Kodak IM5 (SIM Free / UK)
The IM5 is the first smartphone to be stamped with the iconic Kodak brand.
Manufactured with an entry level specification, the IM5 has been designed to be an easy to use smartphone targeted directly at novice or basic users.
This includes those looking for an introduction to smartphones and new technology, younger teenagers who you want to have something inexpensive to stay in touch with, or just someone looking for the cheapest way to keep connected on the go.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock
All new SIM Free smartphones from Clove Technology are sold factory unlocked. The Kodak IM5 will work with all UK & EU networks and SIM cards.
SIM cards from outside the EU will also work, please check the specification lists for 3G network compatibility in your region.
In addition the Kodak IM5 benefits from having dual-SIM functionality so you can have two SIM cards in the phone simultaneously. This allows you to run 2 phone numbers at the same time, letting you separate work and personal calls, or perhaps keep an international card alongside your home one when travelling.
Reasons to buy Kodak IM5
- Android 4.4 KitKat - a stable Android release with a simplified interface
- Octa core 1.7 GHz processor - perfect for multitasking
- 5.0" 720 x 1280 IPS LCD display
- 13 megapixel main camera / 5 megapixel selfie camera
- Wi-Fi b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0 / GPS
- 3G (850/1900/2100 MHz)
- 2,150 mAh battery
- 24 month warranty
- Dual SIM (2x micro SIM)
Optional accessory kit
You can choose to purchase the Kodak IM5 by itself, or with an optional kit.
Worth £40 and available at half price when purchased with the IM5, this kit includes a portable Kodak branded tripod, a Bluetooth dongle to act as a remote shutter for the camera and an additional 16GB Sandisk Ultra memory card on which to store your pictures.
Kodak is a longstanding manufacturer that has undergone significant changes in the past few years.
As the world of 'instant' photography has swiftly moved on from carrying a separate portable camera, to being included within a single device, it was only a matter of time before the Kodak name was found on the back of a smartphone.
There are a lot of budget Android smartphones available now, and some of the lesser-known brands are also starting to make a name for themselves. This means a Kodak phone needs something to set itself apart. The IM5 does just that, with a simplified user interface and image-processing technology to make use of the the Kodak name.
Under the hood, the Kodak IM5 does have a decent set of specifications. The 1.7 GHz octa (8) core processor will keep the phone ticking along all day, even with relatively demanding applications running.
High quality mobile camera - low price
A 13 megapixel camera is installed in the IM5, generally only seen on phones well over £100. Not only is this the highest resolution mobile camera available at this price point, there are added features to let you quickly review images you have taken and also remotely print them.
When you buy a Kodak IM5 and look at the homescreen, you'll see 12 large icons on the 5 inch 720 x 1280 display. These link to the core applications on the phone, so there's no swiping left or right - you can just get to what you need most straight away.
This clean set up is useful for novice or first-time smartphone owners. It could also be a refreshing change for those that are after a little simplicity in their screen management, avoiding the hassle of customisation options and wallpapers by just providing a straightforward one size fits all approach to navigating the phone.
Within the interface there's a simple link to all other installed applications (you get Google Play installed to download new apps and games), so you can get to the standard Android interface and settings if you need to.
Included with the phone is the Amazon Appstore as an alternative to Google Play, plus the intelligent and customisable SwiftKey keyboard. For the security conscious among us AVG anti-virus is available should you require it.
If you're not the quickest at learning new technology or just need a hand with understanding some features, Kodak have installed a remote management feature on the IM5.
Instead of speaking to someone in a call-centre over the phone, you can request assistance from an application on the phone. Trusted friends and family you have given access to, or Kodak support team members, can then log into your phone over the Internet and take control to complete a task. You can watch what they do to learn it for yourself.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Kodak simplified UI|
|Speed||1.7 GHz Octa Core|
|Capacity (Up to)||32 GB|
|Resolution||720 x 1280|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Data||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Power||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Other||Screen Mode, Colour Effect, White Balance, HDR, Panorama|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / AC3 / FLAC player|
|Formats||MP4 / DivX / XviD / WMV / H.264 / H.263 player|
|Near Field Communication|
|Dimensions||140 x 70 x 7.8mm|
|Software||Google Services, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, SwiftKey keyboard, AVG Anti virus,|
|Other||Simplified Kodak UI - quick access to main features. Kodak image post-processing and printer integration. Remote management|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is factory unlocked for with all networks in the UK and Europe.
Please check the specifications to ensure compatibility if you plan to use this phone for mobile data (3G) outside of Europe.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 32 GB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes 2x micro SIM cards.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
No, this phone is only compatible with 3G mobile data.
Does this phone have a removable battery?