Hubsan Zino 2+ Plus: The Mavic Air 2 Killer!

Zino 2+ Plus drone

The new upgraded Hubsan Zino 2+ comes with similar specs and features as the recently reviewed DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. It promises a 9KM flight range and up to 35 minutes of flight time, all for only $649.99.

Its detachable camera is capable to record 4K videos with up to 60fps and 1080P videos with up to 120fps. The camera has 3-axis mechanical stabilization and HD real-time image transmission. Thanks to the Ambarella H22 video processor and Sony 1/2.3″ image sensor, the Hubsan Zino 2+ claims to have excellent low light performance. The ND filter compatibility will be welcomed by photography enthusiasts.

According to the advertised specs, the 4s/3800 LIPO pack provides up to 35 minutes of battery life. By compassion, the Mavic Air 2 has around 34 minutes of flight time with a much smaller battery (3s/3500mAh).

Hubsan Zino 2 remote controller

As you can see in the image above, the new “Plus” edition comes with an upgraded remote controller compared to the original Zino. In addition to the extended control range, it comes with an integrated LCD display. Its status screen permanently shows real-time flight data such as flight altitude, distance, time, and remaining battery level.

Zino 2 vs Mavic Air 2

Hubsan Zino 2 Plus vs DJI Mavic Air 2 side by side comparison

In the table below I will try to compare the most important specs of the new Zino Plus and the Mavic Air 2. I highlighted with red were the Zino+ excels and with green were the Air 2 shines.

  Zino+ Plus Air 2
Size 32.60 x 26.00 x 9.49 cm 183 × 253 × 77 mm
Weight 929 grams 570 grams
Camera 4K@60fps and 1080P@120fps 4K@60fps and 1080P@240fps
Max bit rate 100Mbps 120Mbps
Gimbal 3-axis 3-axis
Image transmission Syncleas Ocusync 2.0
Range 9KM 10KM
Transmitter LCD Yes No
APP X-Hubsan DJI Fly
Active tracking Yes Yes
Obstacle avoidance No Yes
Optical flow sensor Yes Yes
Infrared sensor No Yes
Max flight speed Movie mode: 1m/s
Normal mode: 12m/s
Sport mode: 20m/s
Tripod Mode: 5 m/s
Normal Mode: 12 m/s
Sport Mode: 19 m/s
Wind resistance 6-level 5-level
Battery 4S/3800 mAh 3s/3500 mAh
Flight time 35 minutes 34 minutes
Price $649.99 order from Banngood $799

Bottom line

Hope that I succeeded to give you a bit of an overview for these two foldable drones. I tried to compare most important specs like camera features, flight range, and battery life. Apparently, despite that the Zino 2+ is $150 cheaper than the Air 2, it has similar or even better specs than its contender.

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