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The top 10 drones you can control with your smartphone

The latest drones can be flown via smartphones, using apps and mobile screens as camera receivers

|Nov 6|magazine1 min read

The ultimate gadget gift for tech fans, the latest drones are fun to fly and enable users to capture impressive film footage and stills – all through their smartphones or tablets. While most models still come with a dedicated remote controller to navigate the skies, the latest units can also connect straight into your smartphone, making your device the flight navigator. This can reduce the overall cost of the unit or enable manufacturers to add better tech to the actual drones rather than the controller. 

Most new drone models need nothing more than a good WiFi or Bluetooth connection to be paired with your smartphone. We look at the top 10 models on the market.