3 Best Vlogging Smartphones in 2018 [TL;DR]
- Editor’s Pick: Huawei P20 Pro – Despite being the most expensive thing in this list, it boasts a very interesting triple camera system.
- Samsung S9/S9+ – The Galaxy monsters are at it again, with both smartphones having features, like an 80 degree field of view.
- LG V30 – Despite having a weak front camera, the 4K rear cam quality and LG-Cine Log system makes up for it greatly.
We have talked yesterday on our article about the three best vlogging cameras in 2018 on how the entertainment industry is slowly shifting to an online format.
With “online celebrities” like vloggers on the top of the list of personalities that people follow, it’s imperative for these entertainers to dish out the best quality video and content they can hope for.
Retaining viewership and relevance on platforms such as YouTube isn’t an easy job to do.
Although, it’s much easier for people to just focus on the actual content they are going to show their audiences if they have good gear at their disposal, right?
For vloggers who are almost always on the go, their cameras might not be suitable for some places and there might be a need for a much more compact gear to shoot videos at their disposal.
Fortunately, smartphone companies know this, and have come up with phones that can be an alternative to cameras for vlogging. Here’s what we rate as the top three:
The Huawei that focuses on the WOW: Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei has put their brand on the line, facing giants like Apple and Samsung in the smartphone scene. They even partnered with Leica on their recent phone models to even the odds.
The rear camera is able to dish out 4K quality videos, while the front cam has a 24.8MP sensor that can bring out Full High Definition footage, albeit only up to 720P.
If you are vlogging and wouldn’t mind a slightly expensive camera that can do myriads of things for content purposes, then the P20 Pro is definitely for you.
From the Powerhouse: Samsung S9 and S9+
Samsung will, of course, be in this list, with their latest duo of Galaxy smartphones as their main arsenal.
The S9+ actually introduces a dual-camera system, with the second camera offering a x2 zoom feature. Both smartphones have a 4K resolution with 60fps feature, slow motion at 960 fps.
And that is just the main camera. The front camera has several features as well, like an 80 degree field of view.
It’s not all about front cameras: LG V30
The LG V30 does not have a strong front camera, having only 5MP. But vloggers would still love this smartphone regardless.
This is basically a 13mm full frame camera. This makes for blind framing way easier, making for stunning video quality.
The rear cover has a shiny finish making you check how you look like even if you are using the rear camera. And because of this, you can take advantage of the 4k video quality and LG-Cine Log’s system to further polish your video.
Are you vlogging with a smartphone? Making vines? Do tell us what you are using and we might be able to feature it here!