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Kogan Dual Core Dual Sim Android Smartphone with 5inch Screen for $150 + Delivery

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Expected ship date 14th Feb

Just in time for Valentines day :p

Specs:

  • CPU: Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 512MB
  • OS: 4.0.4 ICS
  • Display Resolution: 480 x 800
  • Display Size: 5.0"
  • Display Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen

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  • +4 votes

    590g weight? That sounds like a pretty heavy phone!

  • +8 votes

    5" 480x800 - Great for Minecraft on Android :p

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    CPU: Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9
    RAM: 512MB
    OS: 4.0.4 ICS
    Display Resolution: 480 x 800
    Display Size: 5.0"
    Display Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen

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      also
      internal storage = 4GB
      no listing for microSD card slot.

      so if this phone come "as is", it will have very small storage space and not expandable.

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    samsung galaxy s2 clone.

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    Tech specs say 512mb, but the main product page mentions 1GB of memory… I wonder which it is?

    • +17 votes

      Knowing Kogan probably neither.

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        On hold now to find out which it is.

        Edit: official response is that it does in fact have 512MB of ram.

        • +1 vote

          The online specs and overview list 512MB, perhaps they changed it thanks to your call…

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          That was the advice I gave them, lest they get complaints or returns based on the incorrect description ;)

  • +6 votes

    Just in time for Valentine's Day???

    Oh. I see now. You can give it to your loved one, after first installing a Stalker app that lets you know where they are at any point in time…

  • +1 vote

    Just in time for Valentines day :p

    or more importantly, a month early to celebrate mens special day :D

    wonder what sort of steak ill get this year

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    If you don't need the latest phones with the best features, this is a good buy for that price. Of course it will not be Retina screen or Quad Core processor, at least it still have Android ICS in there. Good to give to children or old people that need a basic phone with the occasional web surfing and casual game.

    • +2 votes

      Or, you know, someone who just wants a phone.

      It's not exactly a "basic" phone..

      My only issue with it - it's from Kogan! :)

      • +1 vote

        I suspect it will stalled frequently if you open too many applications much because it only have 512mb of RAM, my old Galaxy S1 used to do that, this one at least is dual core processor, so would not know how it will perform. If you are heavy user, I would not recommend it as the stalling will make you crazy and you will want to throw the phone against the wall.

  • +5 votes

    Engadget has the review of this phone!

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/09/kogan-agora-phablet-hands...

    and it stated with 512mb of ram on the article

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    that dual sim feature seems handy. any have any experience with dual sim phones?

    i've got a work blackberry and a samsung, and having to lug both around all the time can get annoying.

    does this technology work?

    • +2 votes

      Dual sim phones are huge in East Africa, so they can get the best deals by calling people on the same network. I worked with a guy that had one and it worked great. It was just a simple nokia, not an android device, but it was great. He had different ringtones for each sim as well.

      I saw a guy in a minibus one day pull out 4 different phones from his pocket, each with a different provider, sure beats doing that…

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    Seriously 590g????

  • +5 votes

    only 1 advise, dont buy kogan branded products especially the cheap ones are extremely crappy. bought a kogan PAP player (PS vita clone) for 49 and it was absolutely terrible out of the box the screen cover was not applied properly and felt very cheap like buying from the streets of thailand cheap. absolutely no use at all. my advise dont buy them and save your money.

  • +1 vote

    Do not rely on that "expected delivery date" too much.
    Kogan's expectations was very different from mine I found in the past!

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      Ditto - horribly unreliable when it comes to phones; I cancelled my order from them due to their misleading "expectations".

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    The phone looks like a Star phone from China, maybe a Star N9330:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvxV4hSINA0

    Generally Star phones look like Samsungs, whereas Hero phones look like Apple copies.

    Can anyone confirm?

  • +3 votes

    I'm pretty sure this isn't a deal, it's the day-to-day price of a new product.

  • +1 vote

    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/01/kogans-low-cost-dual-sim-a...

    … The device doesn’t support 4G, instead one slot is 2G and one slot is 3G.

