T-Mobile Revvl 4 Plus – Pros and Cons!

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

What's going on everyone this is kevin here and in this video we're gonna be going over t-mobile revel four plus pros and cons so let's get started so these are my five favorite things and five worst things about the phone now i do want to mention i overall am a big fan of this device and definitely for the cons that i'll be going over it is a bit of nitpicking however they are still my top five least favorite things and things that maybe they might want to improve on for the next generation of

This phone but before we get into those let's go over the pros so coming in at number one and that is that we get both a fingerprint sensor on the back and we get face unlock with the device so the fingerprint sensor is located pretty much in the top back portion of the phone and it is very responsive so no issues there we'll do that one more time the placement of the sensor is also very convenient as well

And you can see here in the settings that we do have the face key option now for me personally i'm fine with just using the fingerprint sensor but if you do want to use face key or even a combination of both you do have the ability to do that here with the revel 4 plus my second favorite thing about the device definitely has to be the ram and processor now you've got to keep in mind the revel 4 plus is certainly a budget phone it has a retail price of 189 and t-mobile and metro by t-mobile are offering this device with a variety of

Different promos and other deals so most likely you won't even be paying over 100 bucks for this now despite this device's very affordable price tag we are getting some very impressive internals so with this phone we're getting four gigabytes of ram and the qualcomm snapdragon 665. so the first thing is that i'm definitely glad that we're getting four gigs of ram that is a good amount for any phone for that matter obviously with the flagships that are out now you do get quite a bit more ram

But again for a budget device four gigs of ram is awesome and then with the processor the snapdragon 665 that's the same processor that we do get with the moto g power and the moto g fast so those phones both run really well and my experience with the revel 4 plus is that performance with this phone is also very good too now i did run a benchmark test with this phone and i'll show you the score from that right now i did use an app called

Geekbench 5 and i definitely recommend installing it on your current phone to compare your scores to the scores in this phone then from there you'll get a good idea of whether or not this phone is even a performance upgrade but with the revel 4 plus i got a single core score of 311 and a multi-core of 1386 so again very solid here for a very affordable smartphone and definitely compared to other devices being offered by metro such as the galaxy a21 and the lg stylo 6

You're definitely going to be getting much better performance with the revo 4 plus my third favorite thing about the t-mobile revel 4 plus is the very tall form factor it might be hard to tell for sure on camera but this certainly is a very tall phone now this device features a 20 by nine aspect ratio and i did have to measure that myself it is advertised as having 18 by nine but this is definitely 20 by nine so we're getting a very tall display here and really the biggest benefit with that

Is that you'll be able to see more of your social media feed for example and also more of a website in a single frame because in both of those situations you'll be scrolling vertically so since you're doing a vertical scroll and the display is taller you'll be able to see more and scroll less which i feel like is pretty convenient my fourth favorite thing about the t-mobile revel four plus definitely has to be that we're getting

Nfc here with the phone now if you're not familiar with nfc that makes mobile payments possible and nfc surprisingly even now in 2020 is still kind of difficult to come by in budget phones i know the stylo 6 has nfc and i believe based on my memory the a21 also has nfc but other phones like the moto g fast for example don't have nfc so if you do know that you're going to be using nfc then at least know that you are getting it here with the revel 4 plus despite this phone being very affordable

And for the last pro with this phone that definitely has to be the battery so with this device we're getting a beefy 4 000 milliamp hour internal battery that's certainly adequate that is pretty close to the battery capacity of the new google pixel 5 which i believe is only slightly larger in capacity but this is definitely very impressive combining that battery with the very power efficient snapdragon 665 certainly will give you very decent battery life so you'll have no issues with getting through an entire

Day for example and that's one less thing that you're gonna have to worry about but now that we've gone over the top five pros of the revel four plus let's now get into the top five cons coming in at the first con that definitely has to be that we're only getting a 720p display here with the phone now i do understand in some ways why we have 720p especially because many other devices that are in the same price range such as the galaxy a11 moto g fast and

Even the galaxy a21 all have 720p but still i think this display was 1080p it would look even better now thankfully it's not a terrible display that's for sure things still do look pretty crisp and clear and we're also getting decent colors here as well but i just know that if this phone did have 1080p it would make things look even better my second least favorite thing about the t-mobile level 4 plus is that 4k video recording is limited for 5 minutes

Now i know that there's gonna be people in the comments that say that they don't even record video in 4k and the feature really doesn't do much for them anyway but from a usability perspective i just feel like the five minute limit on 4k video recording certainly makes that feature even less useful on top of it already kind of being a niche feature now i believe that might be a limitation with the snapdragon 665 but i feel like at this point now that 4k video recording has been around for

Quite some time it would be nice if they could find a way that we could record video for longer than five minutes in one session now coming in at number three with this phone is that there's no ultra wide angle camera now when i unboxed the phone and i saw that the camera module was squared off like this i was at first excited because i thought oh we're going to be getting a lot of different cameras and while we do have a very decent main camera

And also a 5 megapixel depth sensing camera that does assist with portrait mode i still really would have liked to have an ultra wide especially when many of this device's competitors do have an ultra wide angle camera for example you can get an ultra wide angle camera with the lg aristo 5 one of the lowest end devices even being offered by metro right now the moto g fast is an ultra wide camera the galaxy a11 has an ultra wide angle camera and the galaxy a21 and lg stylo 6

All have ultra wide angle cameras as well so why do they skip out on giving us an ultra wide angle camera with the revvel 4 plus that's definitely very frustrating and if they had given us an ultra wide angle camera that would have been yet another feature to differentiate this phone from the regular revel 4. now coming in at number four for the least favorite things about this device that definitely has to be the bezel and notch so first let's talk about the bezel now if you

Didn't know this when devices have an lcd display they do actually have to have a thicker bezel at least somewhere it is a limitation of that technology and other devices like the galaxy a51 for example which have an amoled display are able to have smaller bezels because they don't have that limitation but unfortunately since we do have that lcd display which actually does look pretty nice we do have to have a thicker bezel on the bottom so it would have been nice if that was smaller but i suppose to make

It smaller we would have to also get an oled or amoled display now up top here on the device we do have a water drop for the front facing camera now that's also not a huge deal certainly not the end of the world but i know that the water drop camera was very popular in 2019 and also 2018 and kind of gives this phone more of an old-school look i think if they would have given it a hole punch for the front-facing camera and had it situated in either the center right or left it would have made this phone look similar to

Other devices such as the google pixel 4a galaxy a21 and in general i feel like it would give it a more modern look and it would also look even more similar to the revel 5g so i feel like with those two design changes things would look a bit better here with the phone but again in general i feel like the design is perfectly fine i don't have an issue with it it's not a deal breaker but it might be something that you might want to consider now as a side note i do like this material on the back it does pick up some fingerprints but at

The same time i like how it has kind of a wavy look to it and i really like that it's frosted it does make this phone look quite unique and then coming in at my least favorite thing about the t-mobile revel 4 plus and that is that we have a headphone jack on the top of the phone now i pointed this issue out as well with my pros and cons video for the revel 5g but again let me explain and also for the people that are gonna say that i should be lucky that this phone even has a headphone

Jack pretty much every budget in mid-range phone has a headphone jack it's really just the flagships that don't so when i see a headphone jack on a budget phone i'm not impressed because they all have that so having the headphone jack on the top of the phone is a bit inconvenient because if you're using the phone like this and you have your headphones sticking out at the top sometimes the headphones can get in the way of the display but the biggest issue is that when you want to put the phone

In your pocket while also still having your headphones plugged in if you're holding your phone like this you typically put your phone in your pocket top down now if you do that it's going to be awkward having your headphones plugged in but also having your phone your pocket top down and then i don't know if there's anyone like this that actually does this in real life but i suppose if you put your phone in bottom first

Then it does solve all of those issues but that's a really awkward like maneuver to go from holding your phone like this to suddenly like having to delicately place it down in your pocket in this direction does anyone actually do that so with that in consideration it really would make a lot more sense for the headphone jack to be on the bottom of the device versus the top but these are my pros and cons about the t-mobile revel four plus if i missed out on anything

Definitely let me know in the comment section below and let me know again what you think about the headphone jack being on the top of the phone is that something that doesn't bother those of you that are watching or is it a very important thing i definitely want to know what you think but again thanks for watching the video and i will see you in the next one

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