With the surging demand of data communication, in terms of online games, music, videos & more such data-intensive services, both carriers & mobile phone manufacturers are left to catch up to the speeds as demanded from the current generation of mobile phone users. While 5G has not been rolled out in India and will be available soon, We have seen a lot of smartphone brands trying to push the talks of 5G in India by launching a new range of 5G-capable phones. If you are looking to purchase a new smartphone, it might be a good idea to get a 5G smartphone so that it is future-ready. It’s also worth noting that 5G devices aren’t just for 5G networks, as they’ll work just fine on today’s LTE 4G networks too. Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork to bring you a list of the best 5G phones.
Here is a list of Top 10 5G supported Mobile phones in India by Brand.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
The latest front runner smartphone from Samsung comes loaded with top-of-the-line features and offers 5G connectivity as well. The smartphone packs Exynos 990 chipset and supports sub-6 GHz connectivity option, which makes it future-proof for the Indian market. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 1,04,999 and is available for purchase from both online and offline platforms. Coming to the specifications, the phone features a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with 3088 x 1400 pixel resolution. It packs 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage option. The handset also comes built-in with S-Pen that has been improved over its predecessor. 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. The S20 Ultra packs a 108MP main camera as well as a 4x periscope camera.
2. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
It is the latest flagship offering from Xiaomi. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 39,999 and is available for purchase from the online and offline channels. The major highlight of the smartphone is it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset, which supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. This means that you can buy this smartphone if you want to future-proof yourself for the upcoming 5G revolution.
The phone also features some flagship-grade features. To start with, you get a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate. The phone packs 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Mi 10T Pro runs on MIUI 12 and features a triple-camera setup. The phone comes with a combination of 108MP primary lens, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 5mP macro shooter. On the front, it offers a 20MP selfie shooter.
3. Apple iPhone 12 series
Apple finally entered the 5G game with its new range of iPhone 12 series. The company has introduced iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones in India. However, in this article, we are talking about the iPhone 12. The latest iPhone India price is Rs 79,990 for 64GB. The best part about the iPhone 12 is the new 5G connectivity. The iPhone supports both sub-6 and mm-Wave technologies for 5G (still depends on regions). This means if you are unsure which 5G technology will come to India, then iPhone 12 might be your one the best bets.
The iPhone 12 comes with a host of interesting features. To start with, it gets its power from the latest Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is termed as the fastest chipset in the mobile industry. The company has also added an OLED display across the whole range, which is a first from the Cupertino-based giant. The iPhone 12 dual-camera setup and runs on latest iOS 14.
4. OnePlus 8T
The latest smartphone from OnePlus is yet another addition to its 5G portfolio after OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The latest OnePlus 8T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor, meaning that it is 5G ready. However, it is important to note that the OnePlus 8T only supports the N78 5G band, which is odd in our opinion. The OnePlus 8T India price starts at Rs 42,999 for 8GB RAM option and Rs 45,999 for 12GB RAM model.
The smartphone packs up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The handset packs 4,500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 support. In terms of optics, you get a quad-camera setup with 48MP primary lens, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro shooter, and 2MP monochrome lens. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter.
5. Realme X50 Pro 5G
Realme was the first brand that brought 5G-enabled smartphones in India with its Realme X50 Pro 5G smartphone. The flagship smartphone from Realme is currently available for purchase for Rs 37,999 for the 8GB + 128GB option and Rs 47,999 for 12GB + 256GB variant. With this, it is one of the first fastest 5G smartphones available in the country and offers some good features. The smartphone supports N78/N41/N79/N1 bands, which is a good thing. It offers 10x faster internet speeds as compared to 4G-enabled smartphones and the phone packs 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz screen refresh rate.
6. Asus ROG Phone 3
The third-generation gaming smartphone from Asus is also one of the best 5G phones available in the country. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 46,999 for 8GB, Rs 49,999 for 12GB + 128GB, and Rs 54,999 for 12GB + 256GB model. The latest gaming smartphone from Asus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor along with Adreno 650 GPU.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 also features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ AMOLED with 144Hz refresh rate. It features a triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 5MP macro lens. On the front, you get a 24MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The handset packs a 6,000mAh battery and features 30W fast charging support.
7. Vivo V20 Pro
The latest smartphone from Vivo is yet another great option for those who are looking for a 5G on a budget. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 29,990 and is available for purchase from both online and offline channel. The phone comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G processor, which is a 5G chipset.
The Vivo V20 Pro comes with a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display along with HDR10 support. The handset features a triple-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP monochrome sensor. On the front, you get a dual selfie camera with 44MP primary lens and 8MP secondary shooter. The handset features a 4,000mAh battery.
8. Moto G 5G
The latest Moto G 5G smartphone is probably the most affordable 5G smartphone you can get in India. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 20,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The Moto G 5G features Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset, which makes it future-ready. The handset also features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ MaxVision display along with 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging. The phone handset packs triple-camera setup with 48MP primary lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, and 2MP macro shooter. On the front, there is a 16MP shooter.
9. LG V60 ThinQ
LG was an early 5G adapter in 2019 with the V50 ThinQ, and it’s now delivered a sequel in the V60 ThinQ — and there are quite a few upgrades and tweaks here. It includes a Snapdragon 865 processor, a 5,000mAh battery (compared to the V50’s 4,000mAh cell), and an in-display fingerprint sensor. You’re also getting a higher-resolution main camera (64MP) and 8K recording here. There are a couple of omissions here: a telephoto camera (LG is using the 64MP camera for zoom), and mmWave across the board. In the case of the latter, mmWave is restricted to the Verizon model in the US. The display is also bigger this year but offers a lower resolution (Full HD+ versus Quad HD+).
10. Sony Xperia 1 II and 5 II
The new flagship doesn’t have mmWave support, but it’s packing the more common sub-6Ghz 5G standard nonetheless. It includes a 4K OLED screen, water resistance, wireless charging, and a flexible rear camera setup (12MP, 12MP telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide, and 3D ToF). Sony also launched the Xperia 5 II, and it shares plenty in common with the Xperia 1 II. So that means the same Snapdragon 865 chipset, rear camera combo, headphone jack support, and 4,000mAh battery as the early 2020 device. However, the new phone lacks wireless charging and opts for a smaller, FHD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate instead of a large 4K 60Hz panel.
These are our picks for the best 5G phones you can buy. So what are you waiting for, grab the future-ready smartphone now!