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 GSM SD
Card
Removable
Battery
Wireless
Charging
NFC Available
Android
Version
Alcatel A30 5.0" 5.59 x 2.76" No Yes Yes No No No 7.0
Huawei Ascend 5W 5.5" 5.98 x 3" No Yes Yes No No No 6.0.1
Moto Z 5.5" 6.04 x 2.96" No Yes Yes No No Yes 7.1.1
Moto Z Play 5.5" 6.16 x 3.01" No Yes Yes No No Yes 7.1.1
Moto Z2 Play 5.5" 6.15 x 3" Yes* Yes Yes No No Yes 7.1.1
Moto X Pure 5.7" 6.06 x 3" Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 7.0
Moto X4 5.2" 5.83 x 2.89" Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 7.1.1
Moto E4 5.0" 5.69x2.83" Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7.1.1
Moto E4+ 5.5" 6.1 x 3.05" Yes Yes Yes No No No 7.1.1
Moto G4 5.5" 6.02 x 3.02" Yes Yes Yes No No No 7.0
Moto G4 Play 5.0" 5.69 x 2.83" Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7.0
Moto G4 Plus 5.5" 6.1 x 3.05" Yes Yes Yes No No No 7.0
Moto G5 Plus 5.2" 5.91 x 2.91" Yes Yes Yes No No No 7.0
Moto G5s Plus 5.5" 6.04 x 3" Yes Yes Yes No No No 7.1
Samsung J3(2016) 5.0" 5.6 x 2.81" No Yes Yes Yes No No 7.1.1
Samsung J3(2017) 5.0" 5.55 x 2.76" No Yes Yes Yes No No 7.0
Samsung J7 5.5" 6 x 2.94" No Yes Yes Yes No No 7.0
Samsung S6 5.1" 5.65 x 2.78" No Yes No No Yes Yes 7.0
Samsung S7 5.1" 5.61 x 2.74" Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7.0
Samsung S7 Edge 5.5" 5.94 x 2.86" Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7.0
Samsung S8 5.8" 5.86 x 2.68" Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7.0
Samsung S8+ 6.2" 6.28 x 2.89" Yes* Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7.0
Samsung Note 8 6.3" 6.4 x 2.94" Yes* Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7.1.1
Google Nexus 5X 5.2" 5.79 x 2.86" Yes Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Google Nexus 6 5.96" 6.27 x 3.27" Yes Yes No No Yes Yes 7.1.1
Google Nexus 6P 5.7" 6.27 x 3.06" Yes Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Google Pixel 5.0" 5.66 x 2.74" Yes Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Google Pixel 2 5.0" 5.74 x 2.74" Yes* Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Google Pixel XL 5.5" 6.09 x 2.98" Yes Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Google Pixel 2 XL 6.0" 6.22 x 3.02" Yes* Yes No No No Yes 8.1
Phone Screen
Size
Phone
Size
CDMA GSM SD
Card
Removable
Battery
Wireless
Charging
NFC Available
Android
Version

*Indicates that this phone is CDMA capable, but not yet with Republic at this time.


Phones that work on the Republic Refund plans:

Phone Screen
Size
Phone
Size
CDMA GSM SD Card Removable
Battery
Wireless
Charging
NFC Available
Android
Version
Moto E (1st Gen) 4.3" 4.91 x 2.55" Yes No Yes No No No 5.1
Moto E (2nd Gen) 4.5" 5.11 x 2.62" Yes No Yes No No No 5.1
Moto G (1st Gen) 4.5" 5.11 x 2.59" Yes No No No No No 5.1
Moto G (3rd Gen) 5" 5.59 x 2.85" Yes No Yes No No No 5.1
Moto X (1st Gen) 4.7" 5.09 x 2.57" Yes No No No No Yes 5.1
Moto X (2nd Gen) 5.2" 5.54 x 2.85" Yes No No No No Yes 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.


Looking for a SMALL phone to replace my Moto G (Gen 1)
When will sim cards be back in stock?
Difference between phones
May switch from Consumer Cellular
Huawei Ascend 5W coverage area
Omaha Cell Coverage
Need help deciding which phone
No Coverage at my home location
Moto-Z to Moto-X Sim Card
New phone recommendations
Small Phone - Moto E
New account questions
Upgrading from a Moto X 1st Gen. to (X4 or G5)?
Need plan and phone advice
RW Samsung S8 or BYOP Pixel2
Phone questions
Passing on phone
New CDMA phones
Phone availability in december 2017
Replacement phone question
New Phones Not Optimized for my Area
Moto X4 same as Moto X Pure
Why is RW GOING DOWN HILL SO FAST
New CDMA phones
Coverage Checker Update: Our Online Store Now Has the Moto E4 and Moto X4 in More Areas!
Republic Support OPO OnePlus5t
Buying a new phone - Moto g5s plus?
Unlocked phone GSM & CDMA
Buying phone from reseller
Coverage Update: Our Online Store Now Has the Moto E4+, Moto G5S+, and Samsung S8 in More Areas!
How to detect which cellular provider I'm on?
Question about byop or buying from RW
#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.


#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.


#49

yes we have but the megapixels count does not mean better pictures (lens and software is more important)


#51

Note 8 Added


#52

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