4 Best low-cost drones

Nacho Requena Molina


Drones have become such a popular part of our everyday lives that even some driving schools now teach courses for piloting these small aircraft. A few years ago, they were a luxury item. But now, they’re practically everywhere. If you’re thinking about buying one and taking your first spins through the sky, here are some great places to start.

4 Best low-cost drones

Syma X5C

The Syma X5C is one of the best-selling models on Amazon and has the best reputation on the website. With dimensions of 31 x 31 x 8 cm, its strength lies in its versatility, since it lets you control it up to a distance of about 300 feet.

The frequency channel is 2.4G, which helps avoid interference with other aircraft. Also, it includes a 1280 x 720 HD camera and a 2GB Micro SD memory card.

Parrot PF723300

Parrot is a quality label when it comes to drones, and this PF723300 model, better known as the Airborne Cargo, has all the customization you want as its hallmark feature.

Like other aircraft, it lets you do all the stunts, spins or flips you can think of, since its steering axis is made for this. Another bonus is its “FreeFall Takeoff” feature, which means the motors start up automatically when the drone detects it’s in the air.

Of course, it has an integrated mini-camera that can be easily accessed from the FreeFlight 3 app (available on both iOS and Android). It’s the most expensive on our list, but you’ll love the added bells and whistles.


The GoolRC X5HC is a lightweight, elegant, compact drone. With an LED light to make night flight possible, it has a small 0.3-megapixel HD camera, which is more than sufficient for taking photos or videos.

It has a six-axis gyro, which makes it very stable with easy handling for those learning to pilot a device like this.

H815 RC

The cheapest, smallest, and most affordable option. This H815RC drone is foldable and portable. It can fit in the palm of your hand. In other words, this model is ideal for taking anywhere.

The frequency channel is 2.4 GHz, which gives it a good signal without fear of interference. And because it’s so small, its handling is very simple.

This model is designed for those who want to learn a little more about the drone world. In case it breaks or gets clawed to death by a hawk, it’s not the same as losing a high-end drone. 

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