If you do not have a drone with built-in screen in controller, you can either use a phone or a bigger tablet with your normal controller. Many drone enthusiasts prefer a larger tablet screen to get the drone camera live feed during the flight session.
Although a number of tablets are compatible with the DJI Fly App that powers the DJI drones, quite a few people have been asking if the Samsung Tab S7 FE is compatible with DJI Fly App.
The Samsung Tab S7 FE is compatible with DJ Fly App. You can either download the app directly from the Playstore or sideload it from the official DJI store. To hold the tablet firmly atop your controller, you can use custom tablet mounts.
Let’s discuss things in more detail and see how to get the best out of your Samsung Tab S7 FE and your DJI Drone.
Samsung Tab S7 FE compatibility with DJI Fly App
The DJI Fly App is compatible with any Android device that is running Android version 6 or above. However, since android is a highly customized operating system, not all tablet manufacturers tailer their moded OS for all Apps.
That’s why, if you have tried the Fly App on any cheaper Chinese tablet, you might have seen a lot of compatibility issues
Samsung, on the other hand, is famous for its market-ready products. The new Tab S7 FE is perfectly tailored for the DJI Fly App right out of the box.
The tablet has a 12.4-inch large 2560×1600 pixel ultrabright screen that is super helpful during bright daylight flights. The tablet runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G with up to 6GB Ram (depending on your version) enough to run the Fly App smoothly with absolutely no issues.
The standard USB-C cable that comes with your remote controller will be short in length to use with a 12.4-inch tablet so you will need a longer cable. Any USB-C cable will work if you have them laying around the house. If not, you cannot go wrong with getting this sturdy USB-C cable from Belkins.
How to install DJI Fly App on Tab S7 FE?
There are two ways to install the DJI Fly App on your Samsung Tab S7 FE. You can either download it from the Google Playstore or from the DJI official site.
FROM GOOGLE PLAYSTORE: Before you install the App, make sure you are on the latest version of Android on your tablet. Also, make sure you have the latest version of Google services installed.
Open Google Playstore and search “DJI Fly App”. On the app page, simply click on “install” and wait for the app to finish downloading. Once finished, it will install and you will get the icon in your App drawer.
But, some people were unable to find the app in certain regions. If you can’t find the app in the search bar, it might not be available in your country for that specific device. In that case, you can download it from the official DJI website.
FROM DJI WEBSITE: IF you cannot find the DJI Fly app on the app store, you can download it from the DJI website and install it manually (called sideloading). To download the app, visit the DJI Fly App page, scroll to the bottom and you will find the download link. Alternatively, you can scan the barcode below to download it directly.
Compared to a phone screen, a bigger size tablet screen gives you certain advantages. You have a bigger area to map your waypoints, a bigger screen to get all the details from the live camera feed and overall a better experience flying.
But bigger screens come in bigger sizes and are much heavier. You have to buy special tablet mounts like this one to hold a 12.4-inch screen in place. Watch the below video to learn how to fix a tablet mount to your DJI remote
Is Samsung Tab S7 FE Compatible With DJI Fly App – Conclusion
The Samsung Tab S7 FE is compatible with the DJI Fly App and can be used with all DJI drones. You will have to buy a third-party tablet mount to hold the tablet in place. It provides a great flying experience because of the bigger and brighter screen.