T-Mobile’s REVVL family of own-brand smartphones is growing.
The T-Mobile REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus are now official, and they’re launching on November 16. The REVVL 2 will be priced at $0 down and $7 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, or $168 full retail. Meanwhile, the REVVL 2 Plus will cost $0 down and $10.50 per month for 24 months on EIP, or $252 full retail.
Both new REVVL phones will be available for even less thanks to a limited time T-Mobile deal. Customers who add a line will be able to get the REVVL 2 for free after 24 monthly bill credits, or they can get the REVVL 2 Plus for $3.50 per month after 24 monthly bill credits.
When it comes to specs, one of the biggest features of both phones is their 600MHz LTE (LTE Band 71) support. That’s something that last year’s REVVL and REVVL Plus lacked, and so it’s good that the feature was squeezed into both phones. T-Mo’s 600MHz LTE coverage reaches farther and is better at penetrating buildings compared to mid-band LTE, and it’s now available in more than 1,500 cities and towns across the country.
The T-Mobile REVVL 2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo on a 5.5-inch 1440×720 display. It’s got a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, an 8MP front-facing camera for your selfies, and 32GB of built-in storage for saving your photos, with a microSD slot you can add more storage. Other notable specs include a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 2GB of RAM, IP52 water and dust resistance, facial recognition, a fingerprint reader, and a 3000mAh battery. The REVVL 2 is an LTE Cat 4 phone with support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 66, and 71.
As you might’ve guessed from the “Plus” in its name, the REVVL 2 Plus is a step up in terms of specs from the standard REVVL 2. The REVVL 2 Plus is packing a 6-inch 2160×1080 display, 2.5GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage. There’s a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 2MP sensors, and around on the front of the phone is an 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash. Powering the whole package is a 4000mAh battery.
Like the standard REVVL 2, the REVVL 2 Plus offers facial recognition and a fingerprint reader, and it’s IP52-rated for dust and water resistance. Rounding things out for this LTE Cat 6 phone is its support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 66, and 71, and its Android 8.1 Oreo software that comes preloaded.
T-Mobile launched the REVVL last year with a focus on affordability, and now it’s doing the same thing with the REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus. Neither phone has high-end specs, but that makes sense considering their price tags. The REVVL 2 Plus is an interesting device thanks to its 6-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, and large 4000mAh battery, all for around $250.
What do you think of T-Mobile’s REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus?