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Brad Bilger
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Ok, I am about to upgrade my phone.  I am currently running a Samsung Note 5 running Adroid 7.  Yes, I know that it isn't on the "Approved" list, but for the past 19 months, it has been absolutly FLAWLESS in operation with my Mavic Pro.  But my phone is starting to show its age.  I'm wanting to find out is anyone has any recommendations for a replacement phone.  Preferable Samsung, I love the Note Series.  

Yes, there will be some of  you suggest that I go Apple.  Apple is a No-Go.  Years ago, I had an Apple and it was wonderful.  For a while.  After many BAD exeperiences with IPhones and ITunes, I gave up on them.  So Iphones are not even considered.  


So I am looking for input from the samsung users as to what sort of problem have you encountered and which model has been reliable?  
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Ryan Olivas
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Samsung Note 8 is the one to go.
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I have a samsung note 8, and i loving it. Dji go 4 will work great with it.
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Brad Bilger
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Thank you for the input.  My Note 5 has been rock solid for every flight that I've made and I admit, I've been spoiled by the reliability.  But My 5 is getting older and starting to crash on me, and to tell the truth, I don't want to take the risk.....  I sorta like my MP.

Ya'll fly safe.  
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Brad Bilger Posted at 11-13 05:07
Thank you for the input.  My Note 5 has been rock solid for every flight that I've made and I admit, I've been spoiled by the reliability.  But My 5 is getting older and starting to crash on me, and to tell the truth, I don't want to take the risk.....  I sorta like my MP.

Ya'll fly safe.

If your Note 5 has been always rock solid dedicate it to just your flying and get a new phone for just phone stuff.
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Well, any newer phone should be reliable. I am using the Huawei P20 Pro.
Everything above Galaxy S7 is fine. I used an S7 before without any problems.
Depends on your money what you want to buy, obviously.
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Oracle Miata
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iPhone 8+  ;p  
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He was looking for phone which would work 100% not 75%.
As you know GPS is not working in iOS with Dji Go 4.
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G_Sig Posted at 11-13 06:53
He was looking for phone which would work 100% not 75%.
As you know GPS is not working in iOS with Dji Go 4.

If he's looking for 100% he's not looking at anything running the android app...  
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Brad Bilger Posted at 11-13 05:07
Thank you for the input.  My Note 5 has been rock solid for every flight that I've made and I admit, I've been spoiled by the reliability.  But My 5 is getting older and starting to crash on me, and to tell the truth, I don't want to take the risk.....  I sorta like my MP.

Ya'll fly safe.

Have tested S8 Note and it worked perfectly.
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Samsung A5(2017) Samsung A8(2018) works with version 4.1.22
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Hello Brad Bilger. Good day and thank you for the inquiry. For further reference let me provide you the list of recommended mobile devices for the DJI Mavic Pro. Samsung mobile devices are also included on this list. If you have any other concerns please feel free to post it here at DJI Forum. We are here to help you.

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Oracle Miata Posted at 11-13 06:39
iPhone 8+  ;p

I knew there'd be at least one. Lol. Each to their own I guess. My first smart phone was an iPhone and I loved it. Until one day over a period of several months ...
1.  ITunes deleted every photo on my phone
2.  ITunes deleted every contact I had (300+)
3.  ITunes rearranged every song on my computer after being told 4 times to leave my music alone.
4.  Apple issued an OS update that turned my phone into a brick. Then immediately released 2 quick updates that finally allowed me to make a phone call, but punching in the number took 5 minutes. 5.  ITunes then Duplicated every contact that I had.  (300+ jumped to 600+)
5.  Then when I contacted Apple to try to roll back to the previous OS, I was rudely informed that this wasn't possible. When I asked what other alternative I had, I was quickly informed to "buy a new phone..."  Which I did. Never looked back.

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Oracle Miata Posted at 11-13 06:55
If he's looking for 100% he's not looking at anything running the android app...


As for Android being "75%" the only problem I've had with my app had been directly related to a cheap USB cable.  And after 19 months and over 6,000,000 feet of flight distance and 300+ flights with never a crash, bump, scratch or disconnect, I think that's a pretty good record. Lol
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Far_North Posted at 11-13 06:12
If your Note 5 has been always rock solid dedicate it to just your flying and get a new phone for just phone stuff.

Normally, I would consider it.  But the problem is my Note 5 is slowly going down hill.  Battery, Charging...  and a few other things that years of getting beat on and hard use have caused.  And as much as I love my 5, I just hate trying to maintain 2 separate devices.  Tried that once.. not fun.. LOL
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Brad Bilger Posted at 11-13 10:16
I knew there'd be at least one. Lol. Each to their own I guess. My first smart phone was an iPhone and I loved it. Until one day over a period of several months ...
1.  ITunes deleted every photo on my phone
2.  ITunes deleted every contact I had (300+)

It was all in good fun my friend.  Tongue and cheek so to speak.  To each there own I always say...
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Oracle Miata Posted at 11-13 11:25
It was all in good fun my friend.  Tongue and cheek so to speak.  To each there own I always say...

Oh, have no fear. That's why I put the "lol" in there. I take no offence to Apple fans. My wife wouldn't have anything else. Each to their own devices. Sorta like the difference between Chevrolet, Ford or Dodge. Enjoy and safe flights.
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I've been flying with the Galaxy S9+ for 8 months with no problems. I'd recommend the Note 9 for you. Galaxy S10 arrives in February 2019 so the S9 should see some discounts.  
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Vaporay Posted at 11-13 14:02
I've been flying with the Galaxy S9+ for 8 months with no problems. I'd recommend the Note 9 for you. Galaxy S10 arrives in February 2019 so the S9 should see some discounts.

Ok.. did it... picked up a Note 9 Yesterday afternoon.  Restored it from my backups, made sure that everything was configured this morning, went out and went through 3 batteries at noon time.  

Flawless flight.  Perfect picture, no hesitation, no pixelation, no problems at all.  The only thing that I noticed was, looking at the flight log and playing the flights back, the Flight Track line is a whole lot thinner.  Not exactly a failure point there.  LOL..  

Thanks for the input people...  
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