Visuo XS816 drone review – 20 min battery drone

Visuo XS816 review - foldable 20 min battery life drone

Battery Life

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Are you looking for a good and cheap camera drone that's under $90?

If you're tired of those toy quadcopters that will crash at the first gust of wind, then this drone is for you.

The VISUO XS816 not only has very good stability in the air, but it can also fly for almost 20 minutes every flight, which is quite impressive.

Of course it has downsides too, so let's go on and read the article.


What to look for in a toy camera drone

Flight stability

Make sure the drone flies stable enough, which usually means at least it has altitude hold, which the VISO XS816 has.

Besides that, optical flow camera underneath the drone is probably the only option at this price range.

Although there are some GPS drones even under $100.

Battery Life

It's pretty obvious why the battery life is important for any kind of drone. But especially for cheaper camera drones, you will want to shoot as much footage as possible so you can select only the smooth parts and maybe edit it afterwards.

The VISIO XS916 has tons of it and you definitely won't be finding something better at this price.

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VISUO xs816 Price and specs

This drone comes under the $100, and actually much cheaper than that sometimes.

I always like to compare drone by price, because it simply makes the most sense to me.

If you're a beginner and don't want to spend a lot of money to learn flying, the VISUO is quite a good drone. 

It will satisfy your needs for flying an aerial camera and the battery life is way above many that you can currently find on the market.

Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 720p
Phone Controlled
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 18
Flight Range: 100
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types

Here's a dainly price history, so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

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Camera quality

For a toy level drone, don't expect much from this quadcopter, but thaks to the optical stabilization, I must admit the video turns out pretty smooth.

The 720p camera does a pretty good job, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The dual camera system

The image on the right is what comes directly from the phone, if you choose to see both cameras simultaneously.


  • one downward facing camera that doubles as a stabilization camera
  • front facing 720p camera that can be tilted before the flight
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Visuo XS816

The transmitter is quite bulky, but feels well made. It has the standard functions and it works like intended.

I feel like the phone holder is quite solid and I'm not afraid to keep a more expensive phone in there.

Some of the standard transmitter functions are:

  • motor stop
  • headless mod
  • return home (not very effective as it doesn't have GPS)
  • start and stop video and photo buttons
  • on and off button

The buttons are pretty clearly shown with icons on the controller itself.

I must say I also like the golden touch around the control sticks.


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Another Visuo drone that rocks!

This foldable drone has an improved design from the previous drones in the series. The camera is pretty average, but it does come with an impressive battery life and flight stability

Video Quality
Flight stability
Photo Quality
  • great flight stability
  • softer body, great for crashes
  • foldable design
  • huge battery life
  • dual camera system
  • the camera quality could be better I guess

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:


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:

  • 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 and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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