Product Comparison: DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

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General Specifications
Mavic Air
Mavic Pro Platinum
About the Product
A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.
Take flight with this Mavic Pro Platinum drone, and experience clear, quiet video transmission with 60-percent reduced noise power. The compact design of this drone is easy to carry, and FOS ESC drivers stabilize your flight. Boasting a 30-minute flight time and onboard 4K camera, this Mavic Pro Platinum drone is made for aerial exploration.
Key Specs
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Integrated Camera
Integrated GPS
Maximum Flight Time
21 min.
30 min.
Wireless Range
262 ft.
22966 ft.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • On the good side: the aircraft, gimbal and camera are all really good in high wind, and the resolution is very acceptable though not as good as the Phantom 4 Advanced or Pro.
  • Compared to a spark: this thing is smaller when folded up, has a much better camera, and longer flight time.
  • Otherwise, the combo offers best value, especially when you consider how small the actual flight time is for this little beast.
  • The battery lasts what you'd expect for a drone of this size and caliber, and, despite crashing a couple times, it has held up very well.
  • However 21 minutes with the size of the battery is impressive. Just the sheer fact that I can carry this in a small soccer bag and still have room for plenty of other gear makes it all the worth.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
  • Incredibly stable, even indoors! You could cut someone's hair with this drone (don't do this).
  • Amazing range. Got to ~1 mile with a good number of trees in the way before video started to flake out, 2 miles over open water without any issues. Yet to do a full range test.
  • Battery lasts a long time- about 25 min. in real world conditions.
  • Battery life is still not great, about 25-30 minutes. It's on par with the rest of the drone market though. Camera does not perform as well in low lighting as Phantom 4.
Size & Weight
3.26 in.
3.26 in.
6.6 in.
7.8 in.
7.2 in.
3.26 in.
0.95 lbs.
1.62 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • Great little drone. I have a few DJI and this one is worth it’s weight in gold.
  • I've owned the Phantom 1-4, the Inspire, and the Mavic Pro. That being said, the Mavic Air is probably the best drone I've owned so far. Although I'm not going to get the same quality that I would on the Inspire, the size factor is a big plus.
  • Seasoned pilots may also want it because of its capability and size. I have only had this, my first drone, for 30 days.
  • The controller design and the size of the drone are awsome. It is very easy to travel with this drone compared to my old one.
  • It's compact size, features and the carrying bag included with the fly more combo are awesome.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
  • TINY! I can literally put this in my jacket pocket.
  • It folds up to the size of a water bottle. You can put in your backpack and take it out at a moment notice without anyone spotting that you have a drone in the first place.
  • Supper light nothing made of cheap plastic.
  • Foldable, easy to carry around with you everywhere you travel.
  • It's small and light, the chances of damaging it are higher. Not that its' fragile, but I assume when you're paying that much you will be treated as it needs to be.
Autonomous Flight Modes
P-mode (positioning), S-mode (sport), ATTI mode, Return to Home, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Rocket, Boomerang, Asteroid
Follow user, Hover, Landing, Low battery auto-landing, Return to take-off point, Waypoint navigation
Maximum Speed
42.5 mph
40 mph
Number of Rotors
Directional Controls
Forward, Backward, Rotate left, Rotate right, Up, Down, Left, Right
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight, All
What customers say about "Flight"
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • The biggest thing is that if you let go of the controls, the drone hovers in seconds.
  • The intelligent flight modes make getting great cinematic shots a breeze.
  • Flight is amazing, the ability to fly it while watching the video or by looking at it is amazing. The GPS built in allows you to hover it about anywhere.
  • Everything looks pretty good, first couple flights went off flawlessly.
  • The control systems in the drone are excellent. This is a good entry point for me as it is small enough to take anywhere and I can learn to use a drone and expect good video and stills.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
  • Almost zero setup! You can stop and be flying in about a minute.
  • Maximum speed 40 mph. Its awesome.
  • You can tap on a location and it'll fly there, avoid any obstacle that comes its way, as well as you can make it follow you.
  • Very easy to learn to fly it. You can even just apply the option on letting the drone fly itself.
  • One touch option and it'll hover in front of you.
  • The controller only displays right now the telemetry data. This will be your altitude, orientation, speed, distance, etc.
  • Without the remote, there is a dramatic loss in speed and distance.
Camera and Memory
12MP photo, Internal Storage 8 GB
4K camera, Support memory card
Landing Gear/Legs Included
Additional Accessories Included
Remote controller, Battery, Charger
Remote controller, Battery, Charger, Cables, Extra propellers, Gimbal cover, microSD
Intended Use
Professional video shooting & Entertainment
Video shooting & Entertainent
Recommended Minimum Age
LED light, 32 MP Sphere Panoramas, Foldable & Portable, 3-Axis Gimbal & 4K Camera, 3-Directional Environment Sensing, SmartCapture, Slow-Motion Video, Foldable Remote Controller
Enhanced sound reduction, Supports 4K video at 30fps, Control the drone from up to 22966' away, OcuSync transmission technology, Fly by phone, Safe flight
What customers say about "Features"
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • The camera quality being 4K 30fps or 2.7k 60fps is absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend this drone to anyone looking to get a great drone to travel with.
  • So far ive only recorded video at 4k; expect some stutter in most of your videos. Overall this thing is a beast. Cant believe I can buy something this awesome for this price and convenience.
  • Amazing photos, amazing videos, range is great. Works amazing in rural areas, being closer to the city can break up signal a little but that's expected.
  • The wide angle lens does a great job of capturing landscape shots, and it takes clear, high quality stills and video.
  • It's so damn small and portable! And the 100mbps and slow motion features are a plus as well.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
  • 4K video at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps is what you'll expect (I also have slow motion and you can reduce the pixel quality if you wish).
  • The drone has the option to 1080p live stream your videos online using the app.
  • Drone remote control is going to be a lifesaver when you use this as it adjusts to almost any smartphone out there. It also stretches the distance you can fly with.
  • World map option allows you to tack where the drone is when you can't see it (This helped me out so much).
  • Remote phone clamps cover phone sensors and buttons (OPINION: get a aftermarket phone holder).
  • The camera will not focus automatically without you touching your smartphone screen to the location. Unfortunate if you only have the remote or if your phone is running low on battery.
Battery Type
LiPo 3S
Charging Interface(s)
Battery Capacity
2375 mAh
3830 mAh
Battery Voltage
11.55 V
11.4 V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1099 $

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