Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Review

Xiaomi Mi drone 4K, is produced by a Chinese technology company named Xiaomi; Xiaomi mi drone 4K is an easy to learn, safe and convenient 4K camera WIFI quadcopter, suitable for beginners. As we know, Xiaomi previously released a Xiaomi mi drone 1080P camera drone, but 4K camera drones have became more and more popular, so Xiaomi also wanted a drone with 4K resolution. For the new release, over 400 optimizations and 5 major hardware updates were made, in comparison to the 1080p version. It’s priced at $436 on GensTattu.com. So we decided to get our hands on it and get acquainted with the key features of the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K.


Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Specifications:

  • Diagonal axis distance: 434mm
  • Weight: 1390g
  • Dimension: 380 x 455 x 170mm
  • Maximum cruising speed: 18 m/s
  • Distance limit: 500m
  • Height limit: 500m
  • Flight Time: 27min
  • Remote control Frequency: 2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz
  • Control distance: 2000m
  • Camera: 4K Camera
  • Battery: 5100mAh 4S 15.2V Lipo battery


Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Box Contents

This quadcopter comes in a white package. The drone is dissembled. So you have to install everything yourself.

Inside the box we can find:

  • 1 x Mi Drone 4K
  • 1 x 5100mAh battery
  • 1 x Transmitter
  • 1 x 4K camera
  • 4 x propellers
  • 4 x protection ring
  • 2 x landing legs
  • 1 x cable
  • 1 x USB charging cable
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • 1 x Adapter
  • 1 x USB flash memory stick.
Package box


Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K in the box








Protection Rings






Remote Controller


Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Review

In comparison to the 1080p version, the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K uses two sets of independent heterogeneous IMU and compass sensors. Such a combination is rarely found on UAVs. It helps the drone in providing better flight real-time monitoring by merging data from both sensors.

This drone uses a 1.2mm ultra-thin lightweight body design process. It weighs only 670 grams, which can be considered a record for this kind of drone. So, unlike many other quadcopters, the Mi Drone 4K looks more stylish, but this change doesn’t affect the battery and the lifetime. As you guess, the improvements refer to the battery and lifetime as well. Thanks to the 5100mAh battery (actually there are four separate 4.35V high voltage lithium polymer batteries) it can provide up to 26 minutes of continuous flight time.


The Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K comes with a 12MP Sony back-illuminated sensor, which is capable of recording videos at 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution. Moreover, it saves the files in RAW format. This product is based on new TDMA technology, which means it provides an anti-jamming performance significantly stronger than the traditional Wi-Fi scheme. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K now supports transmission distance from the original 1km to 4km.


This camera is packed with a 3-axis brushless self-stabilizing pan, built-in 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis brushless motor driver. So it is capable of providing up to 2000 times better data acquisition and operation compensation.

Every time we talk about this drone we mention there have been made more than 400 software improvements. But this statement doesn’t mean anything to a novice. In other words, Xiaomi has developed a special app allowing the user to control the Mi Drone UAV easily. You can generate routes, set up automatic takeoffs and landings as well as a destination, flying around a given point and automatic return.


As for security, when the battery power is too low, the drone returns to the starting point. The same will be implemented if the connection is suddenly lost. Finally, you can track the location of the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K in real time by GPS.


  • Low price range.
  • Xiaomi MI is designed with detachable camera module and rotors.
  • It can provide impressive results for 4K recording.
  • Can track fixed zone for flights and when flies out then it automatically limit movements.
  • Outstanding visual positioning system.


  • Its aesthetics are not very appealing.