A tablet with a Mavic Pro will definitely give a great FPV experience.
Fortunately, the DJI Go App fully supports tablet use & professional drone operators can easily enjoy the fruits of real time FPV transference.
In addition, using a tablet instead of a smartphone with DJI Remote Control is much more easier & functional when you have the following:
1 – Bigger Display Size
2 – Eagle Eye View
3 – Footage with Instant Feedback!
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Our four favorites:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
- Google Nexus 7
- iPad Mini 2
- Nvidia Shield K1
Best Tablet for DJI Mavic Pro
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
We all know it Samsung is the other name of durability and quality. If anything, the Galaxy S2 tab has been one of its finest creations so far.
With an 8-inch Super AMOLED display that gives 320 Pixels per Inch (PPI), you are likely to enjoy a rich and vibrant FPV.
The 8-inch screen is a size ideal enough for giving a large enough picture and not being too difficult to maneuver with the controller.
Furthermore, we highly recommend this beauty to pair with your Mavic Pro because we’ve never heard or encountered any hiccups with respect to its processing powers. Dual powered by 1.8Ghz Quad-Core processor and a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, you are not likely to experience anything less than the horse’s power.
In addition to that, it has a decent up to 10-hour battery life that will not hinder your exploring any time soon when buckled with a Mavic controller.
However, there is one drawback that you will have to face with it or with any other tablet, which is that there will be lagging on-screen images and the actual view of where the drone is.
But this isn’t something that should affect your purchase decision since this issue will remain with every tab you try, and once you have used it a couple of times, you are likely to get used to the lag.
- 10.1-inch Multitouch 720p HD Screen (1280 x 800)
- 16GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB
- Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0,GPS Enabled with Latitude, Google Maps
- 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
2. Google Nexus 7
If you are anti-Apple and a die-hard loyal fan for android devices, then this right here is the top of the line, best option to hook your Mavic Pro too. Google Nexus 7 is the epitome of android goodness.
To match its high praises, you have to pay the price, of course. However, it’s a one-time cost, and you are set for many years to come in terms of your tablet and supreme android experience.
To add to its pros, a 323 PPI makes it a much better choice than our already praised Samsung Galaxy S2.
The display size is an inch smaller than S2, but the PPI makes it much more worth giving a better FPV.
With a 0.64 pounds weight, it’s extremely easy to latch and control the drone without straining your wrists and tiring you during your work/playtime.
It also has a nice battery life of up to 9 hours, which is more than decent.
To add to it, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait adds to your complete and powerful android experience.
One thing that would have made this tablet just ideal would be that its body is dust/water resistant, but sadly that is not the case.
For it to be coupled with the controller to be used outdoors, it would be more helpful if the tab had water resistance, or drop protection features.
- 7-inch tablet screen, 1200x1920 (323 ppi), LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Powerful 3950 mAh battery, 10 hours, 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 Quad-Core, 1.5 GHz
- Memory: 2GB, 1.2 MP Front Camera, 5 MP Rear Camera, Auto focus (rear), Large f2.4 aperture. (rear camera)
3. iPad Mini
You didn’t think we were not going to provide the Apple fans with an iOS option, did you?
One the iOS front, you cannot get anything better than an iPad Mini 2, and this seems to be a trade-off between the two; the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Google Nexus 7.
It weighs 0.73 pounds that’s about 0.9 pounds heavier than the Nexus 7, but then it’s got a 7.9-inch display that’s 0.9 inches bigger than the Nexus and just slightly (0.1 inches) smaller than the Galaxy S2.
So it weighs reasonably light to be mounted easily on the adapter and a screen that’s decent enough to provide depth-full and rich images with a 324 PPI.
Also, for a daylight use or outdoor use, the iPad Mini 2 has a fairly good display.
However, it isn’t water-resistant and doesn’t feature any kind of drop protection, making lose points to be used with the Mavic Pro.
- 7.9" Retina Display, 2048 x 1536 Resolution
- Apple iOS 9, Dual-Core A8 Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
- 8 MP iSight Camera, 1080p HD Video Recording
- 128GB Capacity, Wi-Fi (802.11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac) + MIMO + Bluetooth 4.2
- Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life, 0.65 lbs
4. Nvidia Shield K1
It is THE tab to use with drones. The high lighting factor of this tab is its HDMI port that lets you connect with the FPV goggles.
With the Nvidia Shield K1, you can enjoy a seamless FPV experience without outer factors disturbing you.
The screen size is in the same range as the other three discussed, 8 inches.
However, the PPI is 283 Pixels per Inch, making the images less vivid and bright.
Similarly, like the other tablets discussed previously, this, too, doesn’t have any drop protection or water/dust resistance features.
- More ways to game with Android games and GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.
- Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, featuring a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU.
- Full HD 1080p, 8-inch display, and dual-front facing speakers for incredible video and sound.
- MicroSD slot provides expandable storage up to 128 GB.
- 802.11n 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS
This rounds up our discussion of the best four tabs, in our opinion, to be used with the Mavic Pro.
So to sum it up, if you are looking for a prime drone experience with a great FPV, the Nvidia Shield K1 should be your first choice.
However, if you need to use the tab for other than the Mavic Pro too, then, you can explore the other three tabs.
Sohaib Hasan is the head creative writer of Gajotres.Net, a website dedicated to providing reviews of innovative products and services changing the world.
Sohaib has been writing on computer hardware, software, and more. He loves technology and believes it’s only right that we always keep up with all its latest advancements to stay one step ahead in our everyday lives.