Best Smartphones and Tablets for DJI Go 3 & 4: The Ultimate Guide

Many popular Apple and Android devices are available in the consumer market. It’s very important to be sure you are using a mobile device that is powerful enough to handle DJI GO App from freezing, lagging, or crashing during your flight missions. Especially when flying the DJI drones. In this article, we provide a list of the best smartphones and tablets for the DJI GO app that works.

The following list includes:

  • Supported devices for DJI GO 3 (indicated with )
  • Supported devices for DJI GO 4 (indicated with )

To help you get the best experience out of this page, you should:

  1. Keep it in your mind that brand new devices with better specifications are likely to run better.
  2. If you own a fairly new device that isn’t on the list, we recommend you to try it before buying something new.
  3. Leave a comment in the comment section below the list that you are using a device that works well and isn’t on the list.

Below the list, you’ll find all the best smartphones and tablets for DJI GO App that works well. You’ll be able to see the specifications of each mobile device individually so you can choose the best smartphones and tablets for DJI GO App.

Apple Devices For DJI GO App

  Device Type Screen Length Width Depth Weight Bright CPU RAM GPS Like
iPad 2017 Tablet 9.7″ 9.4″ 6.67″ 0.29″ 16.54oz N/A A9 2GB Optional
3
iPad 2018 Tablet 9.7″ 9.45″ 6.67″ 0.3″ 16.5oz N/A A10 2GB Optional
0
iPad Air 2013 Tablet 9.7″ 9.45″ 6.67″ 0.3″ 16.54oz 449nits A7 1GB Optional
0
iPad Air 2 2014 Tablet 9.7″ 9.45″ 6.67″ 0.24″ 15.41oz 415nits A8X 2GB Optional
0
iPad Mini 2 2013 Tablet 7.9″ 7.87″ 5.3″ 0.3″ 11.68oz N/A A7 1GB Optional
0
iPad Mini 3 2014 Tablet 7.9″ 7.87″ 5.3″ 0.3″ 11.68oz 398nits A7 1GB Optional
0
iPad Mini 4 2015 Tablet 7.9″ 8″ 5.31″ 0.24″ 11.68oz 450nits A8 2GB Optional
0
iPad Pro 2015 Tablet 12.9″ 12.04″ 8.69″ 0.27″ 25.15oz 424nits A9X 4GB Optional
0
iPad Pro 2016 Tablet 9.7″ 9.45″ 6.67″ 0.24″ 15.66oz 511nits A9X 2GB Optional
1
iPad Pro 2017 Tablet 10,5″ 9.87″ 5.85″ 0.24″ 16.48oz 600nits A10X N/A Optional
1
iPhone 6 2014 Phone 4.7″ 5.44″ 2.64″ 0.27″ 4.55oz 558nits A8 1GB Yes
0
iPhone 6 Plus 2014 Phone 5.5″ 6.23″ 3.07″ 0.29″ 4.55oz 566nits A9 2GB Yes
0
iPhone 6S 2015 Phone 4.7″ 5.44″ 2.64″ 0.28″ 4.55oz 567nits A9 2GB Yes
0
iPhone 6S Plus 2015 Phone 5.5″ 6.23″ 3.07″ 0.29″ 4.55oz 582nits A9 2GB Yes
0
iPhone 7 2016 Phone 4.7″ 5.44″ 2.64″ 0.28″ 4.87oz 602nits A10 2GB Yes
0
iPhone 7 Plus 2016 Phone 5.5″ 6.23″ 3.07″ 0.29″ 6.63oz 552nits A10 3GB Yes
2
iPhone 8 2017 Phone 4.7″ 5.45″ 2.65″ 0.29″ 5.22oz N/A A11 2GB Yes
0
iPhone 8 Plus 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.24″ 3.07″ 0.3″ 7.13oz N/A A11 3GB Yes
0
iPhone SE 2016 Phone 4″ 4.87″ 2.31″ 0.3″ 3.99oz 598nits A9 3GB Yes
1
iPhone X 2017 Phone 5.8″ 5.65″ 2.79″ 0.3″ 6.14oz 634nits A11 3GB Yes
-1
iPhone XR 2018 Phone 6.1″ 5.94″ 2.98″ 0.33″ 6.84oz N/A A12 3GB Yes  
iPhone XS 2018 Phone 5.8″ 6.24″ 3.07″ 0.3″ 6.24oz 611nits A12 4GB Yes  
iPhone XS Max 2018 Phone 6.5″ 6.2″ 3.05″ 0.3″ 7.34oz 606nits A12 4GB Yes  

