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Kodak Ektra Smartphone (2016) Full Review

In a move that sees the original Kodak (Eastman) re-entering the photography market, Kodak has announced a new camera focused smartphone designed for those who are serious about photography. Developed by the Bullitt Group, who are based in Reading, and make tough mobile phones for CAT (including one with thermal imaging), the new Android smartphone has been created in partnership with Kodak.

Kodak Ektra Smartphone (2016) Features

Kodak's slogan for the new Kodak Ektra Smartphone is "Don't just capture, create." 

Kodak say the mid-tier 2016 Kodak Ektra Smartphone is targeted at creative people who care about photography. People who they say are “Selective about what they share on-line”, and people who are likely to already own a Digital SLR or high-end compact camera. The design takes cues from the original Kodak Ektra from 1941.

Founder George Eastman trademarked "you press the button, we do the rest."

Kodak say this camera covers all aspects of photography, with a custom built camera interface and application suite. The process starts with taking the photo using the 21-megapixel camera, image editing is taken care of by Snapseed which is built-in as the default editing app, and you can then create photos with a Kodak printing app, which will let you have photos delivered to you. There is also an app for creative video making, recreating the retro look of Kodak Super 8 film. 

Written on the lens is "6-axis OIS" - Optical Image Stabilisation - which is 1 more axis than Sony's Xperia XZ range. Kodak say this is a combination of optical and electronic stabilisation, and image stabilisation is also available for 4K and FullHD video.

2016 Kodak Ektra Smartphone Key Features

  • 21mp f/2.0 AF PDAF Sony 1/2.4inch sensor* with 6-axis Image Stabilisation 
  • 26.5mm (equivalent) f/2.0 6P lens with anti-reflective coated Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Two stage shutter release button
  • Dual LED flash
  • 4K video / Full HD / 720p
  • 13mp f/2.2 24mm wide-angle selfie camera with PDAF
  • 5inch Full HD display, 1920x1080, 441ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • MediaTek HELIO X-20 2.3ghz deca-core** processor
  • 3GB ram, 32GB storage 
  • With MicroSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 3000mah (non-removable) battery
  • “Pump Express” ready for high-speed charging
  • USB C, Headphone socket
  • AF Object Tracking
  • Android V6 (Marshmallow)
  • 147.8 x 73.35 x 9.69mm (14.02mm at camera lens)

* Sensor is the Sony IMX230 – 21mp BSI CMOS sensor 1/2.4 inch with 192 PDAF points, 4K video and HDR. ** MediaTek MT6797 features 10 Processor cores: 2 x Cortex A72 @2.3ghz, 4 x Cortex A53 @2.0ghz, 4 x Cortex A53 @1.4ghz

Kodak Ektra Smartphone (2016) Handling

The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is quite chunky, with the grip on one side adding to the size of the smartphone, and the lens protrudes from the phone. What I think may disappoint some is the size of the screen compared to the size of the phone, with a 5inch screen seeming quite small in the large frame. Shown next to another premium smartphone such as the HTC 11, or Samsung Galaxy S8, you can quickly notice how large the Ektra looks, and how much thinner other phones are, as well as how much more screen there is.

The larger size of the Ektra Smartphone will, however, be much more appealing if you've ever found your smartphone too slippery when trying to take photos, and the dedicated shutter button makes it feel much more like a real camera, with the two-stage shutter release button being a great addition, particularly if you want to confirm your focus is correct before taking the photo, and this should reduce the number of out of focus shots. 

Kodak Ektra, HTC U11, Samsung Galaxy S8 

Kodak has used ArcSoft as image processing partners to help produce better low-light images. ArcSoft is used by a number of other companies, including Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and is also used in up to 1.5 billion smartphones. ArcSoft has technologies to help with not only low-light but also image stabilisation, stitching, facial recognition, HDR, and more. The camera's default photo size is 21 megapixels, and 4:3 aspect ratio. 

There is no tripod socket, so if you want to use the phone with a tripod, you'll need to use an adapter, and the square design of the smartphone will help with this.

Kodak Ektra - Updated Manual Mode

The photography app has a number of different shooting modes, that can be accessed by using a virtual mode dial, which has haptic feedback. The Mode dial has numerous shooting modes:

  • Smart Auto
  • HDR
  • Manual mode - shutter, iso, focus, WB, exposure comp
  • Bokeh mode (simulation mode)  takes 2 shots and stitches them together (slider to adjust level)
  • Panorama
  • Night / low light mode
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Macro
  • Film / Video

The camera app has been updated since the smartphone was first released, and the latest updated gives raw support within the camera. Smart auto can also be switched off to speed up performance, as users complained of there being a delay when using this feature. There's a quick guide built-in as well. 

