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Check out this 240fps slo-mo video recording made with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Check out this 240fps slo-mo video recording made with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Wanna shoot videos in slow motion? Great, it looks like the Galaxy S7 edge (read our hands-on!) is just great for that! As perfect as current technology allows, anyway, because for the time being, slo-mo videos at 240 frames per second are limited to 720p resolution on flagships. Then again, slo-mo videos are mostly about the smooth motion, and 720p still holds up in terms of fidelity. The 240fps (frames per second) video produced by the GS7 edge and shot by EuroTech shows plenty of both and makes for a fine showcase of Samsung's flagship.

At this point, we can't be sure whether the S7 edge has "true" 720p/240 fps video or interpolates a 120 fps video to 240 fps. A sceptical Reddit user pointed out that looking at the baby's mitts reveals distortion around the hard lines, which is a typical sign of interlooping frames. However, we can mostly agree that Samsung's slo-mo is very usable and looks fine.

You can easily pick the parts you want to slow down within the Samsung gallery app, then save the video how you want.

Of note is that the video shows both a normal speed and a slowed down section, which means it's possible to share videos that slow down at user-defined points with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. You can easily pick the parts you want to slow down within the Samsung gallery app, then save the video how you want.

The Google Nexus 6P, which is the only Android smartphone on sale with 240 fps slow motion video recording, currently doesn't let one share a slow motion video that slows down at user-determined points. Instead, the whole video is being slowed down, which makes for a half-baked feature for some.

Anyway, here's the video below. Check it out and let us know what you think!


via Reddit

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posted on 29 Feb 2016, 04:37 1

2. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


The biggest issue with the S5 Slo-Mo is lack of audio which sometimes you just want that slooooooow audio making the video just that much better.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 09:44 1

39. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


It's been fixed in the S7. No worries.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 04:39

4. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


whoooopppp whooooop

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 04:44

5. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


If this feature was implemented on games playing at 90fps, the indifference would be dramatic. Idiots are more focused on photography rather then games on phones. The highest with a rooted phone will get you 50+Fps.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 04:47

6. Mr_Popo (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


Let the companies produce consistent 30FPS on QuadHD first.

Also what kind of nimrod purchases a 500-700 dollar phone to play 60FPS on 2560x1440?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 04:55 1

7. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I do. I have a rooted Note 4, with lightening turbo Kernel. At 50+fps.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:10 1

14. Mr_Popo (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


550-600$ would buy you a 980ti graphics card capable of maintaining that at around that resolution. Preferably on a screen bigger than 5.7".

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:49

28. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


The S7Edge is, "missing Xenon flash and CarlZeiss optics". That's what they should focus on. This feature is great. I am giving credit to Samsung.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 12:18 1

48. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 May 2014)


My 1020 has it. I wish it had a better processor and Android OS.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:01 9

8. TerryTerius (Posts: 1583; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


So you're an idiot if you take a lot of pictures but don't play a lot of (or care for) mobile games?

There are people like me who do quite a bit with their lives and like to take pictures and videos in the process. But that doesn't make what I desire in a phone any more valid than your list, or vice versa. Just saying, that's a weird statement to make.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:07 1

10. Mr_Popo (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


Analysts project market demands
Engineers fine tune the device features to produce maximal income
Marketing team promotes every prominent feature to ensure that

Either of you won't get your desired phone because the company doesn't cater exclusively to any group in its flagship models.

Now kiss and make up.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:11 4

15. TerryTerius (Posts: 1583; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Making peace or giving in to the tyranny of reason is passe. Battling for internet points with total strangers from the safety and comfort of a keyboard is where it's at nowadays. Get with the times gramps.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:20

17. Mr_Popo (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


Watch your tone with me lad, I was battling Ericcsonnites on Lycos and Angelfire back when a GUI was a luxury.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:13

26. TerryTerius (Posts: 1583; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Sir. No disrespect, but you're ancient enough to have built a super weapon some hero with spiky hair will one day discover and use to defeat a preposterously handsome villain.

I don't know if that makes you awesome or pitiable.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:56

32. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


They should give consumers the option to fine tune or custom make thier phone. Bs to these phone manufacturers. Look at the car industry and PC. You have the option to. It's bloody time some Oems starts the trend. Like Apple did with there "64bit Cpu".

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 07:31

33. TerryTerius (Posts: 1583; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I imagine that's partially because a smartphone is an extremely tightly packed, small area. Producing multiple configurations may not be all that feasible. Nor would most people take advantage of that, so it would be for a very niche market segment. So, there's the question of how much money all that extra engineering would net.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:01

9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


90 fps isn't really needed for gaming. Over 30 is more than enough to show a fluid motion. Only in multi play shooters are higher framerates a small advantage. Most games on next gen console are locked on 30 fps and look great.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:24

55. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


They look great until you see something like mid range pc

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 16:04

56. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Even so.. a high end game pc running on ultra settings doesn't look or feel different running at 30-40 or at 90 fps.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:08 3

11. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


Dumb human, mobile phones can't play at more than 60 fps as it's the refresh rate of the . Unless someone makes a 144 fps mobile screen, it's not going to happen.

