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T-Mobile officially unveils its “feature-packed” Revvl with a fingerprint sensor and budget price

After several rumors and leaks, some of which came from T-Mobile itself, the magenta-colored carrier officially unveiled its self-branded Revvl smartphone.

T-Mobile touts the Revvl as a “feature-packed phone” that will not break the bank, and it certainly seems that way on paper. The Revvl features a 5 MP selfie camera above the 5.5-inch, HD-resolution display, as well as a fingerprint sensor and 13 MP camera around back. Under the hood, the Revvl sports a quad-core MediaTek MT6738 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery, and 32 GB of storage that is augmented by the microSD card slot.

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If most of this sounds familiar, that is because we originally broke the news just a few days ago. We also reported the Revvl being announced today is only the first in a line of Revvl-branded smartphones that includes two other pricier, more powerful devices. As such, the Revvl is expected to be the cheapest of the bunch.

Speaking of cost, T-Mobile said the Revvl will go on sale tomorrow, August 10 in “participating stores” and through its online store for $ 5 down and $ 5 a month or $ 125 outright. For what the Revvl offers, it is not that shabby of a price, though the Moto E4 Plus, Moto G5 Plus, and others have shown to be solid alternatives.

Interestingly enough, the Revvl was not the carrier’s only announcement – T-Mobile also unveiled Smartpicks, a curated list of affordable smartphones that the carrier thinks is worth your while. Along with the Revvl, this list includes the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, LG K20 Plus, LG Aristo, and ZTE ZMAX Pro.

You can pick those phones up on an 18-month lease, or you can do so through Jump! On Demand, which T-Mobile slightly altered to allow folks to pick up any phone on the Smartpicks list. If you think of doing so through the latter, you can pick up any of the aforementioned phones for $ 0 down and either $ 7 or $ 8 a month.

We are not sure why someone would want to switch between budget phones every 30 days, but at least the option is now there.

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Buy your dad a new phone from T-Mobile this Father’s Day and get another for free

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T-Mobile is running a sweet BOGO deal to celebrate Father’s Day: buy a new Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, LG G6, or LG V20, and you get another for free.

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Yes, it’s that time of the month: scrolling up and down Amazon and Googling frantically to figure out what to get your pop for Father’s Day. T-Mobile wants to help make that decision a bit easier by offering a pretty sweet BOGO deal on the latest flagships from Samsung and LG. Whether you are with T-Mobile right now or not, when you pick up a new Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, LG G6, or LG V20 on T-Mobile’s no-interest Equipment Installment Plan with an unlimited data plan, the Un-carrier will give you a mail-in rebate for another one.

The promo will end on June 22, so if you were looking to surprise your dad or if you just wanted two new phones for whatever reason, this is your chance.

Given that this is specifically for Father’s Day, the promo will end on June 22, so if you were looking to surprise your dad with a special gift or if you just wanted two new phones for whatever reason, this is your chance. Of course, there are terms and conditions you must fulfill to take advantage of the deal: for instance, both phones must be activated on T-Mobile’s ONE plan, meaning you cannot just buy the first outright and expect a second phone for free. Also, if you choose to cancel your cell service, you will have to pay the remaining balance.

However, if you’re a fan of T-Mobile and use a lot of data, getting two flagship phones for the price of one isn’t too bad. After all, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will usually set you back $ 750 and $ 790 respectively, and LG’s G6 and V20 both cost around $ 500. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head on over to T-Mobile’s Deals Hub to find out more about it.

Do you think this is a good deal? Will you be getting your dad a brand-new phone from T-Mobile this Father’s Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Buy a Galaxy on T-Mobile this Saturday and get one for free

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If you buy one of the newer Galaxy devices on T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed Un-carrier is giving you a second one for free – this Saturday only.

If you’ve been thinking of buying a new Galaxy phone with T-Mobile, you may want to go ahead and do that this Saturday, August 6th. America’s fastest network will be offering a free Galaxy phone for those who purchase a qualifying Samsung Galaxy this Saturday only.

