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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 real one.

Why We Like It – EACHINE E010

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.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Six-axis headless mode RC quadcopter
  • 360° rollover
Cons
  • Pretty bad build quality

Speed & Power

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.

Range

The range is about 30 meters, which is not bad. If you need coverage in the triple digits, obviously, you have to spend more on something like the Tello Quadcopter Drone. But the flight time is pretty much the same, of five minutes, which is actually pretty impressive for the tiny 150 mAH battery inside.

Durability

It’s mostly made out of glossy plastic, and that doesn’t really 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.

Camera Features

This mini quadcopter doesn’t come with any built-in camera, so there’s not really 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.

Value

The EACHINE E010 does exactly what EACHINE advertises for a low price. It’s not really 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.

EACHINE E010 Wrap Up

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.

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Debanjan Chowdhury

I am a student who likes to read comics, build PCs, play games, and discuss tech stuff. I also love geeking out over comic book movies and Star Wars. Just your average nerd.

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