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See the best DRONES to buy on Black Friday [+UPDATE]

25/11 Update – The DJI Physical Store in Rio de Janeiro is making some interesting promos, with Mavic Air (single) for $ 2,999 view, as the Mavic Air Fly More combo comes out for $ 4,999 view. Tello (single) goes for $ 399 and Boost Combo for $ 499. Unfortunately only via physical store and not online.


Next Thursday, day November 28th, until monday December 2nd, we will have the sexta-feira Negra and the Cyber ​​monday, worldwide promotion dates for all sorts of products. In this article, I will deal exclusively with consumer drones These aircraft are gaining more space, especially from the different perspective of vision they offer, whether for photographers and video makers or for divers.

In Brazil, the most common models are precisely the brand that dominates the world market: the DJI. For those who don't know yet, according to the 2018 report, DJI has 74% of the worldwide drone market, incredible numbers for any type of segment where a company operates, showing how strong it is in this industry. Now, taking DJI off the radar and dealing with consumer drones, Brazil is very lacking in this respect, with competing models arriving only via importers and without national support.

Returning to the list, I will divide the article with suggestions starting with the cheapest and, consequently, simpler models. A consideration that almost all of them have already gone through our newsroom – we have it here or at least tested it, so I have a better basis for defending the points. Another thing that should not be expected big discounts for drones, at least not the highest quality as suggested, on the contrary, drones should increase considerably price and we will publish a news soon as to why this should happen.

IMPORTANT TIPS:1 – Having more than one battery makes a lot of difference in drones, I highly recommend buying versions with extra batteries, in the case of DJI models, the so-called "Fly More Combo". This is a tip that you will regret a lot if you ignore it, you can charge me later.

2 – Free Market – If you are in doubt and unsure about the purchase, see how many pieces the advertiser has already sold to be more relaxed, including checking the comments of buyers. The Free Market is as safe as any other store, just buy the right way.

3 – Are you in doubt about any store? Search for it on Complain Here, or just search on Google: "storename complain here"

4 – Drones have risen in price? Yes, is enough. There is a shortage of products in the market because there is a change in the drone tax framework in Brazil, so many imports have been stopped for months months in ports awaiting release, consequently the prices of what is in stock are higher. We'll have a story about this next week. If you really want a model of Mavic 2 for this year, it may be, again, "may be" that you have to pay what you charge in order to guarantee, if the law changes some logists estimate considerably higher prices.


The Cockroaches

DJI Tello

Cheapest price before Black Friday – R $ 411,00 – Zoom

Let's start with Tello, a drone that bears the DJI brand, but developed by a startup called Ryze, also based in China. He has the name of the DJI associated because of the flight technology he uses from the company.

R $ 489 on AmazonR $ 569 on Boost Combo on Tecno Drones

Tello has the profile of a (literally) toy drone, with a good focus on safety, read a drone that can fly indoors without major dangers due to its small size and even more light when combined with the protectors. of propellers.

Tello a toy: interesting as a first drone, but without pretenses of high flights.

He brings a 720p camera and some predefined flight modes, with possibility of being controlled by a smartphone or tabletIn addition to some joysticks with bluetooth technology. important to make it clear that he has no GPS system, coupled with its very light weight, is not a type of drone recommended for use in open areas – especially where it is windy. In an ideal scenario, it can reach up to 100 meters awaywith flight autonomy of 13 minutes.

I recommend this model only to anyone who wants something very simple and does not care what the drone is recording, since its camera is very limited, both in quality and stabilization system. Outside the country, a drone that was launched for $ 99, while around here it has started from $ 500 and today it is possible to find for slightly lower values. Costing below R $ 400, can be a good gift for a child to get started in the drone world.

It also has some interesting features for developers, as it has open code supporting the creation of custom designs for your use.


Xiaomi MiTU

Cheaper Price Before Black Friday – R $ 407 – Amazon

O Xiaomi MiTU a direct competitor of Tello. Incidentally, in this drone profile there are a multitude of models and brands, but I will focus on two of the most famous for building and even popularizing in Brazil – these are the most common to be found. MiTU, unlike Tello, only arrives via importbut of Xiaomi It is a brand that (impressively) can achieve high sales even if its products are not even launched here.

