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, and they're now starting to gain momentum in Western markets. With a dual-SIM phone, you can still use your primary SIM and pick up a local SIM to use on the same device while traveling, negating the need to carry two phones.
These are the best dual-SIM phones right now
The ultra factor
With a large battery, sublime screen, latest internals, and stellar cameras, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the best phones available today. Throw in dual-SIM connectivity as standard and you'll have a great overall package.
If you're interested in a mid-range option, the Galaxy S21 FE is a stellar choice right now. The phone has high-end hardware, a phenomenal screen, robust cameras, all-day battery, and fantastic value. Best of all, you get dual-SIM connectivity as standard.
The Pixel 6 is the obvious alternative to the Galaxy S21 FE, offering a unique design, fast internals, amazing cameras, and all the extras you'd want in this category. It has a single SIM by default, but you can add a second number via eSIM.
All-day pixel power
The Pixel 5a 5G is the default option if you want a mid-range phone with a standout camera, clean software, and 5G connectivity. While the phone has a single SIM card slot, it also works with eSIM, giving you the option to use two numbers. You can switch to eSIM for your primary number and use the physical SIM card slot for a secondary number.
It's Zen time
The Zenfone 8 takes the best features you'll find in the mid-range segment and offers them in a small package. The 5.92-inch AMOLED screen is ideal for one-handed use, you get a 120Hz refresh, Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Best of all, it's available directly in the U.S., and the unlocked version works on AT&T and T-Mobile's 5G networks.
Make Mi yours
The Xiaomi 12 isn't available in North America, but it is sold in over 30 international markets. The phone has a sleek design and features a versatile camera system, and the best part is that it's designed for one-handed use. And like all Xiaomi phones, it comes with dual-SIM connectivity as standard.
You found the right one
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is one of the best phones to consider outside North America. The phone has a gorgeous ceramic unibody design that stands out, it's packed with the latest hardware, and it offers cameras that hold their own against Samsung and Google.
Truly great value
POCO delivers one of the best options if you want a budget phone with dual-SIM slots. The X4 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 695, has 256GB of storage, comes with a 108MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery that lasts over two days.
These are the best dual-SIM Android phones
The best Android phones 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. But with the rise of eSIM, you can now get dual-SIM connectivity in North America on just about any phone.
The best choice at the moment is Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra. I've used a lot of phones in 2022 so far, and the S22 Ultra is my favorite by some margin. The combination of hardware along with the easy-to-use software and amazing cameras make it the best overall option.
If you're looking for a more value-focused phone, you should take a look at the Galaxy S21 FE. It distills the best features of the S21 series in a more affordable package, and you're not missing out on anything here. And the fact that you get long-term software updates is the icing on the cake.
Similarly, Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a are viable alternatives to what Samsung is selling in the value category. And if you want a budget phone, you should take a look at POCO's X4 Pro. The phone has 5G connectivity, a massive battery, powerful internals, and delivers a fantastic overall value.
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.
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