Feiyu Tech SPG Plus Smartphone Gimbal First Impressions

Just when I thought I’ve seen every small handheld gimbal that’s out there, along comes the Feiyu Tech SPG Plus 3-Axis gimbal for smartphones. With it’s two handed operation, it resembles the style of traditional gimbals but in a smaller, more compact frame. It’s perfect for content creators who share their videos directly on social media.

One cool feature is that the SPG Plus can automatically alter between horizontal, vertical and upright modes using a specially designed altitude sensor. The gimbal also offers 360 degree panning, tilting and rolling. Combined with it’s structural stabilization, the SPG Plus makes it easy to take perfect panoramic shots with your smartphone.

In addition, the SPG Plus also has a sliding arm on the roll motor side to easily fine tune the balance of just about any phone, even with accessories like lens clips or filters. With foam spacers, the SPG Plus is also capable of flying action cams like the GoPro or Xiaomi Yi.

Accessory wise, the SPG Plus features 5 1/4-20 threads – three on top and two on the bottom of the handles for attaching a top handle, lights, mics or other accessories. Feiyu Tech also released a companion app which allows you to initialize gimbal calibration, update the rig’s firmware and customize settings. The SPG Plus is powered by a massive 22650 Li-Ion battery that offers up to eight hours of shooting.

Recently I’ve become pretty gimbal weary, especially for mobile phone or action cams but I was pleasantly surprised by the SPG Plus. With it’s sleek two handle design, and auto balancing features, it’s truly a unique entry in the crowded world of lightweight gimbals. If you have any questions about the Feiyu Tech SPG Plus, hit me up in the comments below.


Feiyu Tech SPG Plus Gimbal Rig for iPhone

  • Mark Whitted

    Any tips on transporting this? It’s pretty bulky and doesn’t really come apart.

    • Rik

      That’s a good question. If you add a top handle like I did in my second video, you’ll be able to lay it horizontally without the motor touching the ground. That should be able to fit inside of a small laptop bag with some foam to prevent the motor from moving around.

      • laneeric

        Guys I use the pelican 1520 case and I can transport the gimbal 2 small tripods my Rode Mic, Filters, cables and it works great.

        • Rik

          Yeah that case is perfect! Thanks for sharing the tip 🙂

  • Pierpaolo Andrenelli

    Hi. What about the ND filter you have on Iphone. I am between the beastgrip and this gimbal and honestly by now what was kind of concerning for me was the possibility to use a ND filter. Can you tell me where you have bought it?

  • Tiago Claro

    Hi there, thanks for the review. I ve just bought this gimball and it works great. But i m having a problem using it with my iphone 7 plus and a rode mic. I m unable to balance the phone with the mini jack adaptor. I ve tried to put the sliding arm to the maximum but it is not enough to balance the phone. Any experience with this? Any tips?
    Many thanks

    • Rik

      Hey Tiago, I have not tried it with a rode mic yet but I can see how that may cause some balance issues. An alternate option would be to mount a small audio recorder along the top at one of the 1/4-20 threads to record audio seperately or possibly using a smaller phone.

    • laneeric

      Tiago where did you get your mini jack adapter.

  • Tiago Claro

    What about that foam spacers for gopro. Where do I find those?

    • Rik

      The foam spacers were basically just weather strips like for windows/doors that I bought from Home Depot. But since the SPG is designed to face backwards (so the mobile screen is facing the user), the lens clearance of the GoPro is at an awkward place. This means the GoPro lens is seated very close to the motor and behind it so it may be in your shot depending on the field of view.

  • laneeric

    Can you tell me the name of the top mount you used. Thanks.