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

While most users can get by with a single SIM handset, there’s something to be said about the flexibility that a dual-SIM device can offer. 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. Xiaomi Mi 11

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The first dual-SIM device on our list just so happens to be one of the newest too. Xiaomi’s Mi 11 launched first in China, packing a Snapdragon 888 chip and a massive 6.81-inch display. You can also choose from either 8GB or 12GB of RAM to power your new device.

Xiaomi chose a triple rear camera setup to lead the way on its Mi 11, highlighted by a 108MP main shooter. You’ll have a macro sensor and an ultra-wide lens to work with as well. In addition to your dual-SIM flexibility, you can also take advantage of all-day power with the solid 4,600mAh battery.

If there’s one potential drawback with the Mi 11, it has to be the software. You might like Xiaomi’s MIUI skin, but it often leaves a bit to be desired. On the bright side, you can always change the look and feel with a launcher.

Xiaomi has also pulled back the covers on its Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, and Mi 11i, though they’re not widely available quite yet. Each one comes dual-SIM-ready, and the Mi 11 ultra packs one of the largest camera bumps we’ve ever seen. You’ll get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chip on each device as well, so they’re certainly worth waiting for.


Xiaomi Mi 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

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The latest series of OnePlus flagships is here, and we recommend both if you want dual-SIM capabilities. Both devices pack plenty of the same features, though the OnePlus 9 Pro has finally ticked into the true flagship price range.

They hit many flagship highlights — high-end processing packages, impressive 120Hz displays, beautiful designs, solid build quality, and excellent battery life. Even better, both phones now come with speedy wireless charging straight out of the box. You still won’t find an IP68 rating on the unlocked OnePlus 9, though the T-Mobile version comes with one, suggesting that both models are waterproof.

Here: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R buyer’s guide: What you need to know

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. A full battery in less than 40 minutes is no small feat either; both phones pack 4,500mAh cells.


OnePlus 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

OnePlus 9 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 48, 8, and 5MP
  • 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

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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. It remains to be seen whether all Galaxy S21 devices are dual-SIM enabled or only devices outside of the US.

Read also: Samsung Galaxy S21 series buyer’s guide

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 overkill for anything you’d want to do on the 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, Full HD+
  • 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. Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro black profile

This is the best Oppo phone you can currently get, and yes, it can handle two SIMs at once. The Find X3 Pro is an impressive early 2021 device, with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, IP68 rating, and futuristic styling that would look right at home in a Star Wars flick.

Oppo's Find X3 Pro blends high-end speed with Star Wars style.

Oppo’s camera bump is one of the most unique that we’ve seen in a while, and it seems to melt into the device itself. It stars a pair of 50MP shooters along with a 13MP telephoto lens and a 3MP macro to give you some extra flexibility. You’ll have some problems with fingerprints due to the high-gloss finish, so be ready to clean often.

See also: Oppo Find X3 Pro buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know


Oppo Find X3 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, 3, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

6. Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G

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The Oppo Reno 4 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.

Read next: The best Android phones you can get

The Reno 4 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 Reno 4 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

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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-around 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 5

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The Asus ROG Phone 5 is a worthy successor to last year’s ROG Phone 3. It’s the current gaming-themed champion of Android smartphones with the highest-end specs, plus some extras. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a 6.78-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate screen, up to 512GB of storage, and up to 18GB of RAM. The ROG Phone 5 also has one of the largest batteries on the market at a whopping 6,000mAh, plus an impressive 64MP IMX686 main rear camera. There are some great stereo front-firing speakers on the phone and a Quad DAC-powered headphone port. Like its predecessors, it has two capacitive Air Triggers for gaming along with dual-SIM / dual-standby support.

Read: Asus ROG Phone 5 review

This phone has two variants, both of which have small rear screens in the back. The Asus ROG 5 Pro has a color PMOLED display on the back, while the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate model has a monochromatic version of the same small display. Both are used to show off animated icons and GIFs, but that’s it. The Pro and Ultimate models also have two touch sensors on the back. You can buy first-party accessories for the phone, including the Kunai 3 left and right gamepad modules that can be mix and matched.  There’s also the Aero Active cooler which cools the phone when placed on the back. The phone is set to come to Europe first, with the standard version due in March for a starting price of €799 (~$948). We will post a buy link when the phone goes on sale.


Asus ROG Phone 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/16/18GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

9. Poco F3

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The Poco F3 is also known as the Redmi K40 Pro in some markets. It’s a phone with premium hardware, 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 52 minutes.

This Snapdragon 870 phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,520mAh battery with 33-watt charging. The company claims you can get the battery from zero to 100% in 52 minutes.

The F3 also moved to the punch hole selfie lens, three rear cameras, and ditched the headphone jack. Overall, the hardware makes the Poco F3 one of the best dual-SIM phones to get, even if the software lets it down a bit.


Poco F3 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 870
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 5, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,520mAh
  • Software: Android 11

10. Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

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Sony’s slightly more affordable flagship, the Xperia 5 II, packs a Snapdragon 855 Plus chip under the hood along with 8GB of RAM. However, if you opt for the Xperia 1 II, you can jump to 12GB and a Snapdragon 865 instead. You’ll find three 12MP cameras at the back of both the Xperia 1 II and 5 II, as well as a ToF sensor that should help with portrait mode images. The SIM tray accommodates a dual-SIM offering hybrid, dual standby.

More: Sony Xperia 5 II buyer’s guide

Like most other Xperia phones, the weirdly named pair features side-mounted fingerprint scanners. They also come with 21:9 displays that make the phones 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.

Sony has recently announced the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III as follow-ups to both of these devices. They pack plenty of the 2021 upgrades you’re hoping for, but they’re not widely available yet. We’ll be sure to update this section once the phones become available, but you can check out the launch details in the meantime.


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

Sony Xperia 5 II specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • 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 question that’s worth addressing here, too. Many people are looking for dual-SIM phones, but some are looking for Dual Active SIM phones instead of Dual Standby. Dual Standby is much, much more common, and every phone listed here is that type.

Dual Active SIM phones are almost completely extinct because 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 to establish the connections.