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10 Best 5G Smartphones To Buy In 2019

10 Best 5G Smartphones To Buy In 2019

Undoubtedly, technology is growing at rapid rates. It’s only been a few years since 4G became a mainstream technology and 5G has already started gaining attraction.

In fact, popular smartphone OEM’s like Samsung, Huawei, and LG have started shipping their first generation 5G smartphones.

So in no particular order, these are the best 5G smartphones of 2019 that are worth considering.

What Is 5G?

Before sharing the list of best 5G smartphones to buy in 2019 it’s important to know what actually is 5G. As we all know 4G(LTE) was much faster than 3G. Similarly, 5G will offer much faster upload and download speeds as compared to 4G.


Additionally, 5G would offer stability even in crowded spaces. As far as the actual speed of the 5G network is concerned it will heavily rely on the device, location, and network.

5G technology is fairly new and presently there are only a handful of 5G capable smartphones. Consequently, if you want to buy a 5G mobile phone then do ensure that 5G connectivity is available in your country or region.

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The first and possibly the most reliable 5G smartphone that you can buy right now is the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. This flagship smartphone from Samsung packs an enormous 6.7-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED display that’s perfect for consuming content.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a flagship smartphone. Consequently, it offers exceptionally great performance. This smartphone comes in either 256 or 512 GB storage variants.


Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Specifications

  • 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9
  • Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Mali-G76 MP12 or Adreno 640 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256/512 GB storage
  • 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom; 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide); TOF 3D camera
  • 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Android 9.0 Pie with One UI custom skin
  • Fingerprint sensor (under display), 3.5mm audio jack
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C 1.0
  • 4500mAh battery with support to 25W fast charging

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G offers a plethora of interesting features like Samsung DeX, Reverse wireless charging, and much more. Overall, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is one of the best 5G mobiles that you can buy right now.


2. LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The next best 5G smartphone on the list is LG V50 ThinQ 5G. This flagship smartphone from LG sports a 6.4-inch OLED display which is ideal for media consumption.

For audio enthusiasts, LG V50 ThinQ 5G packs stereo Boombox speaker, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and DTS: X 3D Surround. Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, LG V50 Thinq 5G can effortlessly handle heavy multitasking and long gaming sessions.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G Specifications

  • 6.4-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128 GB storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD card
  • 12 MP, 27mm (standard), f/1.5, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, 3-axis OIS; 12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), f/2.4, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS; 16 MP, 16mm (ultrawide), f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, no AF
  • 8 MP, 26mm (standard), f/1.9, 1/4″, 1.12µm; 5 MP, 21mm (wide), f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with LG UX 8.0 custom skin
  • Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C 1.0
  • 4000mAh battery with support to 18W fast charging

Available in Aurora Black colour variant, the LG V50 Thinq 5G is a perfect flagship smartphone as per 2019 standards. Moreover, the fact that this smartphone supports 5G network ensures that it will be futureproofed.


3. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is another reliable 5G mobile phone that you can buy right now. The Chinese tech giant released the standard Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 back in 2018. Later the 5G variant was announced in February.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G sports a premium construction with front glass, 7000 series aluminium frame, and ceramic back.

Similar to the previous two devices on the list, the Mi Mix 3 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor. Consequently, performance won’t be an issue no matter what you throw at it.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Specifications

  • 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128 GB storage
  • 12 MP (wide), f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS; 12 MP (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm
  • Manual pop-up 24 MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm; 2 MP, depth sensor
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI custom skin
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C 1.0
  • 3800mAh battery with support to 18W fast charging

Available in Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black colour variants, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a good 5G phone and the unique manual slider gives this phone a unique touch.

Since Xiaomi is one among many few companies enlisted by Qualcomm to have picked its X50 5G NR modem family we can expect many new Xiaomi smartphones supporting 5G.


4. Motorola Moto Z4

Moto Z series is one of the most unique Android smartphone series as it allows the addition of mods to improve the functionality of the device. The latest addition to this series namely the Motorola Moto Z4 is one of the most affordable ways to use Verizon’s 5G network.

Well, if you have any previous generation Moto Z phone you can even buy the 5G Moto Mode to make your smartphone 5G compatible.

It is worth noting that, Motorola Moto Z4 is a mid-range smartphone. Consequently, it falls back from the smartphones mentioned above in multiple aspects like performance, built quality, camera, and many more.

Motorola Moto Z4 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a  resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels an aspect ratio of 19:9
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 675 Mobile processor
  • Adreno 612 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 48MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, PDAF,  OIS, PDAF, Laser Autofocus
  • 25MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 0.9um pixel size
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, front ported speaker, 3 microphones, FM Radio
  • Splash Resistant (P2i nano-coating)
  • G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3600mAh battery with 15w turbocharging

The OLED display on this smartphone will offer great media consumption experience and the 3600mAh battery can easily last a day of heavy usage. Overall, Motorola Moto Z4 is a great smartphone and it’s available in Flash Grey and Frost White colour variants.


