How to know if your phone is 5G enabled

Enabled phones support 5G network which offer faster data speeds.

In Summary

• The 5G network vows to support faster data speeds of between 50Mbps and 1.8Gbps standard.

• Check your phone model online or on your settings.


The 5G network supports faster data speeds of between 50Mbps and 1.8Gbps standard.

So, is your phone 5G-ready? Here is how you can check;

Step 1

Open the Settings folder on your phone.

Step 2

Click or tap on Connections.

Step 3

Now tap on Mobile Networks you would like to check.

Step 4

In Mobile Networks, click on Network mode.

If you see these options 2G/3G/4G/5G (auto connect), this means that the smartphone supports 5G.

Most phones that are currently being produced by famous brands like Oppo, Nokia, Xiaomi, Apple, or Samsung already come with 5G enabled.

And if your device does not show 5G in the sequence, means it does not support the latest technology.

You can always check the specs online before you buy.

Just enter the smartphone model in the search bar in Google or any tech website that can provide the information you need. It should list 5G bands.

In Kenya, Safaricom launched its 5G network on March 2021. Nokia and Huawei were chosen as the two technology partners to implement the rollout. 

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