Here's how much space Apple's new HEVC video format saves on an iPhone 8
Apple's new high efficiency video codec fits a minute of 4K 30fps video in 170 MB, compared to 350 MB before
The new iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus are Apple's first phones to come with the space-saving, highly efficient HEVC video format, which will be brought to older handsets as well, along with the iOS 11 update that is released today. This format's compression algorithms usually allow for up to twice less storage space occupied by recorded video footage, with barely a loss in image quality at that.
Well, as you can see in the shot above, Apple lists a minute of 4K 30fps video on the iPhone 8 to occupy approximately 170 MB, whereas the same amount, definition and frame count was previously listed to take the whopping 350 MB, as you can see on the right.