12 Best Smove Stabilizer and Smartphone Gimbal Reviews 2017

Taking good quality pictures holding your smartphone is easy because your subject is stationary. Taking good quality videos holding your smartphone is a different thing especially if you or your subject is mobile. A good quality video is one that has good sound, good lighting, and most importantly one that is steady – not shaky. A shaky video will make your viewers feel dizzy watching it.

To make quality videos, just like the professionals do, you will need a stabilizer or gimbal. These devices will keep your smartphone stable while you are shooting your videos. Stabilizers and gimbals connect to your smartphone to produce smooth videos without the shaky parts when you are taking action shots.

Smove stabilizers and smartphone gimbals come with motors with three axes to take care of all your subject’s movements so you can create a steady video. All you need to do is connect your smartphone to the stabilizer, and you are all set to shoot professional looking videos.

12 Best Smove Stabilizer and Smartphone Gimbals 2017

1. Zhiyun Z1 Smooth C-3 Axis Handheld Brushless Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C Multi-Function 3 Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Smartphones
  • Specially designed for phones with screen size whithin 7 inches such as iPhone 7 Plus 7 6s Plus 6s 6Plus 6 5 5s 5c 4s 4...
  • 3 Operational Modes include: Heading Following Mode, Locking Mode, and Heading and Pitch Following Mode. Regardless of the...
  • Automatically calibrated in 10 seconds after power on; Features a built-in independent IMU module, which ensures the...

This device tightly attaches to your smartphone (smaller than 7 inches) with a plastic clamp with springs keeping it steady while you shoot your videos. It comes with a weight mount which you can screw in to fit larger smartphones.

This is a 4-button device. One button turns the power On/Off, and another button triggers the stabilization system. Two buttons control the angle of your smartphone allowing you to tilt it up or down.

This stabilizer features a 3-mode operation (shooting modes): Heading Following mode (indicator light blinks slowly), Locking Mode (indicator light is on) and Heading and Pitch Following Mode (quick blinking of indicator light).

A joystick with four controls adjusts the tilting and rolling in all three operating modes. It tilts from between a 450 angle when rolling up to a maximum of 1800 depending on the mode; it is operating on.  The speed of the tilt is at 10 to 500 per second, and the speed of the Heading is at 10 to 800 per second. Updates on software as well as calibrations can be easily done.

This stabilizer comes with a durable metal frame. Battery life of the lithium-ion type is 5 hours (when fully charged; charger included) long enough to allow you to shoot longer videos. It can also be charged through a power outlet (AC adapter included) or through your computer (USB cable included).

It is lightweight at a little over 13 pounds. Batteries are on the handle. This device works with iPhones and Samsung smartphones smaller than 7 inches including the YotaPhone Xiaomi Smartphone.

2. Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C Multi-function 3 Axis Handheld Steady Gimbal PTZ Camera Mount

Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C Multi-function 3 Axis Handheld Steady Gim
  • Specifically designed for phones with screen sizes up to 7 inches. (For phones with screens over 5.5 inches, a balancing...
  • Features a built-in independent IMU module, which ensures the stability and fluency of your recordings. Say goodbye to bumpy...
  • Low power consumption means you can record for longer periods of time. The Smooth-C is portable, durable, and stable under...

This stabilizer is for smartphones with a maximum screen size of 7 inches. If your screen size is over 7 inches, you will need to use a weight mount (included), so it will tightly attach to the gimbal.

This device features a 3-mode operation systemHeading Follow, Heading and Pitch Follow and the Lock modes. The rolling, panning and tilting angles, however, can be adjusted by the built-in joystick with four controls (in all three modes).

A separate IMU module is also included to make sure you will produce only stable footages without any shaking.

This device remains stable no matter what the shooting conditions are. It is powered by two li-ion 18350 batteries. The power consumption of this gimbal is relatively low to allow you longer hours (4 hours) of video taking. It is portable at 12.9” x 6” x 2.3” and 13 + pounds minus the weight of the batteries. The set includes two batteries, a weight mount, battery charger and USB cable (micro). Works with most iPhones and Android models.

