Review: The Moto G (3rd Gen) Specs For Republic Wireless

save hundreds on your cell phone bill with republic wirelessI was super excited when Republic Wireless announced that it’s offering a new phone to their customers.

Starting October 27th 2015, you can buy a Moto G (Third Generation) phone that will work on Republic Wireless.

Here’s what I think about their newest addition, but first let’s catch anyone up that doesn’t know about Republic Wireless.

A Brief Summary Of Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless is shaking up the cell carrier space by allowing phone calls and texts over WiFi to greatly reduce the cost to their customers.

To make things even better, Republic Wireless refunds you for any data you don’t use each month.

According to their data, the average customer’s bill is only $13.79 per line after getting refunded for unused data but before mandatory taxes and fees. Pretty sweet, right? To learn more about Republic Wireless read my full review here.

What The Moto G (3rd Gen) Offers

The Moto G (3rd Generation) offers a great phone at a great price point. The phone will cost $199 for the 8GB version and $229 for the 16GB version. Republic Wireless doesn’t make you sign any type of contract, so you’ll own these phones outright once you purchase them.

Luckily, you can expand the memory on either phone by adding up to a 32GB microSD card which you can easily get on for under $20.

The phone comes in either black or white and has a 5 inch Corning® Gorllia® Glass 3 720p HD screen. The 13MP Tap-to-Focus camera with flash is a major upgrade from previous versions and the Moto E (2nd Gen). There is also a 5 MP front facing camera. The phone supports 3G, 4G LTE and WiFi data.

The Moto G (3rd Gen) is water resistant for protection from any time you may accidentally splash it with liquid or drop it into a shallow pool of water. Of course, I hope you never have to test this feature out and I wouldn’t plan to if I had this phone.

Comparing The Moto G (3rd Gen) To Other Republic Wireless Phone Options

Currently, Republic Wireless sells the Moto E (2nd Gen) for $129 and Moto X (2nd Gen) for $299 in addition to the new Moto G (3rd Gen) for $199 or $229. Personally, if I had to pick one of these three phones as a standard smartphone user I’d go for the Moto G (3rd Gen).

Moto E vs Moto G

The Moto E (Second Generation), while an awesome phone for anyone who just wants a basic smartphone, is a bit further behind in many features I would want to use.

Personally, I’m willing to pay an extra $70 to get a sleeker looking phone, a bigger screen, and a 13MP camera.

The Moto E is much like the old style Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen) and Moto X (1st Gen) phones with a clunkier design. The new Moto G (3rd Gen) feels very similar to the newer and sleeker Moto X (2nd Gen) without the $299 price tag.

Since I plan to keep my phone for an extended period of time, it makes sense to buy something that will be a bit more up to date now so I’m not as tempted to upgrade later down the road.

However, if I was just a basic smartphone user that wanted to use my phone just for calling, texting, web browsing and some app usage here or there, I would probably just go for the Moto E (2nd Gen). Of course, if you want to take pictures, they wouldn’t be as high of quality on the Moto E as the Moto G or Moto X.

Moto X vs Moto G

While I wouldn’t personally buy a Moto X (2nd Gen), tech savvy users who always want the latest and greatest phone may opt for the Moto X (2nd Gen) over the Moto G (3rd Gen).

The Moto X comes with a slightly larger full HD 1080p screen and a Snapdragon quad-core CPU. You can also customize the Moto X with the Moto Maker program. Only you can answer whether the Moto X is worth the extra $100 price tag.

Moto G (3rd Gen) Overall Impression

Overall, the Moto G (3rd Gen) is an amazing deal for the starting price point of just $199. When you consider phones like the latest Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone offer many similar features but cost well over $600 and come with expensive phone carriers, the Moto G (3rd Gen) on Republic Wireless becomes an obvious purchase.

Like I mentioned before, the Moto G (Third Generation) will be available for sale on on October 27th. You can head on over to check out more details on the phone today, or bookmark this page (press CTRL + D) and come back later to click through and buy your Moto G after it is released.

I’ll get a small flat commission for sending you their way no matter which phone you get and your price will be exactly the same but as always, these reviews are 100% my opinion and I only promote products I believe in.

I plan on testing this phone out after it is released and will update this post at that time. Also, my wife is currently a Republic Wireless customer, so we have plenty of experience with their service which is top notch.

I plan to switch to Republic Wireless when my contract with my current carrier is up and if they don’t change their phone offerings by then, I’ll be getting the Moto G for myself!

What are your thoughts about the news of the Republic Wireless Moto G (3rd Gen)? Let me know in the comments below!

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About Lance Cothern

Lance Cothern, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the founder of Money Manifesto. You can read more about him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest.

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