Big Question – Which is the best smartphone gimbal? The Zhiyun Smooth 4 or the DJI OSMO Mobile 2. This video compares which gimbal you should choose for you and why.
Choosing between the Zhiyun Smooth 4 vs DJI OSMO Mobile 2 could be a hard choice for some. They are close in price and are both great entry lever smartphone gimbals but, a few issues with each one my sway your decision.
The biggest problem with the Smooth 4 is that the Android ZY play app is full of bugs. Zhiyun have never been able to work them out even after a few years with the Smooth Q. It is really bad when using a Samsung phone. Samsung blocks many of the phone permissions needed to run the app and no update will ever be able to fix that. The DJI OSMO Mobile 2 on the other hand works just as well with Android as it does with the iPhone.
Motion tracking is also way better with the DJI OSMO Mobile 2 over the Smooth 4 gimbal. In my testing the Smooth 4 will even lose your face when walking around a room when your are alone much less if someone else is nearby. The DJI OSMO Mobile 2 does much better staying with you and will keep focus if you are using it for vlogs or product demos.
The Smooth 4 does have some extra tricks that the DJI Osmo does not come with. Namely the PhoneGo Mode with Focus/Zoom Wheel. But even that fails to work correctly with Samsung phones and a few other brands.
The Smooth 4 is a great gimbal with a very poor Android app. If you are an iPhone user I would go with it. If you are an Android user I would recommend the DJI OSMO Mobile 2 because of it’s much better Android app that gives you a better result.
Please thank tuber ‘bonjourhuhu’ for the video and screen grab.