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I pre ordered the Mavic pro on sept 27th. I also own a P4 which I was using my s7 with until I got a samsung tab s2 9.6 inch a few weeks back which besides clicking a few settings to get it to connect has worked pretty good. Now I hear the Samsung s7 doesnt work with the P4 or Mavic at that. Which I was planning on using my S7 with my mavic when it arrives. Since I know my tabs s2 wont fit using the mavic what do you guys suggest I do? I dont want the mavic to arrive and me not have a device to use it with. Thanks everyone in advanced
2016-10-8 13:25:13
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So I guess what I'm asking is what is the best device I can buy to work with my new mavic pro?
2016-10-8 13:28:53
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There is always the chance that DJI or Samsung will release a software update that will address this issue before you ever see your Mavic arrive.

But I can tell you that from prior experience using Phantom Drones...  iOS devices always seem more stable with the DJI Go app.  (That's just my own experience.)  I own an Nvidia Shield tablet...  But I prefer to use my iPhone or iPad due to the stability.  (In my own experience.)
2016-10-8 13:32:06
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Second hand iPhone 5 probably cheapest method there is a thread set up go check dji go thread
2016-10-8 14:03:28
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destinylove1 Posted at 2016-10-8 15:03
Second hand iPhone 5 probably cheapest method there is a thread set up go check dji go thread

I would definitely go for a used  iPhone 6 or newer.  The larger screen & faster processor make a difference.
2016-10-8 15:09:52
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I just ordered a iPhone 6 plus it will be here Tuesday. Thank you all
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Drone maker DJI's new Apple partnership inspired by customer crossover
By Neil Hughes        
Wednesday, March 02, 2016, 09:47 am PT (12:47 pm ET)

The majority of people who buy a DJI product are already invested in the Apple ecosystem, and use Apple devices to control, shoot and edit aerial footage from DJI drones, making the new partnership between the two companies a natural fit.

somebody please tell me this is not a directive of Apple to DJI to stuff up the DJI Go app on all android devices????? starting with the Samsung S7?
2016-10-9 15:10:35
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leemerc@bigpond Posted at 2016-10-10 07:10
Drone maker DJI's new Apple partnership inspired by customer crossover
By Neil Hughes        
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The GO app works just fine on Android. The S7 issue is a Samsung issue and not a DJI issue. DJI has already been in contact and has urged them to remedy this.
2016-10-10 07:47:23
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-10 22:47
The GO app works just fine on Android. The S7 issue is a Samsung issue and not a DJI issue. DJI ha ...

I'm switching from iOS to Samsung S7E but also have an old Samsung Note 3 and a beat up iPhone 5 (non S version).

Among these phones which will be the most stable for Mavic?

thanks Ken,
2016-10-17 23:53:01
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Hold on a minute... Who said the S7 does not work with the Mavic? Have you actually tried it?
2016-10-18 03:36:57
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dana5 Posted at 2016-10-18 18:36
Hold on a minute... Who said the S7 does not work with the Mavic? Have you actually tried it?

Some people reported crashes when used with S7.

I will get S7 this Friday so want to get the facts right.
2016-10-18 03:50:43
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kanit53@hotmail Posted at 2016-10-18 15:53
I'm switching from iOS to Samsung S7E but also have an old Samsung Note 3 and a beat up iPhone 5 ( ...

Samsung has some issues with the GO app on S7, I'm sure it will be resolved soon,
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-18 16:04
Samsung has some issues with the GO app on S7, I'm sure it will be resolved soon,

Hi all, I was hoping to get some clarification on a few things:

1) What actual phone and models work great with the Mavic Pro - is it possible to share a list ?

2) Do you need to have a phone tariff / 3G/4G signal to be able to use your phone as a controller for the Mavic Pro?

The reason being is that I have a Samsung S7 edge and from all the issues I've heard about I might not even bother trying it and get a smaller, cheaper phone (without a sim) that can be used as a controller.

Grateful for the clarification if possible, and a list of compatible phones would help so I can browse around,

Thanks

Andrew
2016-10-19 12:56:51
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andrew.abbiw@gm Posted at 2016-10-20 04:56
Hi all, I was hoping to get some clarification on a few things:

1) What actual phone and models wo ...

