Eachine E52: A Portable Selfie Drone

Eachine E52

Starting under $50

Overall Quality


Ease of Flying/Stability













  • PROS:
  • ▪ Altitude Hold
  • ▪ Folding Design
  • CONS:
  • ▪ 0.3 MP Camera
  • ▪ Slow


  • Flight Time: 8 minutes
  • Range: 80 meters
  • Camera: 0.3 MP
  • Size: Micro

The Eachine E52 is another drone in the growing category of small, portable, inexpensive, selfie drones. It reminds us a lot of the most popular one the Elfie. The E52 outshines the Elfie in a couple of different categories, however.

Eachine E52
Take a look at the Eachine E52 as it transforms and takes off.

E52 Features

The E52 is small, about the size of a smartphone. It can easily fit into your pocket, which is the idea with a small foldable selfie drone. It packs a handful of useful features in its small form factor. The E52 boasts altitude hold, headless mode, auto-takeoff, and auto-landing. It can also perform flips with the push of a button. The E52 has a 0.3 MP camera and can stream a live video feed in realtime to your smartphone via a WiFi connection.

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The E52 with the remote holding a smartphone.

You can fly the E52 using the included remote, or you can opt to fly it with just your smartphone. The well-designed app that you use to control the E52 is intuitive to use. The live video feed will be displayed on the screen as you fly and you can record both pictures and video directly to your smartphone.

Watch Us Fly the E52

Flying with your smartphone is convenient but it is more difficult to control the drone. Using the included remote makes it easier to handle and extends the range of the drone a bit.

Take a look at the selfie I took with the E52.

The FPV feed is good for monitoring your drone in real time, but the 0.3 MP camera is a little disappointing. It will take decent pictures outdoors and in good lighting, but it is not HD quality. You’ll have to spend a little more money in order to get a camera on a drone that can take good quality photos and video. Check this article out for some of our suggestions of small portable drones with excellent cameras.

E52 vs Other Selfie Drones

Elfie vs E52
Eachine E52 vs the Elfie

The E52 is similar to the most popular inexpensive selfie drone, the Elfie. The E52 is a little more stable and the physical remote makes it easier to fly. We like the styling of the E52 a little more and it seems to be a little more robust. The camera on both drones is a disappointing 0.3MP. If you are looking for something similar then check out the Eachine E50. The E50 has a much improved 2MP camera and has similar features.

Should I Buy the Eachine E52?

Eachine E52
You’ll get a charger and some extra propellers to go with the drone, battery, and remote.

If you are looking for an inexpensive and portable drone to learn on? Then we would recommend the Eachine E52. If you’d like to see how it compares to other portable drones under $50 then check out this article.

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Take a look at the E52 in its compact form

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