Top Best Drones Under $25

Ladies & Gentlemen, these are the Top Best Drones Under $25 bucks. Let me tell you the truth: for almost $100, you can get a decent drone, with a camera and start playing around. For less than $25 you can get the same without camera, but with the same features and capacities than their big brothers.

The drones on this list, are the cheapest ones. They cost less than an average restaurant meal or the fancy drink that you normally have with your workmates at the bar after office.

Are there enough models out there to shortlist 5 of them? Of course!

You’d be surprised at how many models are available for less than $25. So, with that said, let’s go straight to the list.

You’ll find below a couple of sections dedicated specifically to these cheap drones.You’ll be able to learn more about them which will, hopefully, allow you to make a better decision when purchasing one for yourself.

5 BEST DRONES UNDER $25

So here they are, sorted by price!

Name
Cheapest!
JJRC H36 Mini
sykii RC Mini
RCtown ELF Mini
Cheerwing Syma X20
Mini RC Helicopter
Preview
JJRC H36 Mini Drone 2.4G 4CH 6Axis Gyro Headless Mode Remote Control RC Quadcopter RTF One-key Return (Black)
sykii RC Mini Drone H36 2.4GHz 6Axis Gyro Headless Mode Remote Control One Key Return RC Helicopter
RCtown ELF Mini Drone for Kids, 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro Headless Mode LED Lights Remote Control RC Quadcopter (Black)
Cheerwing Syma X20 Pocket Drone 2.4Ghz Remote Control Mini RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold and One Key Take-off / Landing White
Mini RC Helicopter Newest Headless Mode 2.4Ghz LED RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold Mini Pocket Drone Good Choice for Drone Training ( Not Including Camera ) (Black)
Features

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 6 minutes

Range: 50 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Range: 50 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 6 minutes

Cheapest!
Name
JJRC H36 Mini
Preview
JJRC H36 Mini Drone 2.4G 4CH 6Axis Gyro Headless Mode Remote Control RC Quadcopter RTF One-key Return (Black)
Features

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 6 minutes

Name
sykii RC Mini
Preview
sykii RC Mini Drone H36 2.4GHz 6Axis Gyro Headless Mode Remote Control One Key Return RC Helicopter
Features

Range: 50 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Name
RCtown ELF Mini
Preview
RCtown ELF Mini Drone for Kids, 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro Headless Mode LED Lights Remote Control RC Quadcopter (Black)
Features

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Name
Cheerwing Syma X20
Preview
Cheerwing Syma X20 Pocket Drone 2.4Ghz Remote Control Mini RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold and One Key Take-off / Landing White
Features

Range: 50 meters

Flight Time: 5 minutes

Name
Mini RC Helicopter
Preview
Mini RC Helicopter Newest Headless Mode 2.4Ghz LED RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold Mini Pocket Drone Good Choice for Drone Training ( Not Including Camera ) (Black)
Features

Range: 30 meters

Flight Time: 6 minutes

#1 JJRC H36 Mini

jjrc_h36_mini_1This is the cheapest and most popular model.

This mini drone is well built, with propeller protectors covering all of them. What does the JJRC H36 offers in addition?

  • Headless mode:Headless mode, a function through which the aircraft will consider the direction opposite to that of the remote control as the correct one by default when it flies to a height where the operator is not able to judge the direction of the aircraft head with bare eyes, so that he/she can go on with the remaining positions.
  • 3D Roll:Just press the button on transmitter, and you get 360-degrees Flip, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • 6-Axis gyroscope: 6-Axis gyroscope adopted for strong stability, allowing for various flight movements implementation with stronger wind resistance and ease of control.
  • LED Lights: The creatively designed LED lights are fitted for night flight possibilities, leaving a beautiful landscape in the night sky.
  • Function: Key return/ Up / down / left turn / right turn / forward / back / left side fly / right side fly / speed file/ 360 ° flip / headless mode / memory function.

In terms of stability, JJRC H36 looks pretty good. Even though it isn’t flyable during mild winds, it can serve as a great outdoor training drone at calm weather.

Specifications-wise, you’re looking at roughly 6 minutes of airtime. That’s pretty good considering it takes about half an hour to fully charge this baby. Last but not least, JJRC H36’s operating range hovers around the 30-meter mark. While that won’t cause you any issues indoor, for outdoor use it might be just a bit too short.

