The world of drones is a confusing one. There are so many different drones to choose from and deciding on which one to buy can be a difficult process. Parrot and DJI are two of the top drone manufacturers in the world.
They both have very different focuses and appeal to different types of customers. This blog will go over the differences between these two drone makers to help you pick which one is right for you.
The Parrot Mambo drone is a great drone with a lot of features and performance. But c’mon, it’s not a DJI drone. So how do they compare? This blog will go through the difference with a comparison using the Parrot Mambo and DJI Phantom 3 controller.
Parrot vs DJI Drones
|Flight Time||Up to 25 minutes|
|Maximum Speed||52.5 ft/s / 16 m/s|
|Storage||8 GB internal flash memory|
Feature Of Parrot Drones
The Parrot smart batteries are specifically designed for the ANAFI AI and come in a 3-cell LiPo (lithium polymer) package with a capacity of 6800 mAh. This provides you with a great 32-minute flight time, which is way more than enough for most jobs. You can charge your smart batteries via the embedded USB-C port and that means it’s incredibly easy to do so.
In addition, when it comes to durability and safety, these batteries stand out because they feature something called wintering mode. This is activated after 10 days of inactivity where the battery discharges down to 60% so it can rest before being used again!
Parrot’s new drone, the Parrot ANAFI Ai, appears to be targeting the enterprise and professional markets. Currently, it is priced at $4,000 but based on how enterprise drones are sold normally it may turn out to not be so high up there.
Many drone companies sell their products for thousands of dollars apiece without worrying about losing customers. Even if hardcore hobbyists don’t pick up this drone for recreational purposes alone it could still find its place in professional circles where things like safety and quality control matter far more than perceived costs or price tags.
Size and Weight
The Parrot ANAFI Ai drone is a great size. Small enough to slip into your bag so it is always there when you need it, but with a large enough battery for you to enjoy flying for up to about 20 minutes at a time. The drone, when folded, fits easily in all sorts of bags including messenger bags and backpacks. It’s easy to carry around and travel with – another ANAFI plus.
Handling and Design
The Parrot ANAFI Ai drone was designed aerodynamically so that it could fly in rain and winds up to 50 km/h. Even if the rain is heavy or there are strong winds, the drone can still optimize its airflow to cool down.
It can also withstand flying in light rain (up to 31 mph) even though it is categorized as flying up to 50 km/h. This means if there’s some light rainfall, you’re all good to go! The maximum speed for this drone is 38 mph forward and +- 36 mph back. Most wind conditions will be no bother at all for this one (up to 14 ms = 31 mph).
The ANAFI Ai is the Skycontroller 4, a completely redesigned controller just for the 4G capable drone that allows for live broadcasts with real-time video coming out of the micro-HDMI port. It has high-end features one may expect in commercial drones and devices, such as a micro-USB connection.
Similarly to how DJI controllers work, this leverages compressing technology to transfer images wirelessly to devices up to 8” so you can enjoy your flight as much as possible and not waste time assembling laptops or trying to find a place for your phone because that’s what matters most – Drones and Smartphones!
|Size||180×97×84 mm (Length×Width×Height)|
|Max Flight Time (without wind)||34 minutes|
|Max Flight Distance||18.5 km|
Feature Of DJI Drones
The DJI Mavic 3 is available to order from the DJI Store and resellers now with limits on the number of units that can be purchased due to limited availability. This model comes with a long list of high-quality features that make it a definite advancement in Mavic technology.
Some suggest this model is primarily designed for professionals or avid drone hobbyists but at the same time it isn’t out of reach for beginners or those who prefer to venture into mid-level tech either.
Packing a unique sensor unit into the main camera of the upcoming Mavic pro 3 has once again set the bar for what lightweight and super easy to carry drones are capable of in terms of image quality.
Given that there is no chromatic aberration along edges, making distant objects appear crisp, we must admit this is on par with many cameras that you’d attach to your fancy outfit when going to a party – but without any awkward bumps and bruises!
In the air at full speed, the DJI Mavic 3 Pro can reach altitudes of up to 400ft and fly at 47mph in Sport Mode. But if you’re not looking for a race but rather would rather glide along more leisurely, normal mode is the most regularly utilized option anyway.
It provides a slower yet smoother flight with Cine Mode reducing control sensitivity and offering even more reduced speed for those who are looking to shoot cinematographic footage.
The Mavic 3 Drone offers you options for every occasion. Whether you are a professional filmmaker or just a hobbyist, the drone’s folding design makes it easy to take with you and its portability is sure to make your life easier, making it more accessible than ever before.
The drone weighs 31.5 oz and has a storage capacity of 1 TB SSD which supports video recording not only at 1080p but also at 4K resolutions with 20 FPS (frames per second) providing excellent stability when in flight.
When comparing the Parrot Mambo and the DJI Phantom 3, you’ll notice a lot of similarities. Both offer high-quality images, solid flight features, and very easy-to-use controllers. The main differences between the two are their styles and the types of users they appeal to. If you’re looking for a professional drone with a wide range of features and extremely high performance, DJI is the way to go.