Kogan Agora 7″ Tablet camera and microphone review

First of all I’d like to say thanks to Kayne – he has granted me access to make posts on my tablet here. Please leave comments below if there is something specific you would like to see in action.

Here’s a video taken on the 2 megapixel camera built into the tablet, and a demo of the inbuilt microphone.

Wow that’s some crappy video, dodgy frame rates, recorded in 3GP format, and to top it off my unit has a manufacturing defect – as you can see in the video there are 2 black corners showing in the video that should not be there. This is due to paint made in a circle around the lens, but not applied properly (I don’t know why it’s there really). I’m not bothered – I don’t plan to use the camera much anyway, it is only 2MP. Nice to know I have a microphone though.

Filename format: VID_20110614_071147.3gp
Resolution: 640×480
Frames Per Second: 10

Here is the info from VLC from analyzing the video:

Here’s a Photo taken from the inbuilt camera (somewhat difficult to take a pic when the camera is the same side as the on screen button)

A majority of the pics I took were either blurry or overexposed, this all done with the built in camera app, I’ve yet to checkout alternatives.


Ghostcat will eat your soul!

TL:DR The camera and mic suck, I give it 3 out of 10.

Full size versions of the 2MP photos, plus a bonus one of Ghostcat:

Kogan Agora Tablet videos

Joeyjoejoe has provided even more videos. Thanks!

Waveblazer demo on Kogan Agora 7″ Tablet

Turbofly 3D demo on Kogan Agora 7″ tablet

Raging Thunder 2 demo on Kogan Agora 7″ Tablet

A quick review of the Kogan Agora Tablet

Joeyjoejoe has sent in a quick review of his new Kogan Agora Tablet. Thanks!

Joeyjoejoe says:
June 11, 2011 at 4:25 am
I just received my new 7″ Kogan Agora Tablet, its pretty sweet, touchscreen isn’t as responsive as I would like, I find myself pressing hard and licking the tip of my finger as it does not respond to my touch at times. Battery life seems considerably short, lucky to get half a day on a full charge (even when a majority of the time it was on standby)
Besides those drawbacks; I have been trying to gain Root on it for 2 days now with no luck, don’t bother with Gingerbreak.apk I ran it for an hour and it didn’t work. I also tried Rooting it with ‘SuperOneClick’ but didn’t have much luck with that either (program kept crashing on me, I may try again on another pc, but I’m doubtful it will work.) So If anyone knows of a way to Root this device, please share it with the world!

Update – Joeyjoejoe has provided a video too!