Most of us use Reliance Jio SIM card as a secondary number. Since the Jio SIM works only on 4G VoLTE networks, it naturally becomes inactive if you use any other SIM card in your phone for data. This is a problem because with burgeoning competition, all OEMs are dolling out lucrative data offers and more 4G data never hurt anybody.

To address this challenge, all major chipset makers including MediaTek, Qualcomm, and even Spredtrum have been working on Dual SIM dual VoLTE support.

It must be noted that there are several dual VoLTE phones that support 4G VoLTE on both SIM slots but only on one at a time. Dual SIM dual VoLTE (DSDV) phones can keep two 4G or 4G VoLTE SIM cards active in your phone (in Standby configuration, not Active) simultaneously. Some of these phones are already available in India.

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List of phones that support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE in India

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Review) is the only affordable phone priced under Rs. 15,000 that supports dual SIM dual VoLTE. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset that supports this new technology.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs near-stock Android software, has a massive 5000mAh battery, and has a good quality full HD display. Asus has partnered with Flipkart to sell the Max Pro M1 online at a disruptive price.

Pros 

  • Great performance
  • Display quality
  • Great battery backup
  • Pure Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Separate card slot

Cons

  • Camera app needs improvement

 

2. OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6, which is also the first SD845 phone to hit retail shelves in India, supports dual SIM dual VoLTE. The new flagship color comes in a few neat glass-build options and will be available for purchase starting May 21.

Also Read: 10 Things you should know before you buy OnePlus 6 in India

Notice the S line that reflects through the midnight black variant

There are also multiple storages and RAM variants you can choose between, including an Avengers Limited Edition that has 256GB of storage.

Pros 

  • Excellent performance
  • Water resistant
  • Intuitive UI
  • Looks elegant

Cons

  • No microSD card slot

3. Nokia 7 Plus

Nokia has added dual VoLTE support to the 7 Plus via OTA update. Earlier, the phone used to support 4G +3G connectivity on two slots but the same has now been fixed.

Earlier, there were interesting mid-range stock Android options from Motorola and OnePlus in this segment, but that’s not the case as of today and the Nokia 7 Plus (Full Review) addresses this void.

Pros 

  • Solid build
  • Excellent performance
  • Good cameras for the price
  • Pure Android software
  • Can stream HD content
  • Long lasting battery

Cons 

  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Big Bezels
  • Selfie camera

4. Oppo F7

Oppo F7 that’s powered by Helio P60 also supports Dual SIM dual VoLTE. You can use two Jio SIM cards ‘On’ simultaneously.

The “perfect-selfie” phone has glass and plastic body, a display notch, and looks attractive (particularly the black mirror variant). On the front, you will find an AI-powered 25MP selfie camera (f/2.0), and on the rear, the phone has a 16MP camera with f/1.8 aperture lens. Other features include 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, dual-band WiFi, and 3400mAh battery.

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Pros 

  • Good battery backup
  • Good performance
  • Good quality selfie camera

Cons

  • No fast charging
  • UI feels dated

5. Huawei Honor View 10

Huawei’s Honor View 10 was the first phone in India that could support dual SIM dual VoLTE. Aggressively priced at 29,990 INR, the Honor View 10 is powered by Kirin 970 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The handset flaunts an attractive design, decent pair of AI-powered dual rear cameras, and 3750mAh battery. It’s also one of the rare few phones out there that support both – a front fingerprint sensor and an 18:9 display.

Pros

  • Sharp display
  • IR blaster
  • Decent performance

Cons

  • Inconsistent camera
  • EMUI needs improvements

6. Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro (Hands-on Review) that comes with an amazing set of triple rear cameras is powered by the same chipset as Honor View 10 and supports dual SIM dual VoLTE. We must mention that we haven’t tested the dual VoLTE on the phone ourselves and are taking Huawei claims at Face Value.

The Huawei P20 Pro (First Impressions) has almost all the features that you could think of. Apart from the exceptional AI-powered triple cameras (40MP+20MP+8MP), there is USB 3.1 based Type-C port, AMOLED display, AI smarts, ability to fire a desktop experience and use the phone simultaneously, a big battery and 4000mAh battery. This is also Huawei’s most expensive phone in India till date.

Pros 

  • Excellent display quality
  • Great cameras
  • Feature rich software
  • Powerful hardware and AI integration
  • Big battery

Cons

  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • No wireless charging

7. Realme 1

The Realme 1 is basically a trimmed down version of the Oppo F7. The phone is equipped with the same Mediatek Helio P60 mobile processor which is capable of running dual sim 4G VoLTE + 4G VoLTE at any given time.  

The major highlight for the Realme is the price point at which it is offering 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. It comes with 6-inch FHD+ screen, 13MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera.

Pros

  • Look stylish
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery

Cons

  • No Fingerprint sensor
  • No fast charging

Also Read: What is Dual SIM Dual VoLTE Everything that you should know

8. Honor 10

Honor 10 is yet another phone from the Huawei’s portfolio that supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature. The Honor 10 boasts of a full HD+ display with a notch at the top. It is powered by Kirin 970 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The phone comes running on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 and draws power from quick charge supported 3400mAh battery.

Pros

  • Eloquent Design
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery with fast charging

Cons

  • EMUI 8.1
  • Hybrid SIM slot

Upcoming 

9. Redmi Note 5 Pro

Redmi Note 5 Pro (FAQ) efficiently plays to the galleries and is powered by Snapdragon 636 – the same chip as the one used by Zenfone Max Pro M1. Xiaomi hasn’t enabled Dual SIM dual Volte on the phone yet, though.

Rumors are that Xiaomi will activate Dual SIM Dual VoLTE on Redmi Note 5 Pro with the MIUI 9.5 update that’s scheduled for early May 2018. The update will reportedly also upgrade Note 5 Pro to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Pros

  • Display quality
  • Selfie camera
  • Great performance
  • Good battery backup

Cons

  • No Android Oreo
  • No fast charging

 

Best Dual SIM Dual VoLTE Phones In India

The list is quite short at the moment but more Dual SIM dual VoLTE (DSDV) phones are on their way. All major carriers in India will have 4G VoLTE services by next year and more and more people will have a requirement to use LTE data on both SIMs moving forward. We will keep adding more phones to list as they surface.

Here’s is the sum-up list of Best Dual SIM Dual VoLTE Phones In India May 2018

Product Name Price starting from Available at
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 10,999 Flipkart
OnePlus 6 34,999 Amazon
Nokia 7 Plus 25,999 Amazon
Oppo F7 20,749 TataCliq
Honor View 10 29,999 Amazon
Huawei P20 Pro 64,999 Amazon
Realme 1 8,990 Amazon
Honor 10 32,999 Flipkart
Redmi Note 5 Pro 14,999 Flipkart

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