DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

Out of all the best drones available on the market, DJI is the brand that is the most well known. And the DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller is one of DJI’s higher-end models, but it’s not a great VR drone or the smallest drone available. And the feature set onboard easily makes it one of the best selfie drone options in the professional drone market. This drone has several features that can make it a top-rated drone.

Why We Like It – DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller

The DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller is one of the better professional drones available on the market. Besides its advanced camera capabilities, the DJI Mavic Air’s foldable design makes it ultra-portable and easy to carry around, just like the DJI Mavic Pro.

Pros
  • Around 22-23 minutes of flight time
  • Three-axis gimbal
  • Using a mobile device as the remote controller possible using Wi-Fi
Cons
  • It might be too big and bulky/heavy for some users

Speed & Power

The Mavic Air’s top speed is pretty good, but it won’t beat the DJI Spark Remote Controlled Drone. The best part of it is that it can resist high wind speed using its intelligent flight control. DJI says in its marketing materials that it can withstand wind speeds of up to ~20-22 miles per hour. But, in reality, it can handle 30+ miles per hour, which is extremely impressive. Our DJI Mavic Mini Drone review showcases a lightweight drone with excellent performance.

Range

Even though it mostly operates over Wi-Fi by connecting to your mobile device, it has an exceptional range of over 4 miles. This is leagues ahead of something like the SNAPTAIN S5C, and the video quality doesn’t even degrade.

Durability

It is a big and bulky drone, that’s for sure. And it is solidly built from top to bottom. However, everything starting from the remote controller to the drone itself is foldable. And unlike the ZeroTech DOBBY Drone, the design is very much aerodynamic. Check out our DJI Mavic 2 Pro for a drone that you can use in a professional setting.

Camera Features

This thing comes with probably some of the best camera systems you’ll ever get to see in a drone at this range. The built-in 12 MP sensor can capture HDR photos and 4K videos at up to 30 FPS (Up to 100 Mbps bitrate).

Value

The Onyx Black model comes in at $700, and if you have the money to spend, it could not be more worth it. Considering the fact that everything substantially better than this drone costs more than a grand, you can pretty much go for it with your eyes closed. You most definitely won’t be disappointed.

DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller Wrap Up

So, all in all, the DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter With Remote Controller is a fantastic drone to go for below $1000. It’s excellently designed and engineered for its price tag.

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