Top 25 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones to invest in this month

Top 10s Natasha Garyali 11:00, 30 Jan 2014

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.


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Still , No better CDMA+GSM phone...
It makes me sad..

HTC Desire VC is definitely a great buy if you are looking at a stylish device with CDMA+GSM capabilities. That's true we haven't seen a lot of exciting devices in this category.

when i searched Nokia C2-03 and Nokia C2-00, both had gsm+gsm and not gsm+cdma, which one is true ?

Can anyone suggest me a reliable DUAL sim CDMA phone ?


akagarwaal @ gmail dot com

HTC Desire VC is a good buy at Rs 14,000 + as it has dual sim and CDMA +GSM capabilities. The other good choice is Samsung Galaxy Ace duos for Rs 12,000

Lava has launched iris 458q quad core processor with 4.2 android jellybean, 8 MP camera and 4.5 inch screen in just for 8,499...its nice phone with nice features and also dual sim phone.

Hello I have one newbie Question. Can anybody let me know what is WCDMA? I have a dual sim android phone in which one of sim slots indicate WCDMA. Does that mean I can put a CDMA sim in that slot? Please let me know asap thanks a lot

you have written nokia c2-00 is available in cdma gsm ... but isn't available ... i have checked its specifications ...

@arvinda, WCDMA is short for wide-band CDMA - it is basically a 3G tech that increases data transmission rates in GSM systems. If you have a
WCDMA mobile handset - then a CDMA sim card won't work in it.

Thanks Natasha

You are most welcome Aravinda B N

this is bakwas...

I don't think Sony Xperia C is GSM+CDMA. From websites I searched around, it appears to be GSM+GSM. And it is still to be released and there is not even one speculative date around the launch. Can you please confirm on this ?
Please do not suggest users to buy HTC Desire VC as it is the worst phone they can own at price of 15K. Battery backup is pathetic whether you use the phone or not.

Dear Readers, I had HTC Desire VC for 2-3 months and finally had to sell it at pathetic price. I bought it in 18K but it is not even worth 8K. It only looks good from front that's it. It is the only 4in screen android phone in market (with very old android version) with CDMA+GSM capabilities so HTC is taking advantage. You will be irritated by this phone in 10 days if you have used any other android phones. Even the chinese phones perform much better.

If any major players start looking at this CDMA+GSM segment, HTC will bring down the price of this phone to either 7-8K or stop manufacturing the phone.

If Android is not your requirement, go for Samsung Prime Duos.

Please dont buy this.

Lava iris 458q is not GSM+CDMA. It GSM+GSM dual sim.

first of all Xperia C the first phone in this list is not supported by cdma. its rather dual sim with Wcdma and gsm. which means 3g gsm(wcdma) and 2g gsm. so this phone doesnt fall in this list.

the best phone in indian market which supports actually cdma and gsm same time is htc desire xc. which as 4" 800x480 pixel screen and dual core 1 Ghz processor with android ics. its easily available online to order.

Even Spice Stellar Mi-425 is not GSM+CDMA. It is also GSM+GSM... Please update your information Natasha

Hi, the Spice Stellar Mi-425 is GSM + WCDMA:

We have updated the info. Thanks

Thanks @VigyanAnand we have updated the list.

Thanks Devesh Kumar we have updated the list with the new handsets. The list mentioned above is a aggregation of phones that sport dual-SIM or Android/Dual-SIM capabilities - we are not promoting any of the mentioned phones to the readers, rather helping them with the choices which are available in the market.

Love Gupta We have updated the list with new dual-SIM handsets that bear GSM +CDMA capabilities. Thanks

hi plss help me guys.. im from mumbai,i m planning to buy sim for for business purposes. which iwll will be best for me ?? cdma or gsm??

reliance cdma or docomo gsm ? or ne other .. plss guide me .. thanks

It is Micromax GC222 not Fly. Please correct it

Why don't you consider Lenovo phones like Lenovo A600e in this list...if you consider other sites like ebay you may get further advanced / latest phones with cheaper price from same brand...I am able to get that list after much of search only :-)

Suggest me a good cdma gsm mobile phone under Rs 2000- 2500

Hi Natasha, i went through , Top 16 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones in India for September 2013, Thanks a lot . Well Done & Very Good

pl suggest me cdam tab with voice calling or cdma gsm tab?

pls suggest me a cdma phn in the range 3000 to 8000 rs having high volume and good handlig...i bought a micromax was a real waste....i need to rebuy it,..pls help

I have anothe Question, the average of the HTC Desire price in India are OK, or I should buy it on Amazon, for example.

Its great article of both GSM and CDMA mobiles. but i am looking for under 10k.

lava kkt31c, good sound, good battery backup. 2300 rupees.

Can u please indicate why?

I have already answered this question in one of the posts below. But still I am copying it here for your reference:
"Dear Readers, I had HTC Desire VC for 2-3 months and finally had to
sell it at pathetic price. I bought it in 18K but it is not even worth
8K. It only looks good from front that's it. It is the only 4in screen
android phone in market (with very old android version) with CDMA+GSM
capabilities so HTC is taking advantage. You will be irritated by this
phone in 10 days if you have used any other android phones. Even the
chinese phones perform much better.

If any major players start looking at this CDMA+GSM segment, HTC will
bring down the price of this phone to either 7-8K or stop manufacturing
the phone."

