Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Osmo Mobile 2


DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is DJI’s first folding smartphone gimbal, offering great portability, one-handed control and added smart features. In this article, we will be answering the question: Osmo Mobile 3 vs. Osmo Mobile 2, which is best for me?

External design

Osmo Mobile 3 has three major changes to its exterior design compared to Osmo Mobile.

1. More portable

While both gimbals are highly portable, Osmo Mobile 3 is lighter and more foldable. In addition, Osmo Mobile 3 has a folding tripod, which offers greater portability and stability.


2. New design of the gimbal

Osmo Mobile 3 is easier and faster to balance because you only need to level the rolling axis. The foldable gimbal also features a newly developed phone stand, which allows you to make small adjustments to help balance the device.


The Osmo Mobile 3 phone holder does not lock the bottom of a phone, making it possible to charge the phone while shooting.

3. Ergonomic handle

Osmo Mobile 3 has a 15° inclined handle covered with rubber, optimized for comfort during long periods of use.


In addition, Osmo Mobile 3 features a conveniently placed activation button, which you can use to start tracking your subject, change gimbal modes and switch between front and rear cameras.

Intelligent features

The M button on Osmo Mobile 3 offers some new features compared to Osmo Mobile 2.

Quick Roll
On Osmo Mobile 3, the M button can be used to quickly switch between vertical and horizontal modes without having to rebalance the device.


Standby mode
The M Osmo Mobile 3 button can activate the new Standby mode, which allows you to use your smartphone when the gimbal is folded.


Quick Menu

The M Osmo Mobile 3 button can also be used to access the Quick Menu, which allows you to change shooting modes and control shots without touching the phone screen.


Intelligent Shooting Modes

Osmo Mobile 3 supports new smart, fun and easy-to-use shooting modes.

With a few simple gestures, Osmo Mobile 3 can start tracking you to take a picture or start recording.


Story mode Using the powerful DJI Mimo app, Osmo Mobile 3 offers several creative templates for making cinematic videos that are easy to edit and share.


Other highlights

Osmo Mobile 3 offers new and updated creative shooting modes to make your daily moments extraordinary.

Using intelligent vision algorithms, Osmo Mobile 3’s ActiveTrack 3.0 can accurately recognize people and reliably track people and subjects.


Osmo Mobile 3 combines 3-axis gimbal stabilization with electronic image stabilization (EIS), resulting in extremely fluid Hyperlapse video.


Sports Mode
Sports Mode contains optimized algorithms that allow Osmo Mobile 3 to capture frantic actions more easily and consistently.

Summary of Specifications

After highlighting the main features above, let’s take a look at the specifications of Osmo Mobile 3 and Osmo Mobile 2:

Osmo Mobile 3 Osmo Mobile 2
SizeOpen: 285×125×103 mm
Closed: 157×130×46 mm
295×113×72 mm
Weight405 g485 g
Max. Operating Time15 h15 h
Gimbal RangePan: -162.5° to 170.3°;
Roll: -85.1° to 252.2°;
Tilt: -104.5° to 235.7°
Pan: ±170°;
Roll: -90° to +70°;
Tilt: ±170°
Max. Controllable
Compatible phones
Width: 62 to 88 mm
Thickness: ≤ 9.5 mm
Width : 59 to 85 mm
Thickness : ≤ 8.9 mm
TrackingActiveTrack 3.0ActiveTrack
Slow MotionUp to 1080p 240fpsUp to 1080p 120fps
HyperlapseYes (con EIS) Yes
Zoom Yes Yes
PanoromaYes Yes
ConnectionsBluetooth Low Energy 5.0Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0

Which smartphone gimbal should you buy?

Osmo Mobile 3 and Osmo Mobile 2 are two powerful gimbal devices for smartphones on the market. Both are portable, smart and reliable, with a long battery life. As DJI’s first foldable 3-axis smartphone stabilizer, Osmo Mobile 3 offers you an incredibly smart portable design and shooting modes for more creative shots. So, get out, capture your unique moments and transform your world!