Comparing the differences between the new Zhiyun Smooth 4 smartphone gimbal, the Smooth Q and the Smooth 3. The Smooth Q and the Smooth 3 are two of the top selling gimbals in the world. The Smooth 4 is expected to replace the Smooth Q at the very top of the sales chart by this 2018 Christmas season.
One of the first things people want to know about a gimbal is how much weight it can carry. This is also called the gimbal ‘max payload’.
Smooth Q Max Payload Weight: 200g
Smooth 4 Max Payload Weight: 210g
Smooth 3 Max Payload Weight: 260g
Tuber ‘chungdha’ goes over some of the new features that the 2018 Zhiyun Smooth 4 has over the other two gimbals. Like, the many new control buttons, the control wheel versus the joystick type controller, the pan and zoom dial, PhoneGo Mode that allows for much faster moments when following sports and other fast action activities.
The Zhiyun Smooth Q is currently available here. The Zhiyun Smooth 3 can be found here. And the new 2018 Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal can be pre-ordered here to get it on the first date available for shipping.
10 thoughts on “Zhiyun Smooth 4 vs Smooth Q vs Smooth 3 Gimbal Comparison Video”
I was interested in buying the smooth Q,
But then I found the smooth 4,
The price is similar, but I cannot decide which one to get because I don’t know the difference between the two.
Can u tell me what is the difference and which one I should buy?
If you have an Android phone (especially a Samsung), want to use an action cam, or are left handed I would go with the Smooth Q. If you use an iPhone I would go with the Smooth 4 gimbal. The reasons are explained here. https://gimbaltest.com/zhiyun-smooth-4-review-test-video-and-issues-with-android-phones/
One plus 5 is suitable for smooth 4 ? it will face the same issue of samsung ? please advise.
I works better than most of the Samsung phones but there are still issues. There are reports of the panorama function fails frequently and the zoom knob is very jerky.
any problems reported w t smooth 4 and huawei phones?
Some of the advanced functions don’t work with Android phones.
Why is the smooth 4 cheaper then smooth3?
Smooth 3 has a higher weight rating and stronger motors.
would you rather recommend the smooth 3 or smooth 4 togehter with an iphone x?
Smooth 4 for iphone. Smooth 3 if Android.