There are myriad ways to undertake a Yuneec Typhoon H vs Phantom 4 comparison. While the one is quite possibly the most advanced consumer focused drone on the market, the other is a large bird that does not quite seem to pull off its futuristic look but does take up a lot of space.

Backed by a wealth of R&D the Phantom 4 has a range of features that allow both experienced and brand new pilots to fly the drones almost immediately after taking them out of the well-designed carrying case and do so in safety (thanks to state of the art obstacle avoidance capabilities) with virtually no reports of DJI Phantom 4 signal loss.

One big reason why flying a Phantom 4 is such a relatively straightforward proposition is the DJI Go app, which provides much more functionality than a new app used to control the Yuneec Typhoon H. For the time being, the app in the Typhoon controller is relatively new and has only limited functionality, according to a DroneCompares review of both.

There is virtually nothing that the DJI Go app cannot control on the RC quadcopter. The all-in-one application makes it possible – in fact easy – for pilot to fine tune settings on the drones, receive telemetry, edit photos and videos and share those photos and videos on a smartphone or tablet bypassing a computer.

The DJI Go is yet another reason why DJI continue to maintain its position as the most popular brand of drones, with a prohibitive lead in market share. In a survey of some 250 beta members, dedicated site NVdrones found 81% of respondents owned at least one DJI drone compared to just 5% that own a Yuneec drone. Other brands such as Enhang or Zerotech (produced by Shenzhen Zero-tech UAV Limited) trail further behind.