Top 10 Best Foldable Drones Buying Guide GoPro Karma vs DJI Mavic

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If you’re a drone enthusiast of any sort, whether you use them for work, or for play. The chances are pretty good that you’ve been hearing the term “foldable drone” quite a bit lately. For this you can thank two very well known tech titans, who have both recently decided to announce the introduction of a new foldable drone.

If you don’t already know, I’m speaking of course of GoPro and DJI, and their release of the GoPro Karma & DJI Mavic. But before we get into the ever popular topic of “who did it better” let’s first get into what exactly a foldable drone is. I mean of course it’s pretty self explanatory, but what isn’t self explanatory is what “foldable” really means for the drone industry as a whole.  

 

Top 10 Amazon Best Sellers: Foldable Drone

Below is the list of top 10 best selling foldable drones on Amazon.com as of TODAY (this list is updated daily). You can see what are the hot foldable drones that others consider to be best.

Bestseller No. 1
EACHINE E50 WIFI FPV Quadcopter With Camera Foldable Arm Altitude Hold RC Mini Quadcopter Selfie Pocket Drone RTF
23 Reviews
EACHINE E50 WIFI FPV Quadcopter With Camera Foldable Arm Altitude Hold RC Mini Quadcopter Selfie Pocket Drone RTF
  • ADJUSTABLE CAMERA ANGLE: Equipped with adjustbale camera, more shooting angles for you to enjoy.
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE DESIGN: With the concise and aesthetic design and the advanced technology of...
  • ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION: Equipped with advanced barometer to perform altitude hold and create more...
  • HOW TO CONTROL THE QUADCOPTER: Scan the QR code and download the APP to control the quadcopter.
  • 3D FLIPS & ROLLS: 360° rolling function enables the drone to flip and roll at different angles.
  • Toy
  • EACHINE
Bestseller No. 2
Mini Drones , Kingtoys Mini X31 Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC 3D Roll Quadcopter Drone (Black)
2 Reviews
Mini Drones , Kingtoys Mini X31 Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC 3D Roll Quadcopter Drone (Black)
  • Airframe with nice durability. With Headless Mode/ no need to adjust the position of aircraft...

  • It has 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control. 4 Channel which can...

  • One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home

  • Lightweight airframe with nice durability. With LED light, possible for night fly.

  • Package Included: 1 x X31 RC Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x USB charger,1 x User's Manual

Bestseller No. 3
DJI Mavic Pro
2 Reviews
DJI Mavic Pro
  • The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you...
  • New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range. Fly at up to...
  • ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless. True 4K,...
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.
Bestseller No. 4
Mini Drones , Kingtoys Mini X31 Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC 3D Roll Quadcopter Drone (White)
2 Reviews
Mini Drones , Kingtoys Mini X31 Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC 3D Roll Quadcopter Drone (White)
  • Airframe with nice durability. With Headless Mode/ no need to adjust the position of aircraft...

  • It has 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control. 4 Channel which can...

  • One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home

  • Lightweight airframe with nice durability. With LED light, possible for night fly.

  • Package Included: 1 x X31 RC Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x USB charger,1 x User's Manual

