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Apple, Google, Xiaomi, Oppo and Samsung: which smartphones are compatible with 5G in 2021?

You are hesitant to buy a 5G plan to take advantage of ultra-broadband mobile technology, but would you like to know which phones are compatible with the new standard? This is what the biggest manufacturers offer as phones to navigate in 5G.

5G is gaining ground in recent months. As of September 20121, French operators had almost 20,000 operational sites in the country and, more recently, Free Mobile claimed to cover 7 out of 10 French people with 5G.

Whether on the side of Orange, Bouygues, SFR or Free, they all offer packages adapted to ultra-broadband mobile telephony. But to take advantage of it, you still need a compatible phone. Here is a list of some models that offer this compatibility.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, it simply includes the 5G models sold by the most popular manufacturers in France.

Compatible with iPhone 5G

In the Apple catalog, 5G models are few. We find :

On your site page featuring 5G, Apple specifies that “It may be necessary for you to contact your carrier to change the SIM card in your old iPhone to work on a 5G network.“But other than that, the latest iPhone models are fully 5G compatible.

What smartphones are compatible with 5G in 2021?

The great family of the iPhone 13 // Source: Louise Audry for Numerama

Samsung phones that support 5G

The world’s leading phone maker sells so many different smartphone models that there are sure to be a plethora of references, even when looking for a 5G phone.

Where Samsung sets itself apart from Apple on the 5G issue is in offering relatively affordable models. A Galaxy A22 is sold for example around 260 euros. What to try 5G without breaking the bank. For those who want the best of the best, the S21 Ultra is obviously 5G compatible and shows a price of around 1000 euros.

What smartphones are compatible with 5G in 2021?

Samsung galaxy s21

Source: Louise Audry for Numerama

Xiaomi phones that support 5G

True to its reputation, Xiaomi markets phones that take advantage of 5G at a low price. Especially the Redmi Note 10 at 229 euros. But the Chinese manufacturer has also put high-end mobiles on the market that take advantage of the new mobile Internet standard, such as the 11T Pro at 669 euros. Among the 5G mobiles offered by the manufacturer, we find:

  • The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • The Redmi Note 9T
  • The Redmi Note 10 5G
  • The Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Lite
  • The Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T Lite
  • The Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro 5G
  • My 11, My 11 Ultra, My 11 Lite 5G, My 11i
  • The Little F3

Be careful though, Xiaomi sells phones with very similar names. Before rushing into a 5G mobile, make sure you have exactly the right reference so you don’t get disappointed when shopping.

Oppo phones that support 5G

Finally, in the list of the most popular manufacturers in France, we find Oppo that adopts a strategy quite similar to that of Xiaomi: offering a large number of references to attract the largest possible clientele. Among the 5G mobiles of the manufacturer, we find:

  • The A54
  • The A74
  • The A94
  • Reno 4, Reno 4 Pro, Reno 4Z
  • Reno 6 and Reno 6 Pro
  • Find X3 Neo, Find X3 Lite and Find X3 Pro
  • Find X2 Neo, Find X2 Lite, Find X2 Pro

In the Oppo 5G catalog, we find a real big difference in range with thee Oppo A54 sold around 250 euros and the Find X3 Pro it is usually sold at 1,049 euros.

What smartphones are compatible with 5G in 2021?

Oppo Find X3 Lite

Source: Louise Audry for Numerama

Google phones that support 5G

With the Pixels lineage, Google relaunched itself into the smartphone market, following the abandonment of the Nexus program. The web giant has not forgotten to turn to 5G, but it has a reduced product catalog. Google mobiles compatible with 5G are:

If you want to buy a Google mobile compatible with 5G, you will only find the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro on the market, sold respectively 599 Y 899 euros.

What smartphones are compatible with 5G in 2021?

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Source: Louise Audry for Numerama


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