The days where you can only control your drone using the dedicated controller are long gone! Most of the well-known drone manufactures now give you the chance to transform your smartphone into an actual drone controller using their exclusive flight control apps. If you prefer piloting your drone with the controller – don’t worry – there are plenty of drones that only use the phone screen to view the live transmission of the camera feed and rely on a dedicated remote for actual flight controls.
So look no further – here is our Top 10 Best Drones with Smartphone Controller & Camera Apps- 2018:
10) NEXGADGET Drone with Smartphone App
- Equipped with the newest 6-axis gyro control system, this mode has the characteristics of stable flight and easy operation. 2.4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference
- HD video camera enables you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.Gravity SENSOR Mode which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly.
- The headless mode eliminates the distinguish of drones direction. The direction will be the same as your transmitter, great for beginners.
- Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height.Good Performance of wind-resistant.Control range is about 30-50 meters.
9) DJI Spark Drone with Smartphone App
What you get:
- Quick Launch: With FaceAware, Spark lifts off from your hand by recognizing your face.1 It takes off and hovers in place within seconds of powering on.
- Simple Control: Take amazing aerial photos using just hand gestures, without a remote controller or mobile device.
- Create with Ease: Intelligent Flight Modes and intuitive controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps.
- QuickShot: Videos with a Tap Let Spark take professional shots for you. QuickShots help you shoot amazing footage with cinematic composition.
8) DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator Drone with Smartphone App
- FPV Real Time HD Transmission: Enjoy Live Video Feed in High Definition from Your Mobile Device with All New FPV Wifi Feature
- Gravity Induction: Allows You to Fly Your Rc Drone Forward, Backward, Left or Right in Correspondence to the Angle at Which You Hold Your Mobile Device! You Can Now Be in Total Control
- HD Camera & Bonus Battery: Capture Pristine Hd Aerial Footage and Photos – 720p Hd / 30 Fps; And 2pcs Lipo Batteries to Double Your Flying Time
- Headless Mode: Makes Easier Flight and Better Control, No Worry about Drone Direction When Flying
- Easy Safe & Fun: The Headless Mode, Low Voltage Alarm, 360° Flips Function Ensure You Fly the Quadcopter at Ease, Fun and Safe, No Worry about the Fpv Drone Fly Away
7) ELF II – Drone with Smartphone App
- A small portable palm-size selfie drone can be charged with a charger pal.
- Smart-phone control with gesture interaction , No need of remote control, touch the app on your mobile then it can fly.
- Support one button take-off function, altitude hold function.
- With 1MP HD camera,720P video recording Support real time shooting videos, taking pics and social sharing,Support Virtual Reality 3D FPV
- Package Included: 1 x ELF II – VRDrone(included battery) 1 x USB Charger Cable 4 x Blades 6 x Motor 1 x manual
6) Parrot Bebop Drone with Smartphone App
- Easily updates to meet FAA requirements
- Explore the world in 14 megapixel full HD 1080p and capture any vista with Bebop’s 180° field of view
- Cruise at your own pace and return home automatically
- Take clear photos and videos using advanced 3-axis image stabilization
- Fly farther and faster with quick charging Lithium ion batteries (included)
- Control your experience with our Free Flight Pro app (iOS, Android, Windows 8.1)
5) GoPro Karma Drone with Smartphone App
- Karma captures amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld or body mounted.
- The Karma Drone folds to fit into the included lightweight case. Take it anywhere. When you’re ready to fly, just unfold, attach the propellers and go.
- The Karma Stabilizer captures breathtaking shake-free video both in the air and on the ground.
- Remove the Karma Stabilizer and attach it to Karma Grip for ultra steady, professional-looking handheld shots.
- Karma Grip works with GoPro mounts, including the built-in shoulder mount on the Karma Case, to deliver ultra steady body-mounted footage.
4) 3DR SOLO Drone with Smartphone App
- GoPro sold separately.
- Solo runs two 1 GHz computers, one on the copter and one in the controller, connected via a powerful dedicated Wi-Fi signal.
- This enables Solo to do amazing things that no personal drone has ever been able to do.
- Its powerful and one-of-a-kind computer-assisted Smart Shot modes allow Solo to fly itself so you can focus on shooting; the perfect photo or video is always just a few taps away.
- Solo is also the first all-in-one drone to offer live streaming of HD video from your GoPro directly to your mobile device, as well as built-in HDMI for live broadcast in HD.
3) DJI Phantom P3-STANDARD Drone with Smartphone App
- View a live image streamed from the drone up to a half mile away on the free DJI Go app using your mobile phone or tablet
- GPS assisted flight features let you concentrate on getting great images while the drone helps you fly safely. You can achieve advanced camera perspectives with the Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints modes (pending app feature availability)
- Fly up to 25 minutes with the included intelligent battery. A range of accessories is included:1 battery and charger, 2 full sets of propellers, radio controller, 8GB micro SD card
- Take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera and update the remote control first before use.
2) Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with Smartphone App
- Parrot Bebop 2 uses seven sensors simultaneously to ensure maximum stability in flight
- Shoot full HD 1080p videos and 14Mpx photos with the built-in wide-angle camera. Footage can be captured in RAW, JPEG and DNG format.
- Unmatched 3-axis digital stabilization system ensures smooth and stable videos regardless of the drone’s movements
- High capacity 2700mAh battery with up to 25min battery life
- This Bebop 2 FPV kits includes the new Parrot Skycontroller 2 and Cockpit glasses for captivating immersive flight experiences
1) DJI Mavic Pro Drone with Smartphone App
- The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere.
- New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range. Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes.
- ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless. True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage
- Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
- Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.