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

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.

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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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

2. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

39. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

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

61. Daniel7

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 05, 2016

They did not encode it in real-time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De:User:s536870912/HFR (unable to parse link due to less than thirty posts.)

4. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

whoooopppp whooooop

5. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

6. Mr_Popo

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 29, 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?

7. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

14. Mr_Popo

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 29, 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".

28. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

48. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

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

8. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

10. Mr_Popo

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 29, 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.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

17. Mr_Popo

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

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

26. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

32. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 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".

33. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

55. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

They look great until you see something like mid range pc

56. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

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.

29. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

40. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

It depends on the market competition.

13. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 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

62. Daniel7

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 05, 2016

The maximum screen refresh rate is 60fps.

18. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 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.

19. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

21. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 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.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

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.

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