Kogan Agora 8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Kogan Agora 8

Kogan Agora 8
  • Display

    5 inches

    720 x 1280


  • Storage

    16GB

  • Battery size

    2,400 mAh


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.

Promoted

  • The Kogan Agora 8 is available directly from Kogan for $199.

Kogan Agora 8 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size N/A
Video recording N/A
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 144mm x 70.9mm x 9.5mm
Weight 150g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor MT6737
RAM 2
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

16GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 2,400mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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