Detailed Supported Phone Features


#1

These two tables compare the significant features of all phones currently supported by Republic Wireless.

Phones that work with the current My Choice Plans:

Phone Screen
Size
Phone
Size
CDMA CDMA
Type**
SD
Card
Rem Batt Wireless
Chrging
NFC Finger
Print
Reader
Avail
OS
Ver
B71
Alcatel A30 5.0" 5.59 x 2.76" No NA Yes No No No No 7.0 No
Huawei Ascend 5W 5.5" 5.98 x
3"
No NA Yes No No No Yes 6.0.1 No
Moto Z 5.5" 6.04 x 2.96" No NA Yes No No Yes Yes 7.1.1 No
Moto Z Play 5.5" 6.16 x
3.01"
No NA Yes No No Yes Yes 8.0 No
Moto Z2 Play 5.5" 6.15 x
3.0"
Yes I Yes No No Yes Yes 8.0 No
Moto Z3 Play 6.0" 6.16 x
3.01"
Yes OTA Yes No No Yes Yes 8.1 Yes
Moto X Pure 5.7" 6.06 x
3"
Yes C Yes No No Yes No 7.0 No
Moto X4 5.2" 5.83 x 2.89" Yes I Yes No No Yes Yes 8.1 No
Moto E4 5.0" 5.69x
2.83"
Yes I Yes Yes No No Yes 7.1.1 No
Moto E4+ 5.5" 6.1 x 3.05" Yes I Yes No No No Yes 7.1.1 No
Moto E5 Play 5.2" 5.94" x 2.91" No NA Yes Yes No No No 8.0 No
Moto G4 5.5" 6.02 x 3.02" Yes C Yes No No No No 7.0 No
Moto G4 Play 5.0" 5.69 x 2.83" Yes C Yes Yes No No No 7.1.1 No
Moto G4 Plus 5.5" 6.1 x 3.05" Yes C Yes No No No Yes 7.0 No
Moto G5 Plus 5.2" 5.91 x 2.91" Yes C Yes No No No Yes 7.0 No
Moto G5s Plus 5.5" 6.04 x 3.0" Yes I Yes No No No Yes 8.1 No
Moto G6 5.65" 6.05 x 3.0" Yes I Yes No No No Yes 8.0 No
Moto G6 Play 5.7" 6.12 x 2.84" Yes OTA Yes No No No Yes 8.0 No
Samsung J3(2016) 5.0" 5.6 x 2.81" No NA Yes Yes No No No 7.1.1 No
Samsung J3(2017) 5.0" 5.55 x 2.76" No NA Yes Yes No No No 7.1.1 No
Samsung J3 (2018) 5.0" 5.62" x 2.76" No NA Yes No No No No 8.0 Yes
Samsung J7 5.5" 6 x 2.94" No NA Yes Yes No No No 7.1.1 No
Samsung J7 (2018) 5.5" 6.04 x 3" No NA Yes No No No No 8.0 Yes
Samsung S6 5.1" 5.65 x 2.78" No NA No No Yes Yes Yes 7.0 No
Samsung S7 5.1" 5.61 x 2.74" Yes C Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 No
Samsung S7 Edge 5.5" 5.94 x 2.86" Yes C Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 No
Samsung Galaxy S8 5.8" 5.86 x 2.68" Yes I Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 No
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6.2" 6.28 x 2.89" Yes I Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 No
Samsung Note 8 6.3" 6.4 x 2.94" Yes I Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 No
Samsung Note 9 6.4" 6.37 x 3.01" Yes OTA Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.1 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S9 5.8" 5.81 x 2.7" Yes OTA Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 6.2" 6.22 x 2.91" Yes OTA Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8.0 Yes
Google Nexus 5X 5.2" 5.79 x 2.86" Yes C No No No Yes Yes 8.1 No
Google Nexus 6 5.96" 6.27 x 3.27" Yes C No No Yes Yes Yes 7.1.1 No
Google Nexus 6P 5.7" 6.27 x 3.06" Yes C No No No Yes Yes 8.1 No
Google Pixel 5.0" 5.66 x 2.74" Yes C No No No Yes Yes 9.0 No
Google Pixel 2 5.0" 5.74 x 2.74" Yes I No No No Yes Yes 9.0 No
Google Pixel XL 5.5" 6.09 x 2.98" Yes C No No No Yes Yes 9.0 No
Google Pixel 2 XL 6.0" 6.22 x 3.02" Yes I No No No Yes Yes 9.0 No
Google Pixel 3 5.5" 5.73 x 2.69" Yes OTA No No Yes Yes Yes 9.0 Yes
Google Pixel 3 XL 6.3" 6.22 x 3.02" Yes OTA No No Yes Yes Yes 9.0 Yes
Phone Screen
Size
Phone
Size
CDMA CDMA
Type
**
SD
Card
Rem
Battery
Wireless
Charging
NFC Finger
Print
Reader
Avail
OS
Ver

