Nov 6, 2020

The top 10 drones you can control with your smartphone

Harry Menear
8 min
DJI Inspire 2...

Costs: £3,038

Saving the best till last, the DJI Inspire 2 is so good, it’s been used on Hollywood film sets to capture incredible, cinematic footage and tracking shots. Weighing around 7lbs, the 30-megapixel camera and excellent battery life that provides more than 25 minutes of film-time, makes the Inspire 2, the lowest-priced, but best smartphone drone available on the market. The body is composite metal, which means it’s attractive as well as sturdy. The Inspire 2 also folds up, so is easily transportable – and the avoidance technology is the best available in a device of this price point. The range of the Inspire 2 is an impressive 7 kilometres. The drone also flies at 58mph, which makes it perfect for tracking high-speed activity, including motorsports.

The Inspire also enables users to swap the lenses so professionals have greater control over their footage and images. The 5K video is matchless in terms of clarity and the fully-featured app dedicated RC means it handles well. Great for professionals as well as those considering turning pro. The price makes it accessible.

Pros: Quite simply the best in show

Cons: Requires skill

Best for: Established professionals 

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