Dual SIM mobile phones have existed since the early years of the GSM system, but only recently appeared in such a form that we could name them as being smartphones, says Benjamin Ringel. So, this week we will deal with Dual SIM smartphones which are all based on the Android operating system, simply because so far we didn’t have a chance to try out another OS.
In the past six months, we tested five such devices and in this article we will summarize the most important characteristics of some of them, those which we can recommend as being the best. It should be noted that the Dual SIM Androids premiered in China, where because of the specifics of the market they very likely represent the majority on it. For this reason, the first dual SIM devices come from Chinese manufacturers, although lately and other manufacturers started to increase their offer in this segment.
This is one of the devices that we are generally most impressed by and we have already several times voted it as a best buy generic device. It is a very powerful Android device with dual-core processor and 4.5 inch IPS display. Dual SIM menu is quite intuitively designed and offers a very easy operation with it, i.e., setting the desired parameters.
This is a device for those who find screen size as a most important feature. Although made in TFT technology, this 5.0 inch screen will certainly satisfy the demands from an average user. In addition, this device is powered by a dual-core processor and offers solid performance, says Mr. Ringel.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos
This 4.0 inch device comes with a bit older processor, whose abilities may not be comparable with the latest dual core processors, but brings something more advanced Dual SIM capabilities. Specifically, the Galaxy S Duos offers the possibility of placing a call from the first operator on hold and retrieve another call from the second provider, meaning that both SIM cards are always active.
Evolve FX 420
This is another unit that is characterized by a fairly low cost, and in return offers a very good performance thanks to its dual-core processor. The 4.3 inch screen, which now belongs to the middle category, represents a compromise between the desire for maximum display size and compact dimensions. Unlike some others, this phone comes with the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean).
Gigabyte GSmart GS202
Another best buy device that comes with a dual-core processor and a 4.3 inch IPS display. The good side here is the camera whose images are quite good for the price range. This smartphone comes with a bit older versions of Android (ICS), concludes Benjamin Ringel.