Remember how diligently slowed down the arrival of 4G LTE support that was experienced a few years ago? Well, be prepared to feel the same feeling that you wait for your carrier to deploy 5G in your area. Just like a few years ago, carriers around the world will gradually expand their new networks, starting with the most vibrant areas. If you're not in one of the largest cities or towns that are going to be part of the first 5G deployment wakeup, you'll probably be envious of a few lucky ones who will be able to use it. Take the first 5G Verizon markets, including Chicago and Minneapolis, where you can already take advantage of the next generation network. And quick speed tests will tell you that you really have every reason to be jealous.
It will take a couple of years until we get the 5G speed we really want, but early tests are also not bad, as they show that 5G is much faster than under normal LTE conditions. Verizon's representative David Weismann posted the next clip on Twitter, showing 5G to 760Mbps, registered in Minneapolis.
CNET checked Verizon's 5G network in Chicago and saw a real network speed of over 51
As the video shows, the 5G connection is still spotty and it's only expected this early. This means that you can run and exit 5G depending on where you are in the city, and in this case you will return to 4G. Chris Velazco also released the 5G test in Chicago, using the very same Moto Z3 that has the 5G Moto Mod. The speed reached almost 600 Mbps, which is almost four times faster than 4G LTE.
Velazco also mentioned in the following tweets that the connection was "very picky", but he managed to download the PUBG application to 1.81 GB. 4.5 minutes
If you live in Chicago or Minneapolis, the only way to get on 5G is to buy a single, compatible Verizon phone. You guessed that this is the Moto Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod. Or, you can wait another few weeks to buy the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which will be released shortly.