Do you use the 4K video recording mode on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?

With the iPhone 6s and its larger sibling the 6s Plus, Apple made its first foray in the 4K video recording universe that Android handsets have been inhabiting for a while now. As usually happens when Apple considers a technology mature enough to offer it on its handsets, the 4K video shot with the new iPhones is well-executed, with a great amount of detail, jolly colors, extremely rapid exposure adjustment, and zippy continuous autofocus...
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37 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Who in their right minds shoots in 4K most of the time? lol

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why do I never see a "Do you use the 4K recording mode on your Android?"

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Because they know an iPhone poll will draw ten times more Android fans than an Android poll would.

29. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

No one uses 4K on any platform, coz Storage and Battery has not yet caught up with the resolution race! So CHEER UP all FANBOYS! PS- Some Videographers use 4K on phones, simply as they cannot afford a 4K RED CAM!

31. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 489; Member since: May 26, 2011

Right under your own nose. Clearly you were't visiting PA when they dropped this Poll back in July. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Do-you-shoot-4K-video-with-your-smartphone-at-all_id71755

39. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

? Should be "Do you know your iPhone or Android has 4k video shooting?" Poll 5% yes 95% no

18. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

umm the few people who got the 128gb version might

20. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Oh come on! It only takes up 220-300mb a minute! 4k obviously isn't for someone who purchased the 16gb version(suckers). But for 64gb you can do 5 minutes clips and downs are them to 1080p....i supposed.

32. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 489; Member since: May 26, 2011

I would since I paid for the storage capacity to be able to do so without running out of space. The video is produces is second to none. Of course it helps when you own a 4k tv as well.

38. MSi_GS70 unregistered

such useless think 4k today

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As usually happens when Apple considers a technology mature enough to offer it on its handsets I still find this funny.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple could have encouraged more usage of 4K recording, if they eliminated the 16GB model and replaced it with 32GB. Over summer I recorded all my vacation in 4K and I have to say the vids look beautiful. But I wouldnt do it all the time. Once I get a 4K TV, then yes I probably would most of the time as I will have a native display to see it on.

10. xq10xa

Posts: 803; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

About how long is a 5 min video of 4K shooting?

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

about 5 minutes give or take.

16. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

beat me by 1 minute... give or take

33. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 489; Member since: May 26, 2011

5 minutes of 4k footage for me used up 1.68GB.

15. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

it is approximately 5 minutes long... . . . . Trolling aside... it is about 2GB in size... however it will depend on the device used... keep in mind that iPhones record videos with Mono Audio... and that keeps the size a bit smaller... iPhone 6s 4K video recording at 51 Mbps and Audio mono at 81 kbps Xperia Z3 Compact, 4K video at 55 Mbps and Audio stereo at 156 kbps As you can see the old Z3C records it at a higher bitrate and carry more information for both video and audio... on the other hand I am pretty sure the iPhone image will be better calibrated, though it is still ridiculous that they do not record Stereo Sound.

25. Danny86PV

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Lumia 930 records at 55 - 59 Mbps with 256 or 640 Kbps audio but is stuck with 32 GB of (total and non-expandable) storage. I have to use 1080p for long videos. In dark, that's OK. Still waiting for uncompressed PCM audio - it's "only" 1.5 Mbps ...

27. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Isn't the Lumia also able to record in Dolby Surround Sound? I think I read that somewhere... Either way pretty cool.

6. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Phonearena is becoming less and less credible)) I come here just to read tech news nothing more

8. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I used to come here to read tech news but recently I've became a troll and I hate the feeling... isn't there an AA group but for trolls?

22. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

How about to create one by yourself?

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Haven't used it on my 6S+. Shot a few slowmos but that's it. Oh and: 6S+ vs Z5. Z5 has the camera that Dxomark gave the highest score to? LOL... https://youtu.be/4CeTMrevIcc

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Although I wish Sony the best and I love their Compact series I don't believe in that Dxo thing, Sony is always lacking in camera department, they just put sensor with milions of pixels and that's it they expect miracles and meanwhile Camera App still has same bugs it had for 3/4 years now and their algorithms are as s**tty as they always where. How the hell Samsung can use Sony's own sensor in better way!? And I read many reviews of Z5 already - no reviewer states Z5 as best or even in Top 3 mobile cameras

11. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Sony said this is their last try at the smartphone business. If they dont succeed with their next smartphone, they will exhaust their skill in a different field and exit the smartphone industry with their handsets. Sad :(

17. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

after seeing the video from your link I can tell a few things... 1. Sound is superior on the Sony and it is immediately noticeable after a few seconds. 2. The image recorded by the iPhone is overexposed and over saturated, however without a DSLR for reference is hard to talk about white balance... Either way IF the iPhone was closer to reality, the Sony can be set accordingly thanks to Manual configuration. 3. There is lagging in the frame of the iPhone when the camera is slowly moved left-right 4. Contrast is superior on the iPhone though. 5. He did not used SteadyShot mode on the Xperia which would greatly improve the recording. 6. Auto focus is A LOT better on the Xperia. I won't get into the images as this article is about video... but both devices have pros and cons, and the Xperia has the edge here.

21. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Yes.....just yes. *claps* (in a non trolling way)

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meanwhile apple still negotiating with Dxomark about first place, lol

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, mine is set to 720p. It's nice to have, but no need for it. Vids look nice n crisp in 720p I recorded a good fight on my bus the other day. It was two chicks, no boobs came out, but one had on a skirt and a thong, so lotsa 720p ass on display. Posted it to Facebook

23. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

All of my video is in 4K since I have a 4K TV.
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