YouTube Shorts is the new heat and everyone is jumping on this “new” version of YouTube. You may want to join the hype too? Or maybe as TikTok is getting banned everywhere, you may want to transfer to a safer platform with more reach? Or you may just want to get more views or reach for your existing YouTube channel. You want to make YouTube shorts. This is the perfect guide for you to choose the best smartphone for YouTube shorts. This article covers both; flagship and mid-range smartphones to enhance your YouTube Shorts quality.
If you don’t want to spend much time and effort in the shorts channel and want to do it remotely from anywhere as in shorts quantity > quality algorithm works. You might be looking for a phone to record, edit and post your YouTube Shorts? So here are the Best Smartphones for YouTube Shorts of August 2021.
Best flagship phones for YouTube Shorts
iPhone 12 Pro Max
With the optimization, 4K camera quality, A14 Bionic Chipset, Dolby Atomos, this phone is a no-brainer for anything to do with video. The quality is amazing and the chipset is so powerful it can handle editing pretty well. Along with that if you already use a Mac then you can easily sync the footage between the two. This phone is also great for daily driving.
Samsung S21 Ultra
The S21 Ultra is an absolute tank of a phone. With a huge battery, 16GB ram, snapdragon 888 this phone can handle the recording and editing of any YouTube Shorts easily. You can even record some greatness with the Space Zoom and the 108MP sensor. Overall it’s a really great phone for daily driving as well as content creation. I wouldn’t be wrong to call this phone the “best” smartphone for YouTube Shorts creation.
Google Pixel 5
The Pixel 5 is the latest offering from Google. This is a good phone if you are a stock Android user. It comes with a 4080mAh battery and 8GB ram. The camera quality is really good and it can handle light editing pretty well. The stock experience and Google apps built-in will provide you extra flexibility.
OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with Snapdragon 888, 12GB ram, and a 4500mAh battery. It is a really good phone overall, and you wouldn’t face any obstacles while creating YouTube Shorts, or full-sized videos. This can hold up pretty well with up to 4K recording.
Samsung Galaxy S21
The Samsung S21 is like a little brother of the S21 Ultra. It is slimmer, cheaper, with almost the same performance as the Ultra. You again get great camera quality at 4K, a big 4500mAh battery and a head-turning design. You won’t face a problem while making YouTube shorts on this beast. While keeping it light, in your pocket.
iPhone 12 Mini
This phone is a real beast in a small package. It packs the same A14 Bionic chip, all the new features with 4K recording. It’s also a little cheaper so you can get it as a side phone to only use for Shorts. And again it will pair so great with your existing Apple devices you won’t even notice.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The beloved Note 20 Ultra had to be on this list. It’s a literal work-station powerhouse. You can even use your S-Pen to get precise with the editing to make the final YouTube short look amazing. This phone again gets the Snapdragon 888 and a 5000mAh battery. And as it’s a year old you can probably get a discounted phone and save some cash.
Best mid-range phones for YouTube Shorts
Now, let’s move to the mid-range category. Not everyone can spend thousands of dollars, and we understand. The below list is of top mid-range smartphones for YouTube shorts. They will not only capture videos with great quality but can handle editing as well.
Samsung Galaxy A72
This phone comes with Snapdragon 720G and 8GB ram. The battery here is a 5000mAh cell. Overall the phone holds up pretty well for the price. The cameras are also decent in quality. But the main reason why we chose Galaxy A72 on top of the list is OIS. The optical image stabilization will make video quality to the next level. This is a feature you may not find in any other smartphone at this price.
iPhone SE 2
Even with the old design, this phone is really good. It comes with the last-gen Apple A13 bionic chip which is still very powerful. The camera again is also Apple standard. This phone can handle high editing well and would be a good choice for YouTube Shorts.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is a very slim and attractive smartphone. But the specifications here are not compromised. It comes with a Snapdragon 732G, 8GB ram and a 4250mAh battery. This phone is a really great value for money phone. In the price, you spend you get many features that would be really helpful for making YouTube Shorts and TikTok videos.
The last phone on the list today is the Pixel 4a. This phone is decent especially for the price you pay for it. It will work well as a daily driver or for content creation that involves not too much editing. In the end, you get what you pay for. But overall, the camera on this phone should justify the price.
So, what do you guys think about the Best Phones for YouTube Shorts? Share your thought & questions in the comments below! Tell us your favorite phone from the list, or let us know if we missed any?