Top 19 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones in India for November 2013
KYMI shortlists 19 best and latest dual-SIM phones that pack in both CDMA and GSM capabilities in India for November 2013
Dual-SIM segment continues to grow in India. With manufacturers now bringing more Android devices with dual SIM capabilities (GSM+CDMA) on boards, consumers definitely have a lot more to choose from. In order to make it easy for you, we net the best and latest Android powered and other popular feature phones that bring the GSM+CDMA combo on board. Here are our top 19 value for money picks that you should consider:
1.HTC Desire XC
For Dual SIM (GSM and CDMA) Android lovers who are looking for a stylish Android device, can check out Desire XC. Fueled by 1 GHz Dual Core Processor, Desire XC sports a 4-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display, Android ICS OS with HTC Sense 4.0. The device also brings on board an 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage capacity with microSD support. Other goodies on board include 3.5mm jack slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and more. The device is available on Flipkart for Rs 17,190.
2. HTC Desire VC
The booming dual-SIM market in India lured several international manufacturers to take the plunge. Samsung was followed by HTC who unveiled its beautifully crafted, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered Desire VC in the market for Rs 19,000.
The Desire VC comes with a Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) functionality, with both the SIM cards capable of being active simultaneously. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display, a powerful 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor coupled with 512MB RAM, an impressive 5-megapixel camera, Beats audio technology and 1650 mAh battery life. The internal memory stands at 4 GB which can be expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card.
3. HTC One Dual SIM
HTC's flagship stunning smartphone, One now comes in a dual SIM version with one slot catering to 3G/ HSPA networks and CDMA/ EVDO networks with the other providing support for 2G connectivity on GSM networks. Priced at a steep Rs 53,590 ( though it is retailing online for about Rs 46,000 approx.), the device is the first Android smartphone that supports UMTS/ HSPA/ 3G connectivity on CDMA. Apart from the dual-SIM capabilities most of the other spec list remains the same.
To give you a quick refresher, the device features a 4.7-inch screen with full-HD display with 468PPI, a 4-ultrapixel camera and 2,300mAh battery. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor accompanied by a 2GB of RAM and HTC Sense 5. There is ample storage option provided thanks to the 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to up to 64GB. On the connectivity front, options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, Infrared, and Micro-USB.
Samsung attempts to get the flip phones back in fashion with Android powered W789 phone. Equipped with dual screens, the device features 3.3-inch HVGA displays with 320x480 pixel resolution.
Fueled by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and dual-standby smartphone features a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and host of connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB and GPS. Backed up by a decent 1500mAh battery, the device comes preloaded with Samsung Apps and company's proprietary ChatON app among others.
5. MTS Duet 2
This dual-SIM Gingerbread phone is the successor to the MTS Duet. As expected the device brings onboard refreshed specification in addition to the GSM and CDMA capabilities all for a affordable price tag of Rs. 4,799. The device comes fitted with a 4-inch TFT LCD display with 320x480 pixels resolution and is fueled by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with 256MB RAM.
Backed up by a 1650mAh battery which is more than 1,200 mAh battery on MTS Duet, the device delivers up to 240 minutes of CDMA talktime and 250 hours of CDMA standby time. Other goodies on board include 3.2-megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and 120MB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded using a Micro SD card slot to 32 GB.
6. HTC Desire 600c Dual SIM
Yet another interesting device from the HTC in this category is the HTC Desire 600c Dual SIM. Priced at Rs. 34,000, the recently launched premium mid-ranger harbors a gorgeous 4.5-inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 pixels resolution.
Packed under the hood of the device is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.1 layered on top. There is also a impressive 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera and a host of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 along with a decent 1,860mAh battery that assures uninterrupted multimedia and talk-time.