This is a comparison between the Mavic Mini, the DJI Mavic Air and the DJI Spark.
These are all the older version of DJI drones, so if you want to check the newer ones, check my comparison between the DJI Mini 2 vs Mavic Air 2 here.
This article is going to compare every single spec and feature between these drones in depth!
The price of the Mavic Mini and the Spark are in the same category of under $500.
The Mavic air isn't much more expensive than these two and you can also get it on Amazon quite cheap.
If you want a similarly priced drone as the Mavic Mini but 4k and manual video settings, you should check my review of the Xiaomi Fimi X8.
These drones are all long distance quadcopters, so you might be interesting in seeing some alternatives in my top long range drones list (one goes up to 9km).
How many decibels does the Mavic Mini have?
I have measured the Mavic mini to have 64 decibels on average when nearby.
I have noticed that the pitch of the sound changes a bit the smaller the drone is, so the DJI Spark for example or the Mavic Air are more annoying than the Mavic 2 pro for example.
Good thing I measured the decibels of each drone and compared them side by side in this noise video comparison of all DJI drones (including the Xiaomi Fimi x8).
If you're too lazy to watch that or simply want a quick answer, in the table nearby you'll find the average values for each of the drones: Mavic Mini vs Mavic Air vs Mavic 2 pro vs Spark vs Xiaomi Fimi x8.
FCC mode is made only for the US, but it's illegal in the EU (although there are some workarounds).
The comparison bellow is zoomed in 2.5 times, and even though the lighting differs a bit (the sun was in a slightly different position), you can still tell some difference.
They both shoot in 4k(photos) so the comparison is quite fair.