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Hands-on with the camera-focused Kodak Ektra phone

With a 21-megapixel sensor, and the Kodak name attached, this phone is all about the photography.

Andrew Lanxon
Andrew is CNET's go-to guy for product coverage and lead photographer for Europe. When not testing the latest phones, he can normally be found with his camera in hand, behind his drums or eating his stash of home-cooked food. Sometimes all at once.
Andrew Lanxon
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Packing a 21-megapixel sensor and a host of manual modes, the Ektra by iconic photography brand Kodak is equal parts phone and camera. It's aimed squarely at mobile shutterbugs, hoping to tempt you with a deca-core processor and retro camera stylings. It'll have to work hard though: At £450, it's far from cheap.

It's available now in Europe, although wider availability isn't yet known. The price converts to about $550 or AU$760.

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It has a 5-inch display with a full HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) resolution.

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You'll find Kodak branding all over the phone, but it's not actually built by Kodak itself. It's really a product of Bullitt Mobile, which makes phones for other companies to put their own stamp on.

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It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, rather than the more recent Android 7.0 Nougat.

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There are touch-sensitive navigation keys below the screen.

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The camera app lets you shoot in automatic or manual mode, or choose from a range of scene modes.

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Spin this little wheel to select your settings, just like you'd do on a real camera.

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There's a big metal ring around the camera, but it sadly doesn't do anything other than look fancy.

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The side of the phone has a dedicated shutter button.

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