The Yuneec Breeze and Parrot Bebop 2 are two drones that may look alike but don’t be fooled, as their similarities end there. They each have significantly different flight capabilities, cameras, and sensors. We will assess each drone across a range of categories so that you know exactly what you would be buying. At the end we will tally up the scores, let you know the price for each drone, and discuss with is best depending on your interests.

Flight Time

The longer your drone can stay airborne, the more fun you’re going to have, and the more photo opportunities that will present themselves. That’s why battery life is crucial. The Bebop 2 can stay in the skies for up to 25 minutes, which is a pretty decent flight time for a drone.

What’s not so decent is the Breeze’s flight time. This drone can only fly for a maximum of 12 minutes. If you do end up purchasing this drone then makes sure you purchase a spare battery. You can then land the drone once its time is up and quickly swap the batteries. This is a bit of a hassle, but you will be able to get 24 minutes of flight-time in one session.

+1 for the Bebop 2

Flight Distance

The Bebop 2 has a range of 300 meters while the Breeze has a range of 100 meters. This means neither drone can be flown far, however, if you purchase a Skycontroller for the Bebop 2 then you can extend its range to 1.2 miles. The Breeze’s controller does not extend its range.

If you do end up purchasing a Bebop 2, then make sure you get a controller included.

+1 for the Bebop 2

Max Speed

If it comes to a race, then the Bebop 2 wins by miles. It can hit a top speed of 40 mph while the Breeze can only reach 11 mph. These speeds are for horizontal flight only.

The Bebop 2 can ascend and descend at 6.7 mph. The Breeze can ascend and descend at 2mph.

+1 for the Bebop 2

Wind Resistance

The Bebop 2 can safely handle winds of up to 39 mph. Of course, when flying in these kinds of conditions, speed and flight time will be reduced.

The Breeze is smaller and lighter, so try not to fly it at winds beyond 20mph. If you do, you will experience a lot of bouncing around and shaking.

+1 for the Bebop 2

Video Quality

The Breeze has a better camera than the Bebop 2. It can record 4K (Ultra-high definition) video at 30fps. The Bebop 2 can only record the lower quality 1080p video at 30fps. If shooting the best video is essential to you then the Breeze is the best option.

+1 for the Breeze

Still-Shot Quality

If you want to snap some aerial photos, then the Breeze’s camera wins out again. It has 16 megapixels while the Bebop 2’s camera only has 14 megapixels. Not a massive difference but still worthy of attention.

+1 for the Breeze

Portability

The Breeze is smaller, thinner, and lighter than the Bebop 2. Its dimensions are 11.02 x 8.66 x 3.1 inches with a weight of 385 grams, while the Bebop 2 has dimensions of 15 x 12.9 x 3.5 inches and weighs 500 grams. You can still fit the Bebop 2 in a small bag, but the Breeze can fit in your extra large pocket.

+1 for the Breeze

Obstacle Avoidance

Neither drone has obstacle avoidance sensors. These work to automatically prevent a crash. The sensors simply stop drones from flying into an obstacle. These sensors can detect a range of obstructions, including walls, trees, and chainlink fences.

Vision Positioning

The Breeze comes equipped with a vision positioning system. This uses an array of downward facing sensors to accurately calculate the drone’s position when low to the ground. This allows it to fly and hover safely when operating at low altitudes. These sensors also allow the Breeze to hover in place with minimal vertical or horizontal displacement.

Unfortunately, the Bebop 2 is not equipped with a vision positioning system.

+1 for the Breeze

Controller Design

The Breeze’s controller looks like it belongs next to a PlayStation. The appearance and button layout are very similar to the Sony controller. This is actually a good thing as the design is very ergonomic to use. There is also a mount at the top for attaching a smartphone but not a tablet.

The Bebop 2 controller is a much larger device. There is a dock in the center for attaching a smartphone or tablet. Then on either side, you have a control stick and an array of buttons.

The Parrot Bebop 2’s controller isn’t as portable as that of the Breeze. However, it does let you attach a tablet, as well as a smartphone. Also, as previously mentioned, it extends the drones range up to 1.2 miles.

Overall, we reckon the ability to integrate a tablet with Bebop 2’s controller makes up for its lack of portability. Just remember, this controller is not included with a standalone Bebop 2. You will need to purchase it separately or get it included in a bundle deal.

+1 for the Parrot Bebop 2

Modes

The Breeze has an array of flight modes that include:

  • Orbit Mode: Causes the Breeze to orbit a selected subject.
  • Selfie Mode: This mode causes the drone to automatically take selfies.
  • Journey Mode: This mode causes the drone to fly away from, and then back to, its operator.
  • Follow Me Mode: The mode is pretty self-explanatory. Activating it causes the drone to follow its operator at a specified

The Bebop 2 also has a Follow Me mode, as well as a Boomerang mode that is basically the same as the Breeze’s Journey mode. Furthermore, there are Tornado and Parabola modes that cause the drone to fly around a subject, similar to the Breeze’s Orbit mode.

Overall, each drone has a range of similar flight modes, so it’s hard to choose an outright winner in this category

Price

You can get a brand new Breeze off amazon for $200. We also recommend purchasing a spare battery for around $10 so that you can double the drone’s short flight time. This takes the total cost to $300.

A new Bebop 2 with a controller costs $400 on Amazon. There are also bundle deals that include a backpack and spare battery for around $500.

The Breeze is the more affordable drone and wins the point.

+1 for the Breeze

Overall Score

The final scores are shown below, and it’s pretty close.

Yuneec BreezeParrot Bebop 2
5 (Portability, Video, Megapixels, Vision Positioning, Price)5 (Speed, Range, Flight Time, Wind Resistance, Controller)

You should also compare each drone using the side-by-side comparison below

FeaturesYuneec BreezeParrot Bebop 2
Flight Time12 minutes25 minutes
Flight Distance100 meters1.2 miles
Max Speed11 mph40 mph
Wind Resistance20 mph39 mph
Video Quality4K at 30fps1080p at 30fps
Megapixels1614
Dimensions11.02 x 8.66 x 3.1 inches15 x 12.9 x 3.5 inches
Weight385 grams500 grams
Obstacle AvoidanceYesNo
Vision PositioningYesNo
Price$300 with a spare battery.$400 with a controller.

Making The Decision

There are some pretty major differences between each model. The Breeze is more like a flying camera than a drone. It can record high-quality footage, but it can’t fly far, fast, or for long. The drone is also extremely portable. On the other hand, the Bebop 2 has excellent flight capabilities but a lower quality camera. It also lacks obstacle avoidance and vision positioning systems.

It’s a tough decision, and it really comes down to how you want to use your drone. People that just want to take high-quality videos and photos, and aren’t concerned about the 100m max range, should get the Breeze. However, we figure most people would prefer a drone that can actually fly properly. They should get the Bebop 2 instead.

Just remember, if you decide on a Bebop 2 then remember to get a controller as well so that you’re not limited to a range of 300 meters. If you get a Breeze, then get a spare a battery so that you can double the 12 minute flight time.