DJI Mavic Pro Platinum vs DJI Mavic Pro Standard
The Mavic Pro is fantastic drone, and DJI has announced at the IFA trade show that it’s updating the Mavic Pro drone with a new version called the Mavic Pro Platinum.
So what is the difference? is it worth upgrading or spending a bit more money to get the Platinum version?
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
The Mavic Pro Platinum has a few advantages over it’s predecessor.
For starters DJI claims to have used better electronic speed controllers and has added some redesigned propellers (which can also be used on the original Mavic Pro).
In addition the Platinum edition offer slightly longer flight time of 30min on the Platinum vs 27min on the regular Mavic Pro.
While the slightly longer battery life is great news, we think the 60% reduction on noise leves (during takeoff and landing) to be the most powerful advantage the new Platinum edition offers over the regular Mavic Pro.
Although if you already own a a Mavic Pro, you might be able to get some of that noise reduction by simply buying the new propellers.
The Platinum edition can be pre-ordered for $1099 compared to the $999 for the Mavic Pro.
It is worth noting that the Platinum version also offers a “Fly more Combo” version for $1399 includes several extras like the shoulder bag ($79), battery to power bank adaptor ($19), car charger ($49) and battery charging hub ( $39), and two extra batteries (so three in total).
DJI Mavic Pro
Apart from cosmetic changes and a few “nice to have” perks both drones are identical in matters of video quality, speed, range and all other main features.
The Mavic Pro is $100 cheaper than the Platinum version, so it will be up to you to decide if that is worth the reduced noise levels and 3 minutes of battery life.
However if DJI’s claims about the better electronic components are true it might not be worth the savings.
Which one should I get?
The extra features offered by the Mavic Pro Platinum are not groundbreaking, however we think that if you are already spending ~$1K on a drone, it is probably worth it to go for the newer and more expensive version.
However if the $100 dollars are a deal-breaker for you, you will be just as happy with the regular Mavic Pro.
Should I upgrade?
Of course many of us will find it hard to resist the call of a new fancy drone, but unless the noise levels are a huge issue for you, it most likely isn’t worth it to upgrade to the Platinum version just yet.
This might change if in the future DJI pushes different updates and features to the Platinum version, but based on the fact that both drones share almost all specifications that doesn’t look very likely at the moment.