The best dual-SIM Android phones let you seamlessly use two SIM cards at the same time. Dual-SIM phones have always been popular in Asian countries, but they're now starting to gain momentum in Western markets too. With a dual-SIM phone, you can still use your primary SIM and pick up a secondary SIM (when traveling) to use on the same device, thus negating the need to carry two phones.
Many of the best modern Android phones can use two SIMs, but they usually have only one physical SIM slot. This includes smartphones like Pixels that support eSIMs, essentially making them dual-SIM devices. This widens the pool for anyone who's in the market for the best dual-SIM Android phones.
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The ultra factor
With a large battery, a sublime screen, the latest internals, and stellar cameras, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is hands down one of the best Android smartphones available today. Throw in dual-SIM connectivity as standard, complete with goodies like S Pen support and fast charging (both wired and wireless), and you have a great overall package.
A is for awesome
If you're interested in a mid-range option, the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G is an awesome choice right now. The phone features high-end hardware, a phenomenal screen, robust cameras, all-day battery life, and much more, at a fantastic value. Best of all, you get dual-SIM connectivity as standard.
Loaded to the gills with awesomeness, the latest and greatest Pixel 8 Pro is undeniably the best smartphone Google has made till date. It's driven by the newest Tensor G3 platform, has an amazing triple-lens primary camera system, a truckload of AI features, and will get seven (yes, you read that right!) Android OS updates. It's available in three funky colors - Bay, Porcelain, and Obsidian.
Google Pixel 7a shows that you don't need to spend a fortune to get brilliant cameras and high-end hardware in your phone. It's powered by the same Tensor G2 platform as the pricier Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, takes fabulous photos, and sports a similar overall design. Sure, the 5W wireless charging speed is a bit slow, but it's a flagship feature in a cheap phone. Plus, the vibrant 90Hz AMOLED panel and top-tier haptics just make everything better.
It's Zen time
In a world of large and unwieldy Android smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone 10 truly stands out. It's easily one of the best one-handed Android smartphones available right now. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and also comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. The 5.9-inch Super AMOLED panel is a sight to behold, and you also get a 4,300mAh battery with support for fast (wired as well as wireless) charging.
Make Mi yours
Packing a magnificent quad-lens rear camera setup developed in collaboration with Leica, a stunning 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED display, insanely fast wired and wireless charging, and a whole lot more, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is among the most versatile and feature-laden dual-SIM Android phones you can buy. That said, you'll have to get it via third-party retailers as it's not officially sold in North America.
Settle for this
The OnePlus 11 is one of the best Android smartphones you should consider, both inside and outside North America. It has a gorgeous metal and glass design with a distinct camera island that stands out. It's packed with the latest hardware and offers cameras that can hold their own against Samsung and Google. Other noteworthy features include 100W wired charging, and up to four generations of Android OS updates.
Truly great value
POCO delivers one of the best mid-range options if you want a smartphone with dual SIM slots with the POCO X5 Pro 5G. It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778 5G chipset and offers 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of internal storage. You also get a triple-lens rear camera system with a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP macro camera. All this hardware is backed by a solid 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W wired charging.
The incredible RedMagic 8 Pro is essentially a mobile gaming rig that you can carry around anywhere, with beastly specs like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, built-in ultrasonic shoulder triggers, and a notch-less AMOLED display with an under-display front camera. You even get a 3.5mm headphone port, awesome battery and charging capabilities, and two cool transparent versions with RGB lights, all for a lot less than the ROG Phone 7.
These are some of the best dual-SIM Android phones in the market right now
The best Android smartphones all come with a dual-SIM card slot, but because of the carrier-driven ecosystem in the U.S., phone manufacturers like Samsung disable this feature in the region. However, with eSIMs getting increasingly popular, you can now get dual-SIM connectivity in North America on just about any smartphone.
The best choice at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. I've used a lot of phones in 2023 so far, and the S23 Ultra is my absolute favorite, and that's down to the sheer number of features on offer. The Pixel 8 Pro is a close second, thanks to its clean Android interface, AI-powered enhancements, and Google's promise of seven years of software features. Not to mention, it's the best phone for photography of any sort, thanks to the Tensor G3 SoC and awesome triple-lens rear camera setup.
If you're in the market for a more value-focused phone, you should take a look at the Galaxy A54 5G from Samsung's Galaxy A lineup. It distills the best features of the S23 series in a more affordable package, and you're not missing out on any (major) features here. The fact that you get long-term software updates is icing on the cake.
Lastly, if you want a small but mighty Android phone, the Zenfone 10 from ASUS is the ideal choice by a huge margin. It's easily usable one-handed, has top-of-the-line hardware on par with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and takes great photos. The best part is that the battery lasts well over a day, and you get a clean software experience.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.