$ 407 at AmazonUS $ 84 at Gearbest

The MiTU is very similar to its competitor in technical features and is also considered a safety-focused toy drone. Like Tello, it is based on control by a smartphone. Can fly up to 50 meters away and 25 meters high control, with 10 minutes flight autonomy. It also features some pre-set "pirouette" flight modes with bluetooth joystick control as well as smartphones / tablets. Very similar to Tello.

The considerations are similar, but it is a product with a higher selling limit here. Tello is certainly a model with more price options and therefore better support.


The Intermediates

DJI Spark

Cheapest price before Black Friday – $ 499 – Grocery Store

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Changing priorities would have been the reason for the change

Until a few days ago, Spark was considered to be DJI's smallest GPS drone, a solution for those looking for a product that offers features far superior to the two models mentioned above, because GPS support already transforms flight experience logically associated with other features such as a specific control, increasing the control distance to 2km in this case.

R $ 3,529 on Fly More combo on Amazon R $ 1,999 + on Mercado Livre

He was released on the international scene for $ 499, and around here is costing at $ 2,000 without the control and about $ 3,000 with the control. Not an acceptable value for this drone at this time. If it is found at values ​​below $ 2,000 with the control, it may be interesting for those on the verge of investing. Above that, I recommend saving money and moving to the top of the list.

Spark s is now worth it if it's in the Fly More combo for under $ 2,500

In addition to supporting GPS and longer range control when combined with the control that comes with the Fly More combo, Spark also features 1080p camera with 2 axis gimbal system and flight autonomy of 16 minutes. Spark has sensors on the bottom and also front, achieves the speed of at 50km / h and gesture control, including commands for taking pictures or starting a video. It's a cool drone to start giving higher flights, but its current price is prohibitive and totally loses the sense of investing in it. I remember that the Mavic Mini, next to the list, has just been announced starting at $ 399 internationally.

Moreover, with the end of Spark production, You have to consider that you are buying a product that is leaving the market.


DJI Mavic Mini

Cheapest price before Black Friday – R $ 4,029 on Fly More Combo on Tecno Drones

Mavic Mini very attractive, but arrived more expensive than expected …

This one of the drones most attractive on the market today, because All DJI's quality is combined with a good combination of features in a not-so-expensive product – even though it has arrived at a higher than expected value in Brazil. O Mavic Mini was announced less than a month for $ 399, jumping to $ 499 in the Fly More combo (with extra batteries and other accessories). Here, he is coming at the very end of this month to enjoy Black Friday, with Recommended price from $ 4049. However, it may be that some stores make promos, but due to the conversations I had with some manufacturers, maybe this is not due to demand and lack of drones in the market.

R $ 4,049 at Fly More Combo on FlyR $ 4,029 at Fly More Combo at Tecno Drones

If you find him in the Fly More pack for values ​​around R $ 3,500 do not think, you can buy that you will not regret. It's a very cool drone because it brings a lot of cool features like a 2.7K 30fps video resolution camera or 1080p 60fps, and at 12MP pictures. Flight range is just under 30 minutes and the control distance is the same as Mavic Air.

If the Mavic Mini appears for $ 3,500 in the Fly More combo, don't even think about it. BUY!

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The drone comes in its version "Fly More Combo" with battery and extra propellers, as well as other accessories.

Incidentally, anyone considering buying the Mavic Mini shouldn't think in comparing it with Spark for close prices – they are very different drones and the Mini much higher. The comparison even for price positioning in Brazil with Mavic Air, and Black Friday will be a good way to see how stores will behave in this fight. In my opinion, the smaller Mini has a more interesting final set, highlighting its considerably better flight range (almost 50% higher).

However, Mavic Air has some important features that the Mini does not have, such as a 4K camera, front and rear sensors, active track, more flight modes and live stream capability.

Those looking for a high-quality first drone should certainly keep an eye on the Mavic Mini and Mavic Air. These are very complete options that will suit most consumers, delivering a complete, high-quality flight experience for capturing distinctive images in both photos and photos. videos. They are recommended for personal or even professional use, and also have the attractive GPS, indispensable for those looking for a drone that is more than a toy.


