DJI has always lived up to its name when it comes to the flying beasts they release each year. Enthusiasts are always left impressed whenever the drone maker posts a sneak peek of their latest unmanned aircraft. With their top-of-the-line technology, DJI is a force to be reckoned with.
When it comes to the price attached to every release, a DJI drone is usually sold for $1500 to $2000. Not cheap, that’s for certain. It is for this reason that when DJI introduced the Tello drone, it immediately became the talk of the town!
Sure, there are already cheap drones in the market, which you can buy for less than $200, but they never really make it to the high-end list of drones due to their low flight performance, poor hardware built, and short-term durability. So when Tello drone was made known to the public, the price of the drone came as a surprise for all, given DJI’s reputation for incorporating the best technology and quality hardware into their products. Tello immediately caught the attention of drone lovers who have been waiting for an affordable choice from the Chinese technology company.
The Tello drone is priced at $99. But let’s try to check if the Tello drone meets the standard of DJI despite its price range.
DJI’s Tello Drone and Everything It Has to Offer
Like any other drone, Tello has the patent of the DJI signature design. When it comes to appearance, you might mistake Tello drone for the Spark. It is small and has a white canopy and dark gray body.
Also, the Tello can be controlled using the Tello app installed on your smartphone or a supported Bluetooth remote controller like the Gamesir or Gamevice RC.
What’s in the box?
If you are planning on getting a Tello drone for yourself, DJI’s $99 package contains the aircraft (1), propellers (4), propeller guards set (1), propeller removal tool (1), and battery (1).
It is worth nothing that this current package does not include a Micro USB cable for charging the battery of the drone. If you wish to get all parts of the drone, you can get DJI’s $149 Tello Boost Combo, which comes with two extra batteries, a battery charging hub, and a micro USB cable.
The size of the Tello drone is 98 x 92.5 x 41 mm (or 3.86 x 3.64 x 1.61 inches), and it weighs approximately 80 grams (including the propellers and battery). The drone can fly for 10 to 13 minutes and can go a maximum of 100 meters in distance and 10 meters in altitude. Tello drone also has two antennas that make video transmission more stable and long battery life, allowing for a long and stable flight.
Tello’s camera is equipped with a high-quality image processor from Intel, which yields high-quality footage at 5 megapixels. And with the Tello drone, recording videos has never been more defined with the 720p video quality it offers. And if you are just getting the hang of the new Tello, you can take pictures and videos with EZ Shots and post them on your social media account from your phone with ease. For a $99 beast, the camera is absolutely worth it!
Throw and Go
With this little fella, you can perform tricks. One of the salient features of the Tello drone is the Throw and Go, you just have to toss it into the air and Tello starts flying all by itself! Amazing, isn’t it?
With one simple side on the screen, this nimble Tello can flip in any one of eight directions.
Bounce mode allows the Tello drone to bounce up and down from your palm or any other surface automatically.
Tello is lightweight and small, but it has a durable hardware combined with software protections so you can always let Tello fly with confidence. This drone has a low battery protection feature that alerts users when the battery life is low to prevent accidents that might damage it. Its fail-safe protection also enables the drone to land safely whenever the battery is low or when you have lost connection. The auto takeoff and landing functionality makes it possible for the Tello drone to automatically and safely take off with just a press of a button. It also has vision positioning system that facilitates precise hovering for safety purposes and user satisfaction.
It is undeniable that DJI Tello is an impressive UAV given its features and specifications. The most spectacular fact about it is that it is manufactured by DJI, which means you can be assured that the drone is equipped with an awesome flight technology. Tello carries the charm and quality of DJI’s reputation, making it the most stylish and efficient drone in this price range so far.
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