Kogan dishes out a dual-SIM smartphone for just over $100

Budget smartphones might be mostly about who can provide the most mobile speed, but if you don’t care about that and want two SIMs, Kogan wants you to know it has something in the wings.

This week, Kogan has added to its range of Agora smartphones with the release of the Agora 3G Lite, a follow-up to the Agora 4G from last year and this year’s Agora 4G Pro with a similar name, a similar style, and a totally different set of insides made for someone who doesn’t care about mobile speed and wants something that does the job.

The totally unlocked phone packs in two SIM card slots, making it useful overseas if you want to receive phone calls on your regular SIM but use something purchased in the foreign land for calls, texts, and data, allowing you to get the best of both worlds, even if it is only in a 3G capacity, as the name suggests.


Aside for that 3G only modem, you’ll find a 5 inch LCD with the very old resolution of 854×480, with this screen sitting on top of a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage with room to move using a microSD slot.

Google’s Android 5.0 “Lollipop” keeps things relatively up to date, and you’ll also find support for 802.11b/g/n WiFi here, alongside Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and two cameras, with a 5 megapixel camera with flash on the back and a 2 megapixel camera up front.

“Our customers have told us they would like to see a device with a bigger and better screen, fast processor, great battery life, as well as the freedom to personalise their smartphones – all without breaking the bank,” said Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO of Kogan.

“It’s a smartphone that can be used across urban, rural Australia and beyond, and we’re really excited about designing and manufacturing something that combines the latest technology with design and aesthetics at a budget price point.”


Pricing on this handset is meant to be fairly low, and it’s clear from the $129 price point that Kogan is looking to compete with other low-end competitors.

You won’t find this one in stores, however, as Kogan’s Agora 3G Lite (also called the “Kogan Agora Lite”) is only available from Kogan’s website for $129 plus delivery.