Kogan releases cheapest 4G smartphone in Australia, but how does it stack up?

This morning on the Today Show, the latest jewel in Ruslan Kogan's discount crown was unveiled: the cheapest 4G smartphone available in Australia. Known as the Agora 4G, the phone will retail for $229 and has gone on presale today (it will ship beginning August 5), taking on the price of Kogan's previous Android phone, the Agora HD+.

By Alex Choros

This morning on the Today Show, the latest jewel in Ruslan Kogan's discount crown was unveiled: the cheapest 4G smartphone available in Australia. Known as the Agora 4G, the phone will retail for $229 and has gone on presale today (it will ship beginning August 5), taking on the price of Kogan's previous Android phone, the Agora HD+.

As with the Agora HD+, the Agora 4G represents good value: the device boasts a Snapdragon S400 1.2Ghz quadcore processor, a 5-inch 720p screen, a gigabyte of RAM, 8 gigabytes of internal memory and appears to run an ever-so-slightly modified version of Android 4.4.2. In terms of hardware, the Agora 4G's closest competitor, the Moto G 4G, commonly retails for $299, $70 more.

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