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.

Also Check: 7 Best Phones with Under-display Fingerprint Sensor

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. Vivo X21

The Vivo X21 (review) is another phone that supports dual 4G SIMs with VoLTE services enabled. The phone rocks a Snapdragon 660 Chipset inside which is dual sim dual VoLTE ready.

The most interesting thing about the Vivo X21 is it’s under display fingerprint sensor which is first of its sort in India. It also features a good set of dual cameras on the rear.

Pros

  • Reliable performance
  • Industry first in-display fingerprint
  • Good quality display
  • Dual SIM Dual VoLTE
  • Good Cameras

Cons

  • No Type-C port
  • UI needs improvements

4. Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+

Samsung too has listened to the demands of its premium smartphone buyers and has added the dual thing dual VoLTE feature to its flagships – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus via an OTA update. 

Both phones now support Dual VoLTE, Dual ViLTE, and VoWIFI feature. The Galaxy S9 family comes with Samsung’s signature infinity design, iris-based intelligent scan, Knox security, water and dust resistance.

Pros 

  • Elegant design
  • Excellent display
  • Awesome camera
  • Android Oreo
  • Excellent Audio experience

Cons

  • Average Battery backup
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Android P beta not available

5. 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

6. Oppo F7

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

Pros 

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

Cons

  • No fast charging
  • UI feels dated

7. 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

8. 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

9. Honor 10 / Honor View 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. Alternatively, a few months older the Honor View 10 also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature and it is also cheaper than the Honor 10.

Pros

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

Cons

  • EMUI 8.1
  • Hybrid SIM slot

10. 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 has been beta testing and finally with Android 8.1 Oreo update it has enabled Dual SIM dual VoLTE for all users.

The phone became first phone in India to rock a Snapdragon 636 chipset. It packs a dual camera set up at the back and 4000mAh battery under the hood.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lethargic Design

 

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 August 2018

Product Name Price starting from Available at
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 10,999 Flipkart
OnePlus 6 34,999 Amazon
Vivo X21 35,999 Flipkart
Samsung Galaxy S9/9+ 48,900 Samsung Store
Nokia 7 Plus 25,999 Amazon
Oppo F7 20,749 TataCliq
Huawei P20 Pro 64,999 Amazon
Realme 1 8,990 Amazon
Honor 10 32,999 Flipkart
Redmi Note 5 Pro 14,999 Flipkart

62 COMMENTS

  1. Hey there, Mr Deepak — we couldn’t thank you enough for this article (which was obviously found through “Googling”) as it helped a lot. Particularly our breadwinner, my father who strives to have everything Better (if not “Best”) for himself and was hugely upset by the corporate-greed that prevented the “Dual SIM Dual Active” phones to be introduced anywhere after 2014 (the most-advanced ones were 4G+3G, one of which I owned myself). Since he uses 2 LTE® connections and ever since his desire to have a phone which could support a choiceless VoLTE™ operator’s signal (let alone other disadvantages such as comparably-narrowed signal footprint), both of the connections from different operators have upgraded to VoLTE™ here. But since I’m a techie and thus he’s “forced” to rely on me (😉), I find this article significantly disappointing. Here’s why [and indicative-suggestions from improvement]:

    A) The article is a “Best/Top 9” listicle rather doing the job of that crucial aspect (i.e. simultaneous reception to 2 distinct LTE® signals) by listing every single cellular-gizmo which supports “dual SIM dual VoLTE” given it’s a mostly recent phenomenon where device-manufacturers have FINALLY started bending over their greed to listen to consumer’s demands. Had this been a widespread phenomenon, I could’ve understood the absurdity/difficulty to maintain such a list but given it’s only a start. But your apt SEO skills only shows this page which is relevant for the keyword “dual SIM dual active 4G” and the likes among the topmost results. It’s not unfair to expect something better. Disagree?
    B) As already indicated, the commercial term “dual SIM dual active” is popular enough among techies to qualify for a proper definition yet you fell for a latest, recently-coined term without even bothering to make a distinction. Then why mention it at all? Is that too-much to ask for?

    Awaiting your sincere reply and intimation of ground-action on the same à la non-corporate.

    • Thanks for your feedback Maaz. The title has to be something most people will look up. At the time of writing we can’t be sure how popular the article will be. Secondly, most of these (or all) are still Dual SIM Dual Standby phones. They don’t make Dual SIM Dual active phones any more. Both SIM slots support 4G at a time. But when you are attending call on 1 SIM the other gets inactive. In Standby both are active.
      I hope that answers your questions. If not, please leave a follow-up comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can

      • In Standby both are active.

        Errmmm… I assume this is an ironical-speech?? 😉

        If so, I understand you were talking’bout “Dual SIM Dual Active” phones there, only.

        And if I’m right, then that’s what I expected you to include in the article itself in [my] point B, ‘my friend’. 😌
        Since readers have to get to the bottom of the comments [to understand] what’s crucial.

          • Okey-dokey. So rather letting my safe-comment [which pointed-out the root of confusion] be published, you withheld it in lieu of admitting your trivial mistake whilst acting transparent on that error.

