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Experts Tell us the Best Phone For Video Editing

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Phone For Video Editing. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Sony Xperia 5

This product was recommended by Lloyd M. Gallagher from Rethinking Fire

Apart from its superb camera built, featuring a triple camera system, the Xperia 5 also comes with the Cinema Pro, Sony’s proprietary video recording and editing feature. With the Cinema Pro, users can edit videos with a wide range of frames and resolution options, ability to trim and merge clips, adjust audio and auto white balance. The wide array of features and levels of customization makes this smartphone one of the best options both for novice and seasoned filmmakers.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Plus

This product was recommended by John Peterson from Safe Drive Gear

My job requires me to record some test drive videos and other stuff for advertisement. I have been using Samsung phones for the past 10 years. And what I got now is the Samsung Galaxy S10+ Plus which is great for everything. It has a built-in app for video editing, but I would prefer installing 3rd party apps for extra features. I like that it doesn’t compress the clips and images I use. It always provides high-quality output. It’s fast, no lags, and has a big storage capacity.

New Apple iPhone 12 mini

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

The iPhone 12 is available in 64GB, 128GB & 256GB configurations (prices vary). The phone offers a Super Retina XDR 6.1” OLED display screen for room to see your timeline with 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI. The A14 Bionic chip is fast enough for quick rendering and the phone records in HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps, 4K and HD 1080p at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps. The camera captures excellent low light images and footage. A long-life battery is included offering up to 17 hours of video playback or up to 11 hours of streamed playback. Best of all, iMovie is available for free from the App story to edit your videos.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

This phone sports 5 cameras, for the discerning cinematographer, a 108MP sensor, two telephoto cameras, 100x zoom and a 40MP selfie plus 5G, all-day battery life and up to 16GB of RAM. The display is 6.8-inches and offers 120Hz Quad HD. Samsung’s Night Mode works well in low light and competes with the iPhone 12 in quality. Unlike the iPhone, Samsung offers stylus support. There’s no microSD card slot for expandable storage, so if you take 4K 60fps or 8K 24fps video, you may want to investigate the 256GB or 512GB storage size. The 512 GB model includes 16GB RAM.

Google Pixel 5

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

This is a mid-range phone and less powerful than others I’ve recommended, but it’s also more affordable than the others and will get the job done for you. The Pixel 5 has a 6-inch screen with Full HD Plus (1080 x 2340) resolution, with a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother editing. The OLED display shows colors vividly. Increased battery mAhs allows the phone to last a day. The phone can shoot excellent photos and video thanks to the 12MP sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus 5G

This product was recommended by Darrian Wilkins from Kitchen Fold

Though this is quite expensive, the price of this item matches the features and performance of this phone. It can make your photos and videos to an incredible new level in multiple, cutting-edge ways. It captures life exactly as it is. It can turn videos and photos into a work of art.

Sony Xperia 1

This product was recommended by Collin Matthews from Cookwared

I think the best smartphone for video editing should be the one that captures videos in better quality, provides true colors of all the objects captured in a frame, and runs video editing apps flawlessly. In the given scenario, I would say that Sony Xperia 1 ll is the best phone phone for capturing and editing videos. We have neglected Sony but they are still among the top smartphone producers, especially when it comes to smartphone cameras. Its camera captures 4K videos in up to 60fps and a 1080p video in 120fps, with HDR supported for both. Its video editing capabilities are also exceptional that are offered built-in form the company. The phone also runs countless powerful video editing apps with ease as it has a powerful processor.

Huawei Honor 10 lite HRY-LX2

This product was recommended by Grant Aldrich from Online Degree

I highly recommend the Huawei Honor 10 lite for video editing. It’s an affordable, popular smartphone with video shooting up to 1080p. It also has a high-powered chipset, which is the most crucial element in video editing. The Huawei Honor 10 Lite is an excellent choice for students since they could do lessons on the go with the high resolution, big display.

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Written by Zak Parker

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