Dual SIM phones have always been considered as low end phones, but dual SIM phones offer more practical approach to the users by offering better functionality than single SIM devices. Today dual SIM phones are not only available in the low end category but have grown out in android based smartphones as well. Simply because the added ease of usage and functionality they offer. So here we have the top 5 list of dual SIM based phones below Rs 5,000 that will definitely help you make a great buying decision.
This time we have included Feature phones simply because feature phones are the right bargain point between low end devices and costlier smartphones. Feature phones offer bigger set of features as far as functionality goes but for a low price as well.
Today there are a large number of dual SIM based mobile phones available in the market but our selection criteria for the mobile phones simply is based on the popularity of the handsets along with the set of features that device offers. While there might be better phones out there but this top 5 list includes mobile phones that offer the best functionality and value for money across the price point.
So here is the Top 5 dual SIM feature phones under Rs 5,000.
Micromax Solar X259 (Price Rs 2,499)
The new Micromax X 259 is a very affordable feature phone that comes with an integrated solar panel to charge the device in times of need. This dual SIM (GSM+GSM) feature phone and is the first ever solar powered phone of the brand Micromax. The X 258 utilizes the power of sunlight for providing free and clean energy for users and also the freedom from wall chargers.
The Micromax X259 features a 2.4 inch wide color display along with an alpha numeric multitap keypad. It supports micro SD card to help users store their favorite songs, movies, videos and more while on the move.
Micromax X259 handset is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera, which is great for occasional snapping. Transferring data from Micromax X258 is also very easy thanks to the integrated Bluetooth connectivity.
The Micromax X259 comes with a 1000 mAh battery which ensures a good battery backup as well
Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos (Price Rs 3,890)
With the launch of the second generation Champ device, Samsung also decided that they will do something for the Dual SIM fraternity as well and that has what inspired Samsung to launch the Samsung Champ Duos. The Champ duos also features dual SIM standby and allows SIM selection so you just need to push a button to select which SIM you want to use.
The new 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. The phone is a music centric one with stereo FM and MP3 player, but it also has a lot of other features such as the home screen page being extendable in multiple pages with the TouchWiz lite 2.0 user interface.
The homepage comes with 13 different important widgets for easy access to multiple apps. Apart from the 2 megapixel camera, it also has the latest Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP allowing connection to stereo Bluetooth headsets as well. Champ duos also included USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer between devices and PCs, and has upgraded social networking application like ChatOn, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger and Gtalk which can be accesses over GPRS.
Nokia Asha 305 (Price Rs 4,580)
When it comes to Nokia Asha range of feature phones, they have been liked by the users a lot because of their simplicity, superior technology and the dual SIM capabilities as well. The Nokia Asha 305 features dual SIM GSM+GSM connectivity for ease of use and freedom from carrying multiple devices.
The Nokia Asha 305 gets the refreshed touch oriented S40 operating system as its base operating system. The icons and the look and feel of the user interface which is inspired by Symbian Anna and look good as well.
The Asha 305 gets a 3 inch display that offers well to great performance for various functions and along with that the 2 Megapixel camera is also there for shutter bugs that takes some good visuals and 15 FPS QICF resolution video as well. On multimedia front, the Nokia C2-03 impresses with offerings like multi format audio player capable of playing all known compressed formats including AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, AMR-NB. Along with that, the FM radio is a wonderful inclusion that performs flawlessly delivering stereo radio all around the city.
The Asha 305 also comes with Nokia maps 2 application for easy navigation and travelling around the city.
Motorola Gleam EX 212 (Price Rs 4,650)
The Motorola EX212 which is also called the Motorola Gleam is a stylish and sleek flip phone with an alphanumeric keypad. This phone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA resolution TFT screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The Motorola Gleam is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phone that allows you to keep in touch with different numbers simultaneously.
The phone comes loaded with a 2 megapixel camera that also supports video recording at 15 fps. The Motorola Gleam EX212 is powered by a 750 mAh Lithium-Ion battery. This phone when fully charged gives you a talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of 625 hours.
The Motorola Gleam has a built-in music player that supports varied audio formats such as MP3, MIDI and WAV. It also houses an integrated FM radio that lets you listen to your favorite music on the go. The memory of the Motorola EX212 is expandable up to 16 GB using a MicroSD card.
You can connect to the Internet using GPRS and EDGE on this phone. The phone has a micro USB port and Bluetooth with which you can connect to other devices to share files.
Karbonn Multiplex (Price Rs 2,500)
Karbonn is a well known brand when it comes to dual SIM and feature phones and the Karbonn Multiplex is the best example of Karbonn’s craftsmanship. The Multiplex is a dual SIM standby (GSM+GSM) touchscreen phone. The Multiplex also comes with a 3D user interface with menu widgets, which lets you have a three dimensional view of the applications as well.
The Karbonn Multiplex features a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 pixel resolution touchscreen display, which helps you view images in a bigger and a wider screen. The phone sports a 3 megapixel camera with, ability to record videos in 3GP, MP4 and AVI formats.
For entertainment the Karbonn Multiplex features FM radio and MP3 player. The MP3 player supports music formats like MP3, MIDI, AMR, AAC and WAV while the FM radio lets you listen to the tunes and record your favorite FM shows as well.
The phone comes with a memory 16 GB expandable memory for storage. There is also a Anti-Theft feature in the phone that allows users to track your handset when they lose it.