DJI Phantom 3: Entry of the New Warrior

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It seems like DJI is not satisfied by topping the recent list of quadcopters. After the great success of the DJI Phantom 2, they are again in the market with their new UAV, the “DJI Phantom 3“. All the drone lovers were happy with the Phantom 2, but the DJI Phantom 3 will add more charm to their happiness.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

The Phantom 3 is a drone that speaks up for itself. This drone comes in two versions: DJI Phantom 3 Professional (above) and Phantom 3 Advanced (below). The major difference that has been observed, and which is mentioned by the official DJI website, is the difference in their cameras. Although both models have high definition cameras, that doesn’t mean the end of perfection. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional records videos in 4K resolution, whereas the Phantom 3 Advanced version records in 1080p with the same 12.0MP camera.

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

It’s not the difference that has to be looked upon, it is the specification that needs your attention, drone lovers! Straight from the official DJI site, we present you a brief look over some important DJI Phantom 3 specifications.

S.NO. Features DJI Phantom 3
1. Max Speed 16m/s (ATTI mode, no wind)
2. Battery 6000 mAh LiPo 2S
3. Max Flight Time Approximately 23 minutes
4. Weight 1280gm
5. GPS Mode GPS/GLONASS
6. Operating Temperature 0-40C degree
7. Required Operating Systems
  • IOS 8.0 or later
  • Android 4.1.2 or later


The above table gives us a brief overview and explains the reason why DJI is always on the top of the drone manufacturers list. Sources also reveal that the Phantom 3 Professional variant is out at a cost of $1250 or $1320 if packaged with an extra battery. The DJI Phantom Advanced model costs $1000 and $1100 with an extra battery.

There’s a new Intelligent Flight Battery, which has built-in sensors that will let you know the status of battery in real time, so that we know when the drone needs some electricity. The DJI Phantom 3 drone also comes with an upgraded charger and reduced charging time.

iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, Nexus 9, Note 3, Samsung 5, these are some iOS and android devices that are recommended by DJI for efficient operating of the Phantom 3. There’s no need to worry if your Smartphone is not on the list, because wider compatibility is now their main priority and soon this list will be flooded with more devices that will be able to handle the DJI Phantom 3 with its official and advanced mobile App “DJI Pilot”.

As the name says, this drone is truly the “PHANTOM” of all drones. Stay tuned for more DJI Phantom 3 updates.

Update: Here is the review of the DJI Phantom 3.

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