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Video recording on the HTC Desire X is another area where we're a little disappointed, with the handset only capable of shooting 800 x 480 film.
This resolution isn't the end of the world, and while it'll look fine on the Desire X's 4-inch display, nearly all the competition offer up a better video recording experience.
The camcorder app is bundled in with the camera, and you don't even need to toggle between the two modes, with a record button located directly below the camera shutter, making it easier and quicker to start filming.
Options for the video recorder are few and far between, with effects out of the question and just ISO and white balance available to play with.
A couple of positive points on the video recorder – you can toggle the light on and off and use the zoom while recording, two things a lot of handsets don't allow you to do, so it's good to see HTC offering these on the Desire X.
Video quality, as you may expect, isn't brilliant, especially when played on a large screen such as a computer of TV.
The Desire X is acceptable for filming a mate performing Gangnam Style in a club, but we wouldn't recommend it for anyone wanting to capture quality footage.
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