Affordable & good mini/pocket sized drones you'd recommend?

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    I know about Sky Viper, but it doesn't ship to my country.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    What country are you from? Your flag says US, so we can't recommend drones if we don't know where you're from.

    Since we don't know, there are plenty of proper mini drones you can buy from Chinese sites that work about as well as the more popular ones, if you choose the right drone.
     
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    My flag is fake :P
    Well, I'm from Romania.

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    This seems good. Thoughts?
     
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    When I was little, I used to play with Airhogs helicopters. You might like it.
     
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    What do you want the drone to be able to do? What features do you expect? High quality video, first person video, GPS? This Sky Viper looks like one of the hundreds of cheap Chinese quads available, is there anything particular you would like the drone to do? And what's your price range?
     
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    Video, preferably above 720p and being able to stream to Android. Price range is around up to 40$ (my expectations are high aren't they :P)

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    This is perfect.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Min...lgo_pvid=69ddc937-7690-45e5-9ae3-0943dd15bbac
     
  7. Veho

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    If it can stretch to $47, I would say get VISUO XS809HW.

    https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm7953b.html?aid=penny925&utm_source=shareasale


    It has some neat features and reviews are favourable.
    Bear in mind this is a toy quad. Yes it has a 720P camera and streaming video and altitude hold but it's still a toy. You won't get anything heavy duty in the $50 range.
     
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    That's the best one. I was about to order this piece of crap https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SYM...lgo_pvid=b1228f55-c2e6-46ee-9721-f5e176f98e81
     
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    Syma makes decent toy quads but they're a but pricey.


    If you're getting the Visuo, take note, there are several versions available, make sure you're getting the X809HW, the one with 2.0 megapixel camera (there's one with 0.3 megapixel), and with altitude hold / "high hold". All versions are in the same price range for some reason, so be careful. The one I linked is OK, but you may find better deals elsewhere, just make sure you check the specs.