The manual mode is a little awkward to use, for example, when changing the ISO speed manually, the shutter speed would often not adjust automatically, and I'd have to select the shutter speed either manually or select Auto again to reset it. The camera also wouldn't let me choose ISO3200, instead every photo taken with this ISO speed selected, was taken at an automatic ISO speed that the camera chose!

The smartphone comes with Snapseed (from Google) for photo editing, and this is pre-loaded, as the default image editor. 

The phone has a soft-touch leather effect, with a metal effect frame, and metal lens surround. The smartphone feels fairly solid, and the sim tray is made out of metal, with space for a MicroSD card as well. There's also a wrist strap connection on the side of the smartphone, something that's quite rare on a smartphone. 

The screen is reasonably bright, on maximum brightness, but is not as bright as other smartphones we had to hand. 

The shutter release button can be used to quickly access the camera app when the phone is locked. It's a two-stage shutter release button, with a half-press focusing the lens, and a full press takes the photo. You can use the button on the screen to take photos if you’d prefer. When you're in the camera app, you need to use the (X) button to exit the app, and you can't use the Android home, back or menu buttons, which can make using the camera a little non-intuitive. 

On one of the home screens is a Kodak Photo Widget, to give help with the smartphone. It's also going to be used as a space to recommend photo apps. You don't have to use this if you don't want to, as it's not intrusive, but it could help with the phone and could recommend potentially useful photo apps, such as Gallery Doctor - an album management app designed to reduce duplicate photos or bad photos from your collection.

A leather slip case is available for £29, and a leather camera case is also available which includes a strap £59. Both of these are available in brown or black. 

We tested the Kodak Ektra's performance, and got the following scores, using the following benchmarking software:

84189 AnTuTu Benchmark (v6.2.7)1626 Single-Core Geekbench score (v4.1.0)4181 multi-core Geekbench score

So whilst not a match for top-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, it does beat other mid-range smartphones like the HTC U Play, and matches the Sony Xperia XZ in Geekbench scores.

Battery life was quite good, and the 3000mAh battery should provide a day's use. 

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Press Release: KODAK EKTRA Smartphone is Designed for Photographers – from Enthusiasts to Experts

Eastman Kodak Company and Bullitt Group today unveiled the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone, a photography-led smartphone designed for those with a passion for photography, from enthusiasts to experts. The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone fuses the best of Kodak’s rich history in imaging with the latest innovations in smartphone photography. Launching soon across Europe, the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone lets keen photographers capture exceptional images, whatever the environment, with an incredibly fast smartphone, tuned for the best in image quality and media management.

Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive, said: “Kodak has a rich history in imaging technology and the launch of the KODAK Smartphone today demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing the latest advances in photography to consumers. The original KODAK EKTRA Camera was launched in 1941 and in its latest reincarnation, opens up a world of creative opportunities to all who care about photography.”

At the heart of the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone is a 21-megapixel fast focus camera sensor with f2.0 aperture, and an industry leading 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus PDAF and f2.2 aperture. The custom built camera app is controlled by an intuitive haptic touch, SLR-style Scene Selection Dial, where adjustments are made in real time via a range of settings including HDR, Landscape, Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night-time, Panorama and Bokeh, alongside a Smart Auto mode which auto-selects the best conditions for your photographs. In Manual mode, more advanced users can adjust exposure, ISO, focus, white balance and shutter speed, with the results being visible on the screen as changes are made.

The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone has an ergonomically weighted and high quality industrial design, underlining its camera styling and featuring a dedicated dual press shutter button in the horizontal style of traditional cameras. The device also features a Super 8 app, providing professional effects reminiscent of Kodak’s iconic Super 8 film stocks.A lightning-fast HELIO X20 Decacore processor powers the ANDROID Marshmallow smartphone.

The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone includes editing software from SNAPSEED, providing exceptional tools to edit images on-the-go, without having to download any additional apps. This enables users to transform images with professional results similar to many popular desktop image editors. Sharing the results in real time is also easy with integrated social media apps and the Prints app is a simple way to select your best shots to be professionally printed.

“It has been a joy to work with Kodak, their clear brand direction and photography knowledge, combined with our customer and technology insight has culminated in the beautiful and powerful KODAK EKTRA Smartphone,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, mobile device licensee for Kodak. “We are excited to reach out to this dynamic and engaged photography category and look forward to getting this camera phone into people’s hands.”

