The best dual SIM phones in 2024 [Buyers guide]

The best dual SIM phones in 2024 [Buyers guide]
There's no limit to how connected one should be and sometimes, one line simply isn't enough. But then again, carrying multiple phones with you could easily turn into an unwanted nightmare: trust us, we'd know. We do phone reviews! But we can also think of an easy solution too: having a dual SIM phone.

Dual SIM tech has been around for quite a long time now. Once upon a time, you'd have to sacrifice your MicroSD slot in order to gain an additional SIM slot, but hey: those days are gone, because very few phones come with memory expansion slots to begin with nowadays, right?

Jokes aside, communications technology has evolved quite a lot, though. Back in the day, you had to choose which one of your connections stayed active, while the other one sort of did nothing. Today? Both stay active, in terms of all communication types.

Not only that, but manufacturers have gotten a ton better at providing you with visual feedback about the SIM card that you're using, which is always appreciated. And all of this was our way to tell you that if you're considering getting a dual SIM phone, it's worth it in 2024. 

There are tons of great options for impressive phones that will let you insert two SIM cards in them. We've done some digging and we believe that we've found the best ones for you to consider. From here on out, it's all you: check out the best dual SIM phones that are worth your time and money. 


Oh, and if you want to skip ahead to the budget phones, click here.


Best flagship dual SIM phones

Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
6.9

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra


The Good

  • Battery life is great, big improvement from predecessor
  • New Snapdragon chip is the best one in years
  • Design is improved, feels more ergonomic
  • Screen is less curved and gets very dim (perfect for night time use)
  • Camera improvements are there, but not quite huge
  • Loudspeakers sound much better now
  • You get double the storage (256GB) at base model

The Bad

  • Base model still only has 8GB RAM
  • Charging speeds have not improved
  • Haptics are still not as good as rivals
  • Camera system hasn't improved as much as hoped for
  • Expensive if you buy at full price

Samsung's latest S-series flagships all support eSIM, come with 5G support, and in some regions have proper dual SIM slots also. They're all sporting super-smooth 120Hz displays, pack impressive cameras and the Galaxy S23 Ultra even has S Pen stylus support, which was once limited to the Note series.

The Galaxy S23 phones are not only among the best dual SIM / eSIM phones out there, but arguably among the overall best Android smartphones to pick up right now. If you'd like to learn more about the Galaxy S23 series and their many other features, check out our Galaxy S23 review, Galaxy S23 Plus review, and Galaxy S23 Ultra review.

Apple iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max


Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
7.3

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max


The Good

  • Exceptional, industry-leading performance
  • Dynamic Island is a fun and useful twist on the punch hole
  • Very good battery life
  • Superb video-recording quality
  • Very bright and beautiful display with Always-On functionality
  • Premium, posh design

The Bad

  • Relatively slow charging speed
  • Small evolutionary improvements
  • Lack of physical SIM feels like an inconvenience

The iPhone 14 series are perfect for you, if you're already into Apple's ecosystem, or are looking to switch from Android. All four iPhone 14 models have dual SIM support with nano-SIM and eSIM. You can also use 5G with dual SIM on all of them easily. Of course, as with the other eSIM choices on this list, you'll need a carrier that actually supports eSIM, so make sure to check with your chosen one.

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In the US, the carriers that support eSIM are AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Truphone, Ubigi, Verizon Wireless and Visible. In the UK those are EE, O2, Truphone and Ubigi. If you're in another country, you can check for eSIM support for your iPhone at Apple's eSIM service page.

Sony Xperia 1 V


Sony Xperia 1 V
5.7

Sony Xperia 1 V


The Good

  • Stylish, classy, and light — great design
  • Plethora of manual camera modes for fine-tuning video and photos
  • Eye tracking autofocus is super-fast and responsive
  • MicroSD slot and headphone jack
  • Stereo speakers sound pretty good (though a bit boxy)

The Bad

  • Price is well above any other premium phone (sans foldables)
  • For all its focus on camera, its image quality is not ahead of the competition
  • Two years of Android updates?

Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia 1 V continues the photography-focused design. The phone is still just as slim and impressive and even more capable. Naturally, it comes with a brilliant 4K display and an archaic, yet capable camera array. 

But you know why you are here, so yes: it has dual SIM. It does, however, come with a hefty asking price too, so if you aren't interested in taking up photography, you may be better suited to check the other options in this list, before making a commitment. 

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro


Google Pixel 7 Pro
6.1

Google Pixel 7 Pro


The Good

  • Great deal at $900
  • Speedy performance, clean software
  • Powerful zoom camera
  • Guaranteed day 1 software updates

The Bad

  • Portrait Mode is bad
  • Tensor G2 is not as powerful as rivals
  • Slow-ish charging

You just can't go wrong with a Pixel phone. Why? Well, because it is made by Google, who also happens to make Android. So you aren't only getting a very optimized and streamlined version of the OS, but you are also getting tons of features on top, such as an exceptional camera system and extended Assistant capabilities.

Oh, and both of these models also come with dual-SIM support. Naturally, they are also 5G ready, perform admirably, have a respectable battery life and most importantly: a very, very long support life-cycle. Do you like what you are hearing? Well, we don't blame you! 

Google Pixel 7a and Pixel 6a


Google Pixel 7a
5.8

Google Pixel 7a


The Good

  • Good value for money
  • Stock Android with tons of AI/ML-powered software features
  • Display finally has a 90Hz refresh rate
  • Compact and user-friendly size
  • Face Unlock on board
  • Wireless charging
  • Capable camera with lots of features

The Bad

  • More expensive than its predecessor
  • Some slight build quality issues
  • Only a single 128GB storage option
  • Uninspiring digital zoom
  • Charges slowly

Let us get out the important thing out of the way first: yes, both the Pixel 7a and the Pixel 6a support dual SIM. And, basically, most of the above carries over to these budget-friendly options from Google.

So it boils down to asking "which one is better"? Honestly, both are great! So we've settled on the following: if you don't own either, get a Pixel 7a. If you already have a Pixel 6a, then don't upgrade. And also, what are you doing here, you already have a dual-SIM phone (thanks for the read, though!). 

Asus Zenfone 10


Asus Zenfone 10
6.9

Asus Zenfone 10


The Good

  • Compact size
  • Powerful chipset
  • Good stereo speakers
  • Wireless charging
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • 144 Hz display refresh rate in games
  • Solid battery life
  • Great selfie camera
  • IP68 water and dust protection

The Bad

  • Design is the same as last year
  • Main camera system not flagship-grade
  • Display could be brighter
  • No telephoto camera
  • Only two major OS updates

Are you one of those people who can't help but crave small phones, even though we're stuck in a world inhabited by countless "Pro" and "Ultra" variants? Great! Because the Zenfone 10 is exactly that. Not only that, but it manages to be that without compromising performance. 

Sure, after a day or two, you are bound to notice where the corners are cut, but none of them exclude essentials such as fluid performance, an excellent display and an impressive set of specs under the hood. Oh, and they didn't exclude dual-SIM support either. And it also has a 3,5mm headphone jack. Yes, it is awesome. 

OnePlus 11


OnePlus 11
6.5

OnePlus 11


The Good

  • Affordable price
  • Powerful chip inside
  • One of the fastest and smoothest phones around
  • Incredibly fast charging
  • Great haptics

The Bad

  • Camera quality a step below rivals, especially video
  • Display does not get as bright as rivals
  • OxygenOS makes weird changes to accepted Android gestures
  • No wireless charging
  • Throttles quicker than other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones

There is only one company that makes phones like OnePlus and the name of that company is OnePlus. And the 11 is its latest and possibly greatest flagship, ever to grace the market. It is bold, striking, powerful and it has dual-SIM support.

If you've used OnePlus phones in the past, then you know what you are getting in to. If not, then this is just a perfect opportunity for you to find out why OnePlus fans are so dedicated. 

Best budget dual SIM phones



Okay, okay, what about budget dual-SIM phones? Well, manufacturers knew you'd ask and we were just as prepared to showcase the facts. Here's the list: 

Samsung Galaxy A34 


Samsung Galaxy A34
4.8

Samsung Galaxy A34


The Good

  • 120Hz display refresh rate
  • Flagship-like design
  • Main camera is very capable, with great 2x digital zoom
  • 4 years of software support and 5 years of security patches
  • Loud and well-sounding speakers
  • Tight haptics
  • Highest peak brightness for its price

The Bad

  • Slow fingerprint reader
  • Does not come with a charger
  • Slow charging speeds

I've said this before about another phone on the list, but it's just as valid here: you just can't go wrong with a Samsung phone. All of that experience with manufacturing phones that put users first just has to go somewhere. So it seeped over to the excellent, budget phone that is the Galaxy A34. If you aren't after top-tier performance, you are bound to love the A34. Oh, and it has dual-SIM support, of course. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G


OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G


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Well, OnePlus also makes budget-friendly phones! And the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, despite its mouthful of a name, is a wonderful alternative to the any handholdy Galaxy Phone from Samsung. Oh, and if it is on this list, then you should know: it has Dual-SIM too! 

Samsung Galaxy A25


Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G


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Do you want an even cheaper Samsung phone? Well, here it is. And it also has dual-SIM support, because Samsung appreciates your needs. But don't let the device's price tag fool you: this is a Galaxy phone through and through. Capable, durable, reliable and capable of holding two SIM cards. 

And there you have it! That's the full list of the best dual SIM phones that money can get you in 2023! What about the ones that require something different than money? Well, we can't comment on such shady dealings. But you know what? We are confident that you can find what you are looking for here, so take our word for it. 

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