Sd 820 will easily beat your note 4(I presume overclocked GPU) and produce 60 fps on same game. But even if you put a GTX titan X in there, it's not going 61.

And did you literally buy an android for gaming? LMAO. Most android games are capped at 30 fps in game software. Good luck with that.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:51

29. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Samsung needs to start using 100hz motion. It's been bloody stack at 60hz. Come on its time to push the limits.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 09:50

40. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


It depends on the market competition.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:09

13. kent-gaga (Posts: 497; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


the market is just too small, dont you think?
most consumers dont want or need that much power for games, and pouring too much money and efforts into it seems more like a dead-end to me, and to the OEMs

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:41 1

18. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Finally, decent 240fps @ 720p slomo with enough usable sharpness for me to analyze me and my buddies' golf swings with... that's a very high selling point. Hope it can do 480fps @ 480p as well.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:43

19. tango_charlie (Posts: 246; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


480fps @ 1080p resolution showed by Mediatek SOC almost a year ago.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:49 1

21. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


@tango_charlie
Good to know, which 480fps phone was that? Anyway, I buy a smartphone for the whole package, not just for the slomo... unless it costs less than $150.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 05:55 1

22. ibend (Posts: 3760; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


soo... which phone have ability to do it and currently on sale?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:52 1

30. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


There's a difference between an SoC doing it and a phone with this feature. Exynos 8890 can do it too, that doesn't mean S7 can do it. Same with 4k@60 fps capture in Snapdragon 820.

Humans are dumb.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 07:42 1

34. jwalker55 (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Processing power is not the limiting factor, storage IO is.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:03

23. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


oh my god ! now i can see how amazing it looks in slow-motion when i shoot my *** over her chest !!

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:09

24. Mr_Popo (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


poo? Are you a Jerry by any chance?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 08:42

36. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


whats Jerry?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:29 1

27. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What on earth is that phone in the thumbnail?

Side-note: I can't wait until this comment becomes one of the first ones on this thread because wow some of those comments...

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:54

31. sergiobr (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Even my Note 3 can do that

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 08:14

35. Hoggington (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Great looking vid. The clarity is most impressive. I look forward to trying this out later this morning when my Edge arrives :)

Thank you T-Mobile!

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 08:44

37. kevin91202 (Posts: 525; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


720p? Is 1080p/240fps too much to ask for? Who shoots video in 720p nowadays?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 10:17

43. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


I do! So what?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 09:30

38. sissy246 (Posts: 685; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Well that video is awesome. The clarity is great.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 10:01 3

42. Joosty (Posts: 115; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Finally on par with iPhone lol.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 12:27 2

49. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


It's funny that no one is addressing the elephant in the room: iPhone already had this. They always first to point out how android had something for years (even if apples implementation is different and so much better) but when Samsung litterally has adds an exact same feature that Apple users enjoyed for more than a year - NOTHING!!!!).

If this was the other way around - there will be 50 posts with "android had this, Apple copied, innovation, blah blah blah, Apple doesn't innovate". Where are these guys?

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 14:06 3

52. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Note 2 had it and all other samsung phones afterwards. iPhone5s was late to the party.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:22 1

53. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Really ? My father had note 2 and i do not remember that kind of stuff. iPhone 5s was the first phone with any slow mo or atleast with hd slow mo

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 01:42 1

57. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


120FPS at 720P unlimited duration? (and with sound) (iphone 6s can do that at 1080P now)

How about 120FPS at 1080P unlimited duration? (and with sound)

If you're talking about digitally filling in frames in between (looking all skewed an crap) just to make a 30fps smooth slow-mo video looking like slow-mo - that's not it.. (Also, I had that type of app on my iphone 3gs)...
Try capturing every effing frame at 120 shots per second at 1080P EACH!... That wasnt possible on Samsung or Android that I know of, but that's iphone 6s and then on the same device edit 2, 3 or 4 or 6 or w/e amount of videos shot at 4k - and not just putting two shots together or cropping - actually make a damn movie from it with cuts, edits, sound editing, and so on....

One of many things your android phones cannot do as well or at all is iPhone video quality.... (well maybe now the s7 can)... good job a year too late...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:54 1

59. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Slow motion only (some android phones did have it with sound). Wasnt that the point of your comment in the first place? Samsung came before iPhone with slow motion. And bunch of others OEMs.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 15:39

60. JunitoNH (Posts: 1647; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You know what, it is always the case. I'm not saying Apple was the first, just the one with the best implementation. Slo-mo, no one needs it; 64 bit, there's no need for it; finger scanner, now a phone without it is useless; built quality, oh plastic is the beast; and how critical were some with the protruding camera.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 11:42

45. jeroome86 (Posts: 886; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Good stuff. Let's get those Note 6 rumors going.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 13:58

51. Roshnishama (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Aug 2015)


Let's what would be real!

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 15:23 1

54. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Welcome to 2014 samsung, ou wait, single LED flashlight ... thats so 2011 specs :(

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 01:44 1

58. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


tell me about it... +1 dude....

do on to others as they do on to you - handpick a feature that the other doesnt have and act like the entire phone is outdated...

Just pointing out the hypocrisy...

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