KODAK EKTRA Smartphone key features:

  • ANDROID 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Professional results from a 21MP fast focus camera sensor with F2.0, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
  • 13MP phase detection auto focus front-facing camera with F2.2 PDAF
  • Helio X20 2.3GHz Decacore processor with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
  • Advanced Manual Mode – adjustable on Exposure, ISO, Focal Length (Manual/Auto), White Balance, Shutter Speed, Aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera)
  • Familiar scene selection dial experience – includes scene modes Smart Auto, Portrait, Manual, Sports, Bokeh, Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Macro, Landscape, Film / Video
  • Integrated high quality printing app
  • Super 8 Video Recorder
  • Integrated social media sharing
  • 3000mAh, with USB 3.0 Type C fast charger

The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone will be priced at £449 and available across Europe later this year.

To find out more visit; www.kodak.com/go/ektra Register for updates on www.kodakphones.com

About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak.

About Bullitt Group Founded in 2009 by Colin Batt, Dave Floyd and Richard Wharton, Bullitt Group enables the world’s leading brands to enter into rapid growth consumer technology categories creating broader appeal and new, long-term income streams in the process.

Since its formation six years ago Bullitt Group has designed, manufactured and distributed millions of mobile phones, audio products, other connected devices and related peripherals to more than 60 countries across the globe.

Bullitt is the global licensee for: Cat (Caterpillar Inc.), Kodak and Land Rover for mobile phones and related peripherals and Ted Baker and Ministry Of Sound for audio products.

Bullitt Group’s Head Office is in Reading, England with additional office locations in Taipei (Taiwan), Shenzhen (China), New York (USA).

Kodak and Ektra are trademarks of Kodak.

2016

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Smartphone Review: Kodak Ektra SmartPhone (Android)

I’ve had the Kodak Ektra for a pretty long while now and have purposely taken my time with this review. The reason: I hated the Google Chrome Pixel to the point where it’s sitting in a spot in my office and I never reviewed it, and so I wanted to give the Kodak Ektra a proper go. For years and years, I was an Android phone user and there was something I always felt I was missing until I went over to the iPhone. I switched to the iPhone mostly because around 80% of readers of this website read it daily from an iPhone. So why shouldn’t I, as the business owner, have the same experience? Despite Apple making some extremely questionable moves in the past few years that have angered a whole lot of professional users like me, the phones are still more reliable and do everything I want in an arguably more efficient manner than Android devices do.

Despite a fair amount of issues, the Kodak Ektra is perhaps the first phone that would make me consider going back to Android.

You see, for many years Android has been about hacking and DIY stuff. But in fact, lots of folks use Android simply because they like the options it offers. But lots of folks who also use Android devices also want to go back to their iPhone eventually. Tech journalists and people who are only into tech are the only ones who really, genuinely care about their phones that much; and many tech journalists simply just swear by many phones because their companies get them for free for review and never need to return them. But if they had to actually buy them, they probably wouldn’t upgrade all that often or be anywhere near as tech-broishly annoying about it. Trust me on this statement, I used to work for tech publications and my best friend is an editor for one. And no more was I reminded of this than when I heard an editor for a publication that I used to respect speak about young people as disposable high energy.

This even applies to cameras; they believe that an image taken with an older iPhone absolutely cannot match the quality that the newer one can or that a Micro Four Thirds camera can’t do them justice for their work when Apple (with a smaller sensor) makes billboard sized prints in Soho with their images from the iPhone.

To explain this a bit better, I’d like to reference a conversation that I had with a rep from a lighting manufacturer a while back. It went something like:

“There are folks who absolutely love our stuff. And then there are those guys who come up to us at shows and say, ‘oh, well I can go make this myself.’ And I say, ‘Alright, well fine. Go make it yourself. Our products aren’t aimed at the hackers and the DIY community, they’re for artists who would rather spend time looking for work and shooting than doing this themselves. And you’re not going to get the color accuracy or the consistency of our lights unless you buy in bulk. Plus the build quality and everything else.'”

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I’ve been weaning myself off of Android devices and options for many years now. I got the really big push from my girlfriend at the time who told me that I’ve got an iPad, a Macbook, and an Apple TV–so I might as well just go for the phone. To this date, the major Google products that I use are Google Inbox for work (which Phoblographer’s email servers go through), which includes Google Drive and Inbox. Not Gmail, Inbox. The latter is the absolute most brilliant product Google ever created aside from their search engine and their ownership of YouTube in my opinion.

