Kogan announces the Agora quad-core smartphone

This budget Android smartphone has a 5 inch display, comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and costs only $189.

Australian company Kogan announced the Agora 5.0" quad-core smartphone, a budget handset that is now on presale and will ship on October 9. The manufacturer advertises it as "best value Android smartphone on the market" which offers features "usually found in smartphones four times the price."

The new Kogan Agora smartphone (this is not the first Kogan handset using this name) has the following specs:

  • Processor: unspecified quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz
  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1,280X720 pixels
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 4 GB ROM and microSD slot, up to 32 GB
  • Cameras: 8 MP back, 2 MP front   
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, 3G (no 4G LTE support)
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.34 pounds; 5.67X2.91X0.43 inches
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh

Kogan offers 1 year international warranty, 14-day money back guarantee and optional warranty extension to 3 years ($29) or 5 years ($39). The dual SIM Kogan Agora 5.0" quad-core smartphone is available directly and exclusively from and costs only $189 (plus shipping), unlocked and contract free.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-19 (Update: 2013-09-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.