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The Top 5G Phones of 2022

There are 5G phones available in the US. But do you really need one? Here’s what you should know if you are looking for a phone capable of connecting to the latest cellular networks.

5G is now available “nationwide.” T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T all claim 5G is faster, stronger and more reliable. To get on board, you will need a 5G smartphone. T-Mobile’s 5G mid-band network is making a huge difference in America’s cities, suburbs and exurbs.

We’ve compiled a list of our top 5G smartphones so far this year. You can expect 5G on any new flagship or near-flagship smartphone you purchase in 2022. You can find everything you need about purchasing a 5G smartphone in this article.

Apple iPhone 13

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Iphone 13 : 

The iPhone 13 offers similar 5G signal strength as the iPhone 12 line but has a much longer battery life so that you don’t have to deal anymore with that “turn 5G on to save battery” sillyness.

Who is it for?

This model is for the majority of iPhone owners. The base iPhone 13 delivers the right performance for the right price.

PROS

  • Battery life is long
  • Smooth, fast performance
  • The camera makes it simple to take great photos

CONS

  • The iPhone 13 is not much better than the iPhone 12.

 

Samsung Galaxy S22+ 128GB Unlocked Phone (Phantom Black)

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Samsung Galaxy S22

The Galaxy S22+, and the S22 Ultra, have significantly higher Low Band 4G/5G performance than previous year’s phones. They will keep your connected.

Who is it for?

The popular Galaxy S22+  has all 5G bands on every carrier. It’s also less expensive than the S22 Ultra. This is the simple answer I give to people who ask me if they need a phone that has good cellular reception.

PROS

  • Top-of-the-line performance
  • Excellent reception on cell phones
  • True 3x zoom camera

CONS

  • Sometimes photos can appear a bit washed-out
  • Speed doesn’t matter if you charge at 45W

Google Pixel 6 Pro

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5G Google pixel

Although the Google Pixel 6 Pro does not have a class-leading 5G reception it is a truly outstanding phone. Google’s Pixel software runs faster, is smoother, and offers better support than any other Android version. The Pixel 6 Pro also boasts an AI-powered camera stack.

Who is it for?

Pixel 6 Pro is designed for those who are looking for software elegance and a fast, responsive camera. This is enough for the 5G.

PROS

  • Amazing battery life
  • Exclusive features for Pixels that are intuitive
  • Excellent durability
  • Solid connectivity

CONS

  • Launched fast wireless charging is not possible
  • Some features of the camera are difficult to use

 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Iphone Pro Max

The iOS platform is a popular choice for professional content creators. It has the best third party camera software, the best video editing software, as well as the ability to get updates to social media software faster than Android phones. It integrates well with Macs that these creators may also own. If you’re at the right place, 5G allows photos and videos to upload at many times the speed of 4G.

Who is it for?

The 13 Pro Max is designed for those who plan to take many photos or videos with the iPhone. The Pro Max has a bigger screen and better cameras than the iPhone 13 base model. This phone has a super-long battery life, which is the longest we have ever seen on an iPhone. You can also record for quite a while.

PROS

  • Excellent cameras
  • Battery life is extremely long
  • Beautiful, buttery-smooth screen

CONS

  • Heavy and big
  • Cameras aren’t a significant improvement over the previous model.

Apple iPhone 13 mini

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We chose it

The iPhone 12 mini would not have made it onto this list due to the excessive power consumption for 5G. The iPhone 13 mini is not affected by this. It has an improved modem that allows it to get decent battery life while still maintaining 5G connectivity. This also means it has better reception and speeds that the smaller iPhone SE. Even though it is a tiny 5G iPhone, the device is still functional.

Who is it for?

People with smaller hands and pockets as well as those who don’t want their phone to be a giant portal into the unknown.

PROS

  • The most powerful small smartphone
  • Beautiful construction
  • Battery life is longer than the iPhone 12 mini

CONS

  • iPhone 13 family has the shortest battery life

 

OnePlus 10T

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OnePlus 10 T

This phone is the only one that has beat the Galaxy S22 series so far in 5G. Qualcomm is partially to blame, but OnePlus claims that the device has its own antenna technology which enables the best antenna performance regardless of how the phone is held (or whether it’s in your pocket or bag). The OnePlus 10T 5G device is only available on T-Mobile and Verizon. It does not work with AT&T.

Who is it for?

For pure mobile broadband performance freaks. The OnePlus 10T is the best choice if you want to get every decibel-milliwatt from Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s mid-band networks, or you want to play the most advanced games possible. It also has a lower price than the flagships.

PROS

  • A powerful processor
  • Excellent reception on cell phones
  • The fastest wired charging for any US phone

CONS

  • The camera quality is not as good as flagships
  • No wireless charging support
  • The current Android skin is clunky and overbearing.

Samsung Galaxy S22

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Samsung Galaxy S22

There aren’t many options for premium, small 5g phones. This is something I have always regretted. Although the Galaxy S22 isn’t a small phone, it’s small enough to be able to deliver class-leading performance. Its 5G reception is comparable to larger phones.

Who is it for?

The Galaxy S22 is a small Android phone that you can use for a lot of things, including speed and reception.

PROS

  • High signal strength
  • Premium power
  • True 3x zoom camera
  • Design and build quality are top-of-the-line

 

CONS

  • Battery life is very short
  • trft

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22+, S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22+ are low-signal beasts with superior 5G performance than the Galaxy and iPhone models. They are far more capable than any other cellular device on the list, with the exception of the OnePlus 10T. The S22 Ultra’s main selling points are the 10x optical zoom camera, which can be extended to 100x with digital zoom, and the built-in S Pen stylus. The S22+ does not have these features.

It’s for Whom?

This guide is intended for those who intend to use the super zoom camera and S Pen. It is possible to draw a connection between people who take photos often and those who need better 5G connectivity. The bottom line is that both the S22+ Ultra and S22 Ultra have exceptional 5G performance. Your decision about which one to choose will depend on the importance of the zoom camera.

PROS

  • S Pen integration
  • Battery life is long
  • Bright screen
  • Excellent reception even in low-signal environments

CONS

  • Very large
  • Expensive
  • Easy back scratches
  • Camera improvements are few compared to predecessors

Samsung Galaxy A53

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Galaxy A53

The Galaxy A53 is a fine midrange phone and often gets discounts. Its 5G signal strength performance was better than the Googlepixel 6a during testing. You also get both sub-6 and millimeter wave 5G, which is what all US carriers offer. The Pixel 6a is our preferred phone for many reasons. However, this phone has better 5G.

Who is it for?

For those who want the Galaxy S22+ but don’t have the budget, the Galaxy A53 is the best phone.

PROS

  • Beautiful screen
  • Versatile cameras
  • Battery life is long

CONS

  • Performance is average.
  • Wireless charging is not supported

 

Buying Guide: Best 5G Phones in 2022

Are You Going to Need a 5G Smartphone in 2022?

Although the 5G situation in America is confusing at the moment, there is one way to make sense of it. 5G must run on a wider range of bands in order to achieve a faster speed than 4G.

T-Mobile’s UW mid-band network and Verizon’s UW high-band network are the most popular forms of US 5G. AT&T’s 5G+ offers wider channels. Other forms of 5G in America are using 4G bands, giving them very similar performance to 4G. We found that mid-band networks were significantly faster than 4G in our 2022 drive tests. They are also available across a large portion of the country. T-Mobile leads in availability, while Verizon and AT&T are slowly catching up.

As they roll out 3.45GHz and C-band, expect to see improved mid-band coverage from AT&T and Verizon. To benefit from new 5G performaces, your phone must support C-band.


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