What you need to know
- T-Mobile has launched three new REVVL phones, including a $400 5G phone.
- The REVVL 5G costs $400 or $16.67 a month over 24 months, but you can get it for just $200 when you switch to T-Mobile or add a line.
- Its key tech specs include a Snapdragon 765 chipset, triple rear cameras with a 48MP main sensor, and a 4,500mAh battery.
T-Mobile today unveiled (opens in new tab) three new REVVL smartphones: REVVL 4, REVVL 4+, and REVVL 5G. With a $400 price tag, the REVVL 5G is the most affordable 5G smartphone to have been launched in the U.S. so far. Customers who switch or add a line will be able to pick up a REVVL 5G for just $200 after 24 monthly bill credits.
Despite its relatively low pricing, however, the REVVL 5G isn't too shabby in terms of specs. It features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, and a triple-camera setup with a 48MP main sensor. The 5G phone also offers a 16MP selfie camera and a 4,500mAh battery. Samsung's Galaxy A51 5G, which offers similar specs, was launched at $500 in the U.S. Currently, however, the phone is available for as low as $325 through most carriers, including T-Mobile.
T-Mobile REVVL 4 is a budget phone that comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display, MediaTek MT6761V/CA quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 3,500mAh battery, and a single 13MP rear camera. You can get the phone for $120 or $5 a month on a 24-month installment plan. The REVVL 4+ offers a bigger 6.52-inch HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 16MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 4,000mAh battery for $192 or $8 a month. All three new REVVL phones run Android 10 out of the box.
You will be able to buy the new REVVL phones starting September 4 online or at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile stores across the U.S.
T-Mobile REVVL 5G
T-Mobile's new REVVL 5G is not just affordable but also packed with features. It has a Snapdragon 765 chipset, triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor, 4,500mAh battery, and a 16MP selfie camera.
"Samsung's Galaxy A51 5G, which offers similar specs, was launched at $500 in the U.S. Currently, however, the phone is available for as low as $325 through most carriers, including T-Mobile." Hold the phone (pun intended).
1. The A51 5G is $500 at T-Mobile unless you do a trade-in or add a line, and the same will be available for the Revvl. You can get it for $350 at Best Buy, but only if you buy it unlocked - meaning all upfront - while activating it with Verizon (actually $399) or Sprint.
2. While I have long been a defender of Exynos - though their latest issues with their foundries means that I probably won't be able to for much longer - the TMobile device uses a Qualcomm 765. The A51 5G uses the
Exynos 980. While that Exynos is clearly better than the Qualcomm 730 and the upcoming 690, is it actually comparable to the 765G? If so, then WHY ON EARTH ARE GOOGLE AND LG USING IT FOR VERY EXPENSIVE PHONES LIKE THE PIXEL 5 AND VELVET?!?! 3. Seriously, instead of knocking this T-Mobile device, you need to compare it against the Pixel 4A. Which A) has a much smaller screen and B) has a clearly worse CPU and C) while it costs $50 less D) IS NOT AVAILABLE ON CONTRACT AT T-Mobile. Which means there is NO WAY that a T-Mobile customer should buy the Pixel 4A over this device.
But what is the camera for the REVVL? How are the updates/support? The REAL differences in the 730G and 765G are in the GPU. Also the assistant has vastly more usefulness in the "new" assistant you can find on the 4A that isn't available outside of the Pixels.
Exactly. How is the camera and will this phone ever get updated?
Does this have a headphone jack and SD card support?
If you go to the link in the article, there's another link to an unboxing video where they only show the front and back of the phone, so no clue if there was an audio jack. But there was another run down of the specs and they included micro SD card support.
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