FIMI A3 and X8 SE

Cheapest price before Black Friday – $ 3,850 for the X8 SE on the Free Market

FIMI is Xiaomi's drone division, action cams and gimbals. The Chinese company does a lot of this: it buys startups that excel at products that it is interested in to accelerate the market entry process or even for internal reorganization. In the case of drones, Xiaomi even launched products with its brand – the models Mi drone and Mi Drone 4K They were very successful even in Brazil, even if only arriving via import – but recently the company left its products with the concept of the Mavic line (with retractable landing gear) for FIMI brand. The first was the model called FIMI A3, which arrived to compete with Spark, and then came the X8 SE which promised to be a kind of "Mavic Air Killer", bringing excellent specifications with much lower advertised price, this in an international scenario. But the practice is something else – that story: "No one lives on theory."

I don't recommend a FIMI X8 SE for over $ 3,000

We have a FIMI X8 SE around here, and I should have posted a review of it some time ago, but … First, it was not sent by FIMI / Xiaomi but by Gearbest When we get here, we still pay a fee of $ 980, which is common for anyone who wants to import a drone, and we didn't even begin the homologation process necessary for the drone to stop working after a firmware upgrade. We have already called FIMI support and tried the procedures it suggested, but without success. Because they stay in China, the time problem doesn't help either.

They referred a person to chat on Facebook who is never online and responds whenever he wants, so I say: run. Incidentally, it flies away because, besides the drone porns that I'll talk about prints with just one flight, if he gets into trouble you're screwed.

R $ 3,850 for the X8 SE on Mercado LivreR $ 2,000 + on A3 on Mercado Livre

I have some acquaintances who bought it and after a while sold it to buy a model from DJI. It is the cheap topic that comes out expensive. I like Xiaomi, it has good products at even better prices (I have several Xiaomi products myself), but I definitely can't recommend the FIMI X8 SE. To be honest, if I got it as a gift, I'd sell it and put some money on it to buy a Mavic Mini or Mavic Air. I can talk because we have them all here.

"Ahhhhhhhh, but DJI models have no problem?" – Not that. The thing is that they are less trouble than a FIMI, which leverages everything that can go wrong, from firmware update to connection loss, greatly influencing the final experience. If in doubt, talk to someone who has traded a FIMI for a DJI, the best you can do.

I did not fly with the A3, but from the supportive experience and theoretically the X8 SE is a superior drone, I imagine that many of the criticisms I made also apply to him. But it is good to make clear that I did not test the A3.

When it comes to specifications, what draws the most attention in this model is 1080p camera, 3-axis gimbal and 25-minute flight range.


DJI Mavic Air

Cheapest price before Black Friday – R $ 4,180 + at Mercado Livre

The Mavic Air has been around for a long time and remains one of the most interesting options for those looking for a quality drone priced well below the Mavic 2 models. By specs, it has to be on the radar of those looking for a drone in the Sexta-feira Negra. If you find it a little under $ 4,000, the decision between him and the newly released Mavic Mini will be difficult.

As I mentioned before, compared to the Mini, this drone has as its highlights best quality camera with 4K resolution, sensors on the front and back that help prevent collisions, the mode Active track following some object of interest to the pilot, the possibility of making lives of what is being filmed in services like Youtube and FacebookIn addition to having a slightly higher weight that can be seen positively associated with their stronger engines (especially in high wind situations).

Even with the arrival of the Mini, the Mavic Air still has important differentials.

R $ 4,180 + Open MarketR $ 5,299 in Fly More combo on Tecno DroneR $ 5,571 on Fly More combo on Fly Pro


The best (and most expensive)

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro

Cheapest price before Black Friday – $ 8,901 at Fly Pro

Here we have what today every drone lover's dream of consumption. For photography enthusiasts, maybe the Mavic 2 Pro It's the best option, but apart from the camera both models are identical in technology – and there are those who prefer Zoom with its different lens for other types of scenes.