Dubbed the Saturday-Only Samsung Superphone Superdeal (gotta love some alliteration!), T-Mobile’s BOGOF deal covers the most beloved Galaxies from the recent years: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note5.

As you may have noticed, the newest addition to the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Note7, is not on the list, so pre-ordering the iris-scanning phablet won’t get you a free smartphone sadly. However, the deal does include last year’s Note5 as well as Note7’s S-Pen-less siblings: the Galaxy S7 family.

Want all the fine prints? Well, here they are:

If you buy a qualifying Samsung Galaxy phone on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and you add a line of service, you get a second Galaxy phone of equal or lesser value for free. According to T-Mobile, customers will be credited on their monthly bill over the 24-month EIP term for the full amount of the second device after paying any down payment, which will also be credited.

The deal is available at T-Mobile stores in the US and online for US customers.

With the Galaxy Note7 launching on America’s third largest network soon, T-Mobile probably wants to boost sales of all the older Galaxy models. Considering all of the qualifying devices still boast top-notch specs and considering T-Mobile’s recent victory, the Super-deal is indeed quite… super.

What are your thoughts on T-Mobile’s latest deal? Let us know if you plan on buying a qualifying Galaxy device on T-Mobile this Saturday!

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Just when you thought Friday couldn’t get any better, T-Mobile has an out of this galaxy deal for you this weekend. Starting tomorrow on Sat., Aug. 6, for ONE DAY ONLY, buy a qualifying Samsung Superphone and get a second of equal or lesser value for FREE when you add a line! Here’s the lowdown:

Get a free Samsung Galaxy superphone when you buy a Samsung Galaxy superphone with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and add a line of service.

Customers will be credited on their monthly bill over the 24-month EIP term for the full amount of the 2nd eligible device of equal or lesser value, after paying any down payment (they’ll be credited for that, too!).

Qualifying devices: GS7, GS7 edge, GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge+, Note5

The one-day deal will be available at T-Mobile stores nationwide and online at T-Mobile.com <http://t-mobile.com> on August 6.

And, T-Mobile is the only place to take full advantage of your new Samsung superphones with unlimited music streaming, unlimited video streaming, unlimited data and text in 140+ countries and destinations worldwide, and more – all at no additional cost!

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T-Mobile celebrating Friday the 13th by offering free LG G Pad F 8.0


Obviously, Friday the 13th is the best day to make a tablet purchase… right? We are not sure, but whether you are superstitious or not, you just can’t say not to a free tablet. T-Mobile is trying to turn this date’s fame around by offering a free LG G Pad F 8.0. But you should hurry, as this deal is only available this weekend!

The LG G Pad F 8.0 currently costs $ 239.76. Going by the price, you will likely assume this is a mid-range tablet; and you would be right. Its specs include an 8-inch 1280×800 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 5MP/2MP cameras and a 4,200 mAh battery. It’s not a stunning gadget, but it’s also not bad – especially for free!


Just keep in mind T-Mobile does have its conditions. You will have to put the tablet on a qualifying data plan of at least 1 GB. It could also be added to your current account for $ 10 a month. Aside from that, all you have to do is get the tablet on an installment plan and you will get a prepaid MasterCard for the full amount 8 weeks after the purchase.

Are you thinking of signing up? Don’t forget, this offer is only available this weekend! And you should act fast, as T-Mobile does warn quantities are limited, both in stores and online.

Have any of you used this tablet? Would you recommend it to your fellow Android lovers?

Buy the LG G Pad F 8.0 from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile launches Enhanced Voice Services; better than HD Voice


T-Mobile continues to shake the industry with its Uncarrier moves, challenging everything the USA mobile market knew about the business. From rollover data to free streaming and international roaming, T-Mobile’s offers are finally giving other carriers a fight they have to keep up with.

