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Updated Top 10 Drones Under $100 Whats The Best Drone?

I’ve researched all the top quality drones you can buy for under $100! I keep in mind some features you might be looking for in this price range. If you saw my list of kid drones you can buy for under $50 then you will notice this list has a few more features. If you are still looking for more check out the list I made of the best kid drones under $200.  But, if you want to stay in this price range you came to the right spot! You will find a very good selection to fit your budget. When choosing a kid drone there are a lot of features to consider.

Here is my top 10 list of the best drones under $100 in no particular order.

Top drones of 2017 for under $100. Here is a list of kid drones I found are all great choices.

Name Image Camera Time Price
 UDI U818 HD+    720P  8 mins See Price
 Hubson X4 Quadcopter    2MP  8 min See Price
 Cheerwing UDI U845    720P  8 mins See Price
 Tarantula X6    720P  8 mins See Price
 Holy Stone HS200    720p  9 mins See Price
 JXD 509W    .3MP  6 mins See Price
 Syma X5UW    720P  10 mins See Price
 Eachine E56 Selfie Drone    720P  7 mins See Price
 Syma X8C    2MP HD  8 mins See Price
 Syma x5C-1 Explorers    2MP HD 8 mins  See Price


What Can I Expect From This List Of Drones?

When your  buying such a “cheap” drone the key is in having realistic expectations. If your thinking your going to get the same quality as the videos you see your not. Those drones have 1080p HD  & 4K cameras and have the top technology of camera stabilization. Those type of drones can be found in the best drones for under $500. On the other hand if you know this is what you are looking for then your in the right spot.

The drone industry is developing fast new low cost drones are coming to the market with new features and at lower prices more then ever before. Nowadays it is easy to find and purchase an inexpensive drone.


UDI U818 HD+

Heres the UDI U818 HD+ drone. One of the best drones under $100 has everything it needs to be considered the best. It is easy to handle, reliable and extremely durable with its prop guards that go all around the entire frame making sure it’s durable and safe.

This guy sports headless mode and one key 360 flips that will surely amaze everyone watching. Unfortunately, as far as features go, in addition to those two mentioned above, UDI U818 HD+ incorporates only Low Battery Alarm and LED lights. But has  comes with more than solid HD camera.

UDI U818 HD+ camera records in HD at 30 frames per second. That is by far the best camera option in this price range. Still, there’s no stabilization which might cause for shaky pictures and videos. All in all, UDI U818 HD+ is an awesome entry-level model, capable of delivering ton of fun for everyone playing with it.

Hubson X4 Quadcopter

With the HUBSON X4 QUADCOPTER drone is one of the cheapest and best performance small quadcopters you can acquire at the moment. Well I can say its one the best ones available at this price range! Let’s check it out and see what is it all about!

Has a awesome range of 100 meters that is better than any other low-cost quadcopter this size but it also comes with a 2MP mountable camera. It has a flight time of 6-8 minutes and the batteries take about 30 minutes to recharge its 3.7V 380mAh battery.

The battery is built-in and like the camera not removable. Perfect drone for in dorrs or outdoors. Camera & FPV quality is better than you’d probably expected for a drone of this price.

Hubsan X4 is well known for its 4.3-inch screen on transmitter. It works very nice, FPV range is somewhere around 50-100 meters which is more than enough for most beginners out there. You can see why this is one of the better drones in this price range.

Cheerwing UDI U845


The first thing that will come to your mind once you take a look at it is  the UFO apperence! That’s because it has 6 proppellers built inside the frame making this a very safe copter and not likley to break if it goes into the trees.

This Cheerwing sports a HD 2MPX camera with FPV (first person view) support. That’s always a huge plus, especially to people looking to take their drone piloting fun to the next level. Battery life is roughly 8 minutes, after which you’ll have to take a 2-hour pause for the battery to recharge.

When it comes to features, UDI U845 drone incorporates headless mode, FPV and 360 flips with one key press. The bright spot of this one is surely the LCD controller that works like a charm. Unfortunately, it is not rechargeable – works with 4 AAA batteries. Still, you can purchase rechargeable AAA batteries along with a charger which will make things easier.

Tarantula X6


When choosing a kid drone. The Tarantula X6 has to be considered as well. This friendly kid drone allows you to create beautiful Ariel videos. Quadcopter comes with 720p HD camera wide angle gives you high quality & resolution, stable flight videos and pictures, not the other low quality Jello videos! The camera mounts equipped with air cushion to absorb shock and keep the video stable. The camera is adjustable tilt up / down and removable for upgrade.