Bestseller No. 5
Lapdrone 225mm Foldable RC Quadcopter Frame Pocket Drone Parts Full Carbon Fiber Frame Kit QAV210 QAV-X210 Folding Quad Frame QAV-R Multicopter Racing Quadcopter
1 Reviews
Lapdrone 225mm Foldable RC Quadcopter Frame Pocket Drone Parts Full Carbon Fiber Frame Kit QAV210 QAV-X210 Folding Quad Frame QAV-R Multicopter Racing Quadcopter
  • Foldable,put the drone into your pocket easily
  • Compatible with 1806 and 2204 motor,5" propeller
  • Full carbon fiber material,only about 100g
  • 1.5mm plate and 3mm arms,not easy to be broken
  • Coms with lantian 5v 12v power distribution board,XT60 connector
  • Toy
  • Lapdrone
Bestseller No. 6
ARRIS Eachine Elfie E50 WIFI FPV Selfie Pocket Drone With Foldable Arm Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter RTF w/ HD Camera
1 Reviews
ARRIS Eachine Elfie E50 WIFI FPV Selfie Pocket Drone With Foldable Arm Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter RTF w/ HD Camera
  • Elfie foldable pocket drone, born for selfie. Small and light, just like a smartphone.
  • The WIFI connection between camera and smartphone enables you to remote control and enjoy FPV in a...
  • LED enables you to recognize the flight direction on a dark night. It shines like a star when flying...
  • With the headless mode, you can fly the drone easily without knowing the direction.
  • Function: 3D flip, up/down, left/right, sideward fight, forward/backward, turn left/right
  • Toy
  • Hobby-Wing
Bestseller No. 7
Flexify Foldable Drone Collapsible Quad-copter with GPS Auto Return Function
21 Reviews
Flexify Foldable Drone Collapsible Quad-copter with GPS Auto Return Function
  • Fold to carry, Unfold to fly!
  • Operated by smartphone & remote control
  • Multiple modules (optional) for different purposes
  • Automatic Take-off, Landing, Return. Support way point
  • Please Note: The APP only comparable with Android
  • Toy
  • Infinity Hobby
Bestseller No. 8
7 Hawk4k Folding Drone With 4k Camera and Watch Controller
7 Reviews
7 Hawk4k Folding Drone With 4k Camera and Watch Controller
  • World's 1st Foldable Drone
  • 4K Camera included
  • Dedicated Watch controller
  • 2D/3D Brushless Gimbal
  • Compatible Android & iOS App
  • Toy
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Bestseller No. 9
FQ777 FQ11W Mini Foldable Pocket Drone WIFI FPV with 0.3MP Camera Headless Mode 3D Roll One Key To Return (Black)
1 Reviews
FQ777 FQ11W Mini Foldable Pocket Drone WIFI FPV with 0.3MP Camera Headless Mode 3D Roll One Key To Return (Black)
  • Just press the button on transmitter, and you get 360-degrees Flip, continuous roll for perfect...
  • The WIFI enabled FPV camera is mounted on the aircraft, to broadcast the live video to the pilot on...
  • Auto return of the aircraft after GPS positioning on the basis of signals emitted by remote control...
  • Headless mode, a function through which the aircraft will consider the direction opposite to that of...
  • High-speed rotation and Long flight time
  • Toy
  • FQ
Bestseller No. 10
Tiean TK110HW Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC Quadcopter Drone With 0.3MP WIFI Camera
2 Reviews
Tiean TK110HW Foldable 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC Quadcopter Drone With 0.3MP WIFI Camera
  • Product size (mm): cm 36.2*36.2*8.5 Fan blade diameter (mm): 14.5 cm Body battery capacity: 1000mAh...
  • 4 channels, with LED lamp, folding, push off, landing a key, a key to return
  • 6 axis gyro, gyroscope calibration function, card dead protection, low power protection
  • Remote control distance 50M, mobile phone control distance 30M
  • With FPV real-time transmission, WIFI30 million pixels 720P HD lens, mobile phone operator - remote...

 

You see, since the popular mainstream adoption of drones for recreational use, meaning for use by anyone who’s not a hobbyist or operating commercially. Drones have done a lot of things very well. They’ve given average people a totally new perspective on the world around them, and they’ve allowed us to capture moments in ways that were never before possible. As the years progressed, advancements in drone technology allowed these things to be accomplished easier, cheaper, and with ever increasing quality.

However, there has been one major setback that’s been hampering the advancement of the industry for nearly a decade. Something that the camera industry has learned a long time ago. It doesn’t matter how easy it is to use, how great the image quality is, or even how well it’s priced. What truly matters the most for any consumer electronic is portability! That’s exactly the issue that manufacturers like DJI have been dealing for nearly a decade now. Even the phantom 4, as great as it was, lacked real portability. Yes, you could carry it in its foam case, or lock it up in a portable Nunuk or Pelican case, but was that really portable? No, of course not. You wouldn’t walk around the park carrying a 24” x 20” Nunuk case while out for a stroll with your girlfriend, just not going to happen.

But what if you could fit a drone with all the capabilities and performance of the Phantom 4, into a small DSLR sized camera bag. Easily carried over one shoulder, and weighing no more than 2 or 3 pounds including a few batteries. Also, what if you could easily take that drone out of the bag, and have it flying within 15 seconds? No installing propellers or fumbling with smartphone cables, just pull it out of the bag, unfold it, turn it on, and take off.

That is exactly what both GoPro and DJI Mavic set out to create, that is exactly the appeal of a foldable drone. It allows you to carry your drone with you anywhere you go, and it allows you to capture every single one of life’s moments without having to sacrifice portability or quality at all. Whether you’re exploring a new country, at the park with your kids, or relaxing on the beach, you’ll be able to carry around all the power of a Phantom 4 without all of the inconvenience typically implied.

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