Visuo XS816 drone review – 20 min battery drone

Visuo XS816 review - foldable 20 min battery life drone

Battery Life

18 min







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

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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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8.5 Total Score
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

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