As of 20110201 (1st February 2011), this page is no longer regularly updated.
The reason is that affordable dual sim android phone are now coming to the market faster than I can follow, and anybody who wants one only has to type "dual sim android" in Google.
However, the references it contains are still very useful.
Please also note that since 2011, almost all Samsung mobile are also available in dual SIM; just change the last reference number to 2 (for example, S4 mini is I9190=>I9192).
Please also note that as of version 5.1 (Lollipop, API level 22), Android supports natively multiple sims.
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IntroThis page is a quick summary of the things you can look for in a dual (or triple) sim phone.
It follows conversations and email exchanges with various people on the subject of the perfect phone.
Other pages of interest: my pages on Android and on Java
My former phones/devices can be found here: Android / other.
My Terms of reference
- Dual sim dual standby
- Carte SD
- Min 2 days on battery
- Replacement battery available
- Connects to my Linux machine as USB
No need for extra software or driver
- Lecture fichier jpg/mp3 et txt
- Appareil photo
- Java ou Android (2.3 has everything, but for future
compatibility, today the minimum is 5.1)
or large appstore
- radio tuner (idem)
- lecture mp4/AAC
- Possibilite de flasher les ROMS
or upgrade system
|Motorola E dual sim (2nd gen)||Serious candidate to be my future phone|
|LG K4||Another candidate ? slightly lesser spec but fits the rest. |
|BQ Aquaris m4.5||interesting candidate for future phone :-)|
|Archos 45c Helium||Very nice and serious contender. Seen for 100€ in Lux.|
|Archos 40 Helium||Quite nice,bought for 69€ in Lux, my current phone|
|Samsung Galaxy I9192||My previous phone. The only problem is samsung layer above android.|
|SimValley SP 80||My previous phone|
|Samsung Galaxy S7572|
|Sony Xperia E4G||Unfortunately non-removeable battery|
Places to go on the web
|GSM Arena||Excellent Phone finder. Start here to see if what you want exists!|
|ldlc.com||Excellent Phone comparator !|
|Kazam Uk||Uk producer by ex-HTC employees. Shop in Thionville (Telandcom)|
|Wiko France||Chinese producer trying to pass for french.|
|Pearl Deutschland||Where I bought my SP 80|
|Light in the box||Chine=> parfois prob. douane|
Local candidates (Luxembourg)
|Loads of dual sim||Auchan and Saturn||19-365||March 2015|
Giorgos sent me this link, with more links to more phone: http://bit.ly/ecIuFx
More than 2 sims ?
It looks like triple sims are moving from chinese-java only cheap phones into mainstream, much like dual-sim has. Android versions have appeared, and both Samsung and LG are getting into the market, which is promising. Both phone are entry-level, around €150. Samsung seems to follow the same convention than for dual sim phones, ie you change the last digit.Samsung started with a small phone, the 5280, which is available as
Oct 2015: an Acer L700 (triple sim) was spotted at Saturn for €179;
|Samsung Galaxy Star Trios S5283||Babiken|
|LG Optimus L1 II Tri E475||Light in the box|
|Motorola MOTOKEY 3-CHIP EX117||Even More Quadruple sims|
|LG A290 (simple phone)|
|More Triple sims|
|Even More Triple sims|