MJX X104G drone review – Best GPS drone under $100!

MJX x104g - GPS drone under $100 and under 250grams

Battery Life

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Range

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Camera

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Motors

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The MJX X104G is a new 2019 release from a company that makes some of the highest rated drones out there in the cheaper price cateogries.

Some worth mentioning are the MJX bugs 3 and MJX Bugs 5w, two of my favorite drones in their respective categories.

This new addition is a GPS drone for very small budgets, yet it doesn't compromise much from the standard MJX quality.

Coming with quite precise flight stability, a good 1080p camera (static) and even a few flight functions like follow me and circle around.

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What to look for in A camera drone

Drone stability

Usually, when it comes to more advanced camera drones, they come with a way to stabilize the drone on the spot. I'm talking about GPS or optical flow cameras.

X104G: GPS

Battery life

Battery life for camera drones should be at least 10 minutes per flight.

Take in account spare batteries!

X104G:  12min is above the average for the price

Range

Flight range can really change what sorts of images you can capture.

X104G:  300m

 

Camera

Camera resolution isn't everything. Colors, sharpness and bitrate are very important for the overall image.

X104G: 1080p, video sample bellow

Image Stabilization

If I had to pinpoint the most important factor in a camera drone, it would be Image Stabilization. A 4k unstable camera has worse results than a gimbal stabilized 720p one.

X104G:  no stabilization

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MJX X104G Price and specs

Even though very cheap, the GPS on this drone works quite well. It's stable in the air and the return to home precision is 30cm precise, which is quite damn good.

The motors are brushed, so it won't be that powerful, also coming with a 1s battery, so don't expect insane speed in sport mode.

Keep in mind you need a phone with 802.11ac wifi capability to fly this drone properly (to see the live feed).

One big advantage this drone has is its small weight.

Being under 250grams makes it under the radar of it being necessary for registering in most countries. Which can be a very nice advantage for many.

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 12
Flight Range: 300
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

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MJX x104G Video Review

In this video, Quadcopter101 reviews the drone while also doing a range test and battery life test.

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Camera quality

As you can see, the camera has a slight fisheye effect, but the quality is quite good, and the field of view is pretty amazing.

Again, remember you need to have a 802.11ac wifi capable phone to watch the live feed from this.

The fact that it has a micro sd card slot means there's not going to be any wifi lag in the final video.

The drone comes also with a few flight modes:

  • circle around me
  • follow me
  • waypoints
The return to home precision is somewhere around 30cm-1m.
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Transmitter

MJX 104G

The transmitter itself is quite standard for MJX.

You should expect the classical fake antennas (the real antennas are inside) and two fake buttons in the back.

However, it's a good controller that also features an LCD screen that shows the distance and altitude and battery life for both the drone and the transmitter itself.

The buttons are as follows:

  • automatic take off
  • unlock motors
  • return to home
  • photo and video button
  • two rates button
  • LCD screen

To start the drone, first turn on the transmitter and then turn on the drone, after that you need to do a compass calibration.

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9 Total Score
MJX x 104G - the best gps drone you can get under $100!

MJX did it again with their new release of what's probably the best gps drone under $100. It may not come with the brushless motors we've been used to, but the overall package is quite incredible.

flight experience
9
camera quality
8.5
Flight features
7.5
PROS
  • under 250 gram limit
  • stable GPS
  • real 1080p camera
  • micro sd card slot
  • good battery life
  • precise return to home
  • flight modes
CONS
  • the controller starts beeping before the battery is very low (can be slightly annoying)

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

1 Comment
  1. How about the SJRC Z5 and Eachine EG16 Wing God (but foldable as bonus)? They also seem to content for best brushed GPS drone.

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