Best 5G Mobile Phones in India You Can Buy to Be Prepared for Jio 5G Launch in 2022

Here are the best 5G mobile phones available in the country right now.

Reliance Jio had earlier announced that it will premiere its 5G network in India by the end of 2021. However, the launch was postponed indefinitely since Reliance and all other telecoms have not managed to ready a stable 5G ecosystem. Due to this and many other reasons, India’s 5G spectrum auction was also delayed and is expected to happen somewhere in May 2022. The good news is Reliance continues to do 5G trials in different parts of the world, which means Jio 5G launch is imminent, and will likely happen by the end of 2022. Although many experts believe that we are still a couple of years away from having mainstream adoption of 5G networks in the country.

We have seen a lot of smartphone brands trying to push the talk of 5G in India by launching a new range of 5G-capable phones. Big brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, and more have already launched their future-proof 5G smartphones in India at different price points. In this article, we will talk about the best 5G mobile phones available in the country right now. If you are vouching for Reliance Jio to bring 5G networks to India and want a smartphone that works well with 5G networks, you should check out these smartphones.

Best 5G Mobile Phones Available in India

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Realme X7
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G
  • OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G
  • Asus ROG Phone 5
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 11T 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • Vivo V21

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

The latest smartphone from Samsung comes loaded with a new design language along with some interesting hardware upgrades. The biggest change is the addition of a 5G chipset. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 69,999 for the 8GB RAM option and Rs 73,999 for the 256GB storage option. The latest handset from Samsung comes with a new Exynos 2100 processor, which delivers almost equivalent performance to its Snapdragon 888 SoC counterpart.

Coming to the specifications, the Galaxy S21 features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Vitcus protection. The phone features 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The handset packs a triple-camera setup with a 12MP primary lens, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and 64MP telephoto lens. On the front, you get a 10MP selfie shooter. The device packs a 4,000mAh battery and runs on the Android 11 operating system.

Realme X7

The next smartphone on this list is Realme X7. The latest mid-range smartphone from Realme offers 5G connectivity as well. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 19,999 for the 6GB+128GB option and Rs 21,999 for the 8GB+128GB storage model. The phone is available in two colour options, including Space Silver and Nebula.

Coming to the specifications, the Realme X7 packs a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with up to 600nits brightness. The handset is powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which makes it one of the cheapest 5G on the market right now. The Realme X7 also comes with a triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, and 2MP macro shooter. On the front, there is a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. It runs on Android 10 with Realme UI and packs a 4,310mAh battery with 50W fast charging support.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G

Moving on, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G is yet another interesting smartphone from Xiaomi that brings 5G connectivity at an affordable price tag. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 26,999 for 6GB RAM, while the 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs 28,999. The latest Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE comes with a host of interesting features that make it a great smartphone in this price range.

To start with, the phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset with Adreno 642L GPU. It also features a 64MP triple-camera setup. The handset also features an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP telephoto lens. Moving on, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G packs a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. It also packs a 4,250mAH battery with 33W fast charging support.

OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G

OPPO recently introduced its second 5G smartphone in India with OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G. The latest smartphone from the company comes loaded with a host of interesting features including a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The device is powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which is also present in Realme X7 Pro 5G and Reno 5 Pro.

The handset packs a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the handset comes loaded with a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. Moving on, the handset packs 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11 on top of it. It features a 4,310mAh battery with 50W fast charging support.

Asus ROG Phone 5

If you are looking for a gaming smartphone that is 5G secured then the ROG Phone 5 is the best option right now. The latest handset comes loaded with all the great features you can imagine in your gaming smartphone. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 49,999. The ROG Phone 5 Pro is priced at Rs 69,999, while the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with a price tag of Rs 79,999.

The phone packs a 6.78-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 144Hz screen refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. The handset is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC along with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB internal storage. It runs on Android 11 with ROG UI on top of it. In terms of optics, you get a 64MP primary lens, 13MP ultra-wide camera, and 5MP macro sensor. On the front, there is a 24MP shooter for selfies and video calling. It features a 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G shares similar specifications as seen in the Realme X7 smartphone. The phone comes with a price tag of Rs 16,999 for 6GB+64GB and Rs 19,999 for 8GB+ 128GB option. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD with a 1080 x 2400 resolution. The device comes with a 120Hz screen and supports up to 600 nits of brightness. The device is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chip. It is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The phone packs a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W Dart Charging via USB Type-C.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro comes with a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera. There is also an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. Inside the hole-punch is a 16MP front camera.

Redmi Note 11T 5G

Redmi Note 11T 5G

The Redmi Note 11T 5G is the latest flagship offering from Redmi. It’s one of the most affordable 5G phones out there. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 16,999 and is available for purchase from online and offline channels. The phone is a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11 launched in China.

