Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015We’ve been scribbling a fair bit about dual SIM smartphones recently, partly when detailing new Chinese dual SIM efforts like the Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, and more overtly in Dual SIM phones: what are they, how do they work, why would you want one?

Here we turn our attention to UK dual SIM phones, detailing five (for starters) in no particular order. Motorola, Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, Nokia? They’re all here, and they all want two SIM cards each!

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015Motorola Moto G second-gen

Price: £144.99 delivered @ Amazon

SIM size: micro-SIM

Network speed: 3G

Specs: 5in display (720 x 1280), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2,070mAh battery

The Motorola Moto G remains one of the most popular smartphones at the lower end of the spectrum, and this second-gen model goes crazy with the slots, welcoming dual SIM action and microSD compatibility to expand upon the 8GB built-in storage.

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos

Price: £192.99 delivered @ Amazon (sold by Catch-up, fulfilled by Amazon)

SIM size: micro-SIM

Network speed: 3G

Specs: 4.3in display (540 x 960), dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 1,900mAh battery

Samsung is endlessly prolific, but that works in our favour as we scout around for UK dual SIM smartphones. Here it’s the dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, or “Galaxy S4 mini Duos” if you prefer, notably including a decent 8MP rear camera.

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015Lenovo P780

Price: £109.99 delivered @ Amazon (sold by 2C World)

SIM slots: standard SIM

Network speed: 3G x1, 2G x1

Specs: 5in display (720 x 1280), quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 4,000mAh battery

The Lenovo P780 has been around for a while, granted, but it still stands out in the budget crowd with a colossal 4,000mAh battery. Interestingly, the second SIM slot doesn’t support 3G (never mind 4G), so if you have a data-focused SIM, jam that in slot 1.

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015Sony Xperia C

Price: £183.99 + £4.48 shipping @ Amazon (sold by FONOGRAM)

SIM slots: micro-SIM

Network speed: 3G

Specs: 5in display (540 x 960), quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 2,390mAh battery

The Sony Xperia C has a relatively low resolution at 540 x 960, but on the plus side that means drain on the 2,390mAh battery is minimal. The Sony Xperia C has also been praised for its design, and relatively minimal take on Android.

Best dual SIM smartphones UK 2015Nokia Lumia 630

Price: £112.99 + £4.48 shipping @ Amazon (sold by FONOGRAM)

SIM slots: micro-SIM

Network speed: 3G

Specs: 4.5in display (480 x 854), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1,830mAh battery

The Nokia Lumia 630 is a fairly basic phone (there’s no front camera, for example), but no list of UK dual SIM phones would be complete without a Windows Phone option!

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