The New Moto G (3rd Gen.) is Now at Republic!

“Finally, the battery. I can’t seem to kill this phone.” –Gizmodo

“9.0 – Still the best budget smartphone.” –Engagdet

****UPDATE: The new Moto G (3rd Gen.) is here! This is an excellent budget smartphone option for anyone looking to upgrade from a Moto G (1st Gen.), Moto E (1st Gen.), or DEFY XT. Check out our full review below, or pick up your new Moto G (3rd Gen.) today, right here!****  


The Moto G (3rd Gen.) is a great phone at a great price – let’s just get that out of the way upfront. At Republic, we strive to make enjoying the features of a smartphone more affordable, and this phone defies definition as both cost-effective, and loaded with all sorts of premium features.

It’s water-resistant1! All you BETA members, still clinging onto your sturdy DEFY XT – this phone is for you! Use the Moto G (3rd Gen.) in the rain. Listen to music in the shower, take a photo from the pool, whatever. Do it without worry, knowing this phone is built to withstand splashes and accidental drops in water (up to three feet for 30 minutes – we even tested it!). It is truly an “all-weather” phone. And, it has expandable storage up to 32GB like the trusty DEFY XT too.

Moto G 3rd Gen 16GB in the color black-Republic WirelessMotorola has added on tons of cool stuff, previously only found on the Moto X (2nd Gen.) too. Now, a quick chop of your hand fires on the flashlight on the dual LED flash. Or, a quick flip of your wrist opens the 13MP quick-action camera. No more fumbling with keys when you get home at night, or missing a photo op because you were too slow on the draw. Moto Display is a wonderful addition that makes checking notifications and everything going on in your world a breeze. Both the Moto G (3rd Gen.) 8GB and Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16GB models on Republic come packed with 1GB of RAM and come with the latest operating system, Android Lollipop 5.1, installed and ready to roll. This phone was built to make your life easier, while looking snazzier too.

Moto G (3rd Gen.) is a perfect mix of improved design that’s hand and pocket-friendly, Google software makes it intuitive to use, and it has a solid all-day battery2. Perhaps our favorite improvement is the loud front-facing speaker so you can hear everything.

Pair Moto G (3rd Gen.) with Republic’s money-saving app and Refund Plan that pays you back for data you don’t use, and you have the best smartphone experience for the absolute lowest cost available. This phone and Republic service are engineered to help you save more. It’s elegantly affordable and clever by design. Get yours today at Republic.


Need the best of the best? The Moto X (2nd Gen.) is now only $249 – permanent price drop!

1 Designed to withstand immersion in up to 3 feet of freshwater for up to 30 minutes provided the back cover is properly sealed. Not designed to work while submerged underwater. Do not use while swimming, or subject it to pressurized streams of water. Not dust-proof.

2 All battery life claims are approximate and based on a standard mixed use profile. The mixed use profile is based on Motorola devices on major 4G LTE networks with excellent coverage and includes both usage and standby time. Out-of-box settings are applied to the mixed use profile to project battery performance. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

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9 thoughts on “The New Moto G (3rd Gen.) is Now at Republic!”

  1. I think I read in another article that having Android 5.1 working on one version of a device meant that it was close to being complete on a lower version of that device (e.g. the Moto G 1st Gen). Is this true? I know that it’s being tested to work out all the bugs, but how close is it to being released? I know how the software development process works and that it’s very hard to say “It’ll be done in two weeks,” but how close is it to being finished? Are all the huge bugs worked out and you’re just finding and fixing all the small ones? I know that it’s been in the works for a long time and I’m just wondering what stage in the process it’s at as far as getting Android 5.1 onto the Moto G 1st Gen.

  2. I will be purchasing this phone in the next couple weeks, but before I do I would like to get a few questions answered. First, all other reviews of the Moto G 3rd gen (outside the republic community) state that the 16GB version comes with 2GB RAM. Is this true for Republic as well (article states 1GB RAM for both versions)? Second, will this phone be available through MotoMaker before Christmas (or ever)? Third, aaannnnnyyyyyy chance that the “pure edition” (Moto X 3rd gen) releases before Christmas??? I had my first screen shatter in ten years of smartphone ownership occur and I am ready to upgrade today! Thanks in advance for any credible info!

  3. I have the same question as Clark, Motorola sells the Moto G 3rd gen 16GB version with 2GB RAM. Is it true that the Republic version has only 1GB RAM?

  4. I am looking on Amazon for a Motorola X that is unlocked. I found that they are $189 new instead of $250. Will this phone work with Republic? Has anyone done this?

    1. It will not work with Republic; they have special systems to make the phones work on WiFi, so you’d need to buy a Republic phone. You can usually find used ones on eBay if you’re looking for a discount.

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