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Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

By , Contributing Editor, Computerworld | Oct 22, 2020 9:07 am PDT

Not your average Android news — a diverse mix of advice, insight, and analysis with veteran Android journalist JR Raphael.

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

Here's an amusing little disconnect to wrap your musty ol' mammal-brain around: Right now, when you're looking at new phones, 5G is everywhere. You can hardly avoid it!

And yet, if you find yourself holding one of those fancy new 5G-capable contraptions, you'll quickly be confronted with a competing reality: Out in the real world, when it comes to actual usage and availability, 5G is practically nowhere.

Gee whiz.

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