Early stage 5G release in India has begun. Two telco giants, Airtel and Reliance Jio have started rolling out the 5G services in four major cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi. Further, there will be more and more metro cities that will get 5G coverage till the end of the year. The hype and excitement level about the 5G release is a lot more than ever. Every user is eager to feel the experience of working with an ultra-fast high-speed network.
However, those lucky users who are the first to see a 5G network sign on their smartphone screens have a different or negative perspective about this early 5G release irrespective of its lightning-speed connection quality. And we will be discussing all disadvantages or downsides of this early stage 5G network services that they felt.
Here Are The Drawbacks of This Early 5G Network Quality Released By Telecom Giants:
5G Services Have Limited Coverage Area
If you have a 5G-enabled smartphone and still are yet to experience high-speed network quality, then you should know it’s because the network has very limited area coverage capacity. Reliance Jio or Bharti Airtel, whoever you choose as a telecom operator, are only capable of providing 5G carrier services to eight major cities in India. Moreover, only a few areas of these metro cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Varanasi are able to use the 5G network.
Surprising But Disappointing Speed of 5G
The speed of this early released 5G network is not what was promised, which was over 1Gbps. The promises were kept in theories only. The reality is that the 5G network currently depends on how close you are to the 5G tower. In some areas of Delhi, people are witnessing the approx speed of 200 Mbps and even lower than what today’s 4G offers. This is the most annoying part of using the 5G network currently.
5G Is a Data Devourer
You may enjoy the strong connectivity of 5G and lightning-fast network speed, but 5G is a data devourer which will suck your GBs like a vacuum cleaner. It’s currently not a bad thing because data is unlimited. But if the companies capped the data limit you will get frustrated eventually.
5G Is a Battery Drainer
5G smartphones are obviously powered by a strong line of processors. But few people who are lucky enough, currently, to use the 5G network, are shocked because of the high battery consumption while using the network. In comparison to 4G networks, 5G drains the battery faster. Samsung on its official website also informed, “Because your phone is connected to multiple networks simultaneously, the battery will drain faster than one would typically expect, and the phone may get warmer than when solely on 3G or LTE”.