Certainly everyone has more than one mobile phone at home. This is because we often use one phone for private calls to family and friends and the other is provided by our employer to use as a employee phone. This requires us to carry and charge two phones at the same time, and given that manufacturers are constantly increasing phone sizes, it can be quite a hassle! So what’s the solution? Read our guide on cool and inexpensive best Dual SIM phones that you can buy.
How does Dual SIM phone work?
Dual SIM phones are identical to ordinary mobile phones, but they have an additional slot for the second SIM card. This gives you the ability to switch between two cards on the fly. New phones work in Dual Standby mode, which supports two cards at the same time, and you don’t even have to manually switch cards. All the phones reviewed below work in this most Dual SIM, Dual Standby mode.
What are the benefits of using Dual SIM phones?
- You don’t have to carry two phones at a time. Dual SIM means that you can have one phone for work and for private use, which is very convenient and handy.
- It is easier to charge one phone than two at the same time. Thanks to Dual SIM you don’t have to juggle phones and chargers that often, and this saves your time and also electricity.
- Some GSM providers allow for lower prices to call between clients of the same provider. If you have SIM cards from 2 providers, you can switch it, depending on who you call, to choose more favorable phone provider for this specific call, which in turn can lower your phone bill.
Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei Honor 6X slogan is „Double or Nothing” and not without reasons. It has two SIM slots, dual rear cameras and double the power of previous Honor, allowing for smooth work, browsing websites and playing games. Its design is also great: 5.5-inch display is large but at the same time, phone is very manageable. You can use it with one hand without any issues and bezels are very narrow. The design is inspired by Samsung Galaxy and that’s not a bad thing!
DOOGEE X5 Pro
Doogee X5 Pro is inexpensive (less than $100 on GearBest) phone with 5.0-inch screen and surprisingly good components, considering its low price. It features 2 GB RAM and trusted MTK6735 CPU, allowing seamless use. Screen resolution isn’t that great (1280×720), but that only means lower power consumption and longer battery life. As other phones reviewed here, it is Dual SIM, Dual Standby, with two Micro SIM slots. Budget solution for all your Dual SIM needs!
As the name implies, this is the phone to buy, when you need MORE POWER! Its main feature is 6050 mAh Sony li-polymer cell, guaranteeing 4 days of normal use or even 75 days of standby time. Managing power is supported by energy saving 64-bit Processor and Quick Charge technology. This phone can be charged to 100% in just 2 hours. Its two slots for phone cards are Micro SIM and Standard SIM. Get it if you want to have uninterrupted service for days.
Vernee Thor is beautifully crafted and quite powerful smartphone equipped with 5.0-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1.3 GHz octacore CPU and 3GB RAM. Its look is inspired by iPhone6S, but it has even greater screen-to-body ratio, which means that despite having large screen, it is very convenient to use, even with one hand. It is also only 7,9 mm thick, which means that it’s one of the thinnest phones available on the market! Its Dual SIM capabilities are covered by 2 x Micro SIM card slot. Buy it if you are on the lookout for beautiful design and elegant feel.
Oukitel definitely broke some world record here: its K10000 designation came from most powerful battery that you can find currently in mobile phones. It has 10 000 mAh battery (yes, ten thousands) which allows for 10-15 days for normal use. This is like having a powerbank in your phone. And it’s not that expensive – you can get it for about $150 on GearBest. It also has Dual SIM capabilities, but slightly limited: one slot is for Micro SIM card, and the other one is shared with TF Card. But if you are not planning to use memory card anyway, you can have 2 SIM cards at the same time plus most powerful battery that you can now get.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
This is one the most popular of Xiaomi phones and although it belongs to less expensive line from this brand, it is still awesome and enables full Dual SIM, Dual Standby functionality. First released in January 2017, it features 5.5 inch FHD 2.5D Arc screen, fast Snapdragon 2.0GHz Octa Core CPU and fingerprint scanner. On top of that it has full metal body and looks and feels really premium. Buy it and Xiaomi quality won’t disappoint you.
This tough, armored phone was designed to survive extreme conditions: fall from heights, scratches, harsh environment, diving into water. It’s also heavier than most phones, due to additional protective casing. It’s a manly phone, designed for real men! You should get it if you are construction worker, explorer, extreme sportsman and if you need Dual SIM capability, implemented through two Micro SIM card slots.
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi 6 is newest flagship phone from Xiaomi, with capabilities and look at least on par with other premium mobile phones from Apple, Sony or Samsung. It has fastest processor ever used in Xiaomi phones – Snapdragon 835, largest amount of RAM – 6GB and it is protected by four-sided 3D curved glass. It has Dual SIM, Dual Standby functions, with two Nano SIM card slots. This is most expensive from all the phones covered here, but its beautiful looks, great processing power and plethora of functionalities set this device as possibly the best mobile phone that you can get.
Do you have your favorite Dual SIM smartphone or do you have some interesting findings regarding using two SIM cards at the same time? Let us know in comments!