MWC – We finally got a look at the Kodak Ektra

We’ve given the press people at Kodak quite a few emails now. We’ve still not been able to borrow one, so during our trip around the Mobile World Congress we finally got a few minutes to have a look at the Ektra in the flesh.

It sells for £449 and you’ll get a free case worth £59.99 if you buy right now. If you prefer it on contract then there’s a few options and you can grab it for £33.49 per month on EE with 1GB data, 750 minutes and unlimited texts.

I was a little disappointed that there was no real pop-out optical zoom, but the back of the phone definitely looked like an old Kodak and you can send photos off to be processed into “actual real photos” just like the old days. Inside is a HELIO X20 Decacore CPU and 3GB RAM. It has a 5″ 1920×1080 (441ppi) screen with 32GB of on-board storage plus a microSD slot for more. That camera is a 21 megapixel unit with an f2.0 aperture with Optical Image Stabilisation and Auto Focus. Up front there’s another good camera, this time a 13 megapixel unit.

I did like the little “lump” on the right side, although a bit of me wanted that to house an extra battery to boost the 3000mAh battery life a little further. Essential if you’re snapping lots of photos.

Here’s a little look around the phone / camera and what it can do.

Want more information? Head to the Kodak Phones website for all the info.