    … Ruslan Kogan told us that he’s not sure about future updates to Jelly Bean and onwards but is still in negotiations with the as yet undisclosed manufacturer.

    We’re hands on with the device right now and it feels smooth and zippy. The screen is bright and vibrant the price is stellar.

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      Ruslan Kogan told us that he’s not sure about future updates to Jelly Bean

      WTF? It doesn't have Jelly Bean??!

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      We’re hands on with the device right now and it feels smooth and zippy. The screen is bright and vibrant the price is stellar.

      Does it look crap when viewed from an angle? The cheapo Android tablets are not IPS screens. They're TN. They look like junk if viewed slightly off angle. Very dark.

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    Why would one buy this as opposed to somthing like the star b92m?
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Star-B92M-S3-4-7-IPS-Capaciti...

    Just asking, because I am in the market and have looked at both. I realise the b92m is about $30 more, but once the mtk6589 is out this would probably drop fairly fast?

    • +3 votes

      Because people are stupid.

      Btw, if you're after a china-phone, check gizchina. He's on the ball with new models.

    • +3 votes

      Looks like another decent unit .. Only thing I can't get past, the company name - Kingkok. lol

    • +2 votes

      Btw, seller name "Kingkok"…..LOL!

      Edit: Beaten to the kok. Dam.

      • +1 vote

        "beaten to the kok"! sounds like something entirely different in in bad english :D

        But yeah, interesting to see all the kogan flame, haven't bought anything from them, and don't think I will now. May as well just try my luck on the star b92m or something similar. http://www.aliexpress.com isnt too bad for getting refunds either. I got a partial refund through them no problems when part of my mk808 android tv stick (the usb psu) wasn't included.

  • +7 votes

    My Note 2 clone should be getting delivered today (Star S7180). Paid $165, 1gig ram, 5.3" and qHD (540x960) [yes I know it's not great specs, but as I'm sure you all know I'm a rather fanatical Apple fan and just wanted an Android phone to play around with].

    But, back on topic. This is exactly why I HATE Kogan. He just browsers Alababa or whatever, finds some generic old model Chinese crap, get's them to stick his logo on the back and claims to have created the thing. Like his involment somehow makes for a higher quality product.

    The part that really bugs me is the media keeps giving him attention! There is nothing special about his products, his company or him.

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      I'm still waiting for him to reinvent the wheel and manage to achieve more hype than Gangnam Style.

    • +1 vote

      found heaps of the same model on chinese ebay for ~$110, his cost price cannot be over 100. minus overheads that's still a lot of room for a healthy profit margin

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      100% Agree. Annoys the crap of out me. Media is stupid and don't have nothing better to do.

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      but as I'm sure you all know I'm a rather fanatical Apple fan and just wanted an Android phone to play around with].

      I'm not sure the phone will give the greatest impression, but I think it's great that you're trying. Few things annoy me more than uninformed people that just follow the prevailing opinion, and stick to it religiously (whether they be Android, WP or iPhone users)

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      Hi there
      So how did it go? I am intended to get one too,the quoted price is $183 USD with ems.

  • +1 vote

    Another agora product shudder
    Got the agora tablet for my old man when it came out.
    Opened it up, charged it up, turned it on.
    Turned it back off straight away and returned it.

    Bad bad bad experience with kogan branded technology.
    All i can say is to steer clear. Very very clear.

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      I think I saw the same tablet. It's nasty. Screen was dark and viewing angles were poor. Also very slow.

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    google play installed?

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    512MB, 4GB, Dual sim, Dual core. Smells like any other MTK 6577 chinaphone. Just about the same price too.

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    Looks like weight updated to 180g?

  • +1 vote

    i believe i had used the exact same one (chinese knock off of the galaxy note), with the exact specs etc… a few months ago…. it was usable… until all the 512mb ram got used up… (trust me, it is very quick, especially when whatsapp skype and then chrome got opened)
    and the screen went wrong after 2 months, had to send it back to China to be fixed

    it is quite responsive though… but of course, cant compare it to the S3 or One X… but it is quite on par with the S2

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