What’s next? Magenta has just announced a new network upgrade they claim is the first of its kind in the USA (and possibly the world). It’s called Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) and offers three improvements.

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What does EVS offer?

  • More reliability – There will be less dropped calls on LTE.
  • Higher quality – Thought HD Voice was good? EVS is even better.
  • Works on WiFi – Whether you are connected to WiFi or enjoying LTE connectivity, EVS will be there to back you up.
  • Bonus – Do you have EVS and the other caller doesn’t? You will still enjoy these new capabilities.

Ready to test EVS? Not everyone will be able to use it right away, but if you have one of three phones you will be able to notice the difference. Supported devices currently only include the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile is also working on bringing EVS to 7 more smartphones by the end of the year.

If you have a supported device, please hit the comments and let us know if you have noticed any differences. We would love to hear what you have to say.

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Marshmallow lands for the T-Mobile HTC One M8, LG G Stylo, and Verizon M8


Android 6.0 Marshmallow is heading out to a selection of US carrier branded handsets today. On T-Mobile, there’s the HTC One M8 flagship and the budget oriented LG G Stylo, while Verizon is rolling out its own update to the One M8 also. The new software introduces the familiar Marshmallow features, along with a few tweaks unique to each manufacturer.

Starting with the HTC One M8, T-Mobile is rolling out software version number 6.20.531.5. Verizon’s own update gives a slightly different version, 6.21.605.3. The carrier’s support page lists some of the changes included with the update, including new volume controls for notifications, audio and alarms, simplified screenshot capture, and the assorted main Marshmallow features. The list includes Google Now on Tap, updated app permission control, and Doze mode, to name just a handful.

Verizon also has a number of smaller updates rolling out for some of its products. The latest Android security patch is making its way to the carrier’s Nexus 7, while the Gear S is receiving some minor fixes to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

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The T-Mobile LG G Stylo is receiving its own 767MB update to Marshmallow, which comes with the software version number H63120b. T-Mobile says that this update will gradually be rolled out across the country between March 7th and 21st, so keep an eye out for that OTA notification over the coming weeks.

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T-Mobile Kicks it into Overdrive with LG V10 – pre-register now

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If you haven’t seen the specs for the new LG V10 yet, it’s looking like one of the contending no-compromise Android devices of the fall lineup. Fortunately, T-Mobile has announced that they will be launching the device once it becomes available.

The V10 boasts a sturdy frame made of SAE grade 316L stainless steel and a back cover of super grippy, super scratch-resistant DuraSkin plastic, making it a perfect option for someone who needs a device that can endure more wear-and-tear than your average phone.

What’s more is that the LG V10 has not two, but three high definition cameras. The two front-facing cameras actually work together in an elegant solution to create wide-angle selfies without that awful fishbowl effect.

Another cool thing about the LG V10 is its always-on second screen that runs across the top like a ticker, displaying notifications and offering customizable app shortcuts. You can know what’s going on in a glance without having to power up and unlock your device or exit out of your favorite app or game.

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Altogether, the LG V10’s specs combine to make a serious badass of a travel companion. It focuses on durability and high video quality, which is exactly what you want if you’re touring Athens or hiking the Appalachians. It also has features that allow you to instantly upload photos, videos, and automatically generated highlight reels to social media.

And what else do you need when you’re traveling abroad and documenting your experiences on the web?

Data. Lots and lots of data.

Many of life’s best moments are captured while you’re traveling, and T-Mobile offers unlimited data in texting in over 140 countries. U.S. T-Mobile subscribers are also covered with 4G LTE data and unlimited calls and texts at the same rates as in the States, so if you’re an American who likes to hop the border for vacation, T-Mobile might be a good carrier option for you.

The carrier is now offering pre-registration for the LG V10. Anyone excited about the V10, who is due for an upgrade, or is looking to change carriers in the near future, should head over and check it out.

Check out the LG V10 on T-Mobile

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Best T-Mobile Android phones

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T-Mobile is the carrier everyone else is watching out for. They’re currently the fourth biggest carrier in the United States, though they’re growing very quickly. Thanks to T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” plan of action, they’ve been changing industry standards for the better over the recent years. On top of all of the changes they’re making, they have one of the widest varieties of smartphones available on any carrier. We’ve already taken a look at the best phones you can buy on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and now it’s T-Mobile’s turn.

T-Mobile works a bit differently than the other carriers when it comes to pricing. They’ve gotten rid of carrier subsidies, and basically put all of their phones at full retail price. There are options to pay the device cost monthly, though most of the time, you can still get the devices for $ 0 down. That’s why we’re taking a look at the full retail costs of the phones. The categories we’re looking at today are solely based on price range, split up into three tiers: best phones above $ 500, below $ 500, and below $ 250. Let’s dive right in!

Editors note – we will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.

Best phones above $ 500

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Last year’s Note 3 was a beast of a phone, and somehow Samsung managed to make it better. Thanks to it’s 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, big 3220mAh battery, and 16MP rear-facing camera, the Galaxy Note 4 is meant to draw in just about everyone. It’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and should be updated to Lollipop sometime in the near future.

If you’re thinking about picking one up, however, that comes at a big price. $ 697.99 will get you the phone off-contract, or finance it for $ 31.24 per month for 2 years.

The Note 4 is the best Samsung has to offer, and is one of our favorite phones of 2014.


  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  •  16MP rear cam, 3.7MP front cam
  • Removable 3220 mAh battery
  • 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm, 176g
  • Frosted White, Charcoal Black
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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#2 – Sony Xperia Z3

Sony hasn’t been particularly aggressive with the US market, but that hasn’t stopped the the company from making their devices available on T-Mobile. For quite some time now, T-Mobile has had Xperia devices available to the public, and this is their newest, best offering.

The Xperia Z3 offers a perfectly-sized 5.2-inch display, a bit 3100mAh battery and is also IP65 & 68 dustproof and waterproof. It has a familiar chassis that we see in almost every Xperia device, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Z3 also brings a Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, as well as a number of different storage options, making media consumption a breeze. Sony doesn’t change up their flagship design too often, and they’re definitely taking the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.

The Xperia Z3 can be purchased off-contract for $ 584.99, or $ 26.25 per month when you finance the device. The price is worth it for this phone, especially if you’ve been waiting to get the best Sony has to offer.


  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP rear cam, 2.2MP front cam
  • Non-removable 3100 mAh battery
  • 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm, 152g
  • Black
  • IP65 dustproof, IP68 waterproof
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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#3 – LG G3

At the time of it’s release, the G3 had some of the best specs on a smartphone to date. It made headlines as the first phone to boast a Quad HD display, and along with it came a big 3000 mAh battery. The massive (at the time) screen, powerful 2.5GHz processor, and sleek build quality became a force to be reckoned with amongst other flagships.

You can pick up the G3 for $ 598.80 off-contract, or $ 24.95 per month through financing for 2 years. This is still a great option for people who want a great big screen without making too many sacrifices.


  • 5.5-inch LCD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 2/3GB of RAM (depending on storage option)
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2.1MP front cam
  • Removable 3000mAh battery
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm, 149g
  • Metallic Black, Silk White
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Best phones below $ 500

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Note 3

What was arguably the biggest change in design in the Note line, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 began getting us really excited about big phones. It’s big battery, super fast Snapdragon 800 processor, and 1080p screen made for a worthy successor to the original Note. Due to constant feedback on their previously used materials, Samsung went with a nice, faux-leather back that really made it feel like a premium notebook.

