Huawei mate 20 Pro - Nano Memory card in the SIM tray slot.

While most can get by with a single SIM handset, there’s something to be said about the flexibility that comes with a dual SIM device. A dual SIM setup lets you have two different phone numbers, while also letting you use one SIM for data and another for calls and texts. Here are our picks for the best dual SIM Android phones you can buy, but make sure you don’t accidentally grab a single SIM version instead!

The best dual SIM Android phones:

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more dual SIM devices hit the market.


1. Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus

Huawei Mate 40 Pro showing the home screen at an angle on a bench

Hardware-wise, Huawei has made a contender for the best all-around smartphone in 2020. The Mate 40 Pro series hangs with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Oppo Find X2 Pro, and other super high-end handsets. The only reason we can’t fully recommend it is that it comes without Google support. If you don’t need Google services, though, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus are fantastic top-end options. They are easily among the best dual SIM phones around.

Aside from top-of-the-line specs, these phones came with one of the best camera systems in 2020. You’re getting a 50MP RYYB (1/1.28 inch) main camera much like the P40 Pro series, a 12MP 5x periscope camera, and a 20MP ultra-wide camera (120 degree field of view). The firm is also serving up a 13MP selfie camera in a pill-shaped cutout, along with a 3D ToF sensor for face unlock and gestures.


Huawei Mate 40 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.76-inch, 2,772 x 1,344
  • SoC: Kirin 9000 5G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 20, 12MP
  • Front camera: 13MP + TOF
  • Battery: 4,400mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.76-inch, 2,772 x 1,344
  • SoC: Kirin 9000 5G
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 20, 12, and 8MP + TOF
  • Front camera: 13MP + TOF
  • Battery: 4,400mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T front hero shot

The OnePlus 8T is an iterative update and seems to get lost in the shuffle between the similarly-specced OnePlus 8 Pro and the more affordable OnePlus Nord. If you aren’t planning an upgrade but simply looking for a new OnePlus device, the OnePlus 8T is worth considering.

It hits many flagship highlights — a high-end processing package, an impressive 120Hz display, a beautiful design, solid build quality, and excellent battery life. Unfortunately, it misses out on a few key features, which make the OnePlus 8 Pro a better deal overall. This includes an IP68 rating (only the T-Mobile version comes with this feature) and wireless charging.

Here: OnePlus 8T buyer’s guide — should you get it?

OnePlus more than makes up for the lack of wireless charging though, with Warp Charge 65. OnePlus’ latest version of fast charging lets you fully charge its large battery in just 39 minutes and could provide a day’s worth of use with just a 15-minute charge. Its fast charging capabilities alone make the OnePlus 8T an exciting option.


OnePlus 8T specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra together

Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones have always been among the most ultra-premium phones on the market, so it should come as no surprise that the latest Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is one of the best phones available full stop. Just note only the Ultra has dual SIM in a hybrid SIM, not the vanilla model.

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If money is no object, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has it all. It sports a huge 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 12GB of RAM. The cameras on this model are also top of the line, with a triple camera setup led by a wide-angle 108MP sensor. The Ultra has the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus processors (or Exynos 990, but you should avoid this model if possible) and, of course, the ever-popular S-pen accessory. You also get all of the standard premium trappings like an IP68 rating and wireless charging.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra 2 1

It’s a new year, and that means a new slate of powerful Samsung Galaxy devices. The Galaxy S21 family currently includes three devices, each of which supports dual SIM functionality. As of right now, it remains to be seen whether all Galaxy S21 devices are dual SIM enabled or only devices outside of the US.

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All three Galaxy S21 models offer 120Hz AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 888 (or Exynos 2100) processors, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. The premium S20 Ultra even offers 16GB of RAM, although that’s certainly an overkill for anything you’d want to do on a phone. Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 family isn’t cheap by any means, but it’s more approachable than in previous years. The only downside is global editions feature the slightly less powerful Exynos 2100. Also, while you’re here, the S10 line of smartphones from Samsung were all dual-SIM in the same global-unlocked configuration only.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128 or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,00mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128 or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,800mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 12 or 16GB
  • Storage: 128, 256 or 512GB
  • Cameras: 10, 10, 12, and 108MP
  • Front cameras: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

5. LG V60 ThinQ

LG V60 back against chair

This is the best LG phone you can currently get, and yes, it can handle two SIMs at once. The LG V60 was a great all-rounder from 2020, with a Snapdragon 865 chipset, IP68 rating and a MIL-STD 810G design for improved durability, headphone jack, big battery, and OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Yes, the LG V60 ThinQ handles dual SIM, and still has a headphone jack.

It’s rare to find an LG phone that doesn’t do great audio output from speakers and 3.5mm port, and the quad DAC and stereo speakers are offered here again. The good news is as well that LG didn’t price this too highly so while it couldn’t be called a total steal, LG does have a winner, and takes the fight to Samsung and OnePlus strongly.

