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UDI U818A with Camera Review

This drone came into market in year 2014 and received warm welcome from drone lovers due to its attractive design and feature rich construction. It is rated as one of the toughest product of drone category and that is why you can easily find it at most of drone selling points even after many years of its first release. This robust structure can withstand lots of abuse and the cost is pretty less with reasonably good flight performance.

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The additional prop guards connected to UE leads to its excellent performance with much safer flight time so kids will love to spend more time on this tiny toy. The review below contains information about recently updated version of U818A that possess a 720p-HD camera that is why it is called as a U818A HD drone unit.

Pros and Cons of UDI U818A HD

  • The well designed rotor guard offers great protection in air.
  • It is designed with robust material.
  • The high speed type flight mode leads to fun and adventure.
  • Well priced, best choice for beginners.
  • Comes with a separate controller unit.
  • Camera can be controlled with its Push Button type switch.
  • It does not offer camera preview.
  • Battery life is too short.
  • Works for very limited range.
  • U818A HD takes much time to get fully charged.
  • This drone lacks somewhere in GPS navigation feature.

If you are searching for a great personal drone at cheaper price range then it is good to put U818A into your priority list. You will definitely get a great device by spending very less money. Despite of all shortcomings, it is a well designed drone unit that can provide awesome in air experience to kids.

Complete Review for UDI U818A HD

1. Basic Specs Info

Item name U818A HD
Price: Official: $60 only
Basic Specifications
Dimensions 330 x 340x 55 mm. Gyro System 6 axis type
Maximum Range 300 foot Weight 131 grams including battery
Flight Time 8 to 10 minutes Battery 500 mAh LiPo
Charging Time 80 Minutes Supported File Format JPEG and AVI
Transmitter Frequency 2.4 GHz Camera 1 MP stills and 1280x720p videos
Diagonal Motor Distance 230 mm Propulsion 8.5 mm coreless/ 135 propellers
Control Distance 50 to 100 meters Transmitter Power 4 AAA batteries
Flight Features: One key return, 3D flips, Headless Mode and 2 flight Speeds.

2. Design

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The drone package consist one quadcopter, one 2GB MicroSD card, USB charger, two Batteries, controller and spare parts along with instructional manual and 4 propellers. This drone unit is designed with impact resistant frame that leads to sturdy body hence it can easily withstand harsh weather conditions. You need to mount the HD camera on top location with MicroSD card inserted in dedicated slot. This quadcopter offers a guiding LED type attachment at front side whereas few Led strips are connected on bottom side to provide flight indications.

3. Battery Life

Once, the battery gets fully charged then you can send your U818A HD drone into air for about 7 to 9 minutes. As its battery becomes empty then it must be connected to a USB charger or you can also prefer to insert your compatible spare battery. The flight time can be extended with spare batteries and your entertainment gets automatically multiplied.

4. Flight Performance

One more advanced feature of UDI U818A is its ability to cover 360 degree focus. Note that when you drone is flying at height more than 10 feet then you can simply press the 360 degree button, your quadcopter will immediately perform a flip in air. The prop guards make this device highly stable in air whereas users can make easy adjustments between two different modes: High and Low. You will be glad to know that this quadcopter can perform 3D flips in air where prop guards helps to keep it safe in the air. If you feel some hindrance due to these additional prop guards then you can easily detach them to have a lighter and long flight. As already discussed, this drone possesses few LED lights at bottom and one is connected to front end. Their blue and red colour orientation provides complete information about flight status in night hours.

5. Controller/ Transmitter

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UDI offers 2.4 GHz controller with this drone that works on 4 channels and the LCD display makes it much easier to monitor all camera settings including battery life details and throttle settings. It helps users to take their drone immediate to grouns when battery starts decaying below threshold level. The remote is designed with impressive structure and offers simple control features. The LCD panel also possesses FPV capabilities.

6. Camera

This UDI quadcopter offers two flight modes that can be controlled via controller. If you switch to high performance mode then you will be able to fly your copter at much higher speed while allowing it to perform barrel rolls and loops in air. The great news is that users can also control the camera of UDI from remote unit. Simply push the dedicated button to record videos and still photographs; soon you will get collection of amazing memories. With all those tricky moves and high speed mode you will be able to have more fun with this camera performance. The most wonderful ability of this well designed drone is the 3D rolls and flips. You can enjoy 720p HD resolution for videos with its 30 fps frame rate support. And the LED connected on front portion of drone helps to signal your friends about camera activities.


It is really a must buy device if you are looking for something that can have impressive performance in air at low price range. This introductory product has so many amazing features wrapped inside that kids can explore with every flight. U818A can be rated as robust, feature rich and high performance unit with all exciting capabilities. However, you have to wait so long to get its battery charged for next flight but if you have spare batteries then UDI is best for your needs.

Nov 23,2017 14:44 pm
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