Autel Nano Plus VS DJI Mini 3 Pro | Battle Of The 250g Consumer Drones

Autel Nano Plus VS DJI Mini 3 Pro | Battle Of The 250g Consumer Drones

Impressive compact drones Autel Nano Plus and DJI Mini 3 Pro have become the favorites of countless drone enthusiasts, and it is difficult to decide which mini drones will be the most popular 4k camera What about man-machine?

The lightweight 250g drones Autel Nano Plus and DJI Mini 3 Pro have high specs, which are not common for drones under 250g. The drone has a variety of flight modes and smart features, providing a good choice for drone beginners or drone photographers.

Advanced Sub-250g Consumer Drones Compared

Autel Nano Plus DJI Mini 3 Pro
1/1.28--48MP 1/1.3--48MP
4K/30fps 4K/60fps
1-16x Zoom 4x Zoom
28 mins 34 mins
10 km, 1080p 12 km, 1080p
Tri-Directional Obstacle Sensing Tri-Directional Obstacle Sensing
FocusTrack Focus Track
Timelapse Timelapse

The release date of Autel Evo Nano+ is January 2022, and the release date of DJI Mini 3 Pro is May 2022. The two drones have many similarities, let’s see more comparisons.

Price Comparison: Autel Nano Plus vs DJI Mini 3 Pro

The Autel Evo Nano+ standard bundle is $799. This includes the drone, controller, a battery, a pair of spare propellers and other accessories. The Nano+ Premium bundle costs $1,049 and includes everything in the standard bundle, but also includes two extra batteries, an extra pair of propellers, a power adapter, a battery charging hub, and a propeller mount.

Autel Robotics EVO Nano Standard vs Premium Bundle

The Mini 3 Pro is available in three kits: $669 for the Mini 3 Pro without the controller, $759 for the kit including the DJI RC-N1 controller, and $909 for the kit with the DJI RC Smart Controller.

Flight Features: Autel Nano Plus VS DJI Mini 3 Pro

Autel Robotics EVO Nano Plus vs DJI Mini 3 Pro

The EVO Nano is the first sub-250g drone to achieve three-way collision avoidance. In the previous mini drone series, the EVO Nano successfully killed the DJI Mini 2. The Mini 3 Pro added obstacle avoidance to the drone and was released in May this year.

Both the Nano+ and Mini 3 Pro offer a three-way obstacle sensing system with sensors on the front, bottom and rear of the drone. The Nano+'s binocular vision sensor is highly sensitive and slows to a complete stop when it detects an obstacle. Mini 3 Pro will choose to fly around and brake. Relatively speaking, Nano+ is more friendly to beginners.

Advanced object tracking capabilities. Both drones have object tracking function, but turning on this function will make the obstacle avoidance sense lost, and drone beginners should fly your drone with caution.

Flight Performance: DJI Mini 3 Pro VS Autel Evo Nano+

250g drone-Autel Robotics EVO Nano Plus vs DJI Mini 3 Pro

Flight time: The Nano+ can fly for 28 minutes with a 2250mAh battery, and the Mini 3 Pro can fly for 34 minutes with a 2453mAh battery. This is good enough for the battery life and flight time of small drones under 250 grams.

Flight Modes: Both drones have three flight modes, DJI and Autel Drone have different names. The DJI Mini 3 Pro's Sport mode can reach speeds of up to 35.7 mph, and the Nano+'s Ludicrous can reach speeds of up to 33 mph.

Wind resistance: Despite being small foldable 249g drones, both support a wind resistance rating of 5 and can fly in gusts of over 20 mph. Capture smooth and stable video clips with the gimbal.

Video And Image Quality: DJI Mini 3 Pro VS Autel Evo Nano+

The EVO Nano+ camera is equipped with a 12.5MP 1/1.28-inch sensor with an equivalent focal length of 23mm, an aperture of f/1.9, and is capable of shooting up to 50MP JPEG.

The Mini 3 Pro has a 21.1MP 1/1.3-inch sensor with a 24mm-equivalent focal length and f/1.7 aperture, and additionally offers portrait shots up to a 48MP JPEG.

Overall image quality on both drones is excellent, with noise handling and edge sharpening at high ISOs commendable. The drone-generated imagery can also be further processed using Adobe Lightroom, and you'll get high-quality drone imaging.

The Mini 3 Pro can capture 4K at up to 60fps, 2.7K at up to 60fps, and FHD at up to 120fps, with a maximum bitrate of 150Mbps in Normal and D-Cinelike color profiles.

The Nano+ can capture 4K at up to 30fps, 2.7K at up to 30fps and Full HD video at up to 60fps, with a maximum bit rate of 100Mbps for Standard and D-Log color profiles.


The DJI Mini 3 Pro and Autel Evo Nano+ are very similar in terms of performance, features, specs, video quality and price. The DJI Mini 3 Pro summarizes the advantages and improves the disadvantages after the release of the Autel Nano+, which is a major improvement over the DJI Mini 2.

In terms of image quality for photos, the Nano+ is slightly better than the Mini 3 Pro, with improved high ISO processing and better edge sharpness, and will also offer the RYYB algorithm when shooting night scenes to capture a clearer picture.

Meanwhile, the DJI Mini 3 Pro offers portrait mode, which is rare. In the future, Autel drone will upgrade the cropped vertical shooting function through firmware update.

Who is the best drone under 250g? I still support the Autel Evo Nano+, all the features are very mature and suitable for drone beginners and drone photographers. At the same time, it also pays tribute to the DJI Mini 3 Pro.