The default video functions on the Alcatel One Touch Idol X are simple to use and actually worked rather well. When comparing the camera and video quality on the Idol X, the video features on the device win hands down.

With smooth high definition footage with an ever present auto focus and exposure, shooting on the Idol X is easy peasy - that is until the Idol X starts auto focusing on objects you do not want it to, but in our tests that didn't happen too often.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X review

The flash works well when recording in a dark and it did not have any trouble illuminating a small room. However, if you point the Idol X and anything too far away, as with all devices there comes a point when the flash can become pretty useless.

The single LED located next to the lens faired well in our tests and didn't seem to struggle to illuminate when testing. Although the user has to decide if the flash is required before shooting, as there is no option to change this setting whilst recording.

The 1080p High Definition footage at 30fps is quite amazing when played back. And it is also worth considering that hardly any sacrifices were made in the camera department, especially when you consider that a 13MP camera has been packed into a slender physical frame.