Ryze Tech Tello drone review

The collaboration between Ryze technologies and DJI has resulted in a perfect toy drone for beginners.

Our Verdict:

 The partnership between Ryze tech and DJI has been positive for toy drone lovers. The Ryze Tech Tello is the best drone for kids and beginners alike. Even though it looks like a toy drone, it is much more with its very unique features. There are some glitches in its program and user interface we should look into before buying. But if you are a beginner and don't want to spend a fortune on your first drone, I can highly recommend this quadcopter.

Camera 5MP, 720p
Battery life 13 minutes
Dimension 3.86 x 3.66 x 1.61 inches
Weight 0.18 pounds

Reasons to buy Ryze Tello:

  • Great camera for beginners
  • Longer flight time
  • Excellent controls and tricks
  • The flight range of about 100meters
  • Lightweight and compact which make the drone highly portable.

Things to note about DJI Mavic Air:

  • The propeller guard is not reliable.
  • The charging time is very long.
  • Little pricier than the average mini drone.
  • The drone can't withstand windy weather.


 Ryze Tello is a step closer to fulfill your needs if you're looking for the best mini drone for your kid. For kids who are drone enthusiasts, the Ryze Tello, which collaborates with Intel and drone expert DJI, is the best option. The camera provided is 5MP, which allows you to capture the moments and high-resolution 720p videos. This mini drone also has an excellent flight time of 13 minutes; So kids can keep playing until they get the hang of it.

With the flight controller powered by DJI, you can perform neat tricks with just a click from your controller. Anyone who wants to have fun flying, grab this beautiful drone. One drawback: The Tello drone doesn't have a controller. On the off chance that you need one, you'll need to get it independently.


Ryze Tello is made especially for kids and beginners who want a mid-level drone that is also easy to fly. The drone dimension is 3.86 x 3.66 x 1.61 inches, which is pretty much the size of your average smartphone. While buying a kid drone, the one crucial thing to check is the drone's weight. The Ryze Tech Tello weighs 0.18 pounds, which is much less than an average smartphone. This weightless drone is easy for the kids to carry around, and you can fly them indoors too.

The Intel 14 core processor is at the bottom of the drone, and the Vision Positioning seniors are right next to the intel processor. Ryze Tello comes with propeller guards to protect the drone from minor accidents. A collision detection sensor is inside the propeller, which detects any obstacles and hovers accordingly. There are three colors to choose from. Blue, yellow and white. Choose your favorite color!.


The camera is not an impressive feature when it comes to Tello. Ryze Tello comes with a 5MP camera that takes average stills and 720p videos. The quality is average when compared to other drones. Since its target audience is mainly kids and beginners, you can't complain much about the camera features. You can get an overview of how a drone camera works while using Ryze Tello. It has image stabilization, and so the resulting photos and footages are clear.

If you are a photography enthusiast and want a drone with an excellent camera, I'd recommend you to look into DJI Mavic Mini. But please note that the Mavic Mini is pricier than Ryze Tello. So make sure you are clear in your preference and application before buying. You can't take impressive aerial photography with Ryze Tello, but it takes decent photos and videos at a close-range view.

Battery and flight range:

The Ryze Tello drone is equipped with a 1100mAh battery, which gives you a flight time of 13 minutes. Even though it promises 13 m minutes of flight time, the flight time reduces to 10 minutes or lower according to your usage in the real-world. If you need a longer flight time, buy additional batteries. The spare batteries are available on the market at a low price.

The control range is 100 meters, with a maximum altitude distance of 30 meters. The top speed of Ryze Tello is 8 m/s (28.8kph), which is decent for a toy drone. The control range is good at indoor usage. When you use the drone outside, the low range is not much help, and the control sometimes fluctuates. But the drone is great for indoor flight.

Smart features:

  • The drone is operated with the "Scratch" program. This application is available for both mobiles(iOS 9.0 and above, Android 4.4 and above) and computers (Windows and Mac). This intelligent feature helps the kids to fall in love with programming. You can develop programs by playing the games by completing levels.
  • With automatic takeoff and landing, you can land and lift the drone with a single tap, making it very user-friendly.
  • Low-battery alert and Failsafe protection- Gives you an alert signal when the battery is low and lands safely even when the connection is lost.
  • Vision positioning system- Helps the drone to view the environment for a stable hovering.

Overall review:

Since this is a toy grade drone and it's also something that maybe kids would also enjoy, you're going to start thinking about price vs. durability. This drone is pretty durable; it's affordable and compact. The flight time and range are less when compared to other drones for the price range. But it has some excellent smart features to look into, and on top of that, the drone is easy to use. However, you need a smartphone or a computer to fly the drone. It flies well and has impressive speed and range with wifi, and on top of that, I think it's a cool drone for kids or someone who is looking for their first drone experience.

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