Now, more and more Android 4K phones have flooded in our life. The fact is that most Android 4K phones can record 4K resolution video, just very few of them supports 4K video playback. The following article will show you the possibility of playing 4K video on Android phone and 2 different ways to get 4K video played on Android phones.
Possibility of playing 4K video on Android phone
Although it is possible to directly viewing 4K resolution video on Android phone, however, it is not that sensible to do that for the following 3 main reasons:
1. Currently, no Android phones support 4K resolution, therefore, you won’t be able to play the 4K video at full potential on a Android Phone without Ultra HD display resolution.
2. 4K video display requires a lot of power, it can drains twice the battery as compared to a 2K display
3. 4K video requires more storage, 1 minutes of 4K video takes up 350MB, it will eat up all the internal and external storage space of your Android phone
Based on above listed 3 reasons, it would be a good choice to directly enjoy 4K video on Android phone.
2 Ways to play 4K video on Android Phone
Watch 4K video on Android phone with MX Player
If you are looking for a free 4K UHD video player for Android phone with good quality. MX Player is recommended. The remarkable 4K video player can handle a wide range of video formats with 4K resolution. However, a lot of people complain that 4K video is very choppy or laggy when viewing on MX Player.
Convert and compress 4K video for Android Phone viewing
If you are looking for a comprehensive solution to get all 4K video played on Android phone with best viewing experience, we highly recommend you to convert and compress 4K video to Android phone smooth playback HD file formats.
Here, you can get the job easily done with our best 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full support for all 4K video formats wrapped with different container file formats including 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MP4, 4K MKV, 4K TS, 4K MXF, 4K XAVC, 4K XAVC S, etc and compressed with the codec of H.264, H.265, Prores. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.
With this beneficial application, you can not only output Android phones playable HD file formats such as H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, MPEG-4 HD MP4, MKV HD, WMV, HD, AVI HD, etc, but also directly output specially optimized file format for Android phones including “Android phones 720p video(*.mp4)” or “Android phones 1080p video(*.mp4)”.
Trim or split 4K video for space saving
Looking for a lossless way to compress 4K video, never mind, you can easily make that with the “Trimming” function to cut the 4K video to reduce the file length to leave only your unwanted specific parts or split the large 4K video into smaller clips by file size, count or length.
For Mac users, you can turn to download the Mac version – Pavtube Video Convert for Mac to transcode and downsacle 4K video for Android phone on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks.
Step by Step to Decode and Compress 4K Video for Android Phone Smooth Viewing
Step 1: Load 4K video into the application.
Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from folder” button to import 4K video files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Android phones most favorable HD file formats “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
You can also directly output Android phone preset 1080p or 720p formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Trim or split 4K video.
Trim 4K video
In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.
Split 4K video
Step 4: Begin the conversion.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the 4K video to Android phone format conversion or file size compressing process.
When the conversion is completed, you can have no problem to play any 4K video on Android phone.