I am getting rock solid 5g coverage on Jio both indoor and outdoor, my phone doesn't heat up unless I turn on hotspot and download massive files and easily get 1.5-2 days battery life on normal usage. Also speeds are vastly superior in my area, I get around 50-100mbps on 4g and 300-1000mbps on 5g.
So for me I don't see point in switching to 4g.
You must be located close to a tower
Also a few observations regarding the speed:
1. I get two 5g bands, 3500mhz and 700mhz, they keep switching randomly through out the day even though I get full signals on both bands. I mostly get 3500mhz though.
The higher one is for more data
2. Speeds on 700mhz band varies between 200mbps to 300mps, whereas I get 600-1000mbps on 3500mhz band.
That one is the battery friendly band. If you can stay locked onto that one you will have excellent battery life. It will penetrate buildings better than 2G and also have the best coverage.
3. These speed are achievable almost exclusively on servers located in India. I got about 85MBps on steam's delhi server but if I try to download something from US or EU servers speeds are limited to 30MBps max.
Overall I was expecting poor experience given how most early 5g reviews in US complained about poor coverage and 5g's inability to penetrate walls and stuff but I'm very pleased with the 5g experience that I'm getting, but I understand that I maybe in the minority so hopefully the coverage will improve for you all and so will your experience.
I have a really different experience with 5g. Maybe because of the band used. I'm stuck on the 700Mhz 5g band of Jio since the upper bands are not there or too far away from my residence. My phone heats up a lot on 4g when downloading a full hd video from YouTube. On 5g, on 1 bar signal, the download was over even before it got warm. The speeds on 5g on 1bar, are the same as 4g on full 5 bars. Yes, battery life is poor but I prefer 5g more than 4g.
Makes sense because 4G uses 2,300 Mhz band. You will definitely have a better experience with 5G
700 Mhz penetrates buildings far better than 2,300 Mhz and has much wider coverage because it reaches further.
I've locked my phone to 5g only now. Free data is a bonus and don't know till how long it lasts.
I would do that too if I got the same conditions as you
You are in this select rare group of people whose mobile battery consumption will be similar to being on home wifi. For everybody else, the battery will drain 2x as fast on data.