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Phantom 1 vs. Phantom 2 Specs Comparison

Posted on January 05 2016

Is the Dji Phantom 1 or the Dji Phantom 2 the right quadcopter for you? Let’s take a look at their specifications to help you determine the best option for your needs: 

Basic Parameters 

                                                           Phantom 1     Phantom 2


Operating Temperature                 -10°C ~ 50°C   -10°C ~ 50°C

Takeoff Weight                                 <1200g           ≤1300g

Hovering Accuracy                       Vertical: 0.8m     Vertical: 0.8m

                                                      Horizontal: 2.5m Horizontal: 2.5m

Max Tilt Angle                               45 degrees         35 degrees

Max Ascent / Descent Speed         6m/s                 Ascent: 6m/s; Descent: 2m/s

Flight Time                                      10-15 minutes   25 minutes


Charge and Battery Parameters

Phantom 1

Charger AC Input


Charge Current


Current Drain for Balancing




Battery Type



Phantom 2


3S LiPo


5200mAh, 11.1V

Charging Environment Range

0℃ to 40℃

Discharging Environment Range

-20℃ to 50℃


Still unsure about which Phantom is best for you? Check out a few reviews:

Both the Phantom 1 and the Phantom 2 are a lot of fun, very user-friendly, and will make you the envy of all of your friends. If you can afford it, definitely go with the Phantom 2; the upgrades, extended battery life, and incredible accessories make it well worth the price for a personal drone. On the other hand, if the near-$1000 cost of the Phantom 2 is enough to make you break into a cold sweat, the Phantom 1 is still a great quadcopter drone, and you will not be disappointed, especially if this is your first experience with a device of this kind.--Ordoh


If you’re more concerned with a longer flight time, extra flight programmable features and a longer communication distance, the Phantom 2 is your best choice.--Dronebly


Overall, there is no doubt that you have to choose the second version of the DJI Phantom. --TheBlowBlow


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