Holy Stone Sirius HS900 review – does the DJI Mini 3 have some serious competition?

The Holy Stone Sirius HS900 is a sub-250g drone with some impressive features for the price

HS900 drone in flight for HS900 review with clouds behind
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Holy Stone Sirius HS900 firmly cements itself within the mid-range of the popular sub-250g drone category, offering features and functionality not available in direct competitor models. Image quality for photos and videos is also very good, but not perfect, so hopefully the minor issues will be fixed with a future firmware update. But all in all, a great little drone for beginners and intermediate drone pilots on a budget.


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    Solid flight performance

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    Impressive features

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    Manual control of the camera


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    No obstacle avoidance

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    White balance needs work

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    No histogram for camera exposure

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Saying that drones are constantly improving has become something of a cliché, not least because this is part of the natural progression of any type of popular device. But for Holy Stone, the release of the Holy Stone Sirius HS900 marks a significant improvement in flight performance, image quality and features.

The Holy Stone Sirius HS900 is a sub-250g model, so it sits within the most popular and, indeed, competitive drone category. This puts it up against the likes of the best drone available here, including the DJI Mini 4 Pro, but as a mid-range option, its direct competitors are more realistically the Potensic Atom, Autel EVO Nano+ and the DJI Mini 3.

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Weight249 g / 8.7 oz
Dimensions folded5.63 x 3.26 x 2.44 in / 143 × 82.8 × 62 mm
Dimensions unfolded 6.59 x 8.57 x 2.44 in / 167.4 x 217.8 x 62 mm
Camera 1/2.3 in 48MP CMOS sensor / fixed focus f/2.6 lens
StillsJPEG and Raw (Raw is 'to come')
BatteryUp to 30 mins (2250 mAh Li-ion)
Charger typeUSB-C cable
ModesStable, Normal, Sport
Video transmission range1.86 miles / 3 km
Max resolution4K@30fps / 1080@60fps
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FeaturesImpressive set of features for a drone in this class and at this price.★★★★☆
DesignA standard folding design and a good overall build quality★★★★☆
PerformanceFlies well, decent features on offer and good image quality★★★★☆
ValueFor the price, the features on offer alongside flight performance make the HS900 good value for money★★★★★

The Potensic Atom is similar to the HS900 in many ways and costs roughly the same amount, providing beginner pilots with two great options to choose from.


The DJI Mini 3 is a far superior drone but with similar features. The advantage of this model is much better image quality and solid all-round performance, but this comes at a higher cost.

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James Abbott

James Abbott is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Cambridge. He’s also an experienced photography journalist specializing in camera skills and Photoshop techniques. He is also a CAA-approved drone pilot and professional aerial photographer.