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The Best Smartphone Gimbals and Stabilizers in 2019

The Best Smartphone Gimbals and Stabilizers in 2019

Do you want to reveal the undiscovered possibilities of your own smartphone? Or are you tired of shaky videos and blurry photos? Turn your amazing ideas into film-like videos, you just need one stabilizer. And here you go, smooth shots, fancy features and transitions, and MORE! But how to choose the one that fits your needs and budget? Updated at the beginning of 2019, we have this perfect list of 9 best smartphone stabilizers for you, hope it can record your highlights in the new year!

Special thanks to Gian Cescon for the cover photo background image.

1. FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer

Movi Cinema Robot is the stabilizer you will fall in love at first sight. The unique shape of Movi makes it stand out among other stabilizers in the market. It is an advanced smartphone stabilizer, designed to turn your mobile device into a powerful storytelling tool. Pair with the free app for pro-level shooting methods and intelligent shooting options including Majestic, Echo, Timelapse, Smartpod and more.

See more of what you can do with the Movi Cinema Robot Stabilizer:

Features:

  • Portrait, landscape or selfie shooting mode
  • Weight: 1.48lbs (670g)
  • Battery: USB-C fast charging and can last 8+ hours for one charge (2 batteries are included in the box)
  • Compatibility:
    • Apple (iPhone6 – iPhone XR)
    • Google (Pixel – Pixel 3 XL)
    • Samsung Note 9, Samsung S8 – S9+ (Movilapse method currently unavailable; S9 and S9+ require adjustable counterweight)
  • Recently priced at $299 USD

Check the latest price of Movi Cinema Robot →

2. DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Smartphone Gimbal

DJI is a known brand for building tools for creators. Their flying and camera stabilization systems redefined camera placement and motion. Dji Osmo Mobile 2 is DJI’s latest handheld smartphone gimbal featured with time lapse, motion lapse, active track, zoom control and more. The long-lasting battery which can also charge your smartphone will support you capture and record the moments anywhere, anytime. Meanwhile, the beauty mode in DJI GO app will always keep you looking great. 

Features:

  • Upright, underslung, flashlight and portrait mode
  • Weight: 1.07lbs (485g)
  • Battery: 15+ hours which can also charge the smartphone
  •  Compatibility:
    • Apple (iPhone SE – iPhone XR)
    • Most of the Android smartphones (requires Android 4.1.2 or later), for details, check here
  • Priced at $139 USD

Check the latest price of DJI Osmo Mobile 2 →

3. Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Zhiyun is famous for providing industry-leading products at an affordable price. The Smooth 4 Stabilizer is born for storytelling and is one of the most popular products among YouTubers. The design of the integrated control panel helps users control both the stabilizer and mobile camera directly without touching the screen. With all the other functions that you can imagine for a stabilizer, Smooth 4’s PhoneGo mode can capture every single movement in a flash and make the best transition for your story.

Features:

  • Weight: 1.21lbs (547g)
  • Battery: 12+ hours which can also charge the smartphone
  • Compatibility:
    • Apple (iPhone SE – iPhone X)
    • Most of the Android smartphones (requires Android 5.0 or later), for details, check here
  • Recently priced at $139 USD

Check the latest price of Zhiyun Smooth 4 →

4. MOZA Mini-Mi

Gudsen, a growing company in the market, has created several great products, MOZA Mini-Mi is one of them. Beyond all the high tech features provided for you to make films with your own smartphone, MOZA Mini-Mi will lead you into the dream world. You can now easily get an amazing dutch tilt shot with the inception mode. As commented by users, however, the app MOZA using may have some bugs. At the same time, the good thing is, you don’t need to worry about the stabilizer will block the charging port anymore, MOZA supports wireless charging.

