DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: which is the most portable and powerful gimbal?

ByAdan Flannigan 2019-08-22 17251

As released of DJI new smartphone stabilizer - DJI Osmo Mobile 3, the first foldable gimbal. We all know Osmo Mobile 3 has many upgrades in function and features, compare to DJI Osmo Mobile 2. DJI Osmo pocket also is an excellent all-in-one camera with a built-in stabilizer. What is the difference between these two DJI smartphone stabilizers.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: Appearance and design

Obviously, there is huge distinguish between DJI Osmo Mobile 3 and DJI Osmo Pocket. Small is Osmo Pocket biggest highlight and competitiveness. Dimension is 121.9x36.9x28.6 mm and  weights 116 g. It is smaller like a lipstick. You can take it every where in jeans pocket.

DJI Osmo Pocket 

While the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 folding size is big than Osmo Pocket, the new DJI gimbal isn’t take up space in your bag or backpack. And it weighs less than 500g. One-hand control is no problem.

Another biggest difference between these two gimbals is that DJI Osmo pocket equipped with a camera. It features a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with a F/2.0 aperture and an equivalent 26mm focal length. It can shoot up to 12 megapixel still photos, or 4K 60p and 1080P 120p slow motion video with a video rate of up to 100Mbps. On the theoretical level, DJI Osmo Pocket image quality can compete with iPhone XS Mas and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

DJI Osmo Pocket 

That is not mean you can’t use mobile phone with this gimbal. You can connect smartphone with the external universal port.But it maybe unbalanced when you attached the phone. After all, the small size Osmo Pocket couldn’t make balance with the phone which is more heavier.

You will not confused this problem when using DJI Osmo Mobile 3. It supports the most smartphones available on the market. The best size for the equipment is 200±30g. Thickness is less than 9.5mm, width among 62 to 88 mm.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: function

Both models has ActiveTrack 3.0, FaceTranck, Story Mode and Motion delay. Thanks to the Tilt Locked mode, Osmo Pocket support the same stabilization like Follow mode. The pitch will be locked. Even if you swing the gimbal from side to side or up and down, the gimbal still face forward.

In addition above functions, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 has another two biggest features. The “M” button and gesture control. You can press M button to quickly alternate between the portrait and landscape mode without having to rebalance the device. And when you use smartphone but Osmo Mobile 3 is folding, just press M button to activate the new Standby Mode. The last but not least, you can access the Quick Menu by press M button to choose and change shooting mode without operating at phone screen.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

Gesture control is free hand of photographer. With a simple gesture like “V”, OM3 can start taking a picture or recording.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: Battery life

In terms of the battery, DJI Osmo Pocket has no advantage, because of the small size. 875mAh battery capacity can operate 2 hours 20 minutes after fully charged. However, you don’t worry about this situation appears in DJI Osmo Mobile 3.15 hours working time is satisfied with the vlogglers in daily life. And most interesting is that it can used as power bank to charge mobile phone. Due to the big battery capacity and the new upgrade charging and audio ports.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: Specification


DJI Osmo Mobile 3

DJI Osmo Pocket







Compatible Phones

Weight: 200 +/-30 g; 
Thickness ≤ 9.5 mm;
Width: 62-88 mm



18650 Li-ion,2450 mAh,17.64 Wh

Lithium Ion,875 mAh,6.738 Wh

Mechanical Range

Pan: -162.5° to 170.3°
Roll: -85.1° to 252.2°
Tilt: -104.5° to 235.7°

Translation: -230° to +50°

pitch: -95° to +50°

roll: ±45°

Max Controllable Speed




Bluetooth 5.0



DJI Mimo

DJI Mimo

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: Price

Now, we are talking about topic you most concern, DJI Osmo Pocket basic version is price at $349, and $458 in the kit version. If you want store more videos or photos, you have purchase external micro SD card. DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is more cheaper than Osmo Pocket, it just sold $167.31 in GearBest. Maybe there is not built-in camera in DJI Osmo Mobile 3.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs DJI Osmo Pocket: Chose which one?

Those two models have their own features and advantages. The lipstick size DJI Osmo Pocket make you phone rely on your bag. You can take beautiful and wonderful pictures and video by operating Osmo Pocket. But this fantastic experience will not longer for its battery life.

Though DJI Osmo Mobile 3 didn’t built-in sensor camera. You can enjoy in shooting via DJI Mimo APP on the phone. And it will save your money to store the splendid moment on your mobile phone as the large capacity as large.

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