Thinking of recording 4K video with your iPhone 6s? This is the space that will occupy you
One of the most applauded features of the new iPhones in their presentation was the inclusion of the ability to record video in 4K. IPhones have always enjoyed the fame of having one of the best cameras on the market that, although it is true that they have managed to maintain until now, it is no less so that the manufacturers of high-end Android devices have been going strong.
With this new feature and improvements in the quality of the lenses, those of Cupertino they want their star product to remain at the forefront of photography on smartphones for another year. But while 4K was highly acclaimed at first, it was less so with subsequent criticism regarding the 16GB model.
Recording in 4K means sacrificing a good part of the storage space of our device For the benefit of a result that will undoubtedly be worth it, but to what extent can we do it? This is what it will mean for your iPhone storage to record videos in the highest quality:
– 30 seconds of recording: 188 MB approx.
– 60 seconds recording: 375 MB approx.
– 5 minutes of recording: 1.9 GB approx.
– 10 minutes of recording: 4 GB approx.
– 30 minutes of recording: 12 GB approx.
As we can see, the amounts are not negligible, especially for those who have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of 16 GB. The actual storage of these models is around a little over 12 GB free fresh from the factory, since the software with which it comes loaded needs its space as well. Do the math. Therefore, our recommendation is use 4K recording only occasionally and, whenever we do, immediately dump it to our computer. This way we avoid storing excessively heavy files on our iPhone that may cause us more than one problem in the future.