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Top 5G Mobiles in India 2021

The new trend in the mobile domain is 5G technology. Almost every brand is coming up with a range of 5G smartphones so we decided to decode you the much-hyped 5G trend.

Mr. Mukesh Ambani has recently announced that JIO will roll out the 5G network in the second half of 2021 which makes it more enticing for buyers to invest in a 5g phone so their new phones are ready for 5G when it comes.

To name some of the features, it supersedes the 4G LTS connection in terms of speed, latency, bandwidth and even offers 4K video streaming. It will be launched as StandAlone and Non StandAlone specifications.

For NSA, in the case of non-5G env, the carrier will rollback to the available 4G LTE while in SA, it completely relies on a next-gen network.

Benefits of 5G (Theoretical)

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Benefits of 5G Smartphones

As much as we hate being the buzzkill, the fact of the moment is that while many countries like the US, Japan have already benefited from the 5G, India still needs to wait a couple of years to avail of the technology upgrade.

However, many brands have already launched 5G enabled smartphones in India.

Let us take a look at new and upcoming 5G mobiles in India.

Now, some telecom companies are planned to launch 5G SIM in 2021. While some top smartphone brands are already launched some 5G support smartphones.

Here is the list of some 5G smartphones launched this year(2020).

1) OnePlus Nord 5G

The OnePlus Nord 5G is the most affordable 5G phone launched by the OnePlus in India. It was launched on 26 October 2020.

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Talking about  its variants, then it is available in the following variants:

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB storage at a price of INR 27999.
  • 12GB RAM and 128GB storage at a price of INR 29999.

Specs of OnePlus Nord 5G

  • Design: A body with a silver anodized coating have a dimension of 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm carrying a weight of 184gram.
  • Display: 6.44-inch fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 408ppi.
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU.
  • Operating System: Android 10 based on Oxygen OS.
  • Camera: Quad camera setup (64MP+8MP+5MP+2MP) with LED flash and HDR.
  • Selfie Camera: (32MP+8MP) snapper at front.
  • Battery: 4115mAH lithium-ion battery with warp charge 30T support.
  • Storage: Expandable up to 256GB with UFS 2.1 storage.
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM with 5G support.

Pros – With the fast processor, high-quality camera, and 5G support at an affordable price is amazing.

Cons- 3.5 mm jack is not available.

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2) OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T  is one of the most successful launched this year(2020) by OnePlus.

Oneplus 8T Image

It is available on these following variants :

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB storage at INR 42999.
  • 12GB RAM and 256GB storage at INR 45999.

Specs of OnePlus 8T

  • Design: 8T with Aluminium alloy body have a dimension of 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.40mm carrying a weight of 188gram.
  • Display: 6.55-inch large fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 402ppi.
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with Adreno 650 GPU.
  • Operating System: Android 11 based on Oxygen OS.
  • Camera: Quad camera setup (48MP+16MP+5MP+2MP) with LED flash and other special effects.
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP front camera with autofocus mode.
  • Battery: 4500mAH non-removable battery with 65W fast charging support.
  • Storage: Expandable facility is not available.
  • Connectivity: Currently offer dual 4G and single 5G support.

Pros – Good phone for futuristic people(talking about 5G) and game lovers.

Cons- 3.5 mm jack is not available and not user expandable that is very disappointing.

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3) Vivo V20 Pro 5G

Vivo launched the phone of the V20 series this year(2020) is Vivo V20 Pro. The phone has come in only one variant and that is with 8GB RAM size and 128GB internal storage. It is available on Amazon at a price of 29990.

Vivo V20 Pro

Specs of Vivo V20 Pro 5G

  • Design: The body of V20 Pro has a dimension of 158.8 x 74.2 x 7.49mm carrying a weight of 188gram.
  • Display: 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 409ppi.
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU.
  • Operating System: Android 11 based on Funtouch OS 11.
  • Camera: Triple camera setup (64MP+8MP+2MP) with LED flash.
  • Selfie Camera: (44MP+8MP) front camera with autofocus mode.
  • Battery: 4000mAH non-removable battery with 33W fast charging support.
  • Storage: Not further expandable.
  • Connectivity:  dual LTE 4G and 5G support.

Pros – Great display, good for gaming and multitasking, amazing camera quality.

Cons- Not expandable facility is the biggest disadvantage of V20 Pro.

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4) Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G

Xiaomi launched its Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G smartphone on 30 September 2020.

Xiaomi Mi 10T

The phone is available in these 2 variants:

  • 6GB RAM and 128GB storage at a price of INR 35999.
  • 8GB RAM and 128GB storage at a price of INR 37999.

