Compare 4G LTE mobile phones

The 4G LTE network is the backbone of the modern smartphone. Compare the latest 4G phones right here to find the one that's right for you.

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Prior to the launch of 5G, the current standard in mobile network technology was referred to as 4G LTE. LTE in this case simply stands for Long Term Evolution and is actually the standards-based part of 4G, a term which by itself represents a number of different technologies and speeds. For more on the differences between 4G and 3G in Australia, you can read our comprehensive guide to 3G/4G technologies.

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Phones with 4G LTE support

Name Product Display Display Rear camera Battery size Overall rating More info More info
Apple iPhone 11
6.1
inches

828 x 1792

  • Display

    6.1 inches

    828 x 1792

  • Rear camera

    12MP + 12MP
  • Battery size

    N/A
12MP + 12MP
N/A
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Samsung Galaxy Note10
6.3
inches

1080 x 2280

  • Display

    6.3 inches

    1080 x 2280

  • Rear camera

    16MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • Battery size

    3,500 mAh
16MP + 12MP + 12MP
3,500
mAh
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
6.5
inches

1242 x 2688

  • Display

    6.5 inches

    1242 x 2688

  • Rear camera

    12MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • Battery size

    4,000 mAh
12MP + 12MP + 12MP
4,000
mAh
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro
6.39
inches

1140 x 3120

  • Display

    6.39 inches

    1140 x 3120

  • Rear camera

    40MP + 20MP + 8MP
  • Battery size

    4,200 mAh
40MP + 20MP + 8MP
4,200
mAh
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Apple iPhone XS
5.8
inches

1125 x 2436

  • Display

    5.8 inches

    1125 x 2436

  • Rear camera

    12MP + 12MP
  • Battery size

    2,659 mAh
12MP + 12MP
2,659
mAh
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How to compare 4G LTE phones

4G support is only one part of the equation when comparing smartphones. The other key feature you'll want to pay attention to is network category speed, typically represented in the form "Cat 5" or "Cat 16".

Network category speeds reflect the maximum download and upload speeds of a mobile phone, regardless of what network it's connected to. If those speeds are lower than the maximum 4G speeds available on your mobile network, that phone won't be able to take full advantage of Internet performance possible on 4G.

Nowadays, anything above Cat 12 is likely to be fast enough to meet most Internet needs.

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    GeoffMarch 13, 2020

    Can 4G do video calls?

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      CharisseMarch 14, 2020Staff

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      Yes, generally you can do video calls using a mobile phone with a 4G network. However, please note that 4G speeds are also highly dependent on the capabilities of your phone or mobile device. Some phones support VoLTE technology that enables video calls over 4G but before you can use this feature. your telco provider must activate it.

      Check our guide to get more information about the 4G network.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    GillMarch 8, 2019

    I just got a new 4G Volte mobile phone. Which Sim card will work for me living in Northam Western Australia?
    Because my Optus Sim doesn’t work on it but works on my Optus X smart phone.

    Thank you.

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      JeniMarch 10, 2019Staff

      Hi Gill,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Please note that being on a VoLTE network means that both your data and your calls will use the 4G network. Since Optus supports VoLTE, kindly contact their support team if your area is capable of 4G network only or you need to change SIM or if you need to unlock your new mobile phone.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    RicJuly 29, 2018

    I have a Huawei Nova 2i mobile phone. Does it have 4G LTE?

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      JeniJuly 29, 2018Staff

      Hi Ric,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, Huawei Nova 2i is a 4G LTE capable smartphone. You may also want to check our review for the Huawei Nova 3e.

      You will also find the latest Huawei news at the bottom of both pages.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    georgeMarch 27, 2017

    we have a 2G Virgin mobile how and what do we need to do now that 2G is closing down

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeMarch 28, 2017Staff

      Hi George,

      Thanks for your question.

      Given your situation, it would be best for you to find a new provider or plan. 2G signals would be turned off in Australia. With this in mind, your network won’t work anymore.

      For more details, please read more about our 2G Australia guide and see what you should do and what alternatives that might be available for you.

      Cheer,
      Anndy

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      georgeMarch 27, 2017

      what is 2G,3G,4G ETC

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeMarch 28, 2017Staff

      Hi George,

      Thanks for your question.

      The “G” in wireless means “generation” of the network technology. They may be defined as follows:

      1G – First analog systems that allows for voice calls.
      2G – Offers improved sound quality and total capacity, allowing for digital data calls and text messaging.
      3G – Newer networks which sets the standards for most of the wireless technology we know. This technology lets you browse the web, send emails, download videos, share files and the like. 3G can handle about 2 Megabits per second.
      4G – This technology processes at least 100 Megabits per second and up to 1 Gigabit per second.

      I hope this answers your question.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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