When comparing Hexo+ vs DJI Spark, the Slant community recommends DJI Spark for most people. In the question“What are the best follow drones?” DJI Spark is ranked 5th while Hexo+ is ranked 13th.
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It can be folded up and transported inside a backpack.
Can go up to 45 mph while tracking a subject. It won't lag behind you if you don't go over this speed.
Pro Easy to use
The Hexo+ has virtually no learning curve: you don't pilot it, it flies automatically.
Pro Includes high-end smart features
It's easy to learn how to control the Spark, since it has simple controls. It also has an automatic stabilization system and anti-collision sensors that help prevent impact that can cause permanent damage.
Pro Great image quality for the price
Pro Controllable with gestures
This drone can be controlled via physical gestures, which can be especially useful for beginners, since it provides an intuitive way of controlling flight.
Con GoPro isn't powered or wired
When you install a camera in the Hexo+, it doesn't receive any commands or power from the drone. You need to start recording on the ground and check you camera battery level before flying.
Con Lacks manual controls
You can't control this drone manually, you can only "direct" it.
Con High price
999$ Is a bit too much for most users, especially when compared to the prices of other drones.
Con Camera not included
Although it comes with a gimbal, the camera is not included.
Con Camera is not of professional quality
The Spark's camera can't be compared to the cameras of more advanced drones. For example, it's not 4K and it only has 12MP.
Con 2 axis gimbal
The Spark's gimbal only has 2 axis, unlike those with 3 axis of high-end drones.
Con Doesn’t come with a remote by default
The Spark doesn't come with a remote by default. If you get the more basic version, you have to control the drone via an app installed on your smartphone or tablet. If bought separately, the remote costs $149. Getting the Spark's "Fly More" Combo, which includes the remote, among other accessories, costs $699.
Con Short flight time
This drone's maximum flight time is 16 minutes, which can feel quite short.