to a 2GB microSD card, a six-axis gyroscope, a sleek white design with flashing LED lights, and a transmitter that uses spread-spectrum technology on the 2.4 GHz band. Weighing in at 2 pounds and measuring about 9 inches in diameter, the X5C is suitable for outdoor flying in mild wind.
NameX5C ExplorersAir Hogs RC Elite Helix X4 CopterX4 H107CDiscovery U818A-1Nano QX Quadcopter
ManufacturerSymaSpin MasterHubsanUDIR/CBlade
Techwalla Score
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List Price$60$65$55$69$90
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80%

The Syma X5C is tough, easy to learn, and equipped with the right features for its price point, resulting in a user friendly product that do…

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78%

Really like the Quad, very easy to fly and takes pretty darn good video. I think is a great quad to get started with and use a trainer for a…

Really like the Quad, very easy to fly and takes pretty darn good video. I think is a great quad to get started with and use a trainer for a more expensive, more powerful quad.

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Most quad models use some sort of design feature to help with visual orientation, such as different colored front and rear propellers or a physical body feature. Although sleek in appearance, the all-white design of the Syma X5C doesn’t lend itself to easy piloting. I found it necessary to fly the quad close to my standing position in order to maintain flight orientation.

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The Syma X5C Explorers is a great starter drone with features including 720p video recording, six-axis gyro, USB charging, and a range of 30…

The Syma X5C Explorers is a great starter drone with features including 720p video recording, six-axis gyro, USB charging, and a range of 30 to 50 meters. About 9 inches in diameter, the Syma X5C is easy for pilots of any age to fly, and it’s stable enough to handle a mild wind outdoors.

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