Like its stills snapping counterpart, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance's video camera is a combination of largely impressive results and occasionally poor and disappointing light management.

Capable of capturing 720p HD footage, the current standard of mid-market smartphones, the inbuilt video recording capabilities do not handle variable lighting conditions well.

Video shot in darker areas is filled with noise distortion, while those in areas of strong, direct light feature diluted block colours, with little subtleties nothing more than a hope.

Offering fewer areas of image customisation than the standard stills camera, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance's video recorder enables you to do little more than alter the quality of recordings and make less than subtle alterations to the white balance.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

Again falling slightly below par, the video recorder's accompanying audio capturing abilities do little to enhance self-shot video playback, with even moderately loud sounds filling recordings with hugely distorted audio that makes former coherent words little more than an amalgamation of crackles.

Despite these niggling issues, the video recording features found on the Samsung Galaxy S Advance add up to an overall strong package, with you able to capture video content that is pleasant to watch back and savour the memories you were determined to record.