Here are all the 5G phone prices and release dates, do you plan to buy one?

Here are all the 5G phone prices and release dates, do you plan to buy one?
It's getting hard to count all the rumors and actual announcement of "5G"-equipped phones that are coming our way as soon as this spring. 

Samsung, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi and others already have such unveilings behind their backs, while brands like OnePlus are soon to follow. Here's a list of the more popular 5G gear announced or in the rumor mill.



As you can see from the list above, the most popular brands have stuffed their 5G models to the gills, and even folded them in half, so their prices start north of a grand. We pin our hopes high on the Chinese warriors like Xiaomi or OnePlus to find a good price/features balance so that us plebs can also participate in the 5G (r)evolution.

Verizon managed to beat South Korea to the punch by announcing the first commercial connection of a 5G phone (Moto Z3 with the respective mod) to a retail 5G network (Chicago, one lamp post near the stadium, we kid but not really). 

Together with AT&T and T-Mobile, however, the carrier has promised tens of 5G markets by years-end, this is why we wanted to ask you if you plan to get one of those 5G juggernauts above by the time Christmas rolls out and be at the forefront of the next step in the mobile revolution. Do tell which one has gotten your attention, too.

Are you planning to buy a 5G phone this year?

Yes
25.35%
No
74.65%

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19 Comments

1. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Honestly, I don’t understand the hype for 5G, this is something that will become standard in a few months or years, I bet there will be 5G pocophones in the very near future and I don’t see why are tech sites so excited when even people don’t care, you can see that on this poll results *smh

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 616; Member since: May 02, 2016

It's soo important to some people to get the fastest internet connection to increase their productivity.. i don't need it like you but if i get the chance to get one of these i would not mind just because things will much better with faster connection

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I need it for video meetings... but coverage is more important... and there are other options besides mobile carriers that are much cheaper

6. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Video meetings, there you go guys, we need 5G for video meetings. .. OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

obviously you are designing and collaborating high rises using revit aren't you??? you probably think you could do it on an ipad...

20. oldskool50 unregistered

It's "marketing" hype. It's the next new thing. You should be very familiar with it. It's the same thing as Retina Display, Liquid Retina Display, Infinity Display, Adaptive Display and so many other monikers. What would make it nice is, if we still had net neutrality where we could all enjoy using it on equal terms. But since people don't know how to vote, the Corps just are gonna have a field-day, on leaving us with almost nothing. At least overseas, they will enjoy full 5G when they get it.

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Not until 5G phone prices are the same as 4G phone prices

8. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

And what that price is? Iphone xs max 1500 in US, and can be higher oversea so take you pick.

18. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Phone prices only seem to go up. Also, why would they be the same price? They have to pack in a 5g and an ltr antenna and modem(more components necessary). There's no way these should be the same price.

4. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I live in Chicago were 5g is available. Buying the s10 5g as soon as it's released. The increase in display size along with next gen ram/storage (better than s10 s10+) was enough to sway me.

14. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Bye bye battery life

7. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Couple thing need to considers before buy: 1. Coverage got to be ready 2. Price got to be right 3. Reliability, connect have to consistently. 4. Speed need to be half what it advertise.

9. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Buying a 5g smartphone now is like buying a train with a few miles of track. I'll wait for more towers to go up.

17. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

It depends on where you live

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I imagine I'll probably pick up a LG V50 used once it's price drops.

11. shawman

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I want 5G to replace my pathetic in home broadband. That to be would be the game changer if I can get at least 200 Mbps with no bandwidth limit.

12. chipguy23

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 23, 2017

Couldn't possibly care less about 5g, but i want that 6.7 in screen more than anything

15. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I don’t see the use-case on phones. Don’t mind having a 5G-router at home though

19. CEDEOTB

Posts: 445; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

LTE is good enough and most of the time I'm on WiFi. No reason to spend a couple extra hundreds unnecessarily.

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