Courtney Allan


The new 5G smartphones causing headaches for Apple

The new 5G smartphones causing headaches for Apple

Telstra has recently launched a 5G network within Australia, which means that Samsung, LG and Oppo have also released their first devices that are capable of handling the new network speeds.

As these brands are all Android phones, Apple should be worried about their market share in Australia as Aussies will want a phone that can handle the faster speeds.

Here are the top three competitors.

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The S10 5G Samsung device has the largest screen out of the three 5G phones on offer, measuring at 17cms. There are four cameras on the back of the device and two on the front, as well as the device offering a 3D depth feature.

The 3D depth feature allows more immersive photography and the two cameras on the front mean that there’s a wider angle for you to get selfies with your grandkids.

The phone also offers a headphone jack, reverse wireless charging and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.


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2. LG V50 THINQ 5G

LG has shaken up the growing trend of newer smartphones coming with a clear case and has added a new case that snaps onto the back of the V50 ThinQ 5G that also contains a front cover with a built in touch-screen.

You’re essentially getting two smartphones in one as the dual screen offered allows you to multitask while on the go.

The dual screen is not compatible for all applications. The LG V50 offers three cameras on the back and there are two cameras on the front, which seems to be a growing trend in the smartphone market. 

However, you have to open the cover each time to take a photo using the front cameras, which might make you want to remove the dual screen entirely, according to

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Oppo Reno 5G is the cheapest of all three smartphones on offer. The phone offers a 16.7cm display and the screen is edge-to-edge.

Oppo also offer an invisible front facing 16megapixel camera that pops out of the phone when activated. 

There are three cameras on the rear of the phone that include a 48-megapixel lens with a 10x hybrid zoom.

The phone comes with 256g of on-board storage, but it lacks water resistance and wireless charging. 


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