Motorola Moto G is the first handset that comes to anyone’s mind while looking for an option between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. While many smartphones offer promising hardware and performance in that price bracket, most come with Dual-SIM configuration.
This week, we have select five such dual-SIM smartphones that offer great hardware and can be used judiciously to enjoy best performance. While the real world experience may differ from the use case scenario.
Gionee’s dual-SIM Elife E7 mini is a dwarfed version of Elife E7. Gionee allows a 3G network SIM in one slot and a 2G network SIM in other slot. The
Elife E7 mini offers a 4.7-inch IGZO touchscreen display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and thereby offering pixel density of 312 pixels per inch. Under this crisp display lies an octa-core 1.7 Ghz MediaTEk MT6592 mobile chipset coupled with Mali-450MP4 GPU for graphics. This hardware tugs along 1 GB RAM and offers 16 GB on-board storage.
The smartphone unfortunately does not offer memory slot. Highlight of this smartphone is a rotating camera with 13 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED Flash. This camera can be rotated to a 180 degree for easily capture images of fairly decent quality. The camera allows full 1080p HD video recording as well. By default, the Elife E7 mini runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with AmigoOS User Interface on top of it. For great audio output, the smartphone also flaunts DTS 3D Surround Sound. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Proximity sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, and digital compass. Gionee has packed 2200 mAh battery inside.
Intex Aqua i7
Intex introduced the Aqua i7 about six months ago and offered 5-inch IPS display with full 1080p HD resolution. Made using Corning Gorilla Glass technology, the display promises clear and crisp visuals. The Aqua i7 packs one micro SIM and one mini SIM inside. The smartphone houses a quad-core 1.5 Ghz mobile processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and offers 32 GB on-board storage. There is no memory card slot on this device. At the rear, it offers 13 megapixel camera with LED flash for capturing decent quality images. In the front lies a 5 megapixel camera for video calls and self portraits. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi support, GPS with A-GPS and tethering options. Only possible pain point could be the 2000 mAh battery which may run out of juice quickly for heavy users.
Other than that, the smartphone has a marginal edge over the octa-core touting Intex Aqua Octa. Do read our review of the Intex Aqua i7.
Xolo Q3000 offers a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with full HD (1920×1080) resolution. The Q3000 is powered by quad-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589T mobile processor coupled with PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The Q3000 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean supported by 2 GB RAM. There is 16 GB internal storage with a memory slot to hold up to 32 GB micro SD card. At its rear, there is a 13 megapixel BSI 2 sensor clad camera with autofocus and LED Flash. In the front, it has a 5 megapixel camera with BSI sensor and wide-angle for video calling/chats. Measuring 8.9 mm thick, the Q3000 supports dual SIM (GSM+GSM) configuration.
Xolo has packed 4000 mAh battery to run for long time. Check our review of the Xolo Q3000 here.
Lenovo P780 smartphone offers dual-SIM configuration wherein one SIM supports 3G. Weighing 176 grams, the Lenovo P780 packs a 4000 mAh battery which promises talk time of over two days. Though heavy, the phone features a 5 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Lenovo has powered this smartphone with a quad core 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 mobile processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics and 1 GB RAM. Lenovo P780 has 4 GB/8 GB storage options and takes a memory card. It features an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash at the back and a 1.2 megapixel camera in the front for video calling.
By default, the Lenovo P780 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Lenovo has incorporated FM radio, Bluetooth 3.0, dual band WiFi, GPS with A-GPS support and a bunch of sensors.
Micromax introduced the Canvas Knight A350 as the Octa-core smartphone to compete with Intex Aqua Octa and Xolo Q3000. This dual-SIM handset offers 3G network support in one SIM and 2G network support in second. The Canvas Knight A350 features 5-inch IPS LCD display with full 1080p HD resolution. The display offers a crisp text and images with pixel density of 440 pixels per inch. Micromax has powered this smartphone with the octa-core 2 Ghz MediaTek MT6592T mobile chipset paired with 2 GB RAM and offering 32 GB on-board storage. Sadly, there is no memory card slot. Micromax has used a 16 megapixel camera with OmniVision Image Sensor coupled with M8 Largan Lens. The camera also works with Voice Command and offers several options such as touch focus, face detection, Auto focus and more. This camera can record full 1080p HD video as well.
By default, it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and offers connectivity features such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Support. Loaded with several apps, the Canvas Knight A350 packs 2350 mAh battery capacity. Do check our review of Micromax Canvas Knight A350