JJRC X8 GPS drone test, photo, video, flight range and flight characteristics

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Overall rating 4/5

Another drone model from the JJRC series is the JJRC X8 quadcopter with a 1080P HD camera and 4 brushless motors.

We especially love the agility and speed of this drone. It has a top speed of up to 30 kilometers per hour, is quite maneuverable, and you can fly it for up to 18 minutes on a single battery charge.

The price is absolutely great and is less than 200 euros. How much the model actually costs depends on which package you choose in the store. Since the battery is replaceable, you can simply land and insert a spare battery, so the flight time can be extended to 54 minutes.


The JJRC X8 drone is controlled by a 4-channel remote control at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. This is where the GR6221A transmitter comes into play, which is also often used for other drone models.

There is also an FPV mode that uses 5G WiFi, which however only creates a range of up to 300 meters.

The transmitted image is in a pixel format of 1920 x 1080 pixels, displayed at 25 frames per second, and saved in MP4 format.

Four 1806 1500 kV brushless motors are used as drives. These electric motors are powerful and ensure that the drone can reach such high speeds.

The equipment also integrates a GPS automatic positioning system, which not only determines the position of your quadcopter very accurately, but also maintains a fairly stable flight model in its flight position. In combination with the automatic altitude control system, the most stable and safe flight path is guaranteed. This is especially beneficial for beginners as the JJRC X8 drone is completely self-balancing.


With an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor that’s 1 / 3.06 “in size, you can capture great photos and videos. Images are captured at 1080P and videos are captured at 720P.

Unfortunately, this drone model does not have a gimbal system, so videos can be a little shaky due to the vibrations and movements of the drone being recorded.

Design and appearance

Due to its aggressive design, quadcopters are bought very often. He has two slit eyes and an interesting pattern on his body.

Unfortunately, the wings don’t fold. However, you can easily and easily replace the rotor blades.

The 8MP camera is located at the bottom of the front and the quadcopter legs are located under each drive.

To prevent the electronics and the model board from overheating, there are several air slots at the bottom.

Battery, flight time and range

With the included battery, you can fly for up to 18 minutes at a time. The total battery capacity is 1800mAh. It takes 5 hours to fully charge an empty battery. To fly your drone even longer without requiring long charging times, we recommend buying replacement batteries. In the store, you can also choose how many flight batteries should be included.

The maximum transmission distance is about 300 meters. If the signal is interrupted, the aircraft will return to the starting point.

JJRC X8 Drone Features and Special Features

Among other things, this model has an integrated GPS positioning system, so that beginners can always control the quadcopter. As a result, the drone hovers almost exactly in one place as soon as you release your fingers from the joystick. In addition, GPS allows you to use 3 different features of the Return to Home function, so you can always return your drone from any possible situation.

GPS almost always works, but there should be more than 7 satellites available. In this case, the origin is retained. As soon as you press the “Return-To-Home-Button” on the remote control, the aircraft model will return to the starting point.During the Intelligent Return to Home function, you can also command the drone to fly around objects and obstacles.

There is also a failover. In this case, the drone will reach the home point if the signal between the remote control and the quadcopter is interrupted for more than 6 seconds. If the signal recovers when the flight model returns, you can cancel the process by pressing the Return-To-Home button again.

The model also has a system for automatically adjusting the height of the barometer. The drone can use this to self-adjust its altitude and perfectly maintain its position in flight.

Pros and cons


  • Great for beginners
  • The drone has versatile security systems.
  • Fast, agile and spectacular maneuvers possible
  • High quality camera with 1080P resolution
  • 5G Wifi FPV transmission
  • GPS positioning system and automatic altitude control for greater flight stability
  • 6-axis stabilization system
  • Somersaults and somersaults are possible 360 ​​degrees
  • Cool design and LED backlighting for better visibility in the dark
  • Brushless motors 4 x 1806 1500 kV
  • Very good value for money


  • Unfortunately, the camera does not have 4K resolution.


With high safety standards, very stable flight position and long flight time, the JJRC X8 drone is ideal for beginner practice.

The flight model is priced at less than € 200, but the drone supports live FPV transmission, which slightly increases its cost.

In our opinion, the JJRC X8 GPS 5G drone is ideal for both beginners and experienced users.

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