Best Drones You Can Buy For Less Than $300

If you are looking for a quality drone that will not set you back more than a medium-priced smartphone, then you have come to the right place. As the title implies, I will list out the best 10 drones priced under $300… Ranging from $200 to $300 to be more precise (here’s list of drones below $200). With that out of our way, let’s jump straight to the list and see what is the best drone under $300!

Table : Drones Under $300

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10. Cheerson CX20

cheerson-cx20We are starting off with Cheerson’s CX20 drone which is one of the best-selling drones in this price range. Its users have been praising it a lot recently, and it comes as no surprise considering it has everything you’d expect from a $280 piece of tech. 6-axis system enables it to fly smoothly and withstand strong winds while its 2.4 Ghz remote controller makes piloting flow with nothing but ease. It does not come with a built-in camera but you can, of course, mount one… if you already have one, that is. It supports all GoPro models but other action cameras are most likely mountable as well.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 14.15 x 14.15 x 7.86 inches
Max distance – 300 meters
Flight duration – up to 15 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Camera – None… Supports all GoPro models
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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9. SYMA X8G

syma-x8gIf you want to make awesome panoramic videos with your drone, then SYMA X8G is the one for you. In addition to features we usually see on drones in this price range (LED lights, One key 3D roll, 6-axis gyro etc…), this bad boy has a proper action camera. It has 8MP and is able to shoot full HD videos. It is secured by a mount case which means it won’t break if you happen to make a piloting mistake. All in all, this drone has decent specifications, but the most important thing about it – it has an awesome camera that will amaze you with its outstanding photos and videos.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 19.7 x 19.7 x 7.5 inches
Max distance – 100 meters
Flight duration – up to 12 minutes
Charging time – 70 minutes
Camera – Full HD camera, 8MP, wide angle lens
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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8. Hubsan X4

hubsan-h107d-x4First off, I have to say that this drone looks outright awesome. It has a unique black frame with orange and gold details that look quite unearthly. In addition to its awesome look, it has specification that make it a rather healthy competition to some of the more expensive drones on the market. Its main virtue is its flight time – it can last up to 20 minutes in air. It has brushless motors which are more powerful and durable. Also, if it notices that its battery is on critical levels or that it has lost connection to the controller, it will automatically return to its take off location… so you don’t have to worry about losing it.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 8.7 x 2.8 x 8.7 inches
Max distance – 300 meters
Flight duration – up to 20 minutes
Charging time – about 150 minutes
Camera – 1080p FPV Camera
Frequency – 5.8 Ghz

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7. Flexify Foldable Drone

flexify-foldable-droneThis next drone fits in a very special category of drones under $300. As you could conclude from its name, this drone model is foldable. Yup, you can fold this bad boy and put it inside your backpack. It’s that simple. Other than this unique feature, Flexify Foldable Drone also possesses a GoPro mount, an extra set of propellers and a 2.4 Ghz remote controller. In addition to this remote controller, this drone can be operated by smartphones as well (supports both iOS and Android devices).

Specifications:
Dimensions – 8.5 x 8.5 x 7 inches
Max distance – 200 meters
Flight duration – 22 minutes
Charging time – 60 to 90 minutes
Camera – none, only GoPro mount
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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6. BLADE 200 QX

blade-200-qxFirst thing that needs to be said about this drone is it sheer power. It sports brushless motors (extra power and durability) along with a 800mAh 20c 3000Kv battery which is able to supply a lot of juice for the motors. This enables the Blade 200 QX to carry a GoPro or other heavy items, and maximizes its stability during outdoor flight. It is beginner friendly and is able to perform amazing acrobatic maneuvers. If you are looking for a top-quality drone and you already have a GoPro and a good RC controller, the BLADE 200 QX might be the right drone for you!

