The best dual SIM phones (2015)

The best dual SIM phones (2015)
Phones that can maintain two carrier network connections at once have been around for a while, lurking in the shadows of mass adoption anywhere but emerging markets, where those are very, very popular. So popular that there are local brands you've never heard of that make boatloads of them.

If you want to take advantage of two good carrier plans at once, use one number for family and friends and another for work, or simply can't resist that great new data plan, but your contract still has mileage left in it, a decent dual SIM phone might come to the rescue.

For the first time in smartphone (or any phone) history, we get to have dual SIM devices that aren't light years behind the market flagships. In fact, we are getting those same flagships outfitted with two SIM card slots this season, and we have the proliferation of Android handsets in dual SIM havens like China and India to thank for that.

There's never been such a choice of dual SIM phones that are actually up for anything you'd use a modern day Android at, or such great value-for-money offerings that can connect to more than one cellular network at once. That is why we are rounding up the best dual SIM handsets money can buy this season, for the times when one Subscriber Identity Module just won't cut it.

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15 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Where is YU Yureka ?! A 720p 5.5 inch display, 2GB Ram, 13mp snapper 5mp front camera and Snapdragon 615 for $150 !

5. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Obviously PA title is misleading; these are the most popular, but not the best.

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Well if you know better, can you at least name one dual-sim phone better than the Z3, rather than just leave a statement like that?

6. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

in India

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not all phones mentioned here have worldwide availability. Some are only available in China too.

2. hugoprh

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Forgot about the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max, I have one and it's an amazing phone, same specs as the Galaxy S5, but with a better Android Skin (IMO), larger screen and battery. Awesome phone.

3. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

it would have been better if you said which is dual active and which is dual standby because it may be a buying factor for some people

4. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Are anyone these compatible with ATT and T MOBILE LTE bands for the US?

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

You should have added Lenovo Vibe Z2 PRO and Vibe X2... Both are higher end yet affordable DualSIM smart phones..

8. etuoyo

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

No Mate 7? Actually came in here thinking it would be number 1.

9. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Two Lenovo phones and they forgot the beast Lenovo Vibe Z 2 Pro! Snapdragon 801, 16MP back cam, 5MP front cam, dual sim, QHD, 3GB RAM, and a monster 4000mah! Specs are definitely better than those two other Lenovo phones featured.

11. Linu5

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Where is the Xiaomi Mi Note (Pro)? It also has dual SIM :)

12. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Note 4 duos!

14. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Dual SIM phone are a waste now with cell apps from Freedompop and MagicJack GO forwarding calls to your cell. I have a Note 3 that can answer 3 different phone number: MagickJack (land base-no text), Freedom pop (calls and text) and the calls from my carrier! Actually I got rid of my carrier and my SIM card altogether and bought Freedom pop pocket able modem that work with WIFI first and 4G and LTE when WIFI is not available.

15. farhad.ahmad30

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

You gotta include "iDROID King" in the list of extraordinary phones. It is made by, rather, a new company by the name of iDROID USA. But it has fine specs and out of the world features that make it a complete smartphone, a trend to follow, a unique style to adopt and a bliss to carry in the palm of your hands.

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