Important Notes

Note: Both Wi-Fi and Cellular features on iPad Air / Mini and Pro models are compatible. Only cellular models have GPS functions. You don’t have to activate the cell service to use the GPS. As of current, the DJI GO app only requires GPS on any Apple device when you are using the Follow Me feature or to reset the home point to its current location if you have relocated after taking off. If you decided to use a Wi-Fi only Apple device. You should attach a Bluetooth GPS Receiver to install GPS if you need to.

Note: When you’re flying a Phantom, the tablets that are wider than 6.75 inches (including the case) will require an extender to be installed on the remote controller. The iPad Air will fit just fine without a case. It’s highly recommended that you buy this extender which will fit tablets up to 12.9 inches.

Note: For Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro / Zoom, and Spark, all smartphones will fit fine without a case. However, its folding mount holder has limited support for larger mobile devices. We recommend this mount holder extension for devices that is taller than 6.8 inches or thicker than 0.34 inches. It will support any smartphones and tablets up to 12 inches.

Android Devices For DJI GO App

  Device Type Screen Length Width Depth Weight Bright CPU Cores RAM GPS
  Acer Iconia One 10 2016 Tablet 10.1″ 10.2″ 6.61″ 0.37″ 18.34oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1GB Yes
  Acer Iconia One 7 2014 Tablet 7″ 7.6″ 4.03″ 0.36″ 8.8oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1GB Yes
  Acer Iconia Tab 10 2015 Tablet 10.1″ 10.24″ 6.93″ 0.38″ 17.91oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1GB Yes
  Acer Iconia Tab 8 2014 Tablet 8″ 8.46″ 5.12″ 0.33″ 12.7oz N/A 1.86GHz 4 2GB Yes
  Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 Tablet 10.1″ 10.3″ 6.3″ 0.4″ 17.7oz N/A 1.8GHz 4 2GB No
  Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.43″ 5.04″ 0.38″ 13.02oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1.5GB No
  Asus Zenpad 3S 10 2016 Tablet 9.7″ 9.47″ 6.44″ 0.28″ 15.17oz N/A 2.1GHz 6 4GB Yes
  Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M 2016 Tablet 8″ 8.23″ 4.84″ 0.33″ 12.8oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 2GB Yes
  Asus Zenpad S 8 Z580C 2015 Tablet 8″ 8″ 5.3″ 0.27″ 11.18oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 2GB Yes
DJI CrystalSky 2017 Tablet 5.5″ 6.05″ 3.34″ 1.55″ 8.04oz 1000nits N/A N/A N/A Yes
DJI CrystalSky 2017 Tablet 7.85″ 8,21″ 5.81″ 1.36″ 14.99oz 1000nits N/A N/A N/A Yes
DJI CrystalSky 2017 Tablet 7.85″ 8.21″ 5.81″ 1.36″ 14.99oz 2000nits N/A N/A N/A Yes
  Dragon Touch V10 2017 Tablet 10″ 10.4″ 6.5″ 0.4″ 20.7oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1GB Yes
  Google Nexus 5 2013 Phone 4.95″ 5.43″ 2.72″ 0.34″ 4.59oz 436nits 2.3GHz 4 2GB Yes
Google Nexus 6P 2015 Phone 5.7″ 6.27″ 3.06″ 0.29″ 6.28oz 348nits 2.0GHz 8 3GB Yes
Google Nexus 7 2013 Tablet 7″ 7.87″ 4.49″ 0.34″ 10.55oz 583nits 1.5GHz 4 2GB Yes
Google Nexus 9 2014 Tablet 8.9″ 8.98″ 6.05″ 0.31″ 14.99oz 471nits 2.3GHz 2 2GB Yes
Google Pixel 2016 Phone 5″ 5.66″ 2.74″ 0.33″ 5.04oz N/A 2.15GHz 4 4GB Yes
Google Pixel 2 XL 2017 Phone 6″ 6.22″ 3.02″ 0.31″ 6.17oz N/A 2.35GHz 8 4GB Yes
