Top 10 Syma Drones & Quadcopters 2017

If there was one simply awesome aspect of Syma, it’s the fact they have a huge selection of quadcopters to choose from. Whether you’re in the market for a mini nano quadcopter or a UFO drone like the Syma X6, there is more than likely a Syma drone out there just calling your name. If you’d rather stick to your average sized drone, well they have that too.

Given how Syma has become one of the biggest drone manufacturing names out there, we’ve decided to go ahead and compile what we thought were the top 10 Syma drones. This will make it easier for you to decide on which Syma drone or quadcopter is the best choice for you. Evaluated by price, size, and specs, here is our list for this years top 10 Syma drones!


10. Syma X12S Nano Quadcopter

Syma X12S Nano

The Syma X12S Nano is one of Syma’s smallest and most basic drones you can buy today. Measuring in at 8.7″ L x 3.9″ W, it’s an excellent choice for starters looking to get a handle on some of today’s bigger drones. Its got great stability, is easy to fly, and can be held in the palm of your hands.

Features on the Syma X12S include a 360 eversion button and 2 speed modes. It even comes with spare parts and charging the Syma X12S is as easy as plugging it into your nearest USB. If you’re looking for an affordably small and simple drone that you can fly from your couch, the Syma X12S Nano won’t disappoint.

  • Flying time – 4 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 20 Meters
  • Charging Time – 40 Minutes


9. Syma X3 Quadcopter

Syma X3 DroneThe Syma X3 is a nice step up from the Syma X12S Nano. While they’re almost the same in size, the Syma X3 weighs a bit heavier and has a longer average flight time.

If you’re looking for a mini quadcopter, capable of both indoor and outdoor flight, then you’ll want to add the Syma X3 drone to your list. Just make sure to not fly the Syma X3 in windy weather.

Otherwise the Syma X3 is wonderfully durable for its size and offers beginners all the practice they need to become accustomed to today’s larger and more advanced drones. Last but not least, the Syma X12S has 10 additional meters in transmission range than the Syma X12S Nano, giving starter pilots more room to practice their drone.

  • Flying time – 6 to 8 Minutes +
  • Flying Distance – 30 Meters
  • Charging Time – 70 Minutes


8. Syma X11C Quadcopter

Syma X11C DroneWith the Syma X11C you’ll get stronger wind resistance and flight stabilization than with the Syma X12S and X3 drones. Capable of both indoor and outdoor flight, the Syma X11C is a miniature quadcopter you will really enjoy your time with. This amazing starter miniature drone is equipped with beautiful LED lights and a camera to record both daytime and nighttime flight.

Basically, the Syma X11C drone has everything you could ask for in a drone of this size as well as a 6-axis gyro for improved stabilization. Although, it is a bit more expensive than the X12S and X3, it’s well worth it, especially if you’re looking for your first miniature drone capable of taking both images and video.

  • Flying Time – 5 to 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 30 Meters
  • Charging Time – Approx. 1 hour


7. Syma X6 Super Ship Quadcopter

Syma X6 Super ShipIronically enough, we now venture into Syma’s larger quadcopters.. Or maybe “larger” is an understatement. The Syma X6 Super Ship measures in at almost 2 feet in both length and width, which is huge.

Despite its above average size however, hobbyists love the way the Syma X6 handles itself in the air. What’s more is that the Syma X6 is a perfectly viable option for beginners as well.

One thing you’ll notice about the Syma X6 is that it doesn’t make use of a whole lot of features. What the X6 Super Ship really emphasizes is the ability to fly a quadcopter of its size. It makes use of a 3-axis built-in gyro stabilizer and has a 360 degree 3D stunt function. Who knew you could do flips and tricks with a quadcopter of this size? Make no mistake, the Syma X6 remains to be a drone beloved for its size and stable control in the air.

  • Flying Time – 15 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 50 Meters
  • Charge Time – 60 Minutes


6. Syma X5C-1 Explorers Quadcopter

Syma X5C-1 DroneThe Syma X5C-1 is loved for many reasons. Equipped with agility, speed, and stability, the Syma X5C-1 Explorers drone is plenty of fun to fly.

The drone itself however, may be a little outdated in terms of the features that it offers. It doesn’t include a headless mode for example, which makes flying the Syma X5C-1 a lot harder for beginners.

To have good control of the Syma X5C-1, you’ll need plenty of practice beforehand and the ability to fly a drone without headless mode. The drone itself has 2 speed modes, 7 minutes of average flight time, and a very reasonable camera. Despite the lack of WIFI FPV real-time, the Syma X5C-1 is a drone still worth noting for its outstanding durability and ease of use. Generally speaking, the X5C-1 is an easier drone to master than the X5C. As a side note, its LED lights are also beautiful!

