KODAK Mini 2 HD Photo Printer 4Pass

Test 06/2019

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Test seal: KODAK Mini 2 HD Photo Printer 4Pass, Rating 6.8

last modified: 11.10.2019, 9:20

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All rating criteria details:

Prinitng Quality 40%
Usability of the App 25%
Speed 15%
Handling 10%
Additional Functions 10%
Tested by: Tim

Tim

Resumee

For KODAK - Mini 2 HD, it must be taken into consideration that not only photo paper but also cartridges are required for further use. Although these are sold together with the pictures, the price for the photo pictures including the cartridge is significantly higher than with other photo printers. This also increases the cost per photo. These are about 0,75€. With comparable printers they are with approx. 0,50€ per expression. Anyone who thinks that the higher price also improves the photo quality is wrong. The print quality is insufficient. Also worth mentioning is the app from KODAK. In comparison, this app is very user-unfriendly and not functional. Moreover, it is not adapted to the latest smartphones.

Pro

  • Slightly larger images than other printers

Cons

  • Cartridges have to be bought and replaced
  • Poor photo quality
  • High price per image
  • Bad app

360° View

Higher price per image, but poorer photo quality.

The KODAK Mini 2 HD Printer with the App
The KODAK Mini 2 HD Printer with the App

The KODAK - Mini 2 HD contains 8 pictures in the scope of supply. Since a suitable cartridge is also required for printing the images, this is also included in the scope of delivery. The cartridge has a suitable range of 8 images. The price of these packs is slightly higher than for the other devices in the test. For 20 pictures incl. the cartridge you have to expect costs of about 15€. Thus, the price per picture is approximately 0,75€. The pictures have a size of 5.4 x 8.6 cm and are therefore slightly larger than the pictures of the HP, Canon and Polaroid ZIP printers. The printer has a size of 13,2 x 7,8 x 2,5 cm and is only slightly bigger than the other printers with a weight of approximately 249 g. Also included is a USB charging cable (USB A to Micro-USB) with which the printer can be charged.

The printer is turned on at the side. The Bluetooth connection is also activated at the same time.
The printer is turned on at the side. The Bluetooth connection is also activated at the same time.

Initial Setup

First, the photo printer must be charged. All you need to do is to plug the supplied cable into a USB port on your computer. Of course, the printer can also be charged on a normal power supply with an additional power supply unit. Whether the device is already fully charged can be seen from the green light next to the USB socket. If this light is still red, the photo printer is not yet charged. However, the photo printer can also be used if it has not yet been fully charged for the first time. As the process progresses, the on/off switch must be pressed until a white light illuminates. Now the printer is switched on. The printer images are already inserted in the printer.

The KODAK Mini 2 HD with a suitable app
The KODAK Mini 2 HD with a suitable app

The App

The associated mobile application Kodak Mini Shot can be downloaded from Apple's App Store and Google Play. Registration is not required. The smartphone must then be connected to the printer via Bluetooth. An NFC connection is also possible. The Bluetooth connection is always activated on the photo printer when the printer is switched on. As soon as the smartphone is successfully connected to the photo printer, a Bluetooth indicator light on the printer lights up.

The app must be given permission to access the photos on the smartphone. Without this permission, the app will not work optimally. Photos from the gallery can then be selected directly in the Kodak Mini Shot App. A major drawback is that for unknown reasons, not all images in the gallery will be displayed in the KODAK app. So only a few photos can be printed and possibly not the desired image. This is a significant drawback. The app also has its own camera function. Once in the editing mode, there is a button in the upper left corner which allows you to print directly.

The printer can be loaded through the cable which is also included in the scope of delivery
The printer can be loaded through the cable which is also included in the scope of delivery

Most users will print their photos directly from their smartphone. It is also possible to sign in to the app using Facebook, Instagram and Google Photos. This allows you to directly access and print all Instagram or Google Photos albums without going through the smartphone gallery. If the printer is connected at this time, the image is usually printed within 63 seconds.

Quality of Photos

Result: Photos printed KODAK Mini 2 HD
Result: Photos printed KODAK Mini 2 HD

The printer prints using 4Pass printing technology. This is to increase photo quality. However, this also means that cartridges have to be changed again and again with this printer. This is not the case with the other photo printers. The cartridges can always be purchased together with the photo paper. However, this increases the price of the photos if they are to be purchased. The printer comes with a cartridge that is sufficient for 8 photos.

The biggest problem of the printer is the format size and the associated function in the app, which is pretty bad. As with any app, a bit of the image is always cut off, so it fits perfectly on the photo paper. This printer, however, cuts a comparatively large amount. Another possible reason for this is the image format, which has a longer page than comparable printers. Another reason is the automatic cropping. The Kodak printer caused problems scaling images. For example, the AskGeorge logo did not have the correct image size.

Compared to other printers, the photo quality is below average. The photos appear much too bright, so the colors don't look the same as in the original pictures. The average printing time is just over a minute, which is above average.

Comparison

Comparison of the AskGeorge logo print: order from left to right: HP (bottom right), Canon (top right), Polaroid ZIP (bottom left), KODAK Mini 2 HD (top left)
Comparison of the AskGeorge logo print: order from left to right: HP (bottom right), Canon (top right), Polaroid ZIP (bottom left), KODAK Mini 2 HD (top left)

Portrait pictures in comparison: order from left to right: HP, Canon, Polaroid ZIP, KODAK Mini 2 HD, Kiipix Photo Printer
Portrait pictures in comparison: order from left to right: HP, Canon, Polaroid ZIP, KODAK Mini 2 HD, Kiipix Photo Printer

We have evaluated about 9 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 45 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 35 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 45% positive and 35% negative ratings


The following points were positively noted:

  • Flexible photo printing possible

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Images are blurred
Manufacturer KODAK
EAN 0192143000129
Weight 249 g
Depth 13,2 cm
Width 7,8 cm
Height 2,5 cm
Bluetooth
Travel case Can be purchased optionally
Print speed 63 seconds
Paper capacity 8 Sheets
Price for 20 Photos for purchase 14,99€ incl. cartridge
USB-Connection
Scope of delivery 1 Kodak photo printer mini, 1 micro USB-cable, operating instruction, all in on patrone for 8 pictures
Camera resolution No comments
Battery Capacity 20 photos per load
Charging time 1,5 Hours
Foto paper inclusive 8 Sheets
Photo format 5,4 x 8,6 cm
App in Apple App Store Kodak Mini Shot
App in Google Play Store Kodak Mini Shot
Manual language EN, ES, IT, DE, FR, CZ
Quality of instructions Satisfactory
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Speed
Handling
Usability of the App

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2019-10-11
What is the size of the pictures?
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AskGeorge.com
The photos have a size of 5.4 x 8.6 cm.
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2019-10-11
Is it really necessary to buy paper and cartridges for this printer?
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Yes, but paper and cartridge are sold together, so you don't have to buy two packs.

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