Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2: In-Depth Comparison 2022

Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2 Comparison
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DJI launched the Osmo Mobile 2 as well as Osmo Pocket. These devices allow you to turn your daily moments into cinematic adventures. However, there are big differences.

Staaker provides a comparison between the Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2 DJI stabilizers to help you decide which DJI stabilizer suits your needs best.

Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2


Osmo Mobile 2 Osmo Pocket
Weight 485 g 116 g
Dimension  295 x 113 x 72 mm  121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6 mm
Axis numbers 3 (mechanical) 3 (mechanical)
Drums 2600mAh 7.2V 18 Wh 875mAh 7.7V 2S
Application  DJI GO  DJI MIMO
Touch screen No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
(with adapter)
Wireless No Yes (10M)
(with adapter)
Battery life 15 hours 140 minutes (without smartphone)

Build Quality

Osmo Pocket

The Osmo Pocket is sturdy and well-built, as I mentioned. It is not as durable as a GoPro, but it does have a mechanically stabilized 3-axis gimbal. Two buttons are coated with rubber, and the SD card can be pushed a few millimeters into the handle. This prevents you from accidentally releasing it.

The Osmo Pocket is very solid and has no play around the joints. However, I was most concerned about the exposed gimbal. I have had many trials with various types of pants/shorts pockets, and the Osmo Pocket has maintained its structural integrity since it arrived at me one month ago. It is worth noting that I didn’t use the Osmo Pocket case when I hid it in my pants pocket. I feel that you, the reader, deserve some real-world data.

Osmo Pocket can record video and go off in just four seconds. Having to remove a case would add precious minutes to the setup time. For short periods, I could carry a caseless Osmo Pocket around in my pocket. However, I recommend a case for long-term storage.

Osmo Mobile 2

Although the Osmo Mobile 2 feels sturdy when used, it has significantly more plastic than the Osmo Pocket. I find the plastic buttons on my face feel less expensive than the Pocket’s rubber-coated buttons. The cumbersome gimbal/phone case makes me believe that there are more stress points in the Osmo Mobile 2.

As I said, it makes me feel uncomfortable if I keep my Osmo Mobile 2 in an open bag. The way the phone holder and gimbal parts swing around freely makes it easy for the device to be damaged even when I have the gimbal off. To keep the device stable, I use a method that involves locking my index finger around its bottom. However, the phone holder still rotates freely while I walk.

Although the Osmo Mobile 2 isn’t cheaply manufactured, I must credit the Osmo Pocket for its build quality.


Osmo Pocket

Are there any comparable products? This DJI handheld gimbal’s name includes the word “pocket”, suggesting that the Osmo Pocket was designed with portability in mind.

Osmo Pocket can be placed almost anywhere you need it. This tiny handheld gimbal can be stored in pockets on clothes, as well as in other places. You’ll be amazed at how small it takes up space in your bag, backpack, drone, or camera bag.

Osmo Mobile 2

This comparison is between the Osmo Pocket and the Osmo Mobile 2. It is almost unfair in terms of the portability section of this post. The Osmo Pocket has been a leader and is in a class of its own. Although DJI and other companies have made other handheld gimbals, the Osmo Pocket is a step ahead.

Osmo Mobile 2 does not weigh too much and can be carried around with relative ease if you don’t have a lot of space. The only thing I dislike about the Osmo Mobile 2: the fact that you have to keep it in the box that comes with it, which holds the phone holder and gimbal in place before you can throw it in your bag.

The handle can be stored in an outer pocket of a backpack. This will allow the gimbal to move with your stride. It will also be exposed to objects and people that you might bump into.

When it comes to portability, the Osmo Pocket is the clear winner. However, the Osmo Mobile 2 can be carried around if you have enough space and a good case.


They are very different in terms of image quality. The quality of your videos and photos on Osmo Mobile 2 will vary depending on which smartphone you use.

You can connect your smartphone to the DJI Osmo Pocket to access the mobile application. DJI Mimo allows you to easily make small edits from the Story tool or use the integrated camera. The camera is extremely powerful. It has a 1/2.3-inch sensor, an 80-degree wide-angle lens, and an aperturef/2.0. Your Osmo Pocket can shoot high-definition 4K/60fps videos at 100Mbps.

