The advent of mobile telephony services and mobile phones has knocked the fixed land line facility to a second place position as people now “talk” on the move. Gone are the days therefore when calls are received only at homes, offices or other public or designated areas. This development has undoubtedly made communication easier, faster and “on the go”!. With mobile telephony service companies now number into their hundreds, service subscribers have recently been numbered to be well over 5 billion world over. In well industrialized climes where customer satisfaction is an organizational core value, the service providers have upped their services such that brand loyalty is maintained.Except for businesses and celebrities, it was rare for subscribers to maintain more than one network service provider, except where personal and business lines needed to be distinct.
In developing countries where networks are largely unstable and incessantly fluctuates, it is fast becoming the norm for subscribers to maintain more than one network. In countries like Nigeria, it is not uncommon to see an individual maintaining between 2 to 5 different mobile lines belonging to different networks, or owning one or more lines from the same network. Since the early mobile phones in the market were single SIM phones, subscribers who maintained more than one line were faced with the choice of acquiring handsets commensurate to the number of mobile lines they had. In Nigeria for example, a man who uses MTN, GLO, Etisalat and Airtel lines has to endure the burden and inconvenience of bearing 4 handsets around. Dual SIM phones have also been popularized by the promotional lower prices applied to calls between clients of the same service provider.
It is partly due to this inconvenience that some phone manufacturing company first conceived the idea of producing dual SIM phones for such markets. Expectedly, sales patronage soared for this company, and within a short period of time, other phone manufacturers keyed into the ready market of producing dual SIM phones. In fact, apart from iPhone and maybe Blackberry, there hardly is a phone manufacturing company that doesn’t produce dual SIM phones at the moment. As at today, there are triple SIM phones like the
LG A290 and 4 SIM phones like the Cherry Mobile Quad Q70 phone.Having become so popular, the user is now faced with the choice of which is the best dual SIM mobile phone to use. Car user are faced with the choice of going for either a Ferrari, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Toyota, Kia, Limousine, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Chrysler or other brands based on what they perceive as obvious edges of a particular car brand over another. It is virtually the same with phones. Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Tecno have
various features that appeals to the user. As technological advancements necessitates improvements and upgrading or variations in the products, so are thechanges in the product price determined by the screen size, resolution, storage capacity, processing speed, RAM, camera capacity and features battery life and capacity, connectivity options and software content. The use of any of them has largely become a matter of preference, taste and style. Some of the more popular brands in the market are:
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos features a 5.7 inch 1440p super AMOLED display, impressive stylus, and a blazing fast snapdragon 805 processor. It has a 16 GB internal storage and 3,000mAh battery. Other dual SIM products of the brand are Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and their various models and variants and a few others. Generally, Samsung phones are known to have sleek designs with interactive features and long battery life.
some of its makes are Nokia 150, Nokia 216, Nokia 230, Nokia Lumia 730, Nokia Lumia 530, Nokia X2, Nokia Lumia 630, Nokia 225, Nokia 220, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia XL, Nokia X, their various models and a few others. Traditionally, Nokia brands are known for their durability and resilience.
LG G3 Dual LTE is a phone with a powerful quad-core 801 processor, 1440p, 5.5 inch display, 3 GB RAM, and a 13 megapixel camera with laser autofocus feature. Other dual SIM products of the brand are LG G4, LG G3, LG L45, LG L60, LG L90, LG Optimus and a host of others.
HTC Desire 816G dual SIM phone. This dual SIM product features a 5.5 inch 720p display, quad-core processor, and a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash. Other dual SIM products of the brand are HTC One X10, HTC ULTRA, HTC Desire, HTC One E9 and a few others
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro is a dual SIM device that employs a 1080p 5.3 inch display, and runs an octa-core 64 bit snapdragon processor. It features a 13 megapixel camera that works with Lenovo’s Vibe extension selfie flash. Other dual SIM products of the brand are Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Lenovo K6, Lenovo P2, Lenovo Phab 2, Lenovo K3 Note, Lenovo Z2 Plus, Lenovo K4 Note and a host of others.
Sony Xperia X3. This 5.2 inch display bright and beautiful phone has a 3100mAh battery with 1080p. The phone features a quad-core snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM, and a 20.7 mega pixel camera inside its sleek waterproof body. Other dual SIM products of the brand are Sony Xperia XZ, Sony Xperia E5, Sony Xperia X, Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia M5, Sony Xperia C5, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia M2 and several others.