Yuneec vs DJI

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Yuneec and DJI are competing drone manufacturers have a wide range of models on the market. You will find everything from selfie drones that can fit in your pocket, to full-on machines that would make a professional photographer proud. But with more options comes more confusion and doubt.

To make things simple, we have compared all the major models and determined what kind of person would like them best. So if you can’t decide which drone is right for you, we promise you will be able to after a few pointers.

Alright, now we will compare the crucial specs and features of each drone.

Camera Performance

If you want to take excellent aerial footage, then you will need a top performing camera. The higher the Megapixels, the better the photos will be. For video quality, a higher frame rate is ideal, as well as the ability to shoot in 4K.

ModelMegapixelsFrames per Second
Yuneec Breeze1630fps (4K)
Yuneec Typhoon H1230fps (4K)
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro1230fps (4K)
Yuneec H920 Plus1630fps (4K)
Yuneec H5202060fps (4K)
DJI Phantom 3 Pro1230fps (4K)
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced2060fps (4K)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro2060fps (4K)
DJI Inspire 22060fps (4K), 30fps (5.2K)
DJI Spark1230fps (1080p)
DJI Mavic Pro1230fps (4K)

The most powerful cameras belong to the H520, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Advanced, and Inspire 2. On the opposite side of the spectrum is the Spark’s camera, which can’t shoot in 4K, only the less sharp 1080p.

If you consider yourself an avid photographer or filmmaker, then these specs are extremely important.

+1 for the Inspire 2.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Advanced.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Pro.

+1 for the H520.

What’s Under The Hood: Max Speed

Everyone wants to know if their drone would win a race. That’s why we have displayed the top horizontal speeds below. Remember, these are only possible in ideal wind conditions.

ModelMax Speed (mph)
Yuneec Breeze11
Yuneec Typhoon H30
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro30
Yuneec H920 Plus25
Yuneec H52038
DJI Phantom 3 Pro36
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced45
DJI Phantom 4 Pro45
DJI Inspire 258
DJI Spark31
DJI Mavic Pro40

The Inspire 2 blazes past all the other models with an exceptional 58mph max speed. Somewhat behind are the Phantom 4 Advanced and Pro at 45mph.

The Breeze limps in at last place with a top speed of 11mph.

+1 for the Inspire 2.

Battery Life

The more powerful a drone’s battery (relative to its weight) the longer the flight time. Every minute counts, so let’s find out which is best.

ModelFlight Time (minutes)
Yuneec Breeze12
Yuneec Typhoon H22
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro22
Yuneec H920 Plus24
Yuneec H52028
DJI Phantom 3 Pro23
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced30
DJI Phantom 4 Pro30
DJI Inspire 227
DJI Spark16
DJI Mavic Pro27

As you can see, the Phantom 3 Advanced and Pro can stay airborne the longest, with a max flight time of 30min. Runners-up are the H520, Inspire 2, and Mavic Pro.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Advanced.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Pro.

Controller Range

This is the max distance that a drone can fly from its controller before the connection is completely lost. Now obstructions such as hills and buildings can cause interference and reduce the range noticeably. You will also find that regular disconnections will start to occur as you get close to this maximum distance.

To prevent loss or damage to your drone, we don’t recommend trying to hit these maximums. But it is nice to know how far they COULD go.

ModelRange (miles)
Yuneec Breeze0.1
Yuneec Typhoon H1
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro1
Yuneec H920 Plus1
Yuneec H5201
DJI Phantom 3 Pro3.1
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced4.3
DJI Phantom 4 Pro4.3
DJI Inspire 24.3
DJI Spark1.2
DJI Mavic Pro4.3

The Phantom 4 Advanced and Pro, Inspire 2, and Mavic Pro have significant ranges of 4.3miles. Not too far back is the Phantom 3 Pro at 3.1 miles.Why do these DJI drones have such a long range? Because they utilize DJI’s Lightbridge technology. This allows for a much better connection than the more dated Wifi downlink technology used by the other drones.

+1 for the Inspire 2.

+1 for the Mavic Pro.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Advanced.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Pro.

Controller Design

You won’t find any major differences in each of the DJI drones’ controllers, other than the range that we have already discussed. They all have two control sticks, dedicated and customisable buttons, and a mount for attaching a smartphone or tablet.

However, the Mavic Pro and Spark controllers are much smaller. The Mavic Pro’s controller also has a flight data screen.

As for the Yuneec Breeze’s controller, it looks like it was made by Sony. It just has a very similar design, button layout, and color when compared with a Playstation controller. There is also a mount for attaching a smartphone.

The rest of Yuneec’s drones use a similar controller style. These are rectangular, have two flight sticks, an array of buttons, and a built-in HD screen. There is no mount for a tablet or smartphone; rather, everything can be done using the built-in screen.

