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Kogan Agora 8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Summary

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.

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Pricing & Availability

Launch price (RRP) $199
Launch date 2017-05
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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TPG Large
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Large
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
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$15
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  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$15
per month
iiNet Medium Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Medium Plan
Prepaid
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
16GB
$12.50
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  • $12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
16 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$9/mth for the first 6 months, then $24/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
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Postpaid
$9/mth for the first 6 months, then $24/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
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  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
20GB
$9
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  • $9/mth for the first 6 months, then $24/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20 GB
Data
$9
per month
Optus Flex Plus $35
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
60GB 1st recharge, 40GB 2nd/3rd, then 20GB. Activate by 3.6.24. Excludes eSIM. T&Cs apply
Optus Flex Plus $35
Prepaid
60GB 1st recharge, 40GB 2nd/3rd, then 20GB. Activate by 3.6.24. Excludes eSIM. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
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$35
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20GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months with code FELIX50, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
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$20/mth for the first 3 months with code FELIX50, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
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$20
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Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
ALDI $29 5G Plan
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ALDI $29 5G Plan
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  • Unlimited national calls & texts
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25GB
$29
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25GB
Data
$29
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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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