#2 sykii RC Mini

sykii_RC_MiniThe next on the list is the SKII RC Mini, another great value drone that uses standard batteries (2 * AA type).
This SKII has these features:

  • Headless mode: A function through which the aircraft will consider the direction opposite to that of the remote control as the correct one by default when it flies to a height where the operator is not able to judge the direction of the aircraft head with bare eyes, so that you can go on with the remaining positions.
  • Great drone for Kids: Exclusive 360°protective frame design for all four propellers. Make the mini rc drone more durable in the case of repeatedly crash. Humanized safer spin design-The motors are designed with greater power but lower spinning speed. Prevent your kids’ finger from being hurt by the working propellers. The best drone for kids and beginners.
  • Stable and flexible system: More Stable and Flexible with 6-Axis Gyro Stability System and 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference, help choreograph all the maneuvers and enables precision control.
  • 360 flips and one key return: Perform extreme stunts, flips, and tricks with simple joystick combos including Up/Down, Left/Right, Forward/Backward, 360° flips, and 360° rolls. When starting the function of one-key returning without other operations, the aircraft will automatically come back to you.
  • Functions: Increase / decrease / left / right / front / back / left side fly/ right side fly / 360°rotation / a key return / headless mode / memory function. It’s a cute indoor mini drone in palm size. Easily carry and take out to fly with lots of funs.

#3 RCtown ELF Mini

rctown_elf_mini_droneThe RCtown is almost EXACTLY the same device than the previous ones. Heck, both of them are $20.99!
They feature the same functions at 95%. Anyways, I’ll list all of the again:

  • Steps to match code: 1. Turn on the quadcopter then turn on the controller; 2. Push the throttle(left lever) to the top , and then pull it down; 3. When you hear a “Beep”, which means the connection was set up successfully, and then you can start to fly your drone.
  • Headless mode: The drone will change its flight direction with the change of the direction of remote control, enable any level of players to fly the drone easily.
  • One-key return: With built-in positioning system, the drone can auto locate the remote control, just press the one key return button, the drone will fly back to the remote control’s location.
  • 360 flips:The simple flying of WSAD is to boring, and the new 3D rolling special effects surprise all the people.
  • Flying time: 5 minutes. According to the manufacturer they could be extended up to 8 minutes, which is a dumb affirmation. Maybe you could reach 15 minutes in the moon, where there’s no air, but here, in the earth, this little drone, will only be in the air for 5 minutes. Period
  • Charging time: 30-50 mins.
  • Effective Operating Range: about 100 ft(30m).

#4 Cheerwing Syma X20

cheerwing_syma_x20This is one of the bestsellers on its class and one of the most reviewed drones in Amazon. Why? The Syma X20 is the newest drone upgraded with multi features, more stable and more suitable for kids and novice users.
Functions:

  • One Key Take-off and Landing function: allow beginner to easy to fly the drone without any skill. One Touch Down function is most important to protect the drone when it is out of control or low battery power, the drone will fly down slowly and land on the ground automatically before the motors stopping.
  • Hover / Altitude Hold Mode: Drone altitude specified a flight mode. Beginners easy to manipulate.
  • Headless Mode makes easier flight: Once the fuselage direction can not be recognized, it can enter headless mode so as to continue the flight.
  • One key 360° roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • Designed LED lights are fitted for night flight possibilities, leaving a beautiful landscape in the night sky.

#5 Mini RC Helicopter

Mini_RC_HelicopterThis is the most expensive drone on this list as it goes deep into the $20-$25 segment. Why? It offers one more (practical) flight minute than the other ones.
It features the following:

  • Headless security System: Enables Any Level of Players to fly the drone easily. 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference, More Stable and Flexible with 4-Axis Gyro Stablization System. For beginners, this is the best gift to learn how to control the drone.
  • One Key start / landing: Enables players at any level (Beginners Intermediates Experts) to fly the drone easily, with perfect action and wonderful performanc
  • 3D flip and roll: Stun your friends by performing 360° flips in all directions. Just click the function button on the 2.4GHz controller and watch your drone’s death defying stunts
  • 2 switchable speed modes: There are two speed modes you to choose from, for beginners and experts. This not only lets you fly both indoors and out, but also allows you to practice flying skills and quickly move from beginner to expert.

Budget Drones Extra Info

Spare Parts

Let’s be clear: when you buy a $1000 drone and you need any spare part, it is far more easy to find your spare part than in these little drones. That being said, the situation doesn’t look bad. Most manufacturers have spare props for sale and they’re priced extremely low. What happens if you crash it and one motor stops working? chances to find a spare one are low.

Realiability

These drones are definitely more reliable than most people think. All 5 models portrayed below have excelent build quality and can endure several high speed crashes. This is partially due to the materials used for making them and partially because these high speeds I’m referring too are not that high at all…

Don’t overcharge the batteries!

Even though we are talking about small LiPo batteries in most cases, it doesn’t make them any less dangerous when overcharged than their bigger, bulkier counterparts.

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