Disappointing camera aside the HTC One SV surprises when it claims it can shoot full HD, 1080p video.
To say we were sceptical would be an understatement but low and behold dive into the video settings in the camera app and there it is: Video quality Full HD (1920x1080).
HTC has decided to do away with the unnecessary camcorder icon which adorned the app list on previous handsets and only served to turf you into the camera anyway, with the redesigned camera app making it very easy to start recording.
There's no messing about with a toggle switch to flip flop between camera and camcorder – instead the record button is right next door to the shutter key, give it a press and the red light comes on. Simples.
An HTC staple and something we wish more manufacturers would pick up is the ability to take photos while recording with the shutter button staying on screen with the record key during filming.
It seems such a simple system and can come in very handy, and we're pleased the One SV hasn't missed out on this feature.
Something you don't see too often on smartphones these days is the ability to capture footage in slow motion.
First pioneered by the LG Viewty the technology has been seemingly swept under the carpet by the majority of manufacturers but HTC is bucking the trend including the technology on the One SV and a host of other devices.
Video quality, considering it's supposed to be 1080p, isn't great with the HTC One SV struggling to track moving objects smoothly and the overall effect looking a bit grainy.