RED is a company that's known for making some of the best cinema cameras currently in production. They're known for producing super-high-resolution cameras, but they're also known for their eye-watering price tags. RED has recently produced their first ever smartphone, and so far, the reviews don't look great.
For a company know for producing an 8K full-frame cinema camera, many were expecting great things from their smartphone. There was a lot of hype last year, and people were anticipating a cinema-type mobile device. A smartphone that could potentially produce cine-ish video, however, maybe we expected too much. Their RED Hydrogen ONE has been met mostly with disappointment. With a price tag of almost $1,300, even without it being a RED device, you'd expect it to be pretty good. Unfortunately, it's being described as a "mess of a phone" and confusing. The most disappointing thing about this smartphone for me is that the camera sensors seem to be off-the-shelf Sony sensors. This means they probably won't produce anything unique or special other than what most current smartphones can produce.
In the video above, Marques Brownlee does discuss how there is potential for the phone in that it could offer modularity. There's mention of how a new camera module could be installed into the camera and this could possibly mean better video capabilities. For now, however, it's a mediocre phone with dated internals and a ridiculous price.
Check out the full video to see what Brownlee thinks.