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Tablets and phones that work well with DJI GO

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  1. msinger

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    Tablets and phones that work well DJI GO

    Overview


    There are a wide variety of Apple and Android devices available. It's important to make sure you're using a device that is powerful enough in order to prevent the DJI GO app from lagging, freezing, and/or crashing during use. The following list includes devices recommended by Phantom Help (), devices recommended by DJI (), and other devices that are most often recommended by Phantom pilots.


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    Apple Devices

    iPhone 5s--(4 inches A7 chip)
    iPhone 6--(4.7 inches A8 chip)
    iPhone 6 Plus--(5.5 inches A8 chip)
    iPhone 6s--(4.7 inches A9 chip)
    iPhone 6s Plus--(5.5 inches A9 chip)
    iPhone SE--(4 inches A9 chip)
    iPhone 7--(4.7 inches A10 chip)
    iPhone 7 Plus--(5.5 inches A10 chip)
    iPad Air --(9.7 inchesA7 chip)
    iPad Air 2--(10 inches A8X chip)
    iPad Mini 2--(7.9 inchesA7 chip)
    iPad Mini 3--(7.9 inches A7 chip)
    iPad Mini 4--(7.9 inchesA8 chip)
    iPad Pro--(9.7 inches A9X chip)
    iPad Pro--(12.9 inches A9X chip)


    Notes:

    • Both Wi-Fi only and cellular iPad Air/Mini/Pro models are compatible. Only cellular models have GPS. You do not have to enable the cell service in order to use the GPS. The DJI GO app currently only requires GPS on an Apple device when using the Follow Me feature or to reset the home point to your current location if you've moved elsewhere after taking off.

    • Tablets wider than 6.75 inches (including the case) will require an extender to be installed on the remote controller mount. The iPad Air will fit without case. This extender is designed well and will securely hold a tablet that's up to 8.25 inches wide.

    • Your Apple device will work better out of the box if you follow these tips.


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    Android Devices

    ►► Acer Iconia One 10--(10.1 inches1.3 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Acer Iconia Tab 8--(8 inches1.33 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► Acer Iconia Tab 10--(10.1 inches1.3 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Google Nexus 5--(5 inches2.3 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Google Nexus 7 [2013]--(7 inches1.5 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Google Nexus 9--(8.9 inches2.3 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► HTC One--(4.7 inches1.7 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Huawei Ascend Mate 7--(6.8 inches1.3 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Huawei P8 Max--(6.8 inches2.2 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Lenovo A3500--(7 inches1.3 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Lenovo Tab S8-50--(8 inches1.86 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Nubia Z7 Mini--(5 inches2.0 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Nvidia Shield K1--(8 inches2.2 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► RCA Voyager II--(7.1 inches1.4 GHz1 GB RAM)
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3--(5.7 inches2.3 GHz3 GB RAM)
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4--(5.7 inches2.7 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Note 5--(5.7 inches2.1 GHz4 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy S4--(5 inches1.9 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Samsung Galaxy S5--(5.1 inches2.5 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Samsung Galaxy S6--(5.1 inches2.1 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge--(5.1 inches2.1 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab 2--(7 inches1.0 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab 2--(10.1 inches1.0 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite--(7 inches1.2 GHz1 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab 4--(7 inches1.2 GHz1.5 GB RAM)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 705c--(8.4 inches1.9 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab A--(8 inches1.2 GHz1.5 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab A--(9.7 inches1.2 GHz1.5 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab E--(9.6 inches1.3 GHz1.5 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro--(8.4 inches2.3 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro--(10.1 inches1.9 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro--(12.2 inches1.9 GHz3 GB RAM)
    ►► Samsung Galaxy Tab S2--(8 inches1.3 GHz3 GB RAM)
    Smartisan T1--(4.95 inches2.5 GHz2 GB RAM)
    ►► Sony Xperia Z2--(5.2 inches2.3 GHz3 GB RAM)
    Sony Xperia Z3--(5.2 inches2.5 GHz3 GB RAM)
    Xiaomi Mi 3--(5 inches2.3 GHz2 GB RAM)
    Xiaomi Mi Pad--(7.9 inches2.2 GHz2 GB RAM)


    Notes:

    • Tablets wider than 6.75 inches (including the case) will require an extender to be installed on the remote controller mount. This extender is designed well and will securely hold a tablet that's up to 8.25 inches wide.
    • The DJI GO app currently only requires GPS on an Android device when using the Follow Me feature or to reset the home point to your current location if you've moved elsewhere after taking off.
    • Your Android device will work better out of the box if you follow these tips.
    • If you're not able to install DJI GO from the Google Play store, you'll need to sideload the DJI GO APK.
     
    #1 msinger, Jul 20, 2015
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    The Air 2 has worked excellent for me. I used Android on Moto X first gen, but the screen was both too small and not bright enough to be useful as a monitor.
     
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    I've used both an iPad Air and a Nexus 6. The experience on the iOS app is far superior, and the larger screen is also nicer by far.
     
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    iPad Air 2 (love it) and Galaxy Note 4 (meh).
     
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    iPad Mini 3
     
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    HTC One works well....Iused it before the ÎOŚ app was ready
     
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    iPad Mini 2 Retina and iPhone 5c
     
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    Did the Galaxy Note 4 work okay? Or, would you not recommend it?
     
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    Didn't think the 5C worked with the app ?
    Just had to replace my 4S and that's what
    they replacing it with is why I asked .
     
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    I am very happy with my Samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4". I did downgrade googleplay services which is know to have issues conflicting with DJI Pilot in the android arena. Just the right size, lightweight and no overheating problems with or without video cache enabled.
     
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    It's not supposed to be compatible. I've seen a handful of people mention it does not work.
     
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    Thanks . I will see if it loads the app when it comes :)
     
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    I don't think anything less than iPhone 5s will run the app.

    Anything less than iphone 6 is too small for FPV anyway.

    Nvidea Shield is my dedicated device. Sorry Apple people, I got my P3P on May 4. The DJI Pilot app. was available for android not IOS.

    Nvidea also has HDMI out, so no need for the optional tx.board.
     
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    From msinger's list I didn't think it did and saw where Robin posted it did is why I asked .
    I use my mini with my P2 but have used the 4s for FPV a lot and is just small but thought
    since my phone decided to jump under my truck tire yesterday [ don't ask ] and they replacing
    it with that one for $1.06 was hoping it would work to at least get the app now .
     
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    Ipad Mini 3 works well. Galaxy S4 phone (5.0 lollipop OS) also works fine for me.
     
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    iPhone 5. Used Ifunbox to install it. Worked pretty good
     
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    iPhone 5S :)
     
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    Nexus 7 and Samsung S6edge. Both work with no issues. Original DJI firmware, if that makes any difference.
     
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    I have only used the Note 4 so far. The experience has been good, not perfect. My range is better when I remember to put the phone in Air Plane mode, particularly the FPV signal. I am not sure which is causing the interference, Bluetooth, WiFi, or cellular as I have not taken the time to turn them off individually.

    The positive side is a nice large screen (for a phone) and crashes seem to be very infrequent. Caching videos that are then auto uploaded to Google Photos is a nice plus.