5G wireless connectivity offers extremely fast browsing and download speeds. Some phones support 5G and are known as being ‘5G-ready’, but you may not know if your device is compatible.
With our helpful guide and a few easy steps, you can quickly see if your phone supports 5G. If you are keen to buy a compatible handset, our collection of 5G contract deals will get you connected in no time.
How do I know if my phone is 5G-ready?
Check 5G compatibility on Android
You can see if your Android phone is 5G-ready within the ‘Settings’ menu:
- Go to the ‘Settings’ section of your device
- Select the ‘Network’ menu (this will be called ‘Connections’ on some phones e.g., Samsung)
- Tap ‘Mobile Networks’ to see a list of networks your phone supports
If you see 5G in this list, you are good to go.
Check 5G compatibility on iPhone
Similar steps can be followed to check if your iPhone supports 5G:
- Tap ‘Settings’
- Go to ‘Cellular’, then ‘Cellular Data Options’ and ‘Mobile Data’
- Select ‘Mobile Data Options’. Your phone’s supported networks will be visible
Other ways to check 5G compatibility
Use a speed test app
A speed test app is another quick way to see if your phone is 5G-ready. Many can be downloaded on iOS and Android, such as Opensignal or Speedtest.
These apps will let you check your mobile network speed, based on what networks your phone is compatible with. If your phone is not 5G-ready, it won’t be an option for you to test.
Check the specs
Your phone’s official specifications will also state if 5G is supported. These can be found on the box your phone came in, or by searching for its product page on the manufacturer’s website.
5G’s excellent speeds can be used to download videos, games, and apps extremely quickly. This can mean your storage space fills up just as fast. Our mobile experts will help you find out how much storage you may need, based on the particular uses of your phone.