This is the list of DJI recommended devices from the Mavic page.

http://www.dji.com/mavic/info#downloads

iOS Version v3.0.1.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus,iPod touch 6,iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Android Version v3.0.0.
Requires Android 4.1.2 or later.Compatible with Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.
2016-10-19 13:09:29
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-19 22:09
This is the list of DJI recommended devices from the Mavic page.

http://www.dji.com/mavic/info#do ...

Thanks Ken, much appreciated.

It's probably a silly question but its good to be sure - to be able to connect a device as a controller you don't need a sim or cell network (3G/4G) or internet connection. you just connect via internal wifi between device and dji product right?
2016-10-19 13:48:40
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andrew.abbiw@gm Posted at 2016-10-20 05:48
Thanks Ken, much appreciated.

It's probably a silly question but its good to be sure - to be able ...

That's correct, you just need a internet connect for the first time so you can register the aircraft.
If you want to show up at a field and have map view you will need internet or cell connection.
You can cache the map area you will be flying at home while you have internet so when you get to the field you'll have the map view.
2016-10-19 13:59:57
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-19 22:59
That's correct, you just need a internet connect for the first time so you can register the aircra ...

Excellent, thanks for the useful information Ken!
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andrew.abbiw@gm Posted at 2016-10-20 06:25
Excellent, thanks for the useful information Ken!

Your welcome, no problem at all.
2016-10-19 14:39:43
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-19 23:39
Your welcome, no problem at all.

Sorry Ken, in terms of the Google nexus 7 II (is that the 2nd generation) ? as I've noticed the Google Nexus tabs aren't identified as I and II, I'm guessing its the 2nd generation version. If so, then I already may already have one (not sure which generation I have but I'm sure I can check) and would just need to update the android version
2016-10-19 15:00:17
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andrew.abbiw@gm Posted at 2016-10-20 07:00
Sorry Ken, in terms of the Google nexus 7 II (is that the 2nd generation) ? as I've noticed the Go ...

I know the app takes quite a bit of processing power, so it's probably the later version.
2016-10-19 17:37:51
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What am I missing?  If the Samsung S7 worked with your P4 why would it not work with the Mavic?
2016-10-19 20:11:56
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cliffb@cccomm.n Posted at 2016-10-20 12:11
What am I missing?  If the Samsung S7 worked with your P4 why would it not work with the Mavic?

I do not have an S7, I have a S6. There were reports that the GO app wan't functioning correctly with the S7 and the phone kept rebooting. DJI R&D department has urged Samsung to fix the issue.
There's other apps that are not functioning correctly on the S7 as well.
I do not have a S7 so cannot confirm if Samsung has resolved it.
And just to be clear, it has nothing to do with DJI, but an issue with Samsung.

Here's a better thread for you to post in and there's several others experiencing the same thing.
http://forum.dji.com/thread-62084-7-1.html
2016-10-19 20:45:32
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DJI Ken please tell us what others apps do not work on the S7? I have none! except for DJO Go and the apps that depend on DJI go e.g. Litchi
In all the world there is no one that can fix this problem for us in the past 5 weeks? We have expensive DJI drones that we can not fly.
2016-10-19 21:26:14
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leemerc@bigpond Posted at 2016-10-20 13:26
DJI Ken please tell us what others apps do not work on the S7? I have none! except for DJO Go and th ...

I don't know what other apps, I read that on another social media site.
DJI has already been in contact with Samsung and Samsung I'm sure has been working on it.
I'm sorry if the only device you have is an S7, no iPad or other device you can get your hands on until Samsung fixes it?
2016-10-19 21:30:48
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-20 16:00
I don't know what other apps, I read that on another social media site.
DJI has already been in co ...

Sure DJI Ken............... I will now go out and buy the latest Iphone because your app and only your app does not work on my samsung?
2016-10-20 16:10:03
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leemerc@bigpond Posted at 2016-10-21 08:10
Sure DJI Ken............... I will now go out and buy the latest Iphone because your app and only  ...

If you do some Google searching you will see that there are other apps that are not working as well from what I have been told.
I'm sorry for the  inconvenience.
2016-10-20 16:18:12
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-19 13:59
That's correct, you just need a internet connect for the first time so you can register the aircraft.
If you want to show up at a field and have map view you will need internet or cell connection.
You can cache the map area you will be flying at home while you have internet so when you get to the field you'll have the map view.

