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If you’re on the market for one of the best drones on an entry level, the Snaptain S5C is exactly what you’re looking for. Featuring great durability and an intuitive controller, the Snaptain S5C is quite possibly the best option for anyone who wants to experience the joy of driving a drone, the kind you’d give to your kids.

Why We Like It – Snaptain S5C

The Snaptain S5C plants itself as the perfect example of an affordable drone for first-timers, especially given its great build quality and intuitive controls.

  • Best for first-timers
  • Great durability
  • Intuitive controller
  • Battery life could be better


The Snaptain S5C drone does surprisingly well out in the field, able to withstand a connection of up to 80m and flight time of 7 to 10 minutes. Its battery life could be better, only lasting a third of the Ruko F11 Pro Drone’s flight time. But since it uses headless mode, keeping the drone oriented is easy, even for beginners.

The FPV drone is fitted with a 720p resolution camera that takes videos and pictures, including live videos—not quite as clear as Potensic T25’s 1080p resolution. To help keep it steady, the drone has altitude hold, stabilizing its body while you shoot your next video. This is especially helpful when using VR.

If remote controllers aren’t your thing, fly the S5C drone using your smartphone with gesture controls and its altitude hold gravity sensor. The Snaptain S5C WiFI FPV is equipped with trajectory flight; draw a line on your smartphone and it will control RC quadcopter’s path. Or perhaps you would feel more comfortable using voice control.


The Snaptain S5C was definitely designed with durability in mind over everything else. The drone comes with propeller guards, for starters, which you should use for added protection (and even comes with another set of propeller blades), and is also built with ABS materials to give it excellent build quality. This drone can certainly take a beating, provided you aren’t dropping it from the top of a mountain.

The drone controller has to be the best feature of the Snaptain S5C; its controls are very intuitive. There’s a one key take off and one key return, as well as other buttons that control speed and live video, to name a few. There’s even a hidden arm you can extend to place your smartphone on.


When you consider this Snaptain S5C WiFi FPV drone review, the performance, pricing, and overall good quality, make for excellent value. This is especially true if you’re looking to purchase a drone for your kids to play with, unlike the Holy Stone HS700D. In fact, the controller was designed for the uninitiated and can easily be mastered after a few trips around the yard. And the 720p HD camera voice control will be able to take adequate videos without filling its SD card too fast.

Snaptain S5C Wrap Up

This Snaptain S5C Drone review ultimately reveals it to be an affordable drone that performs surprisingly well given the different ways you can control its flight. Its solid durability means it can take a beating (especially if kids are involved), though the battery life could be better. Its controller has to be the highlight of this model, considering its controls are very intuitive. For any first timer, this is the drone you want.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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