20 Best 5G Phones in 2021

Last Update 2021-03-04

5G is the leading mobile network as of now, and numerous cell phone brands have introduced many 5G smartphones in 2021. Some telecom providers such as Huawei are determined to spread 5G across the world by 2021, and the local carriers of many countries are also busy in spreading 5G. For example, T-Mobile is giving 5G coverage in America. Therefore, we have gathered the best 5G Phones for 2021, and everyone can buy those 5G mobile phones throughout the world.


Best 5G Smartphones 2021 at a Glance:

1 – Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra

2 – iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max

3 – Galaxy Note20 5G/Note20 Ultra 5G

4 – OnePlus 8/OnePlus 8 Pro

5 – Asus ROG Phone 3

6 – Motorola Edge Plus

7 – Oppo Find X2 Neo

8 – Huawei P40 Pro 5G

9 – LG V60 ThinQ 5G

10 – Huawei Mate X 5G

11 – Mate 30 Pro 5G

12 – LG V50ThinQ 5G

13 – iQOO Pro 5G

14 – Mi 9 Pro 5G

15 – Oneplus 7 Pro 5G

16 – Honor V30 5G

17 – Vivo NEX 3 5G

18 – Redmi K30 5G

19 – Oppo Reno3 5G

20 – Samsung Galaxy A90 5G


1 – Samsung S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra

Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra are the best 5G smartphones delivering up to 4GBps download speed, thanks to Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 processor.

Samsung Galaxy S21 is 6.2in large, while the S21+ and S21 Ultra are having 6.7 inches and 6.8 inches screen, respectively. With the Ultra, you can have a QHD+ viewing experience, whereas others offering FHD+ resolution. It is a Dynamic AMOLED 3x display for the whole S21 family. Android 11 is running out of the box. There is an under-screen Fingerprint Scanner (ultrasonic).

S21 and S21+ come with as such camera configuration, 12MP wide, 64MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide. The Ultra has four back cameras and the primary is a 108MP sensor. Again, there is something attractive from the S21 series – 8k@24fps video recording. Enjoy HDR10+, gyro, EIS, OIS, and Super Slow-mo at 960fps.

S21 and S21+ have 4000 mAh and 4800 mAh batteries, respectively. However, the S21 Ultra carries a 5000 mAh powerhouse. All of them support 25W Fast Charge and 15W Wireless Charge.

The Galaxy S21 Price is $799, while the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra priced at $999 and $1199, respectively.


2 – iPhone 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12, Pro, and Max took the second position in our best 5G phones listing. Users can get up to 2GBps download speed.

The standard Apple iPhone 12 priced at $799, not scary. It has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED FHD+ Display, Apple A14 bionic performance, dual 12MP back cameras, 12MP SL 3D selfie, 4GB RAM, and a 2815 mAh battery with 20W Fast and Wireless Charge. iPhone 12 is made of aluminum, IP68 rated too, runs iOS 14.2, and supports Face ID (but lacks Touch ID).

If you are looking for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, you have to pay $200 or $300 over the standard model, and hence the Prices of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are $999 and $1,099, respectively. The Pro is a 6.1-inch smartphone, whereas the Max stretches up to 6.7inches. Both have Super Retina XDR OLED displays and Quad Rear Cameras. Both iPhones are available in 512 GB memory variant and 6GB RAM. There is a 2815 mAh battery for iPhone 12 Pro and a 3687 mAh powerhouse for iPhone 12 Pro Max. The rest of the features are identical to iPhone 12 like iOS 14.2 and Apple A14 Bionic.


3 – Galaxy Note 20 5G/Note 20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are the best 5G smartphones. They’re offering bigger screens, more storage, and higher capacity batteries. The digital Samsung Stylus makes text selection easier. You can perform faster with Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. There is something attractive from Note 20 series – 8k@24fps video recording.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G are having 6.7 inches and 6.9 inches screen, respectively. With the Ultra, you can have a better viewing experience, thanks to the 120 Hz refresh rate. (Upgrading FHD to QHD resolution required a switch from 120 Hz to 60 Hz frequency.) The standard Note 20 limited to 60 Hz, working excellent. Two phones have triple back cameras and a selfie sensor. There is a 64 MP lens with Note 20 and 108 MP lens by Note 20 Ultra to take photography to the next level. It allows 30x hybrid zoom for Note20 and 50x space zoom for the Ultra version. Both are available in 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Storage. Good thing is that Note 20 Ultra comes in also 512 GB storage, 12 GB RAM, and a microSD slot. There are 4,300 mAh and 4,500mAh batteries for Standard and Ultra (accompanying a 25-watt Fast Charge). The unlocked Galaxy Note20 5G is priced at $1,100 while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G costs $1,300.


