Skip to main content



From phones and computers, to smart homes, IoT, and autonomous cars — this is how 5G will impact our world.

Super-fast phone data speeds. Self-driving cars. Smarter homes. Streaming movies, music, and games with zero lag. These are just a some of the new and improved technologies we can expect to see in our lives in the near future, and tying them all together is a next-generation network known as 5G. As with 4G and 3G before it, 5G will deliver faster speeds for all of our devices, but that’s just one part of the story. 5G will allow our devices and services — the Internet of Things, or IOT — to interconnect seamlessly. Things that were once complex to operate and manage, like autonomous cars, drones, and the smart home, will become easier to use and manage at a massive scale. Here’s everything you need to know about 5G.

cricket switcher credit rsz 1cricket store  side view

Best Cricket phone deals: Get an iPhone 11 for free and more

Score some major discounts and even a free phone with these deals currently taking place at Cricket Wireless.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

T-Mobile’s huge lead in 5G speeds isn’t going anywhere

TCL 20 Pro 5G's screen.

Prime Day deals slash the price of this Android phone to just $200

Cell phone tower shooting off pink beams with a 5G logo next to it.

The 5G speed race is over and T-Mobile has won

The screens on the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Best Samsung phone deals: Save on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 4

Moto G Stylus 5G 2023 with stylus popped out.

Steve Jobs was wrong. Having a stylus for your phone is great

The Moto G 5G laying on a table.

Moto G 5G (2023) review: far too little for far too much

Someone holding the OnePlus Nord N30 5G outside.

OnePlus Nord N30 5G review: the best $300 smartphone in 2023?

OnePlus Nord N30 5G rear face.

New OnePlus budget phone comes packing 2 super-rare features

verizon myplan unlimited plans huge overhaul news skateboarder logo

Your Verizon plan just got a major overhaul — here’s what’s new

OnePlus Pad with official Stylo pencil stylus on a wooden table.

Don’t buy the Pixel Tablet; get this cheaper Android tablet instead

Netgear M6 Pro Mobile Hotspot.

Netgear’s new M6 Pro router lets you use fast 5G anywhere you go

Verizon store front displays the 5G network in NYC.

Live in a rural area? Verizon 5G is about to get better for you

Verizon plans to expand its faster 5G Ultra Wideband network beyond urban centers later this year, helping to drive up performance for folks in rural areas.
The T-Mobile logo on a smartphone.

T-Mobile’s newest plans are exciting for new (and old) customers

T-Mobile is making it even easier to free your phone from the shackles of long-term contracts while saving you more money in the process.
Woman holding up smartphone with speed test results on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network.

T-Mobile’s 5G is still unmatched — but have speeds plateaued?

Ookla's latest market analysis reveals the fastest carriers, states, and cities across the U.S. —  but have we reached the peak?
T-Mobile 5G nationwide network advertisement.

T-Mobile customers will get free MLB.TV through 2028

T-Mobile customers will get MLB.TV for free through 2028, thanks to a new partnership with Major League Baseball.
Samsung Galaxy S23 cameras against greenery

Here’s how fast 5G on your Samsung Galaxy S23 really is

If you’ve been on the fence about picking up one of the latest Galaxy S23 phones, some new research from Ookla may help tip the scales in Samsung’s favor.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G in a bush showing off the back of phone

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G review: a $200 phone shouldn’t be this good

In the market for a new phone and can't spend more than $200? The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is a fantastic option that you should seriously consider.
Woman holding up smartphone with speed test results on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network.

What is 5G UW? The real meaning behind the icon on your phone

If you have a 5G smartphone, chances are you've seen a 5G UW icon on your screen. Here's what that (and the Ultra Wideband tech behind it) really mean.
The 5G UW icon on the Samsung Galaxy S23.

What is 5G? Speeds, coverage, comparisons, and more

It has been years in the making, but 5G has finally become a reality. Coverage has been expanding rapidly in the U.S. Here's everything you need to know.
5G logo on the Motorola Edge (2022).

What is 5G UC? Here’s what that icon on your phone really means

If you're a T-Mobile customer with a 5G phone, you've probably seen the 5G UC icon in your status bar. Here's what it means.
The Nokia G60 5G laid face down on a lapdesk.

Nokia G60 5G review: a strong, but flawed, budget phone

HMD Global has made another play for the budget smartphone market, but is the new Nokia G60 5G good enough?
Qualcomm Snapdragon X75.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 ushers in the next era of 5G connectivity

Qualcomm has taken the next big step into a more connected world with the Snapdragon X75, the first 5G Advanced modem chip that will power next-gen smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X35.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X35 will bring 5G to your next smartwatch

Qualcomm is delivering 5G to a whole new class of mobile devices with the Snapdragon X35, a new chip that bridges the gap between smartphones and IoT devices
T-Mobile smartphone.

Here’s another big reason why T-Mobile 5G dominates AT&T and Verizon

You're much more likely to get 5G coverage on T-Mobile than on any other carrier
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G in four different colors.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G waterproof?

Samsung's Galaxy A14 5G is the company's latest budget smartphone, but can it handle your everyday adventures?
The T-Mobile logo on a smartphone.

T-Mobile is leaving AT&T and Verizon in the 5G dust

Ookla's latest market research report shows that T-Mobile is pulling even farther ahead in the 5G race.
Samsung Galaxy A14 in hand.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G have a headphone jack?

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is a solid budget smartphone that's been fitted with a lot of great features. Does that extend to a 3.5mm headphone jack?
Samsung Galaxy A14 in hand.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G have wireless charging?

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G packs plenty of specs at a low price. But does that spec sheet include wireless charging? Here's what you should know.
thinkphone by motorola news announce ces 2023

The best smartphones at CES 2023

While you shouldn't expect dozens of new phones at CES, there are a few new releases, and some are quite exciting. Here are the new phones at CES 2023.
Razer's Edge 5G gaming device sitting on a table.

CES 2023: Razer Edge 5G is an impressive (and misguided) gaming handheld

We went hands-on with the Razer Edge at CES 2023, and found that it's an in impressive 5G cloud gaming handheld that still feels redundant.
The Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 24.5-inch gaming monitor against a white background.

Lenovo is having a surprise gaming monitor sale today

Lenovo is having a surprise sale on gaming monitors, dropping prices of several monitors into the range of some of the best gaming monitor deals we've seen.
Samsung announces the Galaxy A14 5G at CES 2023.

CES 2023: Samsung’s new Galaxy A14 looks like a killer $200 Android deal

One of Samsung's best-selling phones gets a new model the week of CES 2023 -- and it'll cost just $200.
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

I don’t want to see 5G on any phone in 2023

That's it, I've had enough of 5G. It's time for phone makers to get rid of it, and go back to telling us about 4G. Think I've gone mad? Here's what I mean.