Best Dual Sim Android Phones

Because 2 sims are better than 1

May 21, 2014

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 and the list goes on.

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. For those looking for both exceptional performance and killer pricing, you’ll certainly want to turn your attention towards the recently released dual-SIM variant of the Moto G. For users in India, it’s also worth noting that a dual-SIM version of the Moto E is available at an even more aggressive price point.

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.

    Best Dual Sim Android Phones

    1

    Motorola Moto G (XT1033) Dual Sim

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    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.

    Specs:

    • GENERAL: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900- SIM 1 & 2 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    • BODY Dimensions: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm (5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in)
    • WEIGHT: 143 g (5.04 oz)
    • DISPLAY Type: Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • SIZE: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
    • PROTECTION/DISPLAY: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • MEMORY Card slot :No
    • INTERNAL STORAGE: 16 GB
    • RAM:: 1 GB RAM
    • CAMERA :Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
    • VIDEO: Yes, 720p@30fps
    • FRONT VIDEO: Yes, 1.3 MP
    • OS: OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4 (KitKat)
    • CPU: Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
    • GPU: Adreno 305
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery
    2

    HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM (Unlocked)

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    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.

    Specs:

    • GENERAL: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
    • BODY Dimensions: 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm (6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 in)
    • WEIGHT: 165 g (5.82 oz)
    • DISPLAY: Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
    • UI: HTC Sense UI v5.5
    • MEMORY Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
    • INTERNAL STORAGE: 8 GB
    • RAM: 1.5 GB RAM
    • CAMERA: Primary 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR
    • VIDEO: Yes, 1080p, Secondary Yes, 5 MP, 720p
    • CPU: Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
    • GPU :Adreno 305
    • BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery
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    Sony Xperia M2 (Dual Sim)

    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. Specs:

    • GENERAL: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    • BODY: Dimensions 139.7 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm (5.5 x 2.80 x 0.34 in), Weight 148 g (5.22 oz)
    • DISPLAY: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Size 540 x 960 pixels, 4.8 inches (~229 ppi pixel density)
    • SCREEN PROTECTION: Scratch-resistant glass
    • MEMORY CARD SLOT: microSD, up to 32 GB
    • INTERNAL STORAGE: 8 GB
    • RAM:  1 GB RAM
    • CAMERA: Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
    • VIDEO: Yes, 1080p, Secondary Yes
    • OS: Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
    • CPU: Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226-0 Snapdragon 400, CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
    • GPU: Adreno 305
    • BATTERY:  Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
    4

    Asus Zenfone 5

    The Zenfone 5 features a dual-core Intel processor, but a faster 2GHz model that should handle a little more stress. The display is miles ahead, hitting the threshold that many customers demand today, which is HD resolution. At 5-inch, that translates to 294 ppi, which isn’t far from say, the iPhone 5S. There’s also one gig of RAM, the typical amount for new mid-rangers these days.

    We first saw the Zenfone 5 at CES 2014 where we got some hands on time with the phone, we were so impressed with the Zenfone and the specs to price ratio that we awarded it best Android phone of CES 2014.

    The Zenfone comes in 3 different versions, the Zenfone 4Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6.

     Asus Zenfone 5 Specs

    • Dimensions: 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3 mm, 144 grams
    • CPU: Intel Atom Z2580, dual-core, 2GHz
    • GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP2
    • RAM: 1GB
    • Internal storage: 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, expandable with up to 64GB
    • Display: 5-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels, 294ppi
    • Cameras: 8MP rear, 2MP front, LED flash
    • Battery: 2050 mAh
    • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB 2.0, A-GPS
    • Networks: GSM, HSDPA+
    • Operating system: Android 4.3

     

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    Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos GT-i9192

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    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos is a dual sim Android phone that is the smaller brother of the bigger Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and has a 1.7GHZ dual core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The phone is small enough to give you a comfortable grip and easily fit into your pocket.

