Top 32 GSM and CDMA dual-SIM phones to invest in November 2014

Top 10s Natasha Garyali 11:00, 6 Nov 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. HTC Desire 516C

The latest offering from HTC, Desire 516C hit Indian markets recently. Successor to the successful HTC Desire 516, the device features dual-SIM (CDMA+GSM) support. Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, it is fitted with a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) LCD display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.

It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Other goodies on board include 1950mAh battery that promises up to 9 hours of talk time (3G) and up to 220 hours of standby time (3G) and connectivity options like GRPS/ EDGE, 3G (HSPA+), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Rs. 12,990

5. Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 flip

The stylish flip handset is powdered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 Snapdragon 801 chipset and packs in Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM onboard. It is equipped with a 4.6-inch AMOLED WXGA display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution.The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device also boasts of a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and 4K video recording.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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