The UK 5G rollout is well underway, and it’s going to make using the internet on the go faster than ever. Make the most of superfast downloads, buffer-free streaming, seamless video and smooth gaming.
5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology. It’s a big step up from 4G, just like that was the next level up from 3G.
Providing you’ve got 5G in your area and you’re on a 5G mobile plan and using a 5G-enabled smartphone, you’re looking at minimum speeds of around 10-50 gbps, and we’ve even seen speeds go well past the 100 gbps mark. That’s easily more than 10x faster than 4G.
To put into every day perspective, you’ll be able to download HD films in mere seconds.
Apple has finally released 5G smartphones in the shape of its iPhone 12 range. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max are all able to connect to 5G. Apple’s latest iPhones are all fantastic devices, and if you’re an iOS user you’ll no doubt want to connect to 5G on an iPhone - and now you finally can.
But Apple came to the 5G party late, and there are plenty of Android phones already equipped with 5G. From a range of Samsung Galaxy devices to 5G handsets from the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi and Huawei, there are many excellent devices to choose from if you’re not an iPhone user.
A huge range of smartphones are 5G ready, all you need to get connected is get a 5G phone on a 5G data plan and live in a 5G connected area. So far a wide range of the UK has been switched on to 5G and all the major networks now have 5G plans on offer.
As for the phones - you can pick from the latest flagship smartphones like Apple’s iPhone 12 series - the first range of iPhones to feature 5G no less, the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, the Huawei Mate X and more. Or you can get a 5G phone from other popular phone makers like the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, the Oppo Reno 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G or even the Nokia 8.3 5G. Yep even Nokia has a 5G phone.
Apple has been one of the last smartphone manufacturers to release a 5G phone, but they’ve finally entered the 5G race - and in style. The latest series of iPhone - the iPhone 12 range, are all 5G ready. So that’s the:
Each of the excellent new iPhone 12 range is 5G compatible. So whichever one you pick, providing you’re on a 5G data plan and in a 5G area, you will be able to connect to superfast 5G speeds.
Whatever your budget, you should be able to find a 5G phone that suits. You can get 5G phones on all sorts of deals, which can spread the cost out over a period of years. Even brand new 5G phones like the iPhone 12 can be picked up on affordable deals.
If you're looking for a 5G deal, check out our cheapest total cost deals below:
A superfast 5G plan does tend to use more data than a 4G plan.
However, a lot of networks, such as Vodafone and EE offer unlimited data plans, so you can use as much 5G as you need to without worrying about your data allowance running out. Check out a selection of our unlimited data deals below: