We can’t all be famous vloggers. 

But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to record our lives in stunning clarity forever and all time. In a world where every moment can be captured by the high-quality camera/supercomputer in your pocket, it only makes sense to want the very best one available. 

But what are the best phones for video recording? 

There are some exciting things happening in 2019, so let’s take a look. 

Apple iPhone XS Max 

As it has since 2007, the iPhone continues to dominate the phone industry. It’s the second most purchased smartphone available, taking up about 15% of the entire worldwide market

But who cares about that? Let’s talk about the camera.

First of all, the screen is huge. At 6.5 inches, it’s only beaten by the Galaxy Note. 

The camera is really a thing of wonder here. It’s packing a 4.25mm f/1.8 lens and has amazing low-light shooting through about ISO 100. What this means is crystal clear video, even in low light.

The biggest con here is the price. At over $1000, it’s easily the priciest option on our list. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 promised some big things in terms of technical improvement, and boy, did it deliver. 

The S9 camera is backed up by a powerful processor, but the real triumph here is the dual aperture lens. The sensitivity to light and quick switch between apertures means the right camera for the lighting, every time. The lock-on feature is also very responsive, more so than the Google or iPhone offerings. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 

Giant battery, giant storage, giant phone. 

Pun fully intended the Samsung Galaxy Note is ready to do big things in the cell phone world. 

And when it comes to shooting digital video…we wouldn’t say size matters, but maybe the Galaxy Note is ready to prove us wrong. 

Color is where the Galaxy Note really shines, providing deep, saturated hues. This makes it great for nature filming when you really want color and texture to pop. 

Google Pixel 

No desire for a Phablet? That’s fine. For those that want a compact phone that still shoots stunning video, the Google Pixel may be just the thing. 

In terms of a camera, the Pixel doesn’t look like the best on paper. After all, with only a 12.2MP dual-pixel camera, it’s not exactly leaving the other options in the dust. 

Where the Google Pixel really shines, though, is consistency. The Pixel is crazy responsive, and switches between high light and low light, close up and wide angle with incredible ease, and taking consistently amazing pictures, regardless of circumstance or light situation. 

Best Phones for Video Recording: We’re All Winner Here

The great thing about living in the future is that technology is rocketing ahead, even in the seemingly frivolous world of camera phones. What that means is, regardless of your phone choice, you’re going to get clear images, fast processing, and great video. 

The choice here is really in the specifics. Are you looking for a phablet or a smaller option? Are you worried about color saturation or flexibility in light situations? 

The devil is in the details, as they say, and in the case of these amazing camera phones, it may be true. 

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