All this comes from the simplicity that the Kodak Ektra allows a creative business owner, not a hacker in most cases, to do. But at the same time, Android devices tend to age harder than Apple devices; which is part of what’s keeping me back personally from getting one and making a switch.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Fantastic camera
  • Folks who say that the camera on other phones are better haven’t used the Super 8 app and don’t understand it
  • Not terrible battery life once you turn off notifications. But this is the same thing with Apple devices.
  • Snapseed built in as a standard photo editor
  • Ergonomic shutter button is a nice touch
  • Bound to inspire creativity due to the set of apps unique to this phone
  • Bright screen
  • Nice for reading
  • None of those sloped screens that go off to the side like some of the new Samsung phones
  • A pretty damn fantastic price point for what you’re getting
  • Vanilla android
Cons
  • Super 8 doesn’t let you keep multiple edits of the same image
  • The camera on the back is mostly an aesthetics thing
  • A bit bigger than I’d like it to be
  • One handed operation still sucks on Android
  • My iPhone 6s is still slightly faster
  • I wish that Kodak would have given this camera aperture control sort of like how Panasonic did with their option

Tech Specs

Specs taken from the Kodak Ektra page

BAND GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900,WCDMA 850/1700/1900LTE 2/4/5/7/12/17 (Cat 4)
PLATFORM MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 Deca-core2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.3GHz4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4GHz
OS Android™ 6.0
DIMENSION 147.8 x 73.35 x 9.69mm (14.02mmat camera lens)
DISPLAY 5”FullHD(1920×1080), Capacitive Multi-Touch
CONNECTIVITY BT4.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS/Glonass
MEMORY 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
I/O 3.5mm audio, USB 3.0 Type C, microSD™ (Up to 128 GB)Single SIM (Nano(4FF))
SENSORS Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Proximity sensor
AUDIO Speaker, Receiver, Dual MIC
KEY Camera key, Power key, Volume up/down
BATTERY 3000mAh, with 5V 2A charging, and Pump Express ready
APPS Kodak Camera, Gallery, Super 8, Selects curation portal, printing apps; Google’s Snapseed™ editor;MobiSystems’OfficeSuite and File Commander; AVG AntiVirus

Ergonomics

The Kodak Ektra is a smartphone that is pretty much like a block of glass, plastic designed to look like metal, and internal parts. So on the front of the Kodak Ektra you’ll spot a giant LCD screen that doesn’t have any sort of tactile buttons. Plus there’s a selfie camera for you to get your fingerprints all over.

Speaking of which, there is no fingerprint scanner which surely is a bummer. But again, this is a phone mostly centered around photography.

Move to the side of the Kodak Ektra and what you’ll find are the power button, the shutter button and the volume buttons. The shutter button can be double tapped to bring up the camera app.

Move to the back of the Kodak Ektra and you’ll spot this giant camera. Kodak admits that it’s mostly an aesthetics thing and that the camera isn’t actually that big.

Move to the top of the Kodak Ektra and you’ll spot the headphone jack.

The bottom of the Kodak Ektra has the USB port/charging port. Here you’ll spot the leatherette cover and a bit of a extra grip to conform to your hands. The experience is better than most other smartphones.

Build Quality

The Kodak Ektra doesn’t have the best build quality. The exterior looks and feels like metal, but it’s plastic. It also isn’t weather sealed or waterproof. But the Kodak Ektra should be able to survive a spill or two. It’s also a bit large personally speaking. Android phones have a one handed operation option, but that doesn’t really help at all when you’re waking up to check the news, email, etc from your bed and only want to use one hand.

Ease of Use

The Kodak Ektra uses vanilla Android, which is one of its saving graces. There is no bloatware on the version that I got; but yours may vary. So for the most part, the experience will be the same for a lot of people. Where the Kodak Ektra takes a new stance though is with its exclusive suite of apps. There is the Kodak gallery app, Super 8, Kodak and Prints. The latter, I genuinely hope people will use but considering that I never even cared about making the prints, then that probably won’t happen.

Here’s the Super 8 app though. Once you take a photo with the Kodak Ektra Super 8 camera app, you can bring the images into their virtual darkroom. Here you can choose film stocks and different parameters for the images. Then you can edit them and apply those developments. Kodak bundled in a whole lot of options like Tri-X, Ektachrome, Kodachrome, etc. It’s the closest thing that you’re going to get to real film.

Here’s Kodak’s actual camera app in manual mode. You can control various exposure parameters with the exception of aperture and a finely tuned Kelvin property. And there are other modes you can shoot in like auto, panorama, etc. The panorama’s are pretty fantastic.

Now here’s the Kodak Ektra Super 8 app. Honestly, it sort of looks like Hipstamatic. You get one shot and then the camera will reload another piece of film. Sort of cool, sort of gimmicky. But it all delivers an experience that no one else gives you. What sucks about this app is there is no manual control and you can’t edit the images with the regular camera in Super 8.