Features:

  • Weight: 1.2lbs (543g)
  • Battery: 10 hours which can also charge the smartphone
  • Compatibility:
    • Apple (iPhone 6 – iPhone X)
    • Huawei Mate 10
    • Samsung Galaxy
  • Recently priced $99 USD

Check the latest price of Moza Mini-Mi →

5. Zhiyun Smooth Q 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Like Smooth 4, Smooth Q is another amazing smartphone gimbal. With only 4 buttons on the control panel, Smooth Q is even easier to get started with and that makes it the best option for beginners. Also, you can easily carry this extremely lightweight stabilizer to wherever you want to create like a pro. Tough simple, Smooth Q is featured with active track, time lapse, slow motion, panorama and more. By buying the adaptor you can also use Smooth Q with your GoPro hero 3/4.

Features:

  • Weight: 0.97lbs (440g)
  • Battery: 12 hours which can also charge the smartphone
  • Compatibility:
    • Apple (iPhone SE – iPhone X)
    • Most of the Android smartphones (requires Android 5.0 or later), for details, check here
  • Unknown price, currently unavailable

Check the latest price of Zhiyun Smooth Q →

6. Feiyu SPG2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

 

Feiyu SPG 2 gives you a fantastic experience of shooting in space. Three-axis follow mode ensures the stability of your camera no matter what environment you are in. This gimbal is also waterproofed which give you more possibilities to explore the unknown world. Pair with the Vicool APP, SPG2 gimbal supports panorama, time-lapse, slow-motion and parameter adjustment. A small OLED screen on the gimbal let you know the status of the device without check your phone.

Features:

  • Weight: 0.97lbs (440g)
  • Battery: 15 hours
  • Compatibility:
    • Smartphone width between 54mm and 95mm; weigh under 300g
  • Recently priced $159 USD

Check the latest price of Feiyu SPG2 →

7. Feiyu Vimble 2 3-Axis Extendable Handheld Gimbal

You’ve must used or at least seen other people using the selfie stick. Feiyu Vimble 2 is taking this to another level. With this 18cm extendable gimbal, you can include more content in the frame which makes this a smart choice for vloggers and YouTubers. Apart from the extender, it also provides all-you-need features for a smartphone stabilizer. Powered by AI algorithm in the Vicool APP, it supports face tracking and object tracking.

Features:

  • Weight: 0.94lbs (428g)
  • Battery: 5 – 10 hours which can also charge the smartphone
  • Compatibility:
    • Smartphones width between 57mm and 84mm; weigh under 210g
    • Action cameras and 360 cameras
  • Recently priced $89 USD

Check the latest price of Feiyu Vimble 2 →

8. EVO ShIFT Gimbal

The EVO SHIFT 3 axis gimbal transforms your smartphone into a pro-quality video camera. Versatile as SHIFT is, you can use it in various scenarios. Featured with 4-way joystick and 2-way bi-directional mounting, SHIFT is born for creators. Featured with panorama, object tracking and time-lapse, the EVO Remote APP gives you access to the same shooting modes found in high-end prosumer cameras allowing you to manually adjust settings such as ISO, Shutter Speed, WB, Exposure and even Focus.

Features:

  • Weight: 0.99lbs (450g)
  • Battery: 12 hours
  • Compatibility:
    • Smartphones weigh under 220g
  • Recently priced $99 USD

Check the latest price of EVO SHIFT →

9. Snoppa ATOM

Different from other stabilizers in the list, Snoopa ATOM started with crowdfunding. It is among the top 3 smallest smartphone stabilizers in the market which is slightly longer than iPhoneX and you can even put it into your pocket. Its long-lasting battery also supports wireless charging so you can easily handle demands of continuous filming. With the Snoppa App, ATOM is able to shoot with long exposure and capture high-brightness, low-noise photos in the dark. The App also provides functions like face/object tracking and motion time-lapse. A mic can be attached for better audio quality directly on ATOM as well.

Features:

  • Weight: 0.97lbs (440g)
  • Battery: 24 hours
  • Compatibility:
    • Smartphones weigh up to 310g
  • Recently priced $149 USD

Check the latest price of Snoppa ATOM →

This post was last updated with pricing and the latest best models on: April 17, 2019

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