Smartphones are evolving more and more, especially with regard to cameras, and it’s now most users leave their compact camera at home during a trip and take great professional looking pictures just from their smartphones. In addition to the photos, a feature that is often used is video recording, and nothing better to create more dramatic scenes than the slow motion feature, especially useful in sports scenes or other more active activities.
Here are the best slow-motion video recording compatible smartphones you can buy now:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is currently Samsung’s most advanced smartphone and features a sensor capable of recording great slow motion videos. By default, the user can capture short videos at 720p resolution on 960fps, delivering great quality and level of detail.
The software allows you to edit the captured footage, as well as export the slow-motion part in GIF format to share with friends. For those who want to record at higher resolution, it is also possible to capture in slow motion at 1080p, up to 240 fps.
Sony Xperia X2
While the flagships of Samsung launched in 2018 capture videos at 960 fps only at 720p resolution, the Xperia XZ2 is capable of recording the same fps on up to 1080p resolution, but in a more limited way. The user can choose longer clips in HD or shorter in FHD.
In Sony smartphones, you need to manually record slow-motion footage, unlike Samsung models that the feature can be activated directly from the camcorder mode and capture the exact right moment through AI.
Apple iPhone XS Max
Just like the recent flagships of Sony, the iPhone XS Max is also able to record in slow motion in Full HD resolution but is limited to only 240 fps. The quality is very good and does not suffer from the same problem of noise when videos are made in places with low illumination.
This speed may seem low compared to what other companies currently offer, but it is enough to generate interesting slow-motion effects. Although, For those looking for results that are closer to professional camera quality, it may be better to invest in some model that captures at 960 fps.
Asus Zenfone 5Z
Asus also has a good option for those who are looking for a smartphone to record videos in Full HD at slow motion. Here the user is limited to 240 fps, same speed as recent iPhones, Although it cannot record slow-motion videos at 480 fps as seen in the 2017 flagships of Samsung.
Zenfone 5 is even more limited when it comes to slow motion video capture. So for those who are in doubt between the two Asus models, it is more appropriate to invest in the more advanced model.
LG G7 ThinQ
The LG G7 ThinQ hit the market with the promise of an innovative camera thanks to its advanced built-in artificial intelligence, but it had the limitation of recording videos in 4K at only 30 fps. This limitation was later corrected with an update released by the company
In terms of the ability to capture in slow motion, the G7 can deliver 240 fps at HD resolution. Its sensor is even capable of recording Full HD videos at this speed, but LG decided to keep the native setting at a lower resolution.