Osmo Pocket has FPV mode that allows you to track your every tilt. FaceTrack detects your face automatically when you take a selfie or those of your friends.

The Osmo Mobile 2 requires you to have a smartphone that can define the quality of your photos. This is a great advantage. However, the DJI Osmo Pocket’s camera doesn’t have the best video/photo quality in low light, which can be frustrating. You can easily change the phone with a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and get a phone with a powerful camera!

Both cameras offer very similar recording options such as Timelapse and Motionlapse, ActiveTrack or 3×3 panorama capture, or 180-degree panoramic images.

Setup speeds

Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2

Osmo Pocket

The Osmo Pocket can be used as a standalone device to capture photos and video or connected to your mobile device. This allows you to adjust settings and have greater control over the gimbal. You can also see what’s inside the frame on a larger screen.

Multiple tests with the Osmo Pocket alone revealed a 4-second off-to-record time. This is extremely fast and convenient for those who need a device that can capture footage in a matter of seconds.

Numerous tests with the Osmo Pocket alone yielded a time of only 4 seconds.

When you use the Osmo Pocket with a phone, the off-to-recording times are not as impressive. The best part about the Mimo app is that it will automatically open once the Osmo Pocket has been plugged into your smartphone.

With the Osmo Pocket, I switched from off to recording in between 11-12 seconds. It’s not bad, but it isn’t as impressive as the Pocket stand-alone capability.

Finally, although you may want to connect your smartphone to the Osmo Pocket device, they are small enough to be carried in your pocket.

Osmo Mobile 2

The Osmo Mobile 2 doesn’t come with a camera. You will need to place your phone in the spring-loaded phone holder before you can use it. The adjustment knob will allow you to balance the Osmo Mobile 2 before using it for the first time. This adjustment takes approximately 30 seconds. If you are using the same mobile device every time, it will only take one attempt.

From off-to recording with my Osmo Mobile 2 takes me around 25 seconds. The process involves placing my phone into the phone holder clamp and opening the DJI GO App. Finally, I turn on the Osmo Mobile 2.

It takes twice as long to get the Osmo Mobile 2 from off-to recording as it takes for the Osmo Pocket (using the Mimo app) and six times longer when the Osmo Pocket is used as a standalone device.

The Osmo Mobile 2 takes twice as long to go from off–to recording as it does for Osmo Pocket (when using Mimo) and six times longer when used as a standalone device.

Osmo Mobile 2 is not designed to be carried on the person like the Osmo Pocket. You should consider the time it takes to get the Mobile 2 from your bag or where it is stored when it isn’t in use.

The Osmo Pocket wins in terms of setup speed, whether you have a smartphone or not. The Osmo Mobile 2 is slow to set up, and then it’s ready for recording. This has been a major gripe of mine. It seems like DJI also addressed this issue when creating the Osmo Pocket.

Gimbal operation

Osmo Pocket

The Osmo Pocket can only control the tilt function without the phone attached. It is disappointing that the Osmo Pocket has a 1″ touchscreen but not a joystick.

You can control tilt and pan by connecting the Osmo Pocket to your smartphone. I can tell you that nothing beats the tactile sensation of a joystick. Sometimes I would start panning when tilting the gimbal. It is just not possible to get the feedback you need when you use the joystick on your touchscreen.

DJI makes a gimbal control wheel that should alleviate some of the frustration. You can read more about that in the accessories section.

Osmo Mobile 2

A joystick is one of the many benefits of having more space on the handle. This is a great thing! It’s now easy to tilt and pan the Osmo Mobile 2!

The Osmo Mobile 2’s physical joystick made it much easier to control the gimbal than the Osmo Pocket’s often unintentional, jumpy movements.

Osmo Mobile 2 is the clear winner in this category. Osmo Mobile 2’s physical joystick made it much smoother and more precise than the Osmo Pocket’s often unintentional and jumpy gimbal movements.

Tracking modes

These handheld gimbals are popular for their ability to track a subject. The subject could be you, the handheld gimbal in your hand, or someone moving in front of you. The camera should keep the subject within the frame at all times.

