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Is it vital for phones bought in 2021 to have 5G?

Hi. I'm in the market for a new phone, and I was looking to buy the Huawei P30 Pro since it's going for a good price in my country at the moment, but I was wondering if I should try to look for a different phone since it doesn't feature 5G. I know that most phone/internet providers are currently establishing 5G towers in my country, but is it still too early for 5G services or will 5G be a vital thing to have on your phone within the next few couple of years? Thanks in advance:)

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If I bought a new smartphone this year, I would get 5g because by the time my 3 to 6 years of phone life is over there might actually be 5g everywhere.

    I would be reluctant to buy any thing Huawei because of the security risks.

  • 2 months ago

    It’s not essential, especially so if where you live and work has no 5G yet. 

    For the vast majority of purposes, a good 4G connection is plenty, and if you’re mostly using wifi then even 3G is adequate, although I’d still suggest 4G compatibility as a minimum.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    if you're fine with all your phone data being secretly accessed by the Chinese, yeah, buy a Huawei. 

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