Syma X5C Explorer – Even Your Mom Could Fly This Drone!


4.7 / 5 Rating
✓ Durable ✓ Newbie Friendly ✓ Affordable
× Doesn’t have a separate charger × 7-minute fly time × Doesn’t have a separate charger
The Syma X5C is a budget friendly quad that is perfect for beginners. This drone can fly smooth and even do flips for you. If you are looking for a budget-friendly starter drone, this quadcopter will definitely hook you up.
Accuracy and precision5
Battery life3
Weight and dimensions5

If you are looking for a starter drone that will hook you up, the Syma X5C Explorer will not disappoint you. The drone has all the basic features of a quadcopter and it has a camera that is capable of rendering HD videos. Syma was able to release the X5C Explorer as a response to consumers complains about the X5C and its wobbling flight when they tried to make turns. The X5C base version was upgraded by Syma and, as expected, the drone performs better than its predecessor. The flight experience is now smooth, especially when it comes to making turns. If you are planning on getting this done, try to look for the upgraded version, the Syma X5C Explorer.

The Looks

The features

BodyThe body is made up of light durable materials and weigh 916 grams which is above average compared to other drones. The wing span is 438 mm. and a Dimension of 310 x 310 x 80 mm.
CameraThe quad is equipped by a 2MP camera that is capable of shooting 720p videos. Flight snapshots won’t get fuzzy even the quad do a 360-degree flip.
ControllerThe controller frequency is 2.4 GHz and it has an operating range of 50 meters (164 feet)
Flight Time7 to 10 minutes
BatteryThe drone is powered by a 500 mAh 3.7v Lithium Polymer battery. A full charge will last for an hour and 45 minutes.
MiscellaneousThe package includes a 2GB memory card, USB card reader, USB chord, 4 pcs extra props, and a screwdriver.
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At first I was a bit skeptical about how the quad’s light materials will perform. When I was testing an indoor flight, I took the risk of intendedly crashing the quadcopter on the wall several times, while on a 6-foot flight, to test its durability. Stunningly, the drone’s build is impressive. It did not break any of its components, even though it dropped after the hard collisions. The props guard did a great job on securing the propellers.

I decided to take the X5C Explorer outside, to test the high altitude flying and do some tricks. I removed the props guard and the camera, to make the drone lighter. I was very pleased of how the drone performed. It became faster, and doing flips and other maneuvers was just a piece of cake.

The drone is powered by a 500 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery and it can fly for about 7 minutes with its components intact. Removing the drone’s components, such as the propeller guard and camera, will increase its flight time to 10 minutes.

The quadcopter comes with a 2MP camera that is capable of shooting 720p videos. The drone is not designed for photography, although taking an aerial snapshot is not fuzzy even though the drone is in motion. The controller is on a 2.4GHz frequency and it has a maximum range of 50 meters or 164 feet.

The extra set of props will get you going when the installed props will get broken.


The two factors that make me love this drone are its affordability and it being the perfect drone for beginners. If you are into photography, the Syma X5C Explorer might not make you happy. However, if you are looking for fun, this drone is right for the job!



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