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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.

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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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