The Mavic Pro’s battery already is better than most of its competitors; it’s battery lasts through about 27 minutes of flight time while the other drone batteries last about 20 minutes on average. Now, with the upgrade, DJI has added three minutes to the Mavic Pro Platinum’s battery life, letting it stay afloat for 30 minutes.
DJI also is reportedly making the Platinum 60 percent quieter than the Mavic Pro. How? DJI says that they’ve been able to redesign the interior of the Platinum to significantly reduce noise. In addition, they’ve developed new propellers that are also supposed to add to the overall quietness of the Platinum. The new propellers are interestingly compatible with the current Mavic Pro model too, so Mavic Pro users could buy the new propellers and use them.
This is all good, but when it really comes down to it, we question if any of these features are really going to attract anyone's attention when they already have the Mavic Pro or could purchase the Phantom 4 Pro instead. The Mavic Pro is running for about $1,440, which is practically the same price as the Phantom 4 Pro, which runs at $1,490. It’s nice that DJI is upgrading their drones, but we’re not sure if these upgrades are significant enough to make anyone want to buy or upgrade.