Notes
All BYOD Phones need to activated on GSM first, and if CDMA is supported by Republic then a support ticket can move the phone to CDMA after the GSM activation.

  • * Indicates that this phone is CDMA capable, but not yet supported with Republic at this time.
  • ** An activated CDMA SIM card cannot be moved between phones.
    If the member needs to move a CDMA SIM card from one phone to another, and both phones support the same type of CDMA SIM card, the CDMA SIM card must first be de-activated. This is most easily accomplished by activating a GSM SIM card on that line of service, which de-activates the CDMA SIM card.
    The key is that the type of CDMA SIM can only move between phones that use the same type.
    • ISIM phone to ISIM phone - I
    • CSIM phone to CSIM phone - C
    • SIMOTA phone to SIMOTA phone - OTA

Here is a link to the list of all compatible model numbers
Republic Wireless Phones – Republic Help
Here a tip on how to find the correct model
How to Find a Compatible Unlocked Phone


Phones that work on the Republic Refund plans:

Phone Screen
Size
Phone
Size
CDMA GSM SD Card Rem
Battery
Wireless
Charging
NFC Finger
Print
Reader
Avail
OS
Ver
Moto E
1st Gen
XT1019
4.3" 4.91 x 2.55" Yes No Yes No No No No 5.1
Moto E
2ndGen
XT1526
4.5" 5.11 x 2.62" Yes No Yes No No No No 5.1
Moto G
1st Gen
XT1031
4.5" 5.11 x 2.59" Yes No No No No No No 5.1
Moto G
3rd Gen
XT1548
5" 5.59 x 2.85" Yes No Yes No No No No 5.1
Moto X
1st Gen
XT1049
4.7" 5.09 x 2.57" Yes No No No No Yes No 5.1
Moto X
2ndGen
XT1094
5.2" 5.54 x 2.85" Yes No No No No Yes No 5.1

Only the unique RW hybrid versions of these phones work with Republic.


NFC (Near Field Communications) is necessary if you want the phone to work with pay services like Google Pay. It is also handy for wirelessly transferring data between NFC-capable phones.

Inductive (Wireless) Charging is very nice if your car (or your next car) has an inductive charging tray. Many new car models offer this feature.

GSM/CDMA is a very important consideration. The major CDMA carriers are Sprint and Verizon. The major GSM carriers are AT&T and T-Mobile… The portability and resale value is enhanced by having CDMA and GSM capability. RW works with both carrier types but your ability to switch from one to the other will also depend on this capability.

Having an SD Card slot can be important if you want to keep a lot of photographs and music on your phone. Normally an SD card it not included with the phone. In the chart above, “Yes” indicates there is a slot but not an SD card.

Having Band 71 will be useful to the GSM subscribers as T-Mobile is rapidly expanding their band 71 deployment.