So, even if it costs Rs 10K today, it is still not worth it... I hope you got my answer Dinesh S. Go for HTC One if you have budget or stay with simple phones which will atleast provide a good battery backup if not great touch & android experience.

Have u tried HTC XC?

No dear... I was already very pissed off with the VC version of HTC so never really took courage to buy another HTC. Their service is horrible. XC version is nothing special from VC except 200 MB extra RAM. Battery backup is really poor as some users complain. Its is essentially VC version with extra RAM and a little newer android (not latest). HTC is trying to fool users.
But in CDMA, we really don't have a choice.

Lenovo has introduced A600E smartphone within a reasonable Rs.9300 for Dual Sim(CDMA+GSM)

WCDMA is NOT CDMA... Its just another technology for 3g in GSM phones and has nothing to do with CDMA

Haier E617 and ZTE N799D are entry level C/G handsets. Am personally using the latter with Reliance CDMA and Vodafone for two weeks now. It is the best entry level C/G handset in my opinion. But at any rate, we can never compare G/G handsets with C/G handsets because CDMA connections have a minority market share and the C/G devices are frustratingly few and far between, with escalated prices and atrociously low specifications, as if it would be a wonder if they just worked.

What do u think of Samsung Galaxy Trend II Duos S7572 (CDMA+GSM)?

Anybody has tried Lenovo A600e (CDMA+GSM) yet?

Samsung Galaxy Trend 2 duos S7572 is not CDMA+GSM. Please check the specifications. But if you're talking about the phone in general, the phone is good value for money @6K.
But if you are waiting for a CDMA phone, its hard luck buddy. The real truth is that the market is not driven by the customers needs but by the manufacturer's greed. GSM companies are trying to sell their asses off just to keep CDMA out of market. Govt also favor them... (u already know why).

Why have you mixed CDMA and WCDMA? Both are different technologies and work on two different sides of the technology. For example, Intex Aqua Octa doesn't support CDMA. It doesn't work on MTS or Reliance CDMA. It requires WCDMA which Reliance GSM and all other carriers like Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea etc offer.

Hi I m planning to get micromax canvas blaze the new cdma gsm I want to know wheather the gsm slot supports lenovo 600 e does only 2g

have any CDMA + CDMA mobile....

what about the htc desire 700.. Its coming with zero downpayment plan Natasha G

what about the htc desire 700..Its having zero down payment plan also at 1949 pm for 24 months with unlimited calling on home+roaming network. The plan looks impressive but not able to decide about the handset.. Any advice Natasha G

Coming Soon ORISON Dual SIM(CDMA + GSM)

Key features
12.7 cm(5") IPS Screen
Android 4.1.2 OS
1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
8 MP Front and 2 MP Rear Camera
1GB Ram
8GB Internal Memory
2000mAh Battery
High Speed Data Access at 3.1 Mbps



Processor1.2 GHz Dual Core,

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8625

DUAL SIM (CDMA + GSM), EVDO Technology

Display10.16cm (4")WVGA 800*480px,

16:9 OS Android Jelly Bean 4.1


Storage4GB Flash Memory ,

Expandable up to 32GB through T-Flash Card

Connectivity WiFi, EVDO, USB 2.0, Bluetooth

CameraRear 2.0 MP, Front 0.3MP

Battery1500 mAh

Dimensions122*63.7*12 mmWeight126 g

Sharp Dual Sim (GSM + CDMA) Android Mobile
Key Features
4.3-inch IPS Touchscreen Display
Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
32 GB Expandable Storage Capacity
5MP Rear-Facing Primary Camera
0.3MP Front-Facing Secondary Camera
Dual Core ARM Cortex A5 Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8625 Chipset
3G Capability
Wi-Fi Enabled
Bluetooth Support

The hTc Desire VC is the WORST android phone I have ever used. Was always a fan of htc, but this phone is pure rubbish. Incredibly slow and not worth it even if you get it for free. Absolutely no support from htc or anyone else. Don't be fooled by its looks.

i want to buy a andriod smartphone in cdma with the least budget with a branded company. Please suggest me.

Which is the best CDMA phone to buy ???

Dear Natasa G,

I have plan to buy intex aqua i4 phone for my MTS CDMA sim is it works?

please help me on this.

Thank you

Is Intex Aqua Octa, mentioned above at 2nd number, really a CDMA+GSM Smart Phone? I mean will it support BSNL CDMA EvDO SIM card? Plz reply ASAP coz i want to buy this for BSNL EvDO internet....

I bought the Huawei B199 phone in China recently. But much to my regrets it is CDMA2000 and GSM, not WCDMA and GSM. So here in Denmark I can only use the one GSM SIM card, not two cards, as we don't have CDMA networks ... sigh ...

I was searching for last 5 days, but couldn't find a dual sim CDMA+GSM smartphone with 3G on GSM. Please help.

Can anyone suggest me a very good reliable DUAL sim CDMA phone ?Anybody who has used Lenovo S860E,S820E,A750E,or other cdma smart phone in Lava or micromax.


give me a suggest Cdma & Gsm mobile good battery bakup /net using also max 10000

You can go for some imported phones from China. You will get Lenovo & Samsung devices in 10K range. You will not get any warranty but it can be easily repaired as same model in GSM+GSM variant already available in India. You can try ebay and search "Samsung CDMA" or "Lenovo CDMA" and see the results. If you don't find what u were searching, probably it is because it is sold, just wait for fresh stocks, they keep importing phones in bunch.

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