We like phones because they have beautiful screens, great design and a bunch of cool features. But what really makes a device is its camera. The iPhone 5s, for example, doesn’t have the largest display, nor does it have the craziest specs, but its camera is excellent, among the best out there. So when a device such as the LG G3 hits the market, the camera is the first feature we look at. After all, it does come with some crazy laser auto-focus technology. You know what else it does? 4K video.
Let’s be honest: you’re probably not going to be doing that much 4K video recording, especially if you just film you and your friends doing silly stuff. But it’s a hint of where mobile cameras are headed—it’s hard to believe how advanced mobile cameras are these days. To see what 4K video looks like straight from the LG G3 and uploaded straight to YouTube, we filmed a quick jaunt outside. There’s no editing done here—just us and the phone, with me (Brandon) behind the camera and Jon and Roy in front.
When you watch the footage, take note of how it handles the lighting conditions, the sound quality, how it focuses on a subject. We’ve only just started playing around with the LG G3, so we’re in no position to judge its performance. But we thought we’d give you guys a quick demonstration of what 4K video looks like straight from the LG G3. The 1:38 clip, by the way, clocked in at 369.2 MB. Keep that in mind when filming 4K on your device—storage will start filling up pretty quick.