The phone packs some interesting features for the price point. To start with, you get a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a 90hz refresh rate. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Redmi Note 11T 5G runs on MIUI 12 and features a dual-camera setup. The phone comes with a combination of a 50MP primary lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens. On the front, it offers a 16MP selfie shooter.

OnePlus 9 Pro

The next smartphone on this list is the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G . The latest smartphone from OnePlus is yet another addition to its 5G portfolio after the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T. The latest OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor, meaning that it is 5G ready. The OnePlus 9 Pro India price starts at Rs 64,999 for 8GB RAM option and Rs 69,999 for the 12GB RAM model.

Recollecting some key specifications, the phone features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate. The smartphone packs up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The handset packs a 4,500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 support. In terms of optics, you get a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary lens, 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 8MP macro shooter, and 2MP monochrome lens. There is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

The next smartphone on this list is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone comes loaded with top-of-the-line features and offers 5G connectivity as well. The smartphone packs Exynos 990 chipset and supports a sub-6 GHz connectivity option, which definitely makes it future-proof for the Indian market. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 1,04,999 and is available for purchase from both online and offline platforms.

Coming to the specifications, the phone features a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with 3088 x 1400 pixel resolution. It packs 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage options. The handset also comes built-in with an S-Pen that has been improved over its predecessor. For optics, you get a triple camera setup with a 108MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, Laser AF Sensor, 12MP periscope lens with f/3.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 5X optical zoom, Super-Resolution Zoom up to 50X, and 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it has a 10MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.22-micron pixels, and dual-pixel autofocus.

OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord 2 is an interesting option if you are looking for a 5G smartphone in the mid-range segment. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 27,999 for 6GB, Rs 29,999 for 8GB and Rs 34,999 for 12GB RAM option. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G processor.

The phone still packs some interesting features, like a 6.43-inch full-HD+ with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone features a triple-camera setup with a 50MP primary lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro shooter. On the front, you get a 32MP primary lens. The OnePlus Nord packs a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging.

Vivo V21 5G

The latest smartphone from Vivo is yet another great option for those who are looking for a 5G on a budget. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 29,990 and is available for purchase from both online and offline channels. The device comes with a mid-range 5G chipset from MediaTek – Dimensity 800U.

The Vivo V21 5G comes with a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display along with HDR10 support. The handset features a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. On the front, you get a selfie camera with a 44MP primary lens. The handset features a 4,000mAh battery.

List of Best 5G Mobiles in India:

Mobile Display Chipset Memory Rear Camera Front Camera Battery Price
Samsung Galaxy S21 6.2-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Exynos 2100 8GB+up to 256GB 12MP+12MP+64MP 10MP 4,000mAh
Rs 69,999/ Rs 73,999
Realme X7 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED MediaTek Dimensity 800U up to 8GB + up to 128GB 64MP+8MP+2MP 16MP 4,310mAh
Rs 19,999/ Rs 21,999
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 6.55-inch Full HD+ LCD Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G up to 8GB + 128GB 64MP+8MP+5MP 20MP 4,250mAh
Rs 26,999/ Rs 28,999
OPPO F19 Pro+ 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED MediaTek Dimensity 800U 8GB + 256GB 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP 16MP 4,310mAh Rs 25,990
Asus ROG Phone 5 6.78-inch Full HD+ OLED Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC up to 16GB + up to 512GB 64MP+13MP+5MP 24MP 6,000mAh
Rs 49,999 / Rs 69,999 / Rs 79,999
Realme Narzo 30 Pro 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED MediaTek Dimensity 800U up to 8GB + up to 128GB 48MP+8MP+2MP 16MP 4,310mAh
Rs 16,999/ Rs 19,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 6.9-inch QHD+ sAMOLED Exynos 990 12GB + 256GB 108MP+12MP+12MP 10MP 4,500mAh Rs 1,04,999
Redmi Note 11T 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD MediaTek Dimensity 810 up to 8GB + up to 128GB 50MP + 8MP 16MP 5,000mAh Rs 16,999/ Rs 17,999/ Rs 19,999
OnePlus 9 Pro 6.07-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 up to 12GB + up to 256GB 48MP + 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 16MP 4,500mAh
Rs 64,999/ Rs 69,999
OnePlus Nord 2 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED MediaTek Dimensity 1200 up to 12GB + up to 256GB 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 32MP 4,500mAh
Rs 27,999/ Rs 29,999/Rs 34,999
Vivo V21 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED MediaTek Dimensity 800U 8GB + up to 256GB 64MP + 8MP+ 2MP 44MP 4,000mAh Rs 29,999

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