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The Complete Guide to Check if My Phone Support 5G

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

5G technology is associated with exceptionally high speed, ultra-low latency, increased bandwidth, increased network capacity, less interference, and more reliability. It is designed to deliver peak data transferring up to 20 Gbps. Now, 5G has been deployed in about 34 countries and counting.

Part 1: What is 5G Phone?

5G phones are standard devices that are capable of connecting to 5G network lines. For a phone to support5G, the processor must be compatible and capable of 5G.

The following are some of the processor models manufactured by different brands that are compatible with 5G:

  • Snapdragon- Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865 Plus, Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon X60, Snapdragon 768G, Snapdragon 8cx, Snapdragon 765, Snapdragon 765G, Snapdragon 870, Snapdragon 480, Snapdragon 888, Snapdragon 690
  • Apple- A14 Bionic
  • Huawei- HiSilicon Kirin 980, HiSilicon Kirin 990, HiSilicon Kirin 9000
  • Samsung- Exynos 9820, Exynos 9825, Exynos 990
  • Mediatek- Dimensity 1000 series, Dimensity 800 series, Dimensity 700 series

The cheapest 5G phone in the world is "Realme V3", available at $150. Some other cheap 5G phones are "OnePlus Nord", "Samsung Galaxy A32 5G", "Nokia 8.3 5G", "Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T", "Realme X50", and "Google Pixel 4a 5G".

Part 2: Will 4G Phones Work on 5G Network?

Of course, 4G compatible will work in the same way on 5G network like on any other network. They will not be able to utilize the additional benefits of 5G fully.

Unlike 4G that completely overtook 3G, 5G won't replace 4G. Preferably, 5G is more of an incremental improvement over 4G LTE. It is designed to be built on top of the existing 4G networks. 5G networks are designed to work in conjunction with 4G networks, rather than replacing them.

A report by multinational company Deloitte said, "While 4G was a clear upgrade in technology from 3G, 5G is more focused on incremental enhancements on existing Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology thereby allowing operators to evolve their LTE networks." Thus, you don't need to worry about your 4G phone becoming obsolete after the rollout of 5G. But if you want to experience the benefits of 5G, you'll have to get a 5G compatible phone. Also, 5G phones have one more advantage. Apart from 5G network, they are also compatible with other networks.

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Part 3: How to Check if My Phone Support 5G (For iPhone)

Among iPhones, only iPhone 12 and the later models like iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max support 5G. So, if your iPhone is older than iPhone 12, it won't support 5G. All of these models are built with the Apple A14 Bionic processor.

However, even for these iPhones, if you're using Dual SIM, 5G isn't available if both the SIMs are active. To use 5G, you have to disable Dual SIM mode by turning off one of your SIMs.

How to turn-off dual SIM on iPhone?

To disable Dual SIM mode, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to "Settings."

Step 2: Now tap and open "Cellular."

Step 3: Select the SIM that you want to turn off.

Step 4: Then "Turn off" the switch next to "Turn on this Line."

With that, your desired SIM will be turned off. You can turn on the switch if you want to switch back to the Dual SIM model.

Part 4: How to Check if My Phone Support 5G (For Android)

Below are 2 simple methods for checking whether your Android phone supports 5G or not:

Check Smartphone specifications online:

check online

One of the simplest ways to check if your smartphone supports 5G is to look up its specifications online. One of the best websites for finding out the specifications of smartphones is GSMArena. It has comprehensive information on phone specifications and sections on pictures, user opinions and reviews, and other phone comparisons. Go to the site and enter your smartphone model in the search bar. You'll find your phone specifications in extensive detail. Check under the "NETWORK" field to see whether your phone supports 5G. Click "EXPAND" to view the 5G bands (if it supports 5G).

Some other good sites for checking phone specifications are DeviceSpecifications, 91Mobiles,and Gizmochina

Android phone settings:

Another easier way to find out if your Android phone supports 5G is to check it in your phone settings. Follow the steps below to do that.

Step 1: Open network settings

First, go to "Settings" and open the "Preferred network type."

In case you're using Redmi Note 5 Pro (Dual SIM), Go to: "Settings" > "SIM cards & mobile networks" > select a SIM > "Preferred network type".

Step 2: Check if it supports 5G

check if support

Once you reach there, all the specifications and networks supported by your phone will be listed. If 5G is listed among them, then your phone supports 5G.

Here's a list of some 5G compatible Android phones:

  • vivo V20 Pro 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Motorola moto g 5G
  • Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Realme V3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 X 5G
  • OnePlus Nord
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10i
  • vivo IQOO 3 5G
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Motorola One 5G
  • Nokia 8.3 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Asus ROG Phone 3
  • Black Shark 3 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Sony Xperia 1 II
  • LG Wing
  • LG V60 ThinQ 5G

Part 5: Some Latest 5G Phones

That was all with our guide on How to check if my phone supports 5G. After following all these methods, you can understand whether your phone is 5G compatible or not. If you face any issues while following our guide feel free to comment on your problems. We will make sure they are taken care of.

Here are some of the latest 5G phones:

1. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

mi 10 5g

Specifications

  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Internal memory: 128 GB/ 256 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB/ 12 GB
  • Main camera: Quad- 108 MP, 13 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie camera: Single- 20 MP
  • Battery capacity: 4780 mAh

2. HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G)

huawei mate 20x

Specifications

  • OS: EMUI 9.1 (Based on Android 9)
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 980 + Balong 5000
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Internal memory: 256 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Main camera: Triple- 40 MP, 20 MP, 8 MP
  • Selfie camera: Single- 24 MP
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh

3. Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Specifications

  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 980
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Internal memory: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB/ 8 GB
  • Main camera: Quad- 48 MP, 12 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP
  • Selfie camera: Single- 32 MP
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh

4. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 pro max

Specifications

  • OS: iOS 14
  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic
  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • Internal memory: 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Main camera: Quad- 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
  • Selfie camera: Dual- 12 MP, 12 MP
  • Battery capacity: 3687 mAh

5. Motorola moto g 5G

Motorola moto g 5G

Specifications

  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Internal memory: 64 GB/ 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB/ 6 GB
  • Main camera: Triple- 48 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie camera: Single- 16 MP
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh

6. RealmeV3

RealmeV3

Specifications

  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6853V Dimensity 720
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Internal memory: 64 GB/ 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB/ 8 GB
  • Main camera: Triple- 13 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie camera: Single- 8 MP
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh

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