As a hobbyist living in the Land down Under and being an owner of phantoms, I can honestly say this is great. I much prefer flying this than the phantoms. every time I would fly my phantoms, I always had a fear of a flyaway and it did happen on 3 different occasions. 2 of those times it was found and once just hopelessly watching it heading back to China over the ocean. I have no fear when I fly the Premium, the thought of it taking off does not enter my mind and that makes for a much better experience. The controller has all the right buttons. Love the fact that I can press the pause button at anytime and it will just stop! That's a great button to have if things go wrong. The camera is just brilliant quality. Much better results than my Phantom gave. So with better out of the box video, it equates to better watchable product. Solid build can take much more punishment that the Phantoms, infact there is no arguing that the Autel would come out in front in a hard crash (referring to the shell here ok) Not to mention the Phantoms are still having crack issues and people knowing that are still buying them... go figure.
Price... well Here in Australia everything is much more expensive. So to compare... the P4 is $2100.00 just as a standard kit form and the Phantom 3 pro is $1699.00 where as the Autel cost me all up delivered to my door in Australia $1020.00 (that's including the exchange rate) That is very cheap for something so good. and the Autel does not throw in free shell cracks thank god.
Then you have customer service...... REALLY !! do you need me to tell you the difference guys?
I had a battery failure on my phantom 2 (way before autel was being created) Brand new 3 weeks old and a top of the line gopro setup. It was hovering 40 feet up. fell out of the sky and smashed itself into pieces, the only survivor was my gopro still recording when I got to it. So took it to the DJI repairers as instructed and was told it was pilot error. I did not show them the video as I knew that would save me later, and it did. Long story short, I got a full refund and if I did not have the video I would have lost out totally. I will say though, at the time they had no intention of replacing it and they knew I would not have a chance in hell of proving it was not pilot error.
Had my rant now back to having fun with this beast.