Since the end of 2020, 5G has been deployed everywhere in France. To take advantage of it, all you need to do is find an area covered by the network, have a 5G plan and own a 5G smartphone. So which 5G phone to choose? Here is our selection!
Better connection even in high-traffic areas, more fluidity for surfing the internet, very high data download speeds… Since the end of 2020, 5G has been deployed everywhere in France. At Bouygues Telecom, our network is already accessible in hundreds of towns and villages. To make you benefit from it, we of course offer you 5G packages and 5G smartphones.
Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO… All major mobile phone manufacturers now offer phones compatible with the new 5G network. So to help you make your choice, here is a small selection of 10 perfect phones to allow you to take advantage of 5G without further delay. And from 479 euros to 1259 euros*, there is something for every budget. Not to mention that by choosing one of these smartphones with a Sensation 80 GB plan or more, you will benefit from a big discount on the advertised price!
Which 5G phone to choose?
Released in early 2021, the Galaxy A52 5G very quickly established itself as a mid-range star, and success has – unsurprisingly – been there. So to ride on this success, Samsung surprised its little world in August 2021, by unveiling a new “enriched” version: the Galaxy A52s. If the design does not change, the engine looks noticeably more powerful. Samsung has indeed swapped the Snapdragon 750G processor for a Snapdragon 778G, still coupled with 6 of RAM with 128 GB of storage depending on the version. Another improvement: the Galaxy A52s comes with a 25W charger (instead of 15W), for faster charging. The photo part, however, remains identical to that of the Galaxy A52, with a block of 4 sensors quite correct (including a main lens of 64 Mpx and an ultra wide-angle of 12 Mpx).
Choosing the Samsung Galaxy A52s
Take a beautiful 6.43-inch (16.3 cm diagonal) AMOLED screen refreshed at 90 Hz (guarantee of very good fluidity), a Dimensity 900 processor signed MediaTek and 5G compatible, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a triple camera with a 64 Mpx main sensor, a 4300 mAh battery and a 65W fast charger (which allows you to fully charge your mobile in just half an hour!). Add a 32 Mpx front camera for selfies, Gorilla Glass 5 glass to protect the slab, a fingerprint sensor hidden under the screen, a dual-SIM slot, NFC compatibility for contactless payment, the compatibility with WiFi 6, a jack for connecting wired headphones or earphones… Put it all together. And get the Reno6, an excellent 5G smartphone sold under the symbolic bar of 500 euros, and which confirms all the good that we can think of the Chinese brand OPPO.
Choosing the OPPO Reno 6
After the success of its P30 range in 2019, Huawei launched its P40 range in 2020, all models of which are compatible with 5G. With its 6.1-inch OLED screen (15.5 cm diagonal), its 175 grams and its frosted glass rear face, the P40 promises a pleasant grip. Equipped with the powerful Kirin 990 octuple-core processor and 8 GB of RAM, the P40 also offers great fluidity in its use. Splashproof (IP53 standard), it will be a very good ally for lovers of pretty photos, with its triple Leica Ultra Vision camera, its 50 Mpx main sensor, and its camera capable of filming in 4K at 60 frames per second. Another advantage: its 3,800 mAh battery provides very good autonomy, and its 22.5 watt SuperCharge guarantees a full recharge in just over an hour. Note, finally, that the Huawei P40 is equipped with the Android system, but that it does not integrate Google services and applications.
Choosing the Huawei P40 5G
A few months after the launch of the Galaxy S20 line, Samsung is expanding the family even further. Marketed in October 2020, the Galaxy S20 FE (for “Fan Edition”) is available in both 4G and 5G versions… and in six different colors! In short, there is something for everyone, and this is all the more true when you know that the Galaxy S20 FE is the cheapest model in the range. If the curved screen of its big brothers has disappeared, and the back is not glass but plastic, the Galaxy S20 FE has characteristics very similar to those of the Galaxy S20. The AMOLED screen is even larger (6.5 inches, or 16.5 cm diagonal), with a refresh rate of 120 Hz for perfect fluidity. The 5G version is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 processor, coupled with 6 GB of RAM for 128 GB storage. 8 megapixels (and 30x in digital zoom), and a 32 megapixel selfie camera.
Choosing the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has 256 GB of storage space, supported by 8 GB of RAM. The manufacturer relies above all on its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip (the most powerful mobile processor under Android), its “giant” 60-120 hertz Amoled panel (6.81 inches, or 17.3 cm diagonal), fast charging 55 watts , its impressive photographic module (especially its main sensor of 108 million pixels) and excellent stereo speakers. Available in black or coated in a beautiful blue and of course protected by glass Gorilla Glassits design and exemplary finish will not leave you indifferent.
