How to select a gimbal for your smartphone and Gopro? Here we introduce you 5 best gimbals at the price of $250 to $300. We have a comparison from the functions, performance and using experience among Dobot Rigiet, DJI OSMO MOBILE, Zhiyun Smooth 3, Aibird Uoplay 2, and Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS.
|Brand||DOBOT RiGIET||Zhiyun Smooth III||AIbird Uoplay 2||Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS||DJI Osmo Mobile|
|Dimension||11.3 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches||14.7 x 6.2 x 3 inches||13.5 x 6.2 x 2.5 inches||9.25 x 3.75 x 13 inches||12.2 x 4.29 x 4.92 inches|
|Body Material||space aluminum||aluminum material||alloy aeronautical Aluminum||not mentioned||corrosion-proof magnesium alloy|
|Battery||18650 Li-ion battery, 3340mAh||26650 rechargeable battery||18650 Li-ion battery||not mentioned||DJI special, 980mAh, Li-op|
|Battery Life / Working Time||5.5 hours，12-hour with powerbank||14-hour continuous work time||4~5 hours||not mentioned||4.5 hours|
|Auto-track/ Smart track||YES||YES||YES||/||YES|
|Timalapse/ Motion Timelapse||Motion timelapse||timelapse||timelapse||/||Motion timelapse|
|Easy-to-use Button Control Panel||YES||YES||YES||/||YES|
|Livestream||YouTube Live||/||/||/||YouTube Live|
|Slow motion||only iOS||only iOS||/||/||only iOS|
|Panorama||180/330°, 3 modes||YES||/||/||YES|
|Adjust direction by hand||YES||/||YES||/||YES|
|Handheld shooting ways||4||not mentioned||4||not mentioned||4|
|One-step Precise Balancing||YES||YES||/||not mentioned||YES|
|Supported smartphones||iOS/Andriod, width between 56-85mm||within 6.0“ (frame inclusive)||5.0~6.0''||up to 200 grams||58.6mm-84.8mm|
|Supported Action Camera||YES, GoPro and YI||GoPro Hero 3/4/5||GoPro/ GoPro Hero||GoPro 3/4||/|
|Using Temperature||minus 10℃ to 50℃||minus 10℃ to 45℃||not mentioned||not mentioned||0° to 40° C|
|Tilt Angle||300||320||270||not mentioned||-125° to +35°|
|Roll Angle||270||320||270||not mentioned||±25°|
|Pan Angle||300||360 rotation||360||not mentioned||±150°|
|Extra Cradles||/||/||/||need, 3 cradles for Gopro/Smartphone||/|
|Bi-directional Shooting||NO, only horizontal||YES||NO, only horizontal||NO, only horizontal||
NO, only horizontal
DOBOT RiGIET VS Zhiyun Smooth III
1. RiGIET supports livestream mode, where you can share your wonderful moments to social media network such as YouTube. Zhiyun Smooth III doesn't support it.
2. Share your pictures and videos directly with your friends, that's what RiGIET provided but cannot be found in Zhiyun Smooth III.
3. RiGIET provides 4 handheld shooting ways, and you can adjust direction by hand when you are shooting.
1. Zhiyun Smooth III is a bi-directional smartphone gimbal.
DOBOT RiGIET VS Aibird Uoplay 2
1. RiGIET provides you an extra charging cable to connect the gimbal with your smartphone to provide extra power, which is much helpful for long time shooting.
2. As the intelligent balancing system inside RiGIET, you can start your shooting by just one step. Aibird Uoplay 2 doesn't have.
3. Aibird Uoplay 2 can't realize functions as livestream, filters, share, slow motion and panorama.
1. The max pan angle of Aibird Uoplay 2 is 360 degree while the RiGIET is 300 degree.
DOBOT RiGIET VS Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS
1. The max payload of RiGIET is 260g while the Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS is 200g. But Ikan provides special extra cradles for larger phablet phones and action cameras.
2. Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS may be a wonderful stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras, however, as a gimbal at the price of $250 to $300, its functions are so limited compared with RiGIET.
1. RiGIET is compatible with smartphones between 56-85mm while Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS can fit much more size with special cradles and counterweight.
DOBOT RiGIET VS DJI OSMO MOBILE
1. RiGIET takes the 18650 Li-ion battery which can ensure about 5.5 hours using, while the DJI MOBILE adopts DJI special Li-op battery for about 4.5 hours. What's more, DJI special battery is not easy to buy, and DJI doesn't support real-time charing.
2. RiGIET can shooting videos with action cameras such as GoPro series and YI Action camera while DJI OSMO MOBILE doesn't support action cameras.
1. DJI OSMO MOBILE has a wide range of accessories to connect with other DJI products.
Hope this smartphone gimbal review will be helpful if you are looking for a cool gimbal for your iPhone. DOBOT RiGIET is really the best gimbal for smartphones and action cameras we recommended.
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