Samsung Phones That Can Record 4K Video Quality

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4K video is higher resolution video that can be best appreciated on the most advanced television, laptop, and smartphone screens. The S23 is one of the Samsung phones that can record 4K video and I have been using one for a while now. How do I record 4k video on my Samsung S23? When I first opened the camera, switched to video mode, I saw an “FHD 30” label displayed at the top of the video camera interface. I tapped on it and it displayed a total of six options, none of which said 4K. What is this? Reading up a bit solved the problem for me.

Two of those options had an “UHD” label. UHD (Ultra High Definition) is the technical term for 4K video. The S23 has two 4k video options: it can record 4k video at 60 frames per second (fps) or at 30 frames per second. That is why you will see UHD 60 and UHD 30 as options. Tap whichever you prefer to select it. Now you can start recording.

Samsung has hundreds of models selling in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and in every country possible on the face of the earth. Only a few of them have the capability to record 4K video. To make things easier for you, I looked at the most recent models spanning 2022 and 2023, and drawn up three different lists of Samsung phones that can record 4K video – the very latest (released in 2023), the premium flagship models, and for budget hunters, the budget list.

Latest Samsung Phones That Can Record 4K Video

This list covers Samsung phones that can record 4K video that were released in 2023 only. They are the very latest. And you will find both premium flagship and budget models listed here. This list is for you if you want a model that was released this year.

Premium Samsung Phones That Can Record 4K Video

The S23 models are premium flagship Samsung phones that can record 4K video.
The S23 models are premium flagship Samsung phones with 4K video recording

Now, if you want a premium flagship Samsung phone that can record 4k video, and you don’t mind whether it is this year’s model or last year’s, this list presents you options to pick from.

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22

Budget Samsung Phones That Can Record 4K Video

This third list is for you if you want a Samsung smartphone that can do 4K video recording without wanting to spend more than about five hundred dollars. It includes budget Samsung phones released in both 2022 and 2023.

  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Samsung Galaxy A34
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy F54
  • Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M54
  • Samsung Galaxy M53
  • Samsung Galaxy M33
  • Samsung Galaxy F23
  • Samsung Galaxy M23
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022

4K video recording: 60 fps vs 30 fps

Not every phone with 4K video recording has the 60 fps option. The more budget the phone is, the less likely it will have that option. It will likely only have 4K video at 30 fps.

if your phone has both options, choose 60 fps. Why? Generally speaking, 60fps provides better quality and watching experience, smoother viewing, and it has the most flexibility as well for post production. If you shoot your video at 60 fps, you can manipulate it for use in a 30 fps production, but you cannot upgrade a 30 fps video for use in a 60 fps project.

So, if you get a Samsung phone that can record 4k video and it has both 60fps and 30fps options, record at 60fps.

The cheapest Samsung phone with 4k 60fps

As far as I can tell, the cheapest Samsung phone with 4K at 60 fps is the Galaxy S21 FE 5G, released in 2022.

What was the first phone with 4K video recording?

The first 4k camera phone ever was the Acer Liquid S2 released ten years ago in 2013. Since then, every major smartphone brand has jumped on the train.

What phones have 4K video?

It is difficult to list all phones with 4k video recording in this article, but I can give you clear instructions. When hunting for a 4K camera phone, look at the high-end models from each manufacturer, whether it is Motorola, Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, OnePlus, Nokia, BLU, or some other brand. The best video recording features are found in the upper echelon of models.

Is 4K video the best quality?

Once upon a time, it was. Unfortunately, that time is in the past. 8K video is currently the highest resolution for video recording on smartphones. Of all the Samsung phones that can record 4K videos listed on this page, the three Samsung Galaxy S23 models, all the three S23 models, as well as Fold5 and Flip5 models also have 8K video recording. There are already phones from other brands that have 8K video recording as well.

I hope this article has helped you understand 4K video recording better and also helped you with shopping for a 4k camera phone from Samsung. All the best, and let me know if I can answer any questions you may have.

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By Mister Mobility

I have been tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones since my first in 2001.

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