If you follow flagship phones these days, you have probably noticed that there are really two major things that make or break a flagship: battery life and camera. And most of the talk just so happens to be around cameras. Phones have become the main cameras for the vast majority of people and that’s only natural, after all, we all care about how photos of our loved ones look like.
Phones have learned to capture long exposures and do that smartly, without the need of a tripod, and photos actually look incredible. So our pictures now look great and all that jazz, but not all camera aspects have improved so quickly in the past few years.
Phones have learned to do a lot of camera tricks, but not this one
So 4K video has been a challenge, but while budget phones are still struggling with it, flagships have mostly figured it out. You can not only record 4K video these days, you can record 4K HDR and even ProRes, and so on.
This looks really EPIC
However, one feature that has stubbornly not made it in the mainstream flagships by Samsung and Apple is 4K recorded at 120 frames per second. Those of you who know a thing or two about videography can probably already see where I’m going with this: it’s all about INCREDIBLY GOOD LOOKING slow motion. But it requires a lot of processing power. 4K60 is intense, 4K120 is A LOT more intense.
Thankfully, it’s not impossible and we have seen other phone makers adopt it: the most recent Sony Xperia has it, just check out this epic slow-mo from our friends at GSM Arena:
This may not improve your TikToks, but if you have any aspirations to make beautiful videos, it’s just a game-changer.
So it’s about time for the mainstream players to catch up and finally deliver the slow motion quality we all deserve on a flagship phone.