Everyone has smartphones now, and the camera technology in these pocketable device has been tremendously improved in the last few years. Smartphones cameras are now amazingly good, not only for pictures but also best for video recording.

Best Video Recording Smartphones

It has never been this much easier to make the video with the smartphone. With the latest technology, you can make gorgeous 4k videos and HD films with more and more picture clarity.

Basically, these portable media powerhouses have everything from zoom to the aperture to the centric light, that you can not think to have in your 6-inch handset.

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What is meant by 4k video?

4k video is the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is nearly the four times quality of HD video. This is calculated on the total pixel for the frame. The advantage of 4k video is you can create multiple formats of videos for social media as well as for television. Nearly all high-end smartphone can now fill in this format. 4k gives much more control in post-production even in the images as well.

What is optical image stabilization in the smartphone?

Optical image stabilization or OIS technology in smartphones controls the camera shake. Camera shake is the thief of sharpness. So, OIS is a technology that reduces the blurring caused by the motion of the camera during exposure. Smartphones were bound to shake due to their heavy weight, but now they come in lightweight and can capture even the slightest movement. OIS also helps to capture sharp images and videos without the use of software app.

List of best video making smartphones:

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X sports the best camera performance ever seen on an iPhone. It’s a great all-rounder that you can just point and shoot with, and it also boosts powerful digital and optical zoom, thanks to the dual-zoom camera.

The one camera at the back consists 28mm wide-angle lens featuring an aperture of F/1.8. The other is a 56mm telephoto lens with an aperture of F/2.4 for close-up shots. Both lenses have optical image stabilization to control the blurring of images and videos.

Apple iPhone X

Another advanced feature that iPhone X consists that it capture 60 frames in a second in 4k video, which is the largest as compared to any other smartphone. The camera app available for the iPhone a Filmy pro, Pro Cam, Mavis, and KInematic. It also has great live video app like Switcher Go.

It is also water, dust and splash resistant. The maximum storage for the phone is 256GB, which is sufficient for any task, but if your capturing 4k video, then you must have hard-drive to store all the videos.

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Google Pixel 2 XL

Google pixel 2 xl is google company smartphone. It is one of the best smartphone cameras to shoot 4k videos and photos. The improved processor gives better 4k videos, zero shutter lag and reduces noise and increase the dynamic range at the same time. It handles image resolution well with impressive color resolution and has an aperture of F/1.8 which means it can handle most low light situations. It also has optical image stabilization for sharp images like iPhone X.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Dual-camera setups are in fashion at the moment, but Google eschews this in favor of just one camera both front and rear. At the rear is a 12.2Mp snapper, though this time it has the support of optical stabilization. It has a f/1.8 lens and the sensor has 1.4 μm pixels – larger than your average sensor pixels (on a phone, that is).this means PIxel 2 XL can take better HDR photos by combining more frames. Videos can be shot by both- OIS and EIS ( Google called it fused video stabilization) technology for smoother video and less blur.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The Samsung galaxy s8 plus is the Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone, which will be great for video shooting. The Galaxy S8 Plus has a 12Mp Dual Pixel with an impressive f/1.7 aperture and has features like optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K recording. The camera does” multi-frame image procession” where it takes three shots instead of one to reduce the blur and perfect other elements of focus.

When it comes to the front camera things are similar with a matching f/1.7 aperture, but the resolution has been bumped up to 8Mp. The wide aperture means you can shoot in much harder conditions than most phones and the results, in general, are sharper and more detailed than before.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Flick your finger across the screen and you will see video controls for pro, panorama, selective focus, slow motion, hyperlapse and virtual shot. The pro camera will give you full access to all the features like shutter speed, IOS and exposure control. For the film shooting, there are several video camera app are available like Filmic Pro, Cinema FV5, and Proshot.


The LG G6 has the android processor with dual lens where one lens provides a wide-angle view, the other one is the telephoto lens. The close-up lens has an aperture of F/1.8 so is good in low light and it also boasts optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus to quickly lock on to your subject for sharp focus. Optical zoom is provided to for the good quality while zooming in. near the telephoto lens, there is a wide-angle lens which has an aperture of F/2.4 that covers everything regardless the distance.

LG G6 Mobile in India

LG G6 has optical image stabilization feature and 4k resolution to shoot sharp video images. In the video camera control, slow motion, time-lapse video, and other the features are available for video production.

The LG G6 comes with 32GB internal storage with MicroSD support up to 2TB, 4GB RAM, USB-C connectivity and headphone jack.

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 has a pair of rear cameras with the secondary one performing the telephoto duty. The main camera has a 16Mp sensor and a f/1.7 lens, while the other has a 20Mp sensor and a f/2.6 lens. In low light, that f/1.7 lens comes into play and, despite the lack of any kind of stabilization, photos can be surprisingly sharp and detailed. The zoom in quality in a telephoto lens is very great, it doesn’t erupt the image quality at all.

OnePlus 5

It also has a bokeh effect which will simulate a shallow depth of field like the iPhone 7. But there isn’t any optical image stabilization which is a prime feature for video shooting nowadays. Nevertheless, it will shoot 4k and HD quality video. It also has pro mode with the supplies camera app, which gives access to ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus, and exposure.
It has Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB or 8gb RAM or either 64GB or 124GB storage. The storage and RAM are depended upon the model color, that is Slate Grey or Midnight Black.

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LG V30

When you’re looking for a smartphone that has a great camera, one of the things that you really need to look at is how are the images they produce with low light. And in what comes to this, the LG V30 is definitely the winner. Featuring 16Mp camera with a f/1.6 aperture which is the largest on any phone and will help let in more light.

This is complemented with a crystal clear glass lens, laser autofocus, and with both optical – and electronic image stabilization. The second camera comes with a much wider view of 120 degrees and this comes in really handy to get a lot more photo. The second camera is 13Mp with f/1.9 aperture.

LG V30 Smartphone

It also has optical image stabilization which takes the images with sharpness and reduces blurriness. There are plenty of modes to use for images. And the interesting new feature is Point Zoom which allows zooming in the selective area of the image. There’s also ‘Graphy’ which is a feature of the manual mode that allows you to effectively import the settings from professional photos so you can get similar results.

The V30 is fitted with the Snapdragon 835 processor,4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and microSD support up to 256GB. A 3,300mAh battery supports wired- and wireless charging and Quick Charge 3.0 support can get you to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.