Complete guide to 5G
On this page we've gathered together the best 5G deals around. We've looked at a selection of the best 5G deals using our easy-to-use and constantly updated widgets.
Then we've shown you a selection of the best deals for each of the key 5G handsets. These deals will constantly change, so do check beck if you can't find what you want.
Also expect both the structure and cost of deals to change as we move into 2020, due to various factors - wider network rollout, increased interest in 5G from consumers and businesses and even the fallout from Brexit if you live in the UK.
We'll also see a lot more 5G devices debut early next year, too, so that will again change things.
What to look for when comparing 5G deals
- Look for 5G, not 4G - When you're looking for a 5G mobile deal you do need to be careful at the moment - while a lot of networks say that 5G is available at no extra cost, they may put you on a 4G tariff (especially if they're offering 5G phones yet don't yet have a 5G network fully launched). Essentially, you should check when signing up for a 5G phone that it will work on 5G networks by default (some networks appear to be saying you need to change your SIM when this time comes).
- Data - Unless you are planning to use mobile data sparingly, you need to have unlimited data with 5G deals. Our experiences with 5G so far indicate that being connected to a 5G network can eat through data fairly rapidly.
- Upfront cost - Deals on 5G devices remain expensive and you may be better off paying more upfront for a phone or buying one outright - check out the prices below.
- Explore cheaper alternatives - Unless you're keen to have a phone from a particular brand, shop around. The price differences between networks are quite sizeable.
What to look for in a 5G phone
- Are they actually 5G? - This sounds ridiculous, but many 2019 phones are not 5G. So make sure you're not being duped into choosing a 4G phone.
- Physical size - Many 5G phones are large, due to the amount of cooling needed but also because of the trend for bigger phones at the premium end of the market. If you want a smaller 5G phone you'll need to wait.
- Only the features you need - 5G phones are mostly quite expensive, so it's important to choose one that actually suits your needs rather than going for the best one on a super-expensive deal.
Top 5G phone deals
Here we've suggested the top deals for each of the key 5G handsets currently on the market and we're adding more as big-name 5G phones continue to roll out. Check back as these deals will change regularly.