Kodak Ektra Review

June 21, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Kodak Ektra from around the web.

stuff.tv »

The name Ektra should sound familiar. And not because you’ve just binge-watched Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. Get your comic book lore right - Matt Murdoch’s sai-spinning assassin/love interest was Elektra. No, Ektra should ring bells for serious photography nerds: Kodak’s classic 35mm rangefinder was as cutting-edge as cameras got in the 1940s. And now it’s back. Well… kind of. Kodak is resurrecting the name for a smartphone with a serious photo focus. Throw in some retro-inspired design touches, and it should (on paper) stand out from the crowd. Beyond the retro appeal, though, it’s tough to see exactly what (if anything) the Ektra does better than any other flagship phone out there right now.
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cnet.com »

The Kodak Ektra is my first disappointment of 2017. As an experienced photographer, I was genuinely excited to review this phone. Wow, did it let me down. The Ektra's combination of a shoddy plastic design, clunky camera interface and poor battery life were frustrating enough. But the worst part is that this photography-focused phone doesn't even take great photos.
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pocket-lint.com »

Is it a phone? Is it a camera? The Ektra wants to be both. Although, at-best, it's a mid-range Android phone with a camera proposition that even on paper isn't really anything beyond its competition.
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