A Guide to iPhone Video Size Pixels

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Are you looking to make the most out of your iPhone’s video capabilities? You’ll want to know all about the important topic of iPhone video size pixels.

The resolution of an image is determined by the number of pixels it contains. This is also true for videos, and the number of pixels in a video determines its resolution. On an iPhone, the available video sizes are dependent on the model and iOS version.

For older iPhones, with iOS 9 or lower, you have three options for video size: 1280×720 (HD 720p), 1920×1080 (Full HD 1080p), and also 640×480 (VGA). With iOS 10 or higher, you can now record videos in 3840×2160 (4K).

When recording videos with your iPhone, you should always try to use the highest resolution option available to ensure that your footage looks as sharp as possible on larger screens. The higher resolution will also be beneficial when editing or adding effects later on.

If you want to save space on your device or upload a file quickly online, however, recording at a lower resolution might be more suitable. It’s worth noting that when sharing videos online, YouTube and other services will automatically convert your footage into their own format if needed.

Hopefully, this post has helped shed some light on what is often an overlooked aspect of filming with an iPhone—the importance of understanding your device’s video-size pixel capabilities!

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Dimensions of an iPhone Video

IPhone video clips are recorded in a 16:9 aspect ratio, which equates to a resolution of 720 pixels (width) x 1280 pixels (height). This means that the video will have a width of 720 pixels and a height of 1280 pixels.

Resolution of Videos on iPhones

The latest iPhones, starting from the iPhone 5s, have the ability to capture videos in both 720p and 1080p resolutions. The exact resolution available depends on the iPhone model. For instance, the iPhone 6s/7 Plus can record slow-motion videos at 720p 240fps or 1080p 120fps. The iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the latest iPhone 14 support 1080p video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, and they also have support for 1080p slomo video at 120 fps or 240 fps.

Changing iPhone Video Resolution to 1920×1080

To change the video resolution of your iPhone or iPad to 1920×1080, go to Settings. Tap Camera, then tap Record Video. Select the 1920×1080 resolution from the list of video formats available. Keep in mind that some older iPhones and iPads may not support resolutions higher than 1080p HD. You can also adjust other video settings such as frame rate, bitrate, and codec type at this time.

What Is the Video Size of an iPhone 11?

The iPhone 11 can record video in 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second (fps) or 1080p resolution at up to 240 fps. 4K video has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, while 1080p video has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Both of these resolutions are considered “Full HD” and are suitable for viewing on most displays or televisions.

Are iPhone Videos Recorded in 1920×1080 Resolution?

No, iPhones do not record video at 1920×1080 resolution. The maximum resolution available on iPhones is 4K HD (3840×2160). However, depending on the model of iPhone you have, you can record videos in 720p and 1080p HD. The iPhone 6 series and up adds 1080p HD at 60 frames/second, and the iPhone 6S series and newer adds 4K HD. Slow-motion recording options are also available on these models at 120 frames/second and 240 frames/second.

Identifying the Resolution of a Video

To tell if a video is 1080 or 720, you need to check the resolution of the video. Right-click on the video file and select Properties from the drop-down menu. On the following screen, select the Details tab and scroll down until you see the Video section. Here, it will show you both the width and height of the video which will indicate whether it is 1080 or 720. For example, if it says 1920×1080 then that means it is a 1080 video, and if it says 1280×720 then that means it is a 720 video.

Deciding Between 4K and 1080p Recording on an iPhone

The answer to whether you should record in 4K or 1080p on your iPhone depends on several factors. In general, 4K resolution will result in sharper and more detailed recordings. However, it uses more storage space and requires more powerful hardware for editing. If you are looking for the highest quality video recordings possible, then 4K is the way to go. However, if storage space and/or editing power is a concern, then recording in 1080p might be a better option. Ultimately, the decision comes down to your individual needs and preferences.

Resizing Video Resolution on iPhone

To resize a video resolution on iPhone, you will need to first launch the Photos/Videos app and open the files that need to be resized. Once you have selected the files, tap on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom left corner of your screen. Then, tap on the ‘Dimensions’ box and input your desired width and height for resizing. Once you have entered your dimensions, press ‘OK’ to confirm your changes. Your video will now be resized according to the width and height that you specified!


In conclusion, iPhones have the ability to capture videos in different aspect ratios and frame rates, depending on the model. The most common aspect ratios are 16:9 for iPhone and 4:3 for iPad. For iPhone 5s and onward, slow-motion videos can be recorded at 720p 240fps or 1080p 120fps. The latest iPhone models (iPhone 8, X, and 14) can record 1080p video at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, as well as 1080p slomo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. So no matter which model of iPhone you have, you’ll be able to record videos at a variety of resolutions and frame rates.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.