4G vs 5G – what’s the difference?

Posted by Ryan Westcott on

4G internet can be accounted as the biggest revolution of the last decade. It facilitated the use of smartphones and achieved an uncompromised video-viewing experience due to its high speed and colossal internet bandwidth.

With the invigoration of 5G already in the air, 2021 will be taken by storm. The idea of internet services with speed higher than 4G can be astounding for many of us. However, the differences between 4G and 5G aren’t as subtle as those between 3G and 4G.

In this article, we shall take a look at the differences between 4G and 5G.

Primary differences between 4G and 5G:

  • Up to 100 times difference in speed

4G speed is regarded optimally for carrying out almost all operations related to the internet. With the highest 4G speed being 100 Mbps, the 5G speed is expected to reach a massive of 10 GBPS.

It will make downloading high-quality films a matter of only a few minutes. As mobile phones’ specifications are getting more and more industry-redefining, the higher speed internet will make sharing 4K and 8K videos a cakewalk. Also, high-quality video-calling and streaming 4K and 8K videos are largely prevalent.

  • Introduction of IoT

Internet of Things (IoT), the new era technological advancement will now be introduced with 5G internet. 4G is regarded as a pivotal step in establishing connectivity between people. It allows people to communicate over video calls, chat messages, and so on. 5G, on the other hand, is going to be the basis of the connection between smart devices.

Just imagine your future with your smartphone communicating with your smartwatch, and you can control your home equipment and appliances remotely with your smartphone. IoT will also have a lot of practical advantages in the medical field. The elderly and individuals with special needs can control the medical devices with their voices. Any malfunction in the devices can be automatically updated with the concerned department.

IoT will also offer better traffic management as the IoT-enabled cars can communicate with each other to pass on traffic-related information. It will help avoid traffic congestion and smooth transport.

  • Security and a stable network

With the 4G network, latency is still a problem. It can be annoying for someone as it interrupts video-viewing, gaming, and video-calling experiences. Besides, 4G has a level of encryption that cannot be extended to the 5G network.

5G, with its higher speed, will nearly root out the problem of latency while watching online videos, video calling, and gaming. It will also have a higher encryption level than 4G. It will furthermore patch the security loophole that the introduction of 5G will fill the void by.


Thus, it can be concluded that 5G is going to be up to 100 times faster than 4G. It enables IoT that can help devices communicate with each other. It will also have better network security and more stable network connectivity. 5G will thus be the revolution that the modern day consumers are waiting for.

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