3. KumbaCam 3 Axis Smartphone Smove Stabilizer / Gimbal

KumbaCam 3 Axis Smartphone Stabilizer / Gimbal - Suitable for Phones Up To 7" Such as iPhone 7 or 6s Plus and Galaxy S7 and Note 5
  • 3-axis motorized stabilization provides for smooth, professional video using a smartphone.
  • Suitable for all smartphones up to 7" on the diagonal.
  • New 3rd generation model with performance and reliability of previous models plus upgrades and new features.

This 3rd gen gimbal/stabilizer from KumbaCam is lightweight and portable at 1.9 pounds and 12.5” x 6” x 2” size. It has a high resistance to dropping as it is made of the same Aluminum Alloy materials aircraft are made of using Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) machines for precision cutting.

The smartphone is tightly fastened on the clamp (adjustable). If the smartphone is larger than 7 inches, a weight mount (included) can be attached to the gimbal so it can hold the smartphone. It features a 3-mode system: Heading Following allows stabilized panning (yaw rotation), Heading and Pitch for stabilized panning and tilting (yaw and pitch rotation) and Locking which stabilizes the yaw, pitch, and roll.

Each of the three axes that attach to the smartphone is powered by motors. When motion is detected by the sensors of the axes, the motors cancel it. Thus shakes and bumps do not get recorded and saved. It also comes with a 4-position (up, down, right and left) joystick to control the movement of the gimbal. All controls are on the stick of the gimbal.

This item can also be used together with a tripod and other equipment as it comes with a hole for screw thread (1/4 inches) at the bottom of the stick. Shooting with your smartphone in a vertical position is possible.

This device is powered by one battery (186550) which can be charged on the gimbal itself through a USB port connected or to any portable charger such as a power bank. In effect, you can use and charge the gimbal simultaneously.

Download the SmartPhone Camera app, and you can directly connect to the gimbal through Bluetooth. Works with most smartphones up to 7” in the diagonal position.

4. Zhiyun Smooth-II 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal Camera Mount

Zhiyun Smooth-II 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal Camera Mount for smart phones up to 7 screens, such as iPhone 7, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, Samsung S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4, 3, and more (1-Year Warranty)"
  • Offers Full 360 Degrees Rotation Along the Pan Axis, and comes with a 5-Way Joystick to adjust your angle accordingly.
  • Supports wireless control via bluetooth by using the Zhiyun app on iOS or Android devices. Also supports the Zhiyun Remote...
  • Average 5-Hour battery life (your battery life may differ). Charging your phone while using the gimbal is also supported...

This is a gimbal that allows a 360 degree on its pan axis. For a fast and safe start-up, this item comes with advance safety measures to guard against short-circuit or over-discharge.

This unit will not malfunction even when over-used. At the pan axis, this device is capable of a full 3600 rotation allowing you to easily shift angles as you desire. With a ¼ inch screw thread at the tip of the stick, this device can easily attach to a tripod and most camera accessories.

Stable and smooth footages combined with a good quality sound with surrounding sound reduced to allow you to produce professional quality videos.

Download the Zhiyun Camera app, and you will be able to use this gimbal with the ZW-BO1 remote control. With the remote control (wireless) you can quickly shift angles, change modes, switch from front to rear cameras, focus, shutter and shoot videos and photos. With the remote control, the device can also be set to Lock mode.

It comes with a 6-position joystick to control the movements of the gimbal. It is made of the same durable aluminum alloy of aircraft and precision cut using the CNC cutting system. It is light and comfortable to hold around. You can use this gimbal with your smartphone in the vertical position for more convenience.

Using and charging the gimbal simultaneously is possible. It can continuously shoot for up to 7 hours when 18650 battery (3400mAh) is fully charged. This Zhiyun model can be used with most iPhones and Android phones with screens up to a 7-inch maximum. It comes with a 1-year warranty.

5. DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE, Black
  • Active Track technology, automatically keep your smartphone facing you as you move
  • Smooths and even cancels out the movements you make, stopping camera shake and turning every shot into cinematic video
  • Motion time-lapse videos are an awe inspiring way to show the passing of time.

To use this gimbal, you need to download the DJI Go App. This App comes with live streaming capabilities on YouTube Live for instant uploading of shot footages.

