What you need to know about 5G phones.

5G networks¹ are officially here, and they’re expanding across the nation. You might be wondering what this means for your devices and whether you’ll be able to stream while talking to friends. Having a 5G-compatible phone will help you take advantage of an improved network when it becomes available in your area.

What is 5G? 

For everyday consumers, 5G can mean a superior phone experience; one that enables high-quality gaming (with the possibility of real-time, multiplayer mobile gaming), the downloading of high-res movies within seconds (rather than minutes), and improved connectivity.  

5G phones and compatibility. 

The big question on your mind might be, “Is my phone 5G-compatible?” The answer depends on your device. Many modern devices are now being built with 5G capability. From the Samsung Galaxy S22 family to the Apple iPhone 13 series (and more), there are a wide range of 5G phones now available — with more being released every year. 

If you’re holding off on purchasing a new phone, you can still operate your 4G LTE capable phone on 4G. If you’re interested in taking the next step into the world of 5G phones, check out the latest deals on our most popular models:

Verizon, now with the coverage of 5G and the unprecedented performance of 5G Ultra Wideband.¹

¹ 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G available in 2700+ cities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Many modern phones released in 2020 or later are 5G capable, but you should always verify before purchasing. Browse our selection of 5G phones here.

5G is the next generation of network connectivity that allows you to download your favorite shows faster, surf the web, and do more faster. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is available in select areas. 5G is available in 2700+ cities.

4G phones will work on 4G LTE networks, not 5G. To learn more about 4G LTE vs 5G, visit our network news center.

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