The Phantom 4 keeps the same basic design as the Phantom 3 series, however the white shell has been updated to look even sexier than before. The drone measures about 7 by 11.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 3 pounds. That means you will have to register with the FAA before flying in the US.
DJI includes a very functional and compact carrying case with the Phantom 4. Inside you’ll find room for the drone, charger, remote, propellers, and a couple space batteries. Keep in mind, only one battery is included with your purchase. This is definitely the best free case I’ve seen sold with a drone. You will also notice that there is a nice carrying handle and a latch to keep it closed nice and tight. Although, if I had my choice, I still prefer the Think Tank Airport Helipak for transport. We found that the Phantom 4 fits perfectly.
The gimbal has been redesigned. The camera is secured on the left and right side and the flexible shock mount is now located inside the chassis. It can also tilt up and own and the attachment point to the drone makes it possible for left and right movement. However, it can’t spin around 360 degrees like the Inspire 1. The microSD memory card slot and micro USB are now part of the chassis instead of the shock mount. This makes them much easier to access.
The remote control is mostly unchanged from the Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced. It still sports the integrated clip that can hold anything from full-size tablet to a small smartphone. One big difference is that one of the buttons that was unmarked previously – the one located at the top right corner/shoulder of the remote – is now a Pause button. If you press it, it will make the drone stop in place and hover until pressed again.