The 3 Best Dual-SIM Phones of 2023

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You know you have one of the best dual SIM phones when you can effortlessly switch between numbers. Dual SIM phones allow you to have two SIM cards in one device. Our pick for the best Android, Samsung Galaxy S9, will enable you to have SIMs from two carriers simultaneously inside the device.

Best Android

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

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The Galaxy S9 carries over the design of its predecessor, but it has premium specs, incredibly well-rounded features, and a price that’s come down nicely since launch. While not all Galaxy S9 versions feature dual-SIM support, the international version is readily available and offers dual-SIM functionality. This allows you to pop in a SIM card from two carriers and use them simultaneously or efficiently switch between them if you travel.

On top of that, you’re getting a top-tier Android smartphone with a speedy octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, capable front and rear cameras, a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with an incredibly high resolution, and a durable design with an IP68 rating against water and dust damage. Music lovers get an even sweeter perk — unlike many other flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 still includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can keep using your favorite pair of headphones.

Best Camera

Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

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You don't have to sacrifice a great smartphone camera to get the dual-SIM support you need. Google's Pixel 3 can support multiple carrier connections through eSIM, letting you set up one connection electronically and the other with a physical SIM card. Once you're set with the SIMs, you can shoot with the camera.

You'll no doubt want a good camera if you're a frequent traveler needing dual-SIM support for network connections abroad. The Pixel 3's 12MP may not sound like much on paper, but the company has put forth the most capable smartphone camera on the market with Google's software optimization. The dual front-facing cameras will also ensure your selfie game is strong.

There's plenty more to like about the Pixel 3; it comes with Android 9, and Google's devices frequently get updates to their operating system and security. It's a quick phone with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The 5.5-inch pOLED display offers a sharp resolution and isn't cut into with a notch. Plus, dual front speakers provide a quality sound experience while watching media.

Runner-Up, Best Camera

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro


Huawei may not be the most familiar brand, and the Mate 20 Pro isn’t on everyone’s radar, but it should be. The premium smartphone offers incredible specs, a stunning design, serious camera performance (that can occasionally outshine even the best), and the dual-SIM support you need.

The Mate 20 Pro is premium in every way; it has a big, 6.39-inch display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 for an insanely crisp 538 pixels per inch, plus it supports the popular HDR10 standard. The screen is naturally AMOLED in this premium tier, and you’ll get plenty of use courtesy of a quick-charging 4,200mAh battery. The Mate 20 Pro even boasts the ability to charge other phones wirelessly. Inside, it’s powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset and 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the model.

Dedicated AI hardware pairs three rear cameras and a 24MP front-facing camera for incredible performance. Versatility is also a significant plus, as wide-angle, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras are on the back. The ability to switch and blend between them makes it a capable photo and video camera, and with dual-SIM support, it’s a worthy travel companion.

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