Best dual SIM phones

If you’re looking to run multiple phone numbers from just one handset, we’ve got the best picks for every price bracket and need.

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The best dual SIM phones in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Dual SIM is a fairly standard inclusion these days on a lot of phones across a wide variety of price points and needs. We've tested out every phone in this list, and hundreds more besides, taking into consideration not only their dual SIM capabilities but also their general value for money within their respective price brackets, camera quality and everything else that goes into making a great smartphone.

Read more detail on our methodology below.


Best sub-$200 dual SIM phone: Nokia G10

Pros

  • Dual SIM
  • 3-year warranty
  • USB-C charging

Cons

  • Average cameras
  • 720p display
  • Battery could last longer

Price (RRP): $199

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Why we chose it

In the true budget category there's a surprising number of dual SIM phones, but HMD Global's Nokia G10 stands out nicely. Not so much just for dual SIM, but also the exceptional three-year warranty and two years of Android updates, which means it's a phone that'll keep on calling and being supported years after the other budget options are yesterday's news.

Read our full review of the Nokia G10


Best sub-$500 dual SIM phone: Motorola Moto G 5G Plus

Pros

  • Dual SIM
  • Good performance
  • 90Hz display

Cons

  • Carrier model is only single SIM
  • Macro camera isn't great
  • Battery life can be hit hard by 5G

Price (RRP): $499

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Why we chose it

If you're looking at a dual SIM phone, you should probably also consider your 5G needs, now and in the future. Motorola's Moto G 5G Plus brings 5G capabilities and dual SIM to you for under $500 in a package that's not an utter standout in any single category, but instead a generally great all-round performer. The one caveat here is that the model sold through carriers is actually only single SIM, so if you want dual SIM action on the Moto G 5G Plus, you'll need to buy it outright.

Read our full Motorola Moto G 5G Plus review


Best $500–$1,000 dual SIM phone: Google Pixel 4a 5G

Pros

  • Dual nano and eSIM
  • Easy-to-use camera
  • Guaranteed Android updates

Cons

  • Plain design
  • Second sim is eSIM only
  • No wireless charging

Price (RRP): From $799

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Why we chose it

Google's Pixel lines are all about Android stripped down to the basics and of its current Pixel line-up the Pixel 4a 5G is easily the best-value option. It has the biggest display, still has a headphone jack and has Google's excellent AI-driven camera to make taking photos a breeze. On the dual SIM side, it has a single slot for nano SIM cards and the option to use an eSIM as a secondary SIM, as long as your telco actually supports that feature. That covers the big network players, but not so much the MVNO space as much, although you could always opt for a physical MVNO-based SIM and then a telco network eSIM to meet those needs.

Read our full Pixel 4a 5G review


Best premium dual SIM phone: Apple iPhone 12

Pros

  • Dual nano and eSIM
  • Amazingly powerful
  • Tough ceramic glass

Cons

  • Only dual-lens camera
  • Charger not included
  • Small battery capacity

Price (RRP): From $1,349

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Why we chose it

If you've got the budget to spare, Apple's premium iPhone 12 Pro Max or Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G are great dual SIM handsets, but for those who want a little sanity in their mobile phone pricing, the iPhone 12 is our pick of the premium bunch. You get the same powerful processor as the Pro Max without the price sticker, along with a single nano SIM and eSIM capability to handle your dual SIM needs. Apple's operating system support tends to stretch over many years, so it's a dual SIM phone that you could comfortably keep upgraded and using for some time to come.

Read our full iPhone 12 review


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