Looking for a SMALL phone to replace my Moto G (Gen 1)
Difference between phones
When will sim cards be back in stock?
May switch from Consumer Cellular
Huawei Ascend 5W coverage area
Recommendations: MotoG5 Plus or Samsung J7?
Time for a New Phone
Blackberry Phone model # K2
Phone transfer issue
Buying A Used Republic Phone for use in a "No BYOD supported" area
Moto X to G4, X4, Z?
Burn from phone
Moto G have NFC
I need a smaller phone that will fit in my pocket without breaking it on the job
Buying a new phone with my Defy plan
I need a smaller phone that will fit in my pocket without breaking it on the job
I need a smaller phone that will fit in my pocket without breaking it on the job
Area Code won't support BYOP,
Area Code won't support BYOP,
Sprint or T-Mobile
Daughter's Moto Z dropped and will not turn on
I want to keep my number
Screen size of moto pure?
Republic Service on NOTE 5 Instrument
How to detect which cellular provider I'm on?
Myrtle Point, OR
New CDMA phones
Why is RW GOING DOWN HILL SO FAST
Small Phone - Moto E
Need help deciding which phone
Moto X4 same as Moto X Pure
New Phones Not Optimized for my Area
Replacement phone question
Phone availability in december 2017
New CDMA phones
New account questions
Passing on phone
Phone questions
RW Samsung S8 or BYOP Pixel2
Replacing my Moto X (2nd Gen)
Ack! Have to pick out a new phone!
CDMA Sim support for the Samsung S9/S9+/Note9 family of phones
Have a Z2 Play? Pros and cons?
Looking for suggestions on new phone
CDMA Sim support for the Samsung S9/S9+/Note9 family of phones
Need plan and phone advice
Buying a new phone - Moto g5s plus?
Unlocked phone GSM & CDMA
Upgrading from a Moto X 1st Gen. to (X4 or G5)?
New phone recommendations
Moto-Z to Moto-X Sim Card
Video Streaming Quality?
Coverage Checker Update: Our Online Store Now Has the Moto E4 and Moto X4 in More Areas!
Buying phone from reseller
No Coverage at my home location
Omaha Cell Coverage
Coverage Update: Our Online Store Now Has the Moto E4+, Moto G5S+, and Samsung S8 in More Areas!
Question about byop or buying from RW
Republic Support OPO OnePlus5t
Any small phone love?
Google pay , finger print & face recongntion , and and nfc
Google pay , finger print & face recongntion , and and nfc
CDMA vs GSM in my location
Moto-Lenovo poised to discontinue the Moto X line of phones
Galaxy S9 Now Available at Republic Wireless! BYOP-Compatible Too!
Mid Range Phone to Replace Moto X 1st?
Which phone to BYOD?
BYOD 1) wording on website comes across as misleading 2) New phones beta testing?
Signing up. extra letters stuck in because some eager beaver stuck 15 character validation on this field
Which phones use Sprint towers?
Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Replace Moto G (3rd generation)
Keep old T-Mobile phone number (or account) temporarily active after porting to new RW acccount
CDMA Sim support for the Samsung S9/S9+/Note9 family of phones
Unihertz Atom Not supported but usable?
Change to new phone
Need Recommendation on Largest-Screen Phone With Smallest Memory
Best Phone for Calls
Republic phones unlockability
SIM card, newer kind?
Upgrading within the refund plans
New phone : please show me a list of phones that are available
Smallest phone available
Smallest phone available
Service Getting Worse and Worse
The only one with service!
Should I upgrade my phone?
HUAWEI honor Play Kirin 970 Octa Core Android 8.1 Mobile Phone Compatible with Republic Wireless?
Samsung Note 9 Republic Wireless compatibility leadtime
Replacing a phone
Upgrading to a New Phone - Need to know Compatibility
Which republic phones has gps, A gps and cdma?
Switch from GSM to CDMA
Phone options*(removable battery)
Help new phone confusion!
Moving SIM out of broken Moto G5 Plus
Widest RW phone
BYOD not supported in my area but may not matter?
Compatible GSM Phone List
#2

Great job @billg,

I’ve turned this into a Wiki so everyone can help keep it up to date.

Special thanks, too, to @louisdi for formatting the data into tables.


