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

Poll results: 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.

In short, you can't ask much more from the 4K video quality from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as a recent impromptu test against a Nikon DSLR revealed. The new iPhones, however, start you off with 16 GB of internal storage for the basic version, which can get filled with your 4K footage pretty quickly (a minute of it is about 400 MB), plus there is the issue of downloading and previewing it on your monitor or TV that are still waiting for you to swap them with 4K editions. 

You get more defined footage, of course, even if you preview the 4K video shot with the new iPhones on an HD screen only, that's why we wanted to ask you if you are using the 4K video recording mode on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus at all, and how often. It's not by accident, after all, that Apple tucked the 4K option in the settings app, rather than providing a way to switch to 4K recording directly in the camera interface. 

Well, it turns out that the overwhelming majority of our respondents don't shoot in 4K, or only rarely fire up that option, which can be expected given the storage footprint a 4K video can leave, especially if you have the most affordable 16 GB models.

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

Yes, I shoot in 4K most of the time
17.35%
Yes, I've made a few 4K videos
17.82%
No, I don't shoot in 4K
64.83%

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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