One of the big new abilities phones have gained this year, aside from QHD screen powers, is 4K video recording. The insanely high resolution has been a promised land by companies for a while, and even though we don’t really need 4K video of our cats acting crazy, the feature has become a must-have for spec fiends. But is 4K footage straight from a device even any good?
As one of the most anticipated big phones of the year, we wanted to see how the Galaxy Note 4 stacks up. We’ve shown you footage straight from devices like the G3 and the Galaxy S5, and today’s test will be similar: go outside, point the camera at a subject, and record. We don’t edit the video in any way in an effort to give you an idea of how the raw footage looks when uploaded straight to YouTube.
If you’re filming in 4K, chances are you have at least some knowledge of how to shoot video, so our tests might not be indicative of the results you’ll get, but it gives you somewhat of an idea. There’s really no need to shoot home videos in 4K, but at least the option is there. Let’s see how good (or bad) the Note 4’s footage looks.
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