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DJI Phantom 3 with Samsung Note 3 Android phone.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bladerunner2125, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Bladerunner2125

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    I have not yet ordered the Phantom 3, am trying to establish if I can use my old Samsung Note 3 without the Sim Card (bad card reader), I have wifi but not data connection, will this phone be suitable for use with a Phantom 3?
     
  2. msinger

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    @Reed L is using this mobile device. Perhaps he will comment on how well it's working for him.
     
  3. Bladerunner2125

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    Thanks, yes I will wait for more feedback see if it can be used without a data sim?
     
  4. msinger

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    Yes. However, you won't be able to see the map in DJI GO unless you cache the map data while your mobile device is connected to the Internet.
     
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    How much Map data needs to be downloaded, the Note 3 has 32gb of storage and its not going to used for anything now but as a Screen for the Phantom 3, does the Phantom 3 connect to the Mobile via wifi? I am hoping it does since the USB connection is also bad, phone went for a swim last year so no data or USB to PC connection although it charges up fine connects to the Internet via wifi at home and also the GPS is working, has a great clear screen be nice to be able to find a use for it with the Phantom 3?
     
  6. msinger

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    I've never checked the file size of the cache. 32GB of storage will be plenty of space though.

    Only the P3S and P34K connect via Wi-Fi.
     
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    I use my old Note 3 without a sim card. cached maps and record flight on it without any issues. Even works well in bright sunlight.
     
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  8. Bladerunner2125

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    That's good news, do you connect via wifi to the Phantom 3 Transmitter?
     
  9. msinger

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    You must if you are using a P3S or P34K. The P3A and P3P connects via a USB cable.
     
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    Ya mines a P3A so I use a USB
     
  11. Bladerunner2125

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    Can the Phantom 3 Advanced connect via WiFi to the Mobile Phone Monitor?
     
  12. msinger

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    No.
     
  13. Bladerunner2125

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    I wonder why DJI removed the WIFI connection to the Mobile Monitor? is there much difference in function between the Standard and the advanced Phantom 3, I really need to be using wifi since the USB connection isn't working properly on the Note 3?
     
  14. msinger

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    I'm not sure, but I find the USB cable to be more convenient.

    Yes -- the difference is huge. You can compare them in detail here.
     
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    Those differences are what pushed me to the advanced. I personally like the cabled connection rather than wifi. It leaves my wifi free to connect to the internet if I have my hotspot on.
     
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    Why does the Phantom need to connect to the internet, does it need constant updates of the map if not cached?
     
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    If the maps are not cached, DJI GO needs to be connected to the Internet in order to download the map images as you fly. You could of course fly without the map too.
     
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    Could you just cache the whole maps of the area you fly in, and never need to update it or is there a problem with caching the maps, on my car GPS I have the whole of the UK maps on a CD thats less than 300mb in size?
     
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    No. The cache sometimes expires and you'll need to cache the maps again. It's best to do it before you head out to fly each time -- or at least double-check that the maps are still cached before heading out.
     
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    I think I am going to go for the Phantom 3 4k since this has the pro's 4k Camera, sonar, and better controller and also allows Wifi Connection to the Mobile, I don't need massive range but could Mod it if I need extended range, what do you guys think, is this the best choice?
     
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