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If you want to get into drones, but don’t want to pull the trigger just yet on a costly one, the EACHINE E010 Quadcopter is an excellent way to get started. Granted, it doesn’t have a camera or anything like that, but then again, at just $26 bucks, you can’t really complain about it. It might not be the best indoor drone, but it’s competent enough for you to practice with before you get a top-rated drone.
The EACHINE E010 Mini Quadcopter Drone is more of a toy than anything else. Still, it is a good, cheap way of getting into drones for the first time. And it sports a one key return function that comes in handy on many occasions.
Well, the EACHINE E010 Mini Quadcopter Drone is pretty slow when you compare it with something like the DJI Spark Remote Controlled Drone. But once again, it costs more than 15 times more than the EACHINE E010. You get three-speed modes on the controller, low, medium, and high, respectively. You’ll want to read our DJI Mavic mini drone review, Hubsan H122D review,
and DROCON Bugs 3 review, for even more drones that are perfect for beginners.
The range is about 30 meters, which is not bad. If you need coverage in the triple digits you have to spend more on something like the Tello Quadcopter Drone. But the flight time is pretty much the same, at five minutes, which is pretty impressive for the tiny 150 mAH battery inside.
It’s mostly made out of glossy plastic, and that doesn’t bode well for the overall durability. We can see this drone getting scuffed up pretty quickly, even with light use. Even the controller is made out of cheap glossy plastic. And, according to a few customer reviews, the quality control is not that great.
This mini quadcopter doesn’t come with any built-in camera, so there’s not much, if anything, to talk about here. If you are an advanced user, you can mod it to attach a small camera to its board, but that’s a very time-consuming process that most users don’t have the time for. If you really need a camera drone for cheap, you should grab the Holy Stone HS200 instead. But you may also want to check out our Eachine E61 review for a drone that comes with an HD camera.
The EACHINE E010 does exactly what EACHINE advertises for a low price. It’s not something we can call a value-for-money drone, but it does work very well. Sure, there are quality control issues. At this price, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better. Check out our E-Flite Airplane review for another beginner drone.
So, all in all, the EACHINE E010 Mini Quadcopter Drone is a decent way to get started with drones. It’s just not something a veteran drone user would look for.