Syma X1 Quad Copter Review

Over the last two or three years there has been a new must have gadget for kids and adults alike. Slowly but surely drones have taken over the world and they are becoming more and more popular. However, if you don’t keep up to date with all of the latest goings on in the world of technology you may not know what to look out for in a drone. If that is the case then you are in luck as today we will be taking a closer look at the Syma X1 to see if it is up to scratch.


To help you control your drone when it is up in the air you’ll be using the 2.4 GHz radio controller, and this will help to provide stability and agility whilst it is in flight. You may even be able to do some professional 3D manoeuvres with some practice! The controller gives you 3 way precise control and the ability to direct the drone up/down, left/right, and forwards/backwards. The Syma gives you the option to fly your drone either inside or out, and the separate modes mean that it will adapt to either environment. You are able to control the drone from up to 40 meters away.

Plus Points

This drone has a good level of durability as customers have reported that they have crashed it several times and there was no permanent damage caused. Once in the air the technology inside means that the Syma is very stable and therefore easy to control, and this means that you can really make the most of all of the flips and tricks it can do. If you want to take a closer look at other similar machines to compare all of their features to those of the Syma, then why not take a look at the RotorCoptor website!

Negative Points

The biggest issue that is seemingly facing this little drone is its battery life. It will only run for around 6-8 minutes at a time and this may not be long enough for your needs. This amount of time is comparable to other drones, but it is still not great. The other slightly negative point that this piece of kit has is the distance you can be from it when using it. 40 meters is not a lot and this may pose a problem if you really want to test it out!


It seems like if you are looking for a drone at the lower end of the market then this may well be the one for you. It has some very handy features such as the ability to flip/do tricks and carry an albeit light camera, and if you put the time in to learning how best to use it then it could provide you with hours of fun! It is not perfect and the battery life could do with a tune up, but apart from that you are looking at a good little drone!