Specifications:
Dimensions – 12.8 x 8 x 3.6 inches
Max distance – 350 meters
Flight duration – up to 10 minutes
Charging time – 90 minutes
Camera – none, supports GoPro and E-flite cameras

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5. NightHawk DM007

nighthawk-dm007wNightHawk has released another great drone with a very competitive price. I am talking about the DM007 which sports a sleek design with an extra pair of blue and red LED lights for those cool night flights. It has all the standard features but its 2MP camera lacks FPV option. This is something we’d definitely like to see in an updated version of this drone. All in all, it’s a great drone that has been getting a lot of praise from its customers which makes it stand quite good on the market… at least for the time being.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 7.5 x 8.2 x 3 inches
Max distance – up to 150 meters
Flight duration – up to 8 minutes
Charging time – 90 Minutes
Camera – 2MP camera able to record 720p video at 30FPS
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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4. Parrot AR Drone

parrot-ar-drone-2-0I am sure you guys have already heard about Parrot and their amazing line of drones. They have been among the industry leaders and as such, their models deserve a great amount of attention. Besides Bebop, their flagship drone model, Parrot is also making AR series. They are a bit cheaper and come with heavenly good specifications that you will surely appreciate. It has a very sturdy frame that breathes quality… and a great look to match it. This could easily be the best drone under $300. Do you agree?

Specifications:
Dimensions – 23 x 23 x 5 inches
Max distance – 50 meters
Flight duration – 36 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Camera – built in HD camera
Frequency – works via smartphone apps

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3. ARRIS FPV250 250mm

arris-fpv250-250mmWe have come to the very first racing drone in our list. As you all might have figured out by now, drone racing is becoming a real sport with more and more people investing in beefy, fast drones that are able to perform on the highest level. That’s basically how I can describe Arris FPV250. It’s a pretty bulky drone made from carbon fiber. It is extremely lightweight (only 160 grams) but stabile even during strong wind turbulences. All things considered, if you are interested in drone racing but you don’t know which racing drone to buy… consider Arris FPV 250 and you will be surprised when you see what a racing drone under $300 can do!

Specifications:
Dimensions –    11.2 x 10.6 x 3.1 inches
Max distance – 500 meters
Flight duration – 10 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Camera – HD FPV Camera
Frequency – 5.8 Ghz

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2. Traxxas Aton

traxxas-atonIf you have not yet decided whether you want a racing or a filming drone, then this hybrid one might just be your cup of tea. Traxxas surprised us all upon releasing Aton, their newest model of drone. With a top speed of more than 50 miles per hour and great stabilizers, this bad boy can race and film as he pleases. As usual, it has GPS, air brakes and even the well-known return to home features that we are used to see on so many drones these days. It does not have a camera so you will have to use your own. You can even splash a fair bit of extra cash in order to buy a gimbal version which supports motorized action camera mounts. This is extremely important if you want to take amazing aerial videos that will amaze not just you, but everyone else who take a look at them too. All in all, this is a top quality drone and it just falls short of the first place due to the fact that it is $20 more expensive than the Seraphi.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 18.6 x 18.6 x 3.7 inches
Max distance –  200 to 300 meters
Flight duration – up to 20 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Camera – gimbal version available
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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1. FUAV Seraphi

fuav-seraphiDon’t get confused when buying FUAV Seraphi drones. They have a lot of versions available which can easily confuse you while purchasing. The first place on this list is going to the standard (cheapest) version of this drone since it is the only version which fits in this price range. Still, this drone has awesome specifications that would put to shame some of the more expensive drones on the market. Unfortunately, it does not come with a camera (you do have a mount available though) and its controller works on 2.4 Ghz. These are all the things (among others) that can be upgraded for a bit more money. At the end of the day, you can get one of the updated version of this drone that come with a great camera, a pro 5.8 Ghz controller and a 1.5 inch FPV display. The extra money is definitely worth it because you’ll be getting a real monster of a drone with everything you need for it to function extraordinarily.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 12.2 x 12.2 x 8.3 inches
Max distance – 300 to 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Camera – mountable
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz

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Conclusion

Now that you have had the chance to take a closer look at some of the best drones in this price range, I am sure that you have an easier job of picking the one you want to buy. Keep in mind that these are all top-quality drones that will fulfill your expectations… even exceed them in some cases.

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