They say that nothing good comes for cheap, and that's especially true in the world of smartphones. But after a prolonged hiatus away from the smartphone game, Kogan is back with a new Agora designed to give you solid processing power for a cut-price rate.
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If you're after a cheap Android phone, it has always been tough to go passed the Kogan Agora. For the price, it gets the job done for users who aren't after a world-eating superphone. The good news today is that the current generation Agora smartphone is getting even cheaper as Kogan readies to launch a new model.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it's no secret that Kogan likes to ape Samsung gear. That's why it didn't surprise us when the new quad-core Kogan Agora smartphone looked just like a Galaxy Nexus when it came out of the box. Thankfully, it's all that the Nexus was and a little bit more. Come and meet the new best bang for buck handset on Android.
If there's one thing Ruslan Kogan does well, it's put out cheap gadgets. Fresh off the back of the Agora smartphone release, Kogan has now outed two new Android tablets, including a new 8-inch form factor starting at a competitive $119.
I have a confession: I really didn't want to like the Kogan Agora smartphone. As soon as I was handed the device and told the price, I immediately relegated it to the cheap and nasty corner. 'Nothing good can come out of a $150 device,' I thought to myself at the time. Well readers, I'm here to tell you that I was wrong.
Kogan used the annual CES trade show to make a bit of noise last week, arriving in Sin City to drop his latest smartphone offering: the Kogan Agora. At $149, this thing is probably the best deal you're likely to get on an Android smartphone for some time.
Remember that Kogan Agora rumour from earlier in the week? Turns out it's real. Here's the $149, dual-SIM, 5-inch Kogan Agora smartphone.
Kogan's much-in-demand sub-$200 Ice Cream Sandwich Agora tablet won't be shipping to customers for quite a few weeks, but we got our hands on a pre-production review unit of the $199 16GB model. How does it stack up at first glance?
Exclusive: Along with the 10-inch tablet I tested last week, Kogan also launched an 8-inch model for a little less model. Despite the size disparity relative to price, I think it's a better buy.
What do you do when you've got new products coming in and old stock still on hand? Conventional wisdom says you sell the old models off cheap, and that's clearly what Kogan's doing. Hot on the heels of the Agora 10-inch and 8-inch tablets we looked at yesterday, Kogan's holding a one day sale on the older 7-inch tablet at $159.
Kogan's first Agora tablet was announced last month, but was shortly met with some criticism after it was revealed that its specs weren't as good as originally thought. Well, the specs have been tweaked again, except this time it's to give customers a better device. Can't imagine anyone complaining about this.