Top 25 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones to invest in this month
KYMI shortlists the best and latest dual-SIM phones that pack in both CDMA and GSM capabilities in India for January 2014
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 25 value for money picks to consider:
1. Micromax Canvas Blaze
Micromax's latest stylish entry which blazes its way part rivals is Canvas Blaze. With Qualcomm Snapdragon processor packed under the hood, GSM consumers also get to take advantage of the superior 3G EVDO network of MTS while retaining their GSM number on Canvas Blaze.
Priced at Rs 11,000, this dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-inch screen display, Android Jelly Bean platform, an 8-megapixel camera with flash and a VGA front camera. Other goodies on board include expandable memory of up to 32 GB, Bluetooth version 2.0, Wi-Fi with 2 GB of mobile internet usage, 1,000 minutes of MTS to MTS local calling and 120 minutes for other local and STD calls for six months.
2. Intex Aqua Octa
Intex's first Octa-core processor powered flagship smartphone, Aqua Octa is another good choice for consumers looking at buying a device with GSM + CDMA capabilities. The powerful Android device features a 1.7 GHz Octa core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS which brings blazing fast speed and superior experience in gaming and browsing.
The device sports a massive 6-inch OGS capacitive touch screen display with high quality resolution, 2300 mAh battery along with a 13-megapixel primary rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, GPS, USB, among others. Priced at Rs 19,999, the device also brings on board 16 GB internal memory with 32 GB expansion support.
3. Huawei B199
Chinese mobile giant also enters the market with its powerful device dubbed Huawei B199. The 5.5-inch Android smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS laced with company's Emotion UI 2.0, a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.6GHz along with Adreno 305 for graphics and 2GB RAM. The dual-SIM device also boasts of an impressive 13-megapixel rear camera with flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. It also supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3,000mAh battery in addition to 16GB of in-built storage and expansion via Micro SD card.
4. Lenovo A600E
Lenovo A600E is another offering in this segment. The Android device brings on board a 4-inch TFT display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It also houses a 5-megapixel camera with video recording to take great pictures on the go, bluetooth and 8GB expandable memory. The device also boasts of a solid 2500 mAh battery backup with 4GB internal memory and expandable memory upto 32 GB via Micro SD card slot.
5. ZTE N790
For less expensive options, consumers can opt for ZTE N790. Priced at Rs 4,990, the device is fueled by Android OS v2.3 and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Other spec list includes 3.5-inch capacitive
display, 3-megapixel camera, 256 MB RAM, 1200 mAh battery and expandable memory support up to 32 GB.
There is also GPRS, GPS , USB , 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.