While many folks can get by with a single-SIM handset, there’s something to be said about the flexibility that is afforded to you when you have a dual SIM device. A dual-SIM setup allows you to not only potentially have two different phone numbers but you can also have one SIM for data, another SIM for calling and text, you can more easily travel abroad without having to remove your primary SIM card.
Typically manufacturers do not make dual SIM versions of all their phones, instead they usually create dual SIM models for phones that are popular in the international markets. On this page you will find our list of the best dual sim Android phones on the market. We will keep this list up to date as new phones are released, as always please share your thoughts on what you think the best dual sim Android phone is.
Motorola Moto G (XT1033) Dual Sim
The Moto G is one heck of a phone, released in January 2014, the Moto G has made quite a buzz since its release. Why? Because its packs unbelievably solid specs and yet manages such a small price tag. Boasting a quad core Snapdragon processor and a 4.5 inch display this phone provides a fast and fluid Android experience that is extremely impressive at any price point, but absolutely astounding when you consider the Moto G's aggressive price tag. We were able to review the non dual sim version of the Moto G and we gave it our thumbs up. The Dual sim version of the Moto G was released in May 2014.
The HTC Desire 816 is HTC's entry in to the mid range market, it's a phone that packs a lot of high end specs into a mid range price. The 816 is a photo lovers dream with it's 13MP camera and 5mp front facing camera (selfie anyone?). The phone is a big phone, measuring in at 5.5" inches, we are nearing phablet territory with this one. If you want to know more about the HTC Desire 816, have a look at our review where we put it through the paces.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the top Android smartphones of 2014 and is available as a dual sim. The S5 sports a 5.1" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It comes loaded with Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 81, Adreno 330 Graphics. It has a 16mp camera and comes with 16GB internal memory with the possibility to expand with a 128GB Micro SD Card. The dual sim variant is compatible with the following network bands: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini DUOS is a mid-range variant of the full-featured Samsung Galaxy S5. It brings along a decent set of specs at a wallet-friendly price range. The phone's design and build are identical to its bigger sibling's, including the perforated soft-touch back cover and IP67 certification (dust and water proofing). Small and lightweight, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a very portable phone featuring a 4.5-inch 720p High Definition Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a slot for a microSD card slot to expand the memory to up to 64 GB.
The 5"inch HTC One E8 dual sim version has a Qualcomm 801 2.5GHz Quad-core CPU loaded with 2GB Ram. a 13mp camera and a 2600 mAh battery. The dual E8 comes loaded with the Android KitKat (4.4) and is compatble on the following network bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G:UMTS/HSPA 900/1900/2100 MHz 4G:LTE 1800/2100/2600 MHz Sim 2 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900. For more info view our HTC One E8 review which is the same phone, only difference is it doesn't have dual sims.
The Sony Xperia M2 Dual Android phone was released in May 2014 and is likely to be one of the most popular dual sim Android phones of 2014. The Xperia M2 is an upgrade from last year's Xperia M. The 4.8" inch phone comes loaded with a powerful 1.2GHZ Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, giving you enough power to take the phone to the limits. The phone also features a generous sized 8MP camera that will allow to take beautiful photos.