10+ Best 5G Phone to Buy INDIA

  1. Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra

In other regions, the Galaxy S20 troika employs Exynos 990 with Exynos Modem 5123 that supports NSA and SA 5G. The Exynos 5G modem is missing mmWave support, but that’s fine since Samsung would launch the Exynos variant only in regions where mmWave deployment isn’t on the cards. In India, S20-series will only support LTE for now.

The new Samsung flagships boast of impressive camera hardware and other impressive features like LPDDR5 RAM, 45W fast charging, and 120Hz refresh rate screens.

2. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi’s first Snapdragon 865 phones – Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 – are both 5G ready and will be coming to India in 2020. These phones also have 108MP primary rear cameras, LPDDR5 RAM, Wi-Fi 6 and 6.67” AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 house their selfie snappers in a punch-hole cutout within the display. Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be bringing these phones to India, but they will follow a different pricing model (which is to say that they won’t be priced aggressively).

3) iQOO 3

iQOO 3 is a heavily armed handset that brandishes cutting-edge performance hardware including Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

This is the first iQOO brand in India and perhaps also the first 5G phone in the country. As with all SD 865 phones, the 5G part is handled by discreet X55 modem. Other highlights include a punch-hole display, 64MP quad-rear cameras, and Android 10-based software.

4) Realme X50 Pro 5G and X50 5G

Realme X50 5G was officially announced on January 7 in China, and the brand’s first 2020 flagship, the X50 Pro 5G, will be globally unveiled on February 24. The X50 Pro 5G will be powered by Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset and support 50W VOOC fast charging.

The Realme X50 5G is the first realme phone powered by Snapdragon 765 octa-core chipset. The handset is rumored to include a punch-hole display and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

5) Oppo Reno 3 Pro and Reno 3

Both the Oppo Reno 3 Pro and Oppo Reno 3 have full 5G support. The Pro variant is powered by the Snapdragon 765G and the regular Reno 3 is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 1000L. 

The Pro model also gets a swankier display with side curves and a circular notch, and both phones run the latest Android 10 based color OS 7. Surprisingly, it’s the base model that gets a higher resolution sensor (64MP vs 48MP).

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is as the name indicates just a 5G fork of the new flagship. It carries the same specs dot to dot. The underlying processor is Snapdragon 855 (in the U.S.) and Exynos 9825 in other markets including India. The performance is backed by up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.

There is a 10MP front snapper. And as for the back, like the regular Note 10 Plus, here too you get a quad-camera setup comprising of a primary 12MP sensor, coupled with a 12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor and finally a 3D VGA ToF sensor.

Samsung also launched a 5G variant of Galaxy S10 last year which was released in select markets including US, South Korea, Australia and Europe.

7. Vivo X30 Pro and X30

The Vivo X30 Pro and X30 are both powered by Samsung’s Exynos 880 chipset that comes with an integrated 5G modem that supports dual-mode 5G and can deliver up to 3.5Gbps download speed. Both of these phones have HDR compliant AMOLED displays with in-display fingerprint sensors underneath and are fueled by a 4350mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

The only difference is that the Pro model has an extra 5X Zoom Telephoto lens on the rear.

8. Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G

Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 5G is powered by Snapdragon 765 octa-core chipset that has an integrated 5G Modem and dual-mode 5G support. A 4G only model powered by Snapdragon 730G also exists.

The Redmi K30 5G has quad-rear cameras with Sony IMX686 sensor in the lead. The handset positions its 2 selfie cameras in wide hole-punch on its HDR10 AMOLED display. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4500mAh battery, and 30W fast charging support.

9. Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G

The Galaxy Fold is a cutting edge phone from Samsung and it also has a 5G variant available in select countries. The phone opens like a book to reveal its bigger, flexible display.

The Galaxy Fold is powered by Snapdragon 855 mobile platform and is also the first phone with UFS 3.0 storage (512GB). It combines two batteries for a 4380mAh capacity, has dual front cameras, triple rear cameras, and one cover camera.

10. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

OnePlus first talked about its 5G phone at the 2018 Qualcomm annual Tech Summit. The 5G phone prototype was finally showcased at MWC 2019, but it was kept in a sealed package, but visitors did get a demo of a 5G application, cloud-based gaming.

Apart from the 5G support, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G features a 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display that projects 2K resolution. The cameras include a 48MP Sony IMX586 shooter coupled with an 8MP 3X telephoto Zoom (f/2.4 aperture) and a 16MP 117-degree Ultra-Wide angle lens (f/2.2 aperture). Under the hood, the phone carries an SD855 chipset along with a 4000mAh battery that supports a whopping 30W fast charger. The internals also includes up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

11. Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Huawei Mate 30 Pro is another phone that has a 5G compatible version. This Huawei 2019 flagship is known for its camera capabilities. It flaunts a quad-camera setup at the rear and dual camera at the front.

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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G version is also driven by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 990 chip which is coupled with Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, UFS 3.0 storage and up to 8GB RAM. It is other unique features are 720p@7680fp slow-mos and 27W fast wireless charging. Its shame to see such a powerful device ship without Google services.

12. LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is available for Sprint and Verison users in the US starting this spring. In fact, the phone has a wide 5G logo on the back that shines when the phone connects to Sprint’s 5G network. Further, it will hit the U.K. via EE telecom; Australia via Telstra and Europe via Swisscom.

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Talking of specs, there is a 6.4-inch OLED display, Android 9.0 Pie, triple rear cameras,  dual front cameras, 4000mAh battery, and of course, the Snapdragon 855 powering it all.

13. Vivo Nex 3 5G

Vivo jumped the 5G bandwagon with the new Vivo Apex 2019 prototype but made a dive into the mainstream with Vivo Nex 3 5G.

Vivo Nex 3 5G

Besides the 5G prowess, the standout feature got to be its waterfall display in a 6.89-inch frame. Amongst other specs, you also get a 64MP triple rear camera setup, Snapdragon 855+ paired with UFS 3.0, and a huge 4500mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.

14. Huawei Mate X

Mate X is the first foldable phone and the first 5G phone from Huawei. Unlike most 5G phones that will use Qualcomm’s X50 modem, the Mate X has Huawei’s own Balong 5000 5G modem paired with Kirin 980 chipset.

The Mate X (review) is a slim foldable phone with a single 8-inch flexible OLED panel that folds outwards. Other notable highlights include 4500mAh battery, 8GB RAM and 512GB storage.

15. Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

This got to be one of the lesser-known phones from the Samsung stable. It is a 5G powered phone running on Snapdragon 855 chip. The phone ticks on a 4500mAh power source, which is backed by 25W snap charging. It is equipped with a 48MP led camera triplet on the rear and a 32MP sensor to the front.

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Samsung has also stuffed in Game Booster, Dex, Microsoft’s My Phone as a part of the software experience. The phone was exclusive to South Korea upon its launch. Although it has spread its availability, still hasn’t made its way to India.

Other OEMs

The biggest them of all, Apple is expected to headfast into 5G territory with the upcoming iPhone 12 series. These are likely to run on a 5nm A14 Bionic chipset roomed with Qualcomm’s 5G modem. Let’s see!

In 2020, almost all major Android flagships will be 5G ready.

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