Sharper Image Dx-4 drone review 2018 2 1768

The fourth installment of the popular “Sharper Image” series of drones has outdone the previous models in everyway.

It’s still a very affordable drone, toy grade level, but the Sharper Image Dx-4 comes with a few improvements that will make your flight experience slightly better. 

The overall design for the Sharper Image is very sturdy , with few moving parts.So it can take it’s fair share of beating.

How good is the camera? Is it sharp?

Don’t expect anything extraordinary from the camera of this drone. But I must admit that for the price, it’s a pretty good quality image.

Not only that, the camera can also change angles beforehand so you can capture whatever you want.

You can’t save the photos and videos in an SD card, but they save automatically on your phone through the app that it comes with.

To connect it to your phone and see the live feed from the camera you first have to:

  1. Download the application for Ios or android
  2. Connect the phone to the drone wifi
  3. Enter the app
There is surprisingly not much lag through the app compared to other drones that I know.

What are the specs of the Sharper Image Drone

  • Adjustable Camera
  • 800 mAh Battery
  • Flight time of about 9 minutes
  • Auto hover (Altitude hold)
  • 6 axis gyro stabilization
  • It can do 360 stunts
  • Has auto-land, auto-takeoff

Altitude hold - is it any good?

Altitude hold means the drone will keep a steady altitude with the help of a barometer inside. This will mean a more stable image quality and less controller adjustment to worry about.

It’s perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of controlling

360 degree flips

By the press of a button you can do automatic flips and rolls in any direction you want. This is purely for the fun of it, but it’s bettery than you might think!

Here’s a video review showing a few of the functions of the Sharper Image drone:

Controller for the DX-4

The controller is a little bit bigger than I expected, but the range and functions on it work pretty good!

There are 3 different pitch rates on the transmitter:

  • Low speed
  • Medium
  • And High

It comes with Auto-takeoff button, so make sure that you don’t have any obstacles above it. This will make the quadcopter launch itself and hover a few feet above the ground.

As you could see in the video above, the quadcopter can be piloted even inside with very precise stability, although it isn’t that small.

The higher flight rate will also allow it to face some quite powerful winds, but make sure you have mastered the basics of flight before you get too adventurous. 

Where can you buy the drone?

You can probably find it in some stores in the US, but the safest and easiest way is to get it on amazon and get it delivered to your door!

What is the range for the Dx-4 Sharper Image?

It can go up to a maximum of 450 feet (about 130m), which is not so bad, considering you probably won’t even be able to see it from that point on!


The Sharper Image DX-4 is actually totally worth the price in 2018, considering what it brings to the table

Flight Quality
Very stable 79%
Pretty good 70%
Build quality
Pretty well built 74%
The Camera
Good for the price 62%
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  1. Hi love your review! I have 3 of these DX-4 Drones. Two have removable battery covers. Inside of drone A is a battery plug that is red in color, and has larger than drone B prop studs being black in color. Drone B has removable battery cover, with a white battery plug, and white prop mount studs smaller in size than drone A.
    Drone C has no battery door, and black prop mounting studs.
    Can you explain the order of production, and the differences in the 3 models of the DX-4?

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