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[POLL] Apple, Android or CrytalSky for DJI GO 4? Why?
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Bob Brown
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What mobile OS platform do you use/recommend for DJI GO 4? Why?
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2018-5-21
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SparksBird
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I use Apple iPhone 6 but if I had the $$ I would get the crystalSky for one simple reason.  The brightest/best display.  Needed for those bright sunny days where it is near impossible for me to see my iphone screen.
2018-5-21
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Thudd
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Because Apple works
2018-5-21
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Suren
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Found that the App works flawlessly with apple, to many issues with Android. I have a dedicated iphone 6s+ just for flying
2018-5-21
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Woe
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If you look the MP box it clearly says made for IPhone. So why use any thing else?
2018-5-21
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Montfrooij
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Currently iPhone SE.
Small screen, but that is what I have.
If money was less an issue, I would go for an iPad mini cellular.
Or even a crystalsky
2018-5-22
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Locoman
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Once I voted and saw the results, my first reaction was WOW. I expected to see a longer line for Android, only because you see more post about android devices than apple. Then it dawned on me, the reason you don't see so many posts regarding apple devices is probably because they  don't have as many problems. But then again, there only has been 8 votes so will have to give the poll more time.
2018-5-22
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Neliusspies
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Using Iphone currently however want to switch over to the Ipad Mini
2018-5-22
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Jos A
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Android, easiest way to downgrade, also easiest way to use 2 djigo4 apps on 1 device(4.1.15 for spark and 4.1.22 for mavic)
Also easiest way to use a modified version if you like.When using this most stable versions you don't have any problems.
2018-5-22
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Far_North
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I use a 5.5" Crystalsky because I like to be able to see all information on the screen clearly in bright sun.  
2018-5-22
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CycleParadise
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Android because it's what I have. I've thought about getting a dedicated tablet or the CrystalSky - just don't know if I want to invest the money right now.
2018-5-22
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METROID
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 6.3 screen and 1200 nit brightness.
2018-5-22
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B1houdini
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I have the Apple iPad Mini4 with 128 GB, wi-fi only, dedicated only to the MP.
It was a perfect fit on the controller and bright enough to see in bright sunlight.
Never had any problems with the DJI GO 4 App. "knock on wood"
2018-5-22
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DJI Stephen
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Good day. Thank you for sharing the information. The best device for the DJI Go 4 app is a device that is compatible with the drone model. As long as the device is compatible the DJI Go 4 application will work perfectly.
2018-5-22
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Koelkop
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No preference here. I am currently using my Samsung s6 because that is what I have and been using for the last 2 1/2 years. Runs without a hitch.

BUT I really want to get a pair of dji goggles because they really look nice to use
2018-5-22
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DRONE-flies-YOU!
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iPad Pro 10.5 now. I’ve tried all 3 with numerous devices. This iPad is solid with no crashes & easy to see. I find it is also easier to figure out the screen quicker after flipping up the DJI Goggles simply because of the screen size & clarity.
2018-5-22
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A CW
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Apple for DJI drones
2018-5-22
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Mountaindrone
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I use CS for brightness.
2018-5-23
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LoSBoL
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Android, I don't like Apple's software, premium price and vendor lock-in tactics.

We do have a IPad mini 4 cellular, because the wife likes it. I don't use it with the DJI app, to heavy and bulky to take with me and I don't like the weight balance when fitted on the controller. Android devices have yet to give me problems, so it definitely is my preferred device.
Crystalsky has never been considered, I'd rather spend the money on a good pc monitor.
2018-5-23
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QuadKid
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CS for the screen brightness on sunny days, Mini 4 at sunset/night but we are the forgotten ones when it comes to CS updates!
2018-5-23
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M2Wair
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DJI Stephen Posted at 2018-5-22 10:48
Good day. Thank you for sharing the information. The best device for the DJI Go 4 app is a device that is compatible with the drone model. As long as the device is compatible the DJI Go 4 application will work perfectly.

Ohhh really! A sweeping statement there Stephen that doesn't quite reflect reality.  

Perhaps you might explain why my S5 S6 and S7 Samsungs all developed issues after the last updates! All three android phones lost histogram, exposure warning, home point settings and as they were unreliable retired and replaced with iPad mini 4's. A costly exercise that according to your statement I didn't need to do and could have saved myself well over one thousand euros.  

Now the iPad mini 4's have all worked perfectly I will grant you that.
2018-5-23
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M2Wair
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As for the Poll..... iPad mini 4 works perfectly, no issues so far.
2018-5-23
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Danger Lampost
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This question could be faulty because the platform you use would not necessarily be the same as the platform you would recommend. If you're an Apple fanboy, by all means I recommend you use an iPhone or iPad because that's where you've invested your time and money. Likewise for Android.

Because I like choices, open platforms, and ecosystems, I personally use Android but I don't recommend that for everyone. iOS is a closed platform.