5. Oppo Reno 5G

The next best 5G smartphone that you can buy right now is Oppo Reno 5G. This flagship smartphone from Oppo sports a visually appealing 6.6 inches AMOLED display. This phone has a riser on top which hides the front facing camera, rear flash, and the speaker.

Oppo Reno 5G is a flagship smartphone. Consequently, it offers reliable performance. In addition to great performance, Oppo Reno 5G also packs a great triple camera setup that offers great results in good lighting conditions.

Oppo Reno 5G Specifications

  • 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0 custom skin
  • Dual SIM
  • 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF/Laser AF, OIS; Periscope 13 MP, f/3.0, 130mm (telephoto), 5x optical zoom, PDAF/Laser AF, OIS; 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, Dolby Atmos, , triple microphones
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency (L1+L5) GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 4065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging

The Oppo Reno 5G was recently released in Switzerland as Oppo’s partnership with Sunrise Telecom. Additionally, this smartphone will be compatible with China Mobile, Swisscom, Telstra, Optus, and Singtel networks.


So these were some of the best 5G smartphones that you can buy right now. Do share any of your personal recommendations for the best 5G mobiles in the comments section below.

We all know that 2019 is just half done and many major smartphones are not released yet. Since these smartphones are not released yet there’s not much information available about these phones.

So in no particular order, these are some of the best upcoming 5G smartphones.


6. Samsung Galaxy A90

In addition to flagship smartphones, Samsung is a well-known brand in the mid-range smartphone market. Samsung’s Galaxy A series has gained great attention and the unreleased Samsung Galaxy A90 won’t be an exception.

Samsung’s upcoming mid-range Galaxy A90 can become the world’s first mainstream 5G smartphone. This smartphone might be available in the $600-$700 price bracket. Not much information is available about this A series smartphone.

Samsung might release this smartphone before or after the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

7. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Yes you are right Samsung released the Galaxy Fold and this smartphone was even shipped to users. That said, due to some screen issues the Galaxy Fold was recalled by Samsung.

Additionally, the 5G variant of the Galaxy Fold was not launched by Samsung. As of now, Samsung hasn’t released any information about the new launch dates of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G. We can expect the Galaxy Fold to launch in Q3 or Q4 of 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Fold features a 7.3 inches display when it’s completely open or in the tablet mode while the folded display is about 4.6″ in size.

Undoubtedly, Samsung Galaxy Fold seems like a futuristic device and since it’s the first generation of foldable smartphones it’s not the best.


8. Vivo Apex 2019

Vivo Apex gained great attraction during its launch in 2018 as it was one of the first mainstream smartphones to feature a pop-up camera module. Well, the 2019 5G variant of this smartphone was teased as a prototype by the Chinese OEM.

Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Vivo Apex also seems to be a futuristic smartphone. The Vivo Apex 2019 has no ports or buttons. Vivo has relied on gestures and pressure sensors as the way of navigating through the UI of this smartphone.

As for charging the company has offered magnetic pins at the back, there’s an in-display fingerprint sensor, and the speakers are also inside the display of this phone.

Vivo is a bit skeptical about the adoption rate and availability of the 5G network. Consequently, the company hasn’t launched this futuristic smartphone.

9. Sony Xperia 2

Sony recently released it’s new flagship smartphone the Sony Xperia 1. Well, a successor to this smartphone i.e. the Sony Xperia 2 might be in works.

The smartphone codenamed as AG-1 might be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the X50 5G modem. This 5G Xperia phone will sport a CinemaWide OLED screen display with a resolution of 21:9.

We can expect this premium flagship smartphone to retail in the $1500 price range and it might be launched in Q1 of 2020.

RELATED: Sony Reportedly Working On A 6-Lens Rear Camera Xperia Smartphone


10. Alcatel 7 5G

5G is not only limited to major smartphone OEM’s. In fact budget-oriented and mid-range smartphone manufacturers like Alcatel have started developing their first generation 5G smartphones.

The Alcatel 7 5G is a 5G compatible smartphone. It has a 6.5-inch display, a triple rear camera setup consisting of 48MP+16MP+5MP sensors, and a massive 4000mAh battery that offers juice to the Snapdragon 855 processor.

This smartphone is expected to launch in the markets by Q4 2019 or Q1 2020. If Alcatel focuses on keeping the price of this smartphone low it can become a major hit.

Top Countries With 5G Network

As mentioned earlier, 5G is a relatively new technology and it’s available only in some specific countries and regions. Consequently, the countries that presently have 5G connectivity are:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • South Korea
  • Sweden And Estonia
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • China
  • UAE
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • New Zealand

We can expect other countries and regions to join this list by 2020.

CONCLUSION

So these were some of the best 5G mobiles that can be purchased right now or might launch in the near future. We can all expect 2020 to be the year of 5G smartphones. Do share your thoughts and opinions on 5G smartphones in the comments section below.


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