Kogan Agora 8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

16GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

2,400 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144mm x 70.9mm x 9.5mm
Weight
150g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,400mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$199
Launch date2017-05
Kogan Agora 8

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

  • Price: RRP $199
  • Where to buy: Kogan

Compare SIM-only plans for the Kogan Agora 8

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Monthly winner: Data
Circles.Life 100GB for $38 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $30/mth, then $38/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$30
per month
100GB
Data
Moose 15.80 6GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $12.80/mth instead of $15.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
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Circles.Life 20GB for $28 SIM-only Monthly Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get 50GB data and over 20% off for 12 months - pay $22/mth, then $28/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$22
per month
50GB
Data
felix Subscription $35 1 month
SIM-Only - Subscription
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per 1 months
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per 1 months
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Moose 23.80 20GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $19.80/mth instead of $23.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
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Circles.Life 8GB for $18 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $14/mth, then $18/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$14
per month
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Kogan Agora 8 specs

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144mm x 70.9mm x 9.5mm
Weight
150g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,400mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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