Top 5 dual SIM phones for Jan 2012

Samsung Champ Delux Duos (Price Rs 4,000)

With the launch of its second generation Champ device, Samsung decided to do something for dual SIM lovers as well, and that has perhaps inspired the company to launch Champ Duos.

Samsung Champ Duos, as the name suggests, is a dual SIM phone supporting GSM networks on both the SIMs. Champ Duos also features dual SIM standby and hence allows SIM selection so you just need to push a button to select the SIM you want to use.

The phone has a sleek metallic finish with a 2.8 inch full touchscreen display. Its compact size and glossy back cover make it look stylish. It is a music centric device with stereo FM and MP3 player, but it also has a lot of other features such as the home screen page, which expands to multiple pages with TouchWiz lite 2.0 user interface.

The homepage comes with 13 widgets for easy access to apps. Apart from the 2 megapixel camera, Samsung Champ Duos also has the latest Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, allowing connection to stereo Bluetooth headsets.

Champ Duos comes with USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer between devices and PCs, and has social networking features like ChatOn, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger and Gtalk, which can be accessed over GPRS.

Nokia C2-03 (Price Rs 4,800)

The Nokia C2 range of feature phones has been liked by users because of its touch and type input technology and dual SIM capabilities. The C2-03 features an easily accessible SIM slot that allows users to swap or change the SIM without having to turn the phone off.

The phone comes with a refreshed touch oriented S40 operating system. The icons and look and feel of the user interface seem to be inspired by Symbian Anna and look good.

C2-03 has a 2.6 inch display that offers good to great performance for various functions, and along with that there is a 2 megapixel camera for shutter bugs. It takes good visuals and 15 fps resolution video as well.

On the multimedia front, Nokia C2-03 has an impressive multi format audio player capable of playing all the known compressed formats including AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA and AMR-NB. Along with that, the FM radio is a wonderful inclusion that performs flawlessly, delivering stereo radio all round the city.

First Published : Monday, January 30, 2012 - 00:00
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