Shopping Cart

DJI Mavic PRO vs DJI Phantom 4 PRO

14 July, 2017 | The Sphere Drones Blog


DJI Mavic PRO vs DJI Phantom 4 PRO

When the Mavic Pro was announced it really was a massive step forward in drone technology. The Phantom 4 Pro also still a big competitor as the qualities it possesses are just as revolutionary. The biggest and most obvious difference between the two is of course the size. The Mavic was pitched by DJI to be able to fit into your pocket making it easier for travellers to capture their journeys.

DJI Mavic PRO vs DJI Phantom 4 PRO

One of the main differences between the two would be the camera. The Mavic's camera has a smaller FOV which allows it to focus as close as 0.5m as well as being able to rotate 90° for portrait shots and even a cheeky selfie. While the Phantom 4 Pro has a larger FOV making it better for landscape images.

The last major difference would be the remote controllers. The Phantom 4 Pro controller is the same as the past remotes in the Phantom series as you must connect your smartphone or tablet as well as having a few small differences. The Mavic controller's have an inbuilt LCD screen that allows you to view some more of the information from your smartphone about the aircraft as well as acting as a guide to notify you of obstacles and low power.

DJI Mavic PRO vs DJI Phantom 4 PRO

In the table below you can find some more differences and similarities of the two drones:

Shoots in 4K Shoots in 4K
Max Flight Time: 27mins Max Flight Time: 30mins
3 axis Gimbal (pitch-roll-yaw) 3 axis Gimbal (pitch-roll-yaw)
Max Speed: 65km/h Max Speed: 72km/h
Weight: 734g Weight: 1388g
Max Flight Distance: 13km Max Flight Distance: 7km
Price: $1699 Price: $2599
TapFly & Active Track features
Dual Remote capabilities 
Ability to connect to DJI Goggles
1/2.3inch sensor 1inch sensor
New OcuSync Transmission System of range of 1080p resolution
Ability to rotate camera 90°


As you can tell they both put up a good fight and will complete the task at hand. It all comes down to the nitty gritty specifications as well as the size. The Phantom 4 Pro is definitely made for professionals while the Mavic is extremely easy to use while still upholding professional features.

Let us know what you think of the two?

If you have any further questions or queries give us a call or email us and one of our specialists will be in contact soon.

Get the latest in your inbox