But let’s also talk about the Kodak Ektra as an actual phone. The microphone is clear, the audio is crisp, and it’s capable of doing all the things that other folks do like watch YouTube, browse Facebook, read through Flipboard, troll Instagram, etc. Multi tasking isn’t a problem for the Kodak Ektra as some days I went running all my daily tasks such as email, Facebook management, Hootsuite, Flipboard flipping, and more from this phone. It does it every bit as well as many other phones and there isn’t a whole lot that it couldn’t do. It got better battery life than my iPhone and that’s saying quite a lot. To be fair, other journalists get even better battery life but they don’t quite do the massive multi-tasks that I do and their Instagram account isn’t being pinged over and over again by being tagged in images. I’m aware that there are reviews that state otherwise, but there’s nothing really saying how the phone was used. I tend to keep most notifications off because otherwise pretty much any phone I use dies within a few hours.

If you’re ever in a press room or even just sitting down with me having a meal or tea, you’ll know that I get antsy about my phone because of notifications. The Kodak Ektra’s battery life keeps them perfectly in check though and I can go for more than a day and a half without needing to charge the phone that badly if notifications are on. If they’re off, then it can make it to almost two days.

While I’ll sit there and say that some things are easier with the iPhone, I’ll stand by that statement. But there isn’t anything that the iPhone can do with the exception of AirDrop that the Kodak Ektra can’t do in some way or another. Everything including sharing to Flipboard takes just as many steps.

Autofocus

In most situations, the autofocus works pretty well. But there are times when it indeed won’t. The Kodak app has a manual focus option but other times it doesn’t. In a situation like the photo above, I embraced the out of focus look because it reminded me of what an actual camera might do from that era. People actually had problems like this and when blended with the Ektachrome aesthetic, it makes for a pleasing image still.

That said, I’ll still fully admit that if you want the best autofocus, then don’t use the Kodak Super 8 app because the screen for it is very tiny and you can’t see the fine focus details. Nor do you get any sort of parameter control.

Image Quality

The Kodak Ektra has a great standard camera app and camera. But where it really steps apart from everything else out there is with its suite of apps. Snapseed comes standard with the phone and is built into the gallery on the Kodak Ektra. Does it take better images than my iPhone? Honestly, yes–yes it does. Will most people be able to tell the difference? No; not even if they’re pixel peeping and if you’re using apps like RNI films or something like that you’re getting a host of other apps available to you with different looks.

Super 8

The Kodak Ektra has the Super 8 app. And this app more or less is like shooting with a fully automatic camera and then taking Kodak’s film simulations and applying them later. In fact, that’s exactly what it is. It’s fun; we’ve posted images to our Instagram account and lots of folks liked them.

RAW File Versatility

What’s really amazing about the Kodak Ektra is its RAW file versatility. It isn’t like a DSLR or mirrorless camera or even like a point and shoot, but it’s still pretty darn decent especially with Snapseed. An overexposed image can easily and quickly become an HDR or something and providing you didn’t completely screw up the metering to begin with, you’ll be absolutely fine.

High ISO Output

The Kodak Ektra’s high ISO output isn’t that fantastic. You’ll lose details for sure and for the best results I strongly suggest just using the Kodak Super 8 app.

Extra Image Samples

Conclusions

So do I like the Kodak Ektra? I really do, but mostly for the camera. When it comes to the rest of the phone, my mannerisms aren’t going to change. I’m still going to use it mostly for business, texting, updating Instagram, browsing Facebook, reading Flipboard etc. But with the Kodak Ektra I tend to take more images. I really wish that Super 8 has a manual control mode but it doesn’t. I like the suite of Kodak Ektra apps, but I can get effects that still satisfy me using the iPhone and RNI films.

But this lack of bloatware, the performance, and the camera would have me considering the Kodak Ektra if Google and Android just solved their issues involving updating to the latest version of the software. In truth though, mobile phones are so good these days that you can find a way to make something work for you.

The Kodak Ektra gets fours out of five stars. Want one? Check out Amazon for more.

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The Kodak EKTRA is a photography-focused smartphone that combines advanced imaging technology with flagship-worthy specs. The EXTRA features a 21MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 13MP front-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus and a f/2.2 aperture. This impressive camera array is supported by the EKTRA's custom app, which is controlled by an intuitive haptic touch, SLR-style Scene Selection Dial that allows adjustments to be made in real time. Auto and Manual camera modes are available, so beginners and pros can use the EKTRA to shoot great footage.

