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Best drone under 50: Akamino, JoyGeek and Simrex make it into our top 5!

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Drones have been around for a long time, although the ones that most would use for either leisure or photography have only been available to us for around the last ten years.

According to “In the 2010s, the drones for civilian applications started to become popular. The Parrot AR Drone, a smartphone-controlled quadcopter that was introduced to the public in 2010, was claimed to be the original commercial drone that captured the imagination of the US public”.

Previous to being commercially available, drones have been used in both surveillance and war operations.

Today, these unmanned aerial devices can allow us spectacular birds-eye views and the ability to take incredible photos. So, whether you’re a using a drone for fun or need one as a professional photographer, even during the current lockdown, it can be the perfect way to see the outside world – permitting that you’re legally allowed to fly in your country.

It’s best to compare these kinds of products online, rather than hunting around for a drone in a shop. For the affordable price of £50, everyone can enjoy the fun of using a drone.

These devices have captured many of our favourite TV moments including nature documentary scenes and more. And for £50, almost anyone can have a go at seeing the world from a different perspective!

Let’s take a look at the best drone under 50 – compared by Digi Helpdesk.

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SIMREX X300C mini drone with camera – £36.99

  • Range: 30-45 m
  • Flight time: 8-10 minutes
  • Charging time: 60 minutes


Control the SIMREX X300C mini drone via smartphone, Android or iOS.

The device allows for 360-degree flips and rolls and features Headless Mode for security as well as 6-axis gyro.

This drone comes in at 200g, which means that you won’t have to register it with the CAA under UK laws.

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Best drone under 50: Hasakee H1 FPV RC drone – £34.99

  • Range: 50 m
  • Flight time: 6-8 minutes
  • Charging time: 50 minutes

The Hasakee H1 FPV RC Drone is hard to miss with its eye-catching yellow bee design.

This is a great drone for beginners and features an HD camera, 6-axis stabilization and Headless Mode for security.

The Hasakee H1 is easy to control as it also has a built-in air pressure sensor which automatically sets its flying height.

You can also adjust the flight speed from low to medium or high. This drone comes in at just 50g in weight which means that CAA registration is not required.

Snaptain H823H plus mini drone – £38.99

  • Range:
  • Flight time: 21 minutes
  • Charging time:

Next up, we have the SNAPTAIN H823H plus mini drone which features altitude hold, Headless Mode and one-key take off.

This drone weighs 322g, so you will need to register with the CAA before flying.

The SNAPTAIN H823H features 360-degree flipping and adjustable flight speed.

One aspect which makes this drone stand out from the rest is its durable outer case – this means that both bodily injury and damage to the drone itself can be avoided.

Note that this is a mini drone, so small that it can fit into the palm of your hand. For this reason, it’s best to fly the SNAPTAIN H823H indoors. Mini drones can be blown away when flown outside.

JoyGeek drone with camera – £38.98

  • Flight time: 5-7 minutes
  • Boxed weight: 500g
  • Charging time: N/A – AAA battery powered

This JoyGeek drone with camera comes with a variety of features including Altitude Hold, which enables the user to automatically set a height and hover.

Like many drones, the JoyGeek drone features both 306-degree rolling and one-key start and stop.

However, what the JoyGeek Drone also offers is LED Mode for nighttime flight.

It also comes with a 24month warranty and its own app for realtime live video on both Android and iOS devices.

Finally, the JoyGeek device allows for trajectory flight – draw a trajectory on your phone and the drone will fly the route.

Akamino mini drone – £29.99

  • Range: 50m
  • Flight time: 8-10 minutes
  • Charging time: 60 minutes

Coming in at the lowest price of the bunch – at £29.99 – we have the Akamino mini drone.

The Akamino model features Altitude Hold mode, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

This is the second drone in our top five to feature LED mode for nighttime flight.

The Akamino mini drone comes with two batteries, so you can enjoy the fun of flying for longer.

It also features one-key take-off and return as well as Headless Mode. Headless Mode gives you peace of mind that even if you lose sight of your drone, it will always come back.

Lastly, the Akamino mini drone is very easy to transport as it has foldable wings. It also weighs in at 222g.