The Yuneec Breeze 4 is a camera drone made to capture your everyday moments in the best way possible. This model, released by Yuneec International is rich with features, as you will see in the review below. And what a name they give their drones! The Breeze comes hot on the heels of the bigger sister Typhoon … there; you can see how they name them. Do not let the small size and the cheap price fool you though because thus little dude packs many features. One of the most outstanding things is that it can fly on autopilot, thus removing the learning curve for beginners that most drones come with. Another thing that you will not with this drone is that it has been designed to fall somewhere between a professional and a serious hobbyist camera drone.
There are no doubts regarding the quality because Yuneec has been producing premier quality drones at reasonable price tags since it started its operations. They have specifically produced the Breeze 4 model for the ultra-modern selfie markets. This one you can order without hesitation if you want a low priced drone that packs many of the best features that you would otherwise only find in the big boys.
Yuneec Breeze 4 Features & Technical Details
The Breeze 4 is made from high quality plastic material. Well, at first, when you take the drone out of the box, the plastic does not feel all that good and high quality. However, its quality comes through when you crash it a couple of times and it comes out without a scathe. The drone’s propellers are designed to retract in order to reduce damages that may result from impact. This prevents your unit from possible breaking or snapping. It comes in a compact and lightweight design. Its dimensions are 11 by 8.7 by 3.1 inches and weighs about 385g. If you would like a traveling drone, this is it. It packs small and you can carry it in one of those large jacket pockets, or pack it in your backpack. It is also sold with a carry case.
The drones infrared positioning and optical flow sensors enables it to maintain its position while flying indoors or outdoors. This enhances its safety on any occasion. In addition, the drone has auto return to home and auto landing features. The rotors are protected against damage when flying indoors.
This drone has an amazing camera that is designed with a wide range of features in order to deliver an incredible shot all the time. Breeze can shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second. The camera can also shoot 1080p resolution videos at 60 fps and 720p videos at 120 fps. The still camera takes awesome shots at 13 megapixels. We all know they do not come any better than this.
The camera also swivels at the tap of a button and it has a wide angle of view at 117 degrees. However, when shooting in 4K, the camera does not allow you to use the stabilization setting.
Connect the drone with your smartphone and you will find that you can take still shots, shoot video at 30 fps and at the same time, transmit whatever it is shooting to you smartphone in real time to enable you get a first person view of what the drone is seeing.
Battery & Flight Time
The drone comes with a pair of 3S 11.1 V 1150 mAh Lithium Polymer batteries, which recharge fast, 40 minutes maximum. The flight time is between 12 and 15 minutes, a bit short but then you can buy a second set of batteries for longer flight time. When flying horizontally, the drone can do a speed of 11mph and can rise at a speed of 2.2 mph. The flight range is shorter too but ok compared to the flight time, at 100 meters. Since this is specifically meant to be a photo and selfie drone, the flight range is not bad at all.
The controller has a rest for your smartphone. It looks like a play station controller and it allows you to guide and control your drone when it is on flight to take photos or shoot videos by simply using joysticks. Besides, you can get a FPV – first person view through your smartphone
The Breeze 4 comes with five fully automated flight modes, which are as below.
Selfie mode – Allows you to take incredible aerial selfies
Pilot mode – Gives you better control when using manual controls
Orbit mode – When you want the drone to orbit around you or something else when standing still
Journey mode – The drone flies away to capture whatever you want it to and returns to you
Follow me mode – The drone will follow you using GPS capturing everything according to your movements
Short Summary of Feedback From Existing Owners
About 6 months ago I purchased this drone and I have been impressed by its performance. Out of the box the drone was very easy to connect to my iPhone 7 and within 2 minutes I was flying it. Being my first drone, I would say it has a very short learning curve. Jerry L.
I am a selfie addict and I love what the Yuneec Breeze 4 camera can do. It has helped me rejuvenate my Instagram and Facebook timeline with nice outdoor photos. I’ve flown it more than 20 times and crashed it a couple of times without any issues. Leila D.
I love this drone! It is extremely easy to fly, and the quality of the camera is unbelievable. Definitely worth the price! Theren W
A flying camera that is stable in slight winds. I bought it to take pictures of my family on bike rides and hiking, which it does quite well. It is great indoors as well and very stable. Bruce C.
Pros of Yuneec Breeze 4
- Compact, portable design
- Durable construction
- Various automated flight modes
- Very affordable
- Incredible 4k camera
- Good for filming outdoor activities
- Packs small for traveling
- Short learning curve for beginners
Cons of Yuneec Breeze 4
- Lacks a stabilizing gimbal
- Limited range and speed
Who Should Buy Yuneec Breeze 4
If you are looking for an affordable drone that will be helping you to take nice aerial photos for fun or adventure; the Breeze should be an excellent choice for you. If you are a beginner looking to buy your first drone and you want something that you can start flying right out of the box, this is the drone to buy. If you are a serious filmmaker, the drone’s feature and abilities might not meet your requirements. As you will see in any Yuneec Breeze 4 review, this drone is made to meet hobbyist rather than professional needs.
Conclusion and Recommendation
With features like internal storage of 16 GB, incredible 13MP camera for stills and 4K for video, this flying camera will meet most of your family photography needs. It is very affordable. It is perfect for beginner pilots as well as everyone else who needs a straightforward and easy to use drone that will do what it was designed to do, take selfies, videos and photos.