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Kodak EKTRA 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

  • Lanyard
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Fast Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Memory 3 GB
    Chipset MediaTek Helio X20
    CPU 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex A72 Dual-Core2.0 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
    Coprocessor None
    GPU 780 MHz Mali T880
    Storage 32 GB
    Size 5.0"
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Display Colors Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Pixel Density 441 ppi
    Display Technology IPS LCD
    Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 3
    Ports 1x USB 3.0 - Type C
    Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone1x Integrated Speaker1x Integrated Microphone
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano 
    GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
    4G LTE LTE: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17 Bands
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1  
    NFC Yes
    Infrared Not Specified by Manufacturer
    GPS Yes
    FM Radio Yes
    Resolution 13.0 MP
    Aperture f/2.2
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Sensor Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pixel Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Image Stabilization None
    Resolution 21.0 MP
    Aperture f/2.0
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26.5
    Sensor Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pixel Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Array RGB
    Optical Zoom None
    Rear Camera Flash Yes
    Number of LEDs 2
    Number of Tones Dual Tone
    Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
    Water Resistance None
    IP Rating None
    Keyboard Virtual
    Pointing Device None
    Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3000.0 mAh)
    Fast Charging Technology MediaTek Pump Express 1.0
    Wireless Charging Technology None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.4" / 147.8 x 73.4 x 9.7 mm
    Weight 5.9 oz / 167.3 g
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.25 x 3.4 x 2.75"

    EKTRA 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Cassi from Definitely a Conversation Piece! So far everyone who has seen this phone has said "what is that?"� I really like the phone,� I have only had it a few days but the battery life is really good.� It charges it super fast (less than order).� I got this phone because my note edge camera stopped working and I needed something cheap with a good camera.� �I haven't taken too many pictures with it but the ones I have taken seem DECENT.� �I haven't gone thru all the modes or whatever.� But all in all I like the phone it is definitely worth the price.� I just wish I had more choices in so far as a case.� �The tempered glass screen protector is very cool.� �The case, well its kinda bulky for every day use but will definitely come in handy if I am going out to an event ... :) ... I hope to snag another one when they are back in stock!

    Date published: 2018-03-07

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Sancta from Great Affordable Camera Phone This camera phone is unexpectedly really good. The camera function is much better than Galaxy S7 edge. The picture quality is very clear. The user interface is comparable with Galaxy S7 edge; I just need to get used to it. The battery life is good too. The phone is a little thicker than my Galaxy S7 edge and the front lens is big and hard to protect. There is only screen protector but no lens protector. I couldn't get a good case for it that protects the frame as well.� Overall, the camera phone is really good and much cheaper than most of the comparable smartphone. I bought this specifically just for the camera.

    Date published: 2017-12-29

    Rated 4 out of 5 by suma from great cam phone i love it! Not just the above mentioned features , but the camera actually matches the near perfect color of the objects in the front, which is lacking in the regular cam phones.. it is as good as another DSLR in your palm. images are sharp and vibrant in color.� What i would expect was good to have is� more manual settings on the manual mode and little more battery performance. Gets warm when cam feature is kept on for long and/or multiple apps running i think. The tiny camera click button has a lag, instead the one on the screen button is faster.� I'm still exploring it further.. but i love it!

    Date published: 2018-01-02

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnny Five from Camera This is a great phone. The addition of an actual dslr and manual camera function is the perfect combination.the phone part is what you'd expect. But the camera is better than anything on the market. Don't waste any more money on a Galaxy or an iPhone if you want great pictures and video. It's half the price and has more than twice the resolution. Great editing apps and options. I like that you can order prints directly from Kodak through your phone. I like it

    Date published: 2017-07-16

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Yong from What a great little camera phone This is a far better than what I thought. Simply a best camera phone with this price. Wide angle lens is more than enough to take any landscaping photos. Photo app comes with phone is great. It has a traditional Kodak film simulations we all wants from Kodak for a while. Phone quality is good too. Another good thing is there are no stupid and unuseful apps like Samsung which means you can maximize the internal storage for you needs. With this price, this is a deal breaker.

    Date published: 2018-02-15

    Rated 4 out of 5 by patrick from Might buy another It is a real sleeper. The cameras are great.Wish they extended the shutter speed to 80 seconds like the Zte Blade Spark. Resolution is VERY good. It has AC wifi, OTG, factory unlocked, 32 GB and Gorilla glass for around $100.00. Just needs updated OS.

    Date published: 2018-02-04

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason from Kodak Ektra phone - Awesome! This Kodak Ektra is seriously a great smartphone! I wish it has been marketed better in the USA. I heard about it through the Kodak website and in online forums that I belong to, but never saw any commercials on TV or the internet. It's seriously underrated! The 21MP sensor is very nice! The pictures look just as sharp and clear as the current iphones, for much less money. I did not activate it to use as a phone as I use it for the digital camera only and upload photos to the cloud when I am on WiFi.� One thing great about this phone is the ability to change the ASA/ISO sensitivity. The videos it takes look stellar, in 1080p! I purchased the leather slip case which is very high quality. It is a bit of a tight fit when new, but it is stitched leather and blows away anything that is available for the iphone.� It comes equipped with Google's Snapseed program for photo editing, which has a ton of features. It also comes with great Kodak/Bullit developed software for movie making.� Anyways, if you are considering an Android-based smartphone, you should check this one out! The fit and finish are very nice.

