Sony Xperia 4K video record time: how long can you shoot before the phone has to stop

04 July 2017
4K video capture causes some phones to overheat - this video shows how Xperias of several generations perform.

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  • Kasun

I have a sony Z3+. But 4k recording ending in 1.30 minutes.

  • Anonymous

Marorun, 06 Jul 2017oups sorry lol even 720 fps is impressive anyway ;) Try to predictive capture the fast moving objects with your phone, you will see the difference.

  • Anonymous

Only XZP can keep 60fps while being used for games..
Other phones keep between 30-60 fps...

The youtuber Erica Griffin tslks about it.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-100398, 05 Jul 2017Nice video but not sure why have u included only xperia pho... moreYoutuber said he does not need to test other phones because they are limited by software.
S8 and OP5 let you record 10 min at 4K, U11 6 minutes.
LG G6 does not have limit. But probably cannot last that long.

  • Anonymous

DenisXD, 07 Jul 2017Not on xperia, you twat. Check whatever options you have fo... moreYou can choose EV and WB for 4K

TruthSayer, 06 Jul 2017Yes you can, you twit.Not on xperia, you twat. Check whatever options you have for video recording within the Sony camera app and you'll see. I got no exposure locking (which is a must if you are a film maker), no control over iso. Just resolution, two little brightness and colour bars and scenes. No manual controls whatsoever. I have to use open camera app instead to get all the options i need at the cost of steady shot, but that can be fixed afterwards.

  • TruthSayer

DenisXD, 06 Jul 2017not resolution, I mean options like controling iso and lock... moreYes you can, you twit.

AnonD-527131, 04 Jul 2017960fps********* oups sorry lol even 720 fps is impressive anyway ;)

Surficial, 05 Jul 2017Wasn't sure what options were available, it's a shame some ... morenot resolution, I mean options like controling iso and locking exposure, you can't do these inside sony's camera app.

AnonD-100398, 05 Jul 2017Nice video but not sure why have u included only xperia pho... moreyeah.. isn't it?
I mean you had to mention "Samsung galaxy s7 edge" and spread lies about it's recording abilities. I guess Samsung's brainwashing does it's job, now you guys believe that an s7 suddenly become xperia.

  • Anonymous

Lex79, 04 Jul 2017Finally Sony........finally.Yeah Lex........yeah. This matter was something is your concern from those old days. But they obviously improved..!

Sony's back on top. XZ Premium lasted over 2 hours of 4K recording in that test without overheating (storage limit), incredible. That means 3-6 hours of 4K recording here where I live.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-100398, 05 Jul 2017Nice video but not sure why have u included only xperia pho... moreLike where Sc@msung is expert at? Then do a video using your s7e recording 40min 4k rather than yapping nonsense here and upload it on youtube.

Hater gotta Hate specially Sc@msung Fanatics.

  • AnonD-632062

I remember a while ago they did this test. But this time, we have to give it up to Sony. After years of heating issues when recording 4K videos, they have finally nailed it with their XZ Premium.

  • AnonD-100398

Nice video but not sure why have u included only xperia phones when u cud have easily used s7,s7 edge,s8& s8+ in comparision to z5 premium & xe premium.

I just did this type of test over 40 mins 4k video on my s7 edge 128gb modal file size was also not more than 3gb.
I dont have any 10 mins limit on my s7 edge plus my phone was also not overheating ..btw i have exynos8890 (same as note7 soc)in my s7 edge black pearl.
I am so sorry to say but this video seems like its just made to hype the sales of XE premium...but not blaming you for this cause I think this is how marketing works now a days..

  • Surficial

DenisXD, 05 Jul 2017im a sony fan, but best video phones Sony? no. There are ha... moreWasn't sure what options were available, it's a shame some modes are locked out of the max resolution photo and video modes.

AnonD-647900, 05 Jul 2017Are you talking about gaming? I'm not much of a gamer but a... moreHe is talking about everything.
Heavy gaming is just for example purposes of heavy SoC strain. As is this 4k video rec test.
Least drops in SoC and GPU performance on this phone.

  • AnonD-647900

Brave spider , 05 Jul 2017Huh those features are good, the front facing speakers are ... moreAre you talking about gaming? I'm not much of a gamer but all those phones except the G6 use the same flagship SoC so I can't imagine gaming performance to be that different between all of them. As for stereo speakers most people use headphones or earbuds where I'm from so it's one of the last features someone looks for around here before buying a phone. As long as it's loud and clear it's good enough lol

AnonD-647900, 05 Jul 2017It's capped not because of heat but to save you storage. Th... moreRiiiight....
Its only Sammy "caring" how you spend your storage.
Its the most logical explanation.
All other user need variants are just... gimmicks that nobody wants.

  • AnonD-647900

Anonymous, 04 Jul 2017That the old z5 premium while new s8 cap at 10 minute, so s... moreIt's capped not because of heat but to save you storage. These 4K files eat up a ton of space.