DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0Starting under $1500
Ease of Flying/Stability9.0/10
- Top of the Line Camera
- Superb flight modes
- Quieter than V1.0
- Minimal upgrade from V1.0
- Flight Time: 30 Minutes
- Range: 7000 meters (4.3 miles)
- Max Speed: 44 mph
- Camera: 4K@60fps 20 MP
DJI has started producing the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2.0 again. Yes, it is the most advanced and best Phantom that DJI has created. It is absolutely the best drone out there if you plan on doing mapping. Is it 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 but should you upgrade your Phantom 4 Pro or your Mavic 2 Pro? Let’s take a closer look.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
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.
What is the Phantom 4 Pro 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- .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.
- 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.
Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
What about the Mavic 2 Pro? It also has a fantastic camera and a 1″ sensor. The Mavic 2 Pro is easily more portable and has a similarly outfitted camera. For most people the Mavic 2 Pro might be a better choice. It is an excellent drone and takes great pictures. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 does however have it beat when it comes to both mapping and video. The processor on the Mavic 2 Pro struggles with 4K video and the Phantom 4 Pro does not. Overall they are both spectacular options but the Phantom 4 Pro has the slightly better camera.
|Order the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2 from DJI HERE
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