• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Contrary to other reviews - works great with iPhone 8 Plus

    I bought the Osmo Mobile over Black Friday and it works great with my iPhone 8 Plus. For those who have balancing issues on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, they are likely not extending the mounting arm for larger sized phones. When you take the Osmo Mobile out of the box, the side mounting arm is pushed in as close as it can for packaging purposes. The phone mount is designed to extend for the length of larger phones, once I adjusted it out of the box it balanced and worked great. I used it on a wedding I filmed since the iPhone 8 takes such great footage in 4k. Half of the reviews for this product are bogus, its a great smartphone gimbal.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WAIT FOR DJI OSMO 2

    I have loved DJI products from their PHANTOM, INSPIRE AND OSMO SERIES and all of their products have been amazing! I bought the DJI OSMO MOBILE to use it on my ski trip in New Mexico with my IPhone 6. Overall I was impressed on how smooth the video footage was and I loved the panoramic photos and motion time lapse features it had. The battery life was good and lasted about 4 and a half hours on average, definitely not disappointed with the DJI OSMO. But there is one thing that I hate about the OSMO and that is using IPhones with VIDEO STABILIZATION, when videoing with an iPhone 6s or later the video you get is pretty choppy and it results from the Osmo stabilizers fighting against the iPhones video stabilization, so as a result I have to use my iPhone 6 instead of my iPhone X. DJI is releasing a new Osmo Mobile 2 which will be a little lighter and will allow you to move the Gimbal to portrait mode so it allows you to take pictures in portrait mode without havin to hold the Osmo sideways. Plus the new Osmo Mobile 2 will have a battery life of 15 hours and will cost only $129 and will be available for preorder January 23, 2018. WORTH THE WAIT!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money - tested with iPhone X

    Spent a lot of money expecting to use the Osmo with my iPhone X. Unfortunately that seems almost impossible.

    The balancing of the phone never works out, footage is always skewed as a result. Even the DJI app which is meant to be used with the gimbal is slow and unresponsive. My phone also became extremely hot when using it. Worst part is I'm not aware of any upcoming fixes.

    Really angry and frustrated with the product and my fruitless experience on the DJI forums. I was always fascinated with DJI products but sadly don't think I'll ever support them again.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Gimbal for Price

    DJI's Osmo Mobile is great. Works well with my iPhone 6s Plus.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work with iPhone X

    Tried it couple times but it doesn't balance out with or without case.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The application is Horrible

    just bought this gimbal and I will return it tomorrow. We need to download the DJI GO app and the app is the worse app I ever saw. it just doesn't work, I cannot log in. I have contacted the technical support and they were no help at all. I have an iPhone X and I'm not able to use this gimbal.
    Just stay away really

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iPhone X

    Not sure what some of you are doing wrong but my Osmo mobile gimbal and iPhone X work great together.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DJI Osmo mobile gimbal long on promise, short on delivery

    When it works as promised, the DJI Osmo mobile gimbal is marvellous. Unfortunately, because the connectivity between it and my iPhone is so dreadfully unreliable, I have all but given up using it after just two weeks of experimentation. Even after having reinstalled the DJI app and lost all my videos in the process, the problem persisted. In short, it’s temperamental and unreliable, chews up battery power, is prone to over-heating if the inserted phone is not balanced perfectly, and has surprisingly limited panning range. The face-tracking facility is good but only for as long as the gimbal and phone stay connected, and only if both the operator and the subject move relatively slowly. It doesn’t deal well with quickish movement and all too often loses the tracked face or object. Is it fit for purpose? Regrettably, even though it looks good, feels good in the hand and seems able to perform as promised under optimum conditions for at least a minute, I don’t think so. If it were possible to achieve easily, I would ask for my money back. In light of what others have said about DJI’s attitude to its customers though, and because it doesn’t appear to have proper after-sales representation in Australia, I’ll probably write off the AUS$400 that I’ve paid for the gimbal and hope that the company quickly improves its app and its public relations.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 8plus

    The sales person seemed to recommend this product, but admitted they don't use it much..
    i thought the reviews might be incorrect or that folks didn't know how to use the product.
    One, the iPhone 8plus is too heavy and keeps failing in holding the phone upright.
    Two, the incomplete software with terrible directions, fails to export the files to the device.
    please don't make a mistake and listen to the salespeople.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Killer tech - works great with iPhone 7

    Not sure where other reviews came from, but I have my iPhone 7 in the Osmo Mobile, with DJI app, and everything is working perfectly. At a full run, the jiggle is barely noticeable. No image shake at a run even, and when standing/walking it's PERfect. No problems with the phone's onboard image stabilization. Gimbal is surprisingly agile, with a really wide range of motion, and a pretty quick tracking movement, which works awesome with the camera tracking. Hardware is super light, and super effective. Our company pays hundreds of dollars to rent Movi rigs, and I feel like this is nearly as good as they are for what it would cost to rent one once. The app's livestreaming function is pretty easy to set up and use as well.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What they don't tell you!

    Be advised! This won't work with the new iPhone 8/8 Plus or X cause apple implemented on this models a feature called OIS (optical image stabilisation) that can't be turned off. The feature is pretty useful on it's own for your average videos, but when you put your new iPhone on the OSMO this will create a conflict and it will translate to shaky/jittering/wobbling or laggy video and you won't feel that you are using a gimbal, in fact you will feel you can get better videos with just your phone and your hands.

    Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying this is a bad gimbal. I did a lot of research and picked this as the clear winner, but with the new function on the new iPhones it's just useless and that is why i have returned it without any doubt. I have also researched the problem for many hours, too many hours in fact, including the DJI forums and i also got in contact with the DJI tech support and i can confirm 100% that DJI and also Apple know about this problem. In fact this is the answer i got from tech support: "our technical dep. is aware of this problem and they have contacted Apple engineers in the attempt to find a solution to this problem"

    Why are the iPhones 8 / 8 Plus and X still listed in the "Compatibility" Page is beyond my understanding...

    I can't post links here, but if you type "iphone x with osmo problem" on your search engine or on a website people use to upload videos that i can't name :) you will get more then enough examples and evidence to support what i just told you.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what it's supposed to do

    I purchased this item at an Apple store six months ago to use with my iPhone 7 Plus. The salesperson assured me it would work. I couldn't get it to produce a stable image no matter what I did with it. At first I thought it was me,, but I've read the manuals and tried everything. To be sure it's better than hand-holding the phone, but the vertical stabilization is terrible. The best I can do with it is shoot b-roll that I can then edit into my primary footage shot off a tripod.

    Don't purchase this. I wish I could get my money back now.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheat

    Awesome footage,but iphone 7plus gets hot easily,extremely hot.a bit sad...

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    R&D cycle

    Have a phantom 4 pro. Love it. No, I adore it. But DJI you lost me with the Osmo mobile. IPhone 8 plus. 7 plus. We now know the Osmo mobile doesn't work as designed with these. And another point you now know about. Most us operate our phones protected. Protected with a cover we would rather not remove in our busy lives. That's the way we roll. At least for myself as a busy Dad and family man. I love strapping on the gimbal and capturing memories.. But now I can't upgrade. My hope is in the near future, DJI will work with Apple and other brands much earlier to anticipate current and future phone sizes coupled with the more typical phone protectors. These sizes really aren't that incredibly different if you look at the specs. Widen the capability. They will come. Thank you.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable with iPhone 7 (whatever they say)

    I heard about the Osmo Mobile...

    A couple of days ago was in an Apple store in Laval. I asked a guy if they had it.
    He was really enthusiast about it. Super excited, I made the 400$ purchase right away! :)

    Didn't take long to realize it was not a perfect match...
    Searched on You Tube, DJI site and i found this tread.

    After watching tons of videos and critics, i have no choice but to bring it back for refund.
    There is a conflict between the iPhone and the Osmo. they are fighting each other's stabilizers (or whatever)...

    The Apple guy should have known about this issue.

    C'est pas fort, i am really disappointed.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great toy and works amazing.

    i dont understand why all these negative reviews. the gimbal does serve the purpose perfectly. yes you can't use it with your case on but i bought it to take videos not worry too much about the case. it connect in a heart beat and works flawlessly.
    it worth the money. it working well for me.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad but workflow is awful

    so, iPhone 7plus not a good idea. great phone great camera but not with osmo. first you must remove any case you have. other issues work flow? did I mention that yet? DJI app holds the original files. so if you want to edit or work with them you MUST download them to your photo roll. ok so now you have 10gigs in the dji app and now another 10gigs in your camera roll. (hope you have lots of storage) then well how do you get them to your PC or MAC. transfer them over. ok well not an easy smooth task and for me my program. (lumafusion) is on my ipad so guess what I need to do now?
    move it from the PC to a micro card them buy the micro card reader to lighting cord to hook it up to my ipad then transfer them over. no joke took me first a day to figure it out. then over 4-5 hours to move it all over and finally get it onto my ipad.
    use Icloud you say? have you tried to move 10gigs of icloud video over? well sitting in my icloud were all 69 vdeos 10gigs total, and in 6 hours only 13 of them were showing up. if you want stability and something cool to work with - especially the M-TIMELAPSE then ok maybe worth it, - wait to use that you need the stand that is about 20-30 more to hold it in place.and then if you only want it on your iPhone again great buy it. otherwise stay away.
    p.s. I am a DJI fan boy - own or owned MAVIC PRO , INSPIRE 1 - F550 - F450 - OSMO ORIGINAL AND OSMO MOBILE
    take my review what it is worth.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless but requires a few steps

    When i first purchased this gimbal it worked perfectly with my iPhone 7 until i noticed some jittering happening. Here are a few steps I learned and that you could use to prevent this from happening:

    1. This gimbal is not designed to be used with an i phone case. Cases tend to make your phone heavier and since the gimbal was designed specifically to handle the weight of your iPhone only when you have your case on it causes an imbalance.

    2. Use the app FiLMiC Pro. After installing the Osmo mobile app and updating your gimmbal, use FiLMiC Pro to do your recordings as there is a feature to disable the iPhone's auto stabilization feature. This will stop the jittering effect many of you are complaining about.

    3. Enjoy, with these two minor setbacks you can now use the OSMO Mobile gimbal with easy and beautiful fluid shots.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this but..

    Love this i nearly use it daily for my vlog,
    I do have to have a bag of coins to ofset the balance to plug in an external microphone to be able to get better audio
    but with out the microphone it balances well and the DJI Go app does disable the image stablisation in IOS but their is mechanical part on the iphone 7plus a spring.. which you can't but I have no problems with this and have achieved some great footage. and photos.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    Great product but gets extremely hot and made my iphone 7+ overheat. Now phone battery is stuffed. Not happy!

    13 of 25 people found this useful