Product Comparison: SYMA X5C-1 vs UDI RC U818A


General Specifications
Brand
Syma
UDI
Model
X5C-1
U818A
Origin
China
China
About the Product
This 2015 upgrade version X5C-1, more stable, with upgrade 4GB micro SD Card. This rc drone is a great starter drone for kids and beginners.
The perfect camera drone for beginners. Ready to fly right out of the box, the 818A comes with a battery and remote control. Perform flips, snap epic photos, or even take videos with the press of a button.
Key Specs
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Outdoor
Outdoor
Integrated Camera
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Maximum Flight Time
8 min.
8 min.
Wireless Range
100 ft.
100 ft.
App-Controlled
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SYMA X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera
  • Battery life test. I got just under 7 minutes of controllable flight time while recording with the camera.
  • 7 minute flight time isn't bad for a cheap quad, but additional batteries are cheap!
  • Fly time is about 5 mins. I HIGHLY recommend getting a starter kit of some sort that comes with extra batteries.
  • The time of flight is short, aprox. 7-8 minutes, the battery is just 500mah.
  • Battery life is from 7-10 minutes of active flight and that's unfortunately very low, so I highly recommend 3-4 batteries for longer flights.
UDI RC U818A 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter
  • The UDI 818A is a great quad-copter. It is very durable, flies well and maintains flight for about 10 minutes.
  • Very easy to use, good quality materials, packaged very well. This quadcopter was actually much better than I had expected.
  • This Udi U818A is the best quadcopter I have ever bought. Suitable for flying indoor and outdoor. Great buying.
  • These take about 45min to charge and give about 9min of flight time. Also, due to their discharge rate, they provide allot more response from a lower throttle position.
  • The Quadcopter motors are not very strong so if there is any wind it will be blown that direction because motors are not strong enough.
Size & Weight
Height
3.15 in.
2.4 in.
Width
12.6 in.
16 in.
Depth
12.6 in.
16 in.
Weight
0.22 lbs.
0.29 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SYMA X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera
  • It’s extremely light but solidly built. Picking it up I was amazed at how well made it felt.
  • It was actually recommended as a good medium sized learner drone. My son was able to figure it out after a day or two and is now flying it without any issues. I would say this is a very good learner drone.
  • This is a nice larger size drone with all the features that one expects on a hobby grade drone.
  • Overall the weight, size, function of this copter is better than most entry level drones I have operated.
  • Light weight and large surface area of chassis are susceptible to wind interference - a strong breeze will easily carry this quadcopter away
UDI RC U818A 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter
  • The light weight of the UDI 818A means longer flight times. Unfortunately, it also means this quad is very susceptible to any breeze or wind faster than 4 or 5mph.
  • I would easily recommend this quadcopter for first time flyers, love the size and stability in still air.
  • All in all, i'm very happy with my purchase, great starter copter, and my friend who owns 5-6 copters of all sizes and has flown them for years was really impressed with this one.so its really a good all around copter!
  • This is a very nice quadcopter to get started with. It's a nice size which makes it easier to control.
  • These are awesome! They are light weight which, oddly enough, makes them more durable.
Flight
Autonomous Flight Modes
360° rolling
360° rolling, 360° flips
Number of Rotors
4
4
Directional Controls
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight
What customers say about "Flight"
SYMA X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera
  • The controls are also quite sensitive. Small tweaks to power or direction only need the lightest touch on the control sticks.
  • The controls are very responsive. It smoothly rotates so you can change your direction.
  • Battery life test. I got just under 7 minutes of controllable flight time while recording with the camera.
  • Left round button changes the hi/lo mode which can be changed while flying. Starts off in lo. Hi allows for faster maneuvers.
  • The advanced mode with sharper turning and faster speeds is pretty great for more knowledgeable users. Camera is subpar, but you're not usually getting a camera at this price point so it's not a con.
UDI RC U818A 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter
  • Besides the quadcopter being very good I like the transmitter it comes with. The transmitter has a small display and more channels then other beginner quads I have bought.
  • This quadcopter is one of the best one i have flown it is stable in flight and durable in hard landing.
  • This drone is awesome and easy to operate, great for a beginner like me.
  • It is a great quadcopter. I can use its camera function to record the this quadcopter's wonderful flying action.
  • Ease of flight. Unlike some other cheap ones, this has a learner mode which turns the sensitivity way down for the controls. I was hovering and hopping around with it inside my house within 5 minutes of my first use.
Features
Camera and Memory
2MP HD Camera
640x480 pixels camera
Landing Gear/Legs Included
Yes
No
Additional Accessories Included
2.4G Remote Controller, USB charging cable, Card Reader, Screwdriver
2.4G Remote Controller, Battery Charger, Screwdriver
Intended Use
Video shooting & Entertainment
Video shooting & Entertainment
Recommended Minimum Age
14
14
Extras
6-axis Gyro stablization system, 360 degrees accurate orientation, Modular design structure is applied, more simple for assembly and convenient for maintenance
6 AXIS GYRO with posture control, LED light
What customers say about "Features"
SYMA X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera
  • The highlighting design components are Propeller Motif with LED Lights and All-White Body Construction.
  • The camera is fine and that’s really the highest praise I can offer. It’s got a 2MP camera that’s capable of 720p video as well and is equipped with a 4 GB memory micro SD Card.
  • This is a nice larger size drone with all the features that one expects on a hobby grade drone. All it's missing are brushless motors and a GPS.
  • This was a great gift for my 12 year old. Flys accurate and high. He loves it. Camera is ok. You have to download the video from the memory stick to a computer to view. But it's fun.
  • Card reader works off and on, the micro sd card fits loose, very cheap.
UDI RC U818A 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter
  • The battery is removable unlike some beginner quads of the same price range. Extra batteries are cheap.
  • Camera quality is better than expected. It's just an all around good item.
  • The camera feature, by the way, takes fantastic video. Better than my FPV camera on my F450. In fact, if we ever total this little quad, you can bet I will be stripping the pinhole camera off of it and making work on my F450. Really. It is that good.
  • Spare parts and batteries readily available, this model is for sale everywhere so you can get parts locally
  • Also, the camera works ok, but the video feature is really neat for a beginner. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into this without breaking the bank.
Power
Battery Type
LiPO battery
LiPO battery
Charging Interface(s)
USB
USB
Battery Capacity
500 mAh
500 mAh
Battery Voltage
3.7 V
3.7 V
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