The best drones handle tough winds, shoot high quality videos and images, and are user-friendly. One drone in particular fits that profile: the DJI Mavic Mini Drone. It\u2019s doing all of that while keeping itself tiny. Underneath its hood are even a few tricks you\u2019ll never want to give up once you have it.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - DJI Mavic Mini Drone\r\nDJI Mavic Mini Drone best serves as a natural progression from small, inexpensive drones, to a drone that can battle tougher winds, take higher quality videos and images\u2014all at an affordable price.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nFor a mini drone, the DJI Mavic Mini Drone is tough against winds. It makes use of a 3-axis gyro system; a necessary trait for steady photography. The Potensic T25 has it beat with its 9-axis gyro, but Mavic gets the job done. Video quality is excellent at 2.7K, with images being 12MP.\r\n\r\nFlight time is really good when compared to SNAPTAIN S5C and Holy Stone HS700D. The SNAPTAIN is 20 minutes flat, while the Holy Stone is 20 to 30 minutes of an unreliable battery. The Mavic Mini, on the other hand, flies as long as 30 minutes. The best part is how far the DJI Mavic Mini Drone will go\u2014up to 5km! That\u2019s just a bit over three miles. However, it does lack collision avoidance sensors.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Mavic Mini DJI Drone is small enough to fit in your pocket, not weighing much more than smartphones. This is because the arms fold against its body. It\u2019s small weight class exempt it from certain regulations in some countries (but double-check your area).\r\n\r\nIncluded in the package is its charging hub and remote controller. What\u2019s nice about the remote controller is clips extend from the bottom which fasten to your smartphone. In doing so, you can view your fly via phone, and even use the DJI Fly app to take a flying lesson.\r\nValue\r\nCompared to more expensive drones, the Mini is packing a lot of value. Before we wrote this DJI Mavic Mini review, we considered one of its cousins, the DJI Mavic Air\u2014a step up from it\u2014to gauge its value. The Air has a 4K camera, 12MP camera, flies as far as 10km, a handful of photography modes, and a flight time of 20 minutes. Clearly, the Air is an upgrade. But for $724? For a photographer, perhaps.\r\n\r\nIn other words: the DJI Mavic Mini is, in our opinion, a much more cost efficient drone over its cousin. There\u2019s even a Mavic Mini + Extra Batteries combo that\u2019s well worth the investment.\r\nDJI Mavic Mini Drone Wrap Up\r\nWhen we review DJI drones, they\u2019re always a joy. They certainly are some of the best drones on the market when considering their performance to price ratio. The DJI Mavic Mini Drone is perfect for newcomers to drones and veterans, thanks to its performance, lightweight body and portability. While it lacks collision avoidance sensors, it makes up with its included flying lessons and propeller guards.