How to Check If Your Phone Supports 5G Network as Nigeria Rolls out 5G Technology


Alt: = "hand pressing phone with 5G networks"

Nigeria is set to roll out 5th Generation (5G) Technology this year, according the Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta.

The NCC boss, who revealed this on Thursday while speaking at the 90th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament held in Lagos, said the commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy would roll out the 5G technology from 23 August, 2022.

He further explained that final letters of award have been issued to MTN and Mafab Communications, which won the 3.5GHz Spectrum auction conducted on December 13, 2021.

He said: "In line with the information memorandum, the licensees are expected to commence the rollout of 5G services effective from August 24, 2022. 

“The successful completion of the process leading to the final letters is confirmation that the rollout of 5G technology services in Nigeria is on course. 

“The potential for expansion is a great opportunity for 5G deployment as operators are certain of recouping their investment. The technology is associated with exceptionally high speed."

How to check if your phone supports 5G network

Go to "Settings" > "Network Settings/SIM cards & mobile networks" > "Preferred network type." If 5G is listed as one of the preferred networks, it means your phone is 5G compatible, otherwise, it's not 5G compatible.

Some of the phones that support 5G Network


  • iPhone 12, and
  • iPhone 13 models

Android Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung Note20 Ultra
  • Google pixel 6
  • Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
  • Vivo V20 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Motorola Moto g 5G
  • Realme V3
  • Infinix Note 11 Pro, and others

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