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Phantom 4 V2.0 (Is it the BEST DJI Phantom to Date?)

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Starting under $1500
8.6

Overall Quality

9.0/10

Ease of Flying/Stability

9.0/10

Speed/Agility

8.0/10

Durability

8.0/10

Value

8.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Camera

9.0/10

Pros/Cons

  • PROS:
  • Top of the Line Camera
  • Superb flight modes
  • Quieter than V1.0
  • CONS:
  • Minimal upgrade from V1.0

Specs

  • Flight Time: 30 Minutes
  • Range: 7000 meters (4.3 miles)
  • Max Speed: 44 mph
  • Camera: 4K@60fps 20 MP

DJI has finally released the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2.0. Yes, it is the most advanced and best Phantom that DJI has created. However, it is not a huge upgrade over the first version of the Phantom 4 Pro. If you are looking for the best, then the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is the drone for you. If you already have a Phantom 4 Pro then we’d suggest ordering the new style props and wait for the Phantom 5.

The Phantom 4 Pro V2 isn’t a complete overhaul of the top of the line DJI drone. It is a small upgrade. The two biggest changes are that it is quieter and now utilizes OccuSync technology instead of Lightbridge. One thing is for sure, it’s looking like we are going to be waiting a little bit longer for the Phantom 5. That isn’t meant to be a knock on the Phantom 4 Pro V2. The original Phantom 4 Pro was already an awesome machine. This is simply a small upgrade.

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro Version 2.0 looks very similar to the original with the exception of the tipped propellers.

The leaked image of a Phantom drone with new props.

What is the Phantom 4 V2?

No, there isn’t a new camera or interchangeable lenses. Sure it isn’t the Phantom 5, but that doesn’t mean that the Version 2 doesn’t have some important upgrades for professional pilots.

Phantom 4 V2.0 Prop as Bill Murray's Mustache

The V2.0 Prop is very Mustache-esque

  • Better Props: This is pretty obvious, the picture tells us everything we need to know. Just like the release of the Mavic Pro Platinum, DJI is upgrading the propellers on the Phantom 4 V2 for more thrust, more efficiency, and less annoying noise. These props look a little funny, but we expect 4 dB of noise reduction during hover, just from the props. This is something we would recommend getting for your Phantom 4 if you already have some. You can order your own set of V2.0 props here.
Half Chrome Phantom Prop rendering

Our own rendering of the V.0 Prop in Obsidian Black

 

  • Upgraded remote: The new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has an improved remote transmitter that allows it to integrate the OccuSync system. It also includes a high resolution 5.5″ LCD screen like the Phantom 4 Pro+. You’ll pay a premium to pick up this remote with the built in screen, but you won’t have to worry about the app or setting up your smartphone.

    Phantom 4 V2.0

    The new upgraded remote features an LCD screen and OccuSync technology

  • .Better Video Transmission Over Longer Range: The remote looks to have changed so we expect a longer range bird. The Occusync system is an improvement for sure and now you can even connect the remote to the DJI Goggles RE wirelessly. If you haven’t tried these goggles you should they give you an entirely new perspective on flying. Learn more about the goggles here.
Latest goggles from DJI

Goggles RE support 360° Viewing and give an awesome FPV experience.

  • Speed Improvement: The Phantom 4 V2 should be more powerful than the original. If the new propellers are more efficient it would be feasible to assume they will generate more thrust. We showed that the Platinum props alone make the Mavic Pro 7% more powerful! With that kind of extra boost, DJI could choose to up the speed limits on the P4. While DJI hasn’t stated an increase in speed we are eager to thrust test them so we can know for sure.

Order the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2 from DJI HERE


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Half Chrome • August 3, 2018


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