If available, would you have picked a version of your current smartphone with two SIM slots for $10 extra?

If available, would you have picked a version of your current smartphone with two SIM slots for $10 extra?
To better address regional differences, smartphone manufacturers often tailor versions of their devices to better suite local markets. Perhaps the best example of this practice is the dual SIM slot — a rarity in the West, but commonplace in the East. Why? Generally speaking, those markets are typically characterized by a poorer general public that often juggles two SIM cards in order to maximize utility — two SIM plans could mean lower bills if properly selected.

But a second SIM slot isn't just an advantage in terms of savings. People with work phones, for example, could benefit from the availability of a secondary slot as they'll have to carry and worry about charging one device less. And even if neither of these reasons mattered to you, having the option to pick an additional card down the road if the need arises can be seen as an advantage. 

So say a version of your smartphone was available with two SIM slots, but costs $10 more. Would you prefer it over a standard, single SIM model?

If available, would you have picked a version of your current smartphone with two SIM slots for $10 extra?

Yes
77.45%
No
22.55%

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46 Comments

1. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Nope, Simply because I don't use 2 SIMs. I use my own company's SIM Card as the daily life/work card.. I don't have patience to have 2 cards and so on. But then again I have unlimited everything... ^^

10. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

If it is a SIM+SDcard tray then take my $10 away.

12. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Sure.... i would love to use my Xperia Z2 with 2 sims.. coz i have two smartphones with total of three active numbers.. 2 for business and 1 for personal use..

13. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

dual sim + sd card is a waste for dual sim lover. perhaps it should be triple sim dual sim + sdcard/sim combo

25. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

AGREED to the MicroSD slot !!!!!!

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No, cuz I don't need an extra sim card slot.

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Its not really a mandatory feature for average user so who needs it will buy it.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Sure, why not. For $10, you might as well get it, just in case something happens.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Absolutely, then I could have just one phone for work and personal.

6. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I would pay $50 more for dual sim S6 or Note5 or HTC One or Xperia Z5 or LG G5.

7. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I would definitely pick it up, the reason being even if I don't use the second slot, there's no harm of keeping it there in case if I ever need it. Don't seem to get people who would refuse getting it, just because they don't use it.

24. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Because apart from the long wait for updates you can add at least a month or two to get them because of the dual sim, dual sim variants always take longer to get updates. To those that are aware of this and don't need more than a SIM i can see why they say no.

34. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Owners of LG L Bello dual-SIM disagree with you. Single-SIM Bello users are still waiting for Lollipop.

36. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Android One devices carry dual SIMs yet they receive updates just as Nexus.

8. SASANK360

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 25, 2015

NO ! I do not use dual sim phones. I use only one network on my phone. 1.) The SAR values are high. Whether you have second sim slot under use does not matter as the modem is functional. So on the long run radiation from dual sim devices do more damage. 2.) Custom ROMs are difficult to build and features are difficult to implement on dual sim phones. I am from India and am very dissappointed that almost all phones launched are dual sim. They should atleast launch limited number of single sim variants. Sony did that with some models but now they too stopped doing so.

14. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

how do you know the modem is not off when not in use? how do you know custom rom are difficult build? google android support dual sim. maybe reason all phone launch in india dual sim because india people buy dual sim?

20. huawei.h3c

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

Dual SIM+memory card slot then NO :peace: No CusROM? LOL Have you ever tried Huawei Honor 3C? I just made this accout to reply your comment Or maybe u cant even "PORTING" Just search fb group Huawei Honor 3C Indonesia or visit 4pda.ru Take that dude!

44. ZetZet

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Except no one yet proved that any phone emitted radiation ever does any damage, it's not ionizing and too weak.

9. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Not a fan of Dual sim.

11. ripgut

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 31, 2014

If it was available, I would definitely go with a Dual SIM.

15. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

I might have preferred single sim device even if the prices were equal :p

16. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I waant to know. (POOL) Do you phone arena reader go to outside your country? When you go other country do you use your sim card for internet and call (expensive) or use new country sim card for internet and call (cheap)? My reason write this because dual sim is good. if you go to next country, you can still receive SMS (free) on dual sim, but can also call and use internet using new country sim. Maybe I want to know what phone arena writer do when they go to new country like when they go barcelona.

35. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I go sometimes outside of the country and I would much like it if my phone had another sim. It doesn't which is why I took my old phone with me.

17. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I would be happy to see if Apple iPhone will introduce dual sim slot soon.

18. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

apple will put $300 more for dual sim so profit/sim remain the same.

30. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Why would they do that? Apple's logic: if you need another active SIM, buy our *budget paint job *cough* 5C *cough*, or our older flagship if you're on a budget or if not, get the 6 or 6+.

31. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Why would they do that? Apple's logic: if you need another active SIM, buy our *budget paint job *cough* 5C *cough*, or our older flagship if you're on a budget or if not, get the 6 or 6+.

19. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think it would depend on the user. Some need it, others don't. Either way this won't show how much people demand for dual-SIM smartphones, but rather how many depend on it.

21. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

dumbest poll ever... wtf is 10 dollar.... I wish we had that option here... they don't sell the dual sim version here becoz they will lose profit.

22. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

More is usually better although not in the case of QHD screens. I digress. I'll rather have dual sim incase I ever need it.

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