Detailed Supported Phone Features

These two tables compare the significant features of all phones currently supported by Republic Wireless. Bolded names are current models.

  • Band 71 data available by scrolling right at bottom of table

Phone Scrn
Size
Phone
Size
Sprint
SIM Type
**
SD
Card
Rem Batt Charging NFC Bio
Sec
B71
Alcatel A30 5.0 5.59
2.76
None Yes No Micro_USB No No No
Google Nexus 5X 5.2 5.79
2.86
C No No Type-C Yes Yes No
Google Nexus 6 5.96 6.27
3.27
C No No Wireless /
Micro_USB
Yes Yes No
Google Nexus 6P 5.7 6.27
3.06
C No No Type-C Yes Yes No
Google Pixel 5.0 5.66
2.74
C No No Type-C Yes Yes No
Google Pixel 2 5.0 5.74
2.74
I No No Type-C Yes Yes No
Google Pixel XL 5.5 6.09
2.98
C No No Type-C Yes Yes No
Google Pixel 3 5.5 5.73
2.69
OTA No No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 3 XL 6.3 6.22
3.02
OTA No No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 3a 5.6 6.0
2.80
OTA No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 3a XL 6.0 6.3
3.00
OTA No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 4 5.7 5.70
2.70
OTAv2 No No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 4 XL 6.3 6.30
2.90
OTAv2 No No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 4a 5.81 5.68
2.73
OTAv2 No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 4a 5G 6.2 6.06
2.91
OTAv2 No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Google Pixel 5 6.0 5.7
2.77
OTAv2 No No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Huawei Ascend 5W 5.5 5.98
3.00
None Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
LG K30 5.3 5.85
2.96
None Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
LG Stylo 5 6.2 6.33
3.09
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Moto Z 5.5 6.04
2.96
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes No
Moto Z Play 5.5 6.16
3.01
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes No
Moto Z2 Play 5.5 6.15
3.00
I Yes No Type-C Yes Yes No
Moto Z3 Play 6.0 6.16
3.01
OTA Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Moto Z4 6.4 6.22
2.95
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Moto X Pure 5.7 6.06
3.00
C Yes No Micro_USB Yes No No
Moto X4 5.2 5.83
2.89
I Yes No Type-C Yes Yes No
Moto E4 5.0 5.69
2.83
I Yes Yes Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto E4+ 5.5 6.10
3.05
I Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto E5 Play 5.2 5.94
2.91
None Yes Yes Micro_USB No No No
Moto E6 5.5 5.89
2.85
OTAv2 Yes Yes Micro_USB No No Yes
Moto e (2020) 6.2 6.29
3.0
OTAv2 Yes No Micro_USB No Yes Yes
Moto Edge 6.7 6.36
2.8
OTAv2 Yes No USB-C Yes Yes Yes
Moto G4 5.5 6.02
3.02
C Yes No Micro_USB No No No
Moto G4 Play 5.0 5.69
2.83
C Yes Yes Micro_USB No No No
Moto G4 Plus 5.5 6.1
3.05
C Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto G5 Plus 5.2 5.91
2.91
C Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto G5s Plus 5.5 6.04
3.00
I Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto G6 5.65 6.05
3.00
I Yes No Type-C No Yes No
Moto G6 Play 5.7 6.12
2.84
OTA Yes No Micro_USB No Yes No
Moto G7 Play 5.7 5.85
2.8
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G7 Power 6.2 6.3
3.00
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G7 6.2 6.2
2.96
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes No
Moto G Fast (2020) 6.4 6.37
2.98
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G Power (2020) 6.3 6.29
2.99
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G Stylus (2020) 6.4 6.24
2.98
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G Play (2021) 6.5 6.57
2.99
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G Power (2021) 6.6 6.51
2.99
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto G Stylus (2021) 6.8 6.69
3.08
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Moto One 5G Ace 6.7 6.54
3.0
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
OnePlus 6T 6.41 6.2
2.94
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
OnePlus 7T 6.55 6.34
2.93
None No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
OnePlus 8 6.5 6.31
2.87
None No No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung J3(2016) 5.0 5.6
2.81
None Yes Yes Micro_USB No No No
Samsung J3(2017) 5.0 5.55
2.76
None Yes Yes Micro_USB No No No
Samsung J3 (2018) 5.0 5.62
2.76
None Yes Yes Micro_USB No No Yes
Samsung J7 5.5 6.00
2.94
None Yes Yes Micro_USB No No No
Samsung J7 (2018) 5.5 6.04
3.00
None Yes No Micro_USB Yes No Yes
Samsung A02s 6.5 6.46
2.99
None Yes No Type-C No No Yes
Samsung A6 5.6 5.9
2.79
None Yes No Micro_USB Yes Yes No
Samsung A10e 5.8 5.80
2.70
OTA Yes No Type-C No No Yes
Samsung A11 6.4 6.42
3.0
OTAv2* Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Samsung A12 6.5 6.46
2.98
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung A20 6.4 6.24
2.94
OTA Yes No Type-C No Yes Yes
Samsung A21 6.5 6.6
3.02
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung A32 5G 6.5 6.46
3.0
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung A42 5G 6.6 6.47
2.99
None Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung A50 6.4 6.24
2.94
OTA Yes No Type-C No yes Yes
Samsung A51 6.5 6.24
2.9
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung A52 5G 6.5 6.3
2.96
OTAv2 Yes No Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung S6 5.1 5.65
2.78
None No No Wireless /
Micro_USB
Yes Yes No
Samsung S7 5.1 5.61
2.74
C Yes No Wireless /
Micro_USB
Yes Yes No
Samsung S7 Edge 5.5 5.94
2.86
C Yes No Wireless /
Micro_USB
Yes Yes No
Samsung Galaxy S8 5.8 5.86
2.68
I Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes No
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6.2 6.28
2.89
I Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes No
Samsung Note 8 6.3 6.4
2.94
I Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes No
Samsung Note 9 6.4 6.37
3.01
OTA Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Note 10 6.3 5.94
2.83
OTA Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Note 10+ 6.8 6.39
3.04
OTA Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Note 20 6.7 6.36
2.96
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Note 20 Ultra 6.9 6.49
3.04
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S9 5.80 5.81
2.70
OTA Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 6.2 6.22
2.91
OTA Yes No Wireless /
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S10e 5.8 5.6
2.75
OTA Yes No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S10 6.1 5.9
2.77
OTA Yes No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 6.4 6.2
2.91
OTA Yes No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S20 6.2 5.97
2.72
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 6.7 6.37
2.90
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 6.9 6.57
2.99
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 6.5 6.29
2.93
OTAv2 Yes No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S21 6.2 5.97
2,.8
OTAv2 No No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 6.7 6.35
2.97
OTAv2 No No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 6.8 6.5
2.97
OTAv2 No No Wireless
Type-C
Yes Yes Yes
Phone Scrn
Size
Phone
Size
Sprint
SIM Type
SD
Card
Rem Batt Charging NFC Bio
Sec
B71

