The wait might soon be over! 5G is no longer a distant possibility in India. Ever since the major announcement by a leading Indian network provider, it is expected that others will soon jump in the 5G race. As 5G is the new trend, You can also find ample of 5G Smartphones online.
Nevertheless, as a customer, all you need to do is get ready. So, the best possible way to gear up is a sensible investment. At this time, 5G smartphones are your best bet if you aspire using the new 5G network. While it may be true that performance, cost and reach of 5G isn’t tested yet, getting 5G ready won’t be a mammoth task.
This blog contains all the 5G compatible phones that you can definitely consider to buy. Even so, they will support 4G and other networks at this time. So, it’s good to consider your options if you plan in buying a new smartphone soon.
1. ONEPLUS 8T
|Screen size||6.55 inches|
|Battery capacity||4500 mAh|
|Rear camera||48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP|
|Front camera||16 MP|
Our list starts with the prominent OnePlus brand. Previously, the OnePlus Nord tasted decent success in the Indian market. Similarly, this 5G phone from OnePlus can walk on the same path. In addition to the above specifications, the unique selling proposition of this phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
All in all, many customers will favour this one of the best 5G smartphones due to a clean UI, high-end processor chipset and brand value. Still, it might cost near or above the ₹ 40K mark. Hence, you should clearly assess your budget.
2. VIVO V20 PRO
|Screen size||6.44 inches|
|Battery capacity||4000 mAh|
|Rear camera||64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Front camera||44 MP + 8 MP|
Vivo is known to provide excellent front camera sensors. Furthermore, many Indian customers favour the ‘value for money’ aspect too. In the same way, the 5G smartphone from Vivo – V20 Pro makes 5G a bit more affordable.
You can grab this 5G compatible phone at a price less than ₹ 30K. So, a combination of triple rear camera setup, dual front camera setup, Snapdragon chipset and full HD AMOLED display makes this smartphone an attractive prospect indeed.
3. MOTO G 5G
|Screen size||6.70 inches|
|Battery capacity||5000 mAh|
|Rear camera||48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Front camera||16 MP|
Moto G 5G is, at this time, the most affordable 5G phone for Indian users. Importantly, it runs on stock Android and has a large screen as well. Apart from the attractive 5000 mAh battery, the design will definitely attract users who prefer simple products.
You can buy this phenomenal near-stock Android phone at a price tag of around ₹ 20K. By all means, this price point is alluring for a 5G compatible smartphone. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 750G chipset is a great addition.
All in all, the Moto G 5G gives majority Indian customers a great option in the budget segment.
|Screen size||6.44 inches|
|Battery capacity||4115 mAh|
|Rear camera||48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP|
|Front camera||32 MP + 8 MP|
Of course, the Nord had to be in this list. For customers who want a 5G phone from OnePlus at a reasonable price tag, it is surely a marvellous option. However, the battery capacity is slightly less than other 5G smartphones.
Nevertheless, the no-bloatware UI makes the battery management efficient. The OnePlus Nord comes with a Snapdragon 765G chipset. Hence, you can surely use this phone for gaming purposes too. I reckon the price tag of under ₹ 30K makes the Nord a likeable asset.
|Screen size||6.10 inches|
|Battery capacity||2815 mAh|
|Rear camera||12 MP + 12 MP|
|Front camera||12 MP|
Non-android users have the option of Apple iPhone 12 series. The A14 Bionic chipset powers all four models in the series. This is a great addition to users with different preferences. Furthermore, the OLED display screen is common amongst all iPhone 12 series models.
So, if you are an Apple fan, the iPhone 12 can prove a valuable investment for the future.
OTHER HANDSETS TO CONSIDER
As time moves ahead, you can find more and more options in the 5G phones category. Still, it is beneficial to note maximum smartphone handsets. Here’s a quick look at the phones we didn’t cover in details:
- Xiaomi MI 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Asus ROG Phone 3
- Motorola Edge Plus
- Oppo Reno 3 Pro
- Nokia 8.3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A42
In addition to the above 5G smartphones, there are upcoming models from Realme and some flagship phones which support 5G.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A 5G PHONE
It is definitely vital to assess your personal priorities before investing in a 5G compatible smartphone. Hence, to simplify your thoughts, just read these useful facts:
- Read the network types and bandwidths supported by a specific 5G smartphone.
- Ensure that the 5G network bandwidth is available in India.
- Understand that 5G is not present in India as of today. Hence, the inception of 5G and affordable plans can take some time (maybe a year or two).
- Assess your frequency of utility. Some users tend to buy a new smartphone every year. Therefore, decide whether you really should buy a new 5G phone or get a 4G device instead.
- Tech enthusiasts can read performance, benchmark scores of 5G processor chipsets to choose the right handset.
On the whole, 5G has the potential to revolutionize the digital domain. Yet, its real-life performance in India is an exciting prospect to observe. So, you can get ready by buying your favourite 5G smartphone at the favoured budget.