Ack! Have to pick out a new phone!


#1

Hello:

I smashed my phone in my recliner and must buy a new one. I am having a hard time making sense of all of the specs, etc.

So, I was hoping for a few suggestions. Here are my requirements for a phone based on my usage patterns.

I would like a big, HD (or better) screen, 4 GB of ram, fast camera and 32-62 Gb of storage.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for reading.

J and K


#2

The Moto G6 misses on the RAM side (it has 3GB) but meets most your other criteria and is a pretty amazing deal right now at $199 with the free battery pack and three months of 3GB of data paid for ($15 each month).


#3

I am a fan of the Moto G6 as well, but I wonder what model phone you smashed in your recliner? That would help with the recommendation process?


#4

Smashed a X 2nd gen. I go to sleep with my phone in my hand alot!


#5

You will need to pick a new plan with any of the new phones. The old plans will not transfer to any phone Republic sells now. The My Choice plan can be seen here:

https://republicwireless.com/cell-phone-plans/


#6

Yes, I am aware. Any feelings on the Samsung phones?


#7

I have negative feeling towards the J line and positive feeling towards the S line. Of course, the S’s aren’t cheap.


#8

Just wanted to be sure, as there are some who don’t seem to know this. As Louis said, the Samsung S phones are nice phones, if you want to spend the money. Camera on the S8 and S9 is great.


#9

Typically, the more money you spend the better spec phone you get. I would agree with @louisdi about the J line. I don’t think it is worth the money for the phone you get. The Moto G6 is probably “best bang for your buck” phone that Republic offers.


#10

Different skin on Android some like it better some hate it but the ”S” and ”note” line have good hardware


#11

One last question. Does 4 GB ram really made a difference when watching videos?

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#12

RAM has more to do with multitasking and apps that are more intensive. Watching videos would NOT be intensive.


#13

Thanks for your thoughts everyone! Gonna make a spreadsheet and go from there.


#14

Have you seen this:


#15

I meant not intensive. I corrected it.


#16

My 2 cents after 2 Motorola phones for me and my 2 daughters so 6 in total, Moto G and Moto X pure, I will never buy a Motorola again. We have all purchased Samsung unlocked S7’s and could not be happier.


#17

Wow. I love the S7s but they are pricey on RW website. How do you buy an unlocked phone? I read article that warned of cloned phones, etc.

Thanks for your 2 cents.


#18

We were able to get one from EBay but then the next 2 were not truly unlocked. We did get our last one from Amazon lasted 2 weeks and had a catastrophic hardware failure. You must get the exact model listed here.


#19

I replaced my smashed G5s+ with a refurbished Pixel, loving it so far.


#20

Just replaced my wife’s Moto-X (2nd Gen) with a gently used Google Pixel XL and she loves it. Of course she loved the Moto-X too, and does miss being on the RW 2.0 data refund plan.