4K Drone Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE: Review


Rc Drone

According to the appearance of the drone, it true it looks very heavy though the flight does not suffer from the flight time and it ensures it’s relatively stable to overcome stronger winds. The drone is a very high-quality product. Just by the look of it folding and unfolding, you will notice that its parts are well crafted. In the drone, there is a gimbal where is wrapped in transport protection but is advised to remove it before flying to help it move freely.


The batteries of FIMI X8 SE (smart battery)

When the button is pressed once, it indicates the current charging status on the upper side of the LEDs. The smart battery has a longer lifespan when stored for a long time and that’s when it adjusts its self in a certain percentage. The drone takes two hours to full charge and flight time with the charge full is 33minutes; in short, it’s advised to fully charge it before the flight.

Controller and Fimi Navi App

Technology made things to be operated very easily. In this case, you can download the app “FIMI Navi” where you can display a camera view of the drone and control the FIMI. When you have the app ready in your smartphone or tablet, you now connect to the USB cable (depending on the phone manufacturer). The cable will not only help you control the drone but also charge your phone so you don’t have to worry about the power consumption.


The app is very important because is a user control centerpiece. With the app, you can make several changes. E.g. you should be able to know how the drone will behave when the controller loses connection. When making your settings make sure you set a height according to its departure to avoid colliding with trees or buildings. You can also set is to automatically return from where it departed from after the task done.


On the remote control, there is a “panic button” where you use it to control the drone to get return home. It useful because if the drone has flown far away and you want it to get back maybe because its power consumption is running low, is a good decision of letting the drone get back safely.

The drone has two sticks that are unscrewed and inserted into the controller easily for safe transport while the two wheels at the back of the remote control the orientation and exposure of the gimbal. This will allow switching from taking pictures of the ground from the air to taking pictures of the horizon.

For a relatively low price, you can get a selection of a lot of performance and features. The FIMI X8 SE is suitable for drone pilots or beginners. The drone shots with the FIMI you can notice that it’s stable and great due to the mechanical 3-axis gimbal.



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