What are the Best 5G Phones to Buy in 2019? Is 5G Worth it?



If you’re looking to buy a 5G phone in 2019, then you best be prepared to pay a pretty high price tag? Here are the best 5G phones that you can buy right now.


It’s approaching Black Friday, and there are some pretty neat looking phones hitting the market already. If you’re planning on buying a discounted smartphone this year, then you very well might consider getting one with 5G support.

The big 5G rollout is finally here, after years of anticipation. What this means for your connection is that you’ll be able to access staggeringly fast download and upload speeds, as well as all the cool new services that will soon be available thanks to 5G.

The big 5G rollout is here

While this technology is still only available in limited areas, it is going to continue being rolled out into 2020 and by the end of next year you should be able to get it in most major cities. The speeds with which you’ll be able to connect to the internet will mean that your phone will be able to process information much quicker, which will open up the potential for new apps and services. It’ll also mean that you’ll be able to stream in 8K with ease.

Having a 5G phone might not seem necessary now – it’s likely that where you live doesn’t even have 5G yet – but by the end of next year you’ll be feeling pretty left out if you’re still only rocking 4G. Think about it, your new phone could end up lasting you years, which means that you want it to be able to access all the cool new things that will be happening in a couple of years’ time without having to buy a new handset in the process.

Best 5G phones that you can buy now

So, if you’re ready to go to 5G, then don’t worry about having to spend ages doing research on which phone to buy – there really aren’t that many on the market that already support 5G. There isn’t any 5G iPhone as of yet, for example. Apple seem to think it’s better to wait for 2020 before bringing that out.

So, if you want 5G right now, then you’ll have to use Android. Without further ado, here are the best 5G phones that you can buy right now.

Oppo Reno 5G

Currently one of the best 5G phones on the market, the Oppo Reno 5G is also great value. You can get it for around $1,000, which isn’t cheap, but it’s more reasonable than much of the competition, especially when you consider the features that you’re actually getting with the phone.

You can get this phone on a good deal from various service providers – always remember to do a bit of haggling with them, as they do often give you a better deal than their first offer.

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G

The crown jewel of Samsung’s current arsenal, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is one of the best phones on the market, period. That being said, it has an aggressively high price tag that is more than enough to put most people off. Still, if money isn’t a worry for you, then the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is a seriously badass phablet that comes with an accomplished S-Pen and tons of RAM and internal storage, plus a stellar camera setup.

Huawei Mate X

If money really, really isn’t an issue for you, then you could always drop $2,500 on the upcoming Huawei Mate X – a foldable 5G phone that actually looks a lot better than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. This is a beast of a foldable phone and one that should be rights claim the top spot in the smartphone market. There is but one minor issue… the Huawei ban. If this phone is restricted from accesses Android updates and the Play Store, as well as other Google services, then it becomes a lot less valuable outside of China. Still, it’s a thing to behold.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

One of the most affordable of all the 5G phones – and by no means the least interesting – the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is just $749 and comes with a 48MP camera, as well as internal specs to make your eyes water. This is certainly the underdog champion of 2019 and the 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro will allow you to connect to blisteringly fast internet speeds without having to pay thousands of dollars to do so. That’s a winner, no?

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is a high-end smartphone that can be purchased for a pretty cheap price via a contract. It comes with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, a tri-lens camera setup, and a lot of internal storage and RAM. In short, it has everything that you’d need a good smartphone to have, as well as a pretty nice design. It also has 5G, which is another plus. If you’re into LG (why doesn’t anyone buy them anymore?!), then this is a decent phone to get. This one also comes with the ability to stick a second screen to it for a different kind of foldable experience – cool, ey?

Moto Z3 5G

This is by far the most affordable 5G smartphone on the market right now – it costs just a few hundred dollars and while it might not be the best phone on the market, it has 5G! Motorola didn’t wait around when 5G rolled out. In fact, this was the first ever 5G phone… even though it was originally a 4G phone and they just added 5G to it and re-released it.

Still, if you want a budget handset that will support 5G, then this is the phone for you. Although, you won’t really reap the rewards of 5G with such low specs on a phone – for example, what’s 8K streaming without an AMOLED screen? You get the point.

The wrap-up

There are already quite a few 5G phones on the market now, and more are coming, with every major manufacturer queuing up to release their own 5G handsets. There are going to be more budget 5G phones being launched in 2020, with Nokia a particular brand to look out for. Apple likely won’t release anything 5G related until the iPhone 12. Here’s to the next generation of mobile connection.