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FeiyuTech SPG2 – Smartphone Gimbal Reviewed

Software

Control is via a combination of the buttons and wheel on the gimbal and the Feiyu On software available for Android– and iOS-Smartphones.

Unfortunately the software is a clear point of criticism in comparison to the very good hardware. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the still mediocre judgments in the Google Play Store with 2.2 of a maximum of 5.0 points at 1,246 reviews given and in the Apple App Store with 1.4 of a maximum of 5.0 points at 74 reviews given.

When using the app for the first time, registration via e-mail is required. For data protection reasons, a non-existent e-mail address can also be used here, since no confirmation is required and the app can still be used. Also critical are the extensive permissions that the app requires during installation, including full access to the smartphone’s location data and managing phone calls that the app does not actually need to perform its functions.

Overall, the Android version of the software I used, although it is already available in version 3.0.19 and has been installed on more than 100,000 smartphones, makes a very unfinished impression. This is particularly noticeable with the Bluetooth connection, which could not be established at startup for reasons that could not be detected and which was often interrupted during operation.

Compatibility

The FeiyuTech SPG2 Gimbal is compatible with a range of smartphones. During my test I mainly used a Samsung Galaxy S8, which didn’t cause any problems. With an admittedly outdated Huawei P8 Lite, the gimbal could only be used to a very limited extent.

The manufacturer himself states that the gimbal is used with smartphones that weigh a maximum of 300 g and are between 57 and 95 mm wide.

The company has tested the following smartphones:

  • iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X
  • Oppo R9S, R15
  • Vivo X20 Plus, X21A, Y85A
  • Huawei P9, Mate 10 Pro, P20
  • Xiaomi Mi 8, MIX 2S
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+, S9+
  • OnePlus 5T
  • LG V30+
  • HTC U11+

Basically the Gimbal should be usable with practically every current middle or upper class smartphone, which fits into the holder, without any problems.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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