Osmo Pocket

Osmo Pocket has ActiveTrack and FaceTrack. FaceTrack activates automatically when a face is detected. FaceTrack also activates automatically when the camera is pointed at the user.

ActiveTrack can be used to track any subject moving. ActiveTrack can be used with or without an Osmo Pocket phone.

Osmo Mobile 2

ActiveTrack can be used on Osmo Mobile 2, DJI GO, and Osmo Mobile 2. ActiveTrack can be used to follow you and other subjects, just like the Osmo Pocket. Osmo Mobile 2 does not have FaceTrack like Osmo Pocket, but ActiveTrack can still track your face if you tell it.

Osmo Pocket was the winner of the tracking mode contest. Osmo Pocket is a great way to automatically track your face when you turn your camera toward you. This is a big improvement over Osmo Mobile 2, where you need to manually select your face to enable it to track you.

Amazingly, the Osmo Pocket can be used without a phone connection to ActiveTrack or FaceTrack.

Battery Life

Osmo Pocket

Osmo Pocket comes with a USB-C charging port. It takes about 1 hour and 13 mins to charge if you use a 5V/2A adapter. DJI claims the Osmo Pocket can be charged in approximately 140 minutes (when shooting 1080p/30fps video), but this will depend on the settings used and how the gimbal works.

Important to know that Osmo Pocket will charge your phone when it is plugged into. Although the battery percentage will decrease, it will do so at a slower pace.

Osmo Mobile 2

Osmo Mobile 2, powered by a Micro USB, can be charged in just 2 hours and 30 minutes if connected to a 5V/2A adapter. DJI claims Osmo Mobile 2 can run for 15 hours if the balance is correct.

My phone is the one that runs out of battery most often. The GO app depletes my phone’s battery, so I make sure my phone is fully charged every time I use it.

The Osmo Mobile 2 has a 15 hour operating time, which is quite a bit more than the Osmo Pocket’s 2 hours and 20 minutes.


Osmo Pocket vs Osmo Mobile 2 FAQs

Is DJI pocket better than Osmo?

The Pocket 2 has a larger sensor and a wider lens. The Pocket 2’s 1/1.7″ image sensor is superior to the Osmo Pockets 1/2.3″CMOS sensor. … Both gimbals are capable of shooting video at 4K/60fps at 100Mbps. However, the Pocket 2 has a better performance thanks to HDR Video and Hybrid AF 2.

Source: https://www.heliguy.com/blogs/posts/dji-pocket-2-v-dji-osmo-pocket

Which DJI Osmo is the best?

The DJI OM 4 and the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 video stabilizers are both impressive and great for travelers, vloggers, and anyone who wants to capture the best moments in daily life. DJI OM 4 is your best option if you’re looking for the most advanced gimbal technology in 2020.

Source: https://store.dji.com/guides/dji-om-4-osmo-mobile-3-comparison/

Can the Osmo Pocket Zoom?

The Osmo Pocket does not have a zoom function. This feature can be obtained with the Osmo+. The Mimo app allows you to zoom in on videos (more details below) digitally.

Source: https://3dinsider.com/dji-osmo-pocket-review/

Should I buy a DJI Osmo?

Best Answer: Yes. The Osmo Pocket is a great choice for videographers who want to capture smooth footage in a small form factor.

Source: https://www.androidcentral.com/should-you-buy-dji-osmo-pocket


We can conclude that the Osmo Mobile 2 stabilizers have two main differences. It requires a smartphone to be used. The Osmo Pocket costs 359 EUR, while the Osmo Mobile2 costs 149 EUR.

The Osmo Mobile 2 is perfect for those with a great smartphone. If you are using a basic smartphone, the Osmo Pocket will be more useful. It will produce higher-quality videos.

Because of its stability and high autonomy battery, the Osmo Mobile 2 will let you capture all your experiences with methods like ActiveTrack or hyperlapse. Because of its small size, the Osmo Pocket can be easily carried. The Osmo Pocket has many accessories that allow you to be creative and capture visuals whenever you need them.


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