  HTC One 2013 Phone 4.7″ 5.41″ 2.69″ 0.37″ 5.04oz 431nits 1.7GHz 4 2GB Yes
  HTC U11 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.06″ 2.99″ 0.31″ 5.96oz N/A 2.45GHz 8 6GB Yes
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 2014 Phone 6″ 6.18″ 3.19″ 0.31″ 6.53oz 484nits 1.3GHz 8 2GB Yes
Huawei Ascend Mate 9 2016 Phone 5.9″ 6.18″ 3.11″ 0.31″ 6.7oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei Ascend XT2 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.03″ 3″ 0.33″ 5.74oz N/A 1.4GHz 8 2GB Yes
  Huawei Elate 4G 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.03″ 3″ 0.33″ 5.74oz N/A 1.4GHz 8 2GB Yes
Huawei Honor 10 2018 Phone 5.84″ 5.89″ 2.8″ 0.3″ 5.4oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 8GB Yes
  Huawei Honor 6X 2016 Phone 5.5″ 5.94″ 3″ 0.32″ 5.71oz N/A 2.1GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei Honor 7X 2017 Phone 5.93″ 6.2″ 3″ 0.3″ 5.78oz N/A 2.36GHz 8 3GB Yes
Huawei Honor 8 2016 Phone 5.2″ 5.73″ 2.8″ 0.3″ 5.4oz N/A 2.3GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei Honor 9 2017 Phone 5.15″ 5.8″ 2.79″ 0.3″ 5.47oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 6GB Yes
Huawei Honor Mate 10 2017 Phone 5.9″ 5.93″ 3.06″ 0.32″ 6.56oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei Honor Mate 10 Pro 2017 Phone 6″ 6.07″ 2.93″ 0.31″ 6.28oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 6GB Yes
Huawei Mate 8 2015 Phone 6″ 6.19″ 3.17″ 0.31″ 6.53oz N/A 2.3GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei Honor Mate 9 2016 Phone 5.9″ 6.18″ 3.11″ 0.31″ 6.7oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei Honor Mate 9 Pro 2017 Phone 5.5″ 5.98″ 2.95″ 0.3″ 5.96oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 6GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad M3 2016 Tablet 8.4″ 8.48″ 4.89″ 0.29″ 11.2oz N/A 2.3GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.4″ 4.85″ 0.3″ 10.93oz N/A 1.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad M5 2018 Tablet 8.4″ 8.37″ 4.91″ 0.29″ 11.15oz N/A 2.36GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad M5 2018 Tablet 10.8″ 10.19″ 6.76″ 0.29″ 17.6oz N/A 2.36GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 2018 Tablet 10.8″ 10.19″ 6.76″ 0.29″ 17.6oz N/A 2.36GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad T3 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.31″ 4.91″ 0.31″ 12.35oz N/A 1.4GHz 4 3GB Yes
  Huawei MediaPad X2 2015 Tablet 7″ 7.22″ 4.09″ 0.28″ 8.43oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 3GB Yes
Huawei P10 2017 Phone 5.1″ 5.72″ 2.73″ 0.28″ 5.11oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei P10 Plus 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.04″ 2.92″ 0.28″ 5.82oz 500nits 2.4GHz 8 6GB Yes
Huawei P20 2018 Phone 5.8″ 5.87″ 2.79″ 0.3″ 5.82oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
Huawei P20 Pro 2018 Phone 6.1″ 6.1″ 2.91″ 0.31″ 6.35oz N/A 2.4GHz 8 6GB Yes
Huawei P8 Max 2015 Phone 6.8″ 7.19″ 3.66″ 0.27″ 8.04oz N/A 2.2GHz 8 3GB Yes
Huawei P9 2016 Phone 5.2″ 5,71″ 2.79″ 0.28″ 5.08oz 584nits 2.5GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Huawei P9 Lite 2016 Phone 5.2″ 5.78″ 2.86″ 0.3″ 5.19oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 3GB Yes
