Kogan's $149 Dual-SIM Android Agora Phone

Online retailer Kogan has been trying to launch an Android phone since 2008. It has finally happened, and the specifications for the new Agora Android phone look quite impressive: a 5-inch screen, a dual-core Cortex A9 processor and a dual-SIM slot (handy for travellers). At $149 (plus shipping), it's also one of the cheaper Android 4.0.4 devices on the market.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that there's no support for 4G networks. That's not totally surprising given that Kogan's recently launched MVNO doesn't use 4G itself, instead residing on Telstra's older 3G spectrum. The second slot is 2G only. Customers who order the phone can have a free trial SIM for Kogan Mobile thrown in.

You can order the phone now from the Kogan site, but it isn't scheduled to ship until February 26 (and a further delay would not be totally surprising).

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Comments

    Isn't a 5" screen with a resolution of just 480x800 going to look really really bad?

      The Samsung Galaxy sII is the same resolution at 4.3 inch. Hardly bad, in fact I'd say most people won't be able to tell the difference.

        there's a pretty noticeable difference between 4.3" and 5"...

      compared to current superphones though. But if its the choice between this and other 150 buck prepaid options, it's fairly good deal if its not totally sucky. The hands on says its ok as long as you dont try to do too much at once.

        Given the price its actually a pretty decent price for a dual sim android. Quad band 3G and the performance specs of a top end smartphone of 2011/12. A few things concern me - build quality and the capabilities of the second sim slot. According to the Kogan website: "You can also use each SIM exclusively for dedicated mobile data or calls and texts."
        There's no mention of a 2G restriction and "dedicated mobile data" implies to me that each would have 3G capabilities.

      Kogan's website says it has 480 x 800.

    Anyone know if this will have an autofocus camera? Most dual sims seem to be at the low end and so come with a fixed focus, which is no good for scanning receipts or business cards. This seems perfect for the business traveller if does have one.

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