    Date published: 2017-12-14

    Rated 4 out of 5 by David t from Solid specs for the money Yes, it's not the latest and it's kinda big, but if you're just looking for a device you can own and not a drain on your wallet, this is a strong recommendation ... then, again, I he up in Rochester - home of Kodak, so I'm in the marketer's sweet spot for this.

    Date published: 2018-01-19

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    Обзор камеро-фона Kodak Ektra (после обновлений).

    История оригинальной камеры Kodak Ektra – это история успеха из 1941 года, которой не суждено было повториться через 75 лет. Легенда, возрождённая в виде смартфона Kodak Ektra, снова успешной на рынке не стала. Причины самые разные: высокая цена в 500€ на старте продаж, низкое качество материалов, плохая эргономика, разного рода недоделки. Ну и покупатели как бы хорошо понимали, что от Kodak там только надпись и чувствовали в этом некий подвох, подмену, обман.

    И вот прошел почти год, склады крупных продавцов электроники надо было освобождать перед рождеством и цену на смартфон Kodak Ektra сначала снизили в 3 раза, а когда и это не помогло, то в 5 раз. И за 99€ Kodak Ektra это уже интересно, тем более, что за то время, что устройство лежало на складах, вышло несколько крупных обновлений, фирменный софт допилили, камера стала работать лучше, нагрев практически не ощущается, с быстрым расходом батареи справились и даже экран стал лучше, по крайней мере он перестал резко убавлять яркость в автоматическом режиме.

    Так что можно сделать вывод, что большинство недостатков, которые были выявлены у устройства в момент выхода на рынок, производителю удалось решить и такие эпитеты как “горячий”, “темный”, “тормозной” уже не подходят для описания Kodak Ektra, а то что он теперь “девяностодевятиевровый” – так вообще тема. Реально, я много дешевых “китайцев” за этот год перепробовал и даже зарекся с ними иметь дело в дальнейшем, но Kodak Ektra на фоне всяких ультрабюджетных DooGee, LeaGoo и Umi очень даже выделяется, как дизайном, так и стабильной работой.

    А его эргономика не так страшна на самом деле, как это можно прочитать в прошлогодних обзорах. Да, обновлениями андроида нельзя исправить угловатость и толщину корпуса. Также диск “объектива” с задней крышки никуда не делся. А пластик так и остался дешевой имитацией под метал и кожу. Но если устройство работает хорошо, стоит не дорого и выглядит по-особенному, так что ты им хочешь пользоваться, то ты им будешь пользоваться, несмотря на непривычную эргономику.

    Когда я первый раз взял Kodak Ektra в руки, то вспомнил строки из прошлогоднего обзора, что удобно это устройство можно держать только вверх ногами (тогда не мешает выступ снизу под экраном) и задней крышкой к себе (так чтоб “объектив” не мешал удобному хвату). Да, перый раз я действительно испытал трудности с удержанием этого смартфона в руке, и с тем, чтоб всунуть/достать его из кармана, но потом я прицепил “шнурок” из комплекта и все встало на свои места. Когда не боишься уронить аппарат ты его держишь более свободно, можешь легко его перехватывать, чтоб дотянуться до кнопок управления и “удобный хват” становится делом привычки. Эргономика Kodak Ektra не идеальна, но к ней можно привыкнуть.

    И тут самое время объяснить, зачем нужно с Kodak Ektra мучаться и что в результате получится. У этого смартфона есть “своя концепция”, которая отражена не только в его дизайне, но и в фирменном софте, хардверных фишечках. У бюджетного смартфона за 99€ “своей идеологии” нет, они заложники выбранного позиционирования и “идея” там одна на всех – сделать дешевле и продать быстрее, пока другие не успели сделать еще дешевле и продать. У Kodak Ektra другое позиционирование, “они возрождают легенду” среди камер, и ради этого они конкретно заморочились.

    Kodak Ektra имеет много чего хорошего в плане камеры и фото-возможностей, чего нет в других смартфонах за 99€, например съемка видео в 4K, оптическая стабилизация, поддержка RAW-формата, селфи-камера на 13Мр. Таких фишечек по отдельности нет ни в одном смартфоне за 99€, а тут все сразу и это здорово. Также предустановленный фирменный софт имеет уникальную направленность, с Kodak Ektra можно почувствовать себя как “ломографом” с помощью отдельного приложения Super8, так и профессиональным фотографом, ковыряясь в настройках ручного режима приложения камеры, интерфейс которого имитирует колесико с режимами как у зеркального фотоаппарата.

