MJX Mew4 drone review – brushless GPS foldable

MJX Mew4 drone review - cheap Mavic+Anafi alternative

Battery Life

18 min

Range

800m

Camera

2k

Motors

Brushless

Th MJX Mew4 is a drone that frankly looks on par with much more expensive drones, but it’s actually quite cheap.

It definitely looks like a mix between the Parrot Anafi and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

However, don’t expect that high level performance from it.

Because, although it has a really nice build quality and great GPS, the camera lacks stabilization.

The camera records up to 2k in resolution, however that doesn’t mean the footage is going to look much better than the 1080p.

The MEW4 might be the best looking and most stable drone from MJX, and that says a lot, because I’m a really big fan of their quads. 

Average Score 8.5
Flight stability
9.5
Build Quality
9
Camera
7.5
PROS:
  • very stable flight
  • foldable portable design
  • 180 degree camera turning angle
  • powerful brushless motors
  • great battery life
  • made from great materials
CONS:
  • camera is not stabilized
  • 2k camera looks like 1080p

Reasons you should buy it

  • Have a compact drone to carry at airport in your travels
  • Have a good quality drone that will fly solid on the spot
  • Learn the basics of drone flying

Reasons you shouldn't

  • If you're looking for a high quality video and expect the 2k camera to deliver that
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MJX Mew4 Price and specs

Drone stability

 GPS+GLONASS + Optical flow

Battery life

18 min

Camera

2k (2048×1152)

Image Stabilization

no stabilization (can rotate 180)

As you can see in the image bellow, MJX obviously went for a mix between the Parrot Anafi and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

I love this design though and it’s really close to what I would consider the perfect drone frame.

It comes with 1806 1800KV brushless motors that are way more durable and poweful than brushed ones.

And it comes in the package with the following:

  • battery
  • charger (with USB C)
  • screwdriver
  • remote
  • strap for transmitter
  • drone
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 2k
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 18
Flight Range: 800
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

MJX MEW4 Video Review

In this video, halfchrome reviews the drone while also doing a range test and battery life test.

Reasons you should buy it

  • Have a compact drone to carry at airport in your travels
  • Have a good quality drone that will fly solid on the spot
  • Learn the basics of drone flying

Reasons you shouldn't

  • If you're looking for a high quality video and expect the 2k camera to deliver that
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Camera quality

The camera is the most disappointing factor when it comes to this drone, as you’d expect professional footage from such a good quality looking exterior.

However, the image quality is usable for checking out the area, sightseeing and having fun with short clips for social media for example.

You can always stabilize the footage in post processing and make a pretty nice video out of it.

A really unique feature of this drone is the ability to move the camera to 180 degrees and swivel it from the transmitter itself.

This is a feature you can find in the Parrot Anafi and allows for some really interesting shots where the drone can actually look up. This could be interesting to fly underneath some trees or bridges.

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Transmitter and flight modes

MJX Mew4

The transmitter looks a lot like the DJI Mavic one and that’s a really good thing.

It’s compact and very similar with the one on the MJX 4w.

It comes with the following functions and buttons:

  • left wheel doesn’t do anything
  • right wheel changes the camera angle
  • buttons are simple to use and labeled
  • has a return to home button
  • an LCD display that shows battery life, signal strenght, distance, height and more
  • speed an light button

 

App and flight modes

The flight modes are the usual ones that come with GPS drones.

However, it feels like this drone does it a bit better than what I’ve been used to so far.

The follow me does a pretty good job, return to home is also quite precise and there’s an orbit mode too.

 

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8.5 Total Score
MJX Mew4 - a drone that looks like it should cost more

Although the camera quality for the MEW4 is not good enough for professional use, the build, body components and flight functions are top notch and it's one of the best fliers MJX used.

Flight stability
9.5
Build Quality
9
Camera
7.5
PROS
  • very stable flight
  • foldable portable design
  • 180 degree camera turning angle
  • powerful brushless motors
  • great battery life
  • made from great materials
CONS
  • camera is not stabilized
  • 2k camera looks like 1080p
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