Who said that smartphones were the greatest invention of our time? Well, they were wrong.

Drones have taken the market and our hearts by storm and not without a reason. They’re basically small helicopters which you can control and explore your surroundings with. Not to mention how amazing the videos recorded from these babies are. Did I mention how fun they actually are to play with?

Who wouldn’t like them? That’s why this list has been devised- to bring you the top drones on the market right now. The list is compiled from the best sellers on Amazon over the last 30 days.

1. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone

DJI is the biggest name in drones. In fact, they command 70% of the market for a reason. They make beautiful drones that work well. The Phantom 3 Standard is the basic model of their most popular drone series. It does not disappoint and its more than earned its place on the best selling list.

If you’re looking for a drone with an outstanding camera, then take a closer look at this one. It’s able to provide a live feed to your mobile device in 720p HD quality! It has a 12 mp camera that delivers beautiful shots from the air. It also has an extremely good 25 minute flight time, which is well above most of the competition.

You can also enjoy taking pictures and videos without having to worry about safety much, because the DJI Phantom 3 is equipped with accurate GPS so you will know where your drone is every second of the flight.

Features

  • Transmitter operating range: FCC:1000m, unobstructed and outdoors. CE: 500m
  • Video transmission distance: DJI WiFi Video Downlink
  • Video up to: 2.7K/30fps
  • Flight time: around 25 minutes
  • Outdoor positioning module: GPS
  • Included: 1 battery, an 8GB micro SD card, 2 full sets of propellers, radio controller, a charger

2. WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone

With powerful and ultrasensitive motors, this drone is suitable for anyone aged 14 and up. It’s easy to use and great fun to fly, but it is advised you read the manual beforehand.

Due to its sensitivity, you don’t have to push the throttle up hard. Gentle adjusting will suffice. This also makes the drone last longer.

The drone also features a headless mode which allows you to fly it with no worries of it hitting anything. In this mode, you have complete and utter control of the direction that the drone flies. Without headless mode, you can sometimes end up in situations where your drone turns right when you press left because the drone is no longer facing you. This mode also eliminates all worries about losing the drone.

The UDI U818A drone is popular among kids because it has a built in propeller guard to limit damage from crashes. It comes with two batteries so you can fly while the other one charges.

Features

  • 10 minutes of flight time
  • Transmitter operating range: 50-80 meters
  • Video transmission range: around 30 meters
  • Camera: 720p with an option to manually set the resolution
  • APP control
  • 360 degree flip
  • Alarm for low power
  • Headless mode
  • Extra battery included

3. EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone

This drone is perfect for anyone new to drones who are looking to get their feet wet before buying a more expensive drone.

The EACHINE E010 has a few modes you can try, but you must set the connection between the drone and controller properly before the first flight. There are simple instructions written down, and all you have to do is follow them.

The compass mode makes the drone change flight direction according to the changes on the controller, whereas the One Key Return mode makes the drone come back to the controller’s location with just one click.

It also has a 360° roll over option which makes the drone automatically do a flip before your eyes. This is a great drone to fly indoors. In fact, it’s not recommended to fly this drone outdoors because you are likely to lose it.

Features

  • 5 minutes of flight time
  • Transmitter operating range: around 30 meters
  • LED lights
  • High and low speed switches
  • 6-axis gyro
  • 4G transmitter
  • Headless mode

4. Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone

The Holy Stone F181W is a great quality, family friendly drone that offers good quality images for people who like photography. This drone has a feature that allows it to stay at a certain altitude regardless of you holding the throttle on the controller. This makes it great for taking breathtaking pictures! What’s more, the Holy Stone F181W has a 120˚ angle HD camera. Let’s not forget that the drone gives you live feedback of what it sees, directly to your mobile phone.

The lastest version of the drone offers better resistance and endurance while flying, and can incorporate interesting moves and tricks.

