You are probably interested in purchasing a new drone.
You have gone through a couple of them and you are finally torn between the Phantom 4 Pro and the Phantom 4 Advanced.
Both are excellent mid-range drones with 1-inch camera sensors.
To assist you make your choice between the two, below is a detailed description of some of their properties.
We also have written an article about best drones with cameras, which will help you to compare more drones.
Design and Build Quality
The Phantom 4 has a very solid and well-built design.
Both the Professional and Advanced generally look the same.
The main two differences between them arethe Phantom 4 Advanced lacks a backward facing obstacle avoidance as well as infrared TOF sensors on its sides.
The cameras for both models are completely identical in their external design and internal parts.
Both models utilize 20 MP 1-inch Sony Exmor Sensor.
One of the key differences between the Phantom 4 Advanced and the Phantom 4 Pro is their remote controllers.
The remote controller for the Phantom 4 pro can be used on two kinds of frequencies namely 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz.
This enables it to keep away from signal interference by swapping between the two frequencies based on the flight distance and surroundings.
The Phantom 4 Advanced is capable of only using the 2.4 GHz frequency meaning its signal strength and stability is not always at par with the Phantom 4 Professional.
Another key difference between the two models is that the Phantom 4 Advanced has fewer sensors than the Phantom 4 Professional.
The Phantom 4 Advanced lacks the backward facing vision sensors as well as the TOF infrared sensors.
The infrared sensors are not too critical a component that is why they were omitted from the Phantom 4 Advanced model.
However, the lack of backward facing obstacle avoidance may be a significant disadvantage.
The majority of the best aerial shots were taken while flying backward and there as several drones have smashed into trees, buildings and other obstructions because they had a blind side.
Both models possess several various flight modes such as Draw mode, Active track, Tapfly, Gesture,Point of Interest and several others.
The Phantom 4 Advanced does not have the Taply flight mode since it lacks obstacle avoidance on its rear side of the drone.
Apart from that, the rest of the flight modes are generally the same.
Battery and Flight Time
Both Phantom models can fly for a maximum of 30 minutes in the best conditions though the expected flight time is around 27 minutes.
Compared to other drones in the market, the Phantom 4 Advanced and the Phantom 4 Pro perform really well.
Price is one of the biggest if not the most important factor to consider before making a choice when deciding which item to purchase.
The Phantom 4 Advanced is generally cheaper due to having fewer features than the Phantom 4 Professional.
The Phantom 4 Advanced goes for $1349 and the Phantom 4 Advanced Plus goes for $1649.
The Phantom 4 Professional goes for $1849 and the Phantom 4 Professional Plus goes for $2149.