Today, I was testing out a great new app that monitors your data usage. It’s an incredible app with a ton of features; read about it here. So, I took the app to YouTube in order to measure how much data is used when you stream a video.
We’re not going to get too technical, but there are different resolutions on YouTube and you choose one each time that you want to watch a video. 144p is a little blurry, 240p is better and 360p is even better than that. Basically, the more p that you have, the better your video is.
How Much Data Does A YouTube Video Take?
I streamed the same one-minute video at all the different resolutions and this is how much data each one used.
144p – 1.5mb for one minute
240p – 1.7mb for one minute
360p – 3mb for one minute
480p – 4.4mb for one minute
720p – 8.8mb for one minute
1080p – 16.3mb for one minute
1440p- 49.7mb for one minute
Personally, I don’t see the need to go above 720p on phone, and even with that, it’s going to be a music video or something with stunning visuals. What p are you watching your videos on? The video used for the tests is Seconde De Juin by the Unorthodox Creator. Click here to watch.