Best Budget 5G Smartphones of 2022

5G smartphones 2019

Up until recently, only premium smartphones supported the 5G technology. But that seems to be changing. We are now seeing more and more OEMs rolling out budget smartphones that support 5G. This can be attributed to Qualcomm’s and other chipmakers’ efforts to pack 5G modems in mid-range chips. This has given smartphone manufacturers the opportunity to put 5G on their mid-range smartphone options. With this, the year 2022 will see the introduction of even more 5G-supported smartphones, budget-friendly 5G smartphones.

5G technology brings with it a lot of benefits and possibilities including internet speeds up to 10 times faster than median 4G LTE. To fully understand the 5G technology; what it is, why it is important, its benefits, etc, you should read this.

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In this article, we will be looking at some of the best budget 5G smartphones of 2022 including smartphones from Realme, Vivo, Samsung, and Infinix.

5G Smartphones of 2022

vivo v23 5G

vivo V23 5G to Launch

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo V23 5G, the company’s first attempt at a 5G smartphone. While its support for 5G technology is the highlight of this smartphone, it comes with some other notable features including the MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor – the reason this device could support 5G technology in the first place. You also get a triple camera array with a 64MP night camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera, and a 2MP super macro camera. Furthermore, you get a 50MP AF Portrait Selfie feature and 8MP super-wide-angle dual selfie camera.

Read More: Vivo set to Launch its First 5G Phone in Kenya, Vivo V23 5G

Realme GT2 Pro

5G Smartphones 2022

Alongside it’s support for 5G technology, the Realme GT2 Pro comes with an impressive display: a massive 6.7-inch display with a 1440 x 3216 LTPO AMOLED screen, and a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, the Realme GT2 Pro is powered by the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset which is 20% faster than what we’re used to with the Snapdragon 888 chipset on premium devices over a year ago. There’s also the triple camera setup (50-megapixel main sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a microscope sensor with a 40x zoom capability), and a 5000mAh battery to keep it going.

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Xiaomi 12 Pro

5G Smartphones 2022

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is one of the most affordable feature-packed 5G smartphones you’ll find in 2022. This device is a 6.7-inch WQHD+, 3200 x 1440p display, and it is powered by Android 12, with Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 slapped on it. It also features a massive 50-megapixel triple camera setup, up to 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage (non-expandable), and of course, it is 5G-enabled.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Just weeks ago, Samsung released the Galaxy A53 5G alongside other smartphones in the “A” series. First off, the Galaxy A53 comes with a premium look and feel to it. It also features a 6.5-inch display, Super AMOLED + Full HD, measures 159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm, and weighs 189g. Furthermore, there’s the quad-camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 5-megapixel depth lens, and a 5-megapixel macro lens.

Read More: Samsung Unveils the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G

The Galaxy A33 5G was launched alongside the Galaxy A53 5G, and they both look identical – featuring protruding rear camera bumps with quad-camera sensors mounted on them. The Galaxy A33 5G comes with support for 5G and features other high-end specs like Android 12, 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB internal storage, and a quad-camera setup of a 48-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel depth lens, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. It also features a 13-megapixel water-drop camera upfront.

Related Article: Samsung Unveils the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G

Infinix Zero 5G

5G Smartphones 2022

You can always expect Infinix to give high-end features on a budget. The Infinix Zero 5G is powered by the 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, supported by 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot to expand your storage up to 256GB. There’s also the 5,000mAh battery that keeps you going for more than a day. Furthermore, it comes with support for 33W fast charging technology.

Related Article: Infinix Zero 5G Unveiled in Nigeria: Specs, Price and Availability


Just as we mentioned earlier, we expect to see even more smartphone brands like Tecno, OPPO, Huawei, etc, release 5G-enabled smartphones. That said, do you own a 5G-enabled smartphone? What’s the experience like? Tell us in the comment section below.

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