Comparisons to the Phantom 4 Pro are inevitable, and an interesting exercise in seeing which features DJI has ruled to be unnecessary for the “advanced” user. The Phantom 4 Advanced has much of the same beloved features as the Pro, but lacks infrared sensors and rear vision sensors. Appropriately, since the Advanced ditches the rear vision, it also can’t fly backwards using the simplistic TapFly function. For more details on the Advanced’s capabilities, click here
The Phantom 4 Pro is priced at $1,499, and the Advanced at $1,349. The basic Phantom 4 model is $1,199 — while it’s still available for purchase, that is.
DJI will also offer the Phantom 4 Advanced+, which “offers a 5.5-inch 1080p screen integrated into the controller.” It seems as though the Advanced+ does not offer any other additional features or functionality. The Advanced+ version costs $1,649.
Both the Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced+ will begin shipping April 30.
DJI is known for announcing multiple new products at once. The company has teased a product launch for the National Association of Broadcasters Show later this month, leaving consumer drone users wondering what DJI may announce this time — there’s talk of a smaller, more affordable, Mavic-esque quadcopter coming soon
. We can dream, right?