Smart has been aggressively rolling out its 5G network. To date, the telco has over 4,099 5G sites in over 3,300 locations nationwide.
Among its 5G-related accolades, Smart has been recognized by internet testing and analysis company Ookla as the fastest 5G network in the Philippines for the first half of 2021. The same reports Android and iOS devices work fastest on the Smart 5G network as well.
With more areas covered by Smart 5G, so do the clamor for 5G certified phones. And if you’re ready to make the jump, below are just some devices that are compatible with any Smart Prepaid 5G-ready SIM or available with Smart Signature 5G Plans.
Entry-level phones (Php 8,500 – Php 12,500)
- Redmi Note 10 5G
The Redmi Note 10 5G offers 5G connectivity on a budget. It has a quad-camera setup with a 108 MP wide-angle lens with an entry-level price tag.
- Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G packs a large 6.6-inch screen and a long-lasting 5000mAh battery that supports fast-charging, all on top of 5G connectivity and on a budget. The phone has a three-camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle lens that’s good enough for content creation.
- realme 8 5G
realme’s entry-level offering, the realme 8 5G, makes it the best for mobile gamers with a Dimensity 700 5G processor and up to 1TB expandable memory. It also has a capable tri-camera setup on the rear and a solid-quality 16MP selfie camera.
- OPPO A74 5G
The OPPO A74 5G packs a Qualcomm 5G SoC octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM that can handle all the apps you need to work. Tts 5000mAh battery lasts a whole daty and supports 18W fast charging, all at an affordable price.
Mid-range phones (Php 19,999 – Php 23,999)
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
People who need a mid-range 5G device that’s worth the price can’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, which has an octa-core processor that can handle every app. It’s got a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen and a full-featured quad-camera setup featuring a 64MP wide-angle lens and 4K video recording.
- vivo V21 5G
The vivo V21 5G is ideal for selfie enthusiasts with a 44MP OIS ultra definition front camera that can also capture 4K video, and front spotlights that help in low-light conditions.
- OPPO Reno 6 Z 5G
The OPPO Reno 6 Z 5G has a tri-camera rear setup with a powerful 64MP wide-angle lens. It also runs on an octa-core 5G SoC processor that can keep up with various productivity tasks.
Flagship phones (Php 43,990 – Php 95,990)
- iPhone 12 Series (iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max)
The most iconic smartphone is at its best 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.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 5G
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Flip3 5G 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.
You can get Smart 5G-certified devices on the Smart Online Store or by booking an appointment at the nearest Smart Store at https://smart.com.ph/Pages/stay-smart/?#reopen.