The year of cheap 5G phones is upon us, and T-Mobile is offering its customers yet another low-cost 5G phone with todayâ€™s announcement of the Revvl V Plus 5G. The T-Mobile-branded device will cost $199, with a huge 6.8-inch 1600 x 900 display and 5,000mAh battery. Itâ€™ll go on sale first through Metro by T-Mobile starting on July 12th, with sales through T-Mobile starting on July 23rd.
The Revvl V Plus 5G comes with Android 11 and uses a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor designed with inexpensive 5G phones in mind. Itâ€™s paired with 4GB of RAM plus 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD. It offers a main 16-megapixel rear-facing camera along with two more unspecified 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors on the back as well as a 16-megapixel selfie camera. There is, of course, 5G connectivity available, and while you wonâ€™t get the ultra-fast mmWave flavor (no big loss; itâ€™s hard to find), you do get access to T-Mobileâ€™s more widespread and relatively strong sub-6GHz 5G network.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G review: T-Mobileâ€™s best phone under $250
The V Plus 5G undercuts the OnePlus N200 5G â€” another inexpensive big-screen-big-battery 5G phone â€” by about $15 to $40, depending on where you buy it. (Itâ€™s $216 through T-Mobile and $239 unlocked from OnePlus.) The N200 5G is actually our current top pick for T-Mobile customers looking for 5G on the cheap. And while the Revvl offers some similar features at a lower price, it will be hard pressed to match the N200â€™s very good 1080p 90Hz display. What we can say for sure is that the 5G price of entry continues to drop, and it likely wonâ€™t be long before we see 5G devices priced well under $200.