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Best Sony Xperia Dual Sim Phones of 2015

Updated on March 11, 2015

Choose Sony for out-of-the-box smartphones!

There is something elegant about Xperia smartphones that interests me. In a mobile world dominated by Apple and Samsung, smartphones powered by Sony Xperia catches my attention. And I have nothing against iPhone 8 or Galaxy S100. It is just that I want phones that are different from the crowd, and have a wow factor.

If you are anything like me, join the club. I purchased by first smartphone in 2012 and it was Sony Xperia Sola. It was a great smartphone, and the first with floating touch technology. Everything was working fine until the first week of 2014 when I had to add another cell number. I had to get a phone that would support two SIM cards at once. I knew inside me that I will not be able to cope up with sudden change from Sony to other manufacturers. Sony knows me, and with Xperia phones, I feel like I'm home.

As of 2014, the best dual-sim Xperia phone is the Xperia Z3.

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Sony Xperia M Dual C2004/5

Sony Xperia M Double SIM
Sony Xperia M Double SIM

What makes Sony Xperia M Dual so awesome?

Formally known as Xperia C2004, it is an ultra thin and extremely "sexy" phone. To make matters more stylish, the Xperia M Dual comes with a curvaceous body. No - I'm dead serious! Wide top, narrow middle and wide bottom. On the upper half lies that shiny power button, exclusively stylish to just Xperia phones.

When I was looking for a replacement for my Xperia Sola, I was also looking for higher memory (RAM) as applications would sometime lag in Sola (512 MB). And with similar features to that of Xperia Sola but with higher RAM (1 GB), slightly larger screen and with latest Android Jellybean, I was instantly hooked. Fortunate me, I bought it at a price lower than the market price in a mobile technology exhibition in January. However, even without any discount, it is just about $220 (update: it's already $175 now!) depending on what stores you choose. I have used it for almost 2 months now and I am enjoying every bit of it. The only flaw I see is that it does not have the Sony BRAVIA engine to make pictures sharper when you scroll, but I can live with that - don't want to spend another $100 just to purchase something that sharpens the display when you scroll up and down.

More information:

  • 2 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory support (support Micro SD Card)
  • Battery is great even with both SIM cards running. It provides 9 hours of talktime even when you use both SIM cards simultaneously.
  • Display is sufficiently large.
  • As of April 1, 2014, the latest 4.3.3 Jellybean is now available which upgrades speed, clocking and Walkman.

Sony Xperia M C2004 - Dual SIM - Unlocked -  US Warranty - (Black)
Sony Xperia M C2004 - Dual SIM - Unlocked - US Warranty - (Black)

Sharing files between two Xperia smartphones or NFC enabled devices? Just tap them onto each other. If there is any latest software update for your phone - be it for in-built apps or the Android OS, the phone pops up and icon in the notification. No need to power up Bluetooth and wait for the other one to accept and pair you, just beam those files with the NFC power. Your Xperia smartphone already does what the Google Chromecast does. Tap your remote and "throw" the content to your Sony BRAVIA Television. NFC has opened the gates to powerful new speakers and accessories. All that is needed is a gentle tap with the back of your Xperia phone.

 

Jellybean powered Xperia M Workhorse

(Safety-like) Features I absolutely like:

  • Screen looks somewhat beneath a casing, which protects it
  • The OS is the latest version of Jellybean available for all Android mobile phone.
  • The speakers are lowered so that sounds are more clearly heard when you put it on a table or on the bed facing screen up
  • Battery is removable. This will save cost when and if battery gets old. And also in some cases when you have to force restart your phone.


Aesthetic Features I absolutely adore:

  • The body, oh.. the body!! If you are fed up from those FLAT and ROUND Samsung phones, Xperia M should be your choice. It directly competes with the features of Samsung Galaxy DUOS, Samsung Galaxy DUOS 2.
  • The power button looks as if it is made of white gold. Shines a lot!
  • The volume control buttons are in the exactly correct place and are tall and slim
  • The camera button does not require very hard press (as in some 2012 Xperia models including Xperia Sola)

My Rating for My Xperia M

5 stars for Sony Xperia M Dual

#2 The New Sony Xperia M2

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Supports two SIM