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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 vs DJI Osmo Mobile

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 vs DJI Osmo Mobile

As mobile phones continue to cement themselves in our culture, DJI and other companies will continue to find unique accessories to house these devices and maximize their potential. The original DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal debuted in October 2015, so when the Osmo Mobile 2 was unveiled at CES 2018 it piqued the interest of many. Join us as we dive into the differences and similarities between these two mobile phone gimbals, and determine just how much better the Osmo Mobile 2 is than its predecessor.

What Hasn't Changed:

In order to best understand these two devices, its important to review the facets of the Osmo Mobile 2 that are unchanged from the original. 

  • Both have Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities
  • Both support phones with external lenses
  • Operating app (DJIGO) on the Osmo Mobile 2 is virtually identical to the old app
  • Footage taken on both gimbals is virtually the same

What's Brand New:

A more exciting question to answer is "What's new?" Fortunately, the answer is plenty. 

Size and Weight

  • The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is ever so slightly lighter, weighing 16 grams fewer (485g, 1.06 pounds), compared to the Osmo Mobile (501g, 1.1 pounds)
  • The grip on the Osmo Mobile 2 is smaller, but the entire gimbal is approximately 5 inches longer

(Osmo Mobile 2 11.6 x 4.4 x 2.8 inches) vs (Osmo 1: 6.4 × 2.4 × 1.9 inches)

Battery Life
  • This is a huge difference, as the OM2 contains 15 hours of battery life, a full 3x that of the original, which clocked in at 5 hours.  

What is particularly interesting about this is that the Osmo Mobile 2 has 18 Wh (watts per hour) with 7.2 V (volts) and the Osmo Mobile uses 10.8Wh and 11 V. The battery on the Osmo Mobile 2 has been increased to 2600 mAh from the 980 mAh of the original Osmo. This indicates a more efficient, smaller battery that has a greater capacity. 

Another interesting element regarding the battery is that the original Osmo allowed for battery removal, meaning you could buy multiple batteries, charge them, and have them on hand to swap out as needed. Given the huge boost in battery life of the Osmo Mobile 2, the fact that you cannot remove the battery is not a deal breaker, but it is worthy to mention. Charging the battery on the Osmo Mobile 2 will take just 2 hours, on a regular micro USB Android cable. 

The Osmo Mobile 2 can also be used as a battery bank! A micro USB port on the gimbal allows for mobile phone charging, ensuring you won't run out of power when out and about. 

To learn more about the differences and similarities between these two gimbals, check out this informative comparison video: