Top 5 Dual-SIM phones (March 2012)
Some phones even allow you to get 3G from one SIM and depend upon the other for texting and calls, giving you the freedom to opt for the cheapest connection you can find for both. In case you travel a lot, just switch on to the other SIM rather than changing SIMs.
LG Optimus Net Dual SIM P698 – LG’s pretty renowned Optimus range also has a dual-SIM variant. It looks like a younger sibling of the Optimus Black and besides dual-SIM, boasts of Android Gingerbread, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, an 800 MHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera and MicroSD storage up to 32 GB.
LG has added a social + feature which gives all your networking updates under one app, and a Wi-Fi cast app, which they claim is better and faster than Bluetooth for transfers. The best feature according to us is the 1500 mAh battery that gives up to 11.5 hours 2G and 8 hours 3G talktime. The phone is priced around Rs. 10,000.
The best thing on offer is that the Nokia Asha 200’s SIMs can be swapped without even turning off the phone. The messaging is integrated with social networking, taking care of all your networking needs at once. Nokia has also enriched the phone with some apps so that you don’t feel at loss on the 2.4-inch display. Rest, all goodies like Bluetooth, 32 GB MicroSD support, and a 1430 mAh battery are there. Nokia Money and Nokia store are also included besides a 2-megapixel camera. One of the best accessories available with the Asha 200 is the Nokia mini speaker. It is priced around Rs. 4300.
Spice Mi-350n – Spice Mi-350n is yet another offering from Spice after the 350. Besides dual-SIM, it offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Android Gingerbread, a 650 MHz processor and 32 GB MicroSD storage. Connectivity options include WI-FI Bluetooth and 3G while the battery clocks at 1400 mAh. It is priced around Rs. 7700.