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The best dual-SIM phones you can get right now in the US (July 2016)

The best dual-SIM phones you can get right now in the US (July 2016)
Join us as we take a look at the state of the US smartphone market to uncover the best dual-SIM phones that money can currently buy!

Although dual-SIM phones have reached mainstream status in Asia and Europe, the major wireless carriers in the US do not sell phones with dual-SIM capabilities, which has led a scarcity of dual-SIM handsets being offered to US customers.

As it turns out, however, some of the world's best dual-SIM phones have made their way to US shores. Furthermore, some of the newer unlocked phones come with dual-SIM functionality.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

If money isn't a problem, then the best dual-SIM phone that you can get is the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Now, since the US version of the Galaxy S7 doesn't come with dual-SIM capabilities, you'll have to get the international version of the phone to be able to use two SIMs simultaneously. Fortunately, B&H is offering the dual-SIM Galaxy S7 edge in the US directly from its store.

Priced at $750, the international dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S7 edge is a phablet lover's dream come true. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display running at 1440 by 2560 pixels with dual-curved edges, a Samsung Exynos 8890 chip with an octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, as well as 32GB of expandable internal storage.

As our blind tests show, the Galaxy S7 edge is a mean photo shooter; the handset features a 12MP primary sensor on the back and a 5MP secondary on the front. Other specs include resistance to water, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as a 3600mAh battery.

Learn more about what's probably the best dual-SIM phone for phablet fans by heading over to our Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review

Samsung Galaxy S7

If you're not into phablets, then the smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best dual-SIM phone money can currently buy in the US. As was the case with the S7 edge, the international version of the standard Galaxy S7 comes with dual-SIM capabilities and you can get an imported unit via B&H.

Compared to its curved-screen sibling, the Galaxy S7 comes with the same internal specs but lowers the size of its 1440 x 2560 Super AMOLED display to 5.1 inches across the diagonal. As always, make sure to read our detailed Samsung Galaxy S7 review for more details on Samsung's current-generation flagship smartphone. 

Huawei Honor 5X

If you're on a budget, the best dual-SIM phone you can currently get in the US is the Huawei-made Honor 5X, a handset that offers a ton of value at its $199 outright price.

The Honor 5X comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display running a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC with a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable internal storage. In the imaging department, the 5x is equipped with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front.

Other specs include Android 5.1 Lollipop (although an update to 6.0 Marshmallow is on its way), 4G LTE on both SIM cards, as well as a 3000mAh battery. That's a lot of value for a smartphone that can be yours for just $199. To read more about a device that can easily be considered the best budget phone currently available in the US, check out our Honor 5X review.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Those looking for the best dual-SIM phone that doesn't break the proverbial bank should probably check out the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S6. The S6 features a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of non-expandable internal storage, a 16MP primary camera, and a 5MP secondary camera for selfies and video conferences.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is slightly slower than the Galaxy S7 in terms of performance and it also lacks its younger brother's water resistance and microSD card slot. On the upside, you can get you hands on what's still a very capable Android phone at a price of just $450. To read more about last year's Samsung flagship, head on over to our Samsung Galaxy S6 review.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe

If you're looking for a mid-range Android phablet, then the best dual-SIM phone for you might just be the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe, the tricked out handset in the manufacturer's ZenFone 2 series. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe features a 5.5-inch display running a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. 

The processing power is ensured by a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, while your music, movies, apps, and documents will all find a home on the 128GB of integrated storage space. Other specs include a 13MP primary shooter, a 5MP selfie camera on the front, Android 5.1 Lollipop, as well as a 3000mAh battery. That's a tempting package overall given that the handset is priced at just $350 over at B&H. 


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