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Visuo Drone -The GPS Capable XS812

The Visuo drone company has created some interesting and inexpensive drones.  We really like the XS809S Battle Shark, it is a lot of fun and inexpensive. Now they have released a GPS version for about $100. It is hard to find a GPS drone at this price point. Is it worth it? Let’s take a look.

Visuo Drone Stability

The Visuo XS812 is an impressively stable drone. When it is locked on to double-digit satellites you will get a drone that stays where you want it to stay. We haven’t seen a GPS drone for under $100 this stable before. Flying this drone is a lot of fun. It is both stable and responsive.

Visuo XS812 Specs

The Visuo XS812 is a solid beginner drone but the camera implementation is poor.

Take a look at the specs on the Visuo XS812. This folding drone may have been built to look like a DJI Mavic but the specs will tell you otherwise.

Remote controller: 4 Channel 2.4G
Camera: 5G 720p/1080p
Control distance: about 200m
5G Wifi Trans-distance: about 200m (varies greatly)
Drone battery: 3.7V 1800mAh lipo battery
Flying time: about 14mins
Charging time: About 180mins
Remote controller battery: 4 x AAA battery(not included)
Quadcopter size: 182 x 146 x 60mm (Folded)
                             330 x 330 x 60mm (Unfolded)

Visuo Drone Camera

There are two camera options for this Visuo drone. You can opt for either the 2MP or 5MP camera normally I’d recommend you pick up the better camera. The 5MP camera just isn’t quite right, in fact it seems to be the same as the 2MP camera. Save your money, go with the 2MP camera. Initially, we thought the video was only stored on your phone, but the entire camera module can be removed and will hold a micro SD card.

The camera angle can be adjusted, so that is definitely a bonus. It will stream live video to your smartphone so you can see what is happening in real time.

The Visuo XS812
You will get a 720p image streamed live to your smartphone.

The remote on the Visuo XS812 is nice. It is solid and has a good feel to it. It is also labeled so you won’t have to guess what each of the buttons do.

The Visuo XS812
Take a look at the Visuo Xs812 remote.

Should You Get a Visuo Drone?

Flying the Visuo XS812 is a lot of fun for sure, no the camera isn’t perfect, but it isn’t half bad. If you have your heart set on a Visuo drone and you don’t want to spend close to $100 then we’d recommend one of the less expensive ones. They are excellent beginner drones but are not suited for taking aerial videos. If you want something fun to fly then definitely consider the Visuo XS 812. Use these codes below to save if you order from Banggood.

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Two alternatives to consider would be the Yuneec Breeze or Ryze Tello. The Breeze is a GPS drone with intelligent flight modes and a 4K camera that will typically cost less than $200, sometimes even $150. The Tello is a smaller drone under $100. While the Tello may lack GPS, it is still impressively stable and does have some intelligent flight modes.

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The Yuneec Breeze might be a better GPS option.
Learn more about the Yuneec Breeze Learn more about the Ryze Tello

What Is the BEST Drone?

So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.

Mavic Air remote control
Both the DJI Mavic Air and its controller can fold up for portability.

What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?

The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.

anafi vs mavic
Choosing a favorite drone is hard, but the Parrot Anafi is just so unique.

What Drone Is the Best VALUE?

Mavic Air vs DJI Spark
The DJI Spark is an awesome drone and at $399 is half the price of the Mavic Air.

The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.

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Learn More…

If you want to learn more about taking great pictures or flying FPV then check out our comprehensive guides on those topics. Also, take a look at our articles on how to choose the right drone for great aerial photos or for getting started flying race drones. Learn more about drones and how to get the most out of them in our Drone Academy. In the Academy, we also detail some of the advanced testing we do including drone thrust testing and camera quality testing.

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  3. What app do you use with the drone? the one that it says to use in the manual is no longer available on the app store.

    I have just purchased one of these and so far can’t find any apps to let you use the camera etc…

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