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The world's most popular tech reviewer just poured cold water on the 5G hype parade, saying it's not worth your money yet

The world's most popular tech reviewer just poured cold water on the 5G hype parade, saying it's not worth your money yet
IndiaSmallbusiness1 min read

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Marques Brownlee.

5G, the next-generation wireless network technology, is everywhere right now.

Carriers around the US like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are advertising their new 5G networks. There are also a bunch of new smartphones with 5G-enabled variants: There's the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 5G, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. The LG V50 Thinq, Moto Z3 and Z4, and several Huawei phones also have 5G versions.

5G is exciting. But it's not ready yet.

Marques Brownlee is one of the most popular tech reviewers on the planet - for good reason. His videos are well-made and straightforward, and he'll often demonstrate real-world applications to argue for why a new technology is worth buying into or skipping altogether. One of his latest videos, where he visits a city to test 5G for himself, is a perfect example of his direct approach cutting through the noise.

Read more: The 5G revolution: Everything you need to know about the super-fast wireless technology that's coming

Brownlee visited Providence, Rhode Island - the closest city to him that supports 5G - to see whether or not the hype around 5G is warranted, and whether it's worth buying into right now. He purchased a brand-new, $1,600 Galaxy S10 Plus that supports 5G for this trip. What he found when he got there was really interesting: While peak download speeds were off the charts, connectivity wasn't perfect, and there are a lot of actual, physical barriers that 5G must overcome before it can become ubiquitous.

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