5 Smartphones of Choice for Vlogging

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Not only for photographs, smartphones are also widely used to record video, both for daily and professional needs.

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The ability to record moving images is getting more and more sophisticated over time, along with the development of camera technology and cellphone hardware and software.

Some mobile phones today, for example, have processing power capable of handling high resolution video recording – up to 8K – with high frame rates as well.

Due to the high computing power requirements and high quality camera specifications, usually the smartphones that have the best video capabilities are flasghip models.

So, we have collected five reliable smartphones for video or vlogging matters, to help you choose. More can be seen below,

1.Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple’s iPhone line of phones have been used frequently in producing quality photos and videos, both by general and professional users, and have proven to be reliable.

IPhone image captures tend to appear more neutral than Android phones so they can be easily modified during editing. The latest iPhone 12 lineup was announced in some country early December 2020. iPhone 12 Pro Max is the top model that has the highest specifications.

This phone is equipped with the Apple A14 Bionic chip and an internal memory capacity of 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB. The choice of video recording format is complete, up to 4K 60 FPS or 1080p 240 FPS.

There are also 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision HDR options up to 60 FPS. The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s OLED screen measures 6.7 inches (2,778 x 1,284).

Unlike Android phones, the iPhone 12 Pro Max does not rely on a fingerprint scanner for security matters, but rather 3D Face ID facial recognition with a special camera located side by side with the 12 MP front camera.

On the back of the iPhone 12 Pro Max there are four cameras consisting of a 12 MP main camera, a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2.5x optical zoom, a 12 MP ultra wide camera, and a LiDAR scanner camera.

2.Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo Find X2 ProFind X2 Pro is Oppo’s top smartphone in Indonesia. Its capabilities are arguably the most sophisticated among other cellphones from the manufacturer, including in matters of recording images.

This smartphone is capable of recording video with a maximum resolution of 4K 60 FPS, and is also equipped with a gyroscope-enabled electronic image stabilization (gyro-EIS) to reduce shaking until the image looks stable.

The camera consists of a 48 MP main camera, a 13 MP telephoto camera with a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom range, along with a 48 MP ultra wide camera.

On the top side of the 6.7-inch (3,168 x 1,440) diagonal screen is a punch hole that contains a 32 MP front camera, along with an integrated fingerprint scanner.

The kitchen for the Oppo Find X2 Pro relies on a Snapdragon 865 chip, 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage media which is very spacious, and a 4,260 mAh battery that supports fast charging with 65 watts of power.

3.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThis smartphone is worthy of being looked at by those who want to be fully creative with cellphones. The Galaxy Note line from Samsung is identical to the S-Pen stylus device which can help when doing the video editing process.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has complete video features, ranging from high frame rates and resolutions and up to 8K FPS to a special Pro video mode that provides various image color adjustment parameters.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users can also choose the source of the audio input, whether from the front-facing microphone, rear, or both. This ability can help when vlogging.

The camera line consists of a 108 MP main camera, a 12 MP telephoto camera with periscope lens with 5x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultra wide camera. On the front side is a 12 MP camera.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s Dynamic AMOLED screen is large with a diagonal of 6.9 inches (3,088 x 1,440) and has an integrated fingerprint scanner.

Other specifications include the Exynos 990 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB or 512GB of internal media, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 25 watts of fast charging.

4.Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraComing a few months before the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy S20 Ultra from Samsung can now be purchased at a more affordable price. Its video capabilities may not be as advanced as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it does share a number of features in common.

For example, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is also capable of recording 8K 24 FPS video and videos with high frame rates for slow motion, along with a special Pro mode for video with various manual settings.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra camera series is actually even more capable than its sibling, including a 108 MP main camera, a 48 MP telephoto camera with periscope lens with 5x optical zoom, a 12 MP ultra wide camera, and a 3D ToF camera.

The front camera has a resolution of 40 MP. The Galaxy S20 Ultra’s screen uses a 6.9-inch diagonal (3,200 x 1,440) Dynamic AMOLED panel and has an integrated fingerprint scanner.

The innards include the Exynos 990 chip, 12 GB RAM, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 45 watts of fast charging.

Some problem with the version of the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the internal memory which is only 128 GB. This can still be tricked by adding a high-speed microSD memory card to store videos.

5.Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 ProHuawei’s flagship smartphone is known to have high-quality cameras, as is the P40 Pro. This phone is equipped with a 40 MP ultra wide camera “Cine Camera” which is specially designed for video purposes, in addition to being used for taking pictures.

A 12 MP telephoto camera with periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom range can be used to record objects in the distance. Additionally, there is a 50 MP main camera and a Time-of-Flight camera.

The Huawei P40 Pro provides several special modes for video, including super slow motion recording and a pro mode that provides manual settings. The video resolution can reach 4K with a frame rate of 60 FPS.

In addition, the P40 Pro is equipped with a 6.58-inch OLED screen (2,640 x 1,200) with a 90 Hz refresh rate and an integrated fingerprint scanner, the Kirin 990 chip along with 8 RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, and a 4,200 mAh battery with support for fast charging 40 watts.


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