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Comparison of Smartphone Gimbals at the Price of $250-300

#Blogs · Dec 8, 2017

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
Image DOBOT RiGIET Gimbal Zhiyun Smooth III AIbird Uoplay 2 Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS gimbal DJI Osmo Mobile stabilizer
Price $199 $299 $269 $250 $299
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
Weight 480g 440g  390g 3.45 pounds 501g
Body Material space aluminum aluminum material  alloy aeronautical Aluminum not mentioned  corrosion-proof magnesium alloy
Max Payload 260g 260g / 200g /
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
Real-time Charging YES YES / / /
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 
Filters 8 filters YES / / YES
Share YES / / / YES
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
 Firmware Upgrad YES YES / / 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 /
Supported Tripod YES YES YES / YES
Using Temperature minus 10℃ to 50℃ minus 10℃ to 45℃ not mentioned not mentioned 0° to 40° C
Counterweight optional optional optional YES /
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





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.





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.





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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