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Kodak Ektra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of Kodak Ektra. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The price and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas the portability and battery get negative views.

size, camera, price, performance, usability

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kodak Ektra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ajay Kumar, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Kodak Ektra

 

The Kodak Ektra is a unique smartphone that doubles as a solid point-and-shoot camera at an affordable price, but don't expect it to match up to more traditional devices in either regard.

Relatively affordable. Lightweight build. Large image sensor. Smooth overall performance. Solid image quality. Can shoot in Raw.

Mediocre battery life. Outdated software. Lacks fingerprint sensor. Subpar 4K footage. Shutter button has focus lag.

The Kodak Ektra is a $400 Android phone that doubles as a point-and-shoot camera, sparing you the hassle of carrying around two devices. It takes solid pictures and offers a reasonable level of performance for the price. That said, it's not necessarily...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

This iconic brand should have stayed away from phones

 

Even after a price drop and a software upgrade, this still isn't the camera phone for most.

Er... you can expand its storage with microSD cards?

Disappointing camera. Made from cheap-feeling materials. Poor battery life and sluggish performance. Plus it's way too expensive.

The Ektra tries to be a great camera and a high-end phone at once, but it's not great at being either.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Kodak Ektra Smartphone Review

 

The camera-smartphone? The Kodak Ektra carries a big name and accordingly wants to pocket the prize for the best smartphone camera. Read on to find out if it does, and whether this smartphone could be something for you.

chic retro case ; stable chassis ; USB-OTG & USB 3.0 ; solid photo apps ; good voice quality ; good front camera ; stylish accessories ; workable performance values

case heats up quite significantly ; bulky plastic chassis ; short battery life ; high energy consumption ; dim, low-contrast display ; relatively expensive ; poorly equipped main camera... ; ... with meager picture quality ; no NFC ; no fingerprint sensor

The Kodak Ektra occupies a niche: It is a smartphone for people who want to stand out with their device and appreciate the retro camera design. Accessories in the form of leather camera cases are a perfect fit for that. But can the smartphone do more...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Kodak Ektra Review

 

The Kodak Ektra is the secondever smartphone from the famous US company. Designed to be a smartphone for keen photographers, the Kodak Ektra has a 21-megapixel 1/2.4in sensor rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 lens, 6-axis optical image stabilisation and...

The Kodak Ektra certainly looks fantastic in all those glossy online marketing shots, but in reality it doesn't quite live up to its promise, either as a camera or a smartphone.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Kodak Lives! Ektra Is Surprisingly a Good Camera Phone for the Price

 

As a phone, the Ektra is pretty mediocre. Even though it has respectable performance, the Ektra falls short on battery, its display feels pretty small in 2017 and it's far from the sleekest or most portable phone on the market. As a camera, the Ektra...

Lots of camera modes ; Two-step shutter button ; Nostalgic design ; Good cameras for the money

Bulky ; Below average battery life ; Runs an outdated version of Android ; Noticeable AF and shutter lag ; Won't work on Verizon or Sprint

With a big bulky grip and an even bigger camera module, the Kodak Ektra may not be the sleekest or the most powerful phone, but it's still pretty charming.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Kodak Ektra

 

As the saying goes, “the best camera you have is the one you have on you”. Anyone who owns a DSLR and a mountain of lenses and accessories can attest to how much of a pain carrying the caboodle around can be. That's why CSC and mirrorless cameras have...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Kodak Ektra review

 

Editors' note: Since our initial review, Kodak has made significant software updates and dropped the price to $400 in the US and £370 in the UK (the US price converts to AU$540). We have edited our original review to reflect the price and slight...

Er... you can expand its storage with microSD cards?

Disappointing camera. Made from cheap-feeling materials. Poor battery life and sluggish performance. Plus it's way too expensive.

The Ektra tries to be a great camera and a high-end phone at once, but it's not great at being either.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kodak Ektra smartphone hands-on review

 

Kodak has taken an iconic camera from 1941 and turned it into a phone built for photogaphers. Check out the Kodak Ektra smartphone in our hands-on review.

It's too early to give a verdict on the Kodak Ektra but it has a lot of potential, especially at a cheaper price point compared to flagship phones. We certainly like the unique design so we're looking forward to testing it out properly.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kodak Ektra review: Hands on with Kodak's very first smartphone

 

Kodak's iconic 1941 Ektra camera has been reborn as a smartphone, and we've been hands on

Still, from what I've seen so far, the Kodak Ektra is definitely one to watch. I just had Google's superb Pixel phone in for testing, which easily has the best smartphone camera I've seen this year, so it will be interesting to see how the Ektra...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Kodak Ektra review: Great design and concept, but the photos need to be better

 

Kodak Ektra is in fact more a camera than a smartphone, at least it looks so. But is this an idea whose time has come? Well, I used the Kodak Ektra for well over a week and here's our full review.

Aug, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):21
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Kodak Camera, Gallery, Super 8, Selects curation portal, printing apps; Google’s Snapseed editor, MobiSystems’OfficeSuite and File Commander; AVG AntiVirus / Kodak Camera, Gallery, Super 8, Selects curation portal, printing apps; Google’s Snapseed™ editor;\nMobiSystems’OfficeSuite and File Commander; AVG AntiVirus
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor frequency:1
Processor:Helio X20
Processor cores:10
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor model:Helio X20

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.381
Height:5.82
Width:2.89
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