5 Best Smartphones To Power Your 5G Network (So Far!)

Finally we have entered the days when 5G is a hot topic around the world and the telecommunication companies are already battling to roll out with the next-gen network first. Soon we would be able to enjoy the speed of the internet faster than our imagination, which would further enable possibilities that would change the world for the better.

However, over the past few months there is one more thing associated to 5G network that is gaining a lot of attention too - the smartphones which have already been released with compatibility to the 5G network. They might be relatively expensive for now considering the fact that 5G would remain exclusive for quite some time but in the end, these are the phones who will take you to the future by actually being “smart” enough.

Before we get to the top 5 best 5G phones announced this year (or few in 2018) for that matter, below is a brief introduction of what 5G would feel like

5G Explained

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the fifth generation network will have a speed of 20Gbps (with the ability to deliver up to 1000 Gbps as well) and when compared with the current 4G LTE, it also stands 20 times faster as for now you only get 1Gbps at max for your cellular network. This massive jump in the speed of the internet will allow us to watch 4K and 8K videos with great ease, along with becoming a great support for a lot of IoT devices as well.

So now let's dive deep into how the top 5 phones with 5G look like.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G



We decided to start with the first 5G smartphone that falls in the mid-range - most recent Galaxy A90 5G. It is also power packed with three major features that come in the form of triple rear camera system (48MP, 8MP & 5MP), a 6.7-inch Infinity-U display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Snapdragon 855 processor. You can also choose the RAM in between 6GB to 8GB. Besides that you will also find 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging and facial recognition inside it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G



The phone that grabbed the heart and eyes of every smartphone lover when Samsung unveiled it on its official Note event. It shares similar specs with the normal Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ which are 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, Exynos 9825 processor, 12GB of RAM, two ROM options: 256GB and 512GB, four rear cameras (16MP, 12MP, 12MP, 3D depth sensor) and a 10MP front camera. It operates with 4,300mAh battery, Android 9.0 Pie, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Mate 20X 5G



Huawei stepped into the game being the ultimate king with Huawei Mate 20X 5G. The phone is a beast with 5000 5G chipset with 7nm Kirin 980 processor, 7.2-inch OLED full HD+ display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. In the camera department you will find a 40MP wide-angle lens, a 20MP Ultra wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The front one is rated at 24MP.


Packed with 4,200mAh battery with SuperCharge fast charging tech, Android 9.0 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, you just get what you would love!

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G



This is a brand that is constantly innovating something to become absolute favorite of customers under tight budget and going with their philosophy they are soon going to introduce Mi Mix 3 5G that will have Snapdragon 855 processor with Snapdragon X50 5G modem and features a slider design as its highlight. The display is around 6.39 inche and has bezel-less design. On the slider you will also find two front cameras, 24 MP and 12 MP respectively, two snappers at the back though would be of 12 MP. A 3,800mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Android 9.0 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner will get you going under $450 expectedly.

Oppo Reno 5G



With Oppo’s flagship for 5G, you will get 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED full-screen display, three rear cameras (48MP, 8MP, 13MP), a wedge pop-up 16MP front shooter, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It will be backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB on-board storage, 4,065mAh battery and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Worthy Mentions

The list above has been created while considering the budget and need of every type of user when the 5G would come out. However, there are also more 5G phones that one can expect to dominate the market when they come out

One Plus 7 Pro 5G


Photo: Forbes / DAVID PHELAN

As we all know One Plus has always been the king of specs, therefore continuing with its tradition, the company announced its first 5G phone in the UK. If reports are to be true then inside it you will find 6.67-inch 90Hz Quad HD+ display and a Snapdragon 855 processor, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro, triple camera system (48MP, 16MP, 8MP) and a 16MP pop-up front camera. Additionally there will be an in-display fingerprint scanner but there is no confirmation on RAM/ROM.

LG V50 Thin Q



With this, it seems like LG has finally started to show what it can do with all the experience of being in the smartphone market. This has three rear cameras (12MP primary lens, 12MP telephoto lens, 16MP Super wide-angle lens) and two front cameras (8MP, 5MP) as its highlights.The device features a 6.4-inch OLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It has 6GB of RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage, a 4,000mAh battery, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, a back-mounted fingerprint scanner, and DTS:X 3D Surround audio system.

Foldable 5G Options

Samsung Galaxy Fold



The craze of this phone is yet to come when hopefully Samsung will decrease the price. The 5G version of the Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display, which also becomes a 4.6-inch one when folded inwards. The device holds three rear cameras (16MP ultra wide-angle lens, 12MP wide-angle lens, 12MP telephoto lens) and three front snappers (one outside 10MP one, and two 10MP and 8MP on the inside).

In terms of technical aspects, it is powered by 7nm processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of ROM, a 4,235mAh battery with fast charging, Android 9.0 Pie, and a capacitive fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Mate X



Huawei’s first foldable smartphone is 5G supported. Mate X folds outwards and the display is an 8-inch OLED display, which becomes a 6.6-inch when folded. Inside this beauty you get Huawei’s Kirin 980 that gets its fuel from a 4,500mAh battery and support for 55W SuperCharge fast charging tech. Moreover, the sidebar of device is home to three Leica cameras, a power on/off button, doubling as a fingerprint scanner. The RAM is 8 GB along with 512 GB internal storage capacity.

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