Did you know that India had hit the 1 billion mark in terms of mobile phone subscribers back in October 2015? This is what Forbes reported in a January 2016 article. Another article on Phys.org, an internet-based, research and technology news service, said that dual SIM phones were especially popular in India, given its cost-conscious population. But this is not the only advantage multi-SIM phones offer. Firstly, they give you the convenience of being able to use different networks without having to carry more than one handset. Then there is the advantage of one network offering better coverage in some areas, and another in different areas, so you need never be out of reach. And if you are travelling, all you need to do is get a local SIM and avoid domestic or international roaming charges.
Here is a list of the best dual SIM mobile phones available in India.
Best Dual SIM Mobile Phones in India
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Dual:
With the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Dual Sim, you get the slimmest feel in your hands, along with the elegantly curved front and back fit, without compromising on the big screen size. It comes with Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 8890 chipset, housing a 2.3GHz custom quad-core processor, paired with a 1.6GHz Cortex A53 quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
- Samsung Galaxy S7:
The key features of this Samsung smartphone, with a 5.1-inch display, is the quad-HD display, 3,000mAh battery, 12MP camera, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, 4GB RAM, 5MP selfie camera and Exynos 8890 processor. The front and back of this smartphone are covered in Gorilla Glass 4, with a metal rim in between.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5:
Powered by the 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, the Galaxy Note 5 Dual Sim comes with 4GB of RAM and packs 32GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded further. It is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
- LG G5:
With a metal body, with a separate frame and rear shell, the LG G5 has a 5.3-inch 1440×2560-pixel IPS LCD screen, with an impressive 554ppi pixel density. It has the hybrid dual-SIM slot on the right, and the 3.5mm socket and Infrared blaster are at the top.
- Motorola Moto X Style:
With its 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.1mm vital statistics, the Moto X Style with a 5.7 inch display, is a bit of a beast, amongst the smartphones that are now rocking a sub-10mm girth. The handset has a slightly curved rear to sit a little more snugly in the palm. This Motorola product packs in a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM.
- Xiaomi Mi5:
Xiomi, long considered a budget phone maker, launched the Xiaomi Mi5 at a slightly higher price range. This phone comes with an eye catching design crafted out of curved glass and metal frame. The Mi 5 packs the same top-of-the-line Qualcomm processor.
- Xiaomi Mi Max Prime:
Powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. With a 6.44-inch display, this phone has a high screen-to-body ratio (almost 75 percent).
- Mi 5 32 GB:
With a metallic and thin body, the Mi 5 has robust specs and impressive cameras.
- HTC One X9:
This is a city-smart phone, loaded with top tier features and a long-lasting battery life.
- Sony Xperia Z5:
The Xperia Z5 allows you to capture life’s greatest moments with a Hybrid Autofocus, five times powerful zoom, in a 23 megapixels camera.
So, there you have it. All the cheapest mobile phones in India. If you’re looking for phones under 10,000 Rupees, here they are.