    Это не сразу может понравиться, в эту тему нужно вкатиться, мы то, пользователи смартфонов, привыкли достать, нажать и сразу получить хороший результат, с Kodak Ektra, чтобы получить хороший результат, нужны идеальные условия освещенности, но если пасмурно или темно, или объект движется и на нем не задерживается фокус, то результат будет не очень хорошим. Тут и нужен ручной режим, где налету меняя установки можно видеть какой результат получится и что нужно поменять. И это приносит своего рода удовольствие, ведь это ты участвуешь в процессе съёмки, от тебя зависит результат, а не от программы.

    И вот если ты “прочувствуешь” процесс и втянешься в него, тогда все сразу станет на свои места. И отдельная кнопка камеры с двумя степенями нажатия, как на зеркалке, сначала для фокусировки, потом для совершения снимка. Не будет казаться баловством. И форм-фактори корпуса “под фотоаппарат” получит определенный смысл, это будет не просто дешевый пластик, а пластик как на фотоаппаратах повторяющий текстуру кожи. И загогулина с низу под экраном не будет больше недоразумением и извращением дизайнера, это будет реально то элемент корпуса который позволяет удобнее держать устройство в процессе съёмки облегчая работу оптической стабилизации. И диск “объектива”…

    …Да, объективно в нем мало смысла, у Kodak Ektra самая обычная смартфонная камера, нет ни оптического зума, ни ручной фокусировки, ни большой матрици как у камеро-фонов panasonic или samsung, ее можно было легко разместить где-нибудь в уголке как на других смартфонах и не париться, она бы снимала точно так же. Но тогда бы у Kodak Ektra не было этого вот своего уникального ретро-стиля и он бы со стороны ни чем бы не отличался от обычного смартфона в кожаном чехле. А так этот “объектив”, пусть и муляж, чисто для красоты, но он завершает общую концепцию устройства и всем сразу понятно, что мол это “камеро-фон”, а его владелец “энтузиаст мобильной фотографии”, что сейчас в тренде как никогда.

    В общем у Kodak Ektra есть все, чтобы почувствовать себя мобильным фотографом и еще много чего полезного, чтобы просто нормально смартфоном можно было пользоваться. 10-ти ядерный процессор, 3 гига оперативы, 32 гига внутренней памяти плюс слот для карты расширения microSD, Экран с FullHD разрешением, USB Type-C разъем с поддержкой быстрой зарядки, 3,5мм дырка для наушников, в которую вставляется провод селфи-палки. Место под экраном не просто так оставили, там находятся сенсорные клавиши управления, а с обратной стороны внешний динамик расположен в утолщении корпуса снизу и поэтому когда смартфон лежит на ровной поверхности его ничего не закрывает и его хорошо слышно.

    Согласитесь, такой набор ништяков далеко не во всяком устройстве можно встретить, тем более в “бюджетнике” за 99€. Хотя и с ультра-бюджетниками у Kodak Ektra есть не мало общего. Конструкция цельно-пластиковая, причем пластик такой с отсылкой к ранним годам становления китайского смартфоно-строения, когда они выпускали устройства 7в1 с телевизором, причем этот пластик еще и в лучших китайских традициях слегка пованивает, и есть предположение, что если его лизнуть, то можно увидеть мультики и без телевизора. Сборка не самая качественная, например механические клавиши недостаточно плотно сидят в отверстиях на гранях корпуса и слышно, как постукивают. В нижнюю щель между стеклом экрана и корпусом пробивается подсветка от подэкранных клавиш. Стыковочный шов двух частей корпуса снизу выглядит уродски и сильно портит дизайн. Стекло прикрывающие основную камеру самое обычно без антибликового покрытия и легко собирает отпечатки и царапины.

    Есть косяки и с железом, смартфон перестал греться и выжирать заряд батареи только после многократного обновления, за первые дни прилетело 6-7 крупных обновлений и по сути смартфон чаще обновлялся чем использовался. Экран имеет широченные рамки и изначально был слишком темным, если включить автояркость, только отключив ее можно было сделать его достаточно ярким для улицы, но тогда заряд батареи снова начинает таять на глазах. Также мой экземпляр смартфона сам не хотел подключатся к мобильному интернет, пришлось долго ковырять дополнительные настройки, указать конкретно тип связи 3G, вбивать APN вручную и только после этого я смог пользоваться мобильным интернет.

    В общем Kodak Ektra – далеко не идеальное устройство, у него намного больше общего с китайскими бюджетниками за 99€, чем с устройствами из средне-ценового сегмента, но оно работает достаточно быстро и стабильно, в нем есть своя “фишка” причем глубоко проработанная как в софте так и в железе, и если привыкнуть к необычной эргономике, то Kodak Ektra можно вполне себе пользоваться и уж свои 99€ цены оно точно отбивает.

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