Though 5G deployment kicked off in 2019, more and more will take place throughout this year and next. In the US it’s currently live in select cities for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint users. In 2019, UK carrier EE became the first 5G carrier in the country, followed by Vodafone and Three UK.
Most people will likely experience the benefits of a robust 5G network only through a 5G-enabled phone. After all, the grand promises carriers and chip-makers are making with 5G coverage don’t mean much if you can’t access the network with your own device. To help you keep tabs on all the 5G phones and when we can expect more, here’s what the major phone-makers are offering.
Motorola Moto Z4
Lenovo and Motorola’s first 5G device was 2018’s Motorola Moto Z3 (more on that below). Its successor, the Moto Z4, launched the next year without much fanfare. Like the Z3, the Z4 connects to 5G with a Moto Mod modular accessory, which attaches to the back of the phone using magnetic pins. The phone is $499 and the Mod costs an extra $350.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
The Galaxy S10 5G is similar to the original Galaxy S10 except it has, you guessed it, 5G connectivity. The phone features a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.
One Plus 7 pro 5G
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 5G variant on Sprint that costs $840. The original OnePlus 7 Pro earned CNET’s Editors’ Choice Award and features a 6.67-inch, 90Hz display, a pop-up selfie camera and three rear cameras
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus 5G
Though pricey, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus delivers the premium goods, from a killer 6.8-inch screen and all-day battery life to excellent camera tools. Its 5G variant, the Note 10 Plus 5G, is even more expensive and is one of the most popular 5G phones
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is available to Sprint users for $1,152 and Verizon customers for $1,000. The phone features a 6.4-inch OLED display, three rear cameras that include a wide-angle and telephoto lens, the Snapdragon 855 chipset and two front-facing cameras. It can also attach to a Dual Screen accessory that increases the phone’s display size, though that won’t be available in the US.
Motorola MOTO Z3
Like the Moto Z4, the Moto Z3 can connect to 5G using an attachable accessory on the back. It features a 6.01-inch display, a 3,000-mAh battery, a fingerprint reader and a 12-megapixel camera.
Samsung galaxy fold 5G
The Galaxy Fold features a secondary 4.6-inch display that serves as its “cover.” When you’re ready for something bigger, the Fold opens up like a book to a 7.3-inch tablet. The Fold also has six cameras. On the back there’s a triple-camera setup, and on the front a single 10-megapixel camera. In tablet form, there are two additional cameras inside: a selfie camera and an 8-megapixel depth camera. A 5G version is available in Korea, the UK and Germany.
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
The Galaxy A90 5G has a 6.7-inch display, three rear cameras and a Snapdragon 855 processor. It also has an octa-core processor and an in-screen fingerprint reader. At 749 euros (about $827), it is one of the more affordable 5G phones.