A Closer Look at the New DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

DJI’s penchant for iteration has continued this week, with the launch of an updated Phantom 4 Pro, the P4 Pro V2.0.

The main new features of the P4P V2.0 are that it comes with a new controller, uses DJI’s OcuSync for high-resolution and low-latency digital video transmission and reduces propeller noise by up to 60%.

That’s thanks to an upgraded propulsion system with FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 9455S quick-release propellers – a similar addition seen with the Mavic Pro Platinum.

Unlike the Mavic Pro Platinum, the P4P V2.0 doesn’t shift from the standard white airframe. But the controller has been revamped, coming with a 5.5-inch, 1080p resolution built-in screen – If you’re willing to pay an extra $300 that is.

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Price and Availability

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is now available for purchase for $1,499 in the DJI store, as well as from authorized dealers worldwide. The price above includes the aircraft, battery, remote controller, four pairs of propellers, battery charger, power cable, gimbal clamp, Micro USB cable, Micro SD Card and a carrying case.

The Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 retails at $1,799 and includes all P4P V2.0 accessories, as well as the 5.5-inch monitor built into the remote controller.

What are the main differences between the Phantom 4 Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro V2?

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 upgrade can be seen as similar to DJI’s revamp of the Mavic Pro with the Mavic Pro Platinum. With a couple of big differences. Unlike the Mavic Pro upgrade, the P4P V 2.0 doesn’t have a longer flight time than the original. It also doesn’t have a shiny new color scheme. If you want that, you’ll have to go for the P4P Obsidian instead.

Just like the Mavic Pro Platinum, the P4P Pro V2.0 has an upgraded propulsion system with FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 9455S quick-release propellers that reduce noise. If they are anywhere near as effective as the Mavic Pro’s low noise props, they are certainly worth considering.

Read more: Hands On With DJI’s Low-Noise Propellers

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The biggest difference is with the controller. With OcuSync transmission you can more easily connect to DJI Goggles, and a built-in HD monitor will make a nice change from squinting at your smartphone screen, as long as you go for the + version, anyway. It’s worth bearing in mind that, as appealing as that new controller is, it’s not going to be compatible with the standard Phantom 4 Pro, which uses Lightbridge transmission.

Other accessories, including batteries, chargers and ND filters, are fine to swap across both models.

Malek Murison is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for tech trends and innovation. He handles product reviews, major releases and keeps an eye on the enthusiast market for DroneLife.
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