Kodak Ektra Review - When you hear the name Kodak you think cameras and images. It is a name synonymous with such and rightly so, they have a rich heritage. It’s now estimated that the amount of pictures taken on smart mobile devices every year now vastly outweighs that of dedicated cameras. The Kodak Ektra is a smartphone that builds on this history offering convergent technology for the 21st century, with some simple integrations that brings traditional prints within easy reach of users. ...
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- On the subject of npstalgia, my last Kodak product was a Kodak V610. It was pretty natty in it's day (2005/6?) - a dual-zoom lens digital camera. The neat trick was that the wide or long zoom lenses would swivel into position over the sensor. Sadly the image quality wasn't great, and mine broke down just after the warranty expired & I never got it fixed. However, it was very forward thinking - just badly implemented.30w
- Kodak aren't exactly a prestige camera brand though are they? They're more known for printers, inks and general colour expertise I thought.
Pretty sure they haven't been a decent camera brand for decades, so I'm not sure what heritage they are tapping into - the Box Brownie?30w
- My conclusion - based on that review and other similar devices:
It has a pretty rubbish CPU for the £400+ price
It has an inexcusably rubbish speaker
It looks to have a very average camera considering that is its selling point. The camera bump is a sham, and makes it look like a naff Vivitar digital camera to my eyes. If this phone doesn't take better pictures than other 'normal' phones then what's the point?
No Kodak has ever looked like this. None that I've ever seen anyway, so I don't get the supposed 'retro' appeal, other than that you can buy a leather bag for it. The design isn't all that 'different' to my eyes - the Marshall London looked more unique.
It's supposedly something different, but doesn't seem that different to me - just your typical metal phone with nice buttons.
It has no fingerprint scanner, which is awful
It will probably never get updates
The £200 Lenovo P2 is a better phone in almost every respect, aside from the camera (possibly).30w
- Looks like this phone died a death!6w
- Ted SalmonOwnerShame it wasn't better. Unfortunately I didn't get hands-on with it but said it was crap 🤔6w
- I always had an inkling that it was just a shameless money-grab to be honest. The signs were there. Watched a review today that basically made that clear, which is what brought me back to this post. Doesn't seem like it worked very well if it was intended to sucker people at least - people aren't as naive as they used to be!6w