Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30+, and T-Mobile Revvl Plus launch at T-Mo today

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Today’s a big day for phone releases at T-Mobile, as there are three new Android phones hitting T-Mo’s shelves.

First up is the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S Active models have been exclusive to AT&T in the past, but that’s changing with the Galaxy S8 Active with releases on Sprint and T-Mobile.

The S8 Active is priced at $100 down and $30 per month for 24 months (FRP: $820) on EIP or $100 down and $29 per month with an 18-month JUMP! On Demand lease.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active features more rugged body than the glass-covered Galaxy S8, boasting a metal frame with bumpers and textured back. It also meets MIL-STD-810G which means it can withstand extreme temperatures, low pressure, and more. It’s also water and dust resistance.

One of the most notable features of the S8 Active is its 600MHZ LTE (Band 71) support. That makes it the second phone on T-Mobile to support 600MHz coverage, which is currently live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Scarborough, Maine and is slated a handful more markets in 2017, including west Texas and eastern Washington.

The Galaxy S8 Active also features a 5.8-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display, 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. It’s powered by a 4,000mAh battery.

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Also launching today is the LG V30+. It’s priced at $130 down and $30 per month for 24 months (FRP: $850).

The LG V30+ is largely similar to the LG V30 that launched earlier this year, offering specs like a 6-inch 2880×1440 display, 16MP standard rear camera with f/1.6 aperture and 13MP wide angle camera with f/1.9 aperture, Snapdragon 835, and 4GB of RAM. Its one big differentiator is that it’s got 128GB of built-in storage, double that of the regular V30.

The LG V30+ also supports T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage.

Also of note is that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and LG V30+ are eligible for T-Mobile’s holiday BOGO deal that launches today. With it, you can buy one smartphone and get a second for free. Devices from Apple, Samsung, and LG are eligible, and you’ll need to add a line and buy both phones on EIP to qualify for this deal.

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Rounding out today’s smartphone launches is the T-Mobile Revvl Plus. This is a more affordable alternative to the other two devices, coming in at $8 down and $8 per month for 24 months on EIP or $0 down and $9 per month through JUMP! On Demand.

The T-Mobile Revvl Plus has a 6-inch 1920×1080 display and 8MP camera on its face, and around back there’s a dual camera setup with 13MP and 5MP cameras as well as a fingerprint reader below it. Also included is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3,380mAh battery.

Do any of the Android phones launching today at T-Mobile interest you?

Sources: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30+, T-Mobile Revvl Plus

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  • Luis Hotdaddy Vasquez

    *crickets*

  • Stephen C

    Well, I heard Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is very buggy, worst of the Galaxy family in terms of software experience.

    • g2a5b0e

      I’ve read a couple of reviews & I haven’t heard anything like that. Can you cite some sources?

    • UBloMe

      WHy? It has the same software. Only difference is the outershell

    • Derek Ant

      They all literally have the exact same software… lol

    • Jake Fitzpatrick

      I’d love to see a credible source. We’re all waiting.

    • webdev452

      Um it’s basically an S8 in a much tougher enclosure. The guts are the same, bigger batter, flat shatterproof screen. And the s8 is among the best reviewed phones for this season of flagships, so you might want to re think what you posted.

    • George Salcedo

      Samsung customer service is just terrible, thats enough for me to stay away from this company.

    • SteveD

      S8 active has been a rock solid phone through trials. Like anything else there needs to be questions asked and answered. What apps? Under what conditions? Saying something is just “Buggy” is vague.

      edit- After watching the Vid and comparing experiences I’m wholly convinced that his issues were down to AT&T’s software load. None of our users mentioned any of the issues Linus had.

      We have had no issues with samsung pay or NFC, Gear connectivity, WiFi calling, regular use, games, video streaming, BT. No lockups or slowdowns at all. And using it alongside the S8 and S8+ I actually prefer the Active as far as fit in the hand and usability.

  • Omar Cardenas

    The v30 plus looks nice

  • Tbone

    I plan on getting the Revvl Plus if stores around me get it. Called one and they hadn’t…. yet. I refuse to pay $600 – $900 for a phone anymore.

    • Kaulana1989

      Get the HTC u11 life it’s a way better upgrade only $100 more water resistant

      • George Salcedo

        I want to get it but that damn $20 upgrade fee in store is damn stupid and amazon has 0 cases for the U11 Life.

        • Kaulana1989

          They have cases available now for the u11 life you just have to look for the accessories on the T-Mobile product page try Costco warehouse they do not charge SIM card fees or upgrade fees plus you get a free SIM card

        • Kaulana1989

          I agree that fee is stupid the representatives are already getting paid to stand around and wait for customers why do we have to get charged nickel-and-dimed for everything when you don’t really need help for setting up I just want to add the phone to my account

        • Mike

          All 4 carriers does this. Verizon has a $30 upgrade fee. ATT charges $25. Sprint charges $36. Tmobile offers the lowest upgrade fee. You can avoid the fee online and sometimes over the phone.

    • drpoochix

      I have the revll now for a couple of months along with an IPhone 7 plus and I have to tell you doing normal things both phones perform the same. The screen is bright and sharp, doesn’t stutter like past android phones I have had. I am trying myself how to trade the revvl for the bigger model… It does have a plastic back, but if you use a case it wont matter, if you choose this phone I believe you will like it

  • Sharti24

    Why does the S8 Active have band 71 but sammy couldn’t include it in the Note 8? Same processor right?

    • det_b

      Different revision. They didn’t add support in the 835 until after production of the Note 8.

  • webdev452

    Active is a great phone, TMO’s website sucks for ordering phones. Have a pre paid plan. God help you if you remove an item from the cart that they allow you to and that they placed there (a $50 pre paid card I didn’t need, already had service paid up and mine is only $30 a month anyways). Website choked the 3 times I tried it, I thought it was just the load on the website, finally figured it out with their support, they couldn’t reset the attempts. By that time I’d exhausted the times you could try ordering, and have to go into the damn store next week.

  • SirStephenH

    Why the hell does the V30 require a “+” designation for simply having double the storage? No other phone does this.

    • SirStephenH

      Anyways, I don’t understand why anyone would pay a high markup for 128GB over 64GB when the device has an SD slot.

      • eanfoso

        RAM can write better on ROM, SD cards can lose data and pictures won’t come out as good.

  • Verizonthunder

    I’ll pass on all T-Mobile devices due to excessive bloatware, and software fragmentation. My next device will be the Razer smartphone.

    • Sharti24

      How about a Pixel?

      • HeatFan786

        Pixel line has some defects to worry about. Would hold off on that for now imo.

      • Verizonthunder

        Razer phone outperforms the pixel in every benchmark. On paper, the Razer offers 8gb ram, 4000mah battery with lvl 4 Qualcomm quick charge, 120hz for gaming/tv/movie experience, and built quality

    • eanfoso

      I feel that, I’m getting a Nokia 8 December or if there’s a Nokia 9 is in the works may hold out for it.

  • Will they let you do the v30+ with a Jump On Demand?

    • Andrew Singleton

      I just checked, and no, it’s not on there :(