This device comes equipped with the ActiveTrack Technology which allows the gimbal to make your smartphone face you as you shoot in motion. It has a 4-mode shooting system: Standard, Portrait, Flashlight and Underslung modes.

Its stabilization allows you to shoot time-lapses and panoramic views while you are in motion.

You can also take photos in landscape mode and produce a single picture out of 9 individual photos. Long exposures are also possible allowing you to create light trails with blurred surroundings even without using a tripod. That is how steady this gimbal can make your smartphone.

This gimbal can be used hand-held or with a wide variety of mounts. It comes with three axes for roll, pitch and yaw stabilization. This model allows your smartphone to be used either in the upright or horizontal position. You can control the position of your gimbal with the push button on the joystick.

The gimbal is equipped with Bluetooth capabilities. Charging the device (comes with a USB port for used with a mobile charging device) while shooting in motion is possible. When fully charged, the battery can withstand up to 4.5 hours of steady, and non-shaky shooting.

Your smartphone easily clamps to the gimbal. A dial facilitates strong and fast attachment, and a rubber pad securely tightens your phone to the gimbal.

6. Feiyu Tech FY-G4P+ 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Feiyu Tech FY-G4P+ 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Smartphones Including Samsung Note5 and iPhone 6 (Black)
  • The Feiyu FY-G4P+ is a 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal compatible with larger smartphones like the Samsung Note 5 and Iphone 6+
  • Now Updated with better firmware and hardware for more advanced levels of stabilization
  • Its compact design allows you to easily and conveniently take this gimbal with you wherever you go

This Feiyu model is an upgraded version of the earlier released GM-G4-P. This latest model can now work with smartphones with bigger screens such as the iPhone 6+ and the Samsung Note5. It also comes with upgraded features.

This single hand-operated device will make you produce steady, smooth and flawless videos. It comes with a 5-operating mode system so you can be as creative with your footages as you can get.

This device stabilizes all three axes while in motion. You can easily shift from tilt, pan, and roll or you can opt to set it locked in a particular mode.

This device only has a 1 LED type push-button to indicate shooting mode in use: Pan Following mode pans along with the handle direction; Tilt and Pan Following Mode tilts and pans along with the handle direction with roll and tilt axes locked; Axis Lock mode operates on either roll, tilt or pan depending on set mode when the device starts operating; Inverted Mode places the gimbal in an upside –down position and Standby Mode where the gimbal is on, but the motor is off.

In pan mode, this gimbal rotates to a maximum of 320 degrees, 320 degrees for tilting and 100 degrees for rolling. Axes can be used with the GoPro Hero 4 and similar Feiyu models.

Threaded screw holes are at the tip of the stick for easy attachment to an extended pole (not included) for more shooting versatility. It also allows the gimbal to be mounted on bikes, motorcycles, helmets and the like.

This gimbal runs on four rechargeable batteries (batteries and charger included).  A Gimbal remote control is an optional accessory.

7. Glide Gear Leios 3-Axis Gimbal/ Smove Stabilizer

Glide Gear Leios 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Gyro Stabilizer for GoPro and Smartphones
  • Compatible: Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus; Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4; Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge
  • Three operation modes: Heading Following Mode, Pitch Following Mode and Locking Mode
  • Working voltage: 8.4V

This gimbal stabilizer works perfectly with your smartphone and also with your GoPro Camera. It stabilizes movements with its three axes: roll, pitch, and yaw. It comes with three operational modes each with a function button to allow you to shift between modes. The tilt angle can be manually adjusted.

This product is made of durable and sturdy aluminum alloy material to guarantee long years of use.

Smartphone with under 7 inches of screen size will safely clamp tight into this stabilizer. If your smartphone is of a bigger size, attach the weight mount to the roll motor and fit in your phone. It operates with two pieces of LIPO batteries (18350) and can continuously shoot flawless non-shaking videos for between 3-5 hours.

In the box with this gimbal stabilizer is the battery charger, GoPro adapter, USB cable and owner’s manual. This one comes with a lifetime limited warranty.

8. Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer Includes GoPro, Small and Larger Gimbal Cradles
  • Simple to Set Up & Operate,Please fully charge the included battery prior to 1st use
  • Creates Smooth, Stable Handheld Shots
  • 3-Axis Active Stabilization,Gesture Control System

This gimbal stabilizer for your smartphone and GoPro comes with an easy set-up and equally user-friendly operations.  It is capable of allowing your smartphone to shoot stable and smooth footages as though it was done by a professional- without the shakings and jerks.

It comes with three motorized axes packed with specialized software, so your smartphone and GoPro are kept stabilized when panning, tilting and rolling.

To start rolling, load your smartphone on the cradle, level and turn power On (power button is on the tip of the stick). If you’re using your GoPro (Go Pro Hero 3 and 4), load it on the provided mount and attach to the cradle of the gimbal.

The set comes with three cradles: 1 for standard sizes smartphones, 1 for larger smartphones with weight mount attach and another for the GoPro. It is equipped with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU; computer chip) with six axes compliment with sensors to detect movements so it can keep the stabilizer steady at all times.

The Gesture Control system in this gimbal allows you to take longer videos.

For every pan and tilt, you make with the handle, the smartphone or camera will smoothly and steadily act with the movements. At 1 pound this gimbal is lightweight and portable. The set comes with a charger and a carry on case. It is compatible with Smartphones weighing 200 grams and less.

9. LanParte HHG-01 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal Active Stabilizer

LanParte HHG-01 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal Active Stabilizer for GoPro iPhone 6S Plus Smartphones Video Cameras GoPro Clamp Included
  • Two smartphone clamps AND GoPro clamp INCLUDED
  • 3 Axis Active Stabilization (Tilt, Roll and Pan); brushless motors
  • Comfortable silica gel handle grip; removable lithium-ion battery and charger

This gimbal works with all Smartphones (Apple and Android) with sizes similar to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 6 and all models in between (with a maximum width of 3.6 inches); and the GoPro Hero 3 and four models.

With this device, you will be able to shoot while you are in motion. It is equipped with three axes (pan, roll, tilt) and 6 IMU axes and a motor that is brushless, working together to make your phone steady minus the jerking and shaking while shooting footages.

As you move your wrist to pan and tilt so does the gimbal (Gesture Control System at work) to produce top quality videos. Its motor is of the brushless type for more efficiency.

This gimbal is made from a combination of aluminum alloy and plastic (ABS engineered). The handle is made of the comfortable to hold silica gel which provides an excellent grip.

The set comes with the gimbal three clamps: (1 regular; 1 for bigger smartphones and 1 for the GoPro), one weight mount (for use with the big smartphones) a Lithium-Ion battery pack, charger, power adapters and a carry on case.  

10. Uoplay 3 Axis Universal smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

Uoplay 3 Axis Handheld Universal smartphone Steady Gimbal Stabilizer for iPhone 7 and 7 plus Samsung Galaxy note s6 s7 and GoPro Hero 3 3+ 4 /other sports action camera of Similar Size
  • This gimbal is made from a new alloy of 7000 Series aluminum,the same grade used in the aerospace industry and iphone...
  • Compatible with Smartphone up to 6 inches (iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, Samsung S5,S6,S7, HTC ect.) GoPro Hero 3 /3+ /4 /5 and...
  • 3-Axis brushless motors with programming and gyroscope technology turn your iPhone or other smartphone camera into a smart...

This gimbal shifts from the Pitch Axis, Roll Axis, and Pan Axis with smoothness and ease to produce stable, high-quality videos. It perfectly fits Smartphones (Apple and Android) within 6 inches and the latest GoPro Hero models.

Sports Action Cameras will also attach easily if they are the same size as the GoPro. At the tip of the gimbal’s stick are holes which fit ¼ threaded screws so you can connect a tripod or any camera accessory.

Indicator lights will tell you what mode the gimbal is currently on whether on Semi-Flowing Mode best when filming almost close to the ground; Fully Flowing Mode best when shooting while in motion or Locked Mode best when filming in sliding motion.

This device comes with the Buffering Turn Off System which goes down slowly, so your smartphone will never hit the gimble while panning or tilting. Brushless motor with three axes packed with the gyroscope technology to allow you to shoot steady, smooth and professional looking footages. The joystick with the right, left, up and down directions are manually controlled.

This device is made of aluminum alloy to the same standard and quality as that used in aircraft making sure this is a durable product. It is powered by two batteries which can continues supply power to the gimbal for up to 5 continuous hours.

11. DJI OSMO M Mobile Handheld Stabilized Gimbal

DJI OSMO M Mobile Handheld Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones Essentials Bundle
  • Detailed Panoramas: Take big, detailed landscape photos you will want to frame using only your smartphone and the Osmo...
  • Full Camera Control: Control your phone camera like a professional camera, with dedicated buttons for the Shutter and Record,...
  • Customizable Joystick: Make the Osmo Mobile Joystick work the way you want it to. Set sensitivity, invert pan or tilt, or...

This handheld gimbal is as easy to set up as it is to use. Its operation is dependent on the DJI Go App to manipulate all of the settings, so it is best option to download the app before getting started. This device features three operational modes: panorama, time-lapse and long exposure.

In panorama mode, you can shoot photos of a large landscape in portions (up to 9 individual pictures) and the gimbal will put the photos together to produce a single complete photo.

This device comes with the ActiveTrack system where you can set your smartphone to follow a particular subject as he is in motion and the gimbal will keep him right within the frame. Every video you create with this gimbal is of professional quality – stable and without any trace of shakes and jerks.

You can also upload every video as you shoot them as the DJI GO app is capable of YouTube Live streaming. This gimbal will allow you to have full control of your phone camera as though it is a professional camera.

The trigger on the stick is where you will activate all the features of this device. It also comes with a joystick which does what you exactly want it to do. Bluetooth connectivity has been included so the gimbal can in an instant communicate with your smartphone for fast filming.

This gimbal set includes the gimbal itself, a wrist strap, 2 DJI Osmo batteries battery charger, power cable, a carry-on pouch and a cleaning cloth (microfiber).  Charging time is 3 hours for up to 4.5 hours of use for every full charge.

12. MATOP® Handheld Smart Phone 2 Axis Stabilizer

MATOP® Handheld Smart Phone 2 Axis Stabilizer Brushless Handheld Gimbal for Smart Phone with 330°Coverage
  • FOR SMART PHONE! Suit to 90% smart phone, like iPhone 5 6 Plus, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei y etc..
  • More strong - Base on 2 axis achieve 3 kinds of functions to casual change: auto mode, follow me mode, locking mode, absolute...
  • More steady - It has independent technology and calculation, achieve motor and axis' acculate control. Eventhrough with heavy...

This gimbal has a brushless motor. It connects to almost (96%) all Smartphones both Apple and Android. It comes with an amazing coverage of up to 3300 angles. This 1.69 pounder comes with a two axis of stabilization.

There are three various modes including the auto mode, locking mode and follow me mode to create your professional looking videos. It comes with its unique technologies allowing the axis and motor to have full control and balance, so video comes out smooth, steady and stable despite heavy movements of both subject and gimbal user.

The clamp holds the smartphone tightly and keeps it steady. It features one push button controls for Pitch Adjustments (up and down), Follow mode and Locking Mode. Status indicator light tells which mode is currently being used.

The range of roll angle is up to 3000 and range of pitch angle is up to 330 0. At the tip of the stick is a port for a 14-inch screw so tripods, extension poles, and other photography paraphernalia can be attached to the gimbal.

With this stabilizer, you will be shooting like a pro- high quality, clear, steady and stable video footages.

This product is quite compact and easy bring around at 6.30 inches height x 2.76 inches width by 10.63 inches length. The set comes with the gimbal, three rechargeable batteries, charger, micro USB cable, owner’s manual and the 1-year limited warranty guard.

Smove Stabilizer, Smartphone Gimbal, Phone GimbalThanks to gimbals and stabilizers your videos will now be worth watching. No more shaking of the hands and smartphone when taking videos. No more dizziness when watching unstable and shaky videos. It is now extremely easy for you to shoot cinematic videos for keepsakes and for your family and friends to enjoy watching.

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