The Ryze Tech Tello Mini Drone has a very easy to use flight app, long operational range, and a 30 meter maximum altitude. These specs are ones most people consider when looking for the best drones for beginners. There are some setbacks, such as it\u2019s stuttering video quality, but, overall, it\u2019s a more than acceptable beginner drone.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter\r\nThe Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter has a more than acceptable top speed of 18 miles per hour which allows beginners to ease into the art of flying a drone. It\u2019s very lightweight, so transport is easy, and the 12 minute battery life ensures you get enough flying experience before you have to charge it again.\r\n\r\nSpeed\/Power\r\nThe Ryze Tello Drone has a maximum speed of just under 18 (17.9) miles per hour. It may be slow compared to DJI\u2019s other models, such as the DJI Spark, but it\u2019s fast enough for a beginner drone. The Parrot Mambo Fly is another great beginner drone with a similar top speed. The Tello\u2019s maximum altitude is 30 meters, which isn\u2019t the highest we\u2019ve seen, but, again, is more than acceptable for a beginner\u2019s little drone.\r\nRange\r\nFlight time on the Tello is a respectable 12 minutes. This should allow any beginner to get a good feel for the drone before running out of battery. If you want to fly more, make sure you check out the DJI Mavic Air 2. Operational range for the Tello drone is 100 meters which is more than acceptable. As a new flyer, you wouldn\u2019t want to stray too far from the drone anyway.\r\nDurability\r\nAt 80 grams, the Tello is an incredibly lightweight drone. While this may make it easily transportable, it also makes it succumb to even the slightest wind. And if you live somewhere that\u2019s known to be windy, the drone is virtually unflyable. If you do want something a little more stable for your first drone, check out the Holy Stone HS100.\r\nCamera Features\r\nThe built-in camera and video quality on the Tello aren\u2019t the greatest, to be perfectly frank. It lacks dynamic range and is subject to stuttering and frame rate issues. One the plus side, though, photos and videos are beamed directly to your phone eliminating the need for an annoying middle-man. And if this is your first drone, chances are video quality isn\u2019t going to be too high on the list. You\u2019ll probably want something easier to fly and learn on.\r\nValue\r\nThe Tello app shines because of its ease of use, with clearly labeled and minimalist, but not restrictive, set of options. If you\u2019d like, though, you can purchase the T1D Controller separately, which is a little confusing considering most drones come with the controller. Finally, you\u2019ll get a micro USB cable straight out of the box for charging, eliminating the need to have to find one on your own.\r\nRyze Tech Tello Quadcopter Wrap Up\r\nThe natural enemy of the Tello is wind. And considering everywhere gets wind at least some of the time, the Tello\u2019s play days are numbered. It makes me wonder whether they should have used sturdier materials to make it weigh more even if it did increase the price slightly. But some may find the price the most attractive feature. So to each their own.