Kodak Ektra Review

June 21, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |


The Kodak Ektra certainly looks fantastic in all those glossy online marketing shots, but in reality it doesn't quite live up to its promise, either as a camera or a smartphone. 

While we love the retro styling, the dedicated shutter button and handgrip, the haptic-touch shooting mode dial, RAW support and the close integration with Snapseed, sadly the overall image quality doesn't blow us away, and neither does the day-to-day experience of using it as our primary smart device, with the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system lagging behind the competition.

Even with some pretty hefty recent price drops, the Kodak Ektra simply doesn't offer enough pizzazz to replace the likes of an Apple iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei P10 Plus et al, even for more experienced photographers who would be naturally attracted to the styling of the Ektra, especially as all of those competitors are making just as much fuss about their image quality and camera experience as the Kodak Ektra.

So, in an age when everyone now has a camera in their pocket, the Kodak Ektra doesn't quite offer enough to persuade us to recommend it as our go-to smartphone/camera.

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 3
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 4