Kodak returns to the charge in the world of smartphones. Although the first Android smartphone launched by the legendary camera company passed without pain or glory by the market, the American company tries again with a second device, the Kodak Ektra. A smartphone that was announced in October and is now available to buy in Europe with a price of 500 euros. Of course, the strength of the new smartphone from Kodak is its camera, although perhaps not as much as would be expected. Otherwise, this is a device with good features but does not stand out again range or mid-high Android smartphones. Let’s review what features we can find in the Kodak Ektra.
In what it emphasizes this terminal, for good or for bad, is in its design. And is that the Kodak Ektra looks like a smartphone stuck to a camera. At the front, we have a screen with IPS panel of 5 inches with Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, with a density of 441 dpi. At the bottom, we have the typical three integrated buttons to handle Android functions, and at the top, we have the front camera. The back offers a design very similar to that of a compact photo camera, with a texture that facilitates the grip and prevents slippage of the equipment, with a bottom finished in a small curve that protrudes from the housing, very similar to The one we see in cameras of the company. It also stands out, of course, the great objective that stands out a lot from the case. On the sides of the device, we find the photo trigger buttons, once again, as if we had a compact camera in hand.
Inside the Kodak Ektra, we find a processor Helio X20 from MediaTek. A processor with Tri-Cluster technology and 10 cores, two cores Cortex-A72 up to 2.3 GHz, four Cortex-A53 at 1.85 GHz and four Cortex-A53 at 1.4 GHz. The graphics section is responsible for an ARM Mali GPU at 780 MHz. This set comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which we can expand with a microSD card up to 128 GB. Regarding the autonomy, the terminal of Kodak incorporates a battery of 3,000 mAh. The operating system chosen to move all this hardware has been Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
But if something should be highlighted in this phone is the photographic section and the truth is that being a good set, we expected something more from a terminal that bears the name of Kodak. We have a main camera with sensor Sony IMX230 of 21 megapixels and aperture f/2.0. This sensor comes with optical image stabilization system and the possibility to record video with 4K resolution. Of course, our selfies will come out perfect thanks to the 13 megapixels that incorporate the sensor of the front camera.
Where it seems that has put something more of itself the company is in a Manual mode of the camera, which promises to be one of the most complete in the smartphone market. In short, a terminal that could be flashy with an adjusted price, but with a price of 500 euros has a great competition with which to confront.