On iPhone 6s launch day, Samsung showcases 4K videos shot on the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5

On iPhone 6s launch day, Samsung showcases 4K videos shot on the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5
Earlier today, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale as Apple's first smartphones to feature 4K video recording. As you probably already know, 4K video is not exactly a novelty in the world of Android smartphones, with tens of previously released models offering this feature. Perhaps that's why Samsung chose this day to post a video that includes 4K footage shot on its Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ (both of which are available to buy since last month). Needless to say, all footage looks crisp and clear.

What Samsung does not mention in this new video - embedded below - is that 4K recording is limited to up to 5 minutes on both the Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ (in fact, most Android handsets have similar limits). Meanwhile, 4K video recording on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus seems to be limited only by the amount of storage space available - so, if you have a 16 GB iPhone 6s, you can shoot just about 32 minutes of 4K video before you run out of space. This being said, we're looking forward to pitting the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus against Samsung's latest high-end handsets and see for ourselves which does a better job at recording 4K video.


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1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung can try all they want, but this day belongs to Apple. It's their launch day for iphone, and it's hard to disrupt it.

4. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Agreed. It's a little embarrassing to be a Samsung fan today. They need to let their product speak for itself.

5. Furbal unregistered

Does the iPhone still have mono audio? Waste of great video.

8. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Idk, you would have to ask someone who uses an iPhone not solely as their work phone.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

That's the same as having a 4K screen on an phone, where eyes just don't see the difference at this point? is that a waste of great video too?

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

what you talking about us samsung users have quad and you can see it even my bedroom tv it was amazing

41. Furbal unregistered

How is it even similar? You can easily tell good audio recording versus single channel

64. perry1234

Posts: 630; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

The difference between mono and stereo is clearly noticeable especially when you show videos to friends and family on the big screen with 5.1 channel music system hooked up. I hope 6s Plus has stereo audio, that one may be my next phone.

43. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I thought it had 2 mics from ifixit but I'm not sure. on the other hand, a 16 gig phone never has 16 gigs for storage hence the 32 minutes theory is not true... or am I wrong?

48. Furbal unregistered

That's the point of my question. I honestly want to know. They have great images and video recording. It's about time they upped the sound quality

10. HildyJ

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple launch day was weeks ago and was covered to a fault, if not to excess. Except for the telepresence purchase and the teardown, this day is not very dramatic. As for Sammy letting the product speak for itself, isn't that what this add is doing? And finally, as one who had camcorders that could record for over an hour, a 5 minute video will bore anyone you make watch it; a 30 minute video will have them contemplating suicide. A picture may be worth a thousand words but a thousand frames isn't worth a million words. Be succinct people.

22. AlikMalix unregistered

"And finally, as one who had camcorders that could record for over an hour, a 5 minute video will bore anyone you make watch it; a 30 minute video will have them contemplating suicide." See you're thinking from a fanboy point of view (I dont have this feature = it sucks)... Every video I recored has been cut, and edited and parts thrown out (especially of my kids between 0-4 years old). You have to film nonstop til they do what you need them or something cute on their own. When filiming anything else: your buddy making a stunt that takes "like, fore-ever". If you showing 5-30 minute continuous videos to your friends - I feel bad for your friends, get iMovie or some other app, and get to editing that crap fast, slow down some parts (helps if you got great slo-mo feature) and speed up other parts, cut off the fat. Make that 30 min video into a 5 minutes of effin awesome!!! You're welcome...

68. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I record in 4K on the 1520 15-20mins at a time without worry.

69. AlikMalix unregistered

Exactly, my point was that ability to continuously record vs limited intervals allows you to capture moments that you'd otherwise miss.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It not only speaks for itself, but tech reviewers also speak for it.

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

but why the limit on 4k strange

61. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it will overheat.

56. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Whatever fan you are, why should you bother about advertisement? it's iphone launch day in US. But for rest of 250+ countries, it's just another normal day. So why should Samsung stop their commercials/advertisements just because consumers in US are going to buy another product? Your statement makes zero sense.

58. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Eh, Samsung and Apple both are aggressive when it comes to stuff like this, considering they are the main competitors it isn't surprising.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Agreed. All the stunts their pulling right now is ridiculous and shameful. I thought I'd expect more respect from this company. I was wrong. They should accept where they are right now.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Did you say the same about Apples Mac vs PC ads? What's wrong with advertising your product on someone else day? Apple does it. Consumers knowing both phones can record 4K, may decide to make a purchase on which phone does it better. Not saying it can take happen, but I don't see the 12MP camera on the iPhone recording it better than the 16MP camera on the S6's or the Note 5. Do critical.of everything Samsung does. Oh, they are suppose to stop running ads, because Apple is releasing something? What company does that?

25. gaming64 unregistered

Dude, grow up. Those ads are really old and they are nothing but remnants of Steve Job's era. Now that the gap has closed, Apple and Microsoft are cool now in the world of desktops. I'm gonna ignore 90% of your comment since you're probably gonna right an essay no one would bother reading anyway.

27. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

5 minutes of 4K video doesn't even compare. with all the horse power on the Note 5, and you can only record 4K video for 5 mins? seriously man, i thought Android flagships are light years ahead?

32. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

At least you thought they r light years ahead

51. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

not me, most people in tech sites do say that. tbh, i don't know, how they can even say that.

53. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Really? Were you thinking the same when Apple released their shot on iPhone ads on the S6 launch?

9. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Did you get your 6S yet?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was first in line bro. Got it this morning, loving it so far.

13. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I picked mine up earlier. The camera is great. I think I'll keep my Note 5/6S combo for the rest of the year.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can't imagine what you'd replace either with before early next year.

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