If you want a device that places style above almost all else, you can also check out the LG Velvet. It drops down to a Snapdragon 765G chipset, but it supports dual SIM nonetheless. You’ll also find a sleek camera housing and dual-screen capabilities.


LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G

Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G hero shot off angle on a desk

The Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G is a beast of a dual SIM phone. It comes with a great design and packs plenty of solid 2020 midrange features, including a Snapdragon 765G processor, a 90Hz OLED screen, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery with blazing-fast 65W charging. And dual sim dual standby, even with 5G.

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The Reno4 Pro’s camera credentials are impressive too, delivering a new 48MP camera that’s technically superior to other 48MP sensors, an ultra-wide 12MP camera, and a 13MP 5X zoom lens. Just don’t expect 8K video recording, though 4K video should be fine for most users.

This Snapdragon 765G phone is resistant to water and dust thanks to IP68 rating and can handle two SIM cards at once. It’s a big device, sporting a 6.5-inch display. It wasn’t officially released in the US, but you can get the international model on Amazon.


Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 12, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro laying on a table at an angle - The best dual SIM phones

The Asus Zenfone 7 Pro is a flagship device that manages to cut the price without cutting corners and can handle two SIM cards at once. The Zenfone 7 Pro carries on the successes of one of the best all-round camera phones in the Asus Zenfone 6, thanks to its unique camera mechanism, which flips the rear cameras around to point them towards the front. It’s now a 64MP IMX686 main shooter, with an ultra-wide lens as well and 3x telephoto to cap it off.

Also read: The best Snapdragon 865 phones

On the downside, shifting to 5G has made the Zenfone 7 Pro more expensive, but it is one of the best Snapdragon 865 Plus phones, along with its slightly cheaper Asus Zenfone 7 with its Snapdragon 865. We tend to favor the Pro for its slightly improved specs, including the 865 Plus chipset.

Aside from the flagship silicon, you get 90Hz OLED screens, triple cameras, 5G, and 5,000mAh batteries, making it a comprehensive device if you need a dual SIM phone.


Asus Zenfone 7 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12 and 8MP
  • Front cameras: Same as rear
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12 and 8MP
  • Front cameras: Same as rear
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3 display best gaming phone - The best dual SIM phones

A great gaming pick here is the Asus ROG Phone 3. It includes top-of-the-line 2020 specs like a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, a 144Hz refresh rate screen, 512GB of storage, and up to 16GB of RAM. The ROG Phone 3 also has one of the largest batteries on the market at a whopping 6,000mAh, plus a much better camera than the previous ROG phones. It also offers 5G+4G or 4G dual-SIM / dual-standby support.

Read: Asus ROG Phone 3 battery tested: Is it the new battery life champion?

Like previous iterations, the ROG Phone 3 also has a variety of mobile gaming accessories, including an AeroActive 3 cooling fan, which is useful to keep your phone cool during long gaming sessions. It also adds a headphone jack, which is one of the few things missing on this device.

The ROG Phone 3 also offers air triggers that act as shoulder buttons, as well as a triple camera setup that’s a solid improvement over last year’s model.


Asus ROG Phone 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.59-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

9. Poco F2 Pro

Poco F2 Pro Hero shot of the rear - The best dual SIM phones

The Poco F2 Pro is also known as the Redmi K30 Pro in some markets. It’s a high-end phone, with dual SIM standby, and has the specs to match most phones in this list, but at a lower cost. It drops wireless charging and IP rating to save on price, and it has a great package overall.

The battery is said to go from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

This Snapdragon 865 phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery with 30-watt charging. The company claims you can get the battery from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

The F2 Pro also features a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.


Poco F2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. Sony Xperia 1 II

Sony Xperia 1 II front display - The best dual SIM phones

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Sony’s latest flagship packs the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood along with 8GB of RAM. You’ll find three 12MP cameras at the back as well as a ToF sensor that should help with portrait mode images. The SIM tray accommodates a dual SIM offering hybrid, dual standby.

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Like most other Xperia phones, the weirdly named 1 II has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also comes with a 21:9 display that makes the phone quite lanky. You also get wireless charging, an IP68 rating, and even a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.

The Xperia 1 II is a great device overall, although it’s overpriced. Sony’s phones are often on sale, though, so you may get a better deal if you’re willing to wait a bit.


Sony Xperia 1 II specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

These are our picks for the best dual SIM options Android has to offer at the moment. We’ll add more as new dual SIM phones come to market.

We do get one frequently asked a question it’s worth addressing here, too. Many people are looking for dual SIM phones, but some are looking in particular for Dual Active SIM phones, instead of Dual Standby. Dual Standby is much, much more common, and every phone listed here is that type.

The reason Dual Active SIM phones are almost completely extinct is that carriers support new options for phones to conduct multiple connections. The move has been made over to VoLTE by most carriers in most locations. That allows you to two calls at once over data, which essentially was a key reason for having older Dual Active options, where it was more necessary just to establish the connections.