It’s hard to determine an overall winner. Some users may prefer the Yuneec controllers because there is no need for a smartphone or tablet, while others may see this as a disadvantage, and prefer being given the option to mount their own device.

Obstacle Avoidance

The latest drones incorporate obstacle avoidance technology to prevent a crash due to user area. Each drone has sensors in different positions, which provide protection for different directions.

ModelObstacle Avoidance
Yuneec BreezeFront and below.
Yuneec Typhoon HFront and below.
Yuneec Typhoon H ProAll directions (Intel Realsense).
Yuneec H920 PlusFront and below.
Yuneec H520All directions (Intel Realsense).
DJI Phantom 3 ProNone.
DJI Phantom 4 AdvancedAhead and below.
DJI Phantom 4 ProAll directions.
DJI Inspire 2Ahead, below, and above.
DJI SparkAhead and below.
DJI Mavic ProAhead and below.

+1 for the Phantom 4 Pro.

+1 for the Typhoon H Pro.

+1 for the H520.


If you want a drone that you can carry around in a small bag or even your pocket, and then whip it out at a moments notice, to take a selfie of you and your friends, then you may be interested in the Spark, Mavic Pro, and Breeze. They are tiny!

Now the other drones are significantly bigger, and you will need a backpack to carry them.

+1 for the Breeze.

+1 for the Spark.

+1 for the Mavic Pro.

Not Going Astray

All drones have a dual GPS/GLONASS navigation systems. This allows them to fly with precision, and also reduces the chance of high winds knocking them off course.

When flying low to the ground, they all take advantage of a vision positioning system. This basically uses sensors to ping vibrations off the ground, allowing them to accurately calculate their position. This allows the drones to fly safely at low attitudes, as well as hover with minimal displacement.

No overall winners here.


Shown below are the approximate prices for each drone. These are always subject to change so check Amazon for the latest ones.

ModelApproximate PriceCheck Current Price
Yuneec Breeze$250
Yuneec Typhoon H$1,000
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro$1,200
Yuneec H920 Plus$3,000
Yuneec H520$2,500-$4,000 (depends on configuration)
DJI Phantom 3 Pro$800
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced$1,150
DJI Phantom 4 Pro$1,400
DJI Inspire 2$2,900
DJI Spark$550
DJI Mavic Pro$900

+1 for the Breeze.

What Are The Scores?

ModelTotal Score
Yuneec Breeze2 (Portability, lowest price)
Yuneec Typhoon H0
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro1 (Obstacle avoidance)
Yuneec H920 Plus0
Yuneec H5202 (Obstacle avoidance, camera)
DJI Phantom 3 Pro0
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced3 (Camera, range, flight time)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro4 (Camera, range, flight time, obstacle avoidance)
DJI Inspire 23 (Top speed, camera, range)
DJI Spark1 (Portability)
DJI Mavic Pro2 (Portability, range)

Best Overall Drone

We reckon the Phantom 4 Pro is the best drone. While the Inspire 2 has a slightly better camera, the Phantom 4 has better obstacle avoidance systems. And while the Inspire 2 is faster, the Phantom 4 Pro has a longer flight time. Also, it is much cheaper than the Inspire 2.

You will also notice that the Phantom 4 Pro is similar in some ways to the Yuneec H520. The cameras are similar, and the obstacle avoidance capabilities are similar. However, the Phantom 4 Pro is still the clear winner with a longer range, higher speed, and greater flight time.

If you’re looking for a drone that can do pretty much everything well, and aren’t afraid to spend around $1,400, then we reckon the Phantom 4 Pro is your best option.

Best Drone For Photographers/Filmmakers

The Inspire 2 is the best option for those that are serious about aerial photography and video footage. It has the best camera with 20 megapixels and can shot video at up to 5.2K. Not only that, it is a powerful all-around machine with good obstacle avoidance and flight capabilities.

Best Value For Money

The Mavic Pro is the best value for money. This is a small, portable drone, with a long range, long flight time, decent camera, and obstacle avoidance systems. It’s also one of the cheaper drones at $900.

Best Drone For Those On A Budget

In this category, we have a face-off between the Spark and the Breeze. While the Breeze is noticeably cheaper, this price reflects its abilities. It can’t fly fast, far or for long. Mainly it’s just for taking selfies and videos.

However, here’s the kicker, its camera is much more powerful than the Sparks. So you have to ask yourself do you want to just take photos and videos or do you want a drone that you can actually fly around.

We think most people who want to get a drone want to be able to fly it properly, rather than just use it as a hovering camera, so we nominate the Spark as the winner.

Yuneec Or DJI?

It’s obvious that Yuneec’s H920 Plus and H520 are powerful machines. However, DJI has better and more affordable models, such as the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2. It also has a wider range of drone types. Overall we feel that DJI wins the drone war against Yuneec.