Features

  • 6 – 9 minutes of flight
  • Transmitter operating range: around 50-100 meters
  • 120˚ angle camera
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • Multiple speed control
  • Holding the altitude mode
  • One key return
  • Headless mode

5. Potensic F181DH RC Drone

There’s no catch with the Potensic F181DH drone – no registrations, assemblies, anything- it’s ready to fly as soon as you take it out of the box.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll like this drone as it’s easy and convenient to use and learn on. This is due to its ability to gradually change speeds and altitudes, getting you used to the way it works.

On the other hand, if you’re experienced in this type of activity, you’ll be able to discover new and interesting modes to dabble with. For example, you can figure out all the perks of altitude control!

Features

  • 6 – 7 minutes
  • Headless mode
  • HD camera
  • LED light
  • 360˚ roll over
  • FPV real time transmission
  • Altitude hold mode

6. Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 Drone

The main feature of this drone would have to be the headless, IOC function. Normal drones have their noses and heads facing the same flying direction, but this isn’t the case with the Syma, thanks to the aforementioned function.

Here, the forward direction has nothing to do with the nose direction. This provides a unique experience for the pilot as they get to know each specific part of the drone thoroughly.

The great thing about this drone is that it supports any Android or iOS operating phone, meaning it can provide live feedback regardless of what kind of phone you’re using!

Features

  • 6 – 7 minutes of flight time
  • Transmitter operating range: up to 50 meters
  • 360˚ rolling
  • More convenienced USB charging
  • Headless mode
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • Left hand control
  • FPV live feed

7. Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini RC Drone

Childhood is the perfect time to introduce someone to this lovely activity, because their interest will grow alongside them. That’s why you need a kid friendly, reliable drone like this one.

One thing to support this argument is the One Key take off/landing feature, meaning it flies to a set altitude and lands automatically.

This helps keep things calm and avoid accidents, making it perfect for children.

What’s more, it also has a return button, so your child won’t ever have to worry about losing its drone.

Features

  • Transmitter operating range: around 30-50 meters
  • Foldable and portable
  • Headless mode
  • LED lights
  • 3D flip
  • High speed rotation
  • One key return
  • One key landing/take off
  • 3 speed adjustment
  • Compact size
  • Great price

8. DJI Mavic Pro Refurbish Mini Portable Drone

If you an experienced drone pilot, then the DJI Mavic Pro is definitely a worthy investment. Not only will you get a top notch quality drone, it will also last you a lifetime.

The quality guarantee is definitely the fact that it’s been refurbished.

The drone is also foldable, thereby easy to carry anywhere you desire. The 4K camera also offers a unique look on the world, from a bird’s eye.

Impressively enough, this baby goes up to 40mphs. If that wasn’t enough, it also has enforced obstacle avoidance combined with sensor redundancy

Features

  • Transmitter operating range: up to 7km
  • 4K camera
  • Flight time: around 27 minutes
  • DJI go (mobile software which lets you control the drone)
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • 5 vision sensors
  • Precision hovering

9. TOZO Q1012 X8tw Drone

This is a decent and stable drone, suitable for anyone willing to give it a try.

It comes with direct phone control, meaning you can control it from any mobile device if you have the specific software installed.

The headless mode is what really helps beginners because they don’t need to worry which direction the drone is facing, they just need to enjoy the flight.

During flight, you are able to put the drone on the altitude hold mode, and it will automatically stay at the set altitude, allowing you to further get used to it and take magnificent pics at the same time.

Features

  • Fly for 5 – 7 minutes
  • Transmitter operating range: around 80-100 meters
  • Headless mode
  • Altitude hold
  • One key landing/take off
  • WiFi, real time HD camera
  • One key fly
  • 6 Axis Gyro

10. AKASO A200 WiFi Foldable Quadcopter Drone

Have you ever wanted to fly with your drone? Well, of course, but that’s impossible, right?

Well, this drone can be connected to your phone and share live video to it, but the magic begins when you realize it’s VR compatible.

So, while your drone is flying, you get to virtually fly with it, too! The live feed will be clear and breathtaking as your drone is equipped with an HD camera!

