Drones Under $200 – [2018]

top affordable drones under $200

Top Drones Under $200 – Affordable Flying!

Contixo F5Contixo F5 Drone2MP/720P10 Min100M
Wifi FPV U818AU818A Drone under $2002MP/720P10 Min30M
Holy Stone F181Wholy stone F181W Drone under $2002MP/720P7-10 Min100M
MJX B2W Bugs 2Force 1 Drone Under $2001080P30 Min900M
Syma X8G8MP/1080P7 Min100M
Hubsan H502SHubsan H502S Drone Under $200720P11 Min300M
MJX Bugs 3MJX Bugs 3 Drone Under $200None20 Min500M
Holy Stone HS3005MP/1080P15 Min150M
AP9 GPSAEE AP9 Drone Under $200None25 Min500M
Blade 180 QXBlade 180QX Drone Under $2001.3MP/720P8 Min30M

Contixo F5 Quadcopter

Flight Time: 10-16 Minutes

contixo f5 quadcopter

If you’re one of those who think that drones under $200 are weak, then you should reconsider once you get your hands on this very affordable drone. It is one of the easiest ones to fly in the market.

First, it is compatible with a VR headset. It means not only can you see where the drone is going, but you may also control its movements on the go. You also get a first-person view (FPV) mode. You can see what the drone is seeing. Moreover, the device is already set to fly as soon as you release it from its box.

It also works with mobile devices including phones and tablets. This is because the drone can work with WiFi connection. This is helpful when you don’t have VRs or goggles. It is also handy when you want to share your capture immediately to social media or share live feeds of your fly.

The drone also comes with an altitude hold, so stability is not a problem. It is important when you’re trying to take videos and photos. Speaking of photos, this device can produce 720p images, so they’re clear and crisp.

For an affordable price, it can already fly for 10 minutes, which is longer than others that can fly by 7 to 8 minutes.

WiFi FPV Version U818A Drone

Flight Time: 10 Minutes

WiFi FPV Version U818A DroneAnother affordable drone under $200 is the WiFi FPV version U1818 drone, and it offers many benefits.

As a start, this has a long flying time of about 10 minutes, thanks to its twin big batteries. It is also equipped with an HD 720p camera, which captures steady and clear images and videos several meters off the ground. The drone also features a headless navigation system, so you don’t have to lose it even when it’s constantly changing its angle.

Made from durable materials, this device can withstand landing impact whether it’s deliberate or accidental. You don’t have to worry too much if it happens to crash on ceilings or walls.

Most of all, it has a seamless WiFi transmission, which means one thing: easy social media sharing. This makes the drone an excellent tool for real-time marketing or advertising.

Make no mistake, though. This drone is very easy to use, so it’s just as great for beginners and advanced users alike.

Holy Stone F181W Drone

Flight Time: 7-10 Minutes

Holy Stone F181W DroneOne of the top drones under $200, this offers the best of both worlds present in the other two options. It also provides something new.

It is a very easy device to use, which means it’s perfect for beginners. This is compatible with a VR headset, which gives you the first-person view. It also works well with a mobile device, and this is beneficial for a number of reasons.

One, sharing the live content provided by the drones is much easier. Just imagine doing that on Facebook. If you’re using it for marketing, then spells success for you. Second, it has gravity sensor function. You can use the phone itself to control the drone, and you don’t even have to touch the screen.

It is equipped with a pair of lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries, which are popular these days for long-distance and long-time flying.

Syma’s X8G Drone

Syma X8G Drone

This Syma full-sized drone under $200 is a great model for intermediate flyers. Syma’s X8G model is great for practicing flying drones in general, learning to get comfortable and skilled before moving on to more expensive drones.

It uses the Headless IOC. It has advanced standard features like flashing LED lights and 360 degree aversion, which seems to be more common in drones now. Take aerial photos and videos for 7 minutes in the air.

A huge negative is the long battery charge time. Buy back up batteries since you won’t be able to charge back up quickly.

Hubsan H502S Drone

Hubsan H502S Drone


We are really happy that we can include Hubsan drones in different price ranges of affordable drones at $180.

This quadcopter has a GPS-backed navigation system, with a Return to Home function. It automatically returns to its set location or take off point if connection is lost. The Follow Me Mode fixes the camera on a moving subject. It captures video and photos with a 720p camera.

The affordable drone has brushless motors which make it more durable and powerful. It has a decent flight time of 11 minutes and goes out to 300 meters. Just like most of their drones, it has headless IOC and LED lights.

MJX B2W Bugs 2

Flight Time: 30 Minutes

MJX B2W Bugs 2This is one of the top drones under $200 that is literally pushing the envelope, so the million-dollar question is, is it worth every money squeezed from your pocket? Of course, the answer is a big yes.

It offers some features that are not found among the other options here, which makes it feel more premium. For example, it runs on a brush-less motor. This one is one of the most advanced in the market. Not only is it powerful, but it is specifically designed for long-time flying. For this reason, this can be in the air for 30 minutes! That’s triple the flight time of most drones.

It also has a 3-return home options, which means you don’t have to worry about it getting lost just in case you fail to monitor its path.

These top drones under $200 only show that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy some flying. So go ahead and try one (or all of them).

MJX BUGS 3 Drone

MJX BUGS 3 Drone



You can purchase the MJX Bugs 3 drone on amazon. It does not come with a camera, but is compatible with most sport action cameras. This is a  negative, since it will drive up the price, but still worth talking about.

The battery runs for 20 minutes (without a camera) and can reach a range of 500 meters. The motors are brushless, for durability and power. The shock-resistant body withstands strong impact to protect the drone and camera. This one also includes LED Lights and Headless mode.

This drone is one of my favorite style designs.


Holy Stone HS300 Drone

Holy Stone HS300 Drone


The Holy Stone HS300 is beautifully designed with all the features you want in a quadcopter. Fly with altitude hold, one key return, 150m control range, speed control, headless mode, 6 axis gyro, one key landing, and so much more.

Photographers (amateur and professional) will be very happy with the camera on the drone. It has a  120º wide-angle camera capable of recording 1080p video at 30FPS. Using the Holy Stone quadcopter as your camera brings you amazing new photos and videos at a unique angle.

AEE Technology AP9 GPS Drone Quadcopter

AEE Technology AP9 GPS Drone QuadcopterAEE is a global advanced electronic technology company and manufacturing UAV systems is one of their specialties. The AP9 model is a cheap drone and can be found on Amazon.

It flies in GPS and normal mode, at a maximum altitude of 4000 meters, for 25 minutes. The gimbal supports AEE series cameras and GoPro cameras. Features include return to home function, optional float accessory for landing on water.

Just like all non toy drones, take your time in learning how to control this drone. A lot of users have said this drone has flown away, even while using the Return to Home button. We recommend buying spare propellers.

Blade 180 QX Quadcopter

Blade 180 QX Quadcopter DroneThe Blade 180 QX Quadcopter looks like a toy-grade drone, but it is anything but. It is very lightweight and very powerful.

Because of its size, you can enjoy flying the affordable drone indoors without worry of damage to anything. Be cautious while flying it in strong winds.

It’a a BNF (bind and fly) drone; you need to buy your own compatible transmitter, like the Spektrum 5+. The Blade is easy to fly because of its different features. It has 3 speed modes, Agility Mode, and SAFE technology. The battery lasts for 8 minutes. Record videos and take pictures with the included camera. The camera can be turned on and off during flight.

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