4 – Oneplus 8/8 Pro

The second best 5G smartphones, Oneplus8 and Oneplus 8 Pro deliver up to 7.5Gbps download speed. Oneplus 8carries a 6.55inches Fluid AMOLED FHD+ Display, having a 90 Hz refresh rate. The cell phone runs Oxygen OS 10.0.5 on top of Android 10, houses 8GB RAM, powered by a Snapdragon 865SoC. There is a 48 MPtriple back camera setup and a front-facing 16 MP Selfie snapper. Creators can enjoy 4k video shooting. There is a 4,300 mAh power cell, compatible with a 30W Warp Charge. Oneplus 8 Price is $649 for the starter 128 GB model while a 512 GB variant is available for $799.

Like other flagships above, Oneplus 8 arrives alongside a Pro model that is taller at 6.78 inches and has a 4,510 mAh battery with a 30W fast weird and wireless charge. The other features of Pro are identical to the standard version. Oneplus 8 Pro Price is $800 for a starter 8 GB RAM and it is also available with 12 GB RAM for $950.


5 – Asus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS

Best 5G Gaming Phone of 2021 – the ROG Phone 3ZS661KS can give up to 4.4 Gbps download speed. The handset offers a non-stop battery, performance, and vast memory. There are triple rear cams including a 64 MP lens, 8k video recording mode, and 24MP selfie camera.

ROG Phone 3ZS661K1S looks awesome and having an RGB panel back and pressure-sensitive zones (gaming triggers). ROG Phone has a 6.59inches AMOLED screen and Full HD resolution. The handset runs a 120-hertz refresh rate and delivers HDR10+ content. There are accessory gaming controllers for convenience while playing.

ROG Phone 3ZS661KS comes powered by Snapdragon 865+ chipset. RAM is 8 GB for standard, but it goes up to 16 GB exclusive memory variant. Storage options are 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. ROG Phone 3houses a 6,000 mah battery and allows 30W Fast Charge. Asus ROG Phone 3 Price is $699.


6 – Motorola Edge Plus

Motorola Edge+ is a 5G phone that can give up to 4 Gbps download speed. The handset offers a 6.7inches OLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Motorola Edge Plus gets a 108MP main camera and is capable of 6k and 4k video recording. There is a 25MP front-facing selfie shooter. A 5000 mAh battery promises a long web-browsing time. Motorola Edge+ Price is $999.


7 – Oppo Find X2 Neo 5G

Oppo Find X2 Neo can provide up to 3.7 Gbps download and 1.6 Gbps upload speed on a 5G network. TheFind X2 Neo comes with a Quad Buyer filtered camera, RYYB technology. There are four lenses for photography - 48MP wide sensor, 13MP telephoto, and 8MP ultrawide along with 2MP b/w sensor. Find X2 Neo offers a 115-degree field of view for portraits, HDR, panorama, and 4k filmmaking at 60fps. Both EIS and OIS are available. Coming to the front, Find X2 Neo owns a 32MP selfie camera that brings nifty AI Beauty filters, camera pro, and Ultra Vision mode, etc. 

Find X2 Neo is 6.5inches in size and has an AMOLED FHD+ Display. Users are getting other advantages too i.e. 90Hz screen, Qualcomm SD765G processor, and 12GB RAM. Battery is of 4025mAh. It gets the world's fastest 30W SuperVOOC charge, promising 50% in 20 minutes. Oppo Find X2 Neo Price is $770.


8 – Huawei P40 Pro 5G

Huawei P40 Pro 5G is offering up to 2.4 Gbps download speed on 5G connectivity. The P40 Pro carries Four Leica-branded Optics on the back. Primary is a 50MP wide lens while the rest three are 12MP telephoto, 40MP ultrawide, and 3D Time of Flight Sensor. It lets you create 4k movies at 60fps and Super Slow-mo HD streams at 7680fps. EIS, OIS, and 5x optical zoom are further camera features.

