Syma X8HG review


Syma X8HG is a new quadcopter drone with FPV capabilities for real time trasmission of video and photos, shot with an included 720P HD camera with a 8MP sensor. It features a 6 axis gyro for more stable flight and to be stronger in the wind, Barometer to set and keep height, 2.4GHz 4 Channel transmission, 360 Degree Flip button. All of these for just 102$.

It comes ready to fly and record, and is very easy to control, so it’s perfect for beginners and for indoor flights, thanks to it’s blade protectors.

Available @ Gearbest

Syma X8HG Overview

X8HG is the WiFi FPV (First Person View) model of the new X8H series, a continuation of the X8 models.


Camera is HD 8MP and capable of recording at 720p resolution, manufactured by Syma. Anyway, X8HG also comes with a mount capable of carrying Syma Camera as well as other GoPro clones such as the SJCam or the Gitup Git2, so in future you can upgrade with a more performing camera with stabilizer for smoother videos.

X8HG does not include its own FPV monitor, but you can use your smartphone as monitor for live video. This FPV connection is done via WiFi directly to the device through a free application available for both Android and iOS.

Barometer to hold altitude

The Altitude Holder also known as Barometer set height is a very useful feature in camera drones because you can lock the height of the quadcopter in the altitude you currently are, so the X8HG will be able to maintain height autonomously. This feature is still not very common on low-cost drones.

With the left joystick you send the drone up to your choosen height, and then you just need to use the right joystick to let the drone flight forward and backward, without worrying for the altitude, as the drone will keep it for you.

6 Axis Gyro

Syma X8HG features a 6 axis gyro for more stable flight and to be stronger in the wind. It’s a automatic flight control system that allows to 3D lock the drone and stabilize the movements, to have more stable flights and consequqently smoother videos.


Transmitter is very simple to use. It works at 2.4 GHz frequency and its use is very intuitive. Through buttons on this transmitter you can turn-on and off drone features, change its yaw rate allowing it to go faster or slower and take photos instantly and record video into the Memory Card. A great extra of this transmitter is the built-in phone holder for pilot to place its smartphone device to watch live video from the app. Useful add-on which expert FPV fliers will find very useful.

More features

Syma X8HG has even more features, like 360º aerial stunt, with just the push of a button the drone will perform a perfect flip over.

It also features LED lights to perform night flights without losing track of the quadcopter.

Headless Mode, for easier orientation despite where drone’s front is pointing at when began flight, which means that the operator does not have to bother about the position of the aircraft’s headpiece..

Blade protectors

Included in the package there are also 4 blade protectors, highly elastic plastic protective circles, preventing the blades to hurt people, or to hit walls, objects, curtains. So we can say that this drone is suitable also for indoor flights.


The drone has a 7.4V 2000mA Lipo Battery with flight time of 8-10 minutes and charging time of approximately 70 minutes.

Available @ Gearbest

Syma X8GH Video test

Main Features:

Barometer set height: After using the left joystick to control the ascending / descending flight of the aircraft, free up the left joystick and the quadcopter will still hover at that height at which the joystick is freed.
Headless mode: No need to worry about the flight lose of control.
2.4GHz control system: Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal.
6 axis gyro: For more stable flight and stronger in the wind.
720P HD camera: Take photo or video
360 degrees eversion: Professional cool and exquisite flight action.
Colorful LED light: Suitable for flying in the dark at night.


Brand: Syma
Item No.: X8HG
Color: Red
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Gyro: Built-in 6 Axis Gyro
Camera Pixel: 8MP, 1920 x 1080P
Charging Time: About 70mins
Flying Time: About 10mins
Control Distance: About 100m
Copter Battery: 7.4V 2000mA Lipo Battery
Control Battery: 4 x 1.5V AA Battery ( Not Included )
Function: Up / Down, Turn Left / Right, Forward / Backward, Left / Right Sideward Flight, Rollover, with Light, Headless Mode, Barometer Set Height, with Camera


GeneralType: Quadcopter,RC Simulators
Features: Barometer Set Height
Motor Type: Brushed Motor
Functions: 360 degrees spin,Camera,Forward/backward,FPV,Height Holding,Hover,Sideward flight,Trim,Turn left/right,Up/down,With light
Built-in Gyro: Yes
Night Flight: Yes
Material: ABS/PS,Electronic Components
Level: Intermediate Level
Age: Above 14 years old
ConnectivityRemote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Channel: 4-Channels
Detailed Control Distance: About 100m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Model Power: Rechargeable Battery
BatteryBattery: 7.4V 2000mAh
Flying Time: About 10mins
CameraCamera Pixels: 8MP, 1920 x 1080P
Dimension and WeightProduct weight: 1.880 kg
Package weight: 2.200 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 50.00 x 50.00 x 19.00 cm / 19.69 x 19.69 x 7.48 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 74.50 x 35.00 x 12.20 cm / 29.33 x 13.78 x 4.8 inches
Package ContentsPackage Contents: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x Charger, 1 x Camera, 4 x Spare Propeller, 1 x Card Reader, 1 x 7.4V 2000mAh Lipo Battery, 2 x Landing Gear, 1 x Screwdriver, 4 x Protection Frame, 1 x Screw Set

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