You’ve probably heard of this several times, but there’s no escaping the need for 5G with its ultrafast speeds that open limitless possibilities for larger-than-life digital experiences.
In the Philippines, Smart has been leading the 5G revolution with its aggressive rollout of the country’s fastest and widest 5G network. To date, Smart has over 4,099 5G sites in over 3,300 locations nationwide. Moreover, no less than Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has recognized Smart as the fastest 5G network in the country for the first half of 2021 and reported that Android and iOS devices work fastest on the Smart 5G network.
If you live or spend a lot of time in a location covered by Smart 5G, it makes perfect sense to take the leap and upgrade to a Smart 5G-certified smartphone, a device that is compatible with the Smart 5G network. This way, you can level up your digital experiences with blazing-fast speeds – whether it’s for high-speed file-sharing at work, business, or school, seamless streaming of ultra-HD movies for entertainment, or immersive lag-free gaming at your free time, among other online activities.
Ready to make the 5G shift? Below are just some devices that are compatible with any Smart Prepaid 5G-ready SIM or available with Smart Signature 5G Plans, which come with generous data allocations so you’re able to make the most of ultrafast connectivity. Smart customers can also take advantage of the groundbreaking Unli 5G Data offers on the GigaLife App for non-stop 5G access without speed or bandwidth restrictions.
Entry-level phones (ranges from P8,500 – P12,500)
1. Redmi Note 10 5G
Want to get into smartphone photography but don’t have the budget for the top flagship devices with amazing camera setups? The Redmi Note 10 5G is for you. Not only does it have 5G connectivity on a budget, but its quad-camera setup with a powerhouse 108 MP wide-angle lens in an entry-level price makes crisp, high-quality mobile photography accessible to everyone.
2. Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Ideal for power users who need something that will last them all day, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G packs a large and smooth 6.6-inch screen and a long-lasting 5000mAh lithium-ion battery that supports fast-charging, all on top of 5G connectivity and on a budget. The camera is also no slouch as it contains a three-camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle lens that’s good enough for content creation.
3. realme 8 5G
realme’s entry-level offering, the realme 8 5G, makes it the best for mobile gamers, as its Dimensity 700 5G Processor and up to 1TB expandable memory makes sure you have enough power to run your favorite mobile games without lag thanks to 5G connectivity. It also has a capable tri-camera setup on the rear and a solid-quality 16MP selfie camera.
4. OPPO A74 5G
For certified goal-slayers who need a phone that can be trusted to keep up with them, the OPPO A74 5G packs power with a Qualcomm 5G SoC octa-core processor and 6 GB of RAM that can handle all the apps you need to work and last you all day with its 5000mAh mega battery that supports 18W fast charging, all at an affordable price.
Mid-range phones (ranges from P19,999 – P23,999)
1. Samsung A52 5G
People who need a mid-range 5G device that’s worth the price can’t go wrong with the Samsung A52 5G, which has an octa-core processor that can handle every app. It’s got a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen that displays dazzling colors and images, and it’s for content creation on a bit of a budget with a full-featured quad-camera setup featuring a 64MP wide-angle lens and 4K video recording capability.
2. vivo V21 5G
Love selfies? The vivo V21 5G is for you. Other than cutting-edge 5G connectivity, the vivo V21 5G is ideal for selfie enthusiasts with its 44MP OIS ultra definition front camera that can also capture 4K video, and front spotlights that help illuminate your stunning selfies in low-light conditions.
3. OPPO Reno 6 Z 5G
Users who want a phone that can make their photos and videos look good can spring for the OPPO Reno 6 Z 5G. Its tri-camera rear setup also with a powerful 64MP wide-angle lens is reinforced with its camera app’s robust portrait beautification modes, which make for better pictures that you can upload and share in no time with 5G data. It also runs on an octa-core 5G SoC processor that can power your productivity and keep up with you.
Flagship phones (ranges from P43,990 – P95,990)
1. iPhone 12 Series (iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max)
The most iconic smartphone is at its best yet in its 12th generation. Whether you’re a power user or someone who either casually or professionally creates content, you can’t go wrong with the iPhone 12 series. All iPhone 12 models, from the mini to the Pro Max, guarantee you top performance thanks to the A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip in a smartphone, which is a great combo with 5G connectivity. All models also come with a high-definition Super Retina XDR display, and all its camera setups allow for high-quality photography and 4K video recording up to 60fps.
2. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 5G
On-the-go goal-slayers will absolutely love the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Flip3 5G, which innovate the smartphone experience with a foldable AMOLED screen that can be used in Flex mode, allowing you to prop the phone and its two screens up in any angle and multi-task with split-screen apps. The Z Fold3 can also be used with the Samsung S Pen, giving you better productivity and note-taking capabilities on the go—all while packing 5G connectivity.
Get your Smart 5G-certified device now on the Smart Online Store or by booking an appointment to the nearest Smart Store at https://smart.com.ph/Pages/stay-smart/?#reopen.
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