DJI Mavic Air Review: The Best Drone I’ve Ever Crashed

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There’s something to be said for a product so useful that when one of them flies away from you forever (RIP “MrSparky,” my first DJI Spark) … you buy it again. And then when you fly another one into a tree on a private island and risk drowning and Lyme disease trying to recover it, only to fail miserably and spend $799 to get a new one (RIP “MrMavic,” my first Mavic Air review device) … well, tragedy aside, that’s a pretty big endorsement. I’m MrMobile, and this DJI Mavic Air review was five months in the making. Join me, won’t you?



MrMobile’s DJI Mavic Air review was produced following five months with a DJI Mavic Air review device provided by DJI as part of the Mavic Air “Fly More Combo.” The Mavic Air was used with a Galaxy Note 8 paired with the DJI transmitter/remote. Drone, transmitter, phone and app all received multiple updates during the review period. Flights were carried out between February 2018 and May 2018 in the Northeastern United States.


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jimmy Chan says:

i am a spark owner and own an RC remote,i can confrim you can also using USB OTG to connect the remote and your phone for a much stable connection,just for remind~^^

Bass Junkie says:

Didn’t you have the Mavic Pro & lose that too while reviewing?

Sean Corcoran says:

Michael you need to get some ND Filters for that bad boy. Helps with the washed out highlights tremendously!

tube you says:

professional drone crasher!

Ryan Swindlehurst says:

Michael, check with State Farm for insurance on it. I heard they do it for $60 a yr covering $1000

Saurabh Gadekar says:

My favorite TechTuber, by far.

andreas heiner says:

Could you also test a drone that’s transporting a pizzas? DJI Mavic S1000)

Joseph Harvey says:

Here’s the thing. It costs twice as much as the Spark, and offers only marginal improvements. 4K vs 1080, 35 mph vs 31, slightly longer battery. I just got the Spark Fly More refurbished for $389 – I’m not sure the Air is worth the extra

Shreyas Raghavan says:


Geric John Olivar says:

Great video!❤️

Tomi says:

Angel of drone death is thy name

NOBLE's Makings says:

Fear of crashing or losing is why havent invested in a drone yet..maybe in the future when they are better at not getting lost or are much durable

Rushikesh Tade says:

I am first one to comment

PY106 Digital says:

Great video with great footages Michael. You have convinced me to the drone tech now and I will buy it if my workflow needed one.
I also noticed that you are using Surface Book 2 in the video. Great choice!!

James Russo says:

$800 my ass lol

Adam Carrigan says:

Geez. Don’t trust this guy with drones, or Mobile Suits or Gundams.

13orrax says:

you can fit everything into the fly more combo bag. two or three batteries and charger go in the bottom. the drone goes in the top compartment without the smaller case. the controller with the sticks unscrewed goes in the side. the small case is intended to be used seperately is you wanted to bring just the drone and no controller

Silicon Theory says:

Excellent use of an “Airplane” ref!

Nihal Ali says:

You are dope, Michael… Period… The music, the cinematography, the editing, the review and yeah, ur voice…. Just everything fits so well and gives us a cool video…

Keep it up… Lucky to have creators like u out there.. Peace..

Saurav Allen says:

Beautifully made and edited… A treat to watch.

brownboii305 says:

Did you use nd filters?

Jacob v says:

Best review

GinsuSher says:

Ok… So… I like you and your channel and all…. But please no more drone reviews…. My poor heart can’t take any more…. Those poor drones..

Kaushal Trivedi says:

great video

Dthirdcarlos Dthirdcarlos says:

Pls review Dobby drone

Harry Taylor says:

Micheal, I can’t believe you lost another drone, especially The Mavic Air. It’s so easy to fly and to get those shots that a Phantom just can’t into because of its size. I should tell you even though you lost your first Spark, we ,my wife and me took a brand new Spark along with my Phantom 3SE on vacation. It was an absolute nightmare. Good thing Best Buy loves me so much, because I had and returned 6 of them all over the country. It was a nightmare. Same problem every single time , the WiFi kept just dropping out and if I didn’t do a quick RTH I would have lost all of them. The Phantom performed flawlessly but the Spark well I came home with an open box 1000.00 Brand new Samsung ultrabook that was perfect and marked all the way down to 550.00. If the Spark worked that well I would still have it but I’m done with that junk. Absolutely the worst product DJI has ever put out. Stay mobile Michael.

Tams80 says:

I saw one next to a Mavic Pro. Damn is it small.

It’s still large enough that I’d rather get the Pro though. Especially as DJI might be releasing a new one soon.

Jesse Huff says:

Tbh, that distorted video looked sick tho.

Aditya G. says:

As an employee of DJI Colorado, I was really hoping for this video and I’m glad that a big tech reviewer finally reviewed this drone other than Casey Neistat. It’s a great drone huh? Like this comment and video if you agree.

Sascha Kyssa says:

I hope people appreciate how much work you put into your videos. They ooze with attention to detail. I’ve been following you since the Pocketnow days and I’ve been rooting for your new channel ever since I heard you were leaving to do your own thing. Congratulations building a wonderful and successful channel! (Not that I had any doubt you would)

Mohammed Suleman says:

Mr mobile deserves 1,000,000

Ngakak Guling says:

i missed this video because i didn’t turn on the notifications,, 🙁

Enzo says:

another drone crash?
maybe try reviewing them when they are cheap enough

Courtney darlington says:

I’m surprised ur doing a drone video..(didn’t know) follow u for the mobile knowledge on cell phones…and i must say your videos are the best!! gr8 work again!!

TroublingStatueVII says:

Damn that shot at 7:18 was really cool.

Ted Okoroji says:

Another drone lost?! Lol

Danny Hull says:

Just today had my dji phantom 3 standard flipped upside down and I panic trying to grab the drone while the blades cutting me. Unstead of killing the motors. I tried to power off the drone. Yeah that was not smart. Both of my arms got deep cuts. However I did hopefully learn to always kill the motor. It could have been so much worse. I will end with this always kill the motors.

KingStivan says:

expose for the highlights and bring back the shadows in post is gr8 at that ^^

ucity metalhead says:

For 800 bucks i wouldn’t have stopped looking till hell froze over.

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