Huawei P40 Pro has two selfie snappers, a 32MP wide-angle, and a 3D TOF. You can make 4k Vlogs. The rest key features are 6.58inches OLED FHD+ Display, Android 10 (open source) with Huawei Mobile Services, Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, and 4200mAh battery along with 40W fast charge. The Price of Huawei P40 Pro is $800.


9 – LG V60 ThinQ 5G

One of the best 5G smartphones, LG V60 arrives with a Dual Screen accessory to let the user play streams on the primary display while texting on the secondary one. You can switch between smartphone and tablet mode. The dual-screen accessory does not assemble permanently with the V60 ThinQ 5G – you can attach or detach whoever you want. It makes it easier to enjoy games like Fornite, Asphalt Nitro 8, and PUBG. Performance is admirable, thanks to Snapdragon 865 chipset and 8 GB RAM.

V60 ThinQ 5G is sturdier than other top-tier devices, rated at IP68 and passed through MIL-STD-810G certification and Method 516.6 Procedure IV "Transit Drop".

Android 10 is running there on LG V60 5G. You may know 3D Face Unlock and Fingerprint biometric, but let us introduce Hand ID and Veins ID. Hand ID recognizes user palm for unlocking and follows the finger movements for gestures support called Air Motion(to volume up or down or take images). Veins ID scans the consumer's veins and unlocks V60 when holding on.

The V60 ThinQ 5G brings a 6.8 inches P-OLED Display, FHD+ resolution, 64 MPtriple camera setup, and a 5,000mAh battery. With the V60, users can make 8K videos and 4k selfies. The Price of LG V60ThinQ 5G is $700.


10 – Huawei Mate X 5G

One of the Best Foldable 5G Phones in 2021, Huawei Mate X 5G claims to download HD movies only in 3 seconds with the 5G support. It gives 2GBps downloading and 1GBps uploading speed.

Huawei's foldable 5G phone brings 2x AMOLED Displays. The screen measures 8.0inches when unfolded while 6.6inches when folded. There are two modes, smartphone, and tablet. The later tablet mode looks better for reading, watching, and browsing. Multitasking is easier with the new Display Interaction feature, which lets the first screen working as a primary one to show stuff and allows the user to expand the other tasks on the secondary screen.

Mate X 5G smartphone is powered by Balong 5000 modem + Kirin 980 chipset (working together). The foldable smartphone gets a 4,500 mAh battery, 8GB RAM, and 512GB ROM. There are four cameras for photography and selfies, the main one is 40MP. Huawei Mate X 5G Price is $2,000.


11 – Mate 30 Pro 5G

Best Camera 5G Phone in 2021, the Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro 5G promises to deliver 2GBps and 1GBps data transfer rate respectively for downloads and uploads.

With the Mate 30 Pro 5G, camera lovers can upgrade the experience to Four Cameras in which two 40MP sensors exist and the main one is of f/1.6 aperture. Yes, you’re hearing right. It is the world’s second widest aperture lens and with higher megapixels resolution in comparison to the Note 10’s f/1.5 aperture lens of 12MP.

The Mate 30 Pro has two selfie cams and the primary one is 32MP, higher than the standard Mate 30. The smartphone sports a 6.53inches OLED FHD+ display, 8GB RAM, and a 4,500 mAh battery. Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Price is $1,000.


12 – LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG V50 5G is claimed to deliver 20 times faster downloads than the 4G LTE band. We can download 1GB of movies within seconds, thanks to Snapdragon 855 and X50 modem. RAM and ROM are 6GB and 128GB, respectively.

The 5G smartphone by LG brings dual 8MP + 5MP selfie cameras. Coming to the back, there are triple 12MP+12MP+16MP photo sensors enabled with OIS. It also supports EIS and allows 4k video rec.  

LG V50 ThinQ 5G has a 6.4inches OLED QHD+ Display, which carries alongside a Dual Screen accessory that makes it a sort of foldable screen. Users can assemble or split the secondary screen with the given casing.

