The toy drone industry has evolved a lot lately and several manufactures are coming up with exciting new products to allure the drone enthusiasts. From battery operated fun to fly toy drones to the more sophisticated ones equipped with camera and video recording capabilities, you name it and they have got it.
JJRC is one such active drone manufacturer that has been constantly releasing fast paced and attractive UAVs for both beginners and professionals. This China based manufacturer focuses on two main parameters when making drones and these are ease of use and specifications (flight range and time). Their toy drones are also highly affordable so average buyers can actually realize their dream of owning an UAV without having to break the bank.
The BTG JJRC H37 is one of their latest offerings, and the manufacturer claims to bring together a great combination of incredible specs, ease of use and features. Let’s find out!
BTG JJRC H37 Foldable Pocket Selfie Quadcopter Review
To start with, the first thing that really attracts about the JJRC H37 is the fact that this toy drone is highly portable, something we rarely find in the traditional drones. The dimension of the drone is 15.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm which means it is good enough. On top of that the drone has a foldable design so when folded; the size is further reduced to 6.50 x 13.50 x 2.50 cm. It can easily fit inside your travel bag or even your pocket if you are planning to take the drone with you to a nearby park.
Thus, the JJRC H37 gains points for being highly portable. The device is very easy to transport almost anywhere without any trouble. You can take it with you on your holidays or short day trips to capture amazing images and videos. You may even take it with you in your pocket to the nearby park when going out for a stroll with your girlfriend. The high portability ensures that you never miss any opportunity to click great selfies.
Talking about selfies, let’s take a closer look at the built-in camera and the quality of images and videos you can expect. The drone comes equipped with a built-in HD 720P camera that features a lens which can be easily tilted. You can use the headless mode to point the camera towards the pilot in order to take impressive selfies. The unique ‘G-Sensor Control’ of the camera makes it a great selfie drone. So, if you are buying an affordable drone in order to take pictures and videos, you will find the JJRC H37 a good choice.
The camera comes with a lens that can be tilted and this functionality allows users to fly the drone using the smartphone’s movement. So, if you want to take selfies from high above, this tilted functionality comes handy to get that perfect shot. If you tilt your phone to the left, the drone will also move to that direction; if you tilt it backwards, the drone will also tilt towards the same direction.
The JJRC H37 comes with WiFi capability so you can connect the drone to your smartphone with the app and watch live streaming video. You can actually see in your mobile phone what your drone sees from high in the air. The WiFi capability is good enough for an affordable drone like this, however it’s not great! You can expect some image freezing and lags, which is normal. You can download the app for both Android and iOS platform.
The easy app controllability of the drone gives an added advantage to the users as they don’t have to carry a remote to be able to control the drone. You can take your foldable drone anywhere you go, and when you wish to enjoy a flight, simply connect your drone to your smartphone, activate the app and start flying it! Now that’s something most people would appreciate.
Good for Beginners
The drone has simple controls and the instructions provided in the manual are easy to understand, making it suitable for beginners. It is extremely easy to control the drone using the mobile app. The ‘one key return’ functionality gives added advantage to the users as it reduces the risk of the drone going out of control. If you suspect high winds or unfavorable conditions, simply hit the return key and your drone will come back home. Apart from the G-Sensor Control, One-Key Return, and Headless Mode, the drone also features LED Lights to make it easier to see when flying in the dark and 360º aerial rotations.
Flight Time and Range
The JJRC H37 can be charged using an USB port when you are on the go and it takes approximately 45 minutes to get fully charged. When the drone is 100% charged, it gives a flight time of 8 to 15 minutes which is truly impressive. The maximum flight range of the JJRC H37 is about 100 meters.
Downsides of the JJRC H37 Foldable Pocket Selfie Quadcopter
We know that the JJRC H37 can be controlled easily using a smartphone app however some users have complained that the app controls are difficult to understand as they are not very user friendly.
Some customers find the price of the product a bit too expensive.
The running time is usually between 8-15 mins however some users have complained that the drone didn’t deliver running time as promised.
The JJRC H37 drone is not waterproof so you must be careful to not get it wet in the rain and also protect it from falling into puddles.
Overall, the JJRC H37 foldable pocket drone is highly affordable and portable which makes it easy to carry the drone with you wherever you go. It’s not made for the professionals or experts, but beginners will really enjoy flying this fun toy drone that has a decent built-in camera to take beautiful images and videos. We feel that the drone is slightly on the expensive side when compared with competitor products in the same category. However if you don’t mind the price tag, the ease of use and amazing features more than makes up for the price!