Product Comparison: Parrot Bebop 2 vs DJI Phantom 3


General Specifications
Brand
Parrot
DJI
Model
Bebop 2
Phantom 3
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Record stunning high-definition videos with this Parrot Bebop drone. Maneuver through the air for up to 25 minutes using the FreeFlight Pro app on a tablet or smartphone, and capture 1080p images with the 14-megapixel camera. A 300-meter range and built-in GPS make navigation easy, and the goggles included with this Parrot Bebop drone supply a real-time viewing experience.
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.
Key Specs
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Outdoor
Outdoor
Integrated Camera
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Maximum Flight Time
25 min.
25 min.
Wireless Range
6547 ft.
16404 ft.
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Parrot Bebop 2 Red
  • Long flight times about 21min.
  • No external gimbal to break on a hard landing. I currently use this with a wifi range extender to achieve fairly long range flights.
  • The free Android app seems to function well as does the optional Flight Plan ($20) which allows you to pre-program flights with waypoints, etc.
  • It has good size, but it is difficult to handle, the reception is not as good as a DJI, the camera is way too sensitive.
  • Awesome drone! The range isn’t that great with a phone. It’s definitely not 1.25 miles.
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.
Size & Weight
Height
2.4 in.
7.4 in.
Width
15 in.
11 in.
Depth
13 in.
11 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
2.68 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Parrot Bebop 2 Red
  • Lightweight and durable. easy to use.
  • The bebop is small and compact for easy transport to remote locations.
  • Mediocre drone,nice features light weight hey why not.
  • I love the size and all features it has!
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.
Flight
Autonomous Flight Modes
Follow user, Hover, Landing, Return to take-off point
Hover, Landing, Follow user, Return to take-off point, ATTI mode
Maximum Speed
40 mph
35 mph
Number of Rotors
4
4
Directional Controls
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight, All
What customers say about "Flight"
Parrot Bebop 2 Red
  • Flexibility to fly with smart device or with SkyController for longer range.
  • The video and picture quality are great and the speed of the drone is awesome. Have been flying it many hours so far without any problem.
  • This drone is very easy to control and I started getting the hang of it very quickly.
  • Easy to fly and very responsive with controller. And look nice.
  • Easy to navigate with controller. Works well even in windy conditions.
  • SkyController is bulky and heavy.
  • Range is okay at best, you WILL NOT get anywhere near the manufacturers advertised range. In an open field I lost reception at 1100ft.
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.
Features
Camera and Memory
Full HD camera, Internal Storage 8 GB
HD Camera, Micro SD Card 8 GB included
Landing Gear/Legs Included
Yes
Yes
Additional Accessories Included
Remote controller, Battery, Charger, Assembly Tool, 8 x Propellers
Remote controller, Battery, Charger, microSD
Intended Use
Video shooting & Entertainent
Video shooting & Entertainent
Recommended Minimum Age
14
14
Extras
Shoot 1080p HD video at 30 fps, 3-axis stabilization, Real-time, first-person view of your flight, FreeFlight Pro application
3-axis stabilization, Unique Mobile App, Ultimate Control, Automatic Flight Assistant
What customers say about "Features"
Parrot Bebop 2 Red
  • Stable and good 3 axis video stabilization.
  • Rich autonomous features with optional app purchase.
  • Cheaper parts and spares than DJI products.
  • Poor video quality with low dynamic range and low sampling.
  • Fewer accessories (backpacks) as for DJI products.
  • Image quality isn't as good as expected but is acceptable.
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.
Power
Battery Type
LiPO battery
LiPo 4S
Charging Interface(s)
USB
USB
Battery Capacity
2700 mAh
4480 mAh
Battery Voltage
15.2 V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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