Is My Phone 5G Ready? A Compatibility Check Guide

Curious if your phone is ready to join the 5G wave? As 5G technology transforms the way we connect, 5G compatible devices can benefit from the enhanced speed of 5G networks that provides quicker downloads and seamless streaming.

On a 4G network, downloading a high-definition movie might take around 10 minutes, while 5G can achieve the same task in typically less than 3 minutes. Similarly, a large file of 1GB could take up to 3 minutes on 4G but could be downloaded in under 10 seconds on a 5G network.

In this guide, we'll explore how to check if your phone is 5G ready and delve into the exciting world of next-gen connectivity.

Is my phone 5g ready? How to check:

• Check Manufacturer Information: Visit the manufacturer's website or contact support to verify your phone's 5G capabilities.

• Review Device Specifications: Look for 5G network compatibility and supported bands in your phone's specifications.

• Use Online Tools: Utilise dedicated websites or apps that offer quick checks to determine if your device supports 5G.

Examples of phones that are 5G ready:

Samsung Galaxy S devices: The S22 series, The S21 series, Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Fold and Flip devices Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Flip5, Galaxy Z Flip3

Apple iPhones The iPhone 15 series, iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series - including the base models as well as the Mini, Pro, and Pro Max versions.

Google Pixel phones 6 series onwards including the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro.

OnePlus devices OnePlus 11, OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8.

Examples of phones that are not 5G ready:

Apple iPhone 11 series

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max do not support 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series While powerful, the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra lack 5G support.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series The Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a are examples of Google phones that do not offer 5G capabilities. Older Models Most phones released before 2020 may not support 5G due to the technology's recent integration.

Have more questions about 5G? Check out this article on Superfast 5G has arrived for FAQs!

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Note: Please note that to use the 5G network, you must have a mobile phone that supports 5G, a 5G supported network provider, and you must be in an area where the 5G network is serviced. 5G services are limited by carrier and region.

  • SMARTY Team
  • January 10th, 2024