DJI Vs. Blade

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DJI Vs. Blade

Do you wonder what great features the two drones – DJI Phantom 4 and Blade Chrome – come with? Are you probably among those who are planning to buy one of these two flying robots but not so sure of which drone to go for? Or do you belong to the category of people who really want to know what both drones share in common as well as what set them apart? If this is what you want, we are here for you. In this article, we’ve helped you find out the common attributes and the differences between the two drones.

Structure 

The DJI Phantom 4 drone is designed with a magnesium material, a carbon fiber rotor, and LED lights that are not foldable. It comes with a separate controller and a mobile device for which you need to download an application before you can use it. DJI Phantom 4 is available in white and is 1,300 grams in weight. In contrast, Blade Chrome is designed with a plastic body with an average size of 15.7 inches and 400 wingspans. Just like the DJI, Blade Chrome weighs 1,300 grams and comes in white. 

 

Camera

 

The DJI Phantom 4 has a high-quality camera resolution of 12 megapixels against the Blade Chrome's amazing 16 megapixels. Both have 4k video Max resolution, 3-axis mobilization and a microSD card. The live view quality of DJI is 120p and the live view speed is 60fps, whereas Blade Chrome has a live view speed of 40fps. While the image size for DJI is 4000x3000, that of Blade is 1920x1080. 

 

Flying flexibility 

 

In terms of flight capacity, Blade beats DJI. With its 30-minute flight time and speed of 40mph, Blade Chrome is more reliable and smarter. Though DJI has a flight time of 28 minutes, it has a higher speed of 45mph. In addition, the payload capacity for Blade is lower than that of Blade, which has 462 grams as payload. While DJI has a temperature range of between 0°C and 40°C and is equipped with a vision positioning system that enables it to position itself when used indoors without GPS signal, Blade has neither. Also, with its camera and two distance sensors, DJI Phantom 4 can scan the ground below, an amazing feature that makes the position hold possible. Unfortunately, this feature is missing in Blade Chrome. However, what are present in both drones are such great features as GPS compatibility, automatic landing, return home function, follow me function and flight planning. However, the altitude and position holds and collision avoidance are features known only to the DJI drones. 

 

Control

 

Being a remote-controlled drone, Blade Chrome can be flown up to 400 meters away from you. And if it is 300 meters far away, you're still in control. It is incorporated with a controller frequency of 2.4 GHz. Unlike Blade drones, DJI flying machines can be controlled using a mobile device holder connected to a smartphone or tablet. It also comes with a transmitter power of 23dBm, 7.4 controller voltage and receiver sensitivity of 23 dBm. 

 

Battery

 

The DJI drone has a battery capacity of 5,340 mAh, battery power of 15.2v, and Lithium Polymer 4s as the battery type. Blade drone, on the other hand, comes with a battery capacity of 5,400 mAh with 11v power. Its battery type is Lithium Polymer 3s. 

 

With just five years into the industry, DJI now controls 70% of the drone market with billions of dollars in profit. Their Phantom series, one of which is the Phantom 4, have become widely accepted by many drone lovers. In terms of quality, Blade Chrome cannot be overlooked, too. As seen in the features above, Blade Chrome is an exceptional model. In any case, only the consumers can decide which brand of drones is better between these two drone companies. 

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