We filtered your 5G mobile phone options and selected the top ones. Take a look
The fifth generation, or 5G, is considered the tech standard vis-a-vis broadband cellular networks, offering faster upload and download speeds and better capacity than 4G.
Though there are issues about the rollout of 5G, especially in developing countries including India, 5G will clearly dictate the future of telephony as well as many technological advancements. For those who live in areas where 5G has been rolled out, gaining access to it is a must.
Most Android phones being made nowadays are 5G compatible, providing you with the best network speeds. We filtered your 5G mobile phone options and selected the top ones. Take a look.
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung has rolled out its sleek Galaxy S22, a model in its flagship series. It is probably the smallest in the Galaxy series and also a cheaper option. But the relatively low price band doesn’t mean it has compromised on 5G functionalities.
It supports a host of bands and hence can be used in most bands and US carriers– S22 supports sub6 and mmWave 5G spectrum. It has a dual SIM tray suited for international travel and ensuring nice coverage on the move. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which processes the Samsung Ultra, which means your tasks can be carried out efficiently and with great speed. The S22 also flaunts 3 cameras on its rear.
The S22 is a great Android option offering smart add-ons without distracting the users. The price band, which starts at $800, is a great attraction. Its operating system is Android 12 with One UI 4.1 and has a 3700 mAh battery. S22 offers a storage capacity of 128GB/266 GB and you can opt for a microSD.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Probably this comes as a solace for Galaxy Note, which has vanished. The S22 Ultra has a huge screen (6.8 inches), a rocking processor, a larger battery and also an S pen to boast of with all the similar compatibility options of the S22.
S22 Ultra’s refresh rate can rise to 120hz offering sharp content features and excellent animation. The Ultra’s fingerprint sensor is under the screen which makes it easy to unlock your device. Ultra is not as sleek as you would like it, but then it has to accommodate four cameras. And rest assured you can take 8K videos.
The S22 Ultra is a brilliant camera phone. To fit in all these versatile features, you need to pay a price which starts at $1,200.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G
OnePlus Nord N20 is a great budget phone with all the required functionalities. But the 5G connectivity comes with a rider – you can get it only with T-mobile. This is a put-off.
N20 comes with a Snapdragon 695, which is decent enough for a budget option. The Android 11 OxygenOS will enable you to complete all your tasks on your 1080p OLED screen. And most likely you will get a full day’s use time, depending on your tasks. So $300 is worth a try for Nord N20.
Asus Zenfone 9
The Asus Zenfone 9 is a sort of minimalist option – a small phone but easy to carry and offers good performance quality and super speeds powered by Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. A host of gesture controls make Zenfone 9 a great buy.
Its battery life is great despite having just a 4,300mAh battery. The 120Hz refresh rate means you get a sharp look and feel. Carrier support in the US is again a thorny issue of Zenfone as T-mobile runs smoothly but AT&T and Verizon stumble into some band issues.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Want to own a foldable and at the same time explore 5G options? Samsung’s answer to this is the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which comes with a 1.9-inch OLED display. If you unfold it, the Flip 4 opens up into a 6.7-inch display (120Hz OLED). It is a pricey option beginning at $1000 and the battery option is also not worth boasting at 3,700 mAh.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
If you are an Apple buff and seek excellent features and superb hardware, the iPhone 14 Pro should be your choice. The Apple A16 Bionic processor powers its operating speed and Apple has also been more flexible with its customisable software in this case.
The main issue if you are not in the US, the phone is compatible with only sub 65G.
Google Pixel 7
Look for a mix of performance, features and affordability in a 5G offering and you will have to take note of the Google Pixel 7. Daily tasks would be a shoo-in with the Pixel 7 and it is a good improvement, including in the design aspect, from the Pixel 6. It also has shrunk a tad in size but battery life is modest – it has 4,355mAh.
It supports sub6 and mmWave allowing you to rope in all networks. So the price tag, starting from a range of $599 should not be excessive.
ASUS ROG Phone 6
The ASUS ROG Phone 6 would enable you to fully explore the possibilities of 5G with superb download and upload speeds that would cater to even your high-voltage gaming needs.
But ROG Phone 6 would also carry out the other tasks you have in your tick box, enabled by the powerful Snapdragon 8+ processor. Asus has given a lot of thought to gaming while making this phone. Again carrier issues mean it can’t operate on T-mobile or Verizon networks.
The 5G experience
Most devices have reported issues related to getting the bands right. So, while buying a 5G phone, the first thing we should ensure is that your main operating area has adequate 5G coverage. The rest is a matter of choices and features on offer.