You’ve got a DJI Mini 2, which means you’re using the DJI Fly app as well. Now you just need a phone that’s compatible with the whole setup.
Which phones can you use with the Mini 2?
Considering that the DJI Mini 2 came out in 2020, any phones produced then or earlier should be compatible. That’s even the case with some newer phones such as the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Of course, it’s more than just Apple and Android phones that are workable with the DJI Mini 2.
Keep reading for an extensive list of phones that are compatible with this drone as well as those that aren’t.
These phones are compatible with the DJI Mini 2
As a caveat, the DJI Fly app is always updating its list of compatible smartphones (and tablets too, for that matter).
Thus, while this list is accurate at the time of publication, we cannot guarantee that it will always be that way.
If anything, more phones will likely be added to the list rather than models being taken away.
As of 2022, the latest version of the DI Fly app supports Apple devices that are running the operating system iOS 11 (or later).
While you can download a version of the app that supports iOS 10, that might not be stable.
You’re better off using an Apple phone running iOS 11 than seeking a workaround.
Here are some Apple phone models for you to use with your Mini 2 drone:
We know what you’re thinking. Some of these phone models seem a little too old to be capable of running iOS 11, right?
Not according to Apple! Per this support page on its website, a lot of older iPhone models are compatible with that operating system.
Thus, there’s not necessarily any need for you to run out and buy the latest iPhone to use your Mini 2 and the DJI Fly app.
That said, if you can, it’s always better to go with a newer phone model than an older one.
It’s not merely because the newer iPhones have bigger screens and improved resolutions. They run the operating systems more stably.
Perhaps you’re not so big into iPhones and you prefer Android phones instead.
Samsung produces a lot of phones, more than Apple.
Due to the sheer multitude, DJI lacks the time to test every single one for compatibility. Only those Samsung phones that are moderately successful qualify for DJI testing.
Thus, while the list to follow is complete as far as our knowledge is concerned, there may yet be more Samsung phones that are compatible with the Mini 2 and the DJI Fly app that are lesser known.
While it’s unlikely that the following phones would become incompatible due to the aforementioned testing, that could be a possibility as well.
Here’s the list:
For a while, Samsung phones using the Android 10 operating system were not compatible with the DJI Fly app. That issue was fixed quite a while ago in January 2021, once again making those devices compatible with the Mini 2.
Google is quite a popular smartphone manufacturer as well. Perhaps it’s not quite to the same level as Apple or Samsung, but the chances are good that some of you reading this have a Google phone.
Maybe you’re even reading this on a Google phone!
Not many Google devices are compatible with the DJI Fly app, which means you can’t use them with the Mini 2.
Here is the list in full:
Life’s good with an LG smartphone, especially if yours is in the G or V Series, as those smartphones are compatible with the Mini 2.
Here is the full list of LG phones you can use with the Mini 2:
A smaller phone manufacturer still is Vivo. This Chinese company does have a few smartphones that should be compatible with the Mini 2.
As a word of warning, some of these phone models were only tested by DJI drone users. It’s unclear if DJI tested these Vivo phones for DJI Fly app compatibility.
Regardless, these Vivo phones should be usable with the Mini 2 drone.
- Vivo Y83
- Vivo V11
- Vivo X20A
- Vivo X21
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX
Another smaller smartphone manufacturer from China is OnePlus. Following the same numbering pattern as seen in iPhones, most newer OnePlus phones should be usable with your Mini 2.
Here’s the list:
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. or OPPO for short is a Chinese consumer electronics brand.
A handful of OPPO phones are usable with the DJI Mini 2, including those as follows:
Xiaomi is a newer company founded in 2010. Although their phones might be harder to come by, since they’re newer, a lot of them work with the DJI Fly app and your Mini 2.
You’ll be ready to fly if you have any of these Xiaomi phones:
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
- Xiaomi Elephone S7
- Pocophone F1
- Redmi Note 4
- Redmi Note 5
- Redmi 5 Plus
- Redmi 9
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (which uses the Android 9.0 operating system)
- Mi MIX 2
- Mi MIX 2S
- Mi 8
- Mi 10
The consumer electronics brand Huawei, also based in China, has a huge list of approved phones that work with the Mini 2 drone.
Here’s the entire list for your perusal:
Uh-oh, do you not see your smartphone in this section? That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s incompatible with the DJI Mini 2.
Here are a few phones that didn’t fit into the categories above that are indeed usable with the latest version of the DJI Fly app as of this writing.
- Nokia 5.1 Plus (running Android 9.0 64-bit operating system)
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Asus Zenfone Max M1
- HTC U11 +
- BlackBerry Key 2
- Lenovo K5 Note
- BQ Aquaris X2
- Motorola Moto G7 Optimo Maxx (only XT1955DL model)
- Motorola Moto G7 Power (only XT1955-2 model)
- Motorola G6
- Motorola G7
- Motorola Moto G9 Play
- Motorola Moto G Power
- Motorola X4 (only XT1900-1 model)
- Sony Xperia
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia Z2 Compact (only H8324 model running Android 9 operating system)
- Sony Xperia Z4
- Sony Xperia XZ1
- Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
These phones are NOT compatible with the DJI Mini 2
Okay, do you still not see your phone on the list? Then it very well may not be compatible with the DJI Mini 2.
The following phones are not viable options for the drone:
- Google Pixel 3A
- Google Pixel 4A
- UMIDIGI A3 Pro
- Huawei Ascend XT2
- 2019 Huawei Y5
- Huawei Y6
- 2019 Huawei Y7
- Samsung J4+
- Samsung J6
- 2016 Samsung J7
- Samsung J7 Pro
- Samsung J7 Refine
- Samsung A6+
- LG X Power 2
- LG V20
- LG V35
- LG K40
- LG Stylo 4
- Samsung S21
- Samsung C5
- Samsung A3
- Samsung A5
- Motorola Moto G4
- Motorola Moto G5
- Motorola Moto G5 Plus
- Motorola Moto G6
- Motorola Moto G7 Optimo
- Motorola G7 Play
- Motorola Moto Z Play
- Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Many phone models are compatible with the DJI Mini 2. This list shows you the lion’s share of the phone models you can choose from.
A few takeaways. First, this list is considered complete as far as we can tell, but there could always be other phones out there not on this list that are compatible with the Mini 2.
Second, and most importantly, if you are thinking about upgrading your phone to work with the DJI Fly app, a newer phone is always better than an older one. It can support the current operating system the DJI Fly app needs!