The best DJI drone alternatives just hit their lowest-ever prices ahead of Black Friday

The Autel Evo Lite+ drone on a blue background
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If you're on the hunt for a Black Friday drone deal, our favorite DJI drone alternatives, Autel's Evo series, have just plummeted to their lowest-ever prices in a wave of impressive early Black Friday discounts that deliver price cuts of up to 35% at Best Buy and other retailers.

These deals drastically reduce the prices on the Autel Evo Lite+, which we gave a rare five-star rating in our review, and the smaller and more affordable Autel Evo Nano+ drone.

Given how highly we rate both drones, they're likely to be among the best Black Friday deals we see this year. The Autel Evo Lite+ is a great alternative to the DJI Air 2S, thanks to its 1-inch 20MP sensor, 40-minute flight time and adjustable aperture. 

If you're looking for a more beginner-friendly drone, though, the Autel Evo Nano+ represents fine value at its cheapest-ever price of $659 (for the standard bundle), down from $949 at Adorama, while you can get the premium bundle, which includes extras like spare batteries and a multi-charger, for $709 at Best Buy, down from $1,099 at Best Buy. (Not in the US? You'll find today's best drone deals where you are further down the page.)

Black Friday drone deals

Autel Evo Nano+ Standard Package: was

Autel Evo Nano+ Standard Package: was $949 now $659 at Adorama
The Evo Nano+ earned four stars in our review, and it's never been cheaper than this 30% off deal. Despite weighing under 250g, it squeezes in a larger sensor than the DJI Mini 2 and also includes obstacle avoidance sensors. Whether you want to shoot 4K/30p video or 48MP stills, it's one of our best beginner drones, and a great choice – particularly at this price.

Autel Evo Nano+ Premium Bundle: was

Autel Evo Nano+ Premium Bundle: was $1,099 now $709 at Best Buy
This new-low price for Autel's mini drone, which earned four stars in our review, makes it a real bargain. A brilliant drone for beginners, it packs a large 1/1.28-inch sensor, 4K video skills and obstacle avoidance sensors into a compelling, sub-250g package. This Premium Bundle also includes two spare batteries, a multi-charger and a carry case among other handy accessories.

Autel Evo Lite+ Standard Package: was

Autel Evo Lite+ Standard Package: was $1,549 now $1,079 at Adorama
The Evo Lite+ is one of the world's best drones, with its performance garnering it a rare five-star award in our review. And this is the lowest-ever price for cheapest its Standard Package, which includes a remote controller and all the accessories you need. So if you need a drone with a 1-inch 20MP sensor, 40-minute battery life and DJI-matching performance, we'd suggest snapping up this superb deal.

Autel Evo Lite+ Premium Package: was

Autel Evo Lite+ Premium Package: was $1,849 now $1,199 at Best Buy
We awarded the Evo Lite+ a rare five-star award in our review, which makes this 35% off deal a rare opportunity to get one of the best drones around for an absolute bargain price tag. It's a superb all-rounder, thanks to its impressive 1-inch 20MP sensor to its 40-minute battery life and useful adjustable aperture. If you're not a DJI fan, this will likely be Black Friday's best drone deal.

We rate the Autel Evo Lite+ as one of the best drones you can buy. Our full review concluded that "with a significantly longer flight time than its DJI rivals and a camera with an adjustable aperture, this is an enticing option for those who find the Mavic 3 too expensive to consider".

Our review's only main issue with its smaller sibling, the Autel Evo Nano+, was that it wasn't cheaper at the time of testing. That's now been solved with this Black Friday deal, which gives you a sub-250g drone with a relatively large 1/1.28-inch sensor with a bright f/1.9 lens, collision detection sensors and what we hailed as "stunning video and stills" in our review, making this one of the best beginner drones you can buy.

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Mark Wilson
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