Best Available Foldable Drones

Best Available Foldable Drones

Drones and quadcopters have come a long way since they were created. They now come equipped with some pretty advanced features and aren’t just simple flying toys. When it comes to aerial filming and photography, they are the best devices to use, and have amazing autonomous as well as flying features.

But when it comes to carrying the drones around or travelling with them, there always seems to be one big problem – without a proper case for the drone, the delicate parts like propellers always break and damage the body.

This is why the newer batch of drones has consciously started making the change and now come equipped with features that allow a safer travelling experience. They can be folded in such a way that all their delicate parts are tucked inside and the body of the drone becomes compact and in turn better for portability.

Here are some of the best foldable drones available in the market right now.

Drone Features

Battery Flight Time: 

27 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

12.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps

Range: 

4.3 miles (7km)

The DJI Mavic Pro is the newest release by the leading drone manufacturers, and is a compact yet powerful drone, created to meet the consumers’ needs. Even though it has a small size, it possesses features as powerful as the DJI Phantom 4 , if not better.

Body and design

DJI has taken all their expertise of creating spectacular unmanned aerial vehicles and applied that knowledge into a compact, sleek and foldable body. The drone was created with portability in mind, and with this foldable design the drone becomes as small as a water bottle with the arms and propellers safely tucked...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Karma Controller, Karma Stabilizer, Karma Grip, and the Karma Case.

Body Size: 

Opened - Length: 12in (303mm), Width: 16.2in (411mm), Height: 4.6in (117mm)

Battery Flight Time: 

Up to 20 minutes

Range: 

3000m

Remote Frequency: 

2.4GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

1 hour

Weight (KG): 

1.01

The GoPro Karma Drone has been one of the most anticipated aerial machines till date, and the leading action and sports camera company GoPro has finally launched the drone !

Released along with the new GoPro Hero5 Black and GoPro Hero5 Session , the drone has been described by company CEO Nick Woodman as “more than a drone,” which has the capability of recording footage in the air, handheld or mounted.

GoPro Karma Drone Design

The drone has been created keeping the needs of consumers in mind, and features a very portable design that can be folded and kept in a bag...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Charger 4 x Blade 1 x manual

Body Size: 

Unfolded:135mm×145mm×36.8mm, Folded:135mm×67mm×36.8mm

Battery Flight Time: 

9 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

13.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 30 fps

Range: 

100 meters

Weight (KG): 

0.20

The ZEROTECH Dobby Pocket Selfie Drone is the newest entrant in the selfie drone race, created by Chinese UAV manufacturer ZeroTech. The drone makes taking selfies much easier as it features high portability, something that was missing from previous such drones and quadcopters.

The fragile and delicate parts like the propellers have always been a concern when travelling since they can break easily, but the Dobby comes with a unique foldable design that is compact and has foldable propellers, allowing it to fit in a bag or pocket! The drone is also super light at just 199 grams,...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Byrd Premium Remote controller, 4K camera, 14.2V 6700mAh 4S Li-Battery, 8 pairs of propellers

Body Size: 

Folded - 273 × 223 × 107mm, Diagonal Size (unfolded) - 622 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

29 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

12.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 60/30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Range: 

2000m

Weight (KG): 

1.89

The GDU (ProDrone) Byrd Premium 1.0 is a great new quadcopter, which features folding propeller arms, interchangeable camera gimbals, and up to 29 minutes of flight time!

One of the main features of this ProDrone Byrd is its ability to be folded into a smaller size for easier storage and portability. The components once folded make the drone turn into a rectangular object, almost as big as an iPad making it easy to fit and carry in backpacks.

The drone features a 14.8V 6700mAh 99.4Wh large capacity lithium battery, which can reach up to 29 minutes of flight on a full charge...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Propeller x 4 Landing Gear x 2 GPS Watch x 1 Remote Controller x 1 Gimbal x 1 Camera x 1 Battery x 1 Balance Changer & Cable x 1 USB Cable x 1 User Manual x 1 Short Circuit Connector x 1 Hardshell Case x 1 TF Card x 1

Body Size: 

Folded - 25*20*7 cm, Unfold - 32*32*16 cm

Battery Flight Time: 

25 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

16.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Range: 

1km

Battery Charge Time: 

2-3 hours

Motor Type: 

2212 100W Brushless Motor

The SimToo Dragonfly Foldable Drone has been built for portability and can be folded into a tablet-sized drone due to its foldable carbon fiber arms. It can be kept in a small hard-shell case, and features a compact airframe and is lightweight enough to carry around with you.

It features a 4k camera with Sony sensors to make taking pictures and videos in the air even more amazing. It can record in 4k at 25fps, 2.7k at 15fps, 1440p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. It can also take pictures in 16MP and uses a dismountable 3D brushless gimbal that reduces shakiness....

Drone Features

Battery Flight Time: 

10 - 20 minutes

Range: 

300 m

Weight (KG): 

1.85

The AirDog is a unique drone equipped with Auto-Follow function that is possible due to their AirLeash technology, which works like a leash for the drone to follow you around using long-range Bluetooth. It ensures that you are always front and center of the video, so the focus stays on you.

It is easy to operate and provides a stable platform to take videos with its special gyroscope stabilized gimbal. You can safely attach a GoPro camera onto it and it also comes with a waterproof case.

