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DJI Phantom 4

We have collected and analyzed 32 expert reviews and 106 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 94/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Aug 29, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 6359 reviews from other Drones. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Mar 21, 2019.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for DJI Phantom 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of DJI Phantom 4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DJI Phantom 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of DJI Phantom 4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

DJI Phantom 4 review: Automatic flying for the people

 

DJI's top consumer drone is smart enough to practically fly itself while you concentrate on getting awesome aerial shots. But maybe that's not such a good thing.

The DJI Phantom 4 is a very polished drone compared to its competition, and for those who've flown a quad before, you'll have no trouble getting started with this one. The new Sport mode lets you get to your location faster or just have some fun. Its...

The Obstacle Sensing System only sees things in front of the drone. You still need a tablet or phone ready to go along with the controller and drone battery. Extra batteries are expensive. Landing gear and camera are fixed to the body, so you can't...

Yep, it's not cheap, but DJI has made one of the smartest drones available with the Phantom 4.

Apr, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

DJI Phantom 4

 

The latest version of DJI's top-end consumer drone, the Phantom 4, improves on its predecessor in many ways. It's the best consumer drone on the market, and it's priced accordingly.

Easy to fly. Extremely stable. Obstacle avoidance. Incredible operating range with 720p Live View. Return-to-home and other safety features. Automated flight modes. High-speed Sport mode. Smooth 4K video capture. 20mm wide-angle lens. Subject...

Pricey. True mission planning requires third-party app.

Conclusions The Phantom 4 is the best consumer drone that DJI has released to date. It takes everything we loved about the Phantom 3 Professional and improves upon it. You get smooth, stabilized 4K video capture, longer flight times, the ability to...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Ben Popper (theverge.com)

DJI Phantom 4 Review: The first drone for everyone

 

The drone takes off, hovering a few feet off the ground. I guide it up to about 12 feet with the throttle on the remote control. Then my three year old son takes over. He taps the screen on an iPad...

Great autonomous features ; Reliable and powerful flight ; Terrific camera and connectivity

Expensive ; Only comes with one battery

Mar, 2016

TechGearLab Best Buy Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

DJI Phantom 4 Review

 

Perfect for those that want high quality video but don't want to pay top dollar

High quality, stable video, great flight performance, great video downlink

Can be expensive

The Phantom 4 offers best or near best in class performance in just about every category. It provides silky smooth, high quality footage, handles like a sports car, and has a great user interface. If capturing the best possible footage is your main...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

DJI Phantom 4 Drone [Review]

 

Drones have been all the rage over the past year and where DJI used to run the realm of flying the skies there has been some decent competitors out there trying to take their spot. A few months back DJI looked to remedy this with the introduction of...

At a price of $1,399.99 you get what you pay for with DJI’s Phantom 4 drone. A very light designed model compared to others on the market. Easy to carry and very easy to control and user-friendly. Initial setup was a pain and advise you to do all this...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Evan Oder (appleinsider.com)

Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

 

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.

Integrated gimbal and camera for smooth, consistent footage ; Active track mode makes moving and action shots much more feasible ; Sport mode allows you to get places faster and is a lot of fun ; Included carrying case

Form factor is basically unchanged from earlier models. ; Visual Navigation can only see obstacles directly ahead ; Active Track mode has a hard time staying locked on human subjects above 75 feet ; YouTube and Facebook live streaming output quality is...

Placing the Phantom 3 side by side with the Phantom 4 helped me to immediately realize how big of a departure the new design is from the previous versions. The Phantom 3 is basically just a regular Phantom pushed to the limit with a modular camera...

Jun, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (tomsguide.com)

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Review

 

There's a lot to like in the Phantom 4. It shoots very-high-quality video that looks significantly sharper than what you get from the Phantom 3 and as good as the video from a 3DR Solo using a GoPro 4. The Phantom 4 is very easy to fly, even for novice...

Longer battery life ; Faster flight ; Excellent image quality ; App is straightforward and easy to use

Collision avoidance is not foolproof ; Some modes disable collision avoidance ; Flight modes are confusing ; Occasionally catches sight of itself in video ; Expensive

Novice pilots will love the simple control and flying of the Phantom 4, and experienced pilots will like the power and speed.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

DJI Phantom 4 review

 

Thinking of giving drones a go? The Phantom 4 is where you start

Obstacle detection and automatic modes means it practically flies itself ; Still the easiest drone to use, even in Sport mode ; Fantastic camera and an even better gimbal

Low light still a challenge ; Lack of model choice

Not just a simple step up – the Phantom 4 is a massive leap forward for drones that should open the doors to everyone

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

DJI Phantom 4 review

 

DJI's Phantom 4 adds groundbreaking object avoidance plus an improved high-quality, robust build

High-quality stabilised footage ; Object avoidance ; Easy to fly

Phantom 3 batteries not compatible ; Constant software updates ; App can get a bit confusing

The Phantom 4 is a refinement of the Phantom 3 Professional. There are tweaks to the camera's performance, but the major upgrades are the robust design, improved materials, and clever flight aids using new sensors. This makes the Phantom 4 a worthwhile...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

DJI Phantom 4 review: Automatic flying for the people

 

DJI's top consumer drone is smart enough to practically fly itself while you concentrate on getting awesome aerial shots. But maybe that's not such a good thing.

The DJI Phantom 4 is a very polished drone compared to its competition, and for those who've flown a quad before, you'll have no trouble getting started with this one. The new Sport mode lets you get to your location faster or just have some fun. Its...

The Obstacle Sensing System only sees things in front of the drone. You still need a tablet or phone ready to go along with the controller and drone battery. Extra batteries are expensive. Landing gear and camera are fixed to the body, so you can't...

Yep, it's not cheap, but DJI has made one of the smartest drones available with the Phantom 4.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:5350
Battery capacity (Watt hours):81.3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:15.2
Number of batteries (transmitter):1
Number of batteries supported:1
Transmitter battery capacity:6000
Transmitter battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:60
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/8000
Field of view (FOV) angle:94
Live view:Y
Live view frequency band:2.4
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:4096 x 2160
Megapixel:12
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2704 x 1520,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Design

Backlight:Y
Easy to use:Y
Product color:White

Features

Frequency band:2.4 - 2.483
GLONASS:Y
GPS compatibility:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Maximum operating distance:196850.4
Maximum wind resistance:10
Number of axis:3
Number of rotors:4

Management Features

Auto landing function:Y
Auto return function:Y
Auto takeoff function:Y
Flight modes:Follow Me mode
Moving control functions:Downward, Forward, Turn left, Turn right, Upward

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory card slot(s):Y

Motor

Motor type:Brushless

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Charger:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:17.4

Transmitter

Mobile device holder:Y
USB ports quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height:7.72
Weight:3.04
Weight (including battery):16.3
Width:11.4