Wait Until You Know More About 5G Coverage
Verizon's network is currently live in two cities, Minneapolis and Chicago, though it says it plans to deploy the service in 20 more by the end of 2019.
Those cities include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.
If your hometown or a place you frequent is on the list, that's great news. However, note that Verizon hasn't said exactly when it will flip the service on in these cities. It could be tomorrow, it could be New Year's Eve. We can't say right now.
At some point, you might be charting into Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S11 territory. The Galaxy Note 10, which is another 5G-powered device, arrives is fall. The Galaxy S11, which will almost certainly have 5G-capabilities, arrives next year.
If you live in one of these areas, you might want to hold off until you've got more information. About the actual launch date and about how 5G is performing in your location. Again, there are going to be hiccups and you might want to wait until those are solved.
If you don't live in or frequent one of these cities, you'll probably want to skip 5G this year and go with something else. You can always upgrade to the Galaxy S10 5G or another phone in 2020.