Mavic 2 Line for those who want the best

$ 8,901 for Zoom on Fly Pro$ 10,431 for the Pro on Fly Pro $ 10,669 on the Fly More Combo Zoom on Tecno DronesMavic 2 Zoom on AmazonMavic 2 Pro on Amazon

It is important to be clear that the Mavic 2 models, whether Zoom or Pro, have designs considerably ahead of the Mavic Air or Mavic Mini. They are heavier and more robust drones, with a host of advanced technologies, such as 10 sensors in all directions, very important for safety. Another very cool feature is that it also has safety related to connection technology between control and drone via radio frequency, much more stable than via WiFi connection of other models, including sending more quality images to the screen attached to the control.

Of course, just drones much more expensive, but we are talking about a product that is supreme in the segment, without competitors in the domestic market and suitable for those looking for the best in consumer drones.


Skydio 2

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Reservations for the second batch have already started and these ships will be shipped in January 2020.

In the international scenario, there are other models of very interesting drones, so if you are out of the country during these promotions, besides the other drones already mentioned above, I recommend keeping an eye especially on Skydio 2 – especially if you are a sportsman or travel a lot alone.

The proposal of this drone focused precisely to the user profile that needs to turn around alone. With the drone in the air, just drop it and "run". Even in places full of obstacles, he will turn around and find a way not to lose sight of you. But, as I said, for the time being without anticipation of arriving in Brazil in any other way than it did not import – even in an international scenario it will be very difficult to find this model in any store at the moment, but if you see, I would buy it.

The drone that turns around on its own but is now being shipped to buyers in the US

Skydio 2 was launched in the US from $ 999, plus $ 150 per controller, with two different models. It is highlighted by a 4K 30fps camera and SoC Snapdragon 605 to the system. For autonomous flight, only six 4K cameras in all directions with chip-managed calculations NVIDIA Tegra X2. One not so interesting point is associated with its autonomy of flight: only 23 minutes It also has a maximum range of 4km, half of the Mavic 2.


Mavic Pro and FPV Drones

A model that is already out of line, but still interesting is the first generation Mavic Pro. It costs a little more than a Mavic Air and stands out for being more robust and less susceptible to connection loss between control and drone, due to radio connection. Its current price is around R $ 6,500 in Mercado Livre.

I still remember that there are a lot of other brands wanting to appear, but they still have to prove a lot. Not to mention that FPV drones High-speed sports are gaining more and more strength not only in racing competitions, but especially in high-speed or extreme sports filming. In my humble opinion, FPV drones should be the ones that will evolve the most from now on and in the short term they should revolutionize various sports broadcasts, whether from motor sports such as car racing, motorcycle and water sports, or extreme sports like montain biking, skateboarding, surf and go.

High-speed FPV drones should revolutionize short-term sports broadcasts.

But we have a lot to grow with this type of drone in Brazil, as few companies are operating here. Alis, We are very interested in starting to cover this type of product – is the tip for any company interested in a partnership!


We'll talk about larger models like the ones in the line Phantom by DJI – drones that tend to lose more and more market share due to portability and what they offer in exchange for this larger size. The best Phantom 4 model has little benefit compared to a Mavic 2. The only reason to imagine a new drone of this size would be the higher quality camera / lens support for photography or filming professionals, but even for very specific segments, as a Mavic 2 Pro delivers excellent results and of course DJI should enhance this product profile for the future.


Now with you!

Store directions were made through searches on the Google, Free market and Amazon, MC and Amazon working hard with market place, ie partner store ads. Never again keep an eye on the ranking of the store and especially the comments of those who have already made purchases, ensuring the process more smoothly as highlighted there at the beginning of the article.

But Fbio, are almost all DJI models on your list? a paid post? No, that's right, we don't have much where to run, and as I said when I tried the X8 SE case I still had a lot of trouble besides a drone with flying experience well below DJI models, so it's not about advertising or something else, a company that dominates the market likes you or not, and dominates because it is considerably ahead of the others, fact.

Lastly, search before. It is important to have "today" prices before Black Friday in the head, so on the 28th to see if you really will enjoy some promotion or if you better wait a little more for a more attractive price. Another tip: Before you make the purchase, Check if the store has a "Complain Here" complaint. The process is fast and can avoid a lot of headache, after all that there is no lack of trouble out there … And one more: do not forget that after purchase has delivery, which is compromised during the days after Black Friday because of demand . So, have a little patience that this is part of the discount.

After all this, GOOD SHOPPING and I hope I have helped a bit in some decisions.

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