DJI Go 4 Compatible Devices [2023]

There’s no doubt that flying your DJI drone using a dedicated controller is fun. 

However, do you know that you can make the experience even better? 

Why spend over $1000 on a drone and try to fly it with a controller that has a small screen? 

Why not fly it using a tablet or phablet? 

It is a lot easier to fly your drones using these devices and you get better visuals as well. 

That being said, there is a small problem you may run into. 

There are many DJI Go 4 compatible devices available but how do you find the right one for the DJI drone you want to fly? 

Let’s take a look at some of the best DJI Go 4 compatible devices on the market. 

Drone

Features

Price

NVIDIA SHIELD K1 8' Tablet - Black
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5 x 0.36 inches
  • Weight: 12. 5 ounces
Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (3rd...
  • Operating System: iOS
  • Dimensions: ‎13 x 3 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 1.43 pounds
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7'; 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Black)...
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: ‎9.33 x 6.65 x 0.22 inches
  • Weight: 13.8 ounces
Apple 2019 iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray
  • Operating System: iOS
  • Dimensions: ‎‎8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces
DJI CrystalSky 5.5' High-Brightness Monitor CP.BX.000222
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: 6 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds

DJI GO 4 compatible devices: DJI compatible tablets 

NVIDIA SHIELD K1 8' Tablet - Black
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5 x 0.36 inches
  • Weight: 12. 5 ounces

The NVIDIA Shield K1 is a great tablet for flying your DJI drone.

It offers high specifications and also features an HDMI port which gives it an edge over the other types of tablets on the market.

The HDMI port allows you to connect it to the drone’s controller.

You’ll also be able to connect your FPV goggles with the right settings and enjoy a one-of-a-kind FPV experience.

This tablet features an 8.9-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 HD resolution.

However, the maximum screen brightness is 471 nits which is almost half of what you get from the DJI crystal sky tablets that have a screen brightness of 1000 nits.

The NVIDIA K1 was designed specifically for gaming.

Its 2GB RAM and Tegra K1 processor are enough to run the DJI GO App without any issues.

It is also lightweight enough so you will have an easy time carrying it around if you spend most of your time on the move.

There’s also a micro SD card slot that can store up to 120 gigabytes of data.

This means that you can have enough space to store all your aerial pictures and footage you record while flying.

 

NVIDIA SHIELD K1 8" Tablet - Black
  • More ways to game with Android games and GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.
  • Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, featuring a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and 2.2 GHz...
  • Full HD 1080p, 8-inch display, and dual-front facing speakers for incredible video and sound.
  • MicroSD slot provides expandable storage up to 128 GB.
  • 802.11n 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS
  • Uses standard USB-to-Micro USB cable for charging. Cable not included. World Charger sold...

Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (3rd...
  • Operating System: iOS
  • Dimensions: ‎13 x 3 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 1.43 pounds

The iPad Air was one of the two iPad series of tablets that was released by Apple in 2019.

The other was the iPad Mini.

The iPad Air 2019 comes with Apple’s A12 chip which can run the DJI Go 4 app with ease.

The A12 Bionic processor is efficient and powerful enough to handle virtually anything you throw at it.

This unit has a 10.5-inch screen to make sure that you get a clear and wide view of your visuals when capturing footage from your drone.

The screen is big, sharp and dynamic while the battery can last you through a whole day of flying fun.

You get to enjoy all these and more in a device that is lightweight and almost thin as your smartphone.

The iPad Air 2019 weighs around 1.43 pounds so it can easily be carried around without holding you back.

Do keep in mind that Apple admitted to the public that they are slowing down their earlier devices in an effort to encourage consumers to buy their latest products.

So if you have an older Apple device and it’s lagging then this could possibly be the reason why.

Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (3rd...
  • 10. 5-Inch Retina Display with True Tone and wide Color
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor and Apple Pay
  • 8MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD Front camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 802. 11ac Wi-Fi
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Lightning connector for charging and accessories
  • iOS 12 with Group FaceTime, shared augmented reality experiences, Screen Time, and more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7'; 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Black)...
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: ‎9.33 x 6.65 x 0.22 inches
  • Weight: 13.8 ounces

The Samsung Galaxy tab S2 is one of the best tablets from Samsung especially for drone pilots who are looking for an enhanced flying experience.

It is the perfect companion if you own a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

This tablet comes with a decently sized high grid display with most of the screen space dedicated towards FPV.

You’ll also be able to view certain OSD information like RC controls and battery level on the screen as well.

The Samsung tablet has a 2048 x 1536 screen resolution that allows you to enjoy crystal clear FPV footage with a great brightness and contrast ratio.

