Are you looking for a dual sim smartphone at a tight budget of around Rs. 10,000? If so, you need to rely on Indian brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice etc. Most renowned manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Sony are selling smartphones in that price range but spec wise these are poor. When you are paying something like 10k you may have some expectations. You can expect your smartphone will run plenty of free games out there in app market. It sports a fast processor.
Display is more than average quality and at least 4 inch in size. Internal storage is satisfactory and there is a camera that takes impressive images at least in day-light. HD video playback or recording is a appreciated. GPS must be there along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB. HDMI is not necessary. Dual sim compatibility is a must. Battery must ensure decent hours of usage etc. If you have set criterion in this way you must check out the following 10 dual sim smartphones. Do not forget to share if you do not like the list and you think I have missed out the best dual sim smartphone out there in market-
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Andi 4.5H is the only smartphone out there in Indian market running dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It uses the same MediaTek MT6577 chip that has been used in Micromax A110, Spice Stellar Virtuoso, Lenovo 700i etc. Though you do not see any other difference in hardware but 1 GB RAM certainly increases the level of multitasking and you get better performance. For gaming it’s the best choice. It shows off 4.5 inch IPS LCD display and qHD resolution which is once again impressive.
Price: Rs. 12,999/-
It’s a 5 inch phablet running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Powered by dual core processor the droid enjoys the company of 512 MB RAM. It ensures fast multitasking. IPS LCD 5 inch display supports 480×800 pixels resolution at 196 ppi. Rear facing 8 MP camera takes impressive images in day-light and records HD 720p video. Battery back up not impressive though Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery is supplied with this handset. It’s one of the best dual sim smartphones available in Indian market.
Price: Rs. 9999/-
It’s a trademark Sony Xperia handset running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. Powered by Snapdragon S1 SoC the handset is supplied 512 MB RAM for faster multitasking. Rear camera is a mere 3.2 MP one while there is no front camera. At this stage most of buyers favor wide display in smartphones. If you are front that category you will not like 3.2 inch display of the handset. Battery is 1500 mAh.
Price: Rs. 9999/-
4. Lenovo P700i
Lenovo is targeting Indian smartphone market with higher priority. Recently launched 700i is very impressive. It sports 4 inch IPS LCD display with qHD resolution. Lesser resolution or WVGA 480×800 pixels would have been better with this one. It equips 2500 mAh battery that promises 22 hrs of usage which is more than impressive. Rear facing 5 MP and front facing VGA camera are there as well.
Price: Rs. 11,900/-
Powered by 832 MHz ARMv11 processor it’s the best dual sim smartphone Samsung is selling in less price segment. It sports 3.5 inch TFT LCD display, 5 MP fixed focus camera, 512 MB RAM, 160 MB storage etc. Camera lacks LED flash and auto focus feature. Although it packs just 1300 mAh battery you do not need to charge it every now and then. Only the brand and huge customer base gives it a place in top 5.
Price: Rs. 11,900/-
6. Karbonn A30
Huge 5.9 inch Karbonn A30 is placed in this list just because of the bigger display. Powered by dual core processor A30 is has similar specs as compared to Micromax A110. Unfortunately, RAM is just 512 MB. But in benchmark tests, Karbonn A30 stands up strongly. Rear facing 8 MP camera is there along with LED flash and auto focus. For video calling front camera is there. Karbonn is supplying a leather cover bundled with this handset.
Price: Rs. 11,500/-
Before it was officially announced we thought it would equip 1 GB RAM. Finally, it was 512 MB. Display is settled to 4.5 inch and it’s IPS LCD instead of TN LCD. The handset is compact in all respect. Spice have used custom UI over Android 4.0 ICS UI. The handset looks impressive. Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery ensures 5 hrs of usage. Rear facing 8 MP and front facing VGA camera are there.
Price: Rs. 10,500/-
It’s the only dual active smartphone in this list. Samsung is not claiming the dual active nature of this handset. It’s dual smart handset where you can accept calls in both sim cards at a time. It features 4 inch TFT LCD display, 1 GHz processor, 768 MB RAM. Dual camera are there. Out of the box it runs Android 4.0.4 ICS. But it will be upgraded to v4.1.1 JellyBean soon. Overall, brilliant.
Price: Rs. 14,900/-
9. HTC Desire V
Beats Audio powered HTC Desire V is the best music phone in this list. It resembles Samsung Galaxy S Duos in most of the areas. But along with 1 GHz single core processor 512 MB RAM are there. Display size is 4 inch. Rear camera is 5 MP but there is no front camera which is disappointing for many. HTC is using Sense 4.0 UI over Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich UI.
Price: Rs. 16,500/-
10. HTC Desire SV
It’s the best dual sim smartphone in this list. Beats Audio Amplified the droid can produce superior sound quality in headset. Also it’s the best camera phone in this list. It sports 8 MP camera with separate HTC image chip and F2.2 aperture. LED flash, auto focus features are there as well. Desire SV comes with 4.3 inch Super LCD2 display, dual core Snapdragon S4 SoC, 768 MB RAM. It might get upgrade to JellyBean in near future. It’s the best dual sim smartphone in all respect. But the price is bit higher.
Price: Rs. 22,450/-