The matte white plastic has been swapped out for a glossy finish, with the body and landing gear slimmed down to cut a better line through the air, but otherwise the basic design hasn’t changed.
The camera gimbal is supported on both sides now, rather than just one, and a lot of the mechanism has been moved inside the drone body, which again helps with the aerodynamics.
Exposing the motors gives it a more aggressive look, but also makes room for the activity LEDs to sit underneath them. This will let experienced pilots get that little bit closer to walls and obstacles when flying in low light.
Even the landing gear has been redesigned, with longer, thicker legs that should mean safer landings even if it’s windy.
Combine that with DJI’s Care program, and you shouldn’t have to worry about accidents keeping you grounded.
All minor tweaks by themselves, sure, but as a whole they give the Phantom 4 a much fresher look – even if it meant ditching the coloured go-faster stripes of the old models.