Eachine EX5 versus Eachine EX4

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While the Eachine EX5 is a newer model, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is better than the older Eachine EX4. In this article, I’ll try to make things clear and you will make the right decision of what is the best bang for your buck.

While the EX4 Aurora was introduced in November 2019 and has a Mavic Air-like design, the EX5 Mini will follow the design of the Mavic Mini in July 2020. Both drones have foldable arms and a 4K camera.

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Weighing just 229 grams, the EX5 does not require FAA registration. It’s also smaller than the EX4. In comparison, the EX4 measures 104 x 85 x 57 mm with folded arms and its older brother 177 x 196 x 70 mm. The EX5 Aurora is bigger, heavier and has better wind resistance than the smaller EX5 MINI.

Despite the low capacity battery (2S / 2200mAh versus 3S / 2400mAh), the EX5 promises an additional flight time of 5 minutes compared to the older Eachine EX4.

Eachine EX4 vs Eachine EX5 Comparison Chart

In the table below, I’ve compared the key specifications and features of both Eachine drones. I have highlighted the EX4 Aurora with red and the EX5 MINI shines with green.

Eachine EX4 Aurora Eachine EX5 Mini
Folded size (L Γ— W Γ— H) 177 x 196 x 70 mm 104 x 85 x 57 mm
Weight 437 g 229 g
Satellite positioning GPS GPS
Internal positioning Optical flow + ultrasound Maintain air pressure
camera 4K 4K
Gimbal 3 axes NO
Bit rate 8 Mbit / s N / A
Image sensor 1 / 3.2 CMOS N / A
FPV area 1.2 km / 3 km 0.2 km / 1 km
FAA Yes NO
Battery capacity 3S / 2400mAh 2S / 2200mAh
Flight time 25 minutes 30 minutes
Flight time EX4 full specifications EX5 full specifications
price $ 214.99 $ 111.99

Bottom line

Although the EX5 is a newer model, it lags far behind the EX4 models in terms of camera functions. The 3-axis gimbal enables high quality, smooth aerial video. The Eachine EX5’s control panel is also much better than that of its smaller brother.

On the flip side, the Eachine EX5 MINI doesn’t require FAA registration, it’s very portable, and claims to have better battery life (30 versus 25 minutes). The design under 250 grams makes it one of the best Mavic Mini alternative around $ 100.

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