Alternative to Dji drones

Disclaimer! I do not want to start any political discussions here.

I’m form the EU and recently began to take interest in the hobby of flying drones and want to purchase my first drone.

I know that Dji is basically the cheapest, most reliable manufacturer for consumer Drones. However I have a few concerns.

  1. Dji is a Chinese Company, so naturally it has ties to the CCP, this concerns me since I don’t want to support such a regime.
  2. Their fly app can only be side loaded form their website and requires tons of permissions they wouldn’t need, at least according to my knowledge. This is a huge data security risk. Also they only give shady answers as to why their app has been banned by google. I don’t care about them seeing what I take pictures of with my drone, however they could also potentially gather other critical data form the rest of my smartphone.
  3. Seeing them being banned in the US, at least for government use could mean that similar restrictions could be coming to the EU.

Are there any other good Dji alternatives in the feature and price range of the mini 2/2se/3 or should I just bite the bullet and get a separate phone just for flying the drone?

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Look into brands like Parrot Anafi USA, Yuneec H520E, and Autel Robotics EVO II Pro.