Sony phones: When/can they be supported for BYOP?
#8

This is an awesome chart @billg! Thanks for getting this together!

The only edit I’d suggest is for NFC on the Moto X 1st & 2nd Gen - those both supported NFC.


#9

Is it ok to add SD card capability and battery size to the table?


#11

I think you could add so many things that it would no longer be one page wide (FM radio, screen size, camera resolution, etc…).


#13

Phone: Moto X4
CDMA: Yes*
*Indicates that this phone is CDMA capable, but not yet with Republic at this time.

Does this mean we will be getting a CDMA version of the Moto X4? That is what I am waiting to buy!


#15

Thank you! That is good news for the future!

I appreciate your help and detail.


#18

I’m assuming you are cautiously optimistic about the possibility of using the X4 with either a CDMA or GSM RW plan, not as a plan that leverages either one based on signal quality. I’m not rejoining Republic until either the latter signal switching option comes to Republic or Fi ( which does support signal switching on the X4) significantly raises it’s rates.


#20

Sure @louisdi. As with many things in the YMMV category that either depend on your location or some other concern, YMMV.

However, my answer is a resounding: Yes, the Fi blending is dramatically better than both RW-Sprint (and especially) RW-TM. The only caveat to that is that there are still certain cell-barren spots, where neither of the RW options nor Fi give us any signal. Mind you, I’m speaking from the perspective of having a family with 2 MotoG4-RW-3.0 (originally T-Mobile, lately Sprint) handsets and 2 X4-Fi handsets, and formerly having had 2 X1-RW2.0-Sprint handsets (both X1’s completely died last month, BTW).

But here’s a case-in-point. At home and in most places where I otherwise normally travel, RW/Fi-Sprint has the clear upper-hand in signal strength and quality. However, at my main place of work, it just so happens that the RW/Fi-TM signal has the clear upper-hand in both signal strength (and especially) quality. This signal difference between home and work, though, makes the Fi plan a killer feature. Our X4-Fi phones naturally switch to the stronger signal without me/us having to think about it.

Please parenthetically note that I can’t really speak for how it compares to pure Sprint or pure T-Mobile in my area, since I haven’t gone down either route. I only know a few Sprint and T-Mobile users in my area, who only use Sprint or T-Mobile due to family-plan reasons – not because they like the local coverage.


#22

It’s a Wiki, you can edit it.


#24

Might want to add a column for Band 71 which is the 600GHZ frequency that T-Mobile recently bought and is now rolling out across the country. Might take 2-3 years to complete but it can finally give T-Mobile nationwide low-band coverage that is comparable to Verizon and AT&T. Band 71 will have better building penetration and covers a larger area, which is much better for rural coverage.

No Choice phones that RW currently allows has Band 71. Only the Samsung S8 Active and the LG V30 have it at this time, but more phone should be rolling out with it in the next 6 months.


#26

This is a great chart and I know you only created it to show a few very specific specs, one additional column that I think would be very beneficial to add is screen size or overall size.


#36

Wow, @williamo.vkbg0s, @drm186 and @louisdi you guys really have done a nice job with this. Sorry I wasn’t around to help.

A lot up changes will be required as phones are added and OS’s updated. Maybe we need to get rid of all the superfluous posts in this thread leaving behind just one post from each person as they start and finish modifying the table. Who would have thought Louis and I would be adding phone dimensions simultaneously? At least the end result of that SNAFU was an overall improvement.

Regarding the title, this is more about features than specifications and intended to facilitate comparing phones by putting the features of all phone in a single table. The opening dialog is intended to help the newbie understand the value of these features.


#37


#39

This is really an awesome collaboration. Well done everyone. :sunglasses:


#40

All Republic compatible My Choice phones have band 12.

Nah.


#41

I agree.


#51

Note 8 Added


#52

Updated for CDMA availability on G5s+, E4+ and S8


#55

My Moto X4 is on 8.0.0 as of a few weeks ago. (It was purchased through RW).