  • Flying Time – 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 100 Meters
  • Charge Time – 100 Minutes

5. Syma X5SW Quadcopter

Syma X5SW DroneThe Syma X5SW is a beautifully looking drone with some spectacular features for its price. It’s also one of the first Syma drones that comes at an average size measuring in at 12.4″ L x 12.4″ W.

The Syma X5SW not only includes a 0.3 megapixel camera, but conveniently offers real-time FPV transmission. It has a 6-axis gyro system for better outdoor flight stabilization, a 3D eversion function for flips and tricks, and a headless mode for beginners.

If you’ve had your eye on the Syma X5C, you’ll want to buy the Syma X5SW instead, since this drone has plenty of upgraded features that weren’t included in the X5C version. If you’ve been looking for that first genuinely real, but affordable Syma drone, supportive of FPV, images, videos, and more, than definitely add the Syma X5SW to your list. At this price, you can’t go wrong.

  • Flying Time – 6 to 8 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 30 Meters
  • Charging Time – 30 Minutes

4. Syma X8C Venture Quadcopter

SYMA X8C Venture DroneThe body on the Syma X8C is much larger than any of the previous drones mentioned above. It’s a heftier drone with a measurement of 20″ L x 20″ W x 6.5″ H.

If you’re looking for a larger than average drone, than you might enjoy and love flying the Syma X8C Venture. It’s the perfect choice for outdoor and nighttime flight and has some of the flashiest and most colorful LED lighting you’ll see in any of Syma’s drones.

It is wonderfully durable, making use of a plastic protector around each propeller for enhanced protection. It has a 2 megapixel camera that is not capable of FPV real-time, but will allow you to take images and video while flying. With a 6-axis gyro, scheduled flight, and headless mode (aka “intelligent orientation control”), the Syma X8C Venture is a force to be reckoned with for beginners and expert flyers alike.

  • Flying Time – 5 to 8 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 50 Meters
  • Charging Time – 180 Minutes

3. Syma X5UW Quadcopter

Syma X5UW Drone The Syma X5UW makes a few notable advancements in its line of quadcopters. It includes both a 720p HD camera for taking clearer images and videos and WIFI FPV real-time transmission for first person viewing. It has a wonderful 6-axis gyro stabilization system while the exterior to the Syma X5UW drone has some truly amazing appeal.

Its glossy finish with 4 white propellers does not only look great but is coupled with some awesome features. These include headless mode for beginners, a return home function, and a barometer set height also known as altitude hold mode, allowing you to let your quadcopter simply hover in the air. As one of Syma’s more technologically advanced drones, the Syma X5UW drone is both stable and fun.

  • Flying Time – 8 to 9 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 50 Meters
  • Charging Time – 90 Minutes


2. Syma X8G Quadcopter

Syma X8g Drone ReviewThe Syma X8G is by far, one of Syma’s most technologically advanced drones. Serving as a wonderful budget alternative to the more expensive GoPro-ready drones, the Syma X8G includes an amazing 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting in both 720p and 1080p video quality.

This is even better news for individuals with a GoPro camera since the gimbal on the Syma X8G was additionally made to hold a GoPro camera. The only drawback is that there is no FPV cabaility.

Otherwise, the Syma X8G has plenty of great features including headless mode, scheduled flight, a 6-axis gyro, and 360 degree eversion. What the Syma X8G really stands out for however, is its high-quality 8 megapixel camera, which is almost impossible to find at this price range.

  • Flying Time – 7 to 10 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 100 Meters
  • Charge Time – 200 Minutes

1. Syma X8HG Quadcopter

Syma X8HG DroneThe Syma X8HG drone is very similar to the Syma X8G, with a few exceptions. It has the same 8 megapixel camera attached to the gimbal, headless mode, 6-axis gyro, and 360 eversion.

What the Syma X8HG adds however, is an altitude hold mode, allowing your quadcopter to hover in the air on its own. This is especially beneficial for taking extra clear images and videos from the air and making the best out of the included 8 MP camera.

It also comes with 4 landing gears to safely and conveniently land your quadcopter, spare propellers, and even a free Steel Commander Helicopter as a free gift. It’s a wonderful quadcopter with great range that is offered in a glossy red instead of the silver on the Syma X8G. If you’re looking for an awesome Syma drone with all the extra accessories (and free gift), you’ll really enjoy having the Syma X8HG around!

  • Flying Time – 7 to 10 Minutes
  • Flying Distance – 100 to 150 Meters
  • Charge Time – 180 Minutes

Hope you enjoyed this list of the top 10 best Syma drones & quadcopters. If you have any questions or need help with any one of these drones, please leave them in the comments below!

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