The Galaxy Note 3 is available off-contract at T-Mobile for $ 416.88, or you can finance the device for two years when you pay $ 17.37 per month. The Note 3 is a really great phone. It was one of our favorite phone of last year, and continues to stay a strong contender in T-Mobile’s lineup. If you’re looking for a (relatively) inexpensive phablet, the Note 3 is for you.


  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2MP front cam
  • Removable 3200mAH battery
  • 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm, 168g
  • Jet Black
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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#2 – Samsung Galaxy S4

While only a minor step up visually from the Galaxy S3, the S4 still brought a more polished look and feel to Samsung’s biggest hit. This time around, Samsung made it a point to refine their software and hardware to make a cohesive package that would appeal to the general public, rather than a niche crowd. Though the software has a lot going on with more features packed in than ever before, we think Samsung will tweak it quite a bit in the upcoming Lollipop update.

If you’re on a budget and looking for a a solid smartphone, the Galaxy S4 is still a great option, despite the fact its not the newest Galaxy S handset on the block. It’s still a very powerful and capable device, and it can be yours off-contract for $ 438, or pay 18.25 per month through financing.


  • 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2MP front cam
  • Removable 2600 mAh battery
  • 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
  • White Frost, Black Mist
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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#3 – ZTE ZMax

The ZTE ZMax is one of ZTE’s most recent mid-range offerings available in the United States. It features a big 5.7-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and a giant 3400mAh battery. In fact, this is one of the only devices we’ve reviewed that can easily last multiple days on a single charge. It’s thin and relatively light for its size, making it feel like you aren’t carrying around an almost 6-inch device. This isn’t the most high end phone on the market, but for the price, we think you’ll be satisfied with this device’s performance.

You can pick up a ZTE ZMax off-contract on T-Mobile for $ 252, or you can finance it for $ 10.50 per month over two years.


  • 5.7-inch TFT display with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 8MP rear cam, 1.6MP front cam
  • Non-removable 3400mAh battery
  • 162.6 x 83.8 x 8.9 mm, 189.9g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 252

Best phones below $ 250

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Avant


Just because a device is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to specifications, doesn’t mean it needs to run poorly. At least, that’s the case with Samsung’s Galaxy Avant. It features a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and a removable 2100mAh battery. Most people that want to save some money on a device with a smaller screen are going to like this phone, especially with the added benefit of having a removable battery. The Avant also offers 16GB of on-board storage with microSD card expansion, so you won’t need to worry about media or app storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Avant is available off-contract on T-Mobile for $ 230.40, or $ 9.60 per month when you finance it over two years.


  •  4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2100mAh battery
  • 132.9 x 66 x 9.9 mm, 136.9g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 230.40



This next device is meant for people who don’t want to break the bank. The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2 offers a nice 5-inch display with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a removable 2000mAh battery. Although the device comes with only 4GB of on-board storage, you can utilize the microSD expansion with up to 32GB of extra storage. Like we said, the Fierce 2 isn’t the greatest when it comes to specifications, but you’ll save a ton of money when purchasing this device.

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2 is available off-contract at T-Mobile for only $ 126, or $ 5.25 per month when you finance the device over two years.


  •  5-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2000mAh battery
  • 141 x 72 x 9.9 mm, 149g
  • Blue
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

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#3 – LG Optimus L90



For those who aren’t looking for the sheer power and performance of LG’s G series, the L90 will do just fine for you. The build quality and design is based off of the LG G3 (minus the rear buttons), though it comes in a much more affordable package. It brings a 4.5-inch LCD display and a decent 2040mAh battery that should have no problems lasting throughout the day. Now, this device is moving towards the lower end of the spectrum in terms of specifications, but that means you’ll get to save some money in the process.

The LG L90 is available at T-Mobile off-contract for $ 168, or $ 7 per month if you finance the device over two years. Honestly, this is a steal for a device that’s based off of one of LG’s best phones.


  • 4.5-inch LCD display with 480 x 800 resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2040mAh battery
  • 127 x 67 x 9.7 mm, 128g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 168

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