Fimi X8 Mini is a new item for this year which was introduced in March 2021 and in two versions, namely the standard version and the PRO version. The PRO version has a different battery, is lighter, and is not covered by the UAV law, which limits the weight to 250 grams, so no registration is required. They weigh 245 grams and 258 grams and have flight times of 31 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively.
The Fimi X8 SE is a redesigned drone for 2020 (the X8 just arrived in 2019). This drone weighs 765 grams and needs to be registered. Flight time is 35 minutes.
Although the technical specifications of the cameras look the same, this is not entirely true. The Fimi X8 SE features the latest 1/2.6-inch sensor from Sony and an F/2.0 lens which is equivalent to a 26mm lens and offers an 80° angle of view. It processes all Hisilicon video processors in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, 2.7K at 60 frames per second, and 1080P at 90 frames per second. This version can also take photos and videos in HDR. Both drones can take photos in JPG or RAW format.
Both drones can fly up to 8 kilometers. Video transmission technology – TDMA. The image is transmitted to the phone via remote control with a cable plugged into the phone. If necessary, you can connect to the quadcopter via WLAN on the phone without using the remote control. The control and video transmission area will of course be many times smaller, this is like an emergency measure.
The mechanism for attaching the phone to the remote control is the same, so you need to slide the remote control to the side.
As mentioned at the start of my comparison article, the X8 MINI has 31 minutes of battery life and the X8SE2020 has 35 minutes. The added fun of 4 minutes is due to the much larger battery capacity. While the X8SE is powered by a 3s/4500mAh LIPO package, the FIMI MINI is powered by a 2s/2250mAh battery.
I personally like the smaller size of the FIMI MINI. Anyone who travels a lot will appreciate what fits in almost every backpack. It has excellent battery life and three times heavier flight than its sibling.
On the other hand, if you reside beside a beach with strong winds, go for the more powerful FIMI X8. It has a wind resistance of level 6 compared to level 5. The X8 SE’s top speed is also higher than that of the FIMI MINI. You can purchase these drones at the Banggood 15th Anniversary which started August 25th and will end September 13th. Buy products at the lowest price and get up to 85% discount. Banggood is the global leading online shop; passion shopping on Banggood.