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DJI - Spark Quadcopter - Yellow-Front_Standard

DJI - Spark Quadcopter - Yellow

Model: CP.PT.000732SKU: 5982611

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 480 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK Drone But For Poor Battery Life & Mid·dling App

    Posted
    MrIfOnly
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    First things first, if you buy this drone, get at least these accessories right away: spare battery, battery charger, remote, microSD card and a USB cable to connect remote to phone/tablet. Secondly, throw away the useless and misleading manuals that come with the drone and remote. Instead, watch the tutorial videos and read the flight tutorials and user manuals in the app (click the 3 horizontal lines at top right of the main page, then select Academy). Here's my opinion of the Spark: Pros: useful app (when it works). The flight record is a nice feature which lets you review previous flights, including stick action. It has some really nifty quick shot features built into it that allow for automatic video recording on pre-programmed paths. The built-in editor is okay for basic videos. The Spark has a great camera that takes some amazingly stable video. It also has a sport mode which removes all speed inhibitors (as well as obstacle avoidance) and makes for some really fun flights. Other features that make this a very powerful entry-level drone: return-to-home, gesture mode, active track (kinda-sorta "follow me"), Cons: very poor battery life -- they claim up to 16 minutes of fly time, but I've only been able to get 11 max, and that includes the time it took to return to home because of low battery level. The user manual that comes with the drone and the remote are terrible and I wasted hours trying to decipher them in order to get everything connected for my first flight. It sure would have been nice for the app to direct you to the tutorials right on the first startup instead of having to dig for them. The app itself is a bit overwhelming; kind of information overload. It should offer a learning mode for low-level, low-speed flights, without all the popup alerts, warnings and information, to simply get a feel for how the drone flies. The app loses GPS and, more frightening, RF signal too frequently. It also loses the WiFi signal, which is why using a short USB cable to connect the remote with your phone/tablet is a better bet. Finally, the video recording can be spotty; all to often I get videos at 0Mb, meaning they were corrupted. Count on a good microSD card inserted into the drone for your footage. All-in-all, this is a fun drone with some powerful features, that would benefit from a better battery and an improved app.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Limited Range!!

    Posted
    Dominick
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    This $499 DJI Spark out of the box will give you the following results: Altitude of a max 161 feet and distance of 328 feet with a max speed of 7.5mph using the smartphone only. You will need to purchase the separate controller for $149 or the fly more combo for $699 in order to achieve the full capabilities of this drone. Also obstacle avoidance will stop the drone in its place, it will not maneuver around tree branches and you'll have to move the drone to continue. Bottom line... solid built drone, but felt misled by advertising on what I was actually getting out of this box. Save yourself a headache and some money by just buying the fly more combo or check into a cheaper alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    drone good but no controller and expensive

    Posted
    flyer
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    try to be fair with this drone is good but to fly using your phone is very hard if not almost impossible... Best Buy does have an option to purchase the controller with other things but is over 200. I think if a drone is going to cost $400 should have the controller with it this doesn't which I paid attention before purchasing but I did purchase a controller from somewhere else... Best buy should offer a discount if you purchase the drone kit with the drone... I think it would be better and the the stars rating would be excellent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Be aware of "no-fly" zones

    Posted
    not1tech

    3 stars for "potential" quality. Because after having the unit for less than a week, buying a tablet for a controller and doing all of the updates, I now have a $700 paperweight. The No-fly zones will not allow me to even launch at my house. I am 3 miles from a small municipal airport and 7 miles from a retired military base(now civilian airport). My tablet screen displays a red 'unable to launch' message. I can't even test the unit! I understand the safety aspect. The no fly totally defeats the purpose of purchase, No fly is built in, bypass maybe?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome...BUT restricted

    Posted
    LHProduction
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    I love this little guy...the product is great, but good luck flying it where the FAA won'f find you. Drones are awesome but they are NOT worth the liability and all the restrictions that they carry. This is NOT a childs toy and it will stay grounded more times than you can fly them. Stinks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DJI Support

      Hi LHProduction,

      We are glad you're enjoying the Spark! DJISupport

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great drone

    Posted
    DJIsparks
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    Amazing drone on down fall is the 17min battery life. Also the sells person never told me for 100-150 more I could have got the remote, car charger, extra battery and blade covers I’m spending 500+ and it wasn’t much more so now I get to pay 2-300 to make it right. Wish I would have gotten the one for a 999 the one that really folds up

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but I would rather get the Maverick

    Posted
    Wubbadubtub
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    This thing is a fun little drone and can take a beating. Was hard to get set up initially through my phone. After I bought the charger station and the remote my friend got a Maveric. For not much cost difference after all my extras. The Maverick has a better camera and easy to control.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DJI Support

      Hi Wubbadubtub,

      We are glad you are enjoying the Spark, but there are definitely some difference between it and the Mavic. DJISupport

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product but low battery life

    Posted
    Dhrub
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    Firmware needs to be updated before first flight and need to charge full battery. Controller not included so you need DJI app to use it. Flight and picture is great but due to low flight time you need to be too cautious which items you need to shoot if you do not have additional battery pack.<15 mins

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what we expected

    Posted
    Therealpolice
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    I got dji products a lot and was disappointed to learn the controller want included. You must use a controller for better distance and reliability. Dont just use your phone and wifi its risky.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Some pros some cons

    Posted
    Japp
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    Pros: good quality, with good number of features, for a beginner level drone Cons: battery life too limited, gesture control takes practice, could have been more reasonably priced

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I will not suggest Spark

    Posted
    Brahvo
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    In my opinion, it will be more better to invest on the Mavic Air than this one. I bought this and return with 15% restocking fees. Then i got a Mavic Air.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wish the battery life was longer

    Posted
    Kendawg
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    First drone purchase, disappointed in the battery life. Wish it could last longer than 15 mins. Will end up investing more money in buying more batteries.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre for Beginners

    Posted
    mabrennan
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    Decent technology in the DJI Spark. However, the features, including gesture control do not work most of the time, as well as follow me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It needs the remote control for beginners

    Posted
    Grumpy
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    Would not recommend buying from Best Buy. Go to Dji. Best Buy upsold us on items which were included in a combo pack, which includes remote controller

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an alright drone

    Posted
    Alley
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    For the price you can get better drones. Battery life really matters these days and this drone has a short battery life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DJI Support

      Hi Alley,

      We are disappointed you weren't happy with the battery life of the Spark. The limitations of the size require it to carry a smaller battery, and this decreases the duration of flight. DJISupport

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Videos have a glitch problem.

    Posted
    Nicolas
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    Flys well but so far the videos tend to break up and my son is trying to figure out the problem. Not to happy with purchase at this point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gonna take back

    Posted
    Tysulli
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    Sweet but not all it's cracked up to be doesn't last 16 min kinda has a mind of its own

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok drone but not the best

    Posted
    Drone
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    for the price, this is a fair investment. Given other options do the work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not complicated for a novice

    Posted
    Wawa
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    This is good product for a beginner. Not very complicated to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    drone flew away on its own

    Posted
    Jace
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    beware this drone has some manufacturing issues and mine flew away on its own

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend