EE Community Support Team

Is your smartphone smart enough for 5G?

Take a look at these brand new 5G phones – ready to get on EE.



Here at EE we are buzzing with excitement about 5G. We’ll be able to search at the speed of thought, play multi-player games in real-time with no lag, and download all sorts of things in seconds. But first we need to get a 5G enabled phone to access the 5G network, so I’ve been researching all the options, and here’s what I found out.


Impressive all-rounder – OnePlus 7 Pro 5G


5G_devices_OnePlus_7_Pro_5G_1x1_680x680.jpgOnePlus 7 Pro 5G


If you want to be one of the first on the 5G network, you’ll want the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. Not only is it the first 5G available on EE, it ticks all the boxes too. Charge it up in 20 minutes with Warp Charge, and you’re ready to make the most of its intelligent triple camera that adapts to your location and time of day. The 6.67” Fluid AMOLED display, is bright, accurate and super smooth with a 90Hz refresh rate. This gives you an extraordinary visual experience – perfect for augmented and virtual reality with immersive animations and vibrant colours.


Other things to note:


  • Massive 256GB memory
  • Available in Nebula Blue
  • Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Exclusive to EE


Buy your OnePlus 7 Pro 5G now >



One for photographers – Samsung Galaxy S10 5G


5G_devices_Samsung_GS10_5G_1x1_680x680.jpgSamsung Galaxy S10 5G


If you like taking the occasional thousand photos, then get a load of the six (yes six) cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. There’s four on the back including wide and ultra-wide angle lenses, and two on the front just for selfies. Create very impressive movie-like effects with the ToF cameras and then watch it all back on the 6.7” cinematic display. And with a whopping 256GB storage, you’ll never run out of somewhere to keep all your home movies.


Other things to note:


  • Immersive life-like VR/AR – no controller needed
  • Works with the Quick Measure app to accurately measure objects and distances
  • Massive 256GB memory
  • Instant live gaming without installation
  • 25W wired superfast charging
  • Available in Crown Silver and Majestic Black


Buy your Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now >


The newcomer – OPPO Reno 5G


5G_devices_Oppo_Reno_5G_1x1_680x680.jpgOPPO Reno 5G


You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard of OPPO in the UK yet, but if you like high-end specs at competitive prices, then you’re going to love them. The OPPO Reno 5G is a very good-looking device, its edge-to-edge display boasts practically no borders and no notches for the selfie camera – this is hidden away in a revolutionary pop-up shark fin pivot camera. There’s also Ultra Night Mode 2.0, for superior low-light photography, and a combo of super wide-angle lens and periscopic sensor allow for crisp 10X Hybrid Zoom shots. What’s more, there’s a mighty Snapdragon 855 processor that ensures no lag when you’re getting your game on.


Other things to note:


  • Fast charging and all-day battery
  • Massive 256GB memory
  • 64bit octa-core processor
  • Exclusive on EE in the UK
  • Available in Ocean Green


Buy your Oppo Reno 5G now >


The dark horse – LG V50 ThinQ

5G_LG_social_680x680_1x1.jpgLG V50 ThinQ


LG have created the ultimate multi-tasking device with the option to add a second screen to their 5G phone. With the LG Dual Screen attached you can get more done at once, whether that's with a controller for your online mobile games, a virtual keyboard to type emails or be able to watch videos and shop at the same time. You can capture and share images quickly and easily, create a joystick game station, use your camera in incredible triple view and create a dual keyboard.

With a classic black design, what looks like just a normal phone is actually a toy box packed with all things 5G-ready. Its 6.4” display is almost all-screen, so makes for a fantastic gaming and entertainment device. Especially as the LG OLED Fullvision Display gives incredibly vibrant colour and striking clarity. Plus with five cameras (three at the rear, two at the front) to create stunning, cinematic content you'll want to share instantly, this phone really does have it all.


Other things to note:


  • Rich, ultra-realistic gaming graphics
  • Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Available in Astro Black


Buy your LG V50 ThinQ now >



Excited to get a new 5G phone? Tell us which one you’ve got your eye on below…

by Pepe060687
New Member

Re: Is your smartphone smart enough for 5G?

I have a foreign phone with a 5G BANDS TDD Sub6 N78 (3500). Does this work with 5g on ee in the UK?

EE Community Support Team

Re: Is your smartphone smart enough for 5G?

Hi @Pepe060687 


You'll need a 5G enabled phone, SIM and a 5G plan. 


We can't guarantee that a phone purchased outside of the UK will work on our network.



by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: Is your smartphone smart enough for 5G?

EE's 5G network is N78, yes. However, some phones have very specific restrictions that means there is no way of guaranteeing unfortunately. 

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