MJX X101 test & comparison: is cheap drone good?

Entertainment factor
Flight behavior
Material quality
Recording quality
Price quality
Overall rating 4/5

Drones are becoming more popular every day. The reason for this is that many people are increasingly appreciating the benefits of drones.

Most drones are used for recreational purposes for taking photos and videos in acceptable quality or just for the fun of flying.

Others are more suitable for professional use. However, the MJX X101 is a drone that has been designed more for entertainment purposes.

It’s a lot of fun and at a very affordable price. In our test, you can read what to look for when buying

MJX X101 drone product details:

  • 2.4GHz radio remote control with built-in LCD display
  • 720p camera
  • 6-axis gyroscope
  • Dimensions: 50cm x 50cm x 18cm
  • Weight: 420 grams
  • Range: 100 meters
  • 1200mAh Lipo Battery
  • Flight time: about 11 minutes
  • Charging time: 90 minutes
  • Flight modes for beginners and advanced

Like many models in the low-cost walking drone market, this drone has also received many positive reviews.

On the one hand, the MJX X101 is “ready to fly,” which means you don’t have to write a lot on the drone, and on the other hand, the model contains a permanently mounted camera that transmits real-time images to your smartphone. For this, a bracket is built into the console.

Behind this drone lies a smart design and compact design. Thus, a complete flight model fits in a medium box.

It is also ideal for beginners, as it can withstand light hits and collisions with ease. In addition, the propeller guard provides additional safety during flight. They can also be removed and assembled quickly and easily. Therefore, it is a lot of fun to try out the MJX X101 drone.

Flight quality and performance

But let’s take a closer look at workmanship, performance and flight performance.

The 6-axis gyroscope ensures that the drone is always balanced on its trajectory. If you ever lose sight of it, this is not a problem because it has a “return home function”.

This means that if you lose your orientation, simply activate this function with the left rear button on the remote and it will automatically return to the starting point.

The looping function is ingenious as it allows even beginners to roll 360 degrees without much flying experience. For this there is an additional button on the remote control. If activated, the MHX X101 performs a somersault and immediately automatically balances itself. So you can inspire others pretty quickly;).

It accelerates powerfully and reaches high speed quickly. Of course, this is really good fun and the flight becomes even more fun. In addition to the fact that he soars quite calmly in the air, he is also quite maneuverable.

All control commands are reliably executed by the MJC X101. Much more expensive drones have even shorter response times, but the truth is that the difference is barely noticeable and this quadcopter costs only a fraction of the price of an expensive aircraft of this class.

MJX X101 camera and recording quality

For such a price, photos and videos can really be seen. Unfortunately, it does not have a gimbal system. Therefore, the recordings are a little blurry. But we do not think that this is so bad and completely normal for this price range!

This effect is greatly reduced by the anti-vibration plate to which the camera is attached. This cool design allows for virtually vibration-free video recording.

The camera is one of the most popular features of this drone because it is very cheap and gives a really good image. 720p HD video recording is possible, which guarantees high quality aerial images.

Unfortunately, the camera simply cannot be disassembled. Unfortunately, this only works when connected to an MJX X101 drone.This is because it is connected to the aircraft’s electrical system.

Photo and video recording is especially suitable for recreation, but if you want even more quality and are looking for a drone for professional photography, we recommend the DJI Mavic Pro or DJI Professional 3. Unfortunately, this drone no longer meets the requirements. fair.

Unfortunately, for very professional recordings, you have to pay a multiple of the price of the MJX X101.

But if you just want to have fun flying and recording videos, then this is the perfect option for you. There are many poor quality drones in the hobby area, but for the same price. Therefore, we advise you to buy while the price is still reduced!

Here we emphasize again: The MJX X101 is an unmanned hobbyist drone that is not suitable for highly professional use.

Because it can be obtained very cheaply, it is definitely a lot of fun!

Drone control

The MJX X101 remote controller is of a typical design. Although the design is sleek and simple, it works really well. What we really like is that it is so lightweight. This ensures that the drone can be easily and conveniently operated with the remote controller while it is in the air.
Even for beginners, the controls are more than simple. It is easy to operate with two joysticks.

The left joystick is used to control ascent and descent, as well as rotation around its axis, and the right joystick is used for sideways movement and forward and backward flight.

The MJX X101 can be set to 3 different speed levels using the left buttons under the left joystick.

With the potentiometer on the right, you can easily limit the maximum tilt of the quadcopter. If the plane is too fast for your taste, you can use this to knock down the gas. Because when the slope is no longer so great, such high speeds can no longer occur even with full throttle.

For the remote you will need 3 AA Mignon batteries, 1.5V each, to provide you with sufficient power. Usually 4 batteries are used here, but the MJX X101 only requires 3 and can travel up to 100 meters. That’s more than many other drones in this price range can afford.


The built-in camera was very positive. It sends out a Wi-Fi signal, so FPV (first person view) flights are also possible with it, although in reality the drone is so cheap.

FPV means the image signal can be monitored in real time on your smartphone. Thus, you can control the aircraft from the drone’s point of view and observe the surroundings.

Once the quadcopter reaches a certain height, it has absolutely no problem maintaining its position. While you cannot compare flight behavior to a DJI drone, there are some drones under € 200 that just roll and cannot be controlled properly. This is not the case with the MJX X101.

The propellers give the drone the power it needs and transfer power from the motors to the environment very well.

The legs of the quadcopter are no less well made. While they look a little light and brittle, they also cushion a rough fit perfectly without being damaged.

In general, it is the case with the MJX X101 that the material used seems to be strong enough to withstand rough hits or even drops.

Despite its low price range, the quadcopter is also suitable for wilder flights and challenging daring maneuvers, as is the case with the Parrot Bebop 2. All important electronic components are surrounded by high quality plastic and protected by a housing.

Ultimately, when you buy the MJX X101, you are investing in a robust and reliable drone. This point is very important and decisive for a very good price / quality ratio.

What we didn’t like about the MJX X101

The 1200 mAh battery lasted 11 minutes in the test. That’s not bad for this price point, but load times are poor. Charging with a regular USB cable takes about 90 minutes.So the ratio of flight time to load is pretty bad.

Therefore, we recommend that you additionally buy 1-2 spare batteries so that the flight does not end so quickly.

To do this, you need to replace the external battery under the drone. It is located in the vibrating plate. Cable connections can be easily loosened and reconnected. First, you need to pull the battery a little so that it can be released from the holder.

Conclusion on drone MJX X101

The MJX X101 is a great RC quadcopter that can do a lot and is perfect for beginners. It is very durable, inexpensive and stands out for its price point with excellent performance and excellent flight stability.

Perhaps we should also mention: you can also mount a GoPro camera. This is a small action camera. With the bracket, you can simply attach it to the bottom of the anti-vibration plate. There is no gimbal system, but as already mentioned, this is quite normal for this price.

Overall, the MJX X101 is a very good drone that we would like to recommend to you, especially if you don’t have any flying experience yet.