And don’t worry, you don’t have to have a certain type of phone to experience this magic. It’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Features

  • Flight time of 5 -7 minutes
  • Transmitter operating range: around 50-80 meters
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • Headless mode
  • Altitude hold
  • One Key return
  • G-sensor mode
  • Track-controlled mode
  • 3D flips
  • FPV
  • Foldable

11. DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone

One could almost say that this drone has a mind of its own thanks to its intuitive nature. It features an Intelligent flight mode which guides it through its surroundings, making sure to avoid obstacles. This is what makes it so reliable and stable.

What’s more, it has built in precision control, further contributing to its impeccable quality. You can also find it in a range of different colors, all making it look stunning as can be.

The drone features a flight safety mode, which allows free flying in the palm of your hand, but do use propeller guards for extra safety when in this mode.

Features

  • Up to 16 minutes of flying
  • Transmitter operating range: up to 2 kilometers
  • Intelligent Flight mode
  • 12 MP camera, HD
  • Video: 100 to 3200, Photo: 100 to 1600
  • Self timer

12. HASAKEE H1 FPV RC Drone

The most interesting and unique thing about this drone has to be its design. Dressed as a bee, it bumbles freely through the sky, taking as many pictures as you wish.This makes it suitable for children, but who’s to say adults can’t have a drone with a bee pattern, too?

Be warned though, this little bumble bee is far from clumsy and can even perform 360˚ flips at the press of a button! Furthermore, it has 6 Axis Gyro which keeps it stable and on track. Instead of you adjusting your skill level to it, it will adjust itself to you, thanks to the one button speed changer (low, medium, high)

Features

  • 6 – 8 minutes of flying
  • Transmitter Operating Range: about 50 meters
  • 4GHz Technology
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • One button 360˚
  • One button speed change
  • FPV

13. KD Interactive Aura Drone

So far we’ve mentioned normal controllers and your drone being synced to your phone. But what if you could control the drone with your hand? Well, now you can! A special glove has been devised which makes you the literal pilot of your drone.

This is a much more convenient way of flying a drone as it gets rids of all the unnecessary frustrations of traditional controllers, such as a jittery joystick. You can fly the drone up and down, forwards, backwards, perform flips and tricks, all with the wave of the hand!

Amazing!

What’s more, the drone is suitable for small children and adults alike. Note that it is more convenient to use it indoors.

Features

  • 5 – 7 minutes
  • Transmitter Operating Range: 6-23 feet
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • Auto take off, Auto Hover and Auto Landing
  • Flips and tricks

 

14. UFO 3000 LED Drone

You won’t get bored of this drone easily mostly because it’s impossible to take your eyes off the breathtaking LED lights. They light up the drone very nicely and give it that X factor everyone needs.

If you are looking for your first drone or want to get your child a starter drone, definitely consider this one more closely. It’s very easy to fly and has only two speeds- high and low. And you can fly it during the night too without the fear of losing it, thanks to the LED lights!

The best thing about it is that it’s ready to fly out of the box!

Features

  • 9 minutes of flight
  • Transmitter Operating Range: around 40 meters
  • 3D stunts
  • 360˚ flips
  • LED lights
  • Long flight time
  • Stable at high speeds

15. Brushless Motors RC Drone

One of the most important things in a drone is the durability. With advanced motor technology, the durability of this drone might just be unbeatable. Thanks to its brushless motors, there is less friction between the motors and thereby less heat and damage. This also helps increase battery life up to 50%.

The drone does not come with a camera, but that’s a good thing, because you can attach your own! You’re not limited to a camera you get with it and can instead buy any other you deem suitable.

With this drone, you also get a backpack to carry it in. But not just any backpack, this one is waterproof!

Features

  • 15 -18 minutes of flying
  • Transmitter Operating Range: about 300-500 meters
  • Brushless motor technology
  • 4 GHz two way communication
  • High capacity battery
  • Comes with a waterproof backpack

16. DROCON Hacker Drone

Unlike all the other drones advertised for kids and beginners, this one is aimed at those a bit more skilful, who just want a small drone to play with for fun. It’s more suitable for indoor flights where you can really see its full potential.

