Dual-SIM phones have always been popular in global markets, and they’re now starting to catch on in the U.S. A dual-SIM phone offers more flexibility in that you can use two different numbers on the same device, making it a great choice for those who travel a lot. You can effectively use your primary SIM and pick up a local SIM to use on the same device, negating the need to carry two phones.
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OnePlus 7 Pro
All variants of the OnePlus 7 Pro come with a dual SIM card slot as standard. The device features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset, and with the front camera now hidden behind a motorized slider, you get an all-screen front that’s immersive. The 90Hz display delivers buttery-smooth scrolling, there’s a 48MP camera at the back, and you get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with the base variant.
$669 at OnePlus
Take great selfies
ASUS ZenFone 6
The motorized slider is just one way of getting rid of the cutout; brands like ASUS have instead opted for a rotating camera. The ZenFone 6 has a rotating module that flips over from the back when you want to take a selfie. What that means is that you get to take selfies with the 48MP primary camera, leading to much better shots. The phone is running the Snapdragon 855, a clean UI without any overt customization, and a massive 5000mAh battery.
$549 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy S10+
The Galaxy S10+ that’s sold in the U.S. has a single SIM card slot, but you can pick up the international model on Amazon. The S10+ has a gorgeous new design with a hole-punch cutout for the dual front cameras, and you get IP68 water resistance and wireless charging. Combine that with the one of the best displays you’ll find on a phone today and it’s easy to see why it is a standout offering.
$717 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10+ features a stunning new design and an even thinner cutout at the front. There’s 45W wired charging, and the internal hardware is some of the best you’ll find with a phone. Best of all, the S Pen stylus continues to help set Samsung devices apart, and it now has air gestures. Like the S10+, you’ll have to pick up the global Note 10+ to get dual-SIM connectivity.
$870 at Amazon
Huawei P30 Pro
The P30 Pro is one of the best phones I’ve used this year. The hardware is gorgeous, the OLED screen is fantastic, and you get a usable 50x zoom lens in a tiny package. The phone absolutely nails the basics, and when you factor in the outstanding camera and the 40W wired charging combined with excellent battery life, it’s one of the best all-round devices available today.
$704 at Amazon
Upgrade your camera
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi has always offered great value, and the Mi 9 is no different. The phone is packing the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor, and it’s also running the Snapdragon 855, a stunning AMOLED display, and is the first phone in the world to offer 20W wireless charging. And it manages to do all this while costing half as much as other flagships.
$389 at Amazon
The POCO F1 took the smartphone industry by storm last year for its value. The device features a Snapdragon 845 with liquid cooling, a 4000mAh battery, and an FHD+ 6.1-inch display. You’re not really missing out on much from devices that cost twice as much, and the value on offer still makes the POCO F1 a great option. Like all Xiaomi phones, you get a dual SIM card slot with dual VoLTE.
$297 at Amazon
Best on a budget
The Nokia name is synonymous with great budget phones in the U.S., and the Nokia 4.2 furthers that belief. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset, and has a tiny waterdrop cutout at the front. It has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, and the power button has an LED ring that lights up for incoming notifications and calls. With two SIM card slots and compatibility with AT&T and T-Mobile, the Nokia 4.2 is an excellent budget option.
$189 at Amazon
There’s something for everyone here
There isn’t any shortage of great options if you’re looking for a phone with dual-SIM card slots in 2019. The OnePlus 7 Pro in particular stands out for the hardware on offer coupled with the clean software experience with OxygenOS. There’s a lot to like in the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the main highlight is the 90Hz AMOLED display, which is absolutely stunning. The high-res panel along with the 90Hz refresh rate makes scrolling silky smooth, and you’re not going to see any lag in day-to-day usage.
That’s because of the Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The OnePlus 7 Pro is rocking the latest UFS 3.0 storage, which offers significantly more bandwidth than UFS 2.1. Basically, this is about as future-proof as phones get in 2019. There’s also a 48MP camera at the back joined by a wide-angle lens and a zoom module, and the motorized slider at the front eliminates the need for a cutout.
If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, the Nokia 4.2 is an excellent choice. HMD has made its name in the budget segment, and the Nokia 4.2 is officially available in the U.S. and is one of the best devices you’ll find for under in this price range.