the best dual-sim phones of 2019


Dual sim phones are awesome. They allow you to have two numbers, keeping work and play separate. You can take advantage of separate offers, such as a cheap data plan on one sim, and an international plan on the other. There are some big benefits of a dual sim phone, especially if you travel overseas a lot, but unfortunately there aren’t many dual sim phones on the market.

Most manufacturers offer a dual sim option for their flagship phone, meaning most of the best dual sim phones are also the best all-round smartphones you can buy. I have picked my four favorite dual sim capable phones, but keep in mind, some of these might not be available in your area, so check the specs before you buy.

Huawei P30 Pro

  • Display: 6.47-inch, QHD+
  • CPU: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage options: 128/256/512GB
  • Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
  • Cameras: 40, 20, 8MP, and ToF
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4200mA

The P30 is one of the best smartphones you can buy, period. With a gorgeous curved body and an incredible OLED screen that makes viewing a pleasure. A big battery, a big screen, and big performance, what else could you want? Oh yeah, dual nano sim slots!

Samsung Galaxy s10 plus

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 (Australian version)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage options: 128/512GB
  • Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16mp
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3400mA

Samsung has long shown love for the dual sim aficionados, with many of its galaxy models featuring dual slots. The Samsung galaxy s10 plus features the best screen in any mobile device, using AMOLED technology to not only make images crisp and vibrant but less stressful for your eyes.

Asus Zenfone 6

  • Display: 6.4inch, FHD+
  • CPU: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage options: 64/256/GB
  • Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
  • Cameras: 48 and 13mp
  • Front camera: shared rear camera
  • Battery: 5000mA

What if you need dual sim functionality, but you don’t want to shell out thousands for the latest flagship? Asus has you covered with the Zenfone 6. This phone comes in well under the price of the other handsets listed and has some pretty impressive stats to back it up. Couple the meaty performance with a massive 5000mA battery, and you have a dual sim traveling companion that should last long flights and a full day of work.

iPhone XR

  • Display: 6.1inch, Retina
  • CPU: a12 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage options: 64/128/256GB
  • Operating System iOS 13.2
  • Camera: 12mp
  • Front camera: dual 7mp
  • Battery: 2942mA

If you’re an Apple fan and you want dual sim, things get a little tricky. While no apple handset physically supports dual sim cards, Apple offers a feature on the iPhone XS, XR, and proceeding models called ‘eSIM.’ An eSIM is a virtual sim card that acts like a nano sim and grants you the benefits of a dual card set up.

I have chosen the XR because I believe it represents the best value in Apple’s current line up. With all the performance you need, in a stylish body the XR doesn’t look or feel like last year’s model, and it has the best battery life out of the lot.

A dual sim set up is great for those who want to keep business and personal life separate without the hassle and expense of two separate handsets. Fortunately for consumers, manufacturers recognize the benefit of dual sim cards and keep providing us with amazing handsets. If you take a lot of business calls or travel frequently, why not consider a dual sim phone as your next smartphone.