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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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So, I've had my spark for a few weeks now and the flying experience with my Vodafone smart ultra 6 has been horrid, drop outs black screen  the works. Whilst on holiday tried my friends iPhone 6s and it was so smooth. My contract is up for renewal and I don't really want to go apple but if I can't find a stable android phone I might have to. Phone's don't really interested me so looking for a midrange phone and not some Uber expensive monster. Any recommendations?
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Arcicorsa
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Spark and android not work in EU correct...
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ACW
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iPhone 7+ Sorry, but I wouldn't waste my time flying a DJI drone with any android device - chalk and cheese
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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I was coming to the conclusion that I might have to go down the apple route but was trying to resist if possible.
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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Oh yes forgot I'm in the UK
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Joepub1
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Are you flying the Spark with phone only, or do you have the RC?
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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I daren't fly it on the phone only, it's bad enough on the controller
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Arcicorsa
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Joepub1 Posted at 2017-10-4 13:09
Are you flying the Spark with phone only, or do you have the RC?

It doesn't matter! Android not work correct neither with RC!!
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU Posted at 2017-10-4 13:15
I daren't fly it on the phone only, it's bad enough on the controller

I have a ZTExl phone and a Samsung Tab A tablet and cannot get either to run the Go4 app on wifi. They both will run Go4 with an OTG cable with no problems, very good video, no data dropouts. I always have to repeat that DJI does not support the OTG method. I've wanted to start a thread asking android users what setups they have (firmware, app version, wifi or OTG) that do work for them so others could look at their inventory and see if they have a working combo in front of them. I might be the only person alive not looking forward to a firmware/app update because I've somewhat figured the current setup.

I can't comment on the problems in the UK/EU. I'm in Florida. I've had hurricanes and a nonstop nor-easter keeping winds too high to fly much lately.
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I'm in Argentina. I use my Spark with RC linked to my old Samsung S5 with Android 6.0.1 (clean stock FW, no simcard inserted and in planemode)  via WiFi.-

I've not so much flying time as others here... but never had a problem nor in midtown, between buildings, or in open areas (parks, riverline, etc)
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Moto G5 Plus. I was having problems with my old Blu phone I was using at first. Lag, dropped connection, choppy video. No problems since I got the Moto G5 Plus. I got it even cheaper on Amazon Prime day. Normally $240 I got it for $180 with Amazon ads, 64 GB. And it's water resistant.

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S-e-ven
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I have used a OP5 in the past 2 Month.
It seems to work.
So check out the OP3T, for the midrange price and maybe even sec hand availability
2017-10-4
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Sparky David
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Samsung Galaxy S8 with RC and OTG cable, works perfectly.  You have to follow the procedure to connect everything and when switching batteries I kill the DJI GO 4 App by pushing and holding the App button and go into App info then Force Stop.
I live in Northern Ireland, so am EU.
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ciesnik
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I am flying with BQ Aquaris X - it has a very bright display and works perfectly with DJI Go 4. You can buy it for £ 247.79 in UK.
2017-10-5
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Jos A
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) works great, has 3 gb internal memory and good GPS/WIFI signal.
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DJI Thor
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I would refer to the support device list on the official website if I choose a device because engineers had tested to run DJI GO/DJI GO 4 on that mobile devices and they performed fine. Hope it would be a reference for you, too.
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Anuvis
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No android phone works with spark....Buy an iphone....The above list with supported android phones is totally a garbage....
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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Thanks for all the comments. I am looking into the back aquaria X Pro and Moto g5 plus.
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Arcicorsa
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DJI Thor Posted at 2017-10-5 01:46
I would refer to the support device list on the official website if I choose a device because engineers had tested to run DJI GO/DJI GO 4 on that mobile devices and they performed fine. Hope it would be a reference for you, too.

This is not valid in the EU!!!!! In EU does not work any Android device properly!!!!
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Arcicorsa
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU Posted at 2017-10-5 03:16
Thanks for all the comments. I am looking into the back aquaria X Pro and Moto g5 plus.

None of them will work properly in the EU !!

Android NOT WORK in EU!!!
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 05:30
None of them will work properly in the EU !!

Android NOT WORK in EU!!!

You're wrong, a lot of people are using android phones with their spark in the EU. Of course it works... Switching the WiFi bands can be a little bit difficult, but it works as well, as long as you know what you're doing.
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Flip_L Posted at 2017-10-5 05:48
You're wrong, a lot of people are using android phones with their spark in the EU. Of course it works... Switching the WiFi bands can be a little bit difficult, but it works as well, as long as you know what you're doing.

No You're wrong. In EU It cannot be used 5.8Ghz frequency..
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 05:30
None of them will work properly in the EU !!

Android NOT WORK in EU!!!

Dude, what is wrong with you? Are you delusional or just trolling?
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Arcicorsa
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Zbig Posted at 2017-10-5 06:03
Dude, what is wrong with you? Are you delusional or just trolling?

Show me as connect to spark with Android on 5.8Ghz in EU ;-) ... This is wrong!!!!
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Flip_L
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 06:00
No You're wrong. In EU It cannot be used 5.8Ghz frequency..

