O 5G it is not yet widely available in Brazil, but several manufacturers have already anticipated and launched smartphones compatible with the fifth generation of mobile networks, offering consumers more expensive models and others that are more affordable. Below I will show you 12 cell phones with 5G to buy in Brazil in 2021.
Apple bet on 5G in 2020 with the arrival of the iPhone 12 line. Since then, all smartphones launched by the brand support this technology.
iPhone 12 Mini
The iPhone 12 Mini is a compact smartphone. The Super Retina XDR OLED screen is just 5.4 inches, but it delivers support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision technology. The A14 Bionic processor ensures optimal performance in any task, while dual cameras record photos with almost non-existent noise, excellent sharpness and vivid colors. On the other hand, the 2227 mAh battery can let you down if you’re not careful. In addition to 5G, this model features water resistance (IP68).
iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the best 5G cell phones from Apple. With a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, this model features the A15 Bionic processor and versions of up to 1 TB of storage. Triple rear cameras capture images with a great level of detail and contrast. The 4.373 mAh battery has a good autonomy, but like the iPhone 12 Mini, the company does not ship a charger. Fortunately, there is water resistance (IP68) and Apple Pay support.
The Taiwanese manufacturer also sells models with 5G support, both for the “common” audience and for those consumer gamers who like to spend hours playing on their cell phone.
The Zenfone 8 is the compact version of the Zenfone 8 Flip. The Super AMOLED screen measures 5.9 inches with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Despite it being a smaller version, Asus didn’t skimp and inserted a Snapdragon 888 processor, Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line chipset. There are two cameras on the rear, with the main one being able to shoot up to 8K. The 4,000 mAh battery isn’t that big, but overall it provides a satisfactory runtime. This device also features Wi-Fi 6 and water resistance (IP68).
ROG Phone 5s Pro
The ROG Phone 5s Pro is a smartphone gamer. Its AMOLED screen measures 6.78 inches with HDR10+ and 144 Hz refresh rate. The embedded processor is the Snapdragon 888+, which combined with an incredible 18 GB of RAM, guarantees excellent performance in heavy games. Triple cameras can take more wide-angle shots and subjects. The 6,000 mAh battery supports 65W fast charging. NFC, Wi-Fi 6 and stereo sound are other features of the device.
Motorola has launched a series of 5G smartphones in Brazil, starting with the most affordable models in the Moto G family and going through to the most expensive in the Edge line.
Moto G50 5G
In addition to supporting the fifth generation of mobile networks, the Moto G50 5G bets on a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate. It also features a Dimensity 700 processor, which despite providing a good performance in use daily, it has some crashes in heavy games. Triple cameras deliver decent images, with good sharpness and controlled exposure. The 5,000 mAh battery isn’t the largest available, but it still manages to keep the phone turned on for a whole day.
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is a high-end cell phone. The device’s P-OLED screen measures 6.7 inches with HDR10+ and 144 Hz refresh rate. Combined with 12 GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 870 processor guarantees a more than satisfactory performance, both in daily use and in heavy games. When light conditions help, triple cameras capture photos with wide dynamic range and excellent definition. The 4,500 mAh battery has a good autonomy and the manufacturer sends a 30W charger.
Realme recently arrived in Brazil. However, to consolidate its share and attract consumers, the Chinese manufacturer, which is one of Xiaomi’s biggest competitors, already has some 5G cell phones available to the public.
Realme 8 5G
The Realme 8 5G, which falls into the mid-range category, has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with strong brightness and 90 Hz refresh rate. The Dimensity 700 processor isn’t MediaTek’s most powerful, but it can run most of apps and even heavy games without choke. There are three cameras at the rear, with the main sensor recording photos with satisfying clarity and controlled exposure. The 5,000 mAh battery is another plus, keeping the phone turned on for a whole day easily.
Realme GT Master Edition
The Realme GT Master Edition is one of the brand’s best premium intermediates. The 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, with a 120 Hz refresh rate, displays vivid colors and deep blacks. The Snapdragon 778G processor is quite efficient in everyday tasks and heavy gaming. Triple cameras capture images with great definition, wider angle and close objects thanks to the macro lens. In numbers, the 4,300 mAh battery is not surprising, but 65W fast charging is supported.
Samsung is known for its gigantic portfolio of smartphones, which hit the market to serve different audiences, ranging from less demanding consumers to those who need a high-end cell phone. In Brazil, the South Korean giant already has interesting models with 5G support.
Galaxy A32 5G
The Galaxy A32 is one of the cheapest 5G cell phones from Samsung. It has a 6.5-inch TFT display, but there is no refresh rate of 90Hz or higher. The Dimensity 720 processor offers a satisfactory performance in daily tasks, but in heavy games punctual crashes can occur. Quad rear cameras can take pictures with a wider angle and blurred background. Depending on use, the 5,000 mAh battery guarantees autonomy for a full day (or more) away from the socket.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
The Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung’s folding smartphone, has a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X internal display with a 120 Hz refresh rate — the 6.2-inch external display brings the same technology and rate. The Snapdragon 888 processor, combined with 12 GB of RAM, provides excellent performance. In total there are five cameras, with the main lens capturing photos with controlled exposure and good definition. The 4400 mAh battery has a satisfactory, but not surprising, autonomy.
Xiaomi is another manufacturer that sells 5G cell phones nationwide. Like Samsung, the company’s proposal is to serve customers who want expensive models, with advanced technologies and features, or those who want the most affordable, with modest specifications but which can be an interesting option.
Poco M3 Pro 5G
The Poco M3 Pro 5G is an intermediate smartphone. Its IPS LCD screen measures 6.5 inches with a 90 Hz refresh rate for greater fluidity. The Dimensity 700 chipset delivers performance as expected for the category, being able to run apps and games without too many problems. The device comes with triple rear cameras and supports video recording in up to Full HD. The 5,000 mAh battery keeps the cell phone powered for up to two days, depending on usage. It also features NFC and fingerprint reader.
The Mi 11 enters the category of high-end cell phones. The AMOLED screen measures 6.81 inches with HDR10+ and 120 Hz refresh rate. The Snapdragon 888 processor and 8 GB of RAM ensure optimal performance in any task. Triple rear cameras can capture images with a wider angle and blurred background. The battery adds up to 4,600 mAh with 55W fast charging support. The smartphone also delivers a cooling technology and Wi-Fi 6.
Okay, now you know 12 cell phones with 5G to buy in Brazil.