Some people are using not one, but two SIM cards, especially if they’re running businesses and need to keep in touch with their collaborators or clients from other netweorks. So, instead of buying two phones, they can have the dual-SIM option on one of these phones that we’ll tell you about. Here’s a list of the recommended smartphones that will save you a lot of money and which are, also, very powerful.
Motorola Moto G 2014, second generation
It costs 180 dollars on Amazon and comes with an IPS LCD screen sized at 5inches that supports 720×1280 pixels at 294ppi. Being a budget friendly device, it lacks many important features such as 4K support, but at least it has a good rear camera of 8MP and it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 quad core Cortex-A7 processor with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, backed by 1GB of RAM.
Nokia Lumia 630
This smartphone is a bit more expensive, costing 193 dollars, and uses an IPS LCD screen with a size of 4.5inches, supporting a higher resolution of 480×854 pixels at 221ppi. It has a plastic back with matter finish, being available in white, black, bright orange, bright green and bright yellow. It runs on Windows Phone 8.1 accompanied by Cortana voice command, and it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, backed up by only 512MB of RAM. Its camera on the back has a modest resolution of 5MP.
179 dollars is the price of the Lenovo P780, which has a giant battery of 4000mAh that supports 25hours of talking time. Its screen is IPS LCD, measuring 5inches, and supports HD resolution of 720×1280 pixels at 294ppi. The processor is quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 supported by a Mediatek MT6589 chipset along with 1GB of RAM and has two storage options of 4 and 8GB, expandable up to 32GB. This is another cheap phone with an 8MP rear camera.
HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM
You’ll spend 210 dollars on this device that features a 5 inches screen with an average resolution of 540×960 pixels at 220ppi that hides under its hood a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android with HTC’s Sense interface that comes with BlinkFeed and you’ll need to buy a microSD card because the internal memory is very small at 4GB.
Fonerange Rugged Dual SIM
This smartphone costs only 142 dollars and comes with an odd design, created for extreme sports lovers who don’t want to risk dropping their phones to the ground and crack them. It’s water, dust and shock resistant, having a 1700 mAh battery and a 1.3MP camera.
Nokia X Dual SIM
This is the cheapest smartphone from this comparison, being priced at 117 dollars, and features an IPS LCD screen that measures 4inches and supports 480×800 pixels at 233ppi, but it runs on Android instead of Windows Phone. Its internal specifications aren’t really praise worthy, as the device is powered by a weak Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor based on a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play chipset and houses only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that supports expansion up to 32GB. There’s a mediocre 3.15MP camera on the back and the battery has a capacity of 1500mAh.
Sony Xperia E Dual
For the price of 120 dollars you’ll get a very small screen of 3.5 inches supporting 320×480 pixels at 165ppi, being a low range device that is powered by a Cortex-A5 processor clocked at 1GHz, staying on a Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset along with 512MB of RAM, and the internal memory is also very small at 4GB.
HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM
We’re raising the bar a little bit and we’re presenting a more expensive smartphone that costs 335 dollars and which is a mid-range device that is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 processor that couples with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, increasable up to 128GB. The screen is Super LCD2 and measures 5.5 inches, supporting 720×1280 pixels at 267ppi and there’s a 13MP camera on the back that takes better pictures than the previous listed smartphones.
Galaxy S4 mini Dual-SIM
The price of this version is 340 dollars, being the smaller variant of the Galaxy S4 flagship, but featuring a weaker processor which is a dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 based on a Qualcomm MSM8930AB Snapdragon 400 chipset, being backed by 1.5GB of RAM. It takes pictures with an 8MP back camera with HDR, and the internal storage is quite small at 8MP, but you’re allowed to expand its capacity up to 64GB.
Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505
This one costs 410 dollars and it’s a phablet sporting a Super AMOLED screen sized at 5.5inches, rendering 720×1280 pixels at 267ppi. It’s the cheaper version of the Note 3, therefore it has inferior specs, such as an Exynos 5260 chipset being powered up by a quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 CPU and a dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15 CPU, backed by 2GB of RAM, and has a rear camera of 8MP with HD recording. Also, it supports NFC.
Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD DUAL SIM
You’ll pay 570 dollars on this device, but it’s worth its price, as it’s a high-end smartphone with a 5.1 inches Super AMOLED screen that can offer a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 432ppi and which is powered by a much faster processor – Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 that pairs with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128GB. The rear camera is much more advanced, having a resolution of 16MP and phase detection autofocus, among other features. The phone is water and dust protected and comes with a useful fingerprint scanner.