A better version of the original Phantom 4 Advanced has come out and I’ll explain all you need to know about it in this review of it.
Stats and info on Phantom 4 Advanced Plus:
Name: Phantom 4 Advanced Plus.
Flight Time: Avg 25-30 minutes.
Size: Fairly large drone. Not exactly easy to carry around.
Camera quality: 4k @ 60 FPS. 20 MP camera.
Rating of product: 90 out of 100 points. Very high level drone. It’s quite literally the second best in the DJI lineup (When it comes to the Phantom series at least).
The Phantom 4 Advanced Plus explained (what’s so special about it):
DJI has been releasing modified versions of their best selling drones and the most recent is this one (another example is the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0). Here’s a quick recap of what the Phantom 4 Advanced model has:
- 2 safety sensors.
- A very high end camera that shoots at 20 MP and 4K @ 60 FPS.
- It has a very good range at 7-8 KM.
- It has a very long flight time, at 25-30 minutes per battery.
So what exactly is the PLUS version of all this? Well it’s simple:
In addition to all those perks, you just get a special display on the remote that comes with your model. That is all that this model has that makes it “different”.
Just like the only difference between the P4P and the P4P+ was the screen, the same thing is happening with this P4 model.
Sounds like a great drone. Is it worth getting? The yes reasons:
At this time, the regular model, without the screen is $1,200 so you’re on a tight budget, but can afford this particular and want a great drone to boot, this is still a GREAT investment.
If you’ve always wanted that special screen that was once only available on the P4P, you can now get it on the other P4 model.
Overall, this is an extremely high level drone. The only real difference between it and the next level one, which is the P4P is that the P4P has more sensors, otherwise, the other stats are exactly the same.
Reasons not to get the Phantom 4 Advanced:
In spite of having such an awesome score, there’s some good arguments to be made to not get this model:
1) You’ve got awesome drones out like the Mavic 2 Pro with it’s own 1 inch sensor camera and it’s so much easier to house and carry (I know since I have it).
2) If you already own any sort of Phantom 4 drone with a 1 inch sensor, forget about spending money on this. It’s just much better to buy a completely different one, like the Autel Evo 2.
So what should you do? Get this drone or not?
I have listed a bunch of reasons for getting this model and a bunch of reasons not to. Here’s what I think:
- If you have a tight budget, but can afford the $1,200.
- If you need a GREAT drone.
- If you don’t have an existing P4 model and truly want it.
Then get this model.
It’s a SUPERB drone that you will be very happy with. I honestly don’t even think the display screen is worth the extra cost, just get the regular one without it and save a few $100.
But if you’re the type who is anxiously awaiting the new models, and prefers portability, hold off on this model entirely and just wait it out.
It is absolutely certain that it’ll be better than the existing P4 models and if you’re chasing that next best thing in drone quality, the new models will absolutely have it and those new models may be smaller.
I hope I was able to help you make a decision on this drone. Let me know what you personally think about all of this (the plus version of the P4 advanced, what you think about the new models coming out soon and how it affects your buyer mindset and more).