One of the hottest drones to hit the market in 2020 is the DJI Mini 2. A powerful update to the DJI Mavic Mini from the year prior, the newer drone offers 4K video capture, long-range connectivity, and great flight time, all for under $500. You can get even more out of the drone with a few important DJI Mini 2 accessories.

FLIGHT TIME

31

Minutes

CAMERA

4K

12MP


SPEED

36

MPH

RANGE

6.2

Miles

DJI Mini 2

POSITIVES

- 4K camera
- Very portable
- Easy to fly
- Versatile flight modes
- Smooth and stable 3-axis Gimbal
- 249 grams (skip FAA registration)

NEGATIVES

- Fewer flight features than other DJI drones
- No directional obstacle avoidance sensors
- Larger remote control

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Bottom Line

The DJI Mini 2 is a superb update from the Mavic Mini, now offering a 4K camera, Ocusync 2.0 and more power.

The base drone is $449, and the Fly More combo jumps up to $599. That Fly More combo comes with a great selection of additional parts and accessories, including more batteries, a charging hub, a nice bag, propeller holders, and extra propellers. The value is there, but maybe you do not want it all, or maybe you just want more!

DJI Mini 2 propellers

DJI Mini 2 vs DJI Mavic Mini motors labels

Crashes happen, bumps and bruises are a part of life. When your DJI Mini 2 needs new wings, you’re looking at $20 for a pair. That’s a two blades per pair, with one pair clockwise and the other counter-clockwise.

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DJI Mini 2 battery

The DJI Mini 2 has great flight time, but 31 minutes goes fast when you’re having fun. The Mini 2 Fly More combo comes with three batteries, but you can get your hands on more for $55 each from DJI, currently a little more than that on Amazon.

microSD card

I don’t have to explain this one, do I? Cameras need SD cards to store data. Your Mini 2 uses the microSD card format. We like the Samsung cards, DJI promotes Sandisk.

DJI Charging Display Base

DJI Mini 2 Display Base

The DJI Charging Display Base is a fancy display case for your Mini drones. Adapters allow the use of USB Type-C of your new Mini 2 or the micro USB of your Mavic Mini. The case stands your drone on it’s back end, uses magnets to keep it from falling over, and simple looks great. Check out the DJI Charging Display Base for $45.

DJI Mini 2 propeller guard

It is possible to squeeze the original Mavic Mini prop guards onto the Mini 2, but the official prop guards are a better fit for the exact same price. Whichever you opt for, the guards completely wrap around the propellers, making the drone very safe to fly indoors. Check out the DJI Mini 2 propeller guards for $19 from DJI.

DJI Mini 2 propeller holder

DJI Mini 2 folded prop holders

DJI has a new prop holder specifically for the DJI Mini 2, it’s a tiny bit different with a tab that prevents the camera cover from being knocked off in transport, but basically the same otherwise. Both should fit on both drones, but the newer version isn’t up for sale outside of the Fly More combo, yet. Check out the DJI Mavic Mini prop holder for $13 from DJI.

Looking for more? Check out our full list of the best drone accessories for any drone.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the DJI Mavic Mini propellers on the DJI Mini 2?

Officially, no. The propellers for the Mavic Mini and Mini 2 have the same blades, but the mounting base, and screw holes, are different. While it is not advised to use interchange propellers between these drones, it is physically possible to do so with some brute force. You will have either a dangerously sloppy fit going one way, or an inefficient tight fit the going the other way, but your drone will still fly with the other’s props installed.

Can I use the DJI Mavic Mini batteries in the DJI Mini 2?

Officially, no. The battery from the DJI Mavic Mini will fit into the Mini 2, it has similar dimensions and uses the same connector. While it will plug in and power up your Mini 2, the older battery operates at a lower voltage. The power disparity may cause harm to the components of either the drone or the battery, leading to premature device failure. Don’t forget that mismatched power can be a fire hazard as well. 

Can I use the DJI Mavic Mini bag with the DJI Mini 2?

Absolutely. We found that the Mini 2 had a tight fit in the Mavic Mini Fly More shell case, but it fit. Be forewarned, however, that the new controller for the Mini 2 is much larger than the remote for the Mavic Mini, the new remote will not fit in the Mavic Mini shell. Due to the controller size difference, you may be just as well off looking at the bags and cases for the DJI Mavic Air 2 instead.

Can I use the DJI Mavic Mini charger with the DJI Mini 2?

The 18W USB brick will work, absolutely, but the charging hub will not. Once again, you can cram the Mavic Mini batteries into the Mini 2 charging hub, but not the other way around. However, once again, the newer charging hub is designed for the higher voltage of the newer batteries, a fire risk if you charge the lower voltage batteries.

Can I use the DJI Charging Display Base with both the Mavic Mini and Mini 2?

The charging base was designed with a magnetic USB connector, if you can get your hands on the newer USB Type-C adapter without having to buy the newer version of the charging hub, then yes, you can put either drone in the case.