Price update: Xiaomi FIMI A3 FPV drone with 1080p camera for $267.69

Hey, guys! Just a heads up: The linked offer is already a bit older and the price of the gadget might have changed or it might not be available anymore.

The FIMI A3 offers a similar setup on paper as the DJI Spark, but at a price of less than $300. Reason enough to have a look at the drone.

Xiaomi FIMI A3 drone

ModelFIMI A3
Dimensions285 x 229 x 69 mm
Weight560 g (with battery)
Battery2000 mAh LiPo

<25 minutes flight time

CameraResolution: 8 MP
Video resolution: FullHD (1920 x 1080p) @30fps

In addition to cameras and gimbals, FIMI mainly sells drones. On their own homepage they present themselves as subsidiary Xiaomis and list the development of Mi Drone and Mijia Actioncam as milestones of the company. The company sees itself as an absolute part of the Xiaomi ecosystem, which is why we speak of a Xiaomi product here despite the fact that the name is different.

Details of the FIMI A3

At first glance, the price makes the drone particularly interesting. A camera with Full HD @ 30 fps is Spark level, as is the 2-axis gimbal. FIMI speaks of a “mixed 3-axis gimbal“; a combination of a mechanical 2-axis gimbal and an electronic 3-axis gimbal. In addition, there is a powerful rechargeable battery, which is supposed to bring the drone to a flight time of up to 25 minutes in spite of the higher weight of over 500 g. The gimbal’s design is based on the same design as the drone’s predecessor. The drone uses GPS and its Russian counterpart GLONASS to determine its position.

Xiaomi FIMI A3 drone FPV glasses
The A3 also supports FPV glasses.

On the outside, the drone is only slightly reminiscent of its unofficial predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Drone. Unlike the Spark and Mavic Pro, however, the arms cannot be folded, making the drone less suitable for carrying in a bag or rucksack.

Xiaomi FIMI A3 Drone Camera Details
The camera details on the manufacturer’s website.

Another difference to the DJI models (and also the Mi Drone) is the remote control, which has a built-in display. Unlike DJI, you don’t need a smartphone with an app installed. The range should be 1000 m; since the drone can no longer be seen from a distance of 300-500 meters, this is more than sufficient.

Xiaomi FIMI A3 drone remote control


The FIMI A3 is most likely to be seen as an alternative to the Spark. On the other hand it offers a better price and above all a much longer flight time. But first reports have to show how well the FIMI performs in practice; DJI has a lead of more than one year.

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Comments (5)

  • Profile picture from valkyrie
    # 03.10.19 um 05:48


    I'm confused, the Fimi X3 has been out for a long time. Has something changed with it?

    • Profile picture from Maike
      # 04.10.19 um 13:16

      Maike CG team

      @valkyrie it was actually just a price update, but we forgot to tag the article accordingly. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Profile picture from David Pedigo
    # 15.10.19 um 04:17

    David Pedigo

    Does it have obstacle avoidance ? Or steady Hoover? Follow me? One button take off and landing? Return home? Waypoint?

    • Profile picture from justjarhead
      # 19.01.23 um 15:48


      I have not flown my FIMI A3 recently but to answer your questions here are some answers.
      Obstacle Avoidance- No
      Steady Hover- Yes because of GPS or Glownass.
      Follow me-Yes
      Auto Take off and Landing via controller- Yes
      Return to Home – Yes if you lose connection or if you request using controller.
      Orbit Flight – Yes
      Selfie Mode- Yes
      Headless Mode – Yes
      Fixed Wing Mode – Yes
      Waypoints – No
      Cinematic Mode – Yes
      Sport Mode- Yes
      Altitude Hold – Yes
      Flight Velocity Max in Windless condition= 18 m/sec
      You can set max altitude, Flight Distance and RTH height
      You can set the camera settings, Gimbal and Flight Modes.

  • Profile picture from Guest
    # 18.06.23 um 16:59


    Drone are awesome I have a dji spark but my sister crashed it for me now I made her pay 450$ for my drone now I'm gonna buy de drone en China gadgets please send mi a drone so I cut sponsor your brands on YouTube I have 10k sub and for every 1k I g
    I get iget 2000

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