Not all phones are created equal when it comes to video sound or general audio recording with them. Nokia started a very welcome trend with the Rich Recording
functionality built into the first 808 PureView
It used tailor-made mics to achieve what others can't, and a bunch of other manufacturers started paying more attention to the audio recording abilities of their handsets, and it all culminated with not the one or two, but the three directional mics on the Note 4, which recorded with a very high bitrate at that.
Well, when we said not all phones are created equal we meant that some of the world's most popular handset brands (cough, iPhone, cough) still record mono sound in videos, even last year's iPhone 8
, Plus and X.
Well, no more, as the new iPhone XS
, its Max sibling, and even the lowly XR
, finally record stereo sound while shooting video, and with four omnidirectional microphones at that, so we can't wait to put those puppies to the test against the best out there.