Kogan Agora 8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Kogan Agora 8
Kogan Agora 8
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Kogan Agora 8 at a glance
When did the Kogan Agora 8 come out? June 2017
What’s new about the Kogan Agora 8? 13MP camera, fingerprint scanner, Android 7.0
How much does the Kogan Agora 8 cost? $199

With a quad-core processor, a 13MP camera and all the features of Android 7.0, the Kogan Agora 8 seeks to redefine what a budget smartphone is capable of.

Kogan began operating in 2006 and has grown considerably since its early days as a small online retailer selling LCD TVs. Today it offers a broad range of products, having launched NBN services under the Kogan Internet brand in April 2018, and having partnered with the Hollard Insurance Company in mid-2017 to launch a Kogan Home insurance product. As part of this growth, the Australian brand now markets its own range of affordably-priced smartphones under the Kogan Agora label.

A relatively recent addition to its handset line-up is the Kogan Agora 8, which hit the market in June 2017. It launched at just $199 and aimed to deliver high-end performance sans the premium price tag associated with your average flagship handset. While that might be more marketing copy than objective fact, the handset is quite a capable device that represents impressive value for money. If you don't need a top-of-the-line smartphone but still want a handset with all the modern conveniences, the Kogan Agora 8 warrants your consideration.

Design

  • Dragontrail glass protection on the 5-inch IPS screen is a welcome surprise.
  • No shortage of features thanks to Android 7.0.

Camera

  • A 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera place the Agora 8 ahead of most budget smartphones.

Performance

  • Quad-core 1.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM is a solid pairing for a budget smartphone.
  • Should be powerful enough to handle average smartphone use.

Battery

  • The 2,400mAh battery is par for the course for a budget smartphone.
  • It should still deliver all-day battery life under typical use.

Pricing and availability

Kogan Agora 8

A mid-range smartphone in budget clothing

The Kogan Agora 8 challenges the expectations of a budget smartphone, delivering performance and features typically reserved for more expensive handsets.

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  • The Kogan Agora 8 is available directly from Kogan for $199.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Processor MT6737
Height (mm) 144
Width (mm) 70.9
Depth (mm) 9.5
Weight (g) 150
Battery size (mAh) 2,400
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 2
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated February 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
5.7
1520 x 720
64GB
3,250
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
2,950
5
1280 x 720
16GB
2,400

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