I posted about this issue in an other thread, this might help you:

the problem Android users encounter when trying to use the 2.4 GHz band (RC -> Spark) is such: in order to use the 2.4GHz band without an OTG-cable, the RC -> phone connection has to switch to 5.8 GHz. However, a lot of android devices (not all of them) can't connect to this band (for whatever reasons). Using a device which is running iOS solves this, as they have no trouble using this band.

In order to use the 2.4GHz band, which in Europe drastically increases range and image transmission sability, your mobile device has to connect to the RC via 5.8GHz and the RC -> Spark connection switches to 2.4GHz.
Using a OTG-cable is the only way for some android users to change the RC -> Spark connection to 2.4GHz, as the RC -> mobile device connection is no loger using WiFi and thus the 2.4GHz band becomes available.

Hope that helps.
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_pk
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 05:30
None of them will work properly in the EU !!

Android NOT WORK in EU!!!

Are you on Apple pay-roll? Or what? I live in Poland (hence EU) and I do use Spark with RC and android phone. It works smoothly. So please stop trolling.
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Arcicorsa
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Flip_L Posted at 2017-10-5 06:09
I posted about this issue in an other thread, this might help you:

the problem Android users encounter when trying to use the 2.4 GHz band (RC -> Spark) is such: in order to use the 2.4GHz band without an OTG-cable, the RC -> phone connection has to switch to 5.8 GHz. However, a lot of android devices (not all of them) can't connect to this band (for whatever reasons). Using a device which is running iOS solves this, as they have no trouble using this band.

OTG IS NOT SUPPORTED!!!! This is not solution... OK, you bought a car and it can not fit the second gear, the dealer says it's okay to use the first and third gear... It is correct?!?!? NO!!! The same case is with a spark..
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Arcicorsa
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_pk Posted at 2017-10-5 06:14
Are you on Apple pay-roll? Or what? I live in Poland (hence EU) and I do use Spark with RC and android phone. It works smoothly. So please stop trolling.

Show me as connect Android phone with Spark on 5.8Ghz.... No I have SGS7!!!! That's why I'm so upset !!!
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Flip_L
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 06:20
Show me as connect Android phone with Spark on 5.8Ghz.... No I have SGS7!!!! That's why I'm so upset !!!

I'm confused now, do you only have the spark or are you trying to use it with the RC?

I am personally not using an android device so I don't know how to makte the phone find the RC's wifi, when the RC-> Spark connection is switched to 2.4 GHz, it's possible, I just don't know how. OTG however works just fine, you shouldn't be worried about it ;)
But you're right, it's not an ideal solution for android users. I don't know why it kjust works fine with iOS.
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Arcicorsa
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Flip_L Posted at 2017-10-5 06:26
I'm confused now, do you only have the spark or are you trying to use it with the RC?

I am personally not using an android device so I don't know how to makte the phone find the RC's wifi, when the RC-> Spark connection is switched to 2.4 GHz, it's possible, I just don't know how. OTG however works just fine, you shouldn't be worried about it ;)

Yes I have RC and I know on OTG and use it sometime.. But bothers me that i bought something and not work as manufacturers says.. They cheated me.. Nobody minds it that Dji sells drones which do not work so as Dji advertise??
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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That's a sweeping statement, surely some people in the EU / UK have had some success with android devices? Please could you explain why this is particular to the EU
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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Ignore my last post, I didn't realise we had gone into page 2 and some good explanations as to why android struggles in europe
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S-e-ven
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-10-5 05:25
This is not valid in the EU!!!!! In EU does not work any Android device properly!!!!

Funny story!
I flew my Spark in Thailand, Germany and China.
With RC, OTG and OP5.
And dont even have to "kill" Dji Go 4 during a battery change.
Which makes me think, there are some Droids working with DJI Go4 and Spark.

And yes, I have had trouble with my LG4, which wasn't be able to work with Dji Go 4.
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OneMatt
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I'm using a Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, and so far flawless.
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小仙女的星巴克
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Huawei Mate 9 work great even with Az screen Recorder........................and its DJI supported phone
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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Are you guys in the EU? As I understand the issue is the lack of use of the 5.8 GHz band in the EU by android phones
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fans42b4f3e7
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Samsung Galaxy s8+.
Big screen and works flawlessly on both 2.4 and 5.8 in UK.OTG working also. Don't believe half the rubbish put on here Regarding Android phones I had an S6 Edge prior to this phone and it worked well too I just wanted a bigger screen.

However DJI are very slow in updating the Android app, frustratingly slow.
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djiuser_ZQ31qGU
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Thanks for the reply, I have been very confused but good to hear from a fellow UK user
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Bright Spark
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If you've got the means, looks like Crystal sky.No standard phones/tablets are really bright enough for me.
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Tried it on Sony Experia on Android - Mixed connection and results. iPad mini 4 worked flawless. ios is far superior to Android across all craft. Saying that though a lot of people use the Nvidia Shield tablet and report good things. Phone wise though - Apple all the way from personal experiences.
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