Kogan is a brand more familiar to our Australian friends, but the company's Agora 4G handset just became the latest low priced Android phone to become available on UK shores. Since the Moto G, our expectations on what constitutes a good budget device have somewhat increased, but the Agora 4G – on paper at least – doesn't seem to disappoint.
It's now on sale for £149 and for that you're getting a decent looking list of specs. We're looking at a 5-inch, 1280x720 resolution display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. It's packing Android 4.4 KitKat and round back there's an 8MP camera with a BSI sensor accompanied by a 2MP shooter round the front. Powering the phone is a reasonable, if not outstanding 2500 mAh battery. Oh, and as the name implies, it has LTE. Or, it does if you're on EE or Three, at least.
The Agora 4G supports LTE on 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz frequencies. In the UK only 1800MHz is deployed and only by EE and Three, so if you're on another carrier you'll have to make do without.
While Kogan isn't a brand we're too familiar with in the UK, the phone is made in partnership with BenQ and looks to deliver another potential winner in the low-cost space. You'll need to buy it online for the time being direct from Kogan – which also means delivery costs and potentially import duty – but if you're interested you'll find it at the link below.