samsung best 5g mobile

5G networks are popping up all over the map, with the likes of China, Europe, the US, and other regions offering the next-generation cellular standard. If faster cellular speeds are what you’re after, getting a 5G phone is something to consider. So what are the best 5g phones?

Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork to bring you a list of samsung best 5g mobile models. The good news? We had to sift through loads of devices, showing us just how far 5G has come in a short period of time.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 series

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was the brand’s first major 5G flagship, but the S20 series marks the first time that the entire lineup is 5G-enabled (Well, save for 4G variants in a few regions where 5G isn’t available yet).

Nevertheless, you can expect a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 processor, at least 12GB of RAM, 128GB to 512GB of storage, and beautiful Quad HD+ OLED screens with a 120Hz refresh rate. The phones have also received a battery upgrade, ranging from 4,000mAh for the base S20 to 5,000mAh for the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Samsung’s new phones pack great cameras, featuring 8K video recording, the ability to extract 33MP still photos from 8K videos, and ultra-high resolution cameras. In fact, the S20 Ultra packs a 108MP main camera as well as a 4x periscope camera.

In terms of the all-important 5G capabilities, the smaller, lower-cost Galaxy S20 is the only model that lacks mmWave 5G support. In saying so, Verizon is launching a mmWave-enabled S20, but it lacks microSD support and has less RAM than the standard S20. The larger, pricier S20 Plus and S20 Ultra support both mmWave and sub-6GHz flavors of 5G. CHECK PRICING

Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Quad HD+
  • Chipset: SD 865 / Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Quad HD+
  • Chipset: SD 865 / Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, Quad HD+
  • Chipset: SD 865 / Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 48MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G

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Need some S-Pen action and 5G in your life? Then the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is a no-brainer, offering sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G support. And with the S20 series release, this phone might be ideal for those wanting a cheaper Samsung flagship with 5G.

The phone packs plenty of other impressive specs, too, featuring an Exynos 9825 or Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and a 4,300mAh battery with 45W charging. Toss in a quad rear camera setup, 10MP selfie camera, IP68 water resistance, and wireless charging, and you’ve got a full-featured phone. Unfortunately, you aren’t getting a 3.5mm port here.

The other downside is that the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G only supports NSA (non-standalone) 5G. That is, it won’t support standalone 5G infrastructure that is slated to be the future standard. But this is acceptable right now, when carriers are integrating 5G into their existing 4G infrastructure.CHECK PRICING

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 / Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

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Looking for something a little more affordable? Then you can’t really go wrong with the $600 Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. Splash out the cash and you’ll get a Snapdragon 765G processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. Other notable features include a 4,500mAh battery (with 25W charging) and a 64MP quad camera setup.

The phone will reportedly offer mmWave 5G support via Verizon, but people buying it via other US carriers will need to settle for the slower but less temperamental sub-6Ghz standard.

Samsung is also selling the Galaxy A51 5G in the likes of the UK, retailing for £429 (~$532). For the cheaper price, you’re getting a 48MP main camera, slower charging, and a pretty capable Exynos 980 processor.CHECK PRICING

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

These are our picks for the best 5G phones you can buy now or will be able to soon. We haven’t included Huawei’s latest 5G phones on the list owing to the lack of Google support, although the Mate 20X 5G is still a viable option. Nevertheless, we’ll be sure to update this post once new models hit the market.


Best for AR: Samsung Galaxy S10

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Samsung’s first flagship 5G mobile phone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and has a 6.7-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED display.

It’s equipped with a 4500mAh battery with wireless charging, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB internal storage.

The S10 5G phone has a 3D Depth camera for augmented reality and Live Video Focus. There are four rear cameras (two 12MP, 16MP, and TOF) and two front-facing cameras (10MP and TOF).

Release date: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launched through Korean carriers on April 5, Verizon May 16, Deutsche Telekom July 3, EE and Vodafone June 7, Swisscom in July, O2 August 1, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Telstra, and works with AT&T, Spectrum Mobile, Xfinity Mobile in the US

Best Folding: Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold comes in two forms: one for 4G LTE networks and one made specifically for 5G.

As the name would suggest, this phone has two displays. The front screen is a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display, while the unfolded, larger screen, is a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display.

The camera on the cover of the device is 10MP. There are also dual front-facing cameras (10MP and 8MP) and a triple-camera setup on the back when the phone is unfolded (12MP telephoto, 12MP wide-angle, and 16MP ultra-wide).

Here are some other details on this Samsung 5G phone: 4380mAh battery, wireless charging, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage with no microSD slot.

Release date: The Galaxy Fold first launched September 6 in South Korea through SK Telecom and KT; available in the UK through EE; is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the United States.

Launched in Switzerland May 2019 through Sunrise; available in Qatar and Italy via Vodafone and the UK through Sky Mobile, Vodafone, and Three; is offered by Deutsche Telekom, and was released in China August 16

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