Best 5G Mobile Phones To Buy In 2019

We are inching close to the hyper-connected smart world thanks to the upcoming 5G technology. The fifth generation of cellular mobile communications would be a successor to the 4G network we are currently consuming. In India, you can expect 5G to go mainstream by 2020 or 2021, but 5G phones are already here well ahead in advance.

What improvements do 5G bring to the table?

  • Greater speed, projected at 10-100 x faster than 4G (Strictly speaking the average speeds would be better than that of what we get in 4G).
  • Better stability in connection
  • Lower latency indicating shorter response time from servers would be shortened
  • Higher bandwidth facilitates handling of more devices in a network.

The implication goes beyond faster browsing and download speeds. 5G would gear up the Mixed Reality experience, Edge computing, and better delivery of web-based services.

In case you are interested, we have covered 5G in detail in a separate article.

In case you plan on sticking with your phone for a couple of years and don’t want to miss on next-gen cellular connectivity when it arrives, here’s a list of 5G phones that you may consider.

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung launched two 5G phones at its Unpacked event this year. The Galaxy S10 5G looks almost similar to the Galaxy S10+, but it has a bigger 4500mAh battery, a faster 25W charging support, and an extra ToF camera sensor for better depth-mapping, enhanced low light shots, and faster autofocus.


2. Huawei Mate X

Mate X is the first foldable phone and the first 5G phone from Huawei. Unlike most 5G phones that will use Qualcomm’s X50 modem, the Mate X has Huawei’s own Balong 5000 5G modem paired with Kirin 980 chipset.


3. Oppo Reno 5G

Oppo Reno 5G is another phone that has become available in partnership with telecom operators in certain parts of the world. Recently, Oppo in partnership with Sunrise telecom has launched the Reno 5G in Switzerland.