Best 5G phones 2020

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5G phones allow you do more and do it faster. But which are the best 5G phones? And how much should be paying? Read on for the answers.

Best 5G phone deals

  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £58.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £58.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £55.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £55.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £54.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £54.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk

We've rounded up the very best 5G phones from Samsung, Huawei and more.

Better yet, our experts have handpicked deals to get you superfast speeds and generous allowances for a lot less outlay.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G deals

  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £58.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £58.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £55.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £55.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £54.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • Galaxy S10 5G (256GB Silver)
    Galaxy S10 5G
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £54.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk

Samsung’s 2019 flagship handset - the S10 5G - sports a 6.7 inch QHD+ screen along with 4,500mAh battery along with 8GB of RAM.

It's also home to four rear cameras including one 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP variable aperture lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and two 3D depth sensors on both sides of the handset, to boot.

The phone is also virtually notch-free, with a tiny, thin bezels and, like its predecessor an overall slick look - all of which makes for an attractive phone, with high-end specs and features - along with 5G, of course.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G deals

  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £12.00 device cost
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £46.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (256GB Aura Glow)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £12.00 device cost
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £46.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (512GB Black)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 5GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £46.99 per month
    36 month contract From Tesco Mobile
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (256GB Aura Glow)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 5GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £46.99 per month
    36 month contract From Tesco Mobile
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (256GB Black)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £12.00 device cost
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £50.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G (256GB Aura Glow)
    Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £12.00 device cost
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £50.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile

The Note 10 Plus 5G is a state of the art smartphone.

Teaming superfast connection speeds with a completely revamped S-Pen stylus, a huge 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, it's by some distance the best Note handset so far.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G deals

  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Mirror Grey)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 10GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £50.00 device cost
    • £44.00 per month
    24 month contract From EE Mobile
  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Mirror Grey)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £50.00 device cost
    • £49.00 per month
    24 month contract From EE Mobile
  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Mirror Grey)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 10GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £50.00 device cost
    • £49.00 per month
    24 month contract From EE Mobile
  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Nebula Blue)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 125GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £112.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £51.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Nebula Blue)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 125GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £112.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £51.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • 7 Pro 5G (256GB Nebula Blue)
    7 Pro 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £138.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £50.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone

A well priced 5G phone and exclusive to EE, the 5G version of the OnePlus 7 Pro features a 6.67 inch Fluid AMOLED display and a long-life 4,000 battery with best-in-class Warp Charge technology that gets you a day's power in 20 minutes.

You'll also get a terrific 48-megapixel main camera with an ultra-wide angle lens for panoramic shots and a 3X optical zoom that gets you closer to the action without loss of detail.

Oppo Reno 5G deals

  • Reno 5G 256GB Ocean Green
    Reno 5G
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.99 device cost
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Reno 5G 256GB Jet Black
    Reno 5G
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.99 device cost
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Reno 5G 256GB Ocean Green
    Reno 5G
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.99 device cost
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Reno 5G 256GB Jet Black
    Reno 5G
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.99 device cost
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Reno 5G 256GB Ocean Green
    Reno 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £59.99 device cost
    • £19.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Reno 5G 256GB Jet Black
    Reno 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £59.99 device cost
    • £19.00 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse

Not all 5G phones will break the bank. The Oppo Reno 5G is proof positive.

Standout features? The richly colourful, detailed 6.65-inch AMOLED display that takes up the entire screen, with no front-facing camera aperture to eat into the screen.

That's down to Oppo's decision to opt for a motorised pop-up front camera that's hidden within the phone, as well as in-screen fingerprint scanner that means there's no need for a physical home button.

The 48-megapixel main camera takes some of the best photos we've seen, helped in no small part by an Ultra Night Mode that effectively turns night into day.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 4GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £79.00 device cost
    • £40.00 per month
    24 month contract From Three Mobile
  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £49.00 device cost
    • Swap 12 - Upgrade after 12 months
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 5GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £30.00 device cost
    • £44.88 per month
    24 month contract From O2
  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 12GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £79.00 device cost
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Three Mobile
  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £49.00 device cost
    • Swap 12 - Upgrade after 12 months
    • £47.00 per month
    24 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • Mate 20 X 5G (256GB Emerald Green)
    Mate 20 X 5G
    • 15GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £30.00 device cost
    • £47.88 per month
    24 month contract From O2

The Mate 20 X 5G boasts a large 7.2-inch screen that makes it brilliant for watching movies or gaming on the go.

We were also impressed by the long-life 4,200mAh battery and Huawei's SuperCharge that compares very well to rival phones' fast-charge modes.

In keeping with most Huawei phones, the Mate 20 X 5G cameras are excellent too and combine a 40-megapixel main lens with an eight-megapixel telephoto lens for zooming in and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens.

Think you'd prefer a 4G phone? Take a look at our pick of the best phones at the best prices.

What is 5G?

5G is the next generation of mobile internet and stands for ‘fifth generation.’ In a nutshell, it’s much faster than 4G. Twenty times faster, in fact.

The upshot is you'll be able to do more with your phone and do it quicker. With a 5G connection, you can expect:

  • Full HD movie downloads in seconds
  • Instant game and app downloads
  • Buffer-free streaming
  • A speedier, smoother and more responsive online gaming experience

Keen to find out more about what 5G offers? We walk you through it with our one-stop guide.

Where can I get 5G?

At the time of writing, you can get a 5G service with EE, Vodafone and O2. Three and Sky Mobile will be launching a 5G mobile phone service soon, too.

Currently, availability is largely restricted to cities and large towns. However, the service is being extended to further locations throughout the UK.

Not sure if 5G is in your area yet? You'll find 5G coverage checkers for the UK's networks below.

Can't decide on a network? Take a look at our network reviews to help you make your mind up.