As I continue using my “new” iPhone, I thought it would be interesting to compare the video quality of my mobile phones… the G1 I used up until a week or so ago and the iPhone 3G I’ve been using since.
Granted, these aren’t the phones you’ll be buying in the stores anymore but if you’re looking for a re-furbished/used phone on ebay or elsewhere, this might help you make your decision. Last check showed an unlocked G1 for $75 on ebay or an 8GB iPhone 3G for $160.
These videos were recorded on the phones (I had to download a camcorder app for the iPhone) and uploaded straight to the web.
The video quality is comparable but the iPhone has the weird screen ratio. That may bother some – may not bother others.
Like my still photography, I still like having a dedicated device for video (at least until I get a phone with better video quality) but appreciate having video on my phone for spur of the moment things.
Do you use video on your phone or do you use a video specific device like the Flip UltraHD Cam?