how to know if your cell phone has 5G

If you’ve been following us for a while, then you’ve probably noticed that in addition to keeping you informed, we’re always trying to add more knowledge to your daily life, with tips and tutorials so you can get the most out of your devices and apps.

Today, following this routine, we present one more tip, and we will teach you how to find out if the smartphone you have in your hands, or the model you are intending to buy, is compatible with the 5G network.

How to find out if your smartphone is 5G compatible.

For those who follow what is happening in Brazil, it is not news that 5G has started to take its first steps on national territory. After the signal was purchased by telecommunication giants such as Claro, Tim, and Vivo, a few areas of the country already have coverage, and the forecast is that all Brazilian municipalities with up to 30 thousand inhabitants will have the new signal by the end of 2029.

In a simplified way, 5G works similarly to 4G, with the response time, which is considerably shorter, and the transfer speed, the great differentials of the technology. While 4G works with an average speed of 17.1 Mbps and can reach up to 100 Mbps, 5G can reach 1 to 10 Gbps, a speed that is at least 10x higher.

how to know if your cell phone has 5G

With this, the new network could be crucial not only for those who want to consume content with more quality, but also to accelerate development in the field of the internet of things, since everything will be able to stay connected, transferring data in real time with high speed.

But not everything is a party! As with the transition between 3G and 4G, devices need to come with a receiver ready for the new technology built in from the factory, which means your current smartphone may not be compatible with the network.

Check the following categories to see if your current device or the device you are planning to buy supports 5G.

How to see if your cell phone has 5G through our device chip

Anyone who is used to following the daily releases with us here at TudoCelular knows that we maintain a huge database of devices, bringing detailed information about the most different smartphones.

Checking if a device has 5G support through our chips is very simple. Check out the short walkthrough below.

  • With TudoCelular open in your browser, use the search field located at the top of the page to search for the desired device. We will look at the Poco X4 GT as an example.
  • Tap or click on the device’s name;
  • Now, slide the plug to the “network“. Here you will see whether or not the device supports 5G.
    • If there is a green checkmark, the device has the feature. If it’s a red “x”, you don’t have it. If it is a dash “-“, the manufacturer has not reported availability.

There, you learned to check if a cell phone has 5G support through our chips! Use this feature without any moderating and take advantage of the comparison function to put the devices side by side, seeing who may be the best purchase for your pocket.

  • Open the Anatel page dedicated to 5G cell phones by clicking here;
  • Now, tap on the magnifying glass icon located next to “Commercial name” and search for the desired device. If the device is in the records, it will appear in the list. As an example, we searched for realm devices.
    • You can also search by model, manufacturer, and date of issue of approval.

You learned how to check if a device is compatible with 5G through Anatel’s page! As said, this page can be a little outdated, not bringing-odily enough-some of the latest models released.

How to see if the cell phone has 5G from the manufacturer’s website

If checking compatibility through our data sheets and the Anatel website is not enough, you can try to go to the device manufacturer’s website. To do this, check out the following steps. As an example, we will search the Samsung website.

  • In a browser, open the manufacturer’s website;

  • Now, use the search to find the device you want, or browse the menus on the site to search for the device. For example, we will look for the Galaxy S22 Ultra;
  • With the device page open, click on “Specifications”.
  • Scroll down the page until you find “networks and bands”, “connections” or something similar;
  • Here, look for signs of network support.

You learned how to check if a device is compatible with 5G through the manufacturer’s website! As each brand has its own way of presenting information, the path described above is likely to have some differences.

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