Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 also works great. I also have a Tab 4 and, based on my experience, it performs poorly and is not powerful enough for Phantom 3 and DJI Go.I do not currently own any of these devices. Am I understanding this correctly.....if I purchase a cellular model, I do NOT have to subscribe to cellular service in order to have 100% operational capability of a new Phantom 3 Professional (and camera)?
You can always get maps onsite by tethering phone to iPad or cache the maps with wifi before going to flying site. But you might need gps on iPad if you want to switch home position with your position. Also I'm not sure if you need gps on iPad for radar position.Oh really?? So I don't "have" to buy a cellular iPad then?
Thanks!You don't need cellular other than as one option to access local maps on site. You need GPS for Phantom to know where you are (ground station). The GS location is needed for some advanced functions but not basic flying. The Phantom has its own GPS so it usually knows where it is and where it took off from. Some people think iPad is better, some of us think android is better. That part is probably more related to whether you prefer Android or IOS for general, every day. It is important to get a tablet with good, powerful processor capability or it could lag and freeze. For the most part, it seems that most people who go low end seem to eventually go back for something higher.
Tethering is connecting one device to another. In the context of mobile phones and tablets, tethering allows sharing the Internet connection of a phone or tablet with other devices that may not be able to access the Internet directly. For example, when not near a wifi hotspot, a wifi only tablet will not be able to connect to the internet. Tethering your phone to that wifi only tablet provides a way for the tablet to access the internet.Also....can someone explain what is meant by tethering for internet?
Yes you got it, the tablet as with the phone is tethered (hard wired) to the controller via a cable.I do not currently own any of these devices. Am I understanding this correctly.....if I purchase a cellular model, I do NOT have to subscribe to cellular service in order to have 100% operational capability of a new Phantom 3 Professional (and camera)?