Poll results: Do you shoot 4K video with your smartphone at all?30
It turns out that we weren't just being cranky and acting silly, as an overwhelming 73.7% of readers who voted (1270 of them, to be precise) still stick to 1080p or lower resolutions for shooting video. Why is that? Well, our users cited largely the same concerns in the comments sections. It's mostly the way hi-fidelity 4K video streams seem to eat storage for breakfast. However, users who record short videos and/or have spacious microSD cards don't mind firing up the ol' 4K video capture mode every once in a while!
It seems it will take another few years for 4K recording to become a true mainstay, even though the technology is already here. But more and faster memory, cheaper 4K TV sets, and improved camera optics and algorithms will go a long way towards making everyone with a 4K-capable smartphone actually put the feature to use.