            ‘Nyways: Your Blog. Your whim. 😊°

    • @Maaz Kalim Your obviously a very bad Techie. The article is about “Dual SIM Dual VoLTE Support” ….Not about dual sim active Volte support. There is a huge difference between standby and active. Please read and update your knowledge.

    • Yeah, that could’ve been clarified in the article itself but for “some reason”, haven’t been: What Mr Deepak said.

      It’s still dual-SIM dual-standby as the uszhe, the only difference is that receivers of both slots can function with 4G. The one which already can, were stopped getting manufactured after 2014 (latest of which supported 4G+3G at best; per him) due to the shared-interest of “First World” telcos and smartphone brands to sell as much devices as they can.

  2. Ivoomi i2 and Techno camon i ye dono smartphone bhi dual 4g Volte sim support karata hai… Plz review bataye sir….

  3. Nokia 7 plus, Ivoomi i2 and Techno camon i ye tino smartphone bhi dual 4g Volte sim support karata hai… Plz review bataye sir…. Aur list me add kare sir… And reply reviews plz….

  4. Sir ‘dual sim dual active’ bolne se achcha ye bolna theek rahega ki दो jio sim एक साथ चला सकते है mobile में….. कुछ लोगो को ऐसा लग रहा है कि उनके दोनों sim slot में 4G volte है लेकिन dsdv मतलब ये है कि अगर हम airtel के सिम में 4g use कर रहे है तो अगर दूसरा sim jio का है तो jio बंद नहीं होगा। अभी ऐसा होता है कि अगर हम other sim में net उसे करते है तो jio का network नहीं रहता

    • Manish ji samsung ka koi aisa mobile hai kya jisme airtel or jio dono sim ak saath calti ho or dono ko call or net ak saath use kar sakte hai plz batao. Or iske alawa konsi company ka aisa mobile aata hai or model bhi bataye plz.
      My whats app no is 9001093388

  5. If in SIM slot1- Airtel 4G SIM is present and in SIM slot 2 – JIO 4G LTE SIM is there, then what will happen if I am on call on Airtel 4G SIM, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM???? If not then Why?
    caseI. AIRTEL 4G DATA ACTIVE, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM?
    CaseII. AIRTEL 4G VOICE ACTIVE, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM?

  6. IN these phones: – 1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
    2. OnePlus 6
    3. Vivo X21
    4. Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+
    5. Nokia 7 Plus
    6. Oppo F7
    7. Huawei P20 Pro
    8. Realme 1
    9. Honor 10 / Honor View 10
    10. Redmi Note 5 Pro

    In the above mobile phones, if in SIM slot1- Airtel 4G SIM is present and in SIM slot 2 – JIO 4G LTE SIM is there, then what will happen if I am on call on Airtel 4G SIM, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM???? If not then Why?
    caseI. AIRTEL 4G DATA ACTIVE, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM?
    CaseII. AIRTEL 4G VOICE ACTIVE, Can we receive the call on JIO SIM?

    • Case 1 – yes, Case 2 – Yes.
      If your phone is lying idle, no matter what SIM is selected for data, both SIM will be able to receive or make calls. However, when you are attending a call from any one of the SIM, the other will go “not reachable”.

  7. I personally like Huawei’s P20 Pro:World’s First Smart Phone With 3 Rear Cameras.
    It has Face unlock which uses uses 2-D mapping to authenticate users in a blink.Really like this.

  8. Techno camon iclick ye smartphone bhi dual 4g Volte sim support karata hai… Plz review bataye sir…. Aur links bhi Dena sir… Aap links jarur dena ji….

  9. Redmi Note 5 pro does NOT support dual 4G volt

    =====================================
    Dual SIM usage:
    When two SIM cards are used simultaneously, the primary SIM supports
    4G+/4G/3G/2G calling and data while the secondary SIM supports only 3G calls.
    =====================================

    Please remove Redmi Note 5 Pro from the list.

  10. Is there any phone currently in market which support DSDV both active at all time, ie although i get call on VOLTE SIM1 i must get call waiting of second VOLTE No of SIM2. i am aware about DSDV concept & currently using ASUS zenphone max pro M1

    • To do so, just forward calls of one SIM on another (for both; SIM cards SIM 1 to SIM 2 and vice versa). Whenever someone calls you on SIM 1 and you are busy using SIM 2, you will get call waiting prompt. This will work for both SIM cards.

  11. It’s happy to know that the latest mobiles support dual 4g volte in both sim slots.But are they dual active also.Dual active means not only in standby mode but also during calls or using data or while talking on one sim and getting a call from the other sim simultaneously.Are both the Sims network active while using.

  12. Ivoomi i2 mobile is showing as dual active 4g volte in specifications.Is it true or it just acts as active in only standby mode..Once check that mobile features and do clarify our doubt about the dual 4g volte and dual active feature concept.

  13. Dear sir
    Samsung note 9 is also supporting dual sim dual volte by unboxing .
    Samsung A8+ also support dual sim dual volte aftre 8.1 or 8.0 update.
    But i want to know that when A8star support dual sim dual volte …

  14. Does Huawei P20 Lite support dual LTE? Some say it does not and others say it does after updates. Some others say P20 Pro supports dual LTE and not P20 Lite. Can you please confirm if P20 Lite supports dual LTE? Thanks.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here