SIMREX X300C Mini RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless Drone

Last updated date: July 6, 2020

DWYM Score
8.2

SIMREX X300C Mini RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless Drone

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Overall Take

If you're looking for a small drone that can fit in the palm of your hand when folded up, this model is an excellent choice. It comes in four fun colors and is outfitted with the latest 6-axis gyro flight control systems for a safe flight every time. Users will also love that this model is able to perform 360-degree flips and rolls. In our analysis of 123 expert reviews, the SIMREX SIMREX Mini RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless Drone placed 5th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.9
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,453 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I think this is truly a high-quality mini drone crafted for beginners and kids. The material that it uses and how it is designed is built to ensure strong durability. Which relieves the concerns of durability.
- Aerofly Drones
The convenience that comes with this mini-drone is second to none as you can simply control the product using your smartphone. To make it even better, you can use either Android or iOS to control it. In order for you to enjoy the flight, this product features 360-degree rolls and flips. This, as a result, gives you a wonderful performance and a perfect action.
- Easy Get Product
Good stability using the latest 6-axis gyro control system. Easy control and operation, especially for beginners; basically you just have to follow the instructions detailed in the accompanying manual.
- Drones for Sale Review
It’s worth mentioning that the SIMREX X300C is foldable, and that means you can carry it anywhere with zero fuss, and due to its lightweight and compact design, it doesn’t require registration with the FAA.
- The Tech Lounge
Instructions are really easy to understand. The quality feels pretty solid. Backup parts are useful during a crash.
- A Guide Product
Great remote control. Foldable design for compact drone.
- Electronics Hub
What experts didn't like
Limited remote control distance. Few features, but all are beginner-friendly features that makes flying easier.
- Aerofly Drones
Slightly expensive.
- Easy Get Product
Does not feature a self-stabilizer or a GPS. Propulsion power is too low. -The X300C may be too small and too lightweight to fly safely outdoors; may be safe to fly in light breezes but stronger winds could carry it off-course.
- Drones for Sale Review
We know, it’s not much, but the SIMREX X300C is designed for mostly indoor use,
- The Tech Lounge
The propellers/blades seem to break easily. However, the drone comes with replacements.
- A Guide Product
Lacks accessories. Speed could have been better.
- Electronics Hub

From The Manufacturer

Bring it anywhere,saves the space & easy to carry. The drone is designed with propeller protection ring, which greatly protects the aircraft from being damaged to a certain extent and extends its service life. Powerful air pressure altitude hold function, You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height. SIMREX dual-assense control (mobile phone and remote control dual-assense control) can also be remotely controlled using a mobile phone or remote control, and can be controlled by the mobile phone when the remote control is disconnected. High Resolution 1920*1080, enjoy high-quality real-time image through APP. Professional camera with 110° Wide Angle FPV Camera,recording every wonderful moment. One key return & Headless Mode. Orientation of the drone is in relation to the pilot, easier to control and fly back. you’ll have total control for a straightforward, easy & stable flying experience. 360° Flips & Rolls. It can be used with VR glasses to experience the speed sense of flying (VR glasses are not included in the product). It is easy to use even with you are zero base, one key to take off/ landing. Multiple Methods of Control: Phone WIFI/Phone Gravity Control (IOS & Anfroid)or Transmitter Control/Transmitter Gravity Control. 3 Speed Modes: (H/M/L) make the drone more suitable for beginners and experts. You could even try switching different speed modes when the drone is in flight for more fun.

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An Overview On Drones

Though their development dates back to World War I, drones — also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles — have become increasingly popular in recent years. These small gadgets fly through the air without an onboard pilot. Instead, they’re steered and controlled by a user from the ground, often with a remote control or a smartphone app.

Drones are useful for a number of tasks, including surveillance, security, aerial photography, surveying and recreation. More recently, police departments and emergency services personnel have been using them for an array of tasks, including during searches, rescue operations and natural disasters.

Many commercial businesses like Amazon, UPS and Domino’s are considering how to use drones for day-to-day operations like package delivery. Drones are also useful for crop management, building inspections and storm tracking.

The distance your drone can fly varies from model to model, depending largely on battery life and the reach of its onboard receiver from the remote controller or your smartphone. Although most drones will offer very little in terms of battery life, you can get more from some models than others. It’s also important to pay close attention to charging time since a quick charge can get your drone up and going faster.

In addition, some drones come pre-equipped with a camera, while others require the use of a gimbal to manually mount a camera. The gimbal setup often leads to a clearer picture or smoother video capture because the camera is a bit farther away from the vibrations caused by the rotors.

Photography has become a top selling point for drones. Professional photographers have found them invaluable for capturing those otherwise hard-to-get aerial shots. If you’re interested in shooting photos or video from the clouds, know this up front and look for a model that supports high-resolution photography and high-definition video.

Editing is also a consideration. Some apps are better than others at this, including filters and sharing capabilities. Whether you’re a photography hobbyist or not, being able to easily share the images you’ve shot across your social media sites may make some drones better choices than others.

Before you start shopping, it may help to set a budget. Drones can range in price from $100 to more than $1,000. While the higher-priced drones do offer advanced features, if you’re just looking to have a little fun, you may be fine with a more basic model.

