No matter what phone you have, you’re most likely going to watch some videos on YouTube and at the end of the day, you are probably o.k. with how the videos look on your device. YouTube has partnered up with some phone manufactures to create the best viewing experience for everyone.
At this point, you might be wondering what exactly is a YouTube Signature Device and what does it take to qualify as a signature device? Well, here’s your answer:
YouTube Signature Devices are capable of delivering a best-in-class YouTube experience by combining next-generation technologies, video performance, and reliability. With a Signature Device, users can enjoy vivid HDR videos, immersive 360º video, and fast video load times.
Every year YouTube publishes a set of criteria required to achieve the best-in-class video experience YouTube has to offer. We invite all qualified device manufacturers to collaborate directly with our teams to pass our rigorous testing criteria.
There are specific phones that check off all these “features” YouTube speaks of but they’re all leaning towards high-end models. Apple didn’t make the list with the iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X and those three devices are great when watching videos. Sure, they only support up to 1080p, but hey, it’s still good quality for a phone screen.
These are the devices that YouTube has deemed for the best viewing experience you will get:
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- HTC U12+
- Mate 10 Pro
- G7 ThinQ
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- OnePlus 6
- Galaxy S8/S8+
- Galaxy S9/S9+
- Galaxy Note8
- Galaxy Note9
- Xperia XZ2
- Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Mi Mix 2S
- Mi 8
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with having a set of devices which show off the best viewing experience but those who don’t are probably o.k. with how their mobile YouTube experience as it currently is.
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