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Top dual-SIM smartphones with dedicated microSD card slot to buy under Rs 20,000

Want a smartphone with two SIM card slots and a dedicated microSD card slot? Check out this list.

  • Published: November 24, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Dual-SIM smartphone buyers have to often settle for a hybrid SIM slot. That means, they can either use a microSD card or a second SIM in the tray. Thankfully, phone makers haven’t given up on the dedicated expandable memory card slot just yet. You can use your old microSD card or consider buying a new one with more storage capacity.

With that microSD card, you would want to store your captured videos, movies, and other content. A crisp and sharp display does make those video appear immersive. That’s why you need at least 1080p display, and we picked the ones that offer at least 400ppi pixel density. Of course, these figures are relative, and the experience differs between different display types.

To make your buying decisions easy, check out these dual-SIM smartphones, priced under Rs 20,000, that come with a dedicated memory card slot.

Honor Play

Honor Play is a well-rounded smartphone with top-tier Kirin 970 AI chipset, and 64GB internal storage. The dedicated expandable memory slot allows adding up to 256GB microSD. The phone has a nearly bezel-less 6.3-inch screen with a notch, and supports 1080×2340 resolution that translates to a pleasant 409ppi density.

Realme 2 Pro

Realme may be a new player, but the company is well-versed with the rules of the game. Its Realme 2 Pro packs a triple slot tray, which includes one for the memory card. You can use up to 256GB microSD card, and enjoy watching movies and videos on the phone’s 6.3-inch screen with a dewdrop notch. The display is crisp with 1080×2340 pixel resolution support translating to 408ppi, and packs a faster LPDDR4X RAM to run everything smoothly.

Vivo V11

The Vivo V11‘s waterdrop notch looks elegant with the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display. You’ll certainly enjoy watching YouTube and other video streaming services. For viewing your collection of movies and videos, make the best of the 64GB storage. In case you run out of storage, use the memory card slot to add up to 256GB microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy A6+

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is another 6-inch display totting phone that sports a Super AMOLED display. The screen has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, and might be a bit odd to enjoy the regular video content. Also, it’s aluminum unibody design makes it quite attractive. The phone offers 50GB of available storage, and provides a memory card slot that allows using up to 256GB microSD card.

Motorola One Power

Motorola’s Android One contender, dubbed One Power, features a 6.2-inch display and offers 403ppi with 1080×2246 pixel resolution. It packs 32GB/64GB storage, and provides expandable storage with up to 256GB microSD card capacity. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo, and is in line to get Android 9.0 Pie update in the coming few weeks.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes in 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. However, both offer a dedicated memory card slot that can hold up to 512GB microSD card. That’s massively expandable space, and you can enjoy the movies as well as videos on the 5.99-inch screen with 404ppi pixel density due to 1080×2160 pixel resolution support.

Vivo V9

Vivo’s V9 packs the Snapdragon 626 chipset paired with 64GB storage. You might run out of space if you use the 24-megapixel selfie camera or the rear-placed 16-megapixel+5-megapixel pair to record videos. Thankfully, the phone allows adding up to 256GB storage. With that, you can continue capturing your adventures and view them on the 6.3-inch screen, which supports 1080×2280 pixel resolution.

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Vivo V9

22990

Android 8.1 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core
Dual Cameras 16MP + 5MP
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)

10999

Android Oreo
Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC
Dual Cameras - 13MP + 5MP
Honor Play

19999

Android 8.1 Oreo
HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC
16MP + 2MP
Samsung Galaxy A6+

25990

Android Oreo
Octa-Core 1.8GHz
Dual 16MP + 5MP with Live Focus
Motorola One Power

15999

Android 8.1 Oreo
Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC
16MP + 5MP
Realme 2 Pro

13990

Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC
16MP + 2MP
Vivo V11

20990

Android 8.1 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa core SoC
12MP + 5MP
  • Published Date: November 24, 2018 11:14 AM IST