Is The DJI Smart Controller Worth It?
We all know the DJI smart controller is a great piece of kit… but is it worth adding to your arsenal?
The DJI Smart Controller when used for flying a drone is like night and day. The 5.5” 1080p screen is actually 4 times brighter than your average smartphone. This means that when flying on the brightest of summer days, you can perfectly see the screen, giving you the ability to capture the best shot.
Viewing the smart controller in the shade is virtually no different to viewing underneath the bright sun. Any angle you view the DJI Smart Controller at will look the exact same, which is great for flying visual line of sight and looking back down at the controller.
Smart Controller In Action
Is The Smart Controller Practical?
The Smart Controller is so much more practical than the standard controller. A key benefit being that the Smart Controller frees up your phone. The amount of times you will be flying and you get an incoming call or irritating notification that can get in the way of your screen is huge. Depending on the device, you can barely focus on flying when this happens because it can take up most of the screen and it can easily cause accidents.
If your phone rings, having a Smart Controller is good to have because it means you have no distractions and are focused on the flight. If someone is with you they can answer the phone for you and put it on speaker so you can still operate your drone with no distractions. Almost like a hands free device for your car!
The DJI Smart Controller is so portable that it can be brought with you anywhere and fit in all of the flymore kit bags. It is also designed for extreme conditions. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 40°C giving you a reliable high definition connection anywhere you go.
In terms of usability and ergonomics the DJI Smart Controller is a definite upgrade over the standard controller. It’s also more rugged than the standard controller, meaning you can trust the build quality in case you accidentally drop it and you will not have to worry about your phone being damaged either.
What Drones Work With DJI Smart Controller?
The DJI Smart Controller is incredibly universal with support for various DJI Drones. It can be paired with Mini 2, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2, Mavic Air 2s, Mavic 2 Enterprise and Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 as of the latest firmware update. The DJI Mini 2 is the latest of the drones to become compatible with the DJI Smart Controller. The controller is often receiving firmware updates… so don’t forget to keep your device updated!
It is so simple to pair the Smart Controller to your favourite DJI drone! It can even be switched on the fly depending on what drone you want to use it with - if you have multiple drones!
What Is OcuSync 2.0?
The DJI Smart Controller benefits from DJI’s latest OcuSync 2.0 technology. This means that the controller automatically switches between 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz, making the system even more robust. This means there is less interference, giving you clearer drone operation and quality over the standard controller. OcuSync also allows for an upgraded resolution of 1080p for all distances, giving you the highest possible preview.
The DJI Smart Controller allows you to share and upload files to third party applications such as Facebook. This is done by DJI using a unique Android operating system, giving you as much flexibility as possible. This means you can share/upload files to your social media on the go. As well as this, you can also transfer files to your phone via Bluetooth making it easier than ever to get pictures and video on your mobile device.
The DJI Smart Controller is hands down the best DJI accessory you can add to your collection. Few accessories can change your flight experience as much as the Smart Controller, and those that can, are nowhere near as profound.
If you want to upgrade to the DJI Smart Controller, visit the Drone Safe Store to receive a free 1 hour consultation on how to set up the controller, the best way to use yours and receive free next day delivery!