Also, my Samsung Note 8 pumps out 1200 nits in bright sunlight, as compared with an iPhone 8 which allows for a maximum brightness of just 530 nits. Because of that brightness, I'm not interested in the CrystalSky.
2018-5-23
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Brad Bilger
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I am NOT an apple fan in any stretch of the imagination.  People holler that DJI Go4 is designed for Apple and works flawlessly.  However, I see an AWFUL lot of posts concerning Apple and their problems.  Including one that was until just recently locked at the top about Compatibility with IOS 11.0.  I am running Android.  On a Samsung Note 5.  And I've had exactly ZERO problems my my setup.  Yes, I've got a running thread on my app not syncing my High Res photos from my AC to my phone, but this is an irritation, not a disaster.  
2018-5-23
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AEM74
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I keep seeing people say the Android version is buggy and unstable, but I have been using DJI Go 4 since October of 2017 on a Galaxy S8+ with no issues with stability or major bugs (2 versions where offline maps and maps in general often were blank). No reason to spend more or carry more when it works for me. Obvious downside is you really need a screen hood since you cannot match the brightness of a CrystalSky.
2018-5-23
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Jeff Millard
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iPhone 8+ and iPad Air. They just work. So far I haven’t had them disconnect from my aircraft.

Jeff
2018-5-23
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Folkestone
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iPhone 6s+ and I have never had an issue that wasn't caused by either a broken wire or junk in the charging slot on the bottom of the phone.

If I had the cash, I'd buy a crystal sky as it is built by DJI to run their app so it would probably be the most stable platform to run it on and the display looks big and bright which is another positive over the iPhone which is sometimes a bit dull.
2018-5-24
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HereForTheBeer
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iOS (Apple) because t just works everytime for me unlike android with dji go 4.  and I already have existing devices to use.


However I wouldn’t mind testing a crystalsky out someday..  but I don’t need to.. not for the price they are asking for atleast.
2018-5-24
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3-D
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Woe Posted at 2018-5-21 19:28
If you look the MP box it clearly says made for IPhone. So why use any thing else?

the why is this:  I don't use an iPhone.  i've been Android from the beginning.  (not opposed to Apple devices, so let's not start that conversation...  

i don't have any spare devices apple devices around.  only spare androids.

All of the others in the house use apple devices, but when they upgrade or switch it is because they have broken/lost/flushed the old one.  can't use any of those.

So i use my old Note 4 Edge.  I drool over the crystalsky because of the brightness.  the ability to fly in the sun is a big deal.  I've got a sunshade but it's not really helpful.  i find myself always looking for shade so that i can see.
2018-5-25
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3-D
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Danger Lampost Posted at 2018-5-23 11:06
This question could be faulty because the platform you use would not necessarily be the same as the platform you would recommend. If you're an Apple fanboy, by all means I recommend you use an iPhone or iPad because that's where you've invested your time and money. Likewise for Android.

Because I like choices, open platforms, and ecosystems, I personally use Android but I don't recommend that for everyone. iOS is a closed platform.

i was thinking about upgrading my phone, and then using my Google Pixel XL as my flight device.  but it only puts out 403 nits.  i need to find a good device that will allow me to fly in the summer, and not cost me $1000
2018-5-25
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SparksBird
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Danger Lampost Posted at 2018-5-23 11:06
This question could be faulty because the platform you use would not necessarily be the same as the platform you would recommend. If you're an Apple fanboy, by all means I recommend you use an iPhone or iPad because that's where you've invested your time and money. Likewise for Android.

Because I like choices, open platforms, and ecosystems, I personally use Android but I don't recommend that for everyone. iOS is a closed platform.

How does the brightness of the Samsung Note 8 compare to the CrystalSky?  I know you do not have a CS to compare to but in your mind are they pretty evenly bright?  I ask because my next purchase will be a device that I will have absolutely no issue seeing in this super bright Nevada sun.  The price though on the CS is outrageous so trying to get an idea here if the Note 8 would be good enough?
2018-5-25
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3-D
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SparksBird Posted at 2018-5-25 15:07
How does the brightness of the Samsung Note 8 compare to the CrystalSky?  I know you do not have a CS to compare to but in your mind are they pretty evenly bright?  I ask because my next purchase will be a device that I will have absolutely no issue seeing in this super bright Nevada sun.  The price though on the CS is outrageous so trying to get an idea here if the Note 8 would be good enough?

found this thread...  hope it helps you.

https://forum.dji.com/thread-116719-1-1.html
2018-5-25
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SparksBird
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3-D Posted at 2018-5-25 15:41
found this thread...  hope it helps you.

https://forum.dji.com/thread-116719-1-1.html

Thanks for the link.  
2018-5-25
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3-D
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looks like it's a year old, but hope it sheds some light on the subject.  
2018-5-25
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alex_markov
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I use iPad mini 4 with DJI GO 4 from last year - DJI make me Never to upgrade - too many problems after each upgrade - so I froze my setup in September 2017 and fly happily ever after
CS sound fun but is bulky and praise - mini is fitting in RC and is there to stay - did a mistake going to iOS 11 and have no chance to return to 10 - but life is life
2018-5-25
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RUDIMAN
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Crystal sky.. the only monitor where you can see something in bright daylight.Not the most stable one but with the last firmware  i don't have much  problems anymore.
2018-5-26
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Danger Lampost
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3-D Posted at 2018-5-25 15:41
found this thread...  hope it helps you.

https://forum.dji.com/thread-116719-1-1.html

This video is good too:
2018-5-26
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tleonhar
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Android here because I don't own or want an Apple phone or tablet.
2018-5-27
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Prospero
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Android, because I happened to have one available for dedicated drone use.  If I could afford it, I'd like to try the Epson Moverio BT-300FPV Smart Glasses
2018-5-27
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Rob.01A
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I use Android (Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus) dedicated for DJI or Samsung Galaxy S8.  Iphone 8+ stays at home
2018-5-30
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