Performance-wise, you can expect smooth results without any problems along the way.

This unit is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor and a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor.

Both processors are supported by 3GB RAM and they all combine with the Super AMOLED display to make one powerful unit.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7"; 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Black)...
  • Enjoy rich colors and crisp details on the vibrant SuperAMOLED display ; Digital Optical Zoom: 4x...
  • Battery type and Size Li-Ion 5,870mAh,Music play time up to 103 Hrs,Video play time up to 12 Hrs.The...
  • Expand your memory from 32GB to up to an additional 128GB with a microSD card
  • Easily share your favorite moments from your tablet to your TV. OS : Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Seamlessly connect your Samsung tablet and Samsung smartphone

Apple 2019 iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray
  • Operating System: iOS
  • Dimensions: ‎‎8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces

The iPad mini 4 is yet another apple tablet that can be paired with your DJI drone.

This unit has a large 7.9-inch screen that gives you crystal clear visuals when flying.

The screen is sharp, rich and quite visible even under bright sunlight.

The iPad mini 4 comes with 2 GB RAM and even though it uses the A8 chip, it will still serve you diligently.

It also features 256-gigabyte storage that allows you to save hundreds of files including any aerial footage or image you capture.

This tablet is lighter than most of the other tablets from Apple and far more comfortable to move around with.

Moreover, it even costs less than other Apple devices in the Pro range lineup.

 

Apple 2019 iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray
  • 7.9-inch Retina Display with True Tone and wide Color
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 8MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD front camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Gigabit-class LTE cellular data
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Lightning connector for charging and accessories
  • Support for Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
  • iPadOS 14 brings new capabilities designed specifically for iPad

DJI CrystalSky 5.5' High-Brightness Monitor CP.BX.000222
  • Operating System: Android
  • Dimensions: 6 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds

The Crystal Sky Is the official DJI product that you can use to fly your DJI drone.

Some people even prefer it over phones and tablets as far as flexibility is concerned.

The Crystal Sky is available in three units.

They are designed for beginners, mid-level pilots and professional pilots.

The beginner unit comes with a 5.5-inch screen with a maximum screen brightness of 1000 nits.

It also comes with a 32-gigabyte built-in hard drive for you to store all your files.

The mid-level unit features a 7.85-inch screen and also has a maximum brightness of 1000 nits.

This unit has a 64-gigabyte hard drive for all your file storage needs.

The last unit for professionals comes with a 7.78-inch screen and offers a maximum screen brightness at an incredible 2000 nits.

It also has a 124-gigabyte built-in hard drive for storage purposes.

The Crystal Sky is a popular option for all drone pilots regardless of their flying skill due to the choice variety.

However, many seem to go for the middle-class Crystal Sky unit.

DJI CrystalSky 5.5" High-Brightness Monitor CP.BX.000222
  • Bright 1000 cd/M² LCD screen
  • 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
  • 4K HDMI output
  • Video recording to Dual micro SD cards
  • Onboard video editing and sharing

 DJI GO 4 compatible devices: Phones

dji go 4 app compatibility phone in hand

This is by no means an exhaustive list of phones that are compatible with DJI GO 4.

Our list contains just a few phones from Apple that are compatible with the DJI Go 4 app.

iPhones

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini 
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

Android Phones

  • Google Nexus
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Pixel 
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 6
  • HTC One
  •  HTC U11
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 9
  • Huawei Ascend Mate XT2
  • Huawei Elate 4G
  • Huawei Honor 10
  • Huawei Honor 20 Pro
  • Huawei Honor 6X
  • Huawei Honor 8
  • Huawei Honor 8X
  • Huawei Honor 9
  • Huawei Honor Magic 2
  • Huawei Honor V10
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei Mate 9 
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate SE
  • Huawei Nova 2
  • Huawei Nova 3e
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei P Smart
  • Huawei P Smart+
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P8 Max
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei Y6
  • LG G2
  • LG G6
  • LG K20 Plus
  • LG Q6
  • LG V20
  • LG V30
  • Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G 5G
  • Motorola Moto G Fast
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Moto G4
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus 
  • Motorola Moto G6
  • Motorola Moto G6 Play 
  • Motorola Moto G7
  • Motorola Moto X Pure
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Moto Z2
  • Motorola Moto Z4
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 8
  • Nubia Z7 Mini
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • Oppo A9
  • Oppo Find
  • Oppo R11
  • Oppo R15
  • Samsung Galaxy A20
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A52
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Note 10 Lite
  • Smartisan T1
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Vivo NEX
  • Vivo X20
  • Vivo x20A
  • Vivo X21
  • Vivo X27
  • Vivo X7
  • Vivo X9
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro
  • ZTE Grand X4

What is the DJI Go 4 app?

dji compatible tablets hands

DJI Go 4 is the app for drone pilots who fly DJI prosumer drones. 

