JJRC H37 Elfie Selfie Drone – Review

The JJRC H37 ELFIE is a pocket-friendly selfie drone created by the notorious Chinese drone maker JJRC. It’s main highlight is its small size and foldable arms, which reminds a bit of the more expensive Zerotech Dobby drone. With this in mind, let’s get into the review!

Packaging

JJRC H37 Elfie Selfie Drone The packaging of the JJRC H37 ELFIE is rather simple, inside the white box you get the drone, a small pouch to carry it around, some spare props and gears.

Design and Build Quality

JJRC H37 Elfie Selfie Drone I must say the design of the Elfie drone is quite surprising for the price, it manages to be super tiny and still packs an on-board camera and its needed WiFi module for FPV flying. I love its small size and bendable arms which allow me to bring it anywhere and anytime I want to, without getting too much attention. As far as build quality goes, it’s rather disappointing.. The drone feels cheap and won’t probably last you a long time, mine got damage in one of my first runs and wasn’t able to fix it properly, mostly because you have to disassemble it entirely to fix a simple arm and given the fragility of the drone I knew it’d get damaged again and again, so I just left it how it is, but surprisingly it still flies fine.

Flight Experience & PerformanceJJRC H37 Elfie Selfie Drone

I must say I was really surprised by the speed the JJRC H37 ELFIE can achieve when at 100% thrust mode. It’s fast and snappy but note you still have to control it through your smartphone so that can be tricky for some people. On the good side, the WiFi FPV works rather well and there isn’t much delay, of course when you get far you’re going to see it stutter or freeze completely, it’s totally normal with WiFi connected devices.

The drone also features Altitude Hold Mode, so you’re able to control the drone very easily, once you get off the floor it’ll stay at the height you set it to, so you’ll only have to worry about moving it on the horizontal plane for the most part.  The Elfie also sports Automatic Landing via the button in the middle of the screen and it can fly for about 10 minutes with the included 500mAh battery.

Camera

Camera quality is slightly disappointing but again, I wasn’t expecting much from a portable folding drone. It’s good for an amateurish video recording session, maybe you’re out with your friends and want to record an aerial view of where you are or something you’re doing. This drone is in no way something you should use to get real good footage, it’s piloted via smartphone’s for God’s sake! Beware though, some new models can record 720p videos and they are slightly more expensive. I have the original version which only records 640 x 480 videos. Here’s some raw footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDXYsva1j-o&feature=youtu.be

Conclusion

JJRC H37 Elfie Selfie Drone For about $40, the JJRC H37 Elfie drone is definitely something worth considering. Its compact size and basic feature make it an outstanding drone for beginners with the desire of shooting aerial footage, although at very low quality. Either way, in this price range you won’t get anything decent for video production, for that, you have to spend about $100 or more and we’re talking about bigger drones that won’t fit in your pocket or backpack in most cases. So overall I suggest getting the JJRC H37 if you’re looking for something nice and fun to fly. You can get one over at Gearbest for $44.20 at the time of writing.

Here‘s the winner of our Giveaway!

JJRC H37 Elfie

JJRC H37 Elfie
7.1

Design

9/10

    Build Quality

    6/10

      Ease of use

      7/10

        Features and Performance

        7/10

          Battery

          7/10

            Pros

            • Pocket-friendly design
            • Ease of use
            • Value

            Cons

            • Easy to break
            • Low quality camera

            Pierre

            #Tech lover, PC #Gamer, #Photography Newbie, Shooter @ Tech & Fixes. Twitch / Youtube streamer - Twitter handle: @pierscorpio

            • Badelhas

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              • ATGizmos

                Hello, yes the giveaway is worldwide!

                • Badelhas

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                • Badelhas

                  So, who won?

                  Cheers

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            • Marios

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              If i win a drone, i use it in different ways like capture live news in my community and other parts of the country.

            • Abdul Rahman

              I would capture the whole area with it near my house lol

            • Stephanie Phelps

              I would give this to my husband he would love this so much!

            • Thanks for the chance

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            • Rishi Thakur

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              my husband would love a new toy. Something to keep him busy.

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            • Gul Raza

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            • cge_ingat

              if I win I’ll use it for my vlogs when I travel… thanks for a great giveaway… =)

            • Bhupendra Singh

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            • pfaftle

              I wanna send it after the kids/dog… it’d be hilarious 🙂
              Thanks for the chance!

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            • George Farago

              I will learn how to fly a drone, and take some starter aerial videos

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              Awesome Giveaway.

            • Bhupendra Singh

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            • 100% Tech

              i will use for taking best angle selfies

            • Hezel Bigornia

              It’ll be a great tool for outdoor activities with this I’ll be able to capture the other side of the world and save the breathtaking view.

            • Thunder Thief

              I’m going to make music videos for up-and-comers

            • ranju ms

              flying it for niece who run outside and watch sky whenever she hears sound of an airplane and capturing her excitement

            • Mike Flaman

              Definitely be playing with this with my kids! THanks for the chance to win!

            • lindsay bade

              I would have some fun with my kids. They would love this!

            • Carl R White

              What are you going to do with the JJRC H37?

              Keep tabs on the strippers that sunbathe nude at my pool.

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              i love travelling because my work as a call center agent is very stressful. I will use this to treasure every travel and moment with my loved ones.

            • Robyn B.

              I plan on having some fun with my kids with it.

            • Rj Verayo

              Ive been wanting this since it is out in the market because of lack of money. Ive been reading blogs and reviews that make me more to have it and try one. For fun and stress reliever.

            • Lena Panos

              im gonna take some pretty pictures and videos of the nature

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              I will take pictures of the sunset!! Thank you so much!!

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            • Aki Holopainen

              If I win this giveaway and get the drone I will use it to make money, take cool shots and make videos. And thanks for this great chance to win this drone.

            • Richard Hicks

              Use for selfies for entire family

            • Jan Epic

              Planning to use it on my holiday.

            • Bhupendra Singh

              waiting for the result..

            • Congratulations to winner’s