Syma x8g Review: Everything you need to know

Drones come in every shape & size and you can easily find a drone under your budget. The Syma x8g is a very capable drone in the mid-range segment and it comes with tons of great features. It also comes with very easy controls which make it an ideal drone for the beginners. In this comprehensive review, we will discuss the various aspects of the Syma x8g and we will see if it lives up to our expectation or not. Let’s get started.

Design & Build Quality

Design is one of the most important aspects of any drone, if the design isn’t good then your drone won’t be able to perform well in the air. Syma x8g comes with the standard quadcopter design and it is also aerodynamically really good. The company has designed the Syma x8g in a way that it experiences the minimum resistance in the air and the curves easily divert the air. Moreover, the rotors are also protected by the plastic grills which ensure that the rotors stay safe during the crash and to protect others.

The Syma x8g is made up of plastic and the build quality of the drone is good. It can handle some severe crashes and shocks easily but we will not recommend it as it can get damaged. Also, the body of Syma x8g comes with the LED Lights which can help very helpful during the night. The overall design and build quality of Syma x8g is good and we are satisfied with it.

Flying Experience

The Syma x8g is a very capable drone and it comes with the 6-axis flight control system which ensures that you get the ultimate control of your drone without any problem. The dimensions of Syma x8g are 50 x 50 x 19 cm which make it a large drone and you can easily use it outdoor in strong winds but we don’t recommend it.

The overall flying experience of Syma x8g is very good, and we were able to control the drone up to 500 feet. The official control range limit is 328 feet, so we would recommend you to stick to it especially if you are flying it in an area surrounded by buildings, trees, and other obstacles. It comes with the standard remote control which you will use to control the drone.

Camera Performance

Syma x8g comes with the 8 Megapixel HD camera which is capable of recording HD and FHD Footage. The drone comes with the memory card slot and the camera saved the footage and photos in the memory card. The overall camera performance of the Syma x8g was good during our tests. It can take sharp photos and videos without any problem.

Battery Performance

The Syma x8g comes with the 200 mAh battery which is more than enough to support the drone of this size. It is a large battery which means you will get good flight time but the problem with the big batteries is that it will take a long time to recharge. During our tests, the Syma x8g’s battery took almost 3 hours to recharge which is a very long time.

We also tested the flight time during our tests and we noticed that we were able to get the average flight time of 12 minutes without the camera and around 10 minutes with the camera. If we compare the flight time of Syma x8g with other drones in this price range then the flight time of Syma x8g is better than many other drones in this price range.


These are some of the advantages of Syma x8g.

  • It is an easy to use drone
  • It comes with only 8 MP Camera which is not the high quality lens but you can always use the GoPro with the drone.
  • It can fly well indoor as well as outdoors.
  • The average flight time is 10 minutes which is above average.
  • Great Build Quality
  • Flight Range of 100 meters
  • Features such as hovering, 360 Degree rotating, headless mode, etc.


  • Recharge time is almost 3 hours which can be a deal-breaker for some people.
  • No Quick Recharge
  • Plastic Build

What are the Alternatives?

The Syma 8g belongs to the under-150 price segment and it is considered a very competitive price segment and therefore there are tons of great drones available in this price segment. Syma x8g is surely a great drone but you can also compare it with drones in this price segment and then pick the one which best suits you. These are some of the best alternatives to Syma x8g.

Potensic T18

The Potensic T18 is one of the best drones under 150. It comes with a 1080p FHD Camera that can capture the razor-sharp footage. Potensic T18 also comes with advanced features such as Headless mode, altitude hold, follow me mode, 9-axis gyro, and others. It also uses advanced global navigation systems such as GPS and GLONASS for accurate positioning.


The SNAPTAIN SP500 is another very capable drone under 150. It comes with advanced features such as gesture controls, follow me mode, drawing a route, and others. It also supports the modular batteries and you can extend the flight time to 30 awesome minutes. SNAPTAIN SP500 features the 1080p FHD Camera which can help you capture high-Quality footage.

These are two of the best alternatives to Syma x8g. You can read the complete list of Best Drones under 150 on our website.

Syma x8g Drone Review — Bottom Line

The Syma x8g is a very capable drone under 150 and it comes with many great features. The features such as great build quality, design, above-average battery life, and great flying performance make it an ideal drone for enthusiasts. We would recommend you to also check the other drones under 150 and then pick the one which best suits to your needs. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment section below. Also, visit our website for more useful guides.

Originally published at on May 15, 2020.

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!

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