     Specs

    • Dual Sim, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC
    • Dual Core, 1.7 GHz Processor
    • 1.5 GB RAM
    • 8 GB inbuilt memory
    • 4.3 inches, 540 x 960 px display
    • 8 MP Camera with flash
    • Memory Card Supported, upto 64 GB
    • Android, v4.2.2

    Compatible on the following frequencies:

    • Cellular Band – Quad-Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
    • Cellular Band 3G – 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100-LTE Mhz
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    Sony Xperia M (Dual SIM)

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    The Sony Xperia M comes in a dual sim version that is sure to satisfy all your demands in a phone. It features the trusted Sony brand powered by a dual core 1GHZ snapdragon processor, 1gb of Ram, a micro SD card slot all packed into a comfortable 4.0 inch display. The Sony Xperia M was released in August of 2013, there is a newer version Sony Xperia M2 that was released in May 2014 that features newer specs but costs a few more dollars.

    SPECS:

    • GENERAL:  2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
    • BODY: Dimensions 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm (4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 in), Weight 115 g (4.06 oz)
    • DISPLAY: Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Size 480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY CARD SLOT: microSD, up to 32 GB
    • INTERNAL STORAGE: 4 GB
    • RAM: 1 GB RAM
    • CAMERA; Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
    • VIDEO: Yes, 720p@30fps, Secondary Yes, VGA
    • OS:  v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    • CPU:  Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Krait
    • GPU: Adreno 305
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery
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    BLU Advance 4.0 Unlocked Dual SIM Phone

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    The BLU Advance 4.0 is a dual sim Android phone that won’t break your bank. Despite having a budget price, the phone manages to pack in it a dual core 1.3GHZ CPU with 512MB Ram with a 4 inch 480×800 pixel display.

    DISPLAY
    Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes

    SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes

    MEMORY
    Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
    Internal 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM

    DATA
    GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
    EDGE Class 12
    Speed HSDPA+ 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
    USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

    CAMERA
    Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization
    Video Yes, 720 at 30fps
    Secondary Yes, VGA

    FEATURES
    OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
    Chipset MTK 6572
    CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
    GPU Mali-400
    Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
    Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
    Radio Stereo FM radio
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
    Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    SNS integration
    MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
    DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
    Organizer
    Document viewer/editor
    Image viewer/editor
    Voice memo/dial/commands
    Predictive text input

    BATTERY
    Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
    Stand-by Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 340 h (3G)
    Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

    User Reviews

    • Jastin Cruz

      I have Samsung Grand 2 Duos which is perfectly fine…not included in your list?

    • MAHIR

      What about S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3, HTC M7, Dual similar varieties, they are ” Dual SIM Full Active” High end products.

      • http://www.androidauthority.com Derek Scott

        We excluded those devices because they are usually created solely for the Chinese markets.

        • Jaded

          Many top brand devices are created for multiple markets, from my own experience in the middle east for example you can find several dual sim models from Samsung like Grand, Grand 2, Note 3 Neo Duos, Core duos, etc and they come with full android i.e. android store included not like the china-only devices. These are the ones I know of, but I’ve seen others from LG, Huawei etc on offer as well

    • robymus

      I’m using Oppo R819. You should add to the list, it’s a nice phone.

    • Ruz

      even HTC One has a dual sim variant. Weird

    • Matt

      Are there any 4g dual sim phones?

    • tom s

      I have just bought an NGM from Italy, sold to me in Denmark but also available from the NGM online shop. No detailed review here except to say that it a nice size, nearly the same shape n size as the Samsung S4 but a lot cheaper

      Also available is the Samsung i9502 (watch out for fakes/clones) which was only ever for the Chinese market, so does not come with the Google Store connection, than needs a new cut of the operating system to be loaded, some available from Hong Kong in the usual auction / shopping sites.

    • Gabriel

      What about the wiko darkside? How does that compare to the motoroloa moto g?

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