Sep 07, 2020 News
The 5G technology is one that is going to drive the future of data and with it getting more wide spread, there is a lot of pressure on smartphones to deliver especially when everyone wants to take advantage of that 5G has to offer. With that being said, price is a huge factor for many consumers so here are some of the best 5G phones you can get at different price points.
Samsung’s Note series has always been parallel to its flagship S series. This phone gives a whole new meaning to “premium” phones. Coupled with an elegant slick design, its impressive specs and, 5G connectivity, this is one of the most premium 5G you can get your hands on.
This is Samsung’s highest end smartphone, as it received plenty of traction when it was released. With a high AnTuTu score, this premium phone is deemed better than 97% of smartphones. The phone features 12GB of RAM and either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. The S-pen takes a huge leap forward in latency by getting it down to 9 milliseconds and the results are apparent. It feels as if the user is actually writing directly onto the display.
With the Note 20 Ultra, Samsung made sure it would have one of the best displays in any smartphone. The phone also features a decent triple camera setup with an excellent 5x optical zoom experience and high speed 5G connectivity.
An “ultra” phone like this does come with an “ultra” price of $1299 and perhaps that is the biggest factor that will hold people back from getting this phone.
Starting at $699, this is the cheapest 5G flagship phone in the market and is a good upper mid range phone with high quality 5G connectivity. The screen of the OnePlus 8 is smaller than others that we’re used to seeing but it is still great overall, beating other phones in brightness and color accuracy.
The phone has a high AnTuTu score and is deemed better than 98% of smartphones. The default phone features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which can be upgraded to 12GB RAM and 256GB for an extra $100. While it does not come with an expandable storage, what you do get is very fast speeds.
While the OnePlus 8 has excellent network performance and fast charging, the one sacrifice you would have to make with this phone is with the camera as there is no telephoto lens and thus does not measure up to other flagship phones. Still, for the price range the phone is excellent if you are looking for a cheap well performing flagship phone.
OnePlus is on the list once more, as the Nord took the world by storm, as it's a top-notch phone for the price it comes at, being just 400 euros. The phone is also one of the cheapest devices around with 5G support, which is great to see. The phone has a Snapdragon 765G, a powerful processor, and an efficient one as well since it's built on 7nm. You also get a 90Hz AMOLED display, great build quality and a capable camera in the package too. All in all, one of the best overall buys of 2020, and a great 5G device too.
While the Moto Z3 isn’t the type that will stand out and catch your attention, it is still an undeniably powerful phone especially for under $500. 5G connectivity is only available in the 5G Moto Mod With a 6.01-inch screen with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, the phone lacks some of the flagship features but it is a step up from some of its predecessors.
The phone is admittingly pretty average, with a very outdated processor (Snapdragon 835), has decent storage (starting from 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage to 6GB to 128GB storage) and a camera that gives decent results in daylight but does not perform well is low light. But all in all, it gets the job done. This phone is definitely for those who want to climb onto the 5G bandwagon and are on a budget.