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DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs Zhiyun Smooth q: full specification and features comparison

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs Zhiyun Smooth q: full specification and features comparison

By  Adan Flannigan 2019-08-28 3480 0

Recently, DJI released the new generation smartphone gimbal - DJI Osmo Mobile 3. This new DJI product has improved the design and function, compare to the previous generation - DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Zhiyun smooth q is also known for its excellent performance. Now, we will make a comparison with these two models in specification and functions.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs Zhiyun Smooth q: Specification compare


Osmo Mobile 3

Zhiyun Smooth q





Expand: 285 × 125 × 103 mm

Folding: 157 × 130 × 46 mm

370 x 155 x 70mm




Compatible Phones

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



18650 Li-ion,2450 mAh,17.64 Wh

18650 Li-ion, 2000mAh

Battery life

15 h

12 h

Mechanical Range

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

Translation: 360°

pitch: 320°


Max Controllable Speed




Bluetooth 5.0



DJI Mimo

Zy play


As we can see, Osmo Mobile 3 has the biggest advantage in size. Even the expending size of Osmo Mobiel 3 is still smaller than Zhiyun Smooth Q. And the weight is also lighter than Zhiyun smooth q. But DJI Osmo Mobile 3 can hold the max smartphone weight like Zhiyun.

When we using the smartphone gimbal, we often embarrassed that the gimbal is running down, but the smartphone is still running. This question is solved by DJI Osmo Mobile 3. It does not only have 2450 mAh large battery capacity but also can be a power bank for a mobile phone charger.

What DJI Osmo Mobile 3 weaker than Zhiyun Smooth q is the mechanical range. Smooth's rotation range is almost 360° (Pan: 360°, Roll: 320°, tilt: 320°), while DJI is limited to half (Pan:-162.5° to 170.3°, tilt: -104.5° to 235.7°)

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 vs Zhiyun Smooth q: function compare

Smooth-Q has three modes of operation - panning follows mode, lock mode and follow mode. The pan/tilt automatically enters the panning follow mode each time the power is turned on. Click the MODE button to switch to the lock mode, double-click the MODE button to enter the follow mode. Clicking once when the MODE button is in follow mode will return to the previous mode.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 has more creative shooting mode. Dolly zoom for recreating your favorite movie scenes. Slow mode for capture fantastic details. Timelapse for condense time and movement into fascinating footage. Hyperlapse lets you create complex motion paths and impress your audience with stunning camera angle changes. And the sport mode and story mode also make you enjoy the photography.

In addition to the shooting mode, the two models also have different versions of active tracking. DJI Osmo Mobile 3 has built-in ActiveTrack technology in the DJI Mimo app, allowing Osmo Mobile to automatically let your smartphone face any object you choose when you move. On Smooth-Q, Zhiyun uses smart object tracking mode. Press a button and draw a square around any object you want to track.


It is very hard to pick a winner between these two smartphone gimbals. Osmo Mobile 3 is more like a more sophisticated package as a whole, and additional features such as time-lapse in the game and motion timelapse provide you with a lot of creative freedom. On the other hand, Zhiyun Smooth q provides like 360° rotation, remote control, and the way shoots from low to high seamlessly.


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