Best 5G Cell Phones 2020

Every phone manufacturer is now working on 5G and this year, 2020, you will no doubt have a fantastic number of deals to choose from. Read on in this article to find the best deals on 5G phones in the market, irrespective of whether you are going to buy now or you're waiting until the end of your current contract.

Many mobile phone operators are already rolling out the 5G coverage in most places and in a major way, which will give you access to the super-fast speed and more bandwidth. It is already happening and major towns and cities are getting the upgrade every day. Additionally, the price for shifting to 5G is shrinking considerably, new models keep been rolled out regularly, and it is without a doubt that there has never been a better time to take advantage of what 5G can offer than today.

It has been the norm for advanced tech to trickle down to the masses but with 5G, the future looks bright for everyone. Manufacturers seem keen on making 5G accessible for their consumers as quickly as possible. It might take time for smartphones to get fitted with 5G but as we progress into 2020, you should have a wider choice of these devices to pick from, with new models from Apple and LG on the way. We are here to guide you through all these options.

There might be some regional variations with the launch of the 5G phones. For example, India might not launch at the same time as Europe, or America. Apple also seems to have taken its time but it is quite possible for the iPhone 12, which will be launched around September 2020, to be the brand's first 5G phone.

Understanding What 5G Is All About

5G comes after 4G or LTE, which succeeded 3G. As our phones and the network progress into 5G, we will enjoy the benefits of fast upload and download speed on 5G enabled devices. The speed is, however, dependent on a number of factors including the type and model of your device, your geographical position, and network coverage, but improvements of up to 50% should be possible. Ideally, when all factors kept constant, like in lab conditions, 5G is so much better than 4G: imagine downloading a full 4K movie in a minute! There is also plenty of room for improvement on 5G. However, 5G is not just about speed, but also about capacity and being able to receive a strong signal wherever you might be.

The Best 5G Phones On The Market

OnePlus 8 Pro

The latest flagship phone from OnePlus has been touted as "The Samsung Killer". The 8 Pro all the features you could ever want from a flagship 5G smartphone in 2020. The 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED screen with a 3168x1449 (19:8:9) display on 3D Gorilla Glass. It has a Snapdragon 865 chip as you would expect and comes with either 8 or 12GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB storage. Other features include a 4510mAh battery, IP68 dust/water resistance, 30W wireless charging (this is seriously quick!), and of course, 5G connectivity. You can find the latest deals for this device here.

OnePlus 8

OnePlus also released a cheaper 5G phone this year, the OnePlus 8. This phone has a lot in common with the Pro version, such as the processor, storage, RAM and design. The major differences are the display and wireless charging. You can find the latest deals for this device here.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

If you are looking for a cheaper OnePlus device, then last year's 7 Pro 5G is definitely the one for you. This phone is almost identical to its standard 4G version with the same design, camera, display, and battery life. The only difference between these two phones is the ability to surf the speedy 5G network. This means, therefore, the 7 Pro 5G owners will enjoy the same 6.67 inch display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh speed. It has 90 frames per second Fluid AMOLED, which makes animations and transitions look much smoother on the edge to edge display and also supports HDR10 and HDR10 plus. It has a fingerprint scanner beneath the AMOLED display which is bigger in size than the OnePlus 6T for faster and accurate phone unlocks. It unlocks in 0.24 seconds!. The phone also has a triple rear camera that is able to shoot images in Portrait Mode, ultra-wide or a 3X optical zoom. On the chassis is a small pop up drawer for a selfie camera. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the only 5G phone available that has a full screen, as the camera pops up from the top of the phone. You can find the latest deals here.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The features of the Galaxy S20 Ultra are just amazing, with 5G connectivity, great specs to rival any device in the market and also 16GB of RAM. The 3 lense rear camera is awesome, it has a 100x digital zoom and a sharp 10x hybrid optical zoom. Despite the price, this is definitely the best 5G phone currently in the market. You can find out more about the Samsung S20 devices and deals here.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

This device was launched last year and is a major upgrade from the standard S10, with a bigger screen and a more enhanced camera as well as the 5G connectivity. It comes with a 6.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, 8GB RAM, and up to 512 GB of inbuilt storage capacity. It has a huge 4500mAh battery too. You can find out more about the Samsung S10 devices and deals here.

Another great 5G phone is the Galaxy A90 5G which has a very tidy design and a strong internal hardware spec.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G 

LG recently launched its 5G V60 ThinQ phone with a 6.8 inch OLED screen that is larger and thicker than the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It comes with a second screen attachment that will give you another 6.8-inch display. This phone is ideal for people who are mad about screen displays. It also has a longer battery life than most of its rivals - the V60 can last you over 13 hours web surfing the web over 5G! You can find the latest deals for this device here.

Choosing The Best 5G Phone For You

Different manufactures are taking a different approach to rolling out their 5G phones. When considering one for yourself, you might want to keep in mind which wireless carrier will be providing your phone service.

Verizon did provide emphasis on mmWave based technology at the start, so when considering getting phone services from Big Red, you must ensure your 5G phone has mmWave connection. For T Mobile and AT&T, they have a few mmWave deployments but the large majority of their network relies on sub 6GHz technology which covers a bigger area. Other factors to consider are the 5G phone processor, screen size, cameras, and other important specs. Battery life should be paramount because 5G technology can draw a serious amount of power.

Future 5G Phone Launches

The most anticipated launch of the 5G phone is the iPhone 12, which is expected to be launched during the fall. However, multiple iPhone flagship prototypes are expected this year. These will become the first Apples phones to work on 5G. However, Apple are not the only one in the race. Expect several 5G phones to flood the market between now and the launch of the iPhone 12. Sony Xperia 1 II is another 5G device to watch out for.