The device is secured with Hand ID, Veins ID, 3D Face Unlock, and In-Display Fingerprint Reader. Battery is of 4,000mAh. LG V50ThinQ 5G Price is $400.


13 – iQOO Pro 5G

iQOO Pro 5G is a gaming phone that comes with many turbo advances such as AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Net Turbo to take the user gaming experience to the next level.

The iQOO Pro 5G gets a 6.41inches Super HDR Infinity FHD+ Display. There is a Triple 48MP Camera setup, enables 4-pivot OIS and 4k video recording. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, the iQOO Pro becomes more than a flagship for smooth performance. Further inside a 4000mAh battery is available, that supports 44W Fast Charging to live longer and revive back faster.iQOO Pro 5G Price is $500.


14 – Mi 9 Pro 5G

Mi 9 Pro 5G delivers 2GBps downlink speed just like the other 5G cell phones. The handset facilitates with a 6.39inches Super AMOLED FHD+ Display, triple 48MP photosensors, 20MP selfie shooter, SD855+ chipset, 8GB RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery, which can be topped up with a 40W Fast and 30W Wireless Charge. Xiaomi 9 Pro 5G Price is $580.


15 – Oneplus 7 Pro 5G

The Oneplus 7 Pro 5G arrives with an Edge AMOLED QHD+ Display of 6.67inches, having a 90GHz refresh rate. There's a Pop-Up Selfie Camera of 16MP on the front. It equips Triple Back Cams and the primary one is a 48MP f/1.6 sensor. Oneplus 7 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm SD 855 SoC, 6GB RAM, and a 4000mAh battery with 30W Fast Charge support. The Price of Oneplus 7 Pro 5G is $500.


16 – Honor V30 5G

Honor V30 or aka Honor View 30 promises to give everything at a reasonable cost. The gadget bestows a 6.57inches LCD FHD+ Display, Android 10 platform, tripe 40MP cams for photography, and dual 32MP selfie optics. Honor V30 draws the power from Kirin 990 chipset and 6GB RAM. Battery is juiced at 4,200mAh and the compatible Fast Charge is 40W. Honor V30 Price is $600.


17 – Vivo NEX 3 5G

Vivo Nex 3 5G holds an immense 4,500 mAh battery, supports 44W Quick Charge, and empowers a 7nm Qualcomm SD855+ chipset, as a result, the device lasts longer while revives back faster. It is aided by nifty AI power-saving modes that help to maintain performance while result in less battery drainage.

Vivo Nex 3 5G bears a 6.89inches Super AMOLED FHD+ Display and a 16MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera. There are three rear cameras including a 64MP f/1.8 lens. RAM and Storage are 8GB and 256GB. The Price of Vivo Nex 3 5G is $900.


18 – Redmi K30 5G

Cheapest 5G Phone in 2021, Redmi K30 5G offers a 6.67inches IPS FHD+ screen, having a 120Hz refresh rate. It has Snapdragon 765G Chipset, 8GB RAM, and 256GB native storage. The device runs Android 10 OS customized with the latest MIUI 11 skin.

Around the back, the Redmi K30 5G embeds a quad-camera setup containing a 64MP lens, while a 20MP selfie cam on the front. The Redmi 5G smartphone packs a 4,500 mAh battery that allows 30W quick charging. The Price of Redmi K30 5G is $250.


19 – Oppo Reno3 5G

Oppo Reno 3 5G derives the power by Dimensity 1000L (7nm) chipset and 8GB RAM. The handset has a 6.4inches AMOLED FHD+ display protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on Android 10 customized with ColorOS 7. Reno 3 5G brings a 32MP Selfie Lens and a 64MP Quad Photography Camera setup. It allows 4k video recording with EIS and OIS support. Battery is rated at 4025mAh and compatible with 30W VOOC Fast Charge. There is an In-Display FR. Oppo Reno3 5G Price $480.


20 – Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Samsung A90 5G has a large 6.7inches Super AMOLED FHD+ display, having a Gorilla Glass 6 on top for protection. The cell phone boasts a 32MP front and triple 48MP quad rear camera setup. Inside the A90 5G, there is a Snapdragon 855 SoC and 6GB RAM. You can talk for a long, thanks to the 4500mAh battery. Samsung A90 5G Price is $650.


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