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In a nutshell

  • 5-inch Full HD display
  • 21MP camera
  • Available in black
  • 32GB internal storage

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Kodak reimagines what a camera phone can do with Ektra, featuring a 21MP sensor able to film in 4K.”

What Users Say

2.6 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Camera

    21 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 32GB

  • Display

    5 inches

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Design and display

Retro leather case

Kodak’s retro-styled camera case looks great, offering top line protection with its scratch-resistant microfiber lining and strong leather build. It also comes with a hand-stitched neck and shoulder strap to avoid accidental drops. 

Sturdy build

The Kodak Ektra is a robust smartphone, with strong metallic edges and a rounded grip on the back - making it look more like a traditional camera. Inside the grip is a speaker, and on top is a two-step shutter button for precision photography. 

Android through and through

Ektra runs on Google’s operating system, Android – the most popular mobile OS in the world. And there are some unique Kodak features on board, like the dynamic wallpapers and loads of camera options including a Super 8 film filter. 

Camera

It’s all in the name

Kodak has been invested in camera manufacturing for over 120 years, so it’s no surprise that this smartphone has one of the best lenses around. At 21MP you’ll be able to capture high quality images, even in low light, but if you need extra back up there’s a dual LED flash on board, too. 

Kodak special features

As well as the impressive specs, the camera app is jam-packed with editing software to make your shots even better. Popular editing app, Snapseed, is built in too, so you don’t even have to be online to tune up your favourite photos. 

Under the hood

Speedy charging

A reversible USB Type-C charger comes with the Ektra smartphone, which is the latest in USB technology. It lets you power up the 3,000mAh battery quicker than ever before, and you won’t get it round the wrong way as it’s symmetrical. 

Powerhouse

Inside Kodak’s smartphone is a giant X-20 deca-core processor, giving you loads of power to keep going with 4K filming. It’s backed up by 3GB RAM, meaning you’ll never be slowed down when using a few different apps at the same time. 

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • User manual
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions

    • 147.8 x 73.4 x 9.7 mm

    • 165 grams

  • Specification

    • Google Now

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0)

    • Android

  • Apps

    • Google Play

  • Battery

    • 3000 mAh

  • Special Features

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • Dual LED

    • 4K

    • 21 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 128 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Helio X20

    • Deca

    • 2.3 GHz

    • 3 GB

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 440 ppi

    • 5 inches

    • 1080 x1920p

    • LCD 16m

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Kodak Ektra with retro case is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 1 out of 5 by The Central Scrutiniser from DOESN'T DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE LABEL I've been a photographer for over four decades and owned many digital and film cameras, including one of the original Kodak Ectras of the 1940s, a Retina of the 50s and even a vintage Bakelite Kodak Box Brownie so was intrigued by this offering from the legendary Eastman Kodak Company. Kodak's intention was to aim this camera at keen photographers who want high quality imaging and manual control of parameters. Indeed even CPW's heading says: "American imaging company, Kodak, has created a smartphone that brings the familiarity and functionality of DSLR cameras to smartphone photography." Kodak have failed abysmally and this pays poor homage to the original Kodak Ectra of the 1940's (which itself was very much lauded, but found wanting). Kodak made passable photographic papers for decades, but their cameras were always below par. This offering is well below par. To say it has the "functionality of DSLRs" is utter nonsense: Firstly there's no means of changing that low profile lens as is the case on full DSLRs. Secondly it doesn't even ape a bridge camera, or some other smartphone offerings from competitors, as the focal length of the lens is fixed and has an aperture of f2.0. Without one of the optional retro cases the phone is rather too slim in the hand to be held steady and comfortably and what's even worse is whilst handling the phone in camera position it is all to easy for the palm of the hand to touch the display screen and to inadvertently change function, and even take the phone out of its camera app, thereby causing you to miss that vital snapshot. Henri Cartier-Bresson would struggle to capture the "decisive moment." The camera also has a really noticeable shutter-lag which is wholly unacceptable on any camera nowadays. Overall as a photo-capturing device this is very poor indeed and I will not be leaving home without my trust Leica C-Lux1 on my belt, which, even with its dated 6.1MP camera still gives more favourable and pleasing image-capture with a greater degree of control and with the advantage of a variable zoom lens. As a phone it works reasonably well, but nothing outstanding, which is likely down to the Helio MediaTek MT6797 X20 Deca-core chipset. The associated icons are also somewhat dated, though I wonder if this was an intentional nod to "retro" by Kodak. Aesthetically, the optional luxury leather cases look the part, especially the light tan version, and you're best to advised to get one if you really must have one of these Ectra phones as they have neither water nor dust protection. The phone itself is something of an ugly duckling with no pretension of ever becoming a swan. Kodak should stick to making camera cases (though others do this better) and photographic film (yet Ilford is considerably better) and refrain from making cameras as they have lost the plot in this respect and just about every other manufacturer does it better. I'll stick to taking my smartphone and a separate compact digital camera wherever I roam.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by TheProNew from ?????? it wasn't a good dicision to chose helio (mediatek) over snapdragon because it's an inferior cpu and the icons look old. the phone is extremely ugly and unconfortable to hold with that massive useless camera. the camera on this thing is meant to be the best on any smartphone but is not that great and low light pictures are a bit blurry. the phone lucks really important features such as water and dust resistance and a fingerprint reader. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bobk from Network No good until it's on mainstream networks. Sorry but true
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by simonK from Not good - disappointed The camera is no better than any mid range phone and the autofocus is slow and laggy . Very disappointed for the amount it costs. wish I had bought the P9 Leica or even an iphone 5S
Date published: 2017-02-08