The new LG G4 is a powerful smartphone with many features such as a large 5.5 inch screen and one of them is the very capable 16 megapixel camera that takes the best pictures of any smartphone. It even has the option to record in full Ultra High Definition, also known as 4K video recording.
As screens get larger and higher resolution video recording does the same, and the LG G4 can shoot in full 4K for playback on UHD HDTVs. If you really want to shoot HD videos with the LG G4, we’ll explain how easy it is to do it.
LG’s new G4 smartphone is available on all carriers in the United States starting this week, and the link above will teach you how to use the best features. Then read after the break to learn how to enable 4k video recording on your new smartphone.
To preserve 32GB of internal storage on the G4, 4K video recording is not enabled by default. Not to mention it’s a feature that not everyone needs. Disabling UHD 4K video recording by default makes sense, but switching the camera from regular HD to UHD is extremely easy.
New LG G4 owners can learn everything they need to know about the camera from our link above, then the instructions and screenshots below will explain how and where to find 4K video recording settings.
With the LG G4, the camera app is extremely easy to use and navigate. All the settings are nicely placed on the left, but they are not labeled, which makes it difficult for some to know what everything is. However, users will start by opening the camera app, tapping the gear-shaped settings menu in the bottom left, and you will see a second row of settings appear as shown below.
This is the secondary list of settings and options for the LG G4 camera. Oddly enough, the second icon with the “” aspect ratio button is what you have to tap to find the video settings. Once selected, another window opens with video options as well as more control for camera sensor size.
The first option is UDH with 4k video recording. The second option (enabled by default) is full 1080p HD, followed by regular 720p video and the new 120 FPS Slow Motion video capture tool. Simply press , tap and select the “” icon. That is all.
As you can see in the screenshot highlighted in cyan blue, we went ahead and went to settings and did the same. And now the camera recording has been manually changed to UHD (4K) recording. Now all you have to do is press the video record button just above the camera view and it will instantly start recording full 4k video.
This consumes tons of storage, so you may want to add a micro SD card for additional storage, especially if users plan to record a lot of videos. It’s a good idea to switch it back to regular HD when you’re done, otherwise you’ll accidentally shoot large resolution videos and use up much more internal storage than you ever needed.
There’s a lot to love about the LG G4 and its extremely capable camera. We compared it to the Galaxy S6 and found it to be just as good or better, and it has arguably some of the most advanced controls of any smartphone camera to date. Enjoy all it has to offer and shoot 4k video.