Moto X (2nd Gen.) Overview

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Moto X (2nd Gen.)


Basic Information
Service Plans
Tech Specs
Republic Phones Comparison  

Basic Information 


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December 10, 2014


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Activation Type


Cellular Network



Not available for phones purchased through our online store.

Available (additional fee applies) through Motorola for Moto Maker phones.



Operating System

Originally Android™ 4.4.4, KitKat

Android™ 5.1, Lollipop, is available and instructions for updating can be viewed in How to Install System Updates (From KitKat)

Pre-Installed Apps (non-removable)

Motorola signature apps: Assist, Migrate, Help, Voice


Other apps: Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Chrome, Clock, Downloads, Drive, Email, Gallery, Gmail, Google Now, Google Settings, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Messaging, Phone, Photo, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Quickoffice, Republic Wireless App, Settings, Translate, YouTube




Sold out! 16GB: $249 (plus taxes) with no contract, through our online store

Sold out! 16GB or  32GB: From $299 (plus taxes) or $349 (plus taxes) with no contract, through Moto Maker.

SIM Card

4G SIM card preloaded. Please see SIM Cards for more info.

SD Card

No SD card slot

Tech Specs

Can be found here

*Note: We do not "lock" any of our phones. However, the nature of our unique software that powers Republic Wireless is not technologically compatible with other carriers. For more info, see FAQ: Are Republic Wireless Phones Locked or Unlocked?  

Service Plans 

Service plans are offered for the Moto X (2nd Gen.) starting at $5/month. Depending on your needs and how you want to use your phone, you can choose the plan that's best for you. The Moto X (2nd Gen.) is a 4G-capable smartphone. 

To see plans available for Moto X (2nd Gen.), check out Republic Wireless Plans 2.0: Republic Refund.


I bought another Republic phone recently. Can I return the other phone in exchange for the Moto X (2nd Gen.)?

There is no trade in program available, but if you're within your 14-day return window, you may return your other Republic phone for a full refund (minus initial shipping cost) and purchase a new Moto X (2nd Gen.). 

If I choose to upgrade to the Moto X (2nd Gen.), will my contacts and apps automatically transfer over?

There are two primary ways to make sure your contacts and apps transfer to your new device: 

  1. Sync your contacts
    You can sync your contacts to your Google account from your old phone. Once you have your new phone, they’ll automatically load when you sign in on your new phone.

  2. Use Motorola's Migrate app
    Motorola's Migrate app is designed to make the process of transferring your contacts, apps, photos, even text message history easier than ever. Check it out on the Google Play store
    . The Migrate app is pre-installed on the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E, but you’ll need to install it on your old phone as well (it’s compatible with any Android phone version 2.2 and above). 

Does the 10% beta discount apply to the Moto X (2nd Gen.)?

If you’re an existing member who owns a Motorola DEFY XT purchased by September 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET, you’re eligible for a 10% discount off your new monthly plan when you transfer that existing line to the Moto X or any future phones, including the Moto X (2nd Gen.). This discount will stay with you for as long as that phone line remains active with Republic, even if you transfer that line to a different Republic phone later. Please see the Beta Member Service Discount FAQ for more info.o. 

Tech Specs 

Check out the Moto X (2nd Gen.)'s technical specifications in more detail here.

Republic Phones Comparison 

Check out how the 2nd gen. Moto X compares to the 1st gen. Moto X here.

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