Hi Ken, I've finally pre-ordered the DJI Mavic Pro and intend on using the Nexus II with it. You mentioned about needing an internet connection at least for caching the map/area you intend on flying. If I used my normal HTC phone as a hotspot, could I technically then use the Nexus to have internet connection on the fly so I don't have to worry about needing a cell etc?
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fans900ff4d9 Posted at 2017-1-2 10:23
Hi Ken, I've finally pre-ordered the DJI Mavic Pro and intend on using the Nexus II with it. You mentioned about needing an internet connection at least for caching the map/area you intend on flying. If I used my normal HTC phone as a hotspot, could I technically then use the Nexus to have internet connection on the fly so I don't have to worry about needing a cell etc?

Yes, you can use your phone as a hotspot to load the maps when you get to your flying area. That's the easiest way.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2017-1-2 10:30
Yes, you can use your phone as a hotspot to load the maps when you get to your flying area. That's the easiest way.

Excellent thank you Ken
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fans900ff4d9 Posted at 2017-1-2 10:42
Excellent  thank you Ken

No problem at all, have a great week.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-18 07:04
Samsung has some issues with the GO app on S7, I'm sure it will be resolved soon,

We are in 2017
I received the mavic two days ago and today I wanted to use it but the wifi between my samsung S7 and the mavic doesn't work
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-18 07:04
Samsung has some issues with the GO app on S7, I'm sure it will be resolved soon,

We are in 2017
I received the mavic two days ago and today I wanted to use it but the wifi between my samsung S7 and the mavic doesn't work
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fansf4467f95 Posted at 2017-1-2 14:00
We are in 2017
I received the mavic two days ago and today I wanted to use it but the wifi between my samsung S7 and the mavic doesn't work

What happens when you switch the control mode switch on the aircraft to WiFi and power up the aircraft.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2017-1-2 15:12
What happens when you switch the control mode switch on the aircraft to WiFi and power up the aircraft.

Nothing happens
The phone does not found the mavic on wifi
Or on my computer the mavic appears to the wifi list connections
But not on my s7
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fansf4467f95 Posted at 2017-1-2 16:28
Nothing happens
The phone does not found the mavic on wifi
Or on my computer the mavic appears to the wifi list connections

I will report it, I cannot test as I do not have a S7.
Can you try a different device, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or something so you can rule out the phone ?
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I've been using a Samsung S7 Edge with DJI GO 4 and I've had only a few issues... minor, actually.
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I've been using a Samsung S7 Edge with DJI GO 4 and I've had only a few issues... minor, actually.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2017-1-2 19:33
I will report it, I cannot test as I do not have a S7.
Can you try a different device, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or something so you can rule out the phone ?

I haven t and I can t take another device to 500 euros  to flight the mavic

It s not my job to buy something else to see if it s work
It s your job.

Dji it s a big compagny
I think some test on s7 before the out of mavic was not a problem

Its just business
Many clients have this problem and since october you say you haven t a s7 but tou think the problem will be resolve soon
But 3 months after may be more, no result

Why?
It s a question of money with samsung or apple?
You can t help or make not the clients who have a s7 or s7E happy?
You prefer the client searchs (and perhaps founds) a solution to your place?
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fansf4467f95 Posted at 2017-1-2 22:40
I haven t and I can t take another device to 500 euros  to flight the mavic

It s not my job to buy something else to see if it s work

I've been using my Samsung Galaxy S7 with my Mavic since I received it... I've only had one app crash when running DJI Go 3.0.1, no issues so far with DJI Go 4..  I've also tried the Wifi mode with the Mavic from my Samsung Galaxy S7, and it connects without any problems.  I've never tried flying with Wifi mode as I find that the controls are too imprecise, and prefer using the Radio Controller for greater range and better control.
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fansf4467f95 Posted at 2017-1-2 22:40
I haven t and I can t take another device to 500 euros  to flight the mavic

It s not my job to buy something else to see if it s work

However I found this
http://www.mavic-guide.co.uk/top-11-2016-smartphones-will-work-mavic-pro/
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