Moto G coming to Republic Wireless in April, priced at $150

by: Andrew GrushMarch 13, 2014

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Before the Moto G was even official, there were rumors that suggested the handset would have a home on Republic Wireless. Since that time, we’ve seen the Moto G arrive both in unlocked form and through carriers such as Verizon, Boost Mobile and US Cellular. Now it’s finally Republic Wireless’ turn.

Come sometime in April, Republic Wireless will offer the Moto G in 8GB form for $149, a small discount over the $179 price tag of the unlocked version. Of course, all the unlocked versions of the Moto G are for GSM, so you’ll need to get Republic Wireless’ model if you want to use it on the Sprint network-based carrier.

As with other Republic Wireless devices, the Moto G will utilize Wi-Fi for calling, texting and data whenever possible. When you are away from Wi-Fi, it will kick onto Sprint’s network with plans beginning at $10 a month for unlimited talk an text with no data.

So is the Moto G a good enough handset to meet your needs? Absolutely, as long as you’re okay with a 720p display and lack of 4G support. As a refresher, the G has a 4.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat.

For more details on what to expect from the handset, be sure to check out our full review of the unlocked GSM model.

What do you think, planning on picking up the Moto G on Republic Wireless or would you rather spend a bit more and get the Moto X?

  • Jayfeather787

    This is the best phone for the money period. Such a great phone. I know the Moto X has a much better GPU and processor type, but this one is a quad core, which is great, so I would take this over the X.

    • wezi427

      Hypothetically speaking what if both phones cost the same, would you still choose the G?

      • Jayfeather787

        I think I would go with the X. It has a much better GPU and another gig of RAM, as well as better processor architecture and speed.

        • wezi427


    • Guest123

      you have to double the price to get 1080P with a good SoC — certainly a good enough device and best bang for your buck at the moment.

  • Ray

    i think i’ll go with X, i hate much popular things……

  • Damon Salvador

    yes yes ..Just Shut the fuck off and take my money (along wid $ 20 tip) …