Steady flight with strong wind resistance and stability, designed for both outdoor & indoor. 6-axis design makes the RTF gyroscope adjustable, promoting flying stability and be able to hand lunch throwing into the air; Full Movement: Ascend/Descend, Forward/Backward, Left/Right Rotation, Left/Right Drifting, Hovering. 3D flipping 360 degree stunt tumbling action. The controlls are very easy professional UAV Blade propeller with EVA shock mounts. Its very fast moving and works great outdoor & indoor.

Equipped with a LED light that indicates the front and back of the drone and also great for low light flying and light show, 4-channel 2.4GHz Remote Control with fine tuning which can fly multiple Quadcopters at the same time! Using spread spectrum technology long range remote distance, best anti-interference ability. Strongly built with strong material to withhold impact and increase durability. Integrating fine craftsmanship, solid construction and wonderful performance. The Tarantula  has a 7.4v Lipo 30C Battery to power Powered by a piece of rechargeable 7.4V lithium battery 1200mah. Easily removable for battery change to extend flight time. Wall Charger is included.7.4V 1200mAh huge capacity copter battery for long lasting fly.

Holy Stone HS200

The Holy Stone HS200 is equipped with some nice features like HD FPV camera, 720P HD real time Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device. This makes it a very good kid drone as well. The powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.


Control the Holy Stone HS200 with a smart phone in the App to activate multiple functions such as gravity sensor Mode which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Operate the camera function and flight on the App interface. Great function when the drone is out of sight. The function is dependent on the direction of the user when he pairs the model. The one key return home function will avoid the drone from being lost, and drive the drone back with the simple click of a button.


JXD 509W

The next one up kid friendly drone is the JXD 509W that is equipped with LED lights for night flight. Fixed altitude function that comes in very handy to hold the drone mid flight and easy to control. Ideal for both beginner pilots and skilled players. The  JXD 509W  it continues flying even your turn off the Transmitter. This can protect drone not fly without control.

The high hold mode with high density air pressure sensor which can precisely hold the height. When you hold the height, you can release the Left trigger ,it will stay at that height. Strong stability, stronger wind resistance, easier to control what else could you ask for?

Syma X5UW

The Syma X5UW  is one of the better looking quadcopters in this price range. It comes with some “advanced” features such a altitude hold, mobile app control and FPV.

Comes with one of the most advanced batteries on cheap drones. Battery capacity is 3.7V 500mAh and it should provide you with 6-10 minutes of flight time.

Syma X5UW has a range of about 80 meters, which is average for the drones in this price range. Although it comes advertised as both indoor and outdoor flyer, for beginners’ indoor flights are not advised until you are able to fully control it. We don’t suggest indoor flights because this is not a small drone, trust me, I’m saying from my own experience.

Some say this is the best of the drones on this list. Do you agree?

Eachine E56 Selfie Drone

INTUITIVE G-SENSOR CONTROL: Tilt the controller to a specific direction to fly the Eachine E56.
EASY ONE-HAND OPERATION: Responsive and reliable G-sensor remote control at one hand makes operation easier.
ALTITUDE HOLD: Equipped with advanced barometer sensor, the drone is able to carry out stable and steady hovering flights and deliver aerial photographs.
PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCER: 720p HD camera to seize every great moment in your daily life.
INSTRUCTIONS TO START THE Eachine E56: 1. Turn on the Eachine E56 then turn on the remote controller; 2. Keep the remote horizontally then push the joystick up and pull it down, the Eachine E56 light will stop flashing; 3. Press the joystick then the Eachine E56 will lift up to the air.

Syma X8C

The Syma X8C is a very good kid drone. Syma is a very well known and creditable drone brand.The folks at Syma do a very nice job designing affordable drones that function very well.

One of their most recent products is the Syma X8C quadcopter, a large copter that I say resembles the more expensive DJI Phantom.

It is a somewhat heavy quadcopter, 601g with the battery and camera installed. To withstand all this weight, X8C has big propellers and uses a large 2S 2000mAh battery to power its brushed motors. It has a 12 minute flight time and a flight distance of up to 200 meters. As expected of a quadcopter this size it is ultra stable, wind resistant and has durable shell. Sports a 2MP low-performance camera.


Syma x5C-1 Explorers


Another of the best kid drone is the Syma X5C-1 has built-in 6-axis gyroscope for precise hovering in the sky to go along with the 2.4 GHz technology adopted for anti-interference. The Simple modular design makes changing parts easy. The 360 degrees 3D eversion and throwing flight function makes for some fun tricks your able to do with ease. Like you can see in the picture the colorful LED lights make it  suitable for flying in the dark at night. This is yet another amazing drone you can buy for under $100.

Jacob is a drone enthusiast who likes to spend his free time researching the latest news and models of drones. When he's not in his "drone" world he loves spending time with family and exploring the outdoors.

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