Eachine EX5: Mavic Mini for $102?
The headline sounds pretty good, but it’s not exactly right. Even if at first glance the Eachine EX5 with 4K camera and up to 30 minutes of battery life seems like a great one Mavic Mini alternativeit’s far behind DJI’s smallest foldable drone. With a direct WiFi connection, it only has a quarter of its competitor’s FPV range (at best). Even if it is claimed to have a 4K camera without 3-axis gimbal stabilization, your footage is very shaky.
As you can see in the picture below, the Eachine EX5 copies the design of the Mavic Mini down to the smallest detail. Even the engines look the same. With crossed arms, the aircraft measures only 85 x 140 x 57 mm. Weighing just 229 grams, it’s 20 grams lighter than its DJI contender.
Sponosored ADRight: Eachine EX5, left: Mavic Mini
Depending on your mobile device, you can choose a 2.4G or 5G WiFi version. While the 2.4G version has a range of 1000 meters, the 5G edition is 200 or 1000 meters.
Price, availability and options
As Eachine is a private label of Bannggood, they are the only online shop that really knows it. As already mentioned, there are two versions with 2.4G and 5G WIFI FPV. At the checkout you can choose between 1, 2 or flight batteries. You also have the option to buy it in a bundle with a nice tote bag for an additional $ 10. While the cheapest version (5G, 200 m range, 1 battery and standard box) is sold for USD 101.99, the Fly More Combo Pack (3 batteries) and the hand case can be ordered US $ 156.99.
Features and specifications of each EX5 drone
- Compact size with foldable arms;
- Only 229 grams, no FAA registration required (at the moment);
- Intelligent flight modes (follow me, surround flight and gesture recording);
- Double satellite positioning (GPS + GLONASS);
- 4K camera with wide angle adjustment;
- 2.4G / 5G WiFi real-time image transmission;
- 1406 brushless motor;
- Maximum flight time of 30 minutes;
- Up to 1000 meters control and FPV range.
- EX5 RC drone;
- Remote control ;
- 7.4 V / 2200 mAh flight battery (1, 2 or 3);
- USB charging cable;
- 1 pair of replacement propellers;
- User Guide.