Do You REALLY Need a 5G Cell Phone Right Now? | NOPE.

Should you upgrade your phone to get 5G?? Is it even worth it?? NOT REALLY. In this video i help you figure out if you should or should not upgrade your cell phone to get 5G. If you wait a little longer, there will be more 5G and better phones to choose from. https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/5g-coverage-maps-compared

2:00 | Should I Get 5G?
3:20 | Do I Have 5G?
4:00 | 5G Coverage Maps
6:15 | Different Types of 5G
7:50 | Does My Carrier Offer 5G?
8:50 | When to Upgrade to a 5G Phone

20 Comments

  1. Jarret Levine on August 14, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Another incredible video Sherri! Personally months after picking up the iPhone 12 Pro I’m of mixed feelings about it don’t get me wrong I love the phone but “5G” … I’m 50/50 about it….. Let me explain I use LOTS of Data per month I stream quite a bit personally and as a professional, I’m in international finance, and “5G” doesn’t really “help” with either security or true speed of actually performing any “real” tasks. I’ve done trades on my previous phone and my new phone there isn’t any real noticeable difference also streaming I haven’t noticed a real difference between LTE and 5G “I’m excluding 1080p 60 frames or 4K video if your mobile plans include streaming in these resolutions than you will notice a difference”. 1 thing I will say is 5G abroad on American phone plans doesn’t exist in any real way yet, I’ll admit some plans include it as a “feature” but actually using 5G instead of getting bumped to LTE when actually trying to use data heavy apps or services is almost impossible even with the T-Mobile 50GB international plan + T-Mobile Max as your monthly domestic plan you get bumped to LTE (I can provide you the specific countries if you’d like). As for my case for using 5G is my car hands down I own a Tesla Model 3 and I think 5G will be key in the actual large-scale implementation of truly autonomous driving. Sorry about the length of my comment I hope it helps someone. Thank you so much for creating such amazing content, Sherri!



  2. Robert Loya on August 14, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    When networks start shutting down their 3G spectrum there will only be 4G, 4G LTE and 5G.



  3. Robert Loya on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    For me I wanted to wait until 2025 but the price for a Motorola One 5G Ace was $220 with $60 off from Metro by T Mobile. Those maps don’t mean anything. If you live a big city you should have 5G



  4. HACKSTER ULTRANOOB#YT on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    We need 5g to lower latency , but seriously we don’t need eye popping 1gbps on phone . instead of speed network operator , should focus on bigger network coverage



  5. Lawrence Holman on August 14, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    The funny part is, these 5G maps are all overstated, not just because the carriers already do that, but a lot of "5G coverage" is really just the upper layer indicator (the logo on the top of the phone) with no actual NR activated. That little blotch in East Central NY (Albany, NY area) is completely false for Verizon. Only a couple of the sites actually have 5G, the rest are a fake logo. And we have one single Ultra Wideband node, which was pretty cool to see.



  6. Blue Bull on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    For Web browsing and social media 4g is more than fast enough, even 10 years for now. If you wanted to watch 8K video then you would need 5g. But who is going to watch 8k video on a phone, the screen is too small to notice the difference between 4k and 8k. As for download times nobody downloads movies any more, the whole world streams them and 4g is fast enough to stream.



  7. Tommy on August 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I get a lot more "5GE" than 5G, and even then when I’m on 5G, it’s much slower during speed tests and overall usage.



  8. Wizerd Juice on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Need 5G if you want a phone that’s battery runs down fast searching for 5G signals that it won’t find. If you have a 5G turn it off as per T Mob and Verizon. Now I know why Sheri has so much vocal fry now cause she has a new 12.



  9. Ron B on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    thank you



  10. selw0nk on August 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Do you keep your iPhone on 5G or do change your settings it where it auto changes from 2g/3/4G/LTE/5G



  11. Zach Armstrong on August 14, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I’ll stick with LTE for now T-Mobile LTE is fast enough for me



  12. hollywood 899 on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    5g wont be prominent till 2025 thats when you should really buy one



  13. YouBastrds on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Cool. I think I’ll stick with my 11 max pro and my AT&T unlimited plus enhanced plan for now. Thanks for another great video.



  14. Chanel808life-MTHi on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    What about Hawaii you didn’t show Hawaii on the map we have 5g DSS lol 😂



  15. Iconoclast1962 on August 14, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Purchase a 5G phone ? Absolutely not !!
    Purchase a 5G, T-Mobile hotspot ? Depending upon your location, and data needs, probably yes !



  16. NepaliTech Reviews on August 14, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Verizon has good future on 5G world



  17. Mike Hog A Nator on August 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I may stick with my Note 10+. I’ve been w/ Xfinity Mobile (Verizon network) since they started.. The good thing with Xfinity is, you don’t pay more for 5g.
    I used to get 64Mbps down & now I’m getting over 100 down on LTE! 5g not available where I live.
    100Mbps? That’s fast enough for me to stream my movies & vids.



  18. Dmitriy Vassilyev on August 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I also had iPhone X with slightly damaged screen and broken backside (it happened on July 2020, I think). I knew new iPhone lineup is gonna be out soon and didn’t need my phone much during lockdown, so I decided to wait for it. Bought iPhone 12 Pro from one of MVNOs, it was available straight from day 1, unlike Apple website (there it was backordered for 3 weeks if memory serves), and I didn’t have to signup for a contract.



  19. rockvilleraven on August 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I heard a rumor that Apple’s next Iphone SE will have 5G



  20. Paul Rose on August 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Got myself a new 5g phone last week but no 5g till August at least in my area yet or so 🤔s21 5g version in the UK