DWYM Fun Fact

The Federal Aviation Administration is the government body responsible for regulating drones. According to the rules, you’ll need to register your drone and be sure to keep it below 400 feet off the ground. You’re also not allowed to fly over stadiums, large groups, events or anywhere near emergencies (which seems like it should be a no-brainer!). Laws can vary from one jurisdiction to the next, so check before you start flying. In addition to legal concerns, there are also some privacy issues associated with drones. If you’re flying your camera-equipped drone over neighbors’ homes, for instance, you may find you get complaints, especially if they’re trying to enjoy some private time in their own backyard. You may even get into legal hot water if you’re posting photos and videos of your neighbors online without their permission.

The Drone Buying Guide

  • Before purchasing a drone, consider your skill and commitment level. Some are labeled “ready to fly,” meaning they require very little or no special training to use. Others are designed for more advanced users.
  • Another factor to consider when it comes to drones is portability and design, especially if you’re short on storage space at home or plan on taking it with you on a trip and won’t have a lot of room. The DJI Mavic Mini FlyCam Quadcopter Drone folds up, with the thumbsticks able to be stored under the arms that hold your phone. The Holy Stone FPV RC Gravity Sensor Drone, on the other hand, doesn’t fold easily but is so small and lightweight, it’s still fairly portable. The only issue is that the arms don’t fold into its body, so you may worry about breaking the rotors if you don’t transport it in a carrying case. The Ruko F11 Pro 4K Quadcopter UHD Drone is even less portable since the landing gear and camera are attached to the body.
  • Because drones operate using a battery, it’s important to consider battery life when making a purchasing decision. The majority of consumer drones have a battery life between 5 and 25 minutes. Many drone users recommend purchasing spare batteries and having them charged up before you start flying so you can easily swap out the extras. The DJI Mavic Mini FlyCam Quadcopter Drone flies a little longer than usual without a charge, at 30 minutes. The Holy Stone FPV RC Gravity Sensor Drone has a shorter flying time between charges and, unfortunately, charging time takes a while, so be prepared to be patient.
  • The most popular type of drone among recreational users is a multirotor drone. A drone with three rotors is known as a tricopter, while a drone with four rotors (an extremely popular model) is called a quadcopter.
  • Other types of drones include fixed-wing drones and single rotor helicopters.
  • Depending on what you plan to use your new drone for, you’ll also want to consider the payload of various models. Some are equipped to carry heavier payloads than others. This may be an important factor if you’re considering using your drone for something like aerial photography or videography.
  • One of the biggest issues with drones is maneuverability. If it’s a windy day, you need a drone that isn’t going to be easily blown around. The SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Voice Control Drone holds its own against all but the strongest wind gusts, while many other drones struggle even in the lightest breezes. Best of all, if it’s too windy, you’ll get a warning in the app.
  • If you’re new to drones, you may prefer the Holy Stone FPV RC Gravity Sensor Drone. The joysticks aren’t quite as sensitive to sudden movements, so it’s a great model to help you learn to navigate. Another model to consider as a newbie is the DJI Mavic Mini FlyCam Quadcopter Drone, which has intelligent flight modes to help you gain confidence in avoiding obstacles. It will also return to home and land itself if you can’t.
  • For some, aerial photography is the primary reason for purchasing a drone. If photography is your goal, you’ll likely veer toward the Ruko F11 Pro 4K Quadcopter UHD Drone, which shoots smooth 4K video.
  • The DJI drones have gimbals, which hold the camera in place for a smoother shot. This is especially important if you plan to be capturing video during even moderately windy conditions.
  • As advanced as drones are, they do have their limitations. If you think you’ll feel the need to zip through the air, you may want to steer toward a model that boasts speeds of up to 42 mph. You may find your drone a little harder to control at these speeds, though.
  • Unless you plan to just fly your drone in your living room, you’ll need a decent range for your drone-to-remote connection. Holy Stone FPV RC Gravity Sensor Drone includes an app that offers 1080p live view on your smartphone or tablet, but that will only work for up to 328 feet.
  • As you’re flying your drone around, you’ll occasionally encounter obstacles like trees and telephone poles. Instead of relying solely on the app, with some drones you have the built-in safety of obstacle detection and avoidance. Some even come with five-direction avoidance. If the drone has this avoidance, make sure it covers your drone from the sides or top. Look for a drone that has Active Track mode, which automatically detects obstacles and tracks them.
  • Drone pilots rely heavily on the remote. Some drones give you an app that you can use to adjust exposure, shutter speed and other factors. If you want a touchscreen controller instead of using the drone’s provided app, it will be a $300 add on.
  • Look for a drone that offers gesture controls, which can make navigating easier. However, this feature can be bug-prone, with the app not always recognizing you.
  • If you’re planning to shoot video to share with friends, SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Voice Control Drone’s app makes it easy to both edit and share the video you’ve just captured on social media. Some models even include built-in filters and templates to add that special touch.
  • Price may be one of the biggest differentiators among drones. At the high end of pricing is the DJI Mavic Mini FlyCam Quadcopter Drone, which retails in the $400 range. The Ruko F11 Pro 4K Quadcopter UHD Drone is also quite pricey, at more than $300. You can get the Holy Stone FPV RC Gravity Sensor Drone for less than $100, though. The SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Voice Control Drone’s low price is another reason this model is good for beginners since it ranges around $60.