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Kodak Ektra with Full-HD screen and a 21 MP @ 19,999. Is it really worth buying ?

Kodak’s photography-centered Android phone that was launched in the US in May has now reached the Indian shores with a hefty price tag of 19,999.

But the question here remains: Is it worth buying this piece of technology for this price?

Looking at the specifications on paper, this device is bestowed with a 5-inch Full HD display and superior camera features like 21-megapixel rear Sony IMX230 sensors with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology,a dual-tone LED flash and to add as a cherry on top of the cake, optical image stabilization (OIS). Now, these features are well expected especially when the device is photography centered. The front camera also shines in terms of specifications as it is a 13 MP sensor with a dedicated photo button. the intresting part here is that along with the screen, the lens also has been equipped with gorilla glass protection.

But what really stings us in the eye is the fact that this device runs on android 6.0 which is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, that is just so famous , but not for the good reasons.

The MediaTek’s Helio X20 was definitely one processor that created a lot of hype by introducing 10 cores into the frame. But the aditions of extra cores is not going to gurantee any hyper active performance or a niggle free composture in terms of usage.The deca-core chipset was unveiled previous year in the month of May and as per the news sources, the company was facing problems during its development with the main concern being the over heating issues.

It was also noticed that due to it’s excessive heating issue, many of the manufacturers who were planning to use the chipset in their devices had promptly backed off.

Now , if you are willing to purchase this device for a price tag of 19,999 rupees, then all you will be paying for is the camera module , that again at this price points, is overpriced when you compare it with other devices that belong to the same category.

The cons of this device are :

1. Old version of Android OS
2. Niggle prone processor
3. No fingerprint scanner at 20K range!!!
4. Impractical design
5. Low internal storage of 32 GB when you look at it from a camera centric phone’s viewpoint.
6. Not so impressive looks because of the cheap plastic feel of the materials used

So, if you are still thinking of buying this, you can do re-think about it and splash just a little more money and snag the OnePlus 5 which is the current all-rounder phone that has become a benchmark in it’s segment owing to an awesome camera and a slick, metal design.