It’s super small which just makes it more fun to play with! The designer wanted to challenge himself when he made it, so we ended up with a drone which can comfortably fit in your palm.

It’s also easy to control and trim as it only has four simple buttons (left, right, forward, backward)

Features

  • Around 5 minutes of flying
  • Transmitter Operating Range: around 30 meters
  • 720p HD camera
  • Headless mode
  • 360˚ stunts
  • Easy controls
  • Thumb size

17. TX Juice Ai Stunt Drone

If you’re looking for a quirky little drone which will provide hours of entertainment for you and you little one, then the TX Juice drone is the way to go. Small, yet agile and durable, this drone makes the perfect gift for a child who’s just developing their interest in flying.

It’s also capable of doing cute stunts and flips in the air when you press certain buttons. What’s more, if you don’t want to create the stunts, it can do them automatically with the Auto stunt button. Perhaps the most convenient thing about this drone is that no FAA registration is needed.

Features

  • Up to 10 minutes
  • Transmitter Operating Range: up to 250ft outdoors
  • One thumb control system
  • Manual stunt mode
  • Auto stunt button
  • 4 GHz radio control
  • Auto take off, Auto Hove and Auto Landing

18. Force1 F100 Ghost Drone

The Force1 F10 would make a great gift for anyone who loves taking high quality photos with the eyes of a drone. It has an HD camera (1080p) but it also has a space reserved for a GoPro to be mounted. Just think of all the amazing videos and photos you could take with it.

The drone itself is very stable while flying, and can be in the air for around 15 minutes which is more than most drones can say.

If that’s not enough for you, you’ll be glad to know that it does come with an extra battery so you can fly it twice as long!

Finally, you should know that this drone has advanced motor technology, making it last longer.

Features

  • Fly for up to 15 minutes
  • Transmitter Operating Range: up to 500 meters
  • HD camera
  • 360˚ flips
  • Brushless motor technology

19. TOZO® MJX X901 Hexa Copter

Who would have thought that such a small thing could be so powerful? It’s so small that it can fit between your fingers with an ease, yet it has a stable flight and lasts a long time.

If that wasn’t enough, it’s also capable of doing 360˚ stunts and is equipped with the 6 Axis Gyro control system.Not only does that simply further stabilize it during flight, it also makes for an easy and enjoyable operation.

It’s also interesting to know that it has a gravity control mode as well as a one key roll button.
Aside from normal flying, it’s also capable of side flight, making it even cooler.

Features

  • 5 – 7 minutes of flight time
  • Transmitter Operating Range: around 150 meters
  • 3D flips and rolls
  • 6 Axis Gyro
  • 4GHz technology, no interferences

20. SainSmart Jr. Kids Drone

This ought to be the most interesting way to fly a drone. The controller is a combination of classical ship rudder and classical noble telephone dial- integrated so as to make up a wrist watch. It gives you full control over the drone and lets you command it with zero difficulty.

The drone doesn’t disappoint either; it has a headless mode and a one key return option. As well as that it can send back live feedback from its HD camera. As far as being portable is concerned, you can fold it easily and take it anywhere you want to go.

Features

  • 6 – 15 minutes of flying
  • Transmitter Operating Range: around 30 meters
  • Headless mode
  • One key return
  • Watch style controller

Conclusion

Overall, you’ve seen some truly remarkable pieces of new-age technology and hopefully none of them have disappointed you.

Each drone has its own perks and unique features but what they all have in common is that they are best sellers on Amazon. This list’s purpose wasn’t only to show off the crème de la crème of today’s market, but to also inform you of certain features which make drones great. That’ll come in handy in any conversation if you’re a drone enthusiast and help you with your next drone purchase.

All that’s left to say is good luck and have fun with your new, amazing drone!