The app comes with tons of features and settings that allow you to enjoy flying your drone.

DJI Go 4 is available on both iOS and Android platforms. 

It is used to provide live video transmission from the drone to your tablet or smartphone. 

Here is a list of DJI Go 4 compatible drones:

DJI Go 4 allows you to alter the flight characteristics of the drone, change camera settings, set obstacle avoidance settings and return-to-home settings for safe flying and landing. 

The app also includes Intelligent flight modes and Quick Shots that allow you to track, orbit and capture amazing shots of your subject. 

To begin, download the app on your iOS or Android device.

The first time you launch the app, you’ll be required to give it permission for a few features. 

The app will need permission to use Bluetooth so it can communicate with the drone.

You’ll also need to give permission to access your photos so you can save photos taken from your drone to your camera roll.

It’ll also need permission to access your location for location-based services and features.

After agreeing to the Terms of Use and opt-in or not to DJI’s product improvement program, you can create your DJI account or sign in if you have an existing account.

From there, select your drone and connect to your drone using the DJI controller.

Inside the DJI Go 4 App 

The DJI Go 4 App has 4 tabs across the bottom.

They are labeled as Equipment, Editor, Skypixel and Me.

Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

Equipment

You’ll find that you’ll be spending most of your time in this tab. 

This tab will help you to connect and control your drone. 

There’s also the option to enter a flight simulator, view flight records, GEO zones and airspace restrictions.

Editor

In the editor tab, you can import photos and videos from your drone to your phone or tablet. You can also edit videos and photos in this tab as well. 

Skypixel

Skypixel is DJI’s social platform.

You can join the community and share your aerial imagery with other drone fanatics.

Me

The “Me” tab includes helpful information about your DJI account and Skypixel account. You can also get access to DJI support, DJI Store, DJI Forum, etc. from this tab.

Things to consider when buying a DJI GO 4 app compatible device

dji go compatible devices tablet hand

Before investing in a DJI Go 4 compatible device, there are several things you need to consider before.

Following these tips will ensure you get the best bang for your buck and your needs are met. 

DJI GO 4 System Requirements

The DJI Go 4 app requires a specific running environment. 

The DJI Go iOS requires a device running iOS 10.0.0 or later.

On the other hand, DJI Go 4 Android requires a device running Android 5.0 or later.

Price

Your DJI Go 4 compatible device should not cost more than your drone unless you’re looking to buy a new phone or tablet anyway.

If you’re looking for a device just for flying your drone, you don’t need to have a huge budget.

Release Date 

There are a ton of DJI GO 4 compatible devices that came out as early as 5 years ago. 

Of course, the older model devices are cheaper.

However, you may not be able to find them or they may only be available in renewed versions.

While cheap, they may not be able to keep up with the latest Android or iOS systems.

This is why it is much better to go for devices released within the last couple of years.

Operating system( Android or iOS)

When it comes to running the DJI Go 4 app, nothing comes close to an iOS device. 

It is recommended that you go for an iOS device if you’re thinking of purchasing a device solely for the purpose of flying your DJI drone.

However, if you already have a compatible Android device or can’t afford an Apple product, you can still enjoy all that the Go 4 app has to offer.

Screen Brightness

The screen brightness on your DJI Go 4 compatible device should be a major factor when thinking of buying one.

Most times you’ll be flying outdoors so you’ll need a bright screen so that you can see better.

In extremely sunny situations, it may be impossible to see anything at all on your screen even if you adjust the brightness of the screen to the highest setting.

If you work in sunny environments, the DJI CrystalSky is your best bet.

Wifi- only or cellular tablet

If your budget is tight, you are better off going with a cellular device.

This is because you may not be able to use the intelligent flight modes on your DJI drones or set home points to your current location.

This is because these functions require GPS and most Wifi-only devices are not equipped with GPS.

Your maps will also not work without internet access.

This means you will have to cache the map in advance which can work in your favor sometimes.

If you already have a wifi-only tablet, you can attach any Bluetooth GPS and connect it to the mobile hotspot on your phone or any device that has internet access.

Conclusion

This is by no means an exhaustive list of DJI Go 4 compatible devices. 

The options are virtually endless.

However, we have listed the most popular devices that have been DJI Go 4 app compatibility tested by hundreds of users.

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