Recording 4K video
with a smartphone camera was not possible a couple of years ago. However, starting 2013, after Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset became available to manufacturers, the first 4K-capable handsets appeared, allowing users to brag with yet another feature that slightly older high-end smartphones didn’t have.
Although 4K is technically defined as 4096 x 2160 pixels, it’s widely accepted for resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels (Ultra HD) to be referred to as 4K.
We wanted to see just how many smartphones currently have the ability to record video at this ultra-high resolution, and found quite many of them. So we made a list, including only handsets that feature native 4K video recording. Check them all out in the slideshow below, and let us know if you have any favorites.
List of smartphones with 4K video recording (manufacturers listed in alphabetical order)