Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review

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Motorola Comparison

We don’t want to give the Moto G short shrift by only showing you how it compares to high-end handsets, so let’s take a look at how the device compares to more closely-related phones--namely, its bigger brother the Moto X as well as the phone that it replaced on Republic Wireless, the Motorola Defy XT.

Seen this way, you can understand better where the Moto G’s value comes, as it pertains to Republic Wireless.

The Defy XT was very much a lower-end device, offering a single-core processor and an outdated version of Android; in each test, the Moto G blows it out of the water. The only test where the Defy XT comes close at all is An3DBench XL, where it still was hardly within shouting distance.

On the other hand, the Moto G matches up quite well the Moto X (albeit with a slightly older version of Android KitKat). In An3DBench XL.

Linpack shows where the Moto G lacks compared to the Moto X, but things are much tighter in SunSpider.

Looking at these scores, remember that the Defy XT cost $249, whereas the Moto G comes in a full one hundred bucks cheaper at $149, and the Moto X costs just $50 more than the old phone at $299. That’s an enormous jump in value for your buck.

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