Product Comparison: DJI Phantom 3 vs DJI Phantom 3 Pro


General Specifications
Brand
DJI
DJI
Model
Phantom 3
Phantom 3 Pro
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Phantom 3 drone is undoubtedly one of the best creations from the brand called DJI. For those of you who are new to the world of drones, DJI is one of the most popular names whenever we talk about quadcopters. With a series of efficient drones leading up to the Phantom 3, this is an intelligent drone that works best for beginners and experts alike.
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
25 min.
23 min.
Wireless Range
16404 ft.
3280 ft.
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • GPS - The GPS flying keeps it stead and I love the return to home feature.
  • Battery Charges fast - A dead battery will be ready to fly in a little over an hour.
  • The Standard will be just fine for most situations. The range has been perfect for me and the quality of video is more than enough for my needs.
  • Short battery life/usually get 13-15 minutes on a fully charged battery dependent on flight route and weather conditions.
  • This drone has a very short range, around 1500-2000 feet. This seems like a lot but in practice it is limited.
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
7.4 in.
7.4 in.
Width
11 in.
11 in.
Depth
11 in.
11 in.
Weight
2.68 lbs.
2.82 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • It is fairy light. The weight of a filled coke bottle or so. When I carry it around I can stick my arm through the leg handles as if it were a weird plastic handbag.
  • Awesome build,nice sturdy and not to heavy.
  • Its small not bulky and easy to use.
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
Hover, Landing, Follow user, Return to take-off point, ATTI mode
Follow user, Hover, Landing, Return to take-off point, 360° flips
Maximum Speed
35 mph
35 mph
Number of Rotors
4
4
Directional Controls
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight, All
All, Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight
What customers say about "Flight"
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • The P3 is very stable, provided you have a clean GPS lock and aren't flying in heavy winds.
  • Return to Home - The fact that when you're in GPS flying mode it knows to come back home if you drive it to far was a huge plus to me.
  • Drone will fly home when it loses signal or if battery is too low.
  • Superb GPS lock/hovers in place until you move it.
  • It is awesome! Great stability, amazing control. Just understand the range is very much reduced compared to the Advanced model. If range is anything of concern to you, spend the extra couple bux and get the advanced.
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
HD Camera, Micro SD Card 8 GB included
4K camera, Support memory card
Landing Gear/Legs Included
Yes
Yes
Additional Accessories Included
Remote controller, Battery, Charger, microSD
Remote controller, Charger, Battery, Power Cable, Gimbal Clamp, Vibration Absorbers, Landing Pads, 16GB microSD
Intended Use
Video shooting & Entertainent
Video shooting & Entertainent
Recommended Minimum Age
14
14
Extras
3-axis stabilization, Unique Mobile App, Ultimate Control, Automatic Flight Assistant
Ultimate Control, Unique Mobile App, Vision Positioning, Epic Aerial Video, Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p
What customers say about "Features"
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • Shoots excellent video. The unit records in both 1080P and 2.7K with multiple framerate options.
  • Flexible in the sense that you can add mods/accessories if you feel the need to.
  • Intuitive and well designed mobile app/flight simulator is an amazing feature and very life like.
  • Remote. The transmitter that comes with this model is rather cheap looking. The P3 models come with a nice looking/operational transmitter. However, you can easily add the tablet/phone extender to this for $10.
  • Crappy instructions - Their how to videos shows you advance stuff but for a beginner like me I had to find people on youtube that made better videos.
  • Not a very well designed controller and phone/tablet clamp.
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 4S
LiPo 4S
Charging Interface(s)
USB
USB
Battery Capacity
4480 mAh
4480 mAh
Battery Voltage
15.2 V
15.2 V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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