Only Android smartphones.
Google has made the official list of smartphones that are best suited for watching YouTube. Despite the fact that iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have excellent screens that are not inferior to other smartphones, Apple was not included in this list.
According to research by Google, it is best to watch YouTube with the following smartphones:
- Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+, S9 Galaxy, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Note9
- G7 LG ThinQ, V30
- Sony Xperia Premium XZ2, XZ2 Compact Xperia, Xperia XZ2
- Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 2S Mix
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- OnePlus 6
- Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- Nokia Sirocco 8
- HTC U12+
Google explained why these models are chosen as the best for viewing YouTube. Each of the above smartphone supports HDR, 4K, high frame rates, the ability to view video in 360 degree format and the codecs of the new generation. In addition, all smartphones have the ability to download YouTube videos at maximum speed.
Why is no one model of iPhone has not got to the treasured list Google? The company has not given an official explanation. It is assumed that the reason is the lack of support in the latest models of iPhone codec VP9.