Kogan Agora 4G budget smartphone UK

Australian tech firm, Kogan, has launched what it calls the 'best value 4G Android smartphone in the world' in the shape of the Agora 4G, which has been made in partnership with BenQ. See also: The 14 best budget smartphones 2014: What's the best budget smartphone?

The Agora 4G is now available via Kogan only and can be yours for just £149 and has features found in phones twice the price, according to Kogan. The firm makes the above claim despite the EE Kestrel coming in at £50 less making it under £100.

"I applaud companies like Google releasing devices such as the Nexus 5, which at about £300 is 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," said Ruslan Kogan, CEO and founder of Kogan.

“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."

Aside from 4G LTE support, the Agora 4G comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5in HD screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot, 8Mp rear camera and 1.3Mp front camera.

Kogan claims that the Argora 4G beats one of its main competitors, the Motorola Moto G, in every test in the AnTuTu benchmark app.

"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," added Kogan.

Kogan launches budget 4G phone in UK: £149 Agora 4G takes on Moto G and EE Kestrel