Users can also fly it manually with a radio transmitter, using the directional buttons...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Drone 1 x Charger 4 x Spare Propeller 1 x English Manual

Body Size: 

138 x 79 x 26.8mm

Battery Flight Time: 

10 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

13.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 60/30 fps

Range: 

120m

The Wingsland S6 RC Drone is an attractive mini UAV that boasts of an ultra slim body and can easily be carried around in your pocket. It is equipped with a 13MP camera as well as 3-axis EIS that makes it possible to capture stable and beautiful pictures and videos in 4K UHD at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 60fps.

The body of the drone has been in an ultra slim design that measures just 138 x 79 x 26.8mm in size and weighs 230g. It is one of the smallest drones to have 4K recording and is capable of some great aerial photography. The camera supports various features like...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

Folded Dimension - 182x132x33mm

Battery Flight Time: 

10 Minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

13.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 30 fps
720P 30 fps

Range: 

20m

Foldability is a factor that is very sought after in the drones that are popular today and this can be seen with the case of the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic Pro . But there’s a new drone called the Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera Passport that is foldable in a new and innovative way, and is also fully enclosed. This means that the propellers are built inside of foldable carbon-fiber enclosure, that allows users to hold the drone from anywhere without getting cut by the propellers.

Once folded, the drone is about the same size as a VHS cassette tape, but is much lighter than you...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

12.2 x 12.2 x 2.2 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

15 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

13.00

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

The Xiro Xplorer Mini Drone features smart and compact technology, allowing you to take your aerial companion with you anywhere. It has a compact design and is lightweight at just 410 grams. It is super portable due to its foldable design, which is the newest must-have feature in all drones.

Users can record HD stable video with its camera that is capable of 1080p at 30fps and can also take 13MP pictures. It features Fisheye lens imaging, as well as electronic image stabilized (EIS) technology for no shake during high movement.

Xiro Xplorer Mini Drone

Equipped with...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Halo Drone Pro Aircraft, Halo Drone 4k Action Camera, Remote Control, Halo Flight Battery, Halo Drone Pro Charger, 4 + 2 Extra Propellers, Watch Remote Control, Watch & Module Charger, Follow Module Arm Strap

Body Size: 

430MM (Diagonally)

Battery Flight Time: 

22 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

16.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Range: 

1000m

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 and 5.8 GHz

Weight (KG): 

1.37

The Halo Drone Pro is the advanced version of the Halo Drone , an aerial machine by the makers of Halo Board . This drone has been made to give tough competition to drones like Yuneec Breeze 4K and DJI Mavic Pro Drone .

Just like the Mavic, this too has been designed with portability in mind. It features foldable arms and can be kept in your bag easily due to its compact shape for travelling. It weighs 1370g along with the battery and has a size of 430mm diagonally.

The Halo Drone Pro uses a 1/2.3” Panasonic 4K sensor with 16M effective pixels, and comes with a lens that...

Drone Features

Battery Flight Time: 

20 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

13.00

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 60/30 fps

Range: 

1km

Remote Frequency: 

5.8 Ghz

Battery Charge Time: 

2 hours

The GDU O2 Drone has been created for use by everyone and is a product that delivers extreme portability, high resolutions, advanced sensors and easy operations.

The drone uses the world’s smallest 3-axis stabilized camera gimbal that has the ability to record in 4k resolutions. The powerful gimbal lets users take creative and stable videos and pictures. It uses a 1/3 Inch CMOS sensor and takes pictures in 13MP.

GDU O2 Drone

A great feature of the drone is its ability to fold that allows users to take it along with them. This compact design provides a secure way to...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

Unfolded: 290 * 290 * 90 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

8 to 10 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

0.30

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Battery Charge Time: 

50 minutes

The JIE-STAR X8TW Foldable Drone is a 6-gyro drone that is easy to carry and is a convenient drone that can be taken along with you anytime you want. With great flight features, a decent camera and a stellar design, this is a good choice for a foldable drone in the market right now.

It uses a real-time 0.3MP camera to record 720p videos and take pictures, and users can see what is being recorded on their smartphone (iOS and Android) screen by connecting through W-Fi.

JIE-STAR X8TW Foldable Drone

The size of the drone is its best feature because it has a foldable...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Transmitter Version: 1 x C-Fly Obtain Quadcopter 1 x 1080P Camera 1 x 3Axis Gimbal 1 x Transmitter 1 x 11.1V 3800mAh Lipo Battery 2 x Propeller 1 x Charger 1 x Transmitter Battery 1 x Transmitter USB Charging Cable 1 x Manual WIFI Version: 1 x C-Fly Obtain Quadcopter 1 x 1080P Camera 1 x 3Axis Gimbal 1 x 11.1V 3800mAh Lipo Battery 2 x Propeller 1 x Charger 1 x Manual

Body Size: 

Unfolded: 502 x 455 x 94 mm . Collapsed: 217 x 102 x 94 mm.

Battery Flight Time: 

26 minutes

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Range: 

Radio Range: 500 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4G

Battery Charge Time: 

150 mins

Motor Type: 

2212 brushless motor

Weight (KG): 

0.81

What comes to mind when you first stare at the Obtain C-Fly F803 is the DJI Mavic Pro. Yes, it’s an almost exact copy of the popular DJI Mavic Pro.

But if you’ve been in this space long enough, you are aware that this is not the first attempt to clone the Mavic Pro.

TIANQU XS809W, Eachine 58, Walkera Vitus 4K are all imitations of the Mavic Pro but has any of them came any close to matching the latter’s quality and performance? Well, not really.

Obtain C-FLY F803 is on the same mission. So let’s find out how it fairs.

Design

As you would guess, the C-FLY...

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I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.