Review: Hands on with the Cheerwing Syma X5SW

Review: Hands on with the Cheerwing Syma X5SW


Nowadays, there are hundreds of models of drones. This is why, it might a bit hard to choose the one that has all the features you want. There are a few things you should take into consideration before purchasing a drone. Some of these things are the purpose of the drone (photography, air stunts, etc.) and your budget.

In this Cheerwing Syma X5SW review you will find the main features and specs of this drone as well as information about the remote control and the first flight.

Main Specs and Features

This model is the upgraded version of the Syma X5C and it comes with Wi-Fi unlike its previous model. The Syma X5SW is a great drone for intermediate users. It is easy to control and it comes with HD Wifi camera. Because of its bigger size, it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

It comes with 4 brushless engines and coreless technology. This prevents the motors from overheating after it made an extended flight. Unfortunately, this drone can only fly for 5 to 7 minutes. When you turn on the camera the flight time can drop to 4 minutes. In order to enjoy this flight time, you need to charge it for almost 2 hours.

The control range is a medium one of 50 meters. It is powered by a 3.7V 500mAh battery. One of the best features of this drone is the real-time transmission tech which helps you see everything your record. The HD camera is not one of the best and many users complained that it doesn’t provide a great image quality.

FanAppic - Cheerwing Syma X5SW
FanAppic – Cheerwing Syma X5SW

Remote Control

The RC of this drone resembles the RC of a toy car. Despite this fact, it is easy to use and all of the buttons are reachable. This remote control is actually divided into 3 parts. The upper part has the Wi-Fi antenna and the low/high speed switch in the left. Here you can also find the 3D eversion key.

In the middle part you can find the controllers, and a button that helps you switch between camera and video. The bottom of the controller has an LCD that shows you all the important info such as the inclinations and the thrust.

The remote control of this device responds well to commands and it is easy to use, even for beginners. The Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to connect to the mobile application. You should also know that the gadget is compatible with iOS and Android, but no lower than Android 4.0.

Flying the Drone

This drone can be used both indoor and outdoor because of its bigger size. It is easy to take off and to fly. The air stunts are also easy to perform once you got used to the speed of the drone and its controls. Considering its size, this drone is silent so you won’t disturb your neighbors when you fly the drone outside.

One of the problems with this drone is that it doesn’t come with an SD card slot. This means that you need to use the mobile app every time you want to take a picture or record something. Fortunately, the drone has great Wi-Fi reception.

Another problem is caused by the wind bug. You won’t be able to fly the drone when it is too windy outside. Because of this fact, you should keep it inside unless it is a clear sky and no wind. The camera of the gadget doesn’t have an anti-glare filter which makes it impossible to shoot pictures in the bright sun. Despite this fact, you can purchase a filter online.

This drone is great for intermediate users who would like to starts doing photography or video recordings. Also, the air stunts performed by this gadget are smooth and easy to control. It is a budget-friendly drone considering all of its features. Flying the drone is pretty easy once you got used to the RC and the speed of the device.

If you are looking for a low-cost drone that can perform air stunts and take photos, this is the device for you. One thing you should keep in mind is the fact that the quality of the images is not that great. If you want to focus on professional photography, this is not the device for you. Consider purchasing this drone if you want a easy-to-use device that can perform amazing air stunts.


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