The Best 5G Smartphones for 2019 Reviewed
In 2019, 5G smartphones are going to take over with a majority of the biggest names in the industry already confirming they will start unveiling 5G handsets this coming year, and we’ve jumped the line and reviewed the best 5G smartphones 2019 has to offer.
Below discusses are some of the most exciting 5G phones to be launched in 2019 by major company brands like Huawei, Apple, Sony, Samsung and OnePlus.
Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy X
Reports about a deal between the South Korean maker and Qualcomm in a ‘strategic relationship’ that precisely mentions “transition to 5G” are the basis for Samsung Galaxy S10’s 5G credentials.
The transition of the S10 to 5G makes perfect sense for the company’s flagship; subsequently with Samsung already has the 5G tech in place, Apple should be worried.
Thus, with 5G connections, the Galaxy X ensures users get incredible upload and download speeds, plus opening the possibility to play AAA games via streaming services such as PS Now. Moreover, you may now also stream high-fidelity 4K movies.
The launch of the S10 is intended to take place on the end of February at the Mobile World Congress 2019 which would cement Samsung’s position as the frontrunner of the 5G charge. Subsequently, rival companies will be left playing catch up.
The “Beyond 0” S10 model which is the entry-level model is expected not to feature 5G connectivity. However, the other two models, the “Beyond 1” and “Beyond 2” should have a 5G connection.
The notion of getting hold of a 5G-equipped smartphone by the end of February 2019, if not earlier is an exciting proposition.
Sadly, the idea of Galaxy S10 featuring 5G connectivity has recently been poured on cold water by the company. Despite this being disappointing, Samsung still insists they are soon launching a 5G phone, and you never know it could be the famed, foldable Samsung Galaxy X.
Huawei’s President of Western European Consumer Business Group Walter Ji in an exclusive interview to T3 stated the company’s work on 5G phones. Additionally, he confirmed that the 5G feature would feature in either the P30 or much later in September in the Mate series. The reason the 5G feature may launch in either of these gadgets is that Huawei has two flagship products, with the launching of P series usually on March and Mate series on October. Therefore, the chipset development will determine which of the two handsets has the 5G feature which consumes lots of power.
A vital consideration to make about 5G tech is that this tech requires both more power and more physical space to accommodate larger antennas.
Both the Mate 20 and P20 phones launched this year have been impressive and being 5G-ready in 2019, its something worth looking into, with greater connectivity and speeds.
Battery life is currently the biggest issue smartphone industry makers are facing, with a majority of the flagship handsets providing at most a day and a half of battery life after being charged. Therefore, makers have to explicitly address this by either optimizing and streamlining energy use or increasing the phone’s internal power banks.
Also, recent comments by Huawei boss Richard Yu established that the 5G phones would be foldable, but did not specify specifically state what time the phone will be launched. Nevertheless, 2019 is an excellent bet for this specific smartphone.
ONEPLUS 7 or ONEPLUS 7T
Working alongside US carriers, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai stated the company’s intentions to launch a 5G handset in 2019. Subsequently, this means that either OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T, sequels to this year’s OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 is possible the phone.
That statement has further been reaffirmed by one of OnePlus’s executive team stating the company’s assurance to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019. 5G makes a lot of sense particularly with this Chinese company due to the company’s obsession for crazy speeds and performance which synchronizes well with the fast transfer of data at 5G speeds.
Regarding hardware too, OnePlus is also adept with the OnePlus 6 flagship smoking competitors in benchmark tests this year. Consequently, a 5G-enabled handset should be a no-brainer instant-purchase.
Typically, OnePlus releases its new handsets in May or July; therefore the OnePlus 7 will most likely be among the second wave of 5G smartphones, possibly after Sony, Samsung, and Huawei.
SONY XPERIA XZ4
Sony Xperia XZ3 was launched without 5G tech, but Xperia XZ4 or whatever name it is given will possess this super-fast 5G technology.
In a recent statement, Sony identified smartphone innovation as something that is the core of all the Sony Mobile engineers during its discussion of the world firsts in smartphone tech. These comments came just after rivals Samsung and Huawei confirmed the release of 5G handsets.
Going by Sony’s commitment to 5G and its track record, at least one Sony handset will feature 5G capability in 2019, with rumors and hints already trickling out.
With a 5G smartphone whose battery is meant to last an entire week expected to be unveiled by Sony before the end of February when Samsung Galaxy S10 is scheduled to launch.
Now that the excitement of the iPhone XS is over, Apple phones to be launched in 2019, the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR might feature 5G connectivity.
Nevertheless, that’s just according to rumors stating that Media Tek and Apple are in talks regarding the acquisition of 5G modems for Apple’s 2019 iPhone models.
Usually, Apple does not adapt to new technology first, but since the flagship models launch at the end of the year, it is possible the devices will feature 5G connectivity on the handsets. Therefore, this will allow Apple enough time to assess 5G connectivity carefully and consequently deliver the trademark Apple magic.
Moreover, Apple will not be left behind, and since the 2018 models were comparable to their predecessors, iPhone handsets are expected to undergo a major overhaul according to some leaks.