Autel Evo The New Foldable And Portable Drone

About Drones

Were you able to visit the CES in Las Vegas this year?

If not, you missed out on viewing some pretty new and cool gadgets that are set to come out.

I’m there every time to see what is new and hot! Specially, I’ m interesting for the drones.

While I adore everything about technology, my beloved section is always the drone area.

There were many new cool drones being announced this year, like the DJI Tello, UVify Oori and the Yuneec Firebird FPV.

However, today, I want to present you the new drone Autel Evo, which is something I believe you’re going to want to pay attention to, especially if you liked and enjoyed the DJI Mavic Pro.

 

Autel Evo vs. Mavic Pro

The Autel Evo is a foldable, portable drone that is similar in appearance to the Mavic Pro and I honestly believe that this drone right here may have the Mavic Pro fearing for its spot.

Drones Mavic Pro Autel Evo
Price $999-1299 $999-1399
Flight Time 27-30 min 30min Recharge Time 1H
Range 7000 meters 7000 meters
Weight 1.6 lbs 1.5 lbs
Size 7.8×3.3×3.3 inches 7.6x3x3.5 inches
Max Speed 40 mph 44 mph
Obstacle Avoidance 2 directions cameras 3 directions cameras+ IR
C A M E R A
Megapixels 12 MP 12 MP
Video Megapixels 8.8 MP (4K) 8.8 MP (4K)
Sensor size 1/2.3 Inch 1/2.3 Inch
Max Frame Rate at 1080p Resolution 96 fps 120 fps
Max Frame Rate at 4K Resolution 30 fps 60 fps

 

Battery Life and Recharge

The EVO has a battery life of up to 30 minutes on a single charge, which is decent, because many of the drones I have dealt with offer a battery life of around 6 minutes.

The recharge on this drone will take a little over an hour, which is also pretty respectable.

About Speeds

The Autel Evo is capable of reaching speeds of up to 65 feet per second, while the drone itself is capable of remaining in range from the pilot for about 4.2 miles!

Intelligent Flight Modes

The drone has some pretty useful flight modes, including GPS and object tracking. It also offers the ability to be able to preset waypoint mission coordinates and flight patterns that are designed for 3D mapping tasks.

 

The 4K in a higher Resolution and the 60 Frames/sec

I understand that 4K is common, so that is to be expected, but it can capture a higher-resolution of video at 60 frames per second, which isn’t as common.

The camera has been mounted on a three-axis gimbal, which means you will be able to make steadier shots. The camera utilized computer vision so that the unmanned vehicle can stray away from obstacles. The infrared sensor that is built onto it adds even more crash-prevention technology.

 

Battery Life

The Autel Evo offers a total of 30 minutes’ worth of flight time on one charge. However, as usual, if you wish to have even more flight time, you could always bring along an extra battery pack.

 

Operating Distance

This drone offers an operating distance of 4.2 miles, which is really good for a drone in this level.

 

Controlling the Drone

This drone can be controlled with the Autel Explorer App, which is available on both Android and iOS. If you don’t want to use the app, you can use a controller – the controller has a nice 3.3 inch OLED screen. The screen uses 720p resolution in order to show the drone’s viewpoints.

Conclusion

In my opinion, the EVO is a very close competitor to the Mavic Pro as it offers another nice compact option.

Looking at the specs, the Mavic Pro has similar specs, but the frame rate is faster and the battery life is a little bit longer. At the time of writing this review on the Autel Evo, there hasn’t been a launch date yet, but it is set to come out some time in 2018, and will be around $1,000, which in my opinion, the drone is well worth the price due to all of the nice features it has.

So, if you’re looking for a nice drone that is capable of suiting your needs, I highly recommend waiting around for this one to come out, because I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this one.

You can find it online and in Amazon too.