Micro drones are some of the funnest to fly. They’re small, so you can fly them in tight spaces. They’re easy to travel with. And the ones coming out these days are surprisingly powerful and feature-rich.
I’ve flight tested dozens of micro drones. The quadcopters reviewed in this list are the best micro drones for sale in 2018.
If you’re in the market for small drones, you might also be interested in my review of the best nano drones for sale.
1. Eachine E010
The Eachine E010 is one of the top-rated micro drones on the market. The built in propeller guards really set this quadcopter apart. They’re sturdy and help reduce the number of replacement propellers you will need to buy.
You can crash this drone into walls, trees, and household objects, and it will come out perfectly fine each time. If you’re just starting out or you want a fun, durable little quad, try out the E010.
2. Estes Proto X
The Estes Proto X is one of the funnest micro drones I’ve flown. As you can see in the image above, it’s slightly larger than a quarter. This makes it zippy and aerobatic. The Proto X can make sharp turns and its minimal weight maximizes the power of its motors.
LED lights allow you to fly around in the dark, and it comes with four replacement propellers.
3. Eachine E10C Nano Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera
The Eachine E10C micro quadcopter comes with a camera standard. They were able to fit a 2 megapixel camera into its tiny frame. In terms of cameras, 2MP isn’t very powerful. But for a drone of this size, you won’t be able to find one more powerful than this.
If you’re at all interested in aerial photography, this is one of the least expensive ways for you to try it out.
4. Top Race Micro Rolling Quadcopter
The Top Race Micro Rolling Quadcopter is a cool drone. It comes with two modes: A regular quadcopter and a rolling quadcopter.
Simply attach the wheels to both ends of the quad, and you can roll across the floor, up and down walls, and on ceilings. The quad also comes with a handy propeller guard to protect it against crashes.
5. Cheerson CX-10
The CX-10 from Cheerson is one of the top micro drones out there.
I like the drone’s simplicity and ease of use. It’s very straightforward to fly, but it also comes with some cool features, like 360-degree flips and multiple flight modes for increased sensitivity.
6. Neecooler Pocket Drone
If you’re looking for portability, it doesn’t get better than the Neecooler Pocket Drone. The drone’s controller doubles as a carrying case that can fit in your pocket for easy transport.
I have a lot of fun flying this bad boy. It comes with Hand Throw capability, meaning you can throw the quad into the air and it will automatically come to a hover. It also comes with headless mode and two other flight modes for increased control stick sensitivity.
7. Contixo Micro Pocket Drone
The Contixo Pocket Drone is one of my favorite micro drones for beginners.
Most importantly, it comes with a propeller guard that fully surrounds the drone. This means you can bounce of walls and other objects without hurting the quadcopter’s inner tech.
It also has a 9 minute flight time, which is on the longer end of drones in this price range. The quad comes with 3 different speed modes to try out as your skills improve, and it can do 360-degree flips.
Overall, it’s a nice drone for new pilots.
8. NiGHT LiONS TECH X165
This little quadcopter looks like a drone out of the future. I love its sleek, aerodynamic design. And this translates into its flight capability.
This quad is fast, one of the fastest micro drones I’ve flown. I haven’t tested this out personally, but the manufacturer also claims that it’s waterproof and scratchproof.
It comes with LED lights for low light flying, and the 6 Axis Stabilization System helps with stability. All in all, I’m really impressed with this quadcopter.
I hope you found this list of micro drones useful! To narrow it down even further, here are my top picks:
Best Overall: the Eachine E010
Best for Beginners: the Contixo Pocket Drone
Best With a Camera: the Eachine E10C