The dual-SIM phones are becoming highly popular these days as they reduce the burden of carrying two different phones. Many prefer two numbers in order to separate professional and personal work. With the implementation of this dual-SIM technology in smartphones now you can do all your official and personal stuff with a single device.
In India Android smartphones are more popular than any other platform. It has a vast market from where you can choose variety of smartphones for every budget.
Here is a list of top ten dual-SIM smartphone which comes preinstalled with advanced Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.
1. HTC Desire V
HTC Desire V is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone which runs on Android 4.0 along with HTC Sense 4 user interface and is powered with 1GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM.
It sports a 4-inch display screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory using microSD cards and the phone also comes with 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage for a period of 2 years. This smartphone also supports Beats Audio and provides the option of using 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, GPS, AGPS and 3.5mm audio jack.
2. Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is the dual-SIM version of original Xperia Tipo smartphone. All the features and specifications are same to the original version except the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality.
The Sony Xperia Tipo Dual has a 3.5 inch TFT touch screen display at a resolution of 480×320 pixels. It is powered by an 800MHz processor, backed by a 512 MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
It sports a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera at the back, 2.9 GB internal memory (up to 2.5 GB user-accessible memory), up to 32GB expandable memory with microSD and 1500 mAh battery.
The devices are 13 mm thick, weight 99.4 g and support 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS, 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi. The device also comes with preloaded apps like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. It is available in black and white colors.
3. Micromax Superfone Pixel A90
It seems Micromax is launching smartphone every day. Now the company has come up with a stylish smartphone Superfone A90 Pixel. The device sports 4.3 inch high definition Super AMOLED touch screen. The Superfone A90 Pixel is powered by a 1GHz processor backed by a 512MB RAM and the phone functions on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The device also comes with the voice assistant application – AISHA (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) which was first debuted in Superfone A50 Ninja smartphone. Micromax claims AISHA will translate the words into action; it is a voice recognition application, through which you can browse the web, view stock market details, check weather and phone status, movie reviews, make calls, updated status on Facebook, Twitter and lots more.
Furthermore for connectivity it supports Bluetooth 2.1, Wifi, 3G, WAP, USB 2.0 for charging and data transfer. The device is packed with 1600mAh battery which offers talk time up to 5 hours and standby time up to 174 hours.
4. HTC Desire VC
Following the success of HTC Desire V, the first dual-SIM Android smartphone of HTC, the company came up with one more dual-SIM smartphone – Desire VC. Almost all the specifications are similar to Desire V; the only difference is that the Desire VC comes with CDMA+GSM – SIM support whereas the Desire V supports only GSM+GSM – SIM.
The Desire VC sports a 4 inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The phone is powered with a 1GHz processor and a 512 MB RAM. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera and auto focus and an LED flash.
The phone proves to be a slim little handset having just 9.42mm thickness. The phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and the happy news is that the phone also has the HTC Sense 4 installed in it which improves the overall user friendliness of the phone. Desire VC has an internal memory of 4GB. It also has a microSD slot supporting expandable memory of up to 32GB and it comes powered with a 1650 mAh battery.
5. Mercury magiQ
Kobian, an IT peripherals company which sells devices under the brand name Mercury has now come up with a new 5 inch dual-SIM Android phone named Mercury MagiQ.
The Mercury MagiQ sports 5 inch capacitive multi-touch display and it functions on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm processor and 512 MB RAM. The device comes with an internal memory of 4GB and has a microSD card that allows for up to 32GB expandable memory.
The smartphone boasts of a 12 mega pixel camera which is the highest among budget smartphones. It also comes with a VGA front facing camera which allows the user to make video calls and chats. The battery of the device seems to be strong as the company claims that it will provide 13 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby.
Mercury is pretty famous for its mTab tablet range which supports 3G and voice communication.
6. Micromax Superfone Canvas A100
The Indian mobile manufacturer, Micromax is well known as the producer of budget smartphones in the gadget world. The company has once again launched a new dual-SIM smartphone with huge screen called A100 Superfone Canvas.
The A100 sports 5 inch capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It is powered with dual-core processor at a clock speed of 1GHz, 512MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It has a 5 mega pixel camera at the back with LED flash, 0.3 mega pixel front facing camera, 4GB onboard storage, microSD card for expandable memory up to 32GB and uses 2000 mAh battery which company claims to provide talk time up to 5 hours and standby time up to 180 hours.
In terms of connectivity the device supports, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPRS, GPS, EDGE and micro USB 2.0 for data transfer and charging as well.
7. Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500
Stellar Horizon Mi-500 sports a huge 5 inch capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels to compete with Galaxy Note. The device is powered with dual core Snapdragon processor at a clock speed of 1 GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
It comes with an internal memory of 4GB along with a slot for microSD card which allows expanding memory up to 32GB. It comes with dual SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality with dual standby technology and supports both 3G as well as 2G network.
It also feature 5 megapixel camera at the back with autofocus and LED flash and a front facing camera of 0.3 megapixel for video calling and chatting and has a powerful 2150 mAh battery which is expected to provide a decent battery life.
8. Karbonn Smart A18
Karbonn Smart A18 is the company’s flagship smartphone. It is a mid range dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone with comes with large 4.3 inch IPS touchscreen display with wide angle view.
The A18 is powered with single core processor at a clock speed of 1GHz, 512MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Other notable specifications are 5.0 mega pixel camera at the back with advanced features like Burst Mode and Face Detection, 1.3 mega pixel camera at the front for video calling, 2.55 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB. There is a 500 mAh battery which the company claims to offer 7.5 hours of talk time and 270 hours of standby time.
In terms of connectivity the device supports 3G, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smartphone comes preinstalled with various apps including Facebook, Google Currents, Twitter, Picasa, Gmail, Yahoo Messenger, Flickr, WhatsApp, PayTM, Karbonn Smart and many more.
9. WickedLeak Wammy Note
WickedLeak Wammy Note sports a 5 inch screen and has a resolution of 800×480 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz processor along with 512MB of RAM and runs on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The device comes with an 8 mega pixel camera which comes with flash, auto focus, Burst feature and video capability. There is also a 1.3 megapixel front camera and a microSD card slot which lets you expand the memory up to 32GB.
Furthermore, Wammy Note features good connectivity features supporting Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G. It also has GPS, Analog TV, FM radio and a USB port. The company claims that the huge 2,500 mAh battery in the device is capable of giving up to 8 hours of talk time and 260 hours of standby time. The smartphone will be available in two colors to choose from– Black and White.
10. iBall Andi 5c
iBall is continuously producing budget smartphones under its Andi series. This smartphone comes with 5 inch IPS touch screen display, powered with Cortex A9 processor at a clock speed of 1GHz speed and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Andi 5c is the first smartphone from the company that runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It also has a 5 mega pixel camera at the back with LED flash and also has a front facing camera that supports video calling.
The device comes with a 2300 mAh battery which is decent enough for a moderate usage. Along with the above features the phone also provides the users with the option of dual SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality. It also has 4GB internal memory along with a slot for the microSD card which can boost up the memory up to 32GB. In terms of connectivity it supports GPS, GPRS, Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi.
Though this smartphone is priced at 15,999, it is available on some online shopping portals like ebay, tradus, yebhi and many others with a discount price of 12,999.