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DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4: which is the best smartphone gimbal?

ByAdan Flannigan 2019-08-16 55147

Recently, DJI has announced the new smartphone stabilizer - DJI Osmo Mobile 3. Folding design, new function and low price which attract the public. Zhiyun smooth 4 is another great video stabilizer. Both of them have similarities and have a reputation as a mus-have smartphone camera accessory. Of course, there are some significant differences between the two competitors. Before making an informed decision.We make a comparison of the two products.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4 

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4: design

DJI Osmo Mobil 3 is the first foldable smartphone gimbal which more more portable and stable. Osmo Mobile 3 is also easier and quicker to balance by adjust the roll axis. The new designed phone holder allows you to make small adjustments to help banlance the device. And the phone holder will not block the bottom of smartphones. Therefore, you can charge phone when shooting. Osmo Mobile 3 is designed for single-hand control, allowing you to freely shoot and enjoy your moments.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 

Zhiyun smooth 4 has a large rotating wheel on the left side. This wheel used as zoom and focus adjustment. This design is differ from most gimbal in the market. Zhiyun smooth 4 equipped with the bottom universal 1/4 "-20 mounting, and the removable base is extremely convenient fro shooting motion timelapse video.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4: mode

In addition the delay, fast forward, slow forward, panorama and slow motion, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 has upgraded some new modes, like gesture control and story mode.

● Gesture control: With a few simple gestures, OM3 can start tracking your photos or start recording.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 modes 

● Story mode: OM3 USES the powerful DJI Mimo App to provide a variety of creative templates for shooting video movie theaters that are easy to edit and share.

Zhiyun smooth 4 also has it's different modes:

● PhoneGo mode: A rocker switch on the front of ZHIUYUN SMOOTH 4 can be used to activate PhoneGo mode, which synchronizes the motors at maximum speed with even the smallest movements.

● Panning mode: When the Panning mode button is pressed, ZHIUYUN SMOOTH 4 switches to Panning mode. The smartphone then follows the user's movements in all directions. Pressing the pan key twice will re-initialize the gimbal and return the phone to the straight position.

● Standby mode: In standby mode, the user can simply tilt the smartphone to the upright position. The gimbal then goes into standby and the user can start or accept phone calls.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4: specification


Osmo Mobile 3

Zhiyun smooth 4







Compatible Phones

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



18650 Li-ion,2450 mAh,17.64 Wh


Mechanical Range

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

Pan: 3003°
Roll: 240°
Tilt: 240°

Max Controllable Speed




Bluetooth 5.0



DJI Mimo

ZY play

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Zhiyun smooth 4: price

Osmo Mobile 3 priced at $119 for standard version, $139 for the Combo set version. The new version DJI gimbal is cheaper than the previous version. While Zhiyun smooth 4 basic version is also $119.

If you want the best video stable joint, you should definitely go to DJI Osmo Mobile 3. It has good material quality, and DJI has been able to find industry-leading stable technology in its drones. And the new function will give you a different experience.

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