Maybe this news doesn’t take you by surprise but just a few years ago, the recording of 4K (4096×2160) can only be done with professional cameras like Canon or Sony. So it’s really a dream come true since the release of Snapdragon 800 chip by Qualcomm in 2013 that enables a mobile phone to record a video with 4K quality. The first mobile phone that supports 4k recording is the smart phone Acer Liquid S2 released on August, 2013. This marked a milestone for the development of high-end mobile phones featuring with 4k recording camera in the market.
So what is 4k recording? It shows the quality revolution of 4096:2160 pixel equivalents to a 16:10 aspect ratio. However, the standardized aspect ratio for mobile is 16:9, so the revolution of videos recorded by smart phone should be 3840:2160. With 4k quality, the outcome video will be more detailed; clearer and deeper which make your experience more vivid than ever before!
The release of Snapdragon 800 chip enables a mobile phone to record a video with 4K quality
Today I will make a list of smart phones which support 4K recording in the market so that you can get an overall vision about them have your own ideas.
The first series that we talk about are iPhone 6 series including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The latest mobiles by Apple are equipped with a 12 MP sensor updated from the 8 MP in the previous versions. With an open aperture f/2.2, an iPhone 6can capture 30 Frame per Second (fps) for the top quality 4k revolution. They also support capturing at 120 fps and 240 fps for full HD 1080p and HD 720p video respectively. Moreover, the sensor has auto focus, automatically adjust the brightness of by touching the screen. These features are really friendly and easy to use.
Mentioned about Apple, it’s a must to talk about its head-to-head rival in the market – Sony. That’s why Sony is not an exception to bring this feature to its products, Sony Xperia Z5 including Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 premium and Xperia Z5 compact. For Xperia Z5 series, they have a buid-in Exmor RS sensor 23 MP. One thing that’s inevitable while recording high quality videos, the chipset of every mobile phone has to process at high speed and in many cases, this process makes a phone overheated and malfunctioned. But don’t worry because an improvement of Xperia Z5 series partially solved this problem which appeared in their predecessor Sony Xperia Z3.
Can you guest the representatives of Asian in smart phone market? Yes of course they are Samsung and LG Corporation from Korea. Being the top companies in the world, Samsung and LG also put this highlight in their high-end smart phones. For Samsung they are Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 series with S6, S6 edge and S6 edge Plus. For LG, It is LG G4. All of them have the same size sensor of 16 MP, which support 4K video recording. Like iPhone and Xperia Z5, videos captured by these masterpieces have lots of details, color enhancement and vivid movement!
All of the above smart phones are not all but representing for the whole gigantic and dynamic smart phone market. Let’s see what feature will be put in a smart phone in the near future!