Choosing the Xiaomi Mi 11
With the new iPhone 12, say hello to super-fast 5G connectivity. Beyond its 5G compatibility, the iPhone 12 brings remarkable innovations: a magnificent 6.1-inch (15.5cm diagonal) Super Retina XDR edge-to-edge screen, a Bionic A14 chip (the fastest chip to on smartphones today), a light weight of only 162 grams, Ceramic Shield technology (for 4 times greater impact resistance), an all-new dual camera with “night mode” on all devices (for beautiful photos even in low light conditions). As you will have understood, it will appeal to all fans of new technologies.
Choose the iPhone 12
Are you hesitating to fall for a foldable smartphone? Launched in August 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has something to capsize you! Unfolded, it allows you to enjoy a 6.7-inch (17 cm diagonal) Amoled screen in Full HD+ with maximum fluidity thanks to a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Folded like a flip phone, it turns into a a small square of 183 grams, very easy to slip into your pocket. Bonus: a small external screen allows you to use the device in the closed position, without having to unfold it each time. Its 5G-compatible Snapdragon 888 processor and 8 GB of RAM of course deliver excellent performance. Cherry on the cake ? While the first model of the Galaxy Z Flip cost just over 1500 euros in 2019, Samsung has lowered the price by 500 euros. And with the extra discount waiting for you if you opt for an 80 GB or higher Sensation plan, you can enjoy a little technological gem for the price of a mid-range phone!
Choosing the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
The Find X2 Pro had allowed the Chinese manufacturer to place itself a little more in the category of premium smartphones last year. In 2021, OPPO is repeating this feat with an ultra-high-end smartphone capable of holding out against other leaders in this hotly contested category. Although available in a single version (256 GB of storage space in blue or black), this excellent phone necessarily imposes itself just by reading its technical sheet: super-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12 GB of RAM, superb 120 Hertz Amoled screen… It is its photographic part that sets it apart from the competition with daring, but innovative choices: first, a lens intended for microscopic photography, equipped with LED lighting around the perimeter of the lens and able to photograph very clearly with the end touching the stitches of a fabric or the texture of a coating. The presence of the same sensor – the very good 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 – on both the main lens and the ultra wide-angle is also a first. Which makes it the best-defined ultra-wide-angle on the market.
Choosing OPPO Find X3 Pro
With the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple takes a huge leap forward and brings iPhone into a new era. Ultra-fast 5G connectivity, Bionic A14 chip (the fastest chip to date on a smartphone), new pro photo system (with ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses) and “night mode” for magnificent photos even in conditions low-light display, LiDAR scanner (for state-of-the-art augmented reality experiences), stunning 6.1-inch (15.5cm diagonal) Super Retina XDR edge-to-edge display, Ceramic Shield technology (for four times the shock resistance) … The iPhone 12 Pro will meet the expectations of the most demanding, who will be able to choose between four magnificent finishes: the all-new Pacific Blue, Graphite, Silver and Gold.
Choosing the iPhone 12 Pro
The bar was already very high with the old Galaxy S20 Ultra, but impossible is not Samsung. The S21 Ultra drives the point home with a technical sheet to put any informed techie into a trance. With its state-of-the-art, top-flight components (super-powerful Exynos 990 eight-core processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, the best super AMOLED panel on the market, five high-performance cameras ready to deal with all situations, etc.), its very successful design and its exemplary finish, you are certainly dealing with the best smartphone of the moment (or one of the very best). This extraordinary phone is available in black or gray, with a choice of 128, 256 or even 512 GB of storage space.
Price of the phone alone: 1259 euros
Choosing the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
* All the prices indicated in this article correspond to the price of the telephone purchased without subscription, and excluding any promotional discount. Prices recorded as of September 15, 2021.
- 5G is in full rollout in France, bringing an even faster and smoother internet connection to our phones, even in busy areas.
- To take advantage of the tenfold speed of 5G, it is necessary to have a 5G smartphone, a 5G plan, and to be in a place covered by the 5G network.
- Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO… To take advantage of 5G, smartphone manufacturers already offer many compatible 5G phone.
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- 1 Which 5G phone to choose?
- 2 Choosing the Samsung Galaxy A52s
- 3 Choosing the OPPO Reno 6
- 4 Choosing the Huawei P40 5G
- 5 Choosing the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- 6 Choosing the Xiaomi Mi 11
- 7 Choose the iPhone 12
- 8 Choosing the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- 9 Choosing OPPO Find X3 Pro
- 10 Choosing the iPhone 12 Pro
- 11 Choosing the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra