How to Should you wait to buy a 5G phone
There is a lot of confusion about the global 5G rollout.Telecommunications companies like AT&T are responsible for this as they try to market their networks and devices to customers who can’t connect to the 5G network but carry the 5G mark.
In order for 5G to be meaningful to customers, companies will first need to install a new infrastructure next to their existing 4G, which was recently built. Customers will then need new phones and tablets with access to this infrastructure. This means that most of us are far from adopting the new technology we are accustomed to.
But with Samsung, HTC and Motorola marketing their upcoming 5G phones, customers wonder if 2019 will be the right time for an upgrade. If we have more speed and less latency, should we start stocking up on compatible devices so that we don’t miss out on the next great step in our wireless connection?
The answer is probably not.
The 5G cellular network will introduce mmWave technology (or “millimeter wavelength”). This technology takes advantage of a different radio frequency range in the electromagnetic spectrum than the one we use today. For example, the current 4G LTE network operating in the 450MHz to 5.9GHz 5G range will operate in the 24GHz to 90GHz range.
But there is a reason that nothing will happen during this time. According to technology writer Brendan Hess:
If you think your current wifi is annoying on a windy day it should sink your heart.
Of course, the whole point of developing this technology is to make it even better. That’s why we have to be more careful about making a commitment than we can now.
If you want to take advantage of mmWave technology, you will need to make sure that your area will have new infrastructure, your network has access to upgraded towers, and that you have purchased compatible equipment. Right now, there is a version below 5G (if you want to call it that) available that phones and tablets can use. But you won’t get real 5G speeds.
If you’re thinking of marketing the big 5G phones and we’re all going to have to pay and charge more than $ 1,000 for one device, it would be helpful if you ask your carrier about the new network features. Companies like AT&T will tell you they have 5G, but they actually only have 4G LTE amplifiers.True 5G will likely wait until 2020 (just like anyone who wants a 5G-capable iPhone).
Consumers should be mindful of the wastefulness associated with replacing phones, if they already have 4G LTE models, these will have access to new 5G subnets.
Another question to ask yourself if you are considering how much speed upgrade you really need. Are you annoyed by the latency while streaming Netflix? May be possible But it’s possible that if a few seconds of free time drive you crazy, you might have to worry about 5G when it’s not offering you the perfect service. (Because who will be served 24 hours every day)
It’s also worth keeping in mind how long you rely on battery life so you don’t have to be connected to electricity all day. We don’t know for sure yet. But many expect the increasing pressure and bigger chips that 5G networks need could make their batteries smaller and less efficient. Of course, phone marketers have made their promise of a month-long battery life.
Phone bills are not the only financial factor. As you can stream more data for a longer time and at higher speeds, you’re more likely to do so and can combine your phone bill depending on your plan. Most likely, the cost of the new infrastructure will be passed on to consumers, whether we use it or not, perhaps everyone is expecting their costs to rise.
Finally, you don’t get all the information from people trying to sell 5G services and related devices. What will they tell you As far as we know, there is likely to be a signal problem with the new 5G spectrum that will work. That means the upgraded phone you buy should have multiple internal antennas – unless you like the ’90s look of yourself wandering around in search of the best phone signal.
At the end of the day, unless you are on the cutting edge of things, it is wise not to be a beta tester of this new technology. It goes through a lot of setup pain and early adopters get a frustrating front row seat for the show. A smart consumer will wait at least another year.
AT&T plans to fool customers into thinking they are using 5G by creating a small logo called “5G E” on their phones next year. However, these are updated with 4G LTE technology. The little E in the logo stands for “evolution”. However, this trick will fool users who are likely to ignore the “E” into thinking that they are getting it. 5G service report from FierceWireless Confirm this news
AT&T announced 5G development in October 2017, that’s the name they assigned their 4G LTE evolution to subtly advertise as 5G by no means right. However, they have now confirmed that they will continue with this plan.There will be a 5G E logo on all 4G LTE advanced phones starting next year, all LTE Advanced phones will have a fake 5G logo that will make matters worse, AT&T has called. Real 5G technology (future) that “5G +” does not mean what it means.
Unfortunately, AT&T pulled this trick before when cell phone companies switched from 3G to 4G, called speed-boosting 3G and HSPA +, and people thought they were getting the latest technology when using their HSPA + phones. Get the 4G logo even if the phone is upgraded to 3G.