  Lenovo A3500 2014 Tablet 7″ 7.8″ 4.77″ 0.39″ 11.29oz N/A 1.3GHz 4 1GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab 3 Plus 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.27″ 4.92″ 0.35″ 11.61oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 3GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab 4 10 2017 Tablet 10.1″ 9.72″ 6.73″ 0.33″ 17.6oz N/A 1.4GHz 4 2GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus 2017 Tablet 10.1″ 9.72″ 6.81″ 0.28″ 16.8oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab 4 8 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.31″ 4.88″ 0.32″ 10.93oz N/A 1.4GHz 4 2GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.27″ 4.84″ 0.28″ 10.58oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Lenovo Tab S8-50 2017 Tablet 8″ 8.26″ 4.87″ 0.31″ 10.55oz N/A 1.86GHz 4 2GB Yes
  LG G2 2013 Phone 5.2″ 5.45″ 2.79″ 0.35″ 5.04oz 409nits 2.26GHz 4 2GB Yes
  LG Q6 2017 Phone 5.5″ 5.61″ 2.73″ 0.32″ 5.26oz N/A 1.4GHz 8 4GB Yes
LG V20 2016 Phone 5.7″ 6.29″ 3.07″ 0.3″ 6.14oz N/A 2.15GHz 4 4GB Yes
  Motorola Moto G4 2016 Phone 5.5″ 6.02″ 3.02″ 0.39″ 5.47oz N/A 1.5GHz 8 2GB Yes
  Motorola Moto G4 Plus 2016 Phone 5.5″ 6.02″ 3.02″ 0.39″ 5.47oz N/A 1.5GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Motorola Moto G5 Plus 2017 Phone 5.2″ 5.91″ 2.91″ 0.3″ 5.47oz N/A 2.0GHz 8 4GB Yes
  Motorola Moto Z2 Force 2017 Phone 5.5″ 6.13″ 2.99″ 0.24″ 5.04oz N/A 2.35GHz 8 6GB Yes
  Nokia 8 2017 Phone 5.3″ 5.96″ 2.9″ 0.31″ 5.64oz N/A 2.5GHz 8 6GB Yes
Nubia Z7 Mini 2014 Phone 5″ 5.55″ 2.73″ 0.32″ 5.04oz 383nits 2.0GHz 4 2GB Yes
  Nvidia Shield K1 2015 Tablet 8″ 8.7″ 4.96″ 0.36″ 12.56oz 413nits 2.2GHz 4 2GB Yes
  OnePlus 3 2016 Phone 5.5″ 6.01″ 2.94″ 0.29″ 5.57oz N/A 2.15GHz 4 6GB Yes
  OnePlus 3T 2016 Phone 5.5″ 6.01″ 2.94″ 0.29″ 5.57oz N/A 2.35GHz 4 6GB Yes

Important Notes

Note: When you’re flying a Phantom, the tablets that are wider than 6.75 inches (including the case) will require an extender to be installed on the remote controller. The iPad Air will fit just fine without a case. It’s highly recommended that you buy this extender which will fit tablets up to 12.9 inches.

Note: For Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro / Zoom, and Spark, all smartphones will fit fine without a case. However, its folding mount holder has limited support for larger mobile devices. We recommend this mount holder extension for devices that is taller than 6.8 inches or thicker than 0.34 inches. It’ll support any smartphones and tablets up to 12 inches.

Note: For DJI CrystalSky users, we recommend either this or this as your mount holder for Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic Air, and Spark. For CrystalSky Video Monitor featuring 7.85 inches, we recommend using this mount bracket holder. If you’re a Phantom or Inspire user, we recommend installing this mount holder on the remote controller.

Note: As of current, the DJI GO app only requires GPS on any Android device when you are using the Follow Me feature or to reset the home point to its current location if you have relocated after taking off. If you decided to use a Wi-Fi only Android device. You should attach a Bluetooth GPS Receiver to install GPS if you need to.

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