Video Comparison Hubsan vs DJI Phantom – Performance Comparison

  • 26 Mar 2017
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Hubsan H501S X4 advanced versus DJI Phantom 3 advanced Comparison

This is the Hubsan H501S X4 advanced versus DJI Phantom 3 advanced. In this video I will compare the performance, features and price. This includes flight time, hover accuracy, video quality, noise level, top speed and control distance. I will also take a look at the features like follow me mode.


The Hubsan remote has an integrated FPV transmitter, using a patch antenna for video transmission. Remember to always point it directly at the quadcopter! It rests nicely in the hands, and you can easily reach the switches. The Phantom requires you to install a phone or tablet as the viewing device.

The most obvious difference watching the video from both drones, is the “smoothness”. The Phantom has a gimbal, working as a physical stabilizer for the camera. The Hubsan does not have a gimbal, causing vibrations to appear in the video.

Here’s some of the resluts from the test

Flying time:
-Phantom = 22 minutes
-Hubsan = 20 minutes

Hover accuracy:
-Phantom = Very good
-Hubsan = Good

Video quality:
-Phantom = Smooth as butter and super nice quality.
-Hubsan = A lot of vibrations but quite nice quality of the video.

Noise level:
-Phantom = Noisy
-Hubsan = A lot quieter than the Phantom drone.

Top speed:
-Phantom = 16 m/s
-Hubsan = 12 m/s

Control distance range:
-Phantom = 1500m
-Hubsan = 800m

Features and settings:
-Phantom = A lot of settings with numerous useful features like follow me, point of interest and waypoints.
-Hubsan = Not very many options and difficult to change any settings. However, it does have return to home and follow me.

The DJI Phantom is far superior in almost every single test. It’s more user-friendly, though the Hubsan is a lot less expensive. As of now, the Phantom 3 advanced is 799$, and the Hubsan only 280$. As long as you’re not looking for a camera platform to shoot videos and demand perfect video quality, the Hubsan will work just fine!