Best dual SIM Android smartphones available today

Very rarely mentioned in the same breath as zippy 64-bit processors, Quad HD screens, OIS cameras or massive batteries with fast charging capabilities when it comes to top selling points of today’s best and brightest Android smartphones, dual SIM support remains an extremely convenient feature to have for several classes of mobile users.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920FD Factory Unlocked CellphoneCheck Price on Amazon
SonySony Xperia Z3 Plus E6533 32GB WhiteBuy on Amazon|$169.99(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
HTCHTC One E9 Plus 32GB Gold Sepia, Dual SimBuy on Amazon|$233.99(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
HTCHTC Desire 820U 5.5 inch Android 4.4 64bit Octa CoreBuy on Amazon|$219(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
Sony(Black) - International Stock No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$280(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola XT1068 Moto GBuy on Amazon|$449(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)

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Dual SIM smartphone

Businessmen often want to keep their professional and personal lives separate, budget consumers in emerging markets need multiple SIM cards to avoid spending a fortune on calling different people on different operators, while travelers may find it easy to use a number domestically and another one abroad.

Clearly, getting a dual SIM smartphone is wiser and cheaper than buying two distinct devices, each with its own subscriber identity module, and the best news of all is you can find such models of popular gadgets in essentially every possible price bracket. What is the best dual SIM smartphone, you ask? It really depends on how much you’re willing to cough up and what other requirements you have.

Here’s a comprehensive list, including both dual active and dual standby products:

OnePlus 6T

First up is the OnePlus 6T. Launching as one of the more higher-end smartphones just a few months back, this one comes with some excellent Dual SIM capability.  With the OnePlus 6T, you’re getting a massive 6.41-inch display with a top tier resolution. That said, viewing and consuming media on this device is fantastic because of the crisp, clear clarity.

This one handles tasks really well, too, all thanks to the Snapdragon 845 processor and a whole 6GB of RAM. With that much memory, you’ll be able to run multiple apps and multitask like nobody’s business. It”s also running the latest version of Android — Android 8.1 Oreo below OnePlus’ OxygenOS system.

Buy it now:  Amazon

 

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 comes with Dual SIM support as well. However, keep in mind that most versions of this phone are not sold in a Dual SIM variant — you have to specifically buy it in the Dual SIM format. You just can’t buy it from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile and expect to get Dual SIM support. You have to buy it online.

As far as hardware goes, you get am 5.8-inch display with a great resolution — a whole 2,960 x 1,440. There’s 6GB of RAM, and then the Snapdragon 845 processor. And, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy everything that Android Oreo offers, and soon enough, Android Pie.

Buy it now: Amazon

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus

Xperia Z3 Plus

The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium must wait, which gives the “OG” hero one final chance to shine. This one has octa-core Snapdragon 810 muscle on deck, 20.7 MP photography greatness, water resistance, and active dual SIM capabilities, where you can talk on one number and still receive calls from the other, instead of the caller being automatically sent to voicemail.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei, being the international smartphone manufacturer that it is,h as traditionally offered Dual SIM support in its smartphones, and the P20 Pro is no different. It’s got the Dual SIM tray for your choice of two (compatible) GSM networks.

It has a massive 6.1-inch display, sporting a resolution of 2,240 x 1,080.

This one features Huawei’s own Kirin 970 processor backed by 6GB of RAM. There’s a tri-lens camera as well, bringing you a whole 40 megapixels of detail. It’s one hell of a phone!

Buy it now: Amazon

Sony Xperia XZ2

Next up, we have the Sony Xperia XZ2. Naturally, this is a Dual SIM phone, sporting a display size of 5.7-inches. It has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080, so you can still get the same great quality out of the display. It’s running a Snapdragon 845 processor with Android 8.0 (Oreo). There’s 6GB of RAM, too, making this a perfect choice for multitasking.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you’re looking for a big, powerful device, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can grab a Dual SIM variant online from Amazon — the ones sold through your traditional carrier don’t come with that Dual SIM support, unfortunately.

Looking at hardware, the display itself comes in at a whopping 6.4-inches in size, and with that Super AMOLED panel that really brings out its colors. The highlight of this phone is that it comes with the S-Pen, which also brings a bunch of new productivity features to the phone. You get a Snapdragon 845 CPU, plenty of RAM, and a pretty sweet camera setup.

Buy it now: Amazon

Huawei P8 lite

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This ultra-slim bad boy is sold with a US warranty, 4G LTE support on “all” GSM networks in the United States, plus Lollipop goodies pre-installed, a 13 MP dual-LED flash main camera, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, and microSD storage expansion possibilities. Not too shabby!

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 Aqua

The only reason we’d recommend this thing over all the other dual SIM contenders, save for the Z3+, is its excellent IP68 certification for water protection up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. Just don’t be tempted to snap 13 megapixel pics deep in the ocean or at the neighborhood swimming pool, because chances are Sony’s warranty will not have you covered.

Pocophone F1

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is another excellent choice for those in search of a dual SIM model. It has a beautiful display, and features a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 6.1-inch display. It’s GSM Unlocked, and comes equipped with a competitive dual camera setup. You can’t get this one from a carrier, but can buy it straight from Amazon.

BLU Studio C

BLU Studio C

Now that’s how a super-affordable phone should look in this day and age. The 5-inch Studio C is colorful, respectably powerful, touts a phenomenal camera… for $99, massive 3,000 mAh battery, Android 5.0, beautiful HD screen, and last but not least, dual SIM with nationwide GSM HSPA+ compatibility. That’s not full 4G LTE, but it’s remarkable nevertheless at a measly Benjamin.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920FD Factory Unlocked CellphoneCheck Price on Amazon
SonySony Xperia Z3 Plus E6533 32GB WhiteBuy on Amazon|$169.99(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
HTCHTC One E9 Plus 32GB Gold Sepia, Dual SimBuy on Amazon|$233.99(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
HTCHTC Desire 820U 5.5 inch Android 4.4 64bit Octa CoreBuy on Amazon|$219(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
Sony(Black) - International Stock No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$280(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola XT1068 Moto GBuy on Amazon|$449(Price as of 05/19/2019 19:31 ET)

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