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Is it Worth buying Cheap 5G Phones in India?

Is It Worth Buying Cheap 5G Phones In India?
Cheap 5G Phones?

5G is yet to make its debut in India and no one knows when 5G will roll out all over India. Even if recent reports are right and if we get 5G on 15 August 2021, it will still be only available in big cities.

Also, 5G won’t be as cheap as 4G because we already know, Vodafone-Idea is about exit from India and after that we only have Reliance Jio and Airtel.

Now, Airtel has lots of Debt, I mean, a lot while Reliance Jio is a Debt-free company. This means we will get the first commercial 5G from Jio and then from Airtel.

Going by the data, 5G will roll out all over India by 2024 or later. Having said that, let me share some data, so you can get a clear idea, whether Cheap 5G phones are worth buying?

NetworkDeployed Globally Deployed in INDIA
2G19911995
3G19982008
4G20082015
5G2019?

As you can see, 2G took 4 years to come to India while 4G took 7 years. Now, what do you think, how much time does 5G will take?

Back then we didn’t have COVID-19 and now we have that, so we need to count that too. Now, you read the data, so let answer the question?

Is It Worth Buying Cheap 5G Phones In India?

Is It Worth Buying Cheap 5G Phones In India 01

No, cheap or budget 5G phones are not worth buying in India because they don’t provide value. Most of the cheap 5G phones has the bad camera, worst build quality, decent chipset, and they miss out on fast charging too. Overall, it’s better to go with the best 4G phone rather than just a 5G phone.

Now, let me show you the cheapest 5G phones in India along with the 4G phone at the same price tag.

SpecsGalaxy A22 5GOPPO A53s 5GRedmi Note 10 Pro 4G
Display6.60 TFT HD Display 6.52 LCD HD Display 6.67 AMOLED FHD+
120Hz Display
OSAndroid 11, One UI Core 3.1Android 11, ColorOS 11.1Android 11 – MIUI 12
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Cameras48MP+5MP+2MP Rear
8MP Front
13MP+2MP+2MP Rear
8MP Front
64MP+8MP+5MP Rear
16MP Front
Battery5,000 mAh battery (15W) 5,000 mAh battery (10W) 5,020 mAh Battery (33W)
5G BandsN1(2100),
N3(1800),
N5(850),
N7(2600),
N8(900),
N20(800),
N28(700),
N38(2600),
N40(2300),
N41(2500),
N78(3500),
N79(4500).
B3_n41
B39_n41
B1_n78
B3_n78
B5_n78
B8_n78
B1_n77
B3_n77
B1_n41
B5_n77
B8_n77
B40_n77
B40_n78
No 5G
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Related: Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 in INDIA

As you can see, when a phone has 5G, companies try to compromise in chipset, cameras, build, fast charging, and display quality.

As of 2021 or even 2022, it is better to buy the best smartphone under Rs 20,000 whether it has 5G or not?

Only for 5G, you can’t compromise on performance, cameras, display, fast charging and more.

In short, if your budget is about 20k and you want to buy a new smartphone, then go with the best 4G phone rather than a 5G phone.

Also, most of the budget phones under 20k only has one or two 5G bands and those phones who have more than two 5G bands, lose out on lots of features.

That was it, if you have any other questions or are confused about the 5G network then do let me know in the comment box, I would love to help you out.

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  1. aryan

    August 17, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Mobile companies increase their promotion to retain their customers, by reducing the mobile price and showing their features. But his camera does not show the picture quality that he shows to the customers through his promotions.

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