Holy Stone HS700D Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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If you’re an experienced drone flier looking for the best drones, the Holy Stone HS700D is the best bang for your buck. Featuring a quality camera, 5G WiFi transmission, and long battery, this is the drone for adults who’ve already mastered the art of drone flying and are confident in their ability.

Why We Like It – Holy Stone HS700D

The Holy Stone HS700D sits comfortably between being an affordable drone while catering to more experienced drone fliers, thanks to its long battery life, quality, and desirable drone features.

  • Desirable drone features
  • Superb quality
  • Long battery life
  • Suited for experience drone fliers


The Holy Stone HS700D performs phanomely in the field, and exceptionally quiet with its brushless motors. The camera quality is great, which isn’t surprising since it’s equipped with a 2K FHD camera, though the Ruko F11 Pro is sporting a 4K UHD camera. To keep the live video steady, the drone has anti-shaking and image stabilization thanks to a dual GPS and 1 axis gimbal. Control range is 800 meters with a video connection or 1000 meters without a video connection. And having headless mode means controlling orientation is easier than ever.

The HS700D FPV drone makes use of 2800mAH batteries. That drone battery pushes the flight time of the drone to a solid 20 to 22 minutes—twice, sometimes three times longer than the Snaptain S5C Drone. And when it’s nearing a dead battery, it has a “return home” function, which is pretty nice if your phone dies by accident. Charging time is about 5 to 7 hours.


The slick matte black finish (other colors are available) and silver accents belie the HS700D’s affordability. Rounded curves and corners give it a very modern look. Build quality even extends to the remote controller. Not quite as modern in design, but it serves its purpose—the Potensic t25 GPS Drone has a better controller. You can make various adjustments from the controller itself, which is where most of the action takes place. A small arm is attached to the top, providing a place to clamp your smartphone to when using different flight modes such as FPV.


After considering the performance and build quality, you are getting a superb deal. It’s even more apparent given the battery life and the picture quality compared to other drones in this price range. But what really sells it is all the additional amenities such as a “Follow Me” function, GPS assisted flights, custom flight paths, and an automatic return home feature that returns the drone to your house when it gets low on battery or the signal is lost.

Holy Stone HS700D Wrap Up

The Holy Stone HS700D is the perfect drone for anyone ready to graduate from easy-to-use starter drones to something with better performance, quality, and additional features. Its long battery means you’ll get plenty of use out of it before it automatically flies home, like high quality videos and images. And given how affordable it is, it’s an easy buy, so long as you’re an experienced drone flier.

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