How T-Mobile’s $199 Revvl Plus Matches Other Budget Phones

How T-Mobile’s $199 Revvl Plus Matches Other Budget Phones


Starting this Friday (Nov. 17), T-Mobile plans to sell the $200 Revvl Plus, a 6-inch smartphone with a full HD display and dual rear cameras. In addition to buying the phone outright, you’ll also be able to lease it for $9 a month through T-Mobile’s Jump On Demand Program or pay it off in 24 monthly installments of $8 after you make an $8 down payment.

The Revvl Plus follows on the heels of the Revvl, a 5.5-inch $150 phone T-Mobile released in August to give its wireless customers more budget options. The Revvl Plus adds another phone to the mix, this one boasting specs you’d expect to find on higher-priced devices.

Those features are highlighted by the twin lenses on the back of the Revvl Plus. The phone includes a rear 13-megapixel lens alongside a 5-megapixel shooter. T-Mobile tells us the dual-camera setup will allow you to create bokeh effects where the subject of a photo appears in sharp focus while the background is blurred; it’s a feature you’ll find on dual-lens camera phones from Apple and Samsung among others. Up front, the Revvl Plus offers an 8-MP selfie cam.

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Besides the cameras, the Revvl Plus also boasts a sizable 3,380 mAh battery, which is larger than the 3,000 mAh power pock found on the Revvl. You’ll find a fingerprint sensor on the back of the new phone, too.

Count on making some compromises with performance. The Revvl has a quad-core Snapdragon 625 processor, backed by 2GB of RAM. That’s a decent midrange CPU, though it won’t set any speed records. The Revvl Plus runs Android Nougat at a time when phone makers are beginning to outline upgrade paths to Android Oreo. You’re also limited to 32GB of onboard storage, though as with the original Revvl, you can boost things to 128GB via a microSD card.