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How to Capture 4K Video in Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Record 4K video on Android or the latest Pixel devices? Here’s how to capture 4K videos in Google Pixel & Pixel XL. By default set HD 1080p as camera video resolution in Google Pixel. A good quality video or picture has a big size, so it takes more space to stored photos & videos including 4K videos. But in Google Pixel & Pixel XL has unlimited free storage for videos & photos. You can easily backup & restore videos and photos on Google Pixel.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL device has various awesome features, one of them is the camera. This camera app includes slow-motion video, Panorama, photosphere, lens blur, and other camera settings. You can change the front & back camera photo resolution and also change back & front camera video resolution in your Pixel device.


How to Capture 4K Video in Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Pixel camera is one of the highest-rated smartphone cameras in the world. Google Pixel and Pixel XL camera have 12.3 megapixels back and 8-megapixel front camera. It will take amazing photos in low light and bright light.

How to Record 4K video on Google Pixel Running Android 10

Record 4K video Google Pixel Running Latest Version

Open camera app > Swipe down from the camera screen > Settings gear icon > Toggle on “Ultra-high resolution video (4K)” under the video section

Jump to Camera

Jump to camera feature of Google Pixel

You can access the camera from any screen in Pixel. Press the power button twice to directly jump into the camera app in your Google Pixel phone. Now you can capture a photo or video even your pixel device screen is off.

Settings > System > Gestures > Jump to camera > Toggle on “Jump to camera”

Flip Camera

Flip Camera Feature of Google Pixel

While using a camera app, simply double twist your wrist to change between the front and rear-facing camera without touching the screen.

Settings > System > Gestures > Flip camera > Toggle on “Flip camera”

Older Pixel and Pixel XL OS Version

Step 1: Open the Camera app in your Google Pixel & Pixel XL.

Tap menu from top for the right side corner in pixel

Step 2: Tap “Three horizontal lines” at top of the left side corner.

Tap settings in camera app in Google pixel

Step 3: Tap “Settings”.

Backup camera video resolution in Google Pixel phone

Step 4: Select “Back camera video resolutions” under the video section.

Here you can show HD 720p/HD 1080p or UHD 4K options. By default camera video resolution set as HD 1080p.

capture 4k video in Google Pixel phone

Step 5: Choose UHD 4K to turn on 4K video capture.

Now capture 4K video on Pixel and Pixel XL phone.

Let see other useful cameras feature of Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone.

That’s all. Did you found the above process helpful to capture 4K video in Google Pixel and Pixel XL? Let us know your thoughts in the below comment box. For more latest tips visit

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