tyhpoon h plus

Yuneec Typhoon H+ vs. Original Typhoon H

Yuneec recently released an updated version of their impressive hexacopter, the Typhoon H. The new Typhoon H Plus has some impressive features. Is it worth upgrading from the original Typhoon? We have already discussed why the Typhoon series is in many ways superior to the Phantom series from DJI and you can read about that here. Keep reading to find out which Typhoon H model is best for you.

best typhoon
Both the Yuneec Typhoon H and H plus are excellent quadcopters.

The Camera

Typhoon camera
The camera quality from Yuneec has been outstanding.

Arguably the biggest improvement on the Typhoon H Plus is the camera. The new model sports an improved 1-inch sensor capable of 4K at 60 fps and 20 MP still photos. We loved the original camera and it is still a solid option. It was capable of 4K at 30 fps and could take 12.4 MP stills. In many ways, it was better than the Phantom 4 Pro camera. This new camera is an excellent option.

The Design

Yuneec Typhoon H + vs DJI Phantom
The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus with a one-inch sensor is a fantastic drone.

We think the Typhoon series of drones look like something you might see in a SciFi movie. Big and Bad. The new Typhoon H Plus looks a little sleeker than the original. It has smoother lines. While it is a bit larger (520mm to 480mm diagonally rotor to rotor), it is actually lighter. The new Typhoon H Plus is also 40% quieter than the original. That is impressive since the Typhoon H is surprisingly quiet for a large drone. In our testing, it was quieter than the Phantom 4 Pro, even with the new V2.0 propellers.

More Powerful

animation of the Typhoon H unfolding and camera spinning
Watch our Typhoon H come to life.

The new Typhoon H plus is both more powerful and efficient than the original. It is capable of withstanding winds of up to 35 mph. The original drone was only able to handle winds of up to 20 mph. You will get 28 minutes of flight time from the Plus version vs 25 minutes from the original. Both models have the same range of 1 mile.

Why Typhoon? Why not a Phantom?

Typhoon H+ vs Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
Both the Typhoon H and the Phantom 4 Pro are excellent drones, but which is best for you?

A lot of people ask if they should go with a Typhoon or a Phantom and there are a few reasons why the Typhoon is worth considering. The hexacopter design offers more stability and safety. The 360-degree rotating gimbal allows you more options when filming, including the ability for a second operator to independently control the camera angle. By moving the camera further from the propellers and providing retractable legs, Yuneec has produced a drone that never catches the legs in the video when filming and only sees the propellers in the most extreme maneuvers.

Typhoon H in flight with legs retracted
The Typhoon’s legs get out of the way so you see the world, not the drone from its 4K camera.

The Phantom drones, on the other hand, frequently sees both the legs and the props, depending o how you fly. The built-in screen on the Typhoo’s remote frees up your smartphone during flight. If you’d like to see more about how the Typhoon vs Phantom comparison click below.

Read about the Typhoon vs the Phantom

Which Typhoon H Model is Best for You?

yuneec typhoon h plus review
The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus is an awesome machine.

There is no doubt the new Typhoon H + model is a better drone. It has a better camera, sleeker design and a longer flight time. However, it also comes with a hefty price tag. Starting around $1800 it isn’t cheap, but if you want the best it is going to cost you.

Order a Typhoon H Plus from AmazonOrder a Typhoon H Plus from B & H
typhoon h vs typhoon h+
The original Typhoon H might just be the best bang for your buck in aerial photography drones.

At new reduced pricing, the original Typhoon H is a great deal. If you want the full obstacle avoidance package it will cost you around $1000. If you don’t mind basic obstacle avoidance then you can get it for closer to $700. For the real bargain hunters, you can sometimes pick up a refurbished unit for less than $500. We got a refurb and absolutely love it. We got an absolute steal, for the price of a DJI Spark it was something we just couldn’t pass up. There is something fun about flying the Typhoon. It certainly isn’t a discrete drone but is a blast to fly. If nothing else, it buys you instant drone cred base on its imposing appearance alone.

Check the price of a new Typhoon HCheck the price of a refurbished Typhoon H

More Drones…

Best drones now
What are the best drones now?

Every month we update what we believe are the best drones on the market. Check out Best Drones Now. We have also created the one-of-a-kind Half Chrome Drone Cipher™. You answer a few questions and we’ll pair you with the best drone for you.

Best Drones Now

Drones by price
Let Half Chrome Drones help you find the right drone for you and your budget.

Do you want to search by price? Click on your menu above or we can break it down for you. Check out drones under $50, from $50-100, from $100-200, from $200-500 or over $500. Maybe you like a good Top Ten list, we’ve got you covered.

Drones by Price

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 our recent addition, drone thrust testing.

Drone Pictures

Drone Academy

I Want Videos…

Did you know that Half Chrome has its own YouTube Channel? We have reviews, flight tests, crashes, 360-degree videos and more. Check it out and subscribe today.

Half Chrome YouTube Channel


This website contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. For full details visit the disclosures and disclaimers page.

1 thought on “Yuneec Typhoon H+ vs. Original Typhoon H”

  1. Claudio Costerni

    “Both the Yuneec Typhoon H and H plus are excellent quadcopters” ?!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *