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Kogan’s Agora 8 costs just $200

The Australian e-retailer is touting what it calls one of the most affordable, feature-rich phones in Australia.

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The Agora 8.

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If you need a new phone but don't want to shell out four digits, Kogan has your back. 

The company today announced its Agora 8 -- it's similar to the Agora 6 Plus, but at AU$199 is about a hundred bucks cheaper. 

For that money you'll get a phone with a 5-inch 1,280x720-pixel display, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core processor and dual SIM slots, which travellers will be happy to note. On paper, it's got similar fire-power to the AU$300 Motorola Moto G5, but has storage expandable to 128GB (compared to the Motos' 32 or 64GB). 

Camera-wise, the Angora 8's 12 megapixels aren't as good as the Asus ZenFone 3's 16-megapixel rear lens, but comes close to the Sony Xperia XA's 13 megapixels. That's not bad, given it's still cheaper than both -- though megapixels aren't everything. 

Take a look at our recommendations for lower-priced phones here. The Kogan Agora 8 is available for presale today at Kogan for AU$199

Key specs

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 5-inch 2.5D curved Dragontrail glass screen
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Large 2400mAh battery for all-day power
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus
  • 5-megapixel front facing camera
  • Expandable storage up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual SIM (2G+4G, SIM 2 is 2G only)