Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec this week launched an all-new consumer drone, the Mantis Q.
While DJI dominates the drone market on all fronts, Yuneec has remained the most notable competitor in disrupting DJI’s monopoly over the past few years. So does the Mantis Q stand a chance against DJI’s large lineup of consumer drones?
|DJI MAVIC AIR||DJI MAVIC PRO||DJI SPARK||
YUNEEC MANTIS Q
|Flight Time||21 minutes||27 minutes||16 minutes||33 minutes|
|Max Video Resolution||4K @30 fps||4K @30 fps||1080p||4K @30fps|
|Longest side (folded)||6.6 inches||7.8 inches||5.6 inches||6.6 inches|
|Longest side (unfolded)||7.2 inches||12 inches||5.6 inches||9.8 inches|
|Weight||0.9 pounds||1.6 pounds||0.6 pounds||1.05 pounds|
|Obstacle Sensing||Forward and backward||Forward||Forward||None|
|Control modes||Gesture, Mobile Device and Remote Controller||Mobile Device and Remote Controller||Gesture, Mobile Device and Remote Controller||
Gesture, Mobile Device, Remote Controller and Voice Control
|Interal Storage||8 GB||None||None||None|
|ISO range||100 – 1600||100 – 3200||100 – 3200||100 – 3200|
The most standout difference with the Yuneec Mantis Q is the flight time — a whopping 33 minutes — twice the DJI Spark’s 16 minutes and still more than even the DJI Mavic Pro’s 27 minutes. That alone could make the Mantis Q worth it for some drone shoppers.
As far as size and portability, the Yuneec Mantis Q looks to be larger similar to DJI’s competitors — with its size mostly comparable to the DJI Mavic Air. I do love how much smaller the Mavic Air (and Mantis Q) is than the Mavic Pro, but since all of them are so small and portable, I don’t find one to be more of a dealbreaker than the other.
The Mantis Q costs $499 — making it more than the DJI Spark, but less than the Mavic line of drones. So is it worth it? Continue reading Yuneec Mantis Q vs. DJI Spark, Mavic Pro and Mavic Air: which is the best for the money?