5G phones in 2021: iPhone 12, Galaxy Note 20, Pixel 5 and more

5G phones in 2021: iPhone 12, Galaxy Note 20, Pixel 5 and more

Last year, he was killed by major carriers 5G deployment In earnest, and you will continue to see 5G phones this year and next. In the US, 5G is currently in select cities for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other regional carriers. For 5G network All four major carriers in the UK Are living

Apple’s latest Iphone 12 phone All Has 5G connectivity, And Samsung, the The most popular manufacturer of 5G phones, There are many under its belt. Contains foldable Galaxy z flip 5g, the premium Galaxy note 20 Phone, more budget-friendly Galaxy a71 5g. although It will not replace 4G in its entirety, 5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity. 5G Works fast and Many industries will benefit From the new network, which includes self-driving cars, drones and the Internet of Things.

Most people will experience the benefits of a strong 5G network only through 5G phones. After all, grand promises with 5G coverage are carriers and chipmakers, if after the rollout you can’t use the 5G service with your own device it won’t make much sense. To help you keep an eye on all the latest 5G phones and when we can expect more, here are the major phone manufacturers to offer.

Read: Cheap 5G phones are on the horizon, but they probably won’t be very good

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In October, Apple unveiled four iPhones, all of which are 5G phones. At the top of the lineup is the iPhone 12, which starts at $ 829 (£ 799, AU $ 1,349) and features an A14 bionic processor and dual rear cameras. If you’re looking for something small and cheap, the iPhone 12 Mini is your best pick for a 5G capable phone. And if you want something more premium, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are out with more features. Read our Apple iPhone 12 review.

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Equipped with Samsung’s S Pen Smart Stylus, the Galaxy Note 20 and 20 are ultra expensive, ultra-premium phones with an expansive screen and 5G support. They also feature triple-rear camera setup, high-capacity Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and reverse wireless charging. Read our Note 20 Ultra review.

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The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G are Google’s 5G phones with long-lasting batteries, excellent cameras with excellent low-light capability, and software support from Google. As the two 5G phones are more expensive, the Pixel 5 smartphone costs $ 699 (£ 599, AU $ 999) and has a 90Hz display, wireless charging or reverse wireless charging. Read our Pixel 5 first.

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Despite its high price tag and a Verizon exclusive in the US, the Edge Plus is still a premium 5G smartphone that is worth a look. It has Snapdragon 865 chipset, a huge battery, OLED screen with high refresh rate, and several rear cameras with heavy-duty specs. As CNET’s Patrick Holland declared, “It’s one of the most awesome Android phones I’ve tried in a long time.” Read our Motorola Edge Plus review.

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The premium experience of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro comes at a relatively affordable price compared to its high-end Android competitors. As a more advanced phone, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 120 Hz display and telephoto camera. But OnePlus 8 is cheaper and still has 5G technology, 90 Hz display and the same top-of-the-line processor. Read our OnePlus 8 review.

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The LG Velvet is a polished, midrange 5G smartphone available in the US on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. The device costs $ 588 to $ 700, depending on the carrier – the more expensive model of Verizon can reach the faster version of 5G. The Velvet has a high-end look, a headphone jack, and an oversized 6.8-inch display. Read our LG Velvet Review.

OnePlus Nord and Nord N10 5G

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As part of the Midrange family of OnePlus phones, the Nord N10 5G (pictured here) features a 90Hz display, a headphone jack, and a generous 6.49-inch screen. The new phone will be available first in Europe and later in North America. It follows the company’s first Nord phone, which also has 5G and is only available in the UK. Read our OnePlus Nord review.

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Just before the unveiling of the Note 20, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip that went on sale earlier this year in February. The foldable clamshell phone is priced at $ 1,450, though it is currently on sale for $ 750, and is sold through Samsung, AT&T and T-Mobile. Read our Galaxy Z Flip 5G first.


The $ 445 One 5G is one of the best, cheapest 5G phones. This cheap phone has a total of six, yes six, cameras, a 90Hz high-refresh rate display and fast-charge technology. It is now available in the US on AT & T and Verizon’s mobile networks. Read our Motorola One 5G review.

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In addition to its headphone jack (a rarity in top-tier phones these days), the LG V60 is unique because it works with a case accessory that effectively doubles the size of its screen. Known as a dual screen, it allows the V60 to bend open like a book, so you can display both apps as a tablet or display two apps on viewing content (albeit one in the middle With a large hinge). Read our LG V60 ThinQ 5G review.

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In late 2019 and early 2020, Motorola announced two flexible razor phones within months of each other. The 2020 version is one of two better. Available for $ 1,400 (£ 1,399, which is about AU $ 2,470) this model has 5G support, a 48-megapixel camera, more memory and a faster Snapdragon 765G processor. Read our Motorola Razor 5G review.


The $ 950 (about £ 799 or AU $ 1,350) Xperia 5 II is a great yet gorgeous phone for users who like to play games, shoot photos and record videos. Its 120Hz display is silky smooth and its Kwasi mirrorless camera can record 4K 120fps video. And while it can connect to 5G, the phone may not have a US model. Read more.

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