After the Syma X5c quadcopter (review here), its bigger brother arrived, Syma X8W. Before I start testing and writing the full review, I prepared short unboxing video for you.

As you can see in the photos, Syma X8W arrived in orange which means it’s gonna be well visible. It’s a basic model, which will be especially appreciated by beginners or children. For more advanced users, X8W hasn’t got much to offer.

Package contents:

  • Syma X8w drone
  • transmitter
  • HD camera
  • battery
  • charger
  • smartphone holder
  • 2x set of propellers
  • propeller protectors
  • manual
  • screwdriver, screws

The quadcopter is ready to take off. We just need to attach the appropriate propellers on appropriate arms, charge up the battery and head to the first flight. Don’t expect any technological miracles. It’s a basic drone, offering FPV transmission via Wi-Fi. The app is free to download after scanning the QR code located on the box or in the manual.


  • weight: 1025 g
  • dimensions: 50,2 x 50,2 x 19,1 cm
  • camera: 2 MPx
  • FPV: yes, via Wi-Fi
  • battery: 7,4 V, 2000 mAh
  • battery life: 7 minutes
  • range: up to 150 meters
  • material: plastic
  • other: propeller protectors

The Syma X8w drone has been lent to us by Thank you.