Notes
The BYOP SIM card from the Republic Online Store is GSM. If CDMA is supported by Republic then a replacement SIM request 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.

Sprint (CDMA) SIMs

This section does not apply to GSM (T-Mobile) phones, as the RW SIM can be moved between phones that are supported

  • ** An active 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 deactivated. 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 CDMA SIM can only move between phones that use the same type.

  • None means phone is not compatible with Sprint (CDMA) … therefore it is T-Mobile (GSM) Only
  • ISIM phone to ISIM phone - I
  • CSIM phone to CSIM phone - C
  • SIMOTA phone to SIMOTA phone - OTA
  • SIMOTA version 2 phone to SIMOTA version 2 phone - OTAv2

Here is a link to the list of all compatible model numbers
https://help.republicwireless.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005789107
Here a tip on how to find the correct model
How to Find a Compatible Unlocked Phone

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.

Biometric Security

Biometric security indicates inclusion of a fingerprint scanner or secure facial recognition for secure access to your device.

Wireless Charging

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.

Carrier Compatibility

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 T-Mobile and Sprint but your ability to switch from one to the other will depend on the capabilities of your phone. Note: Republic services do not switch between supported carriers on the fly. Moving from one to another requires the replacement of your SIM card.

SD Card Slot

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.

Band 71

Having Band 71 will be useful to the GSM subscribers as T-Mobile is rapidly expanding their band 71 deployments … T-Mobile Spectrum Gateway info

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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Thank you! That is good news for the future!

I appreciate your help and detail.

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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.

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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.

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It’s a Wiki, you can edit it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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All Republic compatible My Choice phones have band 12.

Nah.

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I agree.

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Note 8 Added

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

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

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Added Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

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