I wrote about Verizon’s new 5G Home network a few weeks ago and got so many questions that I thought I’d follow up with another “tech talk” post! I also just spent 2 weeks in Maine with absolutely horrendous phone service, so improved network connectivity is top of mind right now. Trust me, nothing’s worse than trying to take in the beauty of Maine’s coastline while stressing about downloading project briefs and streaming video conference calls. So, in the spirit of moving onwards and upwards, I’m sharing 5 reasons I can’t wait to upgrade to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network in today’s post. Keep reading for all 5!
1. Smarter Smartphones
Roughly 50% of my job is done on mobile, so I’m counting down the days until I can upgrade to a Verizon Wireless 5G Ultra Wideband-enabled smartphone. These 20 new cities will get 5G Ultra Wideband network by the end of this year, so if you’re not in an area with 5G compatibility right now, odds are you will be soon!
While you wait, you can learn more about Verizon’s brand new 5G-enabled smartphones here! Why are these smartphones so amazing exactly? Think better camera(s), better sound, and better overall performance– all powered by Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but here are the top 3 5G-enabled smartphones I’m considering–
Yes, all shiny new smartphones are fun and exciting, but, in addition to being 5G-enabled, all 3 of these have crazy advanced sound, display, and photography specs! The LG V50 Thinq 5G smartphone features a 5-camera system (a major plus for fellow bloggers!) and a loud Boombox Speaker for reliable sound. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone features an absolutely gorgeous 6.7-inch AMOLED Cinematic Infinity Display that allows you to record video in up to 4K and features 4 rear cameras and 2 front facing cameras. The Motorola Moto Z4 smartphone features a huge 48 MP rear-facing camera sensor plus Night Vision Mode and optical image stabilization for removing unwanted camera shake. Needless to say, I legitimately want all 3.
2. Improved Network Reliability
Since so much of my job revolves around mobile, fast, efficient, and reliable service is a must. There’s nothing worse than hopping on a video call only to find the quality is so bad you can’t even hear audio. According to this article, with Verizon’s new 5G Ultra Wideband network, latency could drop into the single milliseconds, making lag times virtually undetectable.
3. Faster Download Speeds
For the most part, the mechanics of 5G go right over my head. That being said, probably the most quantifiable difference between 4G and 5G (in layman’s terms) is download speeds. 5G will deliver speeds roughly 20 times faster than what is possible with 4G. Since I’m pretty much uploading and downloading content all day long, this is a major plus!
4. Better Streaming
What do you get when you combine improved network connectivity and faster download speeds? Better streaming! 5G Ultra Wideband could take entertainment and video communication to a whole new level. Think smooth live video conference calls and uninterrupted movie binging on your phone– anywhere, everywhere.
5. The Overall Potential of 5G
Finally, the overall potential of 5G is, to put it lightly, awesome. According to this article, 5G can be thought of as the “secret sauce” that will make driverless cars, cloud-connected traffic control, and other applications that depend on instantaneous response and data analysis (like healthcare, emergency response, and smart energy solutions) live up to their potential. The possibilities are literally endless, and I’m super excited for the technological upgrades that are headed our way.
Sound pretty exciting, right? I’m far from an expert, but please leave me a comment or shoot me an email if you have any questions or comments. I’m always happy to help! Also, if you’re looking for more layman’s terms “tech talk,” you can click here for more info on Verizon’s (seriously awesome) brand new 5G Home Network. Thanks for reading, y’all!
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