Guide to 5G
Mobile data speeds are getting faster by the day and with mobile phone technology enhancing to 5G, it’s the solution for meeting the needs of fast data access.
5G or fifth generation of technology is used to give mobile internet at a speed which is 100 times faster than 4G and around 2000 times faster the 3G. With so much being claimed by 5G service providers, it will certainly be interesting to witness such levels of speed. Vodafone and EE are launching their 5G service in the UK to cater to customers who want super-fast internet speed.
HOW TO GET 5G?
Even though the service is being launched, it will be accessible only to people owning the phones which are compatible with 5G. Even the most covetable iPhone doesn’t hold the option for 5G yet. Also, there are very few networks which are offering this service. Presently, this service is being offered only by EE and Vodafone that too only select big cities.
Which phones support 5G?
Since 5G is the latest technology, not many phones are supporting it. Some of the phones which connect to 5G are:
- LG V50 ThinQ – The customers can get this phone under a contract or along with a SIM-only deal.
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G – Presently, it is available only via a pay monthly EE contract.
- Oppo Reno 5G – Presently, it is available only via a pay monthly EE contract.
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – The customers can get this phone under a contract or along with a SIM-only deal.
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G – Presently, it is available only via a pay monthly Vodafone contract.
So, if you recently bought yourself a mobile phone contract then you are quite a few steps away from using this technology. Vodafone and EE are currently offering 5G Sim only contracts along with special deals that also include the handsets mentioned above, which are capable of supporting 5G.
Is 5G worth it?
Being a new technology, the 5G contracts are expensive and costs a bomb if paired with the handsets. Therefore, until and unless you are very keen to try the latest technology you can wait for some time to see if the claims of it are really true or not. Also, the customer gets limited options in terms of networks and handsets. Usually, the initial stages of any technology are expensive. Similarly, one can expect that the prices of 5G will also go down over a period of time when more networks come up with the service and its availability is more across the UK.
Even new technology takes its time to settle in the market. Thus, it is advisable to wait for some time and see how this 5G network turns up. Check for the reviews before plunging yourself on it. Also, it is imperative to note that coming of 5G doesn’t anywhere mean that 3G and 4G will go away altogether. It is just as a new threshold of speed has been designated. However, if you are one of those who want to be the first one to try out new technologies, go ahead and take the plunge.