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Kogan Agora

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Kogan Agora. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and camera are overall positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the reception and durability are mixed, and some have doubts about the sound and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kogan Agora is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Nic Healey (cnet.com)

Kogan Agora 4G review

 

Last year saw Aussie e-tailer Kogan release its quad-core Agora phone , the first in Australia to retail for under AU$200, with equally low price tags in other markets: $189 in the US and £149 in the UK.

The Kogan Agora 4G has solid quad-core performance, 4G connectivity, and a surprisingly stylish design, all at a bargain basement price.

Sadly the camera is also bargain basement and the screen is a little dull, with poor visibility in sunlight.

There are better 4G phones to be found, but none of them come close to the low price tag on the Kogan Agora 4G.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Kogan Agora 4G Budget Smartphone Review

 

Although the Kogan brand is known in Australia, especially their low-cost TVs, the Agora 4G represents their first real push into smartphones on a global scale. The phone is actually manufactured by BenQ's ODM division, as indicated by a small BenQ...

Surprisingly decent 8-megapixel camera. Good performance for a mid-range device. Runs near-vanilla Android 4.4.

Bland, generic smartphone design. Below average display quality. About $40 too expensive in a very competitive price segment. A few strange software bugs.

While Kogan has been a player in the Australian smartphone market for a few years now, the Agora 4G is one of their best efforts yet to expand their horizons into the global market. In some respects the device is quite capable, but I’m definitely not...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Darren Quick (gizmag.com)

Review: Kogan Agora 8-inch Tablet

 

I've just spent a day with a pre-production unit of Kogan's new 8-inch Agora tablet and while it's fair to say there's an element of "you get what you pay for" at work here, that's not to say the Agora is bad. The 1 GHz tablet is definitely an...

In portrait mode, the illuminated menu, home and back softkeys are located under the display, with the micro SD card slot, AC power input port, micro USB port, 3.5 mm headphone jack and mini HDMI output port on the underside. Meanwhile, the volume...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kogan Agora 4G review

 

The BenQ-made smartphone is the best to come from Kogan yet

Big 5in screen ; 4G ; Near-vanilla software

Low-end hardware ; Cheap construction

The Agora 4G is the best budget smartphone to come out of Kogan yet. It feels more refined than its predecessors in spite of being laden in plastic. Top-tier features, such as a large screen and 4G internet, coupled with the low $229 price, make it an...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kogan Agora HD Android phone

 

The Agora HD smartphone combines a good display with solid performance, making it great value

Great value for money ; Good display & pleasing performance ; Relatively stock Android experience

Battery life could be improved ; Only 4GB of internal memory ; Erratic ambient light sensor

The Kogan Agora HD smartphone combines a good display with solid performance and retails for a hugely competitive price. It's only let down by a lack of internal memory and below average battery life, but still comes highly recommended for anyone on a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kogan Agora Android phone

 

The Kogan Agora is let down by a poor quality display, below average battery life and sluggish performance

Very low price ; Dual-SIM card slots ; Relatively stock Android

Doesn't support 850MHz 3G ; Poor quality display ; Buttons can be unresponsive

While the Kogan Agora will deliver most of what it promises, it has a poor quality display, terrible battery life and often sluggish performance. It also doesn't appear to work on the 850MHz 3G network band in Australia, despite being advertised as such.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Kogan Agora

 

A big-screen Android smartphone at a rock-bottom price.

Low price tag, Decent battery life, Good call quality

Screen is pretty mediocre, Poor camera, Iffy Wi-Fi reception

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Nick Broughall (techradar.com)

Kogan Agora 4G review

 

Will the marketplace snap up this budget 4G phone?

Bargain price ; Premium feel ; Ships with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ; 5-inch HD screen ; MicroSD card slot ; Integrated LTE

Only 8GB storage ; Only 1GB RAM ; Questionable camera performance

The price of the Kogan Agora 4G is its biggest selling point, but look at the specs and this thing seems to ooze value for money. Just running through the spec sheet of the Kogan Agora 4G, there are plenty of attractive selling points on offer. From...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Nick Broughall (techradar.com)

Kogan Agora quad-core smartphone review

 

Double the power, but double the performance?

Cheap ; Great specs ; Decent design

Only 4GB on board storage ; Average camera

This phone punches above its weight. For under 200 bucks, it's impossible to argue the value for money case. But there are conditions: there's no 4G, and the 3G will work nicely on Telstra's 3G bands, but not Optus' 900MHz spectrum. The camera also has...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Hanlon (techradar.com)

Kogan Agora 5.0' Dual-core Smartphone review

 

Cheap as chips

The price ; Fully featured ; Decent battery performance ; Good web browsing

Below average screen quality ; Basic software package ; Some stability issues ; Woeful camera

There is a lot to like about the Agora smartphone beyond its bargain-bin price tag. Kogan has excelled at creating a product which is so full-featured on a budget, even if some of these features don't perform as you might expect them to.

Feb, 2013

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