Would you buy a $700 midrange 5G phone from Samsung or LG?

Would you buy a $700 midrange 5G phone from Samsung or LG?
Samsung and LG are preparing to go downmarket with their 5G-equipped phones, reports Korean media today, introducing the nascent technology to their midrange portfolios. First in that line will be Samsung's Galaxy A90 whose latest leaked renders tip at a pop-up selfie snapper, instead of the crazy rotating main one of the A80.

Albeit top-of-the-line in the A-series, The A90 is said to still command a comparatively affordable sub-$700 price when sized up with the $1300 Galaxy S10 5G. LG is reportedly also toying around with the introduction of a cheaper 5G-capable handset, perhaps even in the G-series, that will have a much lower price tag than the V50 ThinQ.

These handsets will be no slouches, either. The Galaxy A90 is expected to be unveiled after the Note 10, some time in the fall, but be equipped with a top-shelf Snapdragon 855 or the equivalent Exynos chipset, as those are the only ones that can get Qualcomm's X50 or Samsung's Exynos 5100 modems paired with them. 

The A90 is also rumored to have a giant 4400 mAh battery, which it should if it wants to support the power-hungry 5G connectivity, with the pleasant side effect of much longer endurance on a charge compared with other Samsung phones with smaller batteries when the connection drops to 4G LTE. 

All in all, the Galaxy A90 is shaping up to be a great midranger with an added 5G modem bonus, and LG is reportedly preparing a direct midrange competitor, too. This is why we wanted to ask you if you would get a midrange 5G phone even in this nascent state of the carriers' 5G network. 

When we asked you if you intend to get a high-end one, you scoffed at the idea, but how about one at half the price? Take your pick in the poll below, and chime in around the comments.

Would you buy a cheaper, midrange 5G phone from Samsung or LG?

Yes, 5G on a budget!
Nah, still no need for 5G just yet



1. shield

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

5G rly no need now!! But other People good news for buy Low cost!

2. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

700 for mid range? With that money i want more than just 5g modem.

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You get SD 855 and 8gb ram plus best in class Samsung display what more do you want

3. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Definitely No. It runs android.

5. inFla

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

LG yes, Samsung no.

6. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Mid-range should be $300 to $500.

7. Icent55

Posts: 81; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

You call a phone with those specs a midrange phone....you are sick. So what will u call a oneplus 7pro? a midranger too Gtfoh

13. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

iPhone pricing propaganda... it's not normal prices

19. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011


8. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

By the way, 5G doesn't have the coverage for the premium just yet.

9. jeffpom

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

MID Range? for 700? Just because of 5G??? No. That's outrageous.

10. joelg1988

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

In a year or two, yes. As of now, there's not enough 5G coverage.

11. Methlab

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 19, 2019

Will never buy any phone for 700 USD, 5G or any other G.

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If that's where Samsung is headed, they might as well just scrap the S series after the 10 and replace it with A instead of trying to trying to cut into their own profits.

14. Damac71nina

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

5G is dangerous is more of a weapon than anything nobody protest or rally’s against these people we gonna have mutants walking around with all the radiation we would be better off destroying all 5G towers we see. You think I’m crazy do some research after a couple YouTube searches you might change your mind

15. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lmao my couentry still doesn't have decent LTE coverage.

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Nope. I don't do midrange phones.

17. Knownhost

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

I've never other a mid-range phone, but with flagships running at 1k+, I'd give it a shot.


Posts: 452; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Just wait till the Snapdragon X55 comes out. They really juicing up the prices to see what they can get out of people.

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