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We review the Samsung S10 5G… but is the world ready for 5G yet?

Samsung S10 5G
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5G is coming, obviously, but do you want to be ready for when it gets here, or would you rather wait until 5G is definitely here, there and everywhere?

The Samsung S10 5G is available right now and our smartphone expert and videographer Basil Kronfli has been putting it through its paces. He tested it in what you’d imagine would be one of the world’s premier 5G hotspots and found London has just 14 5G areas… for now.

But there’s more to the Samsung S10 5G than just its next-generation connectivity, like its fabulous 6.7-inch screen, excellent four-camera array and great build quality. Is it enough to make this one of the best camera phones you can buy? We’re still deciding, but in the meantime, check out Basil’s full Samsung S10 5G review.

It’s a terrific camera phone that delivers great results, but the dilemma facing smartphone buyers is whether to jump on the 5G bandwagon right now or wait to see what happens.

If you want to know more about 5G, check out our article What is 5G? And what does it mean for photographers?

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio. Previously he has been Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. 

Rod's near-encyclopedic knowledge of cameras both old and new makes him an invaluable resource, whether we need to ask a question about transparencies or the latest X-Trans sensor. He owns all manner of cameras, from Nikon DSLRs through Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm bodies, and on any given day you'll see him using kit from just about every manufacturer.