Kogan goes large with the Kogan Agora 8 Plus

Alex Kidman 9 November 2017 NEWS


Kogan's latest self-branded smartphone is big on display but predictably low on price.

While as a company it has branched out into everything from mobile plans to home insurance, Kogan got its start by selling rebadged, Chinese-produced technology at competitive prices against the existing brand names of the day. Kogan's latest house-branded mobile phone continues that trend, with the Kogan Agora 8 Plus now on pre-sale through to 24 November at $239 plus shipping.

That asking price of $239 places the Kogan Agora 8 Plus firmly in the budget category, although in common with many budget phones we've seen of late, you can still get a perfectly satisfactory experience from a budget phone.

In the Agora 8 Plus' case, it's a Dual SIM 4G Android 7.0 handset with a 5.5 inch 1080x1920 LCD display, 2950mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and 1.5GHz octa-core processor on board. Onboard storage isn't extensive at only 32GB, but that can be added to via microSD. There's a single rear 13MP camera and an 8MP front camera for selfies, and it's NFC-ready for Android Pay purposes.

The Agora 8 Plus has a lot of competition from brands such as Alcatel, Nokia and Motorola in the budget space. We've asked Kogan for a review device to test to see how well the Agora 8 Plus actually compares, so stay tuned for our full appraisal.

Product Name
Kogan Agora 8 Plus
1920 x 1280 pixels
Android 7.0
Front camera
Rear camera
Octa-core 1.5Ghz

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    AgoraFebruary 10, 2018

    How do I remove the backcover of this phone to insert batteries. Is it through where the charger fits?
    I did not want to force – may break

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchMarch 2, 2018Staff


      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately, the back cover of Kogan Agora 8+ is not removable. It’s a new design of the phone.

      You may contact Kogan support directly for technical assistance.

      Best regards,

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