Product Comparison: DJI Mavic Pro vs DJI Phantom 3 Pro


General Specifications
Brand
DJI
DJI
Model
Mavic Pro
Phantom 3 Pro
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 4.3mi (7km) *range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, are at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger.
DJI's Phantom series have become a benchmark for consumer drones -- or quadcopters, if you prefer -- thanks to their simple setup, ease of flying and relatively low price. The current king of the lineup, the Phantom 3 Professional, raises the bar even higher with the addition of 4K video recording from its stabilised camera.
Key Specs
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Outdoor
Outdoor
Integrated Camera
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Maximum Flight Time
27 min.
23 min.
Wireless Range
262 ft.
3280 ft.
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • He tried the sport mode and flew it at 62 MPH!!!!!!! by GPS. All of the features work so very well-object tracking, Terrain follow, return to home, object avoidance-EVERY feature works so very perfectly!
  • The stability and safety offered by the combination of GPS and optical sensors is extremely impressive. Range is dumbfounding. 20+ minute flight time with a live high quality video feed to my docked cell phone is incredible.
  • 27 min battery life is standard and decent. Always worth buying a backup so you can extend your flight times for more fun
  • I also recommend the Fly More combo as battery life is 15-20 min of flight time. It just feels very short and spare batteries are very welcome. Spare rotors are also a welcome addition.
  • This aircraft is well-made, but the software that controls it will let you down about 1 time in 7 flights, by my estimate.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
  • The Pro is definitely the way to go over the Standard because it uses GLONAS GPS (connencts to Russian/American Satellites).
  • You also get longer range (rated 1.2 miles vs .5 mile on standard).
  • Super easy setup, massively long range, a sleek design.
  • Wow! With a flight time of around 18 minutes, they've thought of almost everything. I've flown this in all of the modes to include ATTI, GPS, and the Waypoint features.
  • The GPS seems to be accurate usually within 5ft, but can go as far as 10ft away.
Size & Weight
Height
3.26 in.
7.4 in.
Width
7.8 in.
11 in.
Depth
3.26 in.
11 in.
Weight
1.62 lbs.
2.82 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • I love the size and portability but gave it a medium rating because I can not truly evaluate it.
  • This pocket size wonder does everything the big drones do, but it also fits in a small shoebox.
  • What are you waiting for? This is an awesome portable drone. Fit everything you need to fly in a bag the size of your lunch box!.
  • The reason I purchased this was in the size and run times.
  • 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.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
  • Drone size is small and easily maneuverable.
  • The size of the Phantom 3 Pro also has its advantage. I really hope I get a lot of use out of this, especially with the drone laws may get stricter.
  • I'm a little worried about the durability of the gimbal apparatus. It seems a bit fragile, and anything fragile on a drone is bound to be trouble someday.
  • Really wish it could become more compact for travel, needs its own carryon size case
Flight
Autonomous Flight Modes
P-mode (positioning), S-mode (sport), Return to Home
Follow user, Hover, Landing, Return to take-off point, 360° flips
Maximum Speed
40 mph
35 mph
Number of Rotors
4
4
Directional Controls
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Rotate left, Rotate right
All, Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight
What customers say about "Flight"
DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • Front-facing obstacle avoidance sensors, so it doesn't smash into something going forwards (it can going backwards).
  • The flights were solid and the camera steady.
  • The intelligent flight modes make it a breeze to fly even for the uncoordinated such as myself.
  • The flight options are excellent, from the intelligent modes to the sport mode and even just the standard flight mode is a great tool for photographers and videographers.
  • Awesome drone! It was loud and easy to fly. It did take a bit of learning to control the camera while flying though. I also wish that the shoulder bag didn’t feel like it was crushing the drone or about to break off the controller sticks.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
  • Almost everything is adjustable (Speed, tracking, tilting).
  • STABILITY! Unlike the anti-shake features with other competitors, DJI's stabilization is better because it is hardware based.
  • CONTROL! Remote control / joystick capabilities is much better than touch screen controls.
  • Very responsive controls. Hovers in place well even with high winds.
  • The return to home functionality is really cool, press and hold the button, and it will fly back home (while making beeping sounds which really set the mood).
  • It is not as fast and doesn't have frontal avoidance thing (but you can live without them). If you really want to go fast, then you might want to try a racing copter. The phantoms are for photography.
Features
Camera and Memory
12.35MP camera, Support memory card
4K camera, Support memory card
Landing Gear/Legs Included
Yes
Yes
Additional Accessories Included
Battery Charger, Remote controller, Battery, 16GB microSD, Propeller pairs x3
Remote controller, Charger, Battery, Power Cable, Gimbal Clamp, Vibration Absorbers, Landing Pads, 16GB microSD
Intended Use
Professional video shooting & Entertainment
Video shooting & Entertainent
Recommended Minimum Age
18
14
Extras
Foldable & Portable, Foldable Remote Controller, FlightAutonomy, 4K Stabilized Camera, Flight Performance, OcuSync Transmission System, DJI Goggles
Ultimate Control, Unique Mobile App, Vision Positioning, Epic Aerial Video, Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p
What customers say about "Features"
DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller
  • Tracking feature is really cool. Previously had to purchase Litchi for this kind of thing, but it's all embedded into it now.
  • Gimbal works great. You can also cheat and use it as a steadycam for normal ground / holding it shooting.
  • This drone is NOT a toy. It is a very professional machine designed to offer even the new flyer HUGE and very usable features that are very easy to master.
  • As mentioned there are exceptions and flying over water is one of them and should only be done with great care. Many of the safety features will not help, especially when launched above water.
  • This is such a fun drone to fly around / record videos with but when I was testing out new features it crashed into a small sign and fell 10ft down.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
  • 4K video and full Hd video are very nice, and with a little bit of editing it will look amazing. RAW photos are welcomed.
  • Gimbal is awesome. Quite impressive, yes.
  • Camera is impressive at 4K and it's wide lens.
  • It uses LightBridge technology to display back to your monitor as opposed to slower standard WIFI technology.
  • DJI app has an arsenal of functions allowing the user to highly customize the operation of the aircraft and controls.
  • Propellers are self tightening, but you have to screw them on. New ones are twist and lock, so they are safer (supposedly) and faster to attach, but I see that as a luxury, more than a need, not really a con.
  • Needs separate ND filters to shoot video during normal daylight.
  • Comes with an SD card that is not recommended for what the camera is designed to do.
Power
Battery Type
LiPo 3S
LiPo 4S
Charging Interface(s)
USB
USB
Battery Capacity
3830 mAh
4480 mAh
Battery Voltage
11.4 V
15.2 V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
MSRP
999.00 $
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