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Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Review

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Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Overview

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Review

We've seen a host of Autel Robotics drones previously, and the X-Star Premium is excellent as a starter drone. Considering the average flight time for drones with this price range is 15 minutes than we can tell how X-Star Premium once again stands out from the rest. The price is, still lower; you can find a ready-to-fly version for around $800 on Amazon. It's quite compact for a spurious, versatile and modern drone, and very light at 1.5Kg. Besides watching the live video, you can also take photos and record videos which are saved into a Micro-SD card. The included Micro SD card stores all of your videos and still photos to save and be uploaded to your PC later on. This drone also includes a bigger, stronger and advanced LED Lithium Battery, which indicates the drone’s charge level. A video is excellent & versatile on the record I’d say it’s one of the best in its class BUT video feed controller breaks up a bit. Additionally,, it includes a GPS in both quadcopter and remote, which enables Follow Me mode. The X-Star Premium utilizes altitude hold so you can easily maintain a consistent altitude. In case if you lose connection to your drone from transmitter due to certain reason, then FailSafe mode will be automatically switched on, and your device will reach home safely. You can enjoy so many modern features that are enabled with GPS controls like Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Altitude Mode and Headless Mode. The main sticks feel like quality items, and the screen has a handy pop-up sun shade.

Flight

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Review

While there are a lot of aerial photography drones currently on the market, this one is very different. The X-Star Premium was truly built to be easy to fly a drone for everyone, not just drones enthusiasts. The price is, again cheaper; you can find a ready-to-fly version for around $800 on Amazon. As the remote has a screen, there is no need for a phone app or any pairing: the X-Star Premium is ready to fly. Follow Me Mode: It is an excellent option for selfie lovers as it helps them to enable their drone on tracking mode as they keep on visiting sites around. Barometer Altitude Hold: this mode helps to maintain specific altitude level of a drone as per readings recorded by a pre-installed barometer. X-Star Premium product has built-in GPS module that assists in advanced flight control. The main sticks feel like quality items, and the screen has a handy pop-up sun shade. The joysticks are made of a material that makes them incredibly easy to control and manipulate and are great for agile maneuvers each time.

Why X-Star Premium?

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Review

If you are looking for a small portable drone that is still capable of taking good 4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120, 720p240 video then you need to consider the X-Star Premium from Autel Robotics. Although the frame of the drone is very stable in the air, when sitting in one spot, there is a lot of noticeable camera vibration. I’m happy to tell you this drone comes with a complete FPV package ready to fly out of the box. Even though there are a few cons that may be a bit of a red flag, the pros outweigh the bad here. It is capable enough to offer maximum flight time of 25 minutes. And of course, we at Gadgetine are always delighted to bring you the most remarkable, accurate and noteworthy drone related information. There’s also a beautiful LCD screen that shows your current flight status. Additionally, my only complaint is if you have an older smartphone then the wifi connection drains the battery very fast. The Remote Controller itself is well built, and it feels like a good fit.

[drone model] Specs

General

BrandAutel Robotics
ModelX-Star Premium
Price$999.00
PredecessorX-Star
Flight Time25 minutes
Max Speed35 mph
Flight Range2000 meters
Gyro System3-axis gimbal
Size19.5”W x 8.5”H x 19.5”D
Weight1.5Kg

Camera

Camera12 megapixels camera
Lens108°
SD Card64-GB MicroSD card
Video Resolution4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120, 720p240

Remote

Remote ControllerIntuitive remote controller with LCD display
Included Gogglesfalse
OSD Live datatrue
Frequency5.727 GHz~5.8 GHz
Battery6000 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Phone AppiOS, Android

Battery

BatteryRechargeable Li-Po Battery 4900 mAh 14.8 V
Charge Time1-hour fast charger

Features

GPStrue
Follow Me Modefalse
Return hometrue
Barometer Altitude Holdtrue
FPV (first person view)false