“Hi do you know how to convert video to mobile format? I have a few videos captured with my Canon camcorder, which were saved in M2TS file format. Now I would like to watch these M2TS videos on my iPhone. I was told that I need to convert video to MP4 mobile format for iPhone. Does iTunes convert video to mobile format? If not, how can I convert video to mobile phone format for my phone? What about Android phones?”

For those people who have traveled a lot and captured quite a great many wonderful video clips with their camera or camcorder, there is always a problem that might bother them. That’s how they can share their videos on their mobile phones. Sometimes, the videos would not be recognized by their mobile phones. In this guide, we would like to show you how to convert videos to mobile phone formats so that you could watch and share videos on your mobile phones, no matter you have an iPhone or an Android phone.

Part 1: 10 popular mobile phones on the market

There are quite a great number of mobile phones available on the market. We have made a collection of 10 top popular mobile phones here. The below solutions on converting video to mobile phone format are applicable to these 10 mobile phones and other mobile phones available in the market.

1. iPhone XS Max

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The iPhone XS Max is Apple's new big iPhone with an expansive 6.5-inch display (with resolution at 1242p x 2688p) that can't be missed if you're looking for the best phone running iOS 12 (with iOS 13 just around the corner). iPhone XS Max has got improvement in multiple aspects including camera (12MP dual-lens rear camera, 7MP front camera), dual SIM cards enabled, A12 Bionic CPU, 4GB RAM, up to 512GB memory (starting from 64GB), etc. However, as the latest flagship of Apple iPhone, iPhone XS Max is also the most expensive iPhone model by far, starting from $1,099 for 64GB to $1,449 for 512GB. Similar to other iPhone models, iPhone XS Max also supports playing back videos in HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG formats.

2. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus offers a host of new features, a new design and for the first time, a triple camera setup on the rear. The new Exynos 9820chipset manages to finally rack up impressive benchmark numbers which are corroborated with daily usage and the 4100mAh battery does not disappoint. The camera, though working as advertised, does need some improvement.

3. Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro is an impressive piece of kit. It has a gorgeous curved screen, flagship Kirin 980 processor, IP68 water and dust resistance, reverse wireless charging, a faster in-display fingerprint scanner, and more. But let's be honest, the P30 Pro is really all about the camera. And what a camera it is! The phenomenal 5x optical and 10x hybrid zoom are unlike anything we've used before and allow you to capture photos that you simply wouldn't be able to get with any other smartphone.

4. Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

The Google Pixel 3 came out in October, offering some internal upgrades, improved camera performance, a second front-facing camera, and a better screen than its predecessor. And, as with past Pixels, when it comes to smartphone cameras, this is a top contender.

5. OnePlus 7 Pro

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The OnePlus 7 Pro has the wow factor missing from smartphones in 2019 thanks to what's on the screen (90Hz fluidity) and what's not (a camera notch). It looks the part of a flagship phone and acts more expensive than it really in part because of its top-shelf specs.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best phone you can buy today if you're not one to shy away from its $1,000 starting price for the 128GB version. The 512GB model is an eye-popping $1,250. But that version, when combined with a 512GB microSD card, gives you the first 1TB phone – bigger than many laptops sold in the US.

7. iPhone XR

iPhone XR

Apple’s iPhone XR was a little bit late to launch after the iPhone XS and XS Max that launched a bit earlier. But thanks to its lower price point, it makes for a more affordable option than the XS models. For some, the powerful internals paired with the large screen and lower price will make for a compelling buy, especially thanks to the surprisingly good battery.

8. iPhone XS

iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is, objectively, a fantastic phone. It has excellent cameras, powers through tasks with speed, has an impressive battery life, is beautifully made from high-quality materials, and has advanced machine learning and unparalleled AR features. It’s not just a phone – it’s a glimpse into the future of phones.

9. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is the firm's best flagship offering yet, with a host of high-end features and a price tag which is comfortably lower than the competition. The OnePlus 6T is a good-looking and powerful smartphone that can compete with handsets from the larger and more established brands on the market while undercutting them in price.

10. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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The Mate 20 Pro is a full-featured phone for a full-featured price - it even has a few tricks you won’t see elsewhere, and more powerful specs than most of its competitors.
The above are the 10 devices we would like to recommend to you in 2019. Since you may need to convert video to these mobile phones, you need to firstly know what video and audio file formats these mobile devices accept. Actually, MP4 and MP3 are the most popular video and audio file formats that could be accepted by most mobile phones. The below content would show you how to convert video to MP4 for these mobile phones with different video converter tools.

Part 2:How to convert video to mobile phone format with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is a professional media converter tool that could convert video and audio files between various formats such as RM, RMVB, VOBDAT, VCD, SVCD, ASF, MOV, QT, MPEG, WMV, MP4,3GP, DivX, XviD, AVI, etc. It could perform as a video converter to convert MKV to MP4, MP4 to MOV, FLV to MP4, M2TS to MP4, MKV to MOV, etc., and an audio converter to convert AAC to MP3, FLAC to AAC, MP3 to AAC, etc. What’s more, Leawo Video Converter also comes with other useful bonus features, like internal video editor, 2D to 3D converter, photo slideshow maker, etc.

Download and install Leawo Video Converter. And then follow the below steps to learn how to convert video to mobile phone format with Leawo Video Converter. If you are a Mac user, you could turn to Leawo Video Converter for MAC.

Step 1: Add source video files

On Leawo Prof. Media, open “Video Converter” module, and then you could drag and drop any media file into the app window or click “Add Video” to add the source video files.

Add videos

After loading source video files, on the interface, you could see play back loaded video file, select subtitles and audio tracks, view media info, etc.  

Change the output format

Step 2: Set output format

Next, click the button next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” option to enter the Profile panel, where you need to set output format.

Edit the video

Under the “Format > Common Video” tab, choose MP4 Video as output format. Or, you could open “Device” tab and then choose desired device as output format.

Set a directory

Step 3: Adjust output parameters

Feel free to adjust the output video and audio parameters like video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, etc. To adjust these parameters, you need to choose the “Edit” button on the drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button.

Adjust output parameters

Step 4: Set output directory

After that, click the big green “Convert” button and set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Adjust output parameters

If you are using a trial/expired version, it will show you the limitations of trial/expired version. You could choose “Agree” option to agree on these limitations and continue converting, or click “Purhcase it” option to purchase a license and register it for activating. Then, click the bottom “Convert” button to start converting video files for mobile phones. If you have already registered Leawo Video Converter, directly click the “Convert” button at the bottom of the sidebar to start to convert video files to mobile phones.

Step 5: Convert video files to mobile phones

On the converting panel, you could view the converting progress and cancel converting anytime you like.

Convert video files to mobile phones

Notice: Leawo Video Converter converts the first 5 minute content only if you are using the free trial version. Full functions are accessible for Purchased or Activated users only. You could purchase either 1-year license or lifetime license to get rid of the limitations.

Part 3: How to convert video to mobile phone format with online free video converter

Some free online video converter tools would also help you convert video files to mobile phones for totally free, though there might be some limitations. We here would like to recommend Online-Convert.com.

Convert video files to mobile phones

The below steps would show you how to convert video to MP4 mobile format online for free:

1. Open the page https://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4 since we would like to convert video to MP4 mobile format online for your mobile phones.

2. Click the “Choose Files” button to browse and upload source video from your local drive for converting.

3. If you need, you could set output MP4 parameters in the “Optional settings” box.

4. Then click the “Start conversion” button to start converting video to MP4 mobile format online for free.

5. Once the conversion completes, you will be able to download the converted videos.

Online video converters like the abovementioned one could help you convert video and audio files online for totally free. However, you need to know that most free online video converter tools have limit in source file size (less than 100M). And meanwhile, some free online video converters require you to register before converting.

Part 4: Leawo Video Converter vs. online free video converter

The below table is a comparison between Leawo Video Converter and online free video converter, to show you which video converter you should turn to.


Leawo Video Converter


Convert video files to AVI, MP4, FLV, etc.



Convert video and audio files between various formats



Support 4K output/input



Edit video and audio files



Set output file parameters



2D to 3D conversion



Convert photos into slideshow video



Select subtitles and audio tracks



Download and installation



Source file size limitation



Internet connection required




Free trial and paid