Ryze Tello Review: The Most Innovative Toy Drone Yet

Ryze Tello Review: The Most Innovative Toy Drone Yet

April 16, 2018

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For those looking to experience the fun of flight and as a bonus learn the basics of coding, the Ryze Tello is a brand-new toy drone that will enable anyone from kids to adults to experience the joy of flying.

The Ryze Tello perfectly combines a compact and high-quality design, with powerful flight features at DJI's most affordable price point to date. Combining the best technologies of DJI, Intel, and Ryze Robotics, the Tello is an advanced mini-drone that packs a ton of features into a small package for an easy, safe, and fun flying experience.


The Tello features an extremely lightweight yet high-quality, durable design. Weighing just 80 grams and measuring 98 x 92.5 x 41 mm, the Tello is the ideal drone to take with you on the go and can fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Though similar in shape to the DJI Spark, the Tello is overall much lighter and smaller. Due to its size and weight, the Tello is perfect for indoor flights and is extremely easy to store and transport. Its small size also makes it much safer to fly in comparison to other larger drones.

Flight Performance

When it comes to flight performance, the creators of the Tello took no shortcuts. Built with two antennas, the Tello flies with an extremely stable connection and can reach a maximum transmission distance of up to 100 metres. In the air, the Tello is exceptionally stable thanks to DJI integrated flight technology, making the drone extremely easy to fly and control even for those who may be new to flying. The Tello additionally features a flight time of up to 13 minutes so that users can take their time to capture the perfect shot. Compared to other drones on the market at its price point, the Tello features a flight time and range that surpasses its competition.

Camera Quality

The Tello is the ideal toy drone to take with you on the go to capture amazing shots from an all-new perspective. With a high-quality image processor, the Tello can record dynamic video shots with its three EZ Shots modes and share them directly onto any chosen social media platform straight from the users Smartphone. EZ Shots features three camera modes including 360, Up & Away, and Circle Mode.

When it comes to imagery, the Tello can capture 5-megapixel stills with a Field of View of 82.6-degrees. In addition, the Tello can record HD 720p video at 30 frames per second. With its Electronic Image Stabilization technology, any blurring or shaking is smoothed out, while users can additionally view live video via Wi-Fi directly from the Tello’s camera to their Smartphone.

Intelligent Features

With its powerful 14-core Intel processor, the Tello is jam-packed with innovative and advanced flight features. On the practical side, the Tello features Auto Takeoff and Landing, an intelligent Vision Positioning System for extremely accurate and precise hovering, Low Battery Protection, and Failsafe Protection which will automatically land the drone if it loses connection. In flight, the Tello is very easy to control and precise in the air. Flight controls are also very accurate and respond seamlessly with little to no lag.

On a more fun note, the Tello features exciting new flight modes including Throw & Go, 8D flips, and Bounce Mode. With Throw & Go, users can start flying by simply tossing the Tello into the air. This mode does perform as stated but does take a little bit of practice to master. With 8D Flips, the Tello will perform lively flips in the air. In testing, the Tello does perform flips successfully, which is impressive considering the drones price and small size. Finally, in Bounce Mode the Tello will fly up and down from the user’s hand automatically, adding another element of fun to the drone experience.

Have fun and learn to code

The Ryze Tello combines the joy of flight with coding education so that users can have fun and learn at the same time. The Tello is specially designed to be programmable with Scratch, a simple and easy-to-use block-based visual programming system that enables users of any age from kids to adults to learn the basics of programming. On top of this, more advanced users can develop their own software applications by using the Tello SDK software or even create their own customized Tello accessories.

The Best Toy Drone on the Market

The DJI Ryze Tello is the best drone in its price category and poised to become the next go-to toy drone in the UAV market. Perfect for beginners and those looking for their first starter drone, the Tello perfectly combines design and flight performance at DJI's most affordable price point ever. With fun flight features including its 8D Flip Mode and Throw & Go, along with its stability in the air, the Tello is the perfect mini-drone for those looking to experience the fun of flight for the very first time or for those simply looking to add one more exciting drone to their UAV fleet.