Technology December 18, 2020
5G-enabled phones are all the rage now. With 5G network becoming more available and accessible around Metro Manila, people who wish to experience faster internet speed (above all things) are making the switch to smartphones with 5G connectivity. After all, who doesn’t want to experience lag-free entertainment, high-speed downloads, and low latency mobile gaming? Although 5G technology won’t completely be replacing 4G/LTE just yet, the search for the best 5G-compatible smartphone begins.
But what is 5G anyway? It’s definitely an upgrade from the 4G/LTE internet and offers a speed of up to 10 times faster. Think of it this way: The fifth-generation mobile wireless internet lets you download and upload files in a matter of seconds. Not only that, 5G allows you to enjoy a more stable connection and a higher bandwidth. Having 5G network is also good news if you’re a gamer since it lets you enjoy an immersive online gaming experience without delays. Not to mention you get to enjoy buffer-free streaming of your favorite shows and TV series.
This holiday season, why not spoil yourself with a new 5G smartphone? Below, we list down some of the hottest 5G phones today.
The Samsung Galaxy A42 is not your ordinary smartphone. It will change the way you stream videos and play games online. The 6.6-inch Infinity-U Display of the smartphone provides you with a seamless view and the best graphics, enabling you to watch content in high quality and sharp resolution. It is equipped with a 48MP Main Camera, an 8MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 5MP Depth Camera, and a 5MP Macro Camera which are all perfect for capturing moments. The 20MP Front Camera makes it easier to snap gorgeous selfies too! You won’t even have to worry about your battery draining too fast as the 5,000mAh lets you use your phone for much longer. The smartphone’s 15W Adaptive Fast Charging feature also allows you to get right back to what you’re doing as it can charge to full power pretty quickly.
For people who love taking photos, the Huawei P40 Pro+ is the way to go. Its Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera makes it possible to capture stunning photos and videos anywhere and anytime of the day. It features a 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera that absorbs light and focuses on detail for maximum clarity, even at night, a 100x Super Zoom Array which lets you take photos from a wide perspective which when zoomed in, maintains its sharpness, a 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera perfect for taking cinematic shots, and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera to achieve that polished bokeh effect. For selfies, the phone has a 32MP front camera with auto-focus and IR depth camera that mimics real-life lighting, skin color, and texture. Now you won’t have to worry about looking your best the next time you take a photo of yourself. The revolutionary smartphone has a 6.58” OLED Display and a Quad-Curve Overflow Display that gives you an unobstructed and immersive view on your screen. Available in a White Ceramic color made from advanced Nanot-tech ceramic, it redefines what chic and stylish should look like. The Huawei Kirin 990 5G Processor brings out ultimate performance from the smartphone in terms of graphics for a better gaming experience.
The Vivo V20 Pro is an ultra-sleek phone that boasts of a 7.39mm slim design and only weighs 170g. One of its best features includes a 44MP Eye Autofocus Dual Front Camera which produces beautiful photos with rich color and quality and follows the trajectory of your eyes wherever they look. Every detail is captured excellently by the Ultra HD front camera making it possible to see even the smallest and most intricate features of a subject. The smartphone also allows you to create 4K quality selfie videos as well as record videos while on-the-go with its Steadiface Selfie technology. The 64MP rear camera, on the other hand, lets you snap wide perspective shots and use the super macro and bokeh effects. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor enables you to enjoy low latency connections anywhere you go. Virtual gaming will never be the same as the smartphone’s system has been optimized for all your gaming requirements.
In this era of mobile gaming, realme X50 Pro’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor is a huge plus. With this smartphone, your gaming experience will be smoother and faster as its entire system is optimized for maximum performance. It consumes less power than the normal smartphone and has a cooling system so that you can enjoy heavy and longer gaming hours. Aside from that, its 6.44” Super AMOLED screen and 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display show 90 frames per second affording you an unparalleled visual experience. Taking photos won’t be a problem with the phone’s 32MP Wide Angle Camera and 64MP Quad Camera. You can opt to take an Ultra Wide Angle selfie or adjust the settings to the 20x Hybrid Zoom for a more seamless zoom. The phone also has an Ultra Nightscape setting to help you take high-quality night photos. In addition, it’s got a UIS Max Video Stabilization that allows you to shoot videos without the shaky and blurry effect.
If you’re on the lookout for a smartphone that powers both work and play, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is your partner. This advanced phone has a minimalist yet elegant design that boasts a large 6.9-inch widescreen display. Its screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass Victus making it durable and tough to withstand impact and scratches. It serves as a great device for note-taking (with its high-tech S Pen), for taking beautiful photos, for heavy-duty gaming, and for office work. Its dynamic AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate makes scrolling satisfying and enables you to enjoy the best visuals, with bold and vivid colors on-screen, when playing your favorite games. Using the S Pen, you can convert your scribbles on your notes into text that you can copy or paste, share as PPT or Word File, and save and sync across devices. In addition to that feature, the smartphone also has an intelligent Exynos 9830 processor and a built-in Wi-Fi optimizer for faster connection, lower latency, and uninterrupted downloads and streaming. Camera-wise, it combines all the best tools needed by pro and amateur photographers and videographers. Think 8K-quality videos and crisp, clear photos thanks to its 10MP Selfie Camera, 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 108MP Wide-Angle Camera, and 12MP Telephoto Camera.
The long wait is over as the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple’s newest release, is about to change your smartphone experience. The 5G-compatible device has an A14 Bionic chip, a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display with Ceramic Shield, and a shiny stainless steel frame available in four colors (Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite) which adds to its overall charm. In addition to that, the smartphone is also water, splash, and dust-resistant and has a much better drop performance than its previous models. Its 5G capabilities include hyper-fast speeds and ultra-low latency for even faster downloads and HDR video streaming. The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Scanner functions like a radar that takes into account the distance and depth of the space you’re in for a more interactive and impressive AR experience. You can look also look forward to better night and portrait photos, 5x zoom technology, and optical image stabilization with the phone’s camera system—Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto Cameras. Another great feature of the smartphone is its Dolby Vision recording which produces studio-like videos and makes everything look more real and lifelike.
Have you found a 5G-powered phone you want to buy yourself? To fully reap the benefits of your 5G phone, make sure you also have a 5G-ready SIM and that you’re in an area where 5G network is available. Fortunately, Smart Communications Inc. has started its nationwide rollout for its Smart 5G network across key cities. It is now available for Smart Postpaid, Smart Prepaid, and Smart Bro Prepaid subscribers. To see a list of locations where 5G is available, you may check out this link. You can browse more 5G-certified smartphones here.