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Topic # 150843 5-Aug-2014 09:52
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Received a press release from Kogan today:


Kogan Agora 4G, the best value 4G Android smartphone in the world, today launched in New Zealand for just $259.

Available exclusively from Kogan.com, the Kogan Agora 4G combines a top class feature set with solid build quality. The features and feel of this smartphone are normally found in models costing at least twice as much.

Running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS, it sports a crisp 5” HD display, Lightning 4G LTE Connectivity, full day battery life, and a snappy Quad Core processor. All this in a beautiful package.

The Kogan Agora 4G even beats the Moto G in every benchmark measure.*

In a first, Kogan and BenQ have partnered to create the device, which will make the combined power of 4G and Quad Core available to more people than ever before.

Ruslan Kogan, CEO and founder of Kogan.com, said the launch of such an affordable device gives everyone in New Zealand the power to enjoy the high speeds of a 4G network.

“Full feature smartphones with 4G connectivity are still out of reach for many Kiwis.

“I applaud companies like Google releasing devices that are priced better than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or Apple’s iPhone. But all these phones are still too expensive for many people -- especially when they’re also being asked to upgrade every year.

“We’re releasing a quality device that smashes the competition on the price, yet packs all the features consumers expect from a high end smartphone.

“This is a truly beautiful phone. It feels great in your hands, has a big high definition screen, and offers 4G connectivity at an incredible price point. I can’t wait for people to get to enjoy it,” Kogan said.

Key Features of the Kogan Agora 4G:

 

  • OS: KitKat (Android 4.4.2)
  • Network:
  • 4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800
  • 3G - 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 2G - 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Quad Core
  • Display: 5” HD
  • Battery: 2500mAh
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable to 64 GB via Micro SD card)
  • Cameras:
  • 8MP rear facing
  • 1.3MP front facing
  • Weight: 135 g
  • Dimensions: 142.95 x 72.8 x 8.5mm
  • Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
  • Built-in FM
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Micro SIM




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  Reply # 1102402 5-Aug-2014 10:07
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"4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800"  Are those AP bands??




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  Reply # 1102405 5-Aug-2014 10:11
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old3eyes: "4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800"  Are those AP bands??


Be good if 700 is band 28 LTE the 1800 will be band 3

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1102430 5-Aug-2014 10:52
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Well that looks quite promising for thsoe in the low end of the market, myself included.

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  Reply # 1102431 5-Aug-2014 10:52
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Strange how it doesn't actually say the resolution of the screen




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  Reply # 1102434 5-Aug-2014 10:57
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No LTE 2600?




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  Reply # 1102441 5-Aug-2014 11:06
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lokhor: Strange how it doesn't actually say the resolution of the screen


1280 x 720 according to the Kogan website



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  Reply # 1102451 5-Aug-2014 11:18
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johnr:
old3eyes: "4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800"  Are those AP bands??


Be good if 700 is band 28 LTE the 1800 will be band 3


I am told by Kogan it supports 700 MHz band 28.






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Reply # 1102466 5-Aug-2014 11:23
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freitasm:
johnr:
old3eyes: "4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800"  Are those AP bands??


Be good if 700 is band 28 LTE the 1800 will be band 3


I am told by Kogan it supports 700 MHz band 28.




Good news thanks

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  Reply # 1102476 5-Aug-2014 11:31
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What is HD? 720 or 1080?




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  Reply # 1102502 5-Aug-2014 11:43
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paulmilbank: What is HD? 720 or 1080?

 

Both..




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  Reply # 1102508 5-Aug-2014 11:53
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so whats the catch?

seems too good to be true - might have to pick one up as an ingress device.

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freitasm:
johnr:
old3eyes: "4G LTE Cat 4 - 700 / 900 / 1800"  Are those AP bands??


Be good if 700 is band 28 LTE the 1800 will be band 3


I am told by Kogan it supports 700 MHz band 28.



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  Reply # 1102520 5-Aug-2014 12:05
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paulmilbank: What is HD? 720 or 1080?


720p I'm seeing.

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  Reply # 1102745 5-Aug-2014 17:21
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Does this work on all net works?

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  Reply # 1102802 5-Aug-2014 18:48
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mishyman: Does this work on all net works?


All networks in NZ yes

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