Many consumers 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 as the ‘preferred network’ for data. This is a problem because with burgeoning competition, all Telecom Service Providers are dolling out lucrative data offers, and having 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.
We are fast transitioning into the Dual SIM Dual VoLTE world, but we are not quite there yet. Besides manufacturers using words like ‘Dual 4G’ and ‘Dual 4G VoLTE’ for phones that support 4G VoLTE on both SIM slot, but on only one slot at a time, has caused a lot of confusion.
Almost all of the new chipsets now support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE support, so by the mid of 2019, almost all relevant phones available for purchase are expected to have dual SIM Dual VoLTE support. For now, this is a complete list that should help:
List of phones that support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE in India
1. Asus Phones
- Asus Zenfone Max M1 Pro – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Asus Zenfone 5Z – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Asus Zenfone Max M2 – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
2. OnePlus Phones
OnePlus started adding dual SIM dual VoLTE support to its phones with OnePlus 6. So, OnePlus 5T and a few older OnePlus phones support 4G on both slots but not dual SIM dual VoLTE.
3. Vivo Phones
- Vivo V11 Pro – Review with pros and cons| Specs
- Vivo V11 – Specs
- Vivo V9 – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Vivo V9 Pro – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Vivo X21 – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Vivo Nex – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Vivo Y83 Pro – Specs
4. Samsung Phones
Samsung too has listened to the demands of its premium smartphone buyers and has added the dual SIM dual VoLTE feature to its flagships – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus via an OTA update.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – Specs
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Review with pros and cons| Specs
- Samsung Galaxy A8 Star – Specs
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) – Review with pros and cons | Specs (Via OTA update)
5. Nokia Phones
Nokia first added dual VoLTE support to the 7 Plus via OTA update. All other phones launched since have dual VoLTE support.
- Nokia 8.1 – Specs
- Nokia 7.1 – Specs
- Nokia 7 Plus – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Nokia 6.1 Plus – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Nokia 5.1 Plus – Specs
- Nokia 3.1 Plus – Review with pros and cons | Specs
6. Oppo Phones
Oppo F7 that’s powered by Helio P60 was among the first few phones in India to include Dual SIM dual VoLTE support.
- Oppo F7 – Specs and Price
- Oppo F9 Pro – Specs and Price
- Oppo F9 – Specs and Price
- Oppo A5 – Specs and Price
- Oppo A3s – Specs and Price
- Oppo R17 Pro – Specs
- Oppo R17 – Specs
Moving forward, we expect Dual VoLTE to be supported on all upcoming Oppo phones in India.
7. Huawei Phones
Huawei has always been prompt with Dual VoLTE on its phones. Phones with Kirin 980, Kirin 970 and Kirin 710 chipsets launched in India and abroad support Dual 4G VoLTE. Phones with the last generation Kirin 659 don’t have dual SIM dual VoLTE support though.
- Huawei P20 Pro – Specs and Price
- Honor 8X – Specs and price
- Honor Play – Specs and Price
- Honor 10 – Specs and Price
- Huawei Nova 3 – Specs and Price
- Huawei Nova 3i – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Specs
8. Realme Phones
All Realme phones in India launched so far have Dual SIM Dual VoLTE support.
- Realme 2 Pro – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Realme 1 – Specs
- Realme 2 – Specs
- Realme C1 – Specs
9. Xiaomi Phones
Xiaomi hasn’t been as generous with Dual 4G VoLTE on its 2018 Redmi-series portfolio in India as Oppo or Vivo.
- Xiaomi Mi A2 – Review with Pros and cons | Specs
- Poco F1 – Review with Pros and Cons | Specs
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 – Review with pros and cons | Specs
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (after OTA Update) – Review | Specs
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro – Review | Specs
10. LG Phones
LG V30+ had dual Active 4g, but Dual 4G VoLTE support on LG phones debuted with G7 ThinQ. LG V40 ThinQ that was unveiled globally also supports DSDV.
- LG G7 ThinQ – Specs
Let’s add a few more Dual 4G VoLTE supported phones in India:
- Moto One Power – Specs (Added after Android 9 Pie update)
- iVoomi i2 – Review | Specs
- Infinix Smart 2 – Review | Specs
- Techno Camon iClick – Review | Specs
Best Dual SIM Dual VoLTE Phones In India
Moving forward, manufacturers aren’t likely to miss Dual SIM dual VoLTE (DSDV) on their phones, unless they are using last years’ chipsets. All major carriers in India will have 4G VoLTE services up and running by next year and more and more people will need to use LTE data on both SIMs. 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 November 2018
|Product Name||Price starting from||Available at|
|Asus Zenfone 5Z||24,999||Flipkart|
|Vivo V11 Pro||24,999||Flipkart|
|Samsung Galaxy S9/9+||56,900||Samsung Store|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus||15,999||Amazon|
|Oppo F9 Pro||21,858||TataCliq|
|Huawei P20 Pro||54,999||Amazon|
|Realme 2 Pro||13,990||Amazon|
|LG G7 ThinQ||29,999||Flipkart|