Top 30 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones to invest in September 2014

Top 10s Natasha Garyali 11:00, 24 Sep 2014

We list the best and latest dual-SIM phones launched in India that pack in both CDMA and GSM capabilities

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 30 value for money picks to consider:

1. HTC Desire 816

HTC has been working hard at strengthening its mid market share in India. With a current estimated share of 6-7 percent, HTC hopes to gain a significant share with its exciting dual-SIM offerings. One of its recent offerings Desire 816, a mid-range device priced at Rs 23,990, brings great balance of features and spec sheet ( 5.5-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.6 GHz, quad-core CPUs, 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front camera) along with the dual SIM and GSM, CDMA and 3G network support.

2.HTC Desire 700

Another HTC offering in this category is Desire 700. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean smartphone laced with Sense UI comes fitted with a 5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and HTC Zoe support. There is also a 2.1-megapixel front camera for video calling. The dual-SIM device supports two HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card, 2,100mAh battery, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth among a slew of other features.

3. HTC One E8

HTC One M8's cheaper sibling, One E8 is another great buy for consumers looking at buying a stylish dual-SIM and GSM+ CDMA support devices. Priced at Rs 34,990, the stunning smartphone brings in a 5-inch display and is equipped with a quadcore Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.5Ghz. Presence of a 2GB RAM ensures that the smartphone functions seamlessly whether it is playing graphic intensive games or watching movies or surfing web pages or all the above.

The device also supports a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and a decent 2,600mAh battery. Storage space is ample with a 16GB of internal memory and a additional microSD card slot. The
Android 4.4.2 KitKat on top of HTC's fluid Sense 6 user interface ensures that navigation is a breeze. Other goodies on board include a BoomSound speakers, DotView cover for the M8 which will be compatible with the E8.

4. MTS Blaze 5.0

A pretty good buy in this category at Rs 10,999, the MTS Blaze 5.0 comes with 100,000 MB of data valid for one year. The device supports dual SIM support (CDMA+GSM) and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The device features a 5-inch display, an 8MP camera with a front facing camera, 2500 mAh battery and ample storage options - which includes a 32GB microSD card slot. Pre-loaded apps on the smartphone include MTS Playground music app, MTS TV app and MTS Wizard that lets users pay bills.

5. Micromax Canvas Duet 2

Micromax has gained considerable foothold in the Indian smartphone market owing to its impressive specs sheet and a very aggressive pricing strategy. One of Micromax's latest and a favorite among consumers is the Canvas Duet 2. Successor to its equally popular sibling, Canvas Duet 2, also brings the dual-SIM (GSM+CDMA) smartphone combo with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor (A5 MSM8625Q chipset) with 1GB of RAM. Featuring a 5.3-inch HD display, the device sports a 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash along with a front-facing camera, 4GB of inbuilt storage and an additional storage capability of up to 32GB. The device is backed by a 2300mAh battery. Other goodies on board include, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, GPS and 3G connectivity.


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