DJI Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Pro Platinum
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum edition is set to be released on November 15, 2017. The news about the latest and greatest DJI product is now common knowledge, thanks to the hype they created, and not without reason. That’s why we had to take a look inside both drones (also known as quadcopters). We were curious to see what new innovative features and upgrades were to be included in the newest Mavic Pro Platinum. In this guide of the DJI Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Pro Platinum, we’ll take a look at the most recent addition to DJI’s Mavic series: The Mavic Pro Platinum. We’ll show all the new features included in the Mavic Pro Platinum and help you decide which quadcopter is best for you!
DJI’s Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum are definite head turners to say the least… With each new model outdoing the previous version, the future for DJI always looks promising. The company continuously delivers astounding quadcopters and takes innovation to the next level. So, what’s the difference between the DJI Mavic and Mavic Pro Platinum? Well, apart from noise reduction, a few extra minutes of flight time, and a sleek silver body color, the Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum are extremely similar quadcopters.
After looking into both quadcopters, we found that there wasn’t much of a difference in the DJI Mavic Platinum. There are only a few differences, with only one found when comparing the specs sheets!
|Flight Time||30 Minutes|
|Camera||Video: 4K (30FPS), 2.7K (90FPS)|
|Flight Speed||Up to 40 mph in Sport Mode|
|Range||Up to 4.3 miles|
|Features||Tap Fly, Obstacle Avoidance, Active Trak, Precision Hovering|
|Controller||DJI Transmitter or Smart Phone Compatible|
Looking at the spec chart above, it’s nearly identical to the Mavic Pro. You may or may not have noticed the 3 minute difference in flight time. Don’t worry, that’s not the only difference! However, it is one of many small improvements. That being said, it would be great to take a quick look at the DJI Mavic Pro first since it’s almost identical (minus a few things) to the Platinum version. If you already know about the DJI Mavic Pro, feel free to skip ahead!
The Mavic Pro, priced at $999, is a power machine. Don’t let its size fool you. It’s small when folded up and may look like a toy, but it provides an exceptional experience. This portable gadget has impressive specifications, setting it apart from the rest. DJI’s Mavic Pro provides 27 minutes of flight (compared to the Platinum’s 30 minutes) and has a control range of 7 km (4.3 miles).
This drone can glide through the air with at speeds of 65 km/h. Additionally, the Mavic Pro provides an amazing 4K video resolution with a 12 MP camera resolution. The camera is built in and placed on a 3-axis gimbal for smooth footage. Regardless of size, the Mavic Pro still delivers amazing performance even from the full 7 km away. The Mavic Pro has 4 vision sensors along the body to prevent collisions. Videos are seen in the finest quality available with its Full HD video streaming, allowing you to see the footage first hand. The ultra-fine quality and the wide range of view is perfect for the individuals who wish to explore their horizons without accidentally bumping into objects around them. This type of drone is ideal for frequent travelers and photography enthusiasts. For more information on the Mavic Pro, please check out our full DJI Mavic Pro review!
1.) Reduction in Flight Noise
How? New Aerodynamic Design:
DJI released a brand-new aerodynamic design with the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The 8331 propellers provide an impressive noise control performance reducing flight noise by 4dB. That doesn’t sound like much, but a 4dB reduction is equivalent to a 60% decrease in volume. You are definitely going to notice a difference!
Given the fact that the Mavic Pro Platinum was equipped with more aerodynamic propellers and new FOC ESC drivers, the quad is tad bit stealthier than the Mavic Pro, giving it a few extra minutes of flight time. The DJI Mavic Platinum comes with 8331 drivers and the all-new FOC ESC (Electronic Speed Controller), but what does that mean exactly? Well in simpler terms, the new propellers boast of being extra aerodynamic. As a result, the Mavic Pro Platinum gets the reduction in aircraft noise.
Flight and Camera Stabilization
While both the Mavic Pro Platinum and Mavic Pro both deliver 4K video resolution and a 12MP camera, in terms of video quality, the odds are in Mavic Pro Platinum’s favor. As mentioned, its latest noise reducing feature makes tuning out wind noise and other sounds much easier. The flight of the Pro Platinum will also be more stable overall with the new FOC ESC drivers offing the sinusoidal current.
2.) New Sleek Paint-job
Silver is the new Black?
If you haven’t noticed by now, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum has a nice sleek silver coating across the entire body. Were they inspired by the name when they chose the color? Or were they inspired by the color when they named it? Regardless, the answer is yes!
DJI’s new Mavic model certainly seems like a “platinum” version of the original considering the fancy new design and advanced features. Also, if you were to ask “what would you name the second, more advanced version of your product?”, odds are we would something like Platinum. Without a doubt, the Mavic Pro Platinum is one nice looking quadcopter!
3.) Price Difference
Priced at $1,099, the Mavic Pro Platinum will cost you about $99-$149 more than the DJI Mavic Pro classic, which is usually priced around $950-$999.
So, which DJI Mavic Pro model offers a better deal? To put it simply, it all depends on personal preference. We always feel like that’s such a lazy answer. Although it’s a true statement, we still want to help in any way possible! We know there are definitely some deciding factors to consider before making a decision between the DJI Mavic Pro and the Mavic Pro Platinum. First, we recommended asking yourself three questions:
1.) How important is flight time?
There’s no arguing that the Platinum version offers a better flight time than the Mavic pro. However, the Platinum only offers 3 more min than the previous 27 min of the Mavic Pro, for 30 minutes of total flight time.
2.) Would you prefer a quieter quadcopter?
Noise reduction is one of the key additional features offering of the Platinum with up to a 4dB reduction in sound.
3.) Do you prefer the new silver (platinum) color?
The Platinum Pro literally only has three upgrades in comparison to the classic version. It’s quieter, it has a longer flight time, and it’s silver. You must take all of that into account and decide if it’s worth the slightly higher price.
For us the 30 minutes of flight time equipped with a noise power reduction (up to 60%) makes the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum the ideal drone of choice for us. For individuals who want the latest and greatest technology, think the sleek silver (platinum) color looks better than the original, and want a great flight minus the noise, the Mavic Pro Platinum is the drone for you. The brand new aerodynamic design provides a basis to deliver quality performance in terms of noise control performance. Apart from the noise reduction, the Mavic Pro Platinum is considerably more stable, thanks to its special FOC ESC drivers. The Mavic Pro Platinum is arguably one of the best products DJI has to offer, and in most cases, could be the ideal product for users.
What are the main differences between the Mavic Pro Platinum and Mavic Pro?
The Mavic Pro Platinum features a sleek new color design plus compact body that is both powerful and alluring. A new and improved 30-minute flight time coupled with 60% noise power reduction are also featured improvements upon the classic design.
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum have better camera quality?
No, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum does not come with a better camera than the Mavic Pro. However, just like the Mavic, the Mavic Pro Platinum comes equipped with an excellent camera. This DJI model is so advanced, it’s not even funny. The Mavic series supports stabilized 4K video at 30fps and 12-megapixel image resolution. With those kind of specs, there become so many opportunities to shoot incredible cinematic footage.
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum have a more advanced gimbal?
Yes and no.
- Yes, because the new aerodynamic design slightly increases stability. Minor factors such as wind or even a slight change in direction to the quad can cause the camera to jerk around a little. This is exactly why the gimbal is one of the most important pieces on the drone.
- No, because the gimbal itself is identical to that of the Mavic Pro classic. There’s no difference in the specifications. The built-in 4K camera comes included with a 3-axis gimbal.
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum have a longer flight time?
Yes, the Mavic Pro Platinum does.
The Platinum can fly up to 30 minutes per battery compared to the Mavic Pro classic’s 27 minutes. The Mavic Pro Platinum has a more aerodynamic setup than the original DJI Mavic Pro.
Are pieces of the Mavic Pro compatible with the Platinum Pro?
Yes, the Mavic Pro Platinum is crafted to be Mavic Pro compatible. Think of it as an iPhone 6 and 7. They are two completely different devices, yet they use the same charger! This is great for people who eventually want to own both, two friends who each own one, or someone who can only afford one drone at a time.
The batteries can be used in tandem, however, the colors would look off – one being silver on grey with the other being grey on silver. On the other hand, it doesn’t really matter what your quadcopter battery looks like if you’re flying 400m in the air, you can use the compatible batteries however you’d like.
You can use one remote for each. So if you wanted to buy the quadcopter by itself and you already own the Mavic Pro, you can save money and use one to control both. However, we recommend owning one transmitter per quadcopter. It’s better to have a single remote for each individual quadcopter for more personalized control. Also, all connectors and chargers can be used interchangeably!
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum’s noise reduction work in all Flight Modes?
Yes, it does.
This is totally not an obvious answer! With such a long flight time, and other features, you would think they might only be activated in certain modes. Well, with DJI, that’s not good enough! They’ve integrated noise reduction in all flight modes taking the drone industry a step further in the right direction. Soon all quads will start following. Just wait and you’ll see brands trying to put the quietest drones on the market soon!
When is release date for the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum?
The current release date for the Platinum edition is November 15, 2017. Preorders are available on Amazon now for $1,099.
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