Xiaomi is known as the price butcher in the mobile phone and home appliances, relying on the integration of supply chain to reduce costs, but for the UAV domain, it is still valid? Through the dismantling of the way, let’s take a look at the first version of the Xiaomi MI drone (1080P version) and the similar price DJI phantom 3 standard, which is better or worse.
At present, the drone market is still in the stage of oligopoly, DJI accounted for nearly 70% of the world’s consumer class drone market, and this advantage has been expanding. Until the launch of Xiaomi mi drone ( unmanned aerial vehicles ).
Xiaomi has always been to “price butcher” identity, has become an important “spoiler in the market”. They launched the MI mobile phone in 2011, with a strong price quickly to seize the market, become a new force that can not be ignored in the mobile phone sector. Then they continue through investment, with a strong “price” route, the rapid development of router, TV box, mobile power, headset, camera movement, hand ring, air purifier, electric rice pot and other market. Now, come to the drone. DJI, are you ready?
Most of People knows DJI, but who is Autel Robotics? Autel Robotics is founded in Shenzhen (Same as DJI) 2004, a commitment to automotive electronics R&D, production and sales of national high-tech enterprises. But Autel Robotics jumped drone market from 2014, is a new player. There are some patent legal problems between DJI and Autel. DJI said Autel X-Star copied Phantom series. We don’t know the truth, and somehow not care about it. Autel X-Star Premium is a quite good product which can be the competitor as DJI Phantom 3 Advance or Professional or 4K.
Sincerity to make, Autel X-Star Premium with 4K ultra high-definition camera, quick disassembling three axis stabilized platform, 720P HD image transmission up to 2000 m, the intelligent flight control system and automatic driving function. Double satellite navigation and Starpoint positioning system are adopted to ensure the safety of the aircraft.
GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro have been launched one by one in two weeks. They are the most popular drone with camera in 2016, or even in 2017. Two drones can be folded, both can shoot 4K video. However, Mavic Pro has preloaded with a 4K camera, and the former needs to be used in conjunction with an extra sports camera. There are some fascinating places, and some disappointing points. Which one is the best portable drone with camera?
|Model||Yuneec Typhoon H Pro||DJI Phantom 4 Pro|
|Max flight duration||25 mins||30 mins|
|Battery||4s 14.8v LiPo 5400mAh||4s 15.2v LiPo 5870mAh|
|Max. flight altitude||400ft (122m) AGL||400ft (122m) AGL|
|Max. rate of climb||16 ft/s (5 m/s)||6 m/s (Sport mode)|
|Max. speed: Angle mode||30 mph||45 mph (Sport mode)|
|Max. speed: Follow Me/ActiveTrack||43.5mph (19.4 m/s)||22mph (10 m/s)|
|Dimensions||20.5” x 18” x 11.6” (520mm x 457mm x 294mm)||8.7” x 15” x 12.8” (221mm x 381 mm x 325 mm)|
|Dimensions (folded)||13.8” x 10.6” x 10” (350mm x 269mm x 254mm)||NA|
|Airframe weight||1850g||1388 g|
|Effective pixels||12.4 Megapixels||20 M|
|Camera lens||14 mm/F2.8||24 mm/ F2.8|
|Field of View||115°||94°|
|Electronic shutter||1/30 – 1/8000||8s -1/8000s|
|Video transmission range||1 mile (1.6km)||FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km);
CE: 2.2 mi (3.5 km);
|Max Video resolution||4K UHD 30fps||C4K 4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps|
|Retractable landing gear||yes||no|
|Number of propellers||6||4|
|Quick release propellers||yes||yes|
|Collision/obstacle avoidance||sonar, Intel Realsense 2.0||visual, support 5-Direction of Obstacle Sensing|
|Curve Cable Cam||yes||no|
|Dynamic Return to Home||yes||yes|
|FPV||yes||3 party device|
|Camera rotation||Pitch: -90° to 0°
|Pitch: -90° to +30°|
|GPS + Glonass||yes||yes|
Completely Detail Show what is the difference between Phantom 4 and Phantom 3. More powerful battery, more smart forward and downward vision system, support Sport mode, camera performance is improved. Let’s take a look at the compare table: