DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White - An In-Depth Drone Review
NOTE: The Mavic Pro Alpine White is no longer in production. For the latest in DJI technology, please view their website & products.
Today's spotlight is on the latest Mavic Pro release from DJI - the Mavic Pro re-imagined in a new color: Alpine White. In this article, we'll take a look at some pros and cons of this new quadcopter release from DJI. Is it worth the purchase...or is there a better Mavic available?
Pros of The Alpine White Mavic
The color is stunning. As a former Inspire1 owner, it's great to see a more portable quad that matches the pristine white finish of the Inspire1. The Alpine White Mavic comes packed with all the great features of the Mavic Pro including portability (it folds down to as small as a bottle of water), amazing flight distance (the signal transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles/7km of range), supreme speed (up to 40mph/64kmh), and excellent flight time (stay airborne for as long as 27-minutes). It also includes additional features such as ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features that make it easy to create professional looking drone-powered video in True 4K.
Cons of The Alpine White Mavic
The biggest con is a glaring one. Underneath the alpine white color is a regular Mavic Pro. Since the Mavic Pro launched, DJI also released the Mavic Pro Platinum. It offers enhanced endurance and quieter flight with the noise from the aircraft being reduced by up to 4dB* (60% noise power) when compared to the Mavic Pro. The flight time is now extended to 30 minutes and new 8331 propellers help enhance the quieter, longer flight experience. DJI's decision to launch a somewhat dated version of the Mavic Pro in a new color is a curious one. It doesn't have the same engines and lacks the low noise propellers that make the Platinum Mavic a better flying experience. All of this seems rushed just to launch a new product in a different color. Why not make the extra effort to include the latest hardware that's in the Platinum version? The biggest con is the price. The Mavic Pro can be found for well under $1000 on DJI’s website. As of this article's posting date, the most recent white mavic package is linked to later in this article (and it includes 3 batteries and most of the other standard accessories). With the Mavic Platinum ranging just above the $1000 price point, you'd have to pay more to have additional spare batteries, but it's a no-brainer for the updated hardware, extended flight time, and flight noise reduction.
Video Review of The DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White
Drone Supremacy does a great job in their video review of the drone. Check it out below to decide if this is the right Mavic for you.
To Alpine White or Not To Alpine White? The Conclusion...
The ultimate question comes down this: how important is a drone's color to you? If the answer is, "yes, I need white", you could have picked up the Alpine White Mavic directly from DJI. However, it is no longer in production, so if the color is still a must, and you need a Mavic…definitely check sites like eBay and OfferUp!
If you want the latest hardware, our suggestion is an easy one... Pay a little extra and go for all the updated features built into the Mavic Pro Platinum. When it comes to technology, it never hurts to buy the latest and greatest hardware, and your quadcopter purchase shouldn't be an exception.
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