Specs of Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G

  • Design: Glass body with aluminum frame 10T has a dimension of 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.33mm carrying a weight of 216gram(heavy).
  • Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ dot display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 386ppi.
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865with Adreno 650 GPU.
  • Operating System: Originally Android 10 based on MIUI 11 but currently on MIUI 12.
  • Camera: Triple camera setup (64MP+13MP+5MP) with LED flash and autofocus mode.
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP ultra-clear front camera.
  • Battery: 5000mAH non-removable battery with 33W wired fast charging support.
  • Storage: Not further expandable.
  • Connectivity: Offer dual 4G and single 5G VOLTE support.

Pros – Bumper battery backup with a fast processor.

Cons- Not an expandable storage facility is the only flaw.

5) Motorola Moto G 5G 

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus was launched on 6 November 2020. It is available with 6GB RAM size and 128GB internal memory at a price of INR 20999.

Specs of Motorola Moto G 5G

  • Design: Water repellent body with plastic frame, Moto G has a dimension of 166 x 70 x 10 mm carrying a weight of 212gram(heavy).
  • Display: 6.70-inch FHD+ ,HDR10 display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 394ppi.
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G with Adreno 619 GPU.
  • Operating System: Android 10
  • Camera: Triple camera setup (48MP+8MP+2MP) with LED flash.
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP front camera.
  • Battery: 5000mAH non-removable battery with 20W  quick charging support.
  • Storage: Expandable up to 1000GB(1TB).
  • Connectivity: Offer dual 4G and single 5G VOLTE support.

Pros – Excellent in every area.

Cons- Little heavy.

6). iQoo3 5G – Price Rs. 44,999

The much-awaited iQ003 finally gets its official launch on Feb 25, 2020, in India. Available in both 4G as well 5G, the phone comes in the following striking colors: Quantum Silver, Volcano Orange, and Tornado Black.

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The phone will also go on sale starting on 4th March, 12 o clock on Flipkart and iQoo.com in the following variants:

  • 8 GB/128 GB with 4G priced at Rs36,990
  • 8GB/256 GB with 4G priced at Rs 39,990 and
  • 12 GB/256 GB with 5G priced at Rs 44,990.

It comes in a super AMOLED display that has Schott Xensation UP protective layer. Further, it is said to have a Polar view Display as it comes with a max of 1200 nits brightness, FHD+, HDR10, and elegant design. Moreover, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor and two keys on the shoulder for gaming.

Powering the device is the flagship processor SD865, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage, making it one of the most desirable smartphones.

Also, it boasts Ultra gaming mode, 4D game vibrations, and a Monster mode that gets activated with the two shoulder keys.

An impressive 4400mAh battery that comes along with 55W Ultra Flash Charge technology will keep your hands glued to the phone.

The rear of the phone comes packed with 4 cameras:

  • 48MP-main camera with f/1.8 and Sony IMX582
  • 13MP -a telephoto lens with f/2.46
  • 13MP- ultrawide angle snapper with f/2.2
  • 2 MP- Depth sensor with f/2.4

The front is mounted by a punch hole 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.45 aperture and also sports smooth 4K video recording.

Specs for iQ003

  • Design: 158.51 x 74.88 x 9.16 mm and 214.5 grams dimensions and weight respectively.
  • Display: 6.4″ SAMOLED FHD+ Display , HDR10 with Screen resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels) , 409ppi
  • Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with Kryo 585 and Adreno 650 GPU.
  • Operating System: Android 10 with the iQoo UI 1.0
  • Camera: Quad camera(48+13+13+2)MP with HDR and LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 16 MP Front camera with HDR
  • Battery: 4,440mAh battery with proprietary 55W Super FlashCharge support.
  • Storage: Max 256 GB with UFS 3.1 storage
  • Connectivity: Dual Sim(Nano) with 5G/4G LTE

Pros: Fast Processor, No lags in multitasking, Gaming Monster, polar view display, future enabled-5G, fast charging, and huge battery

Cons: No 5G carriers as yet.

7). Xiaomi Mi 10i

Xiaomi has launched one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in India – the new Mi 10i. It is available for Rs. 20,990 and comes with a massive battery capacity and also has a 108 MP primary camera for clicking detailed images.

Xiaomi Mi 10i

It is available on Amazon in a two RAM variant:

  • With 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage – Rs. 21,990.
  • With 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage – Rs. 23,990.

The Mi 10i is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core processor which is fabricated on an 8nm chipset and coupled with an Adreno 619 GPU for lag-free gaming and better performance.

It operates on MIUI 12 based on the Android 10 operating system.

For imaging, it comes with a Quad-rear camera setup at its back with a 108MP high-quality primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens for a wide view, a 2MP macro lens, and another 2MP is a depth sensor.

Additionally, It comes with a 16MP selfie camera houses at a tiny punch hole notch at the front.

Furthermore, the smartphone comes with a standard 4820mAH battery capacity along with a 33 Watts fast-charging support.

The phone is available on Amazon for purchase with a starting price tag of Rs 21,999.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs For Xiaomi Mi 10i

  • Display: Comes with a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display, FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution along with  120Hz refresh rate.
  • Protection: Corning with Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Processor: Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G(8nm) chipset along with Adreno 619 GPU.
  • Operating system: Android 10 along with MIUI 12.
  • Rear camera: Quad camera setup (108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP).
  • Front camera: a 16MP selfie camera.
  • Security and unlocking: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
  • Connectivity: 4G/5G dual SIM VOLTE support.
  • Weight: 214 grams(heavy).
  • Thickness: 9mm.
  • Color options: Available in grey, blue, and red/mint.
  • Price: Rs 21,999(Base variant).
  • Availability: Amazon, and retail stores.

Like iconPros: Affordable than most other 5G phones, high-quality cameras, good processor, and a decent battery.

Dislike iconCons: Big and bulky making it difficult for one-hand use.

8). Oppo Reno 5 Pro

Oppo Reno 5 Pro is launched in India in Jan 2021. It is the first 5G smartphone launched by Oppo.

The highlight feature of the Reno 5 Pro is its 6.55 inch super AMOLED display along with FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi density, 800nits brightness, and a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth touch experience.

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Oppo Reno 5 pro Image

Another highlighting spec is its processor, powering the device is a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ Octa-Core processor fabricated on a 7nm chipset along with ARM Mali-G77 GPU.

It has a Quad rear camera setup for the beautiful photos and video shooting carrying a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, we have a 32MP front camera.

Also, it comes with a 4350mAH non-removable battery along with 65 Watts extremely fast charging and even has a reverse charging support.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Oppo Reno 5 Pro

  • Display: Comes with a 6.55 inch super AMOLED screen, FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution, aspect ratio – 20:9, density-402ppi, and 90Hz refresh rate.
  • Protection: corning Gorilla glass 5.
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ octa-core processor(7nm) along with ARM Mali-G77 GPU.
  • Operating system: ColorOS 11.1 based on the latest Android 11.
  • Rear camera: Quad setup (64+8MP+2MP+2MP).
  • Front camera: come with a 32MP selfie camera.
  • Security and unlocking: In-display fingerprint sensor and face unlocking.
  • Connectivity: 4G/5G dual SIM VOLTE support.
  • Weight: 173 grams(lightweight).
  • Thickness: 7.6mm(sleek).
  • Color variant: Astral blue, and starry black.
  • Price: Rs 35,990.

Like iconPros: Amazing, display, the camera is also good, fast charging support.

Dislike iconCons: A bit pricey.

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8). Realme X50 PRO 5G (Price Rs. 37,999)

Called the speed monster, the Realme X50 Pro 5G stays true to its tagline with an SD865 processor that sports a 25% enhanced CPU and GPU performance, LPDDR5, and UFS3.0 storage.

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Realme-X50-PRO-5G

It was launched on 24the Feb in the following variants

  • 6GB RAM+128GB storage priced at Rs 37,999 
  • 8GB RAM +128GB storage priced at Rs 39,999
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage priced at Rs 44,999.

The color options are limited to Rust Red and Moss Green and will be available on sale soon on Flipkart and Realme.com 

The phone has Multiple coating and AG Glass technology and an almost bezel-less SAMOLED Display. Glass front in a metal frame uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

With an in-display fingerprint scanner, HDR10, 90 Hz panel, and up to 1000 nits brightness, the phone offers a high-end look.

At its heart, it has the flagship processor-SD865 with a clock speed up to 2.84Ghz and Adreno 650 GPU. This makes the phone a gaming PRO.

Backed by a 4200mAh battery that comes with 65W Super Dart Charging. Vapour Chamber cooling also keeps your phone cool under pressure.

The camera configuration is a quad camera on the rear with a 20x Hybrid zoom.

  • 64 MP (Samsung Isocell GW1) Primary Camera with f/1.8
  • 12 MP telephoto lens
  • 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens 
  • 2 MP depth sensor

The front is a dual selfie camera configuration 

  • 32MP (Sony IMX 616) main camera with an f/2.5 lens
  • 8MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens.

You can record videos at 4k with 30fps but not very smooth results.

Specs for Realme X50 Pro 5G

  • Design: Glass body in an aluminum frame. The phone has 159 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm and 205gm dimensions and weight respectively.
  • Display: 6.44″ SAMOLED Display with HDR 10+,Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio and 409 PPI 
  • Performance: Octa-Core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 and Adreno 650
  • Operating System: Android 10.0 based on realme UI 1.0
  • Camera: Quad camera(64+12+8+2) MP with LED Flash and HDR
  • Selfie camera: Dual Camera(32+8)MP with HDR.
  • Battery: 4200 Li-Po Battery with 65W Super Dart charging. 
  • Storage: Up to 265 GB with UFS3.0 Storage
  • Connectivity: Dual Sim(5G/4G Volte)

Pros: Premium Processor, Dual Selfie Camera, 65W Dart Charger.

Cons: No 5G Carrier, Not ideal for video recording(OIS)

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