In the upcoming article, the best phones on the market, including Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi products, suitable for filming will be introduced.

The best phones suitable for filming

  • iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Xiaomi 13 Ultra
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7

What are the features of a great phone for filming?

A great video recording experience, just like photography, requires an efficient image processing algorithm along with efficient hardware. For many years, Apple has been a leader in providing advanced and high-quality video recording capabilities, and currently, among the phones in the Iranian market, the iPhone offers the best video recording experience; But new flagships from Samsung, Xiaomi, and Google have focused more on video in recent years and have narrowed the gap significantly.

In fact, in order to have the best video shooting experience with any smartphone, you must not only have complete information about the hardware specifications of that phone, especially the camera specifications, but it is also necessary to know the capabilities and software features of the phone to achieve the best results. In the following, we mention all the factors that are effective in choosing a suitable smartphone for filming.
Hardware features Sensor: It is considered the most important part of the camera for recording video and photos because the overall quality of filming and factors such as clarity, color, light and dynamic range completely depend on the type of sensor. Therefore, in choosing the right phone for filming, you should pay attention to parameters such as sensor size, pixel dimensions, color filter and sensor resolution. Since the resolution of the sensor and the dimensions of the pixels move on the same edge in terms of importance in filming, so it is important to use large sensors to accommodate the largest number of pixels and also the area of the pixels for the depth of field and absorb more light.
Lens: In terms of the type of lenses used, as well as the layers of the lens, they play an important role in filming. In fact, each of the layers has an important task in eliminating visual disturbances, for example, one layer is used to eliminate optical deviations (flare) or distortion. The term 6p or 7p or more also refers to the multiple layers of lenses, and the more layers there are, the higher the final image quality will be. Different lenses are also used to have different zooms and zooms (relative to the normal focal length) in smartphones in order to cover a wider or narrower angle of view without losing quality. For example, ultra-wide lenses are more suitable for recording wide-angle videos and telephoto lenses are more suitable for recording portrait videos. In some cases, to increase the quality of the images recorded with a wide lens, the integration of the frames of the wide lens with the telephoto lens is also used. Also, the presence of more telephoto lenses or with variable focal length (zoom or continuous) also affect the filming experience.
Anti-vibration: In order to prevent fluctuations caused by the movement of the phone during video recording, it is very important to have an anti-vibration, especially a physical anti-vibration. Companies use different types of stabilizers to minimize these fluctuations. iPhone flagships use shift sensor stabilizers, which work a little better than optical stabilizers. All the flagship phones also use one of the optical mechanisms or sensor shift in the wide and telephoto lenses, and they also use software techniques such as EIS and cropping the image frame to minimize vibrations. Note, in order to record more stable videos, it is necessary to know the various hardware and software technologies used in each phone to reduce vibration.
Focus: The focus of the camera on the desired subject plays a very important role in filming, so it is better for all lenses to be equipped with a precise focusing system so that the camera does not get confused when recognizing the subject or does not perform the focusing operation incompletely. Laser focus and Dual Pixel PDAF are the most accurate focus technologies in smartphones, and sometimes a combination of both is used to get the most ideal results.
Microphone: The presence of at least three microphones to record the clearest and highest quality noise-free sound when shooting for smartphones made for this purpose is not only useful for increasing the accuracy of sound recording, but also for separating sound from different channels and removing noise from video.
Storage memory: It is important for filming both in terms of capacity and speed of reading and writing. Therefore, if you want to choose among smartphones for the purpose of filming, you should go for options with high storage capacity (256 GB and above) and UFS 3.1 or higher standards or NVMe, otherwise it may be possible to record video with resolutions and frame rates The above should be done late.
Processor: It can be said that the processor is the most important and decisive part for video recording. Because the process of recording and processing image frames, applying sound and image optimization algorithms and converting it to video is done by the processor. In addition, image signal processing (ISP) and neural processing (NPU) units also play an important role in video processing and output quality. In other words, a smartphone may, despite having a full-fledged camera on paper, sometimes show the same or even lower results than phones with a more conventional camera, for example, lag or lag when shooting videos. This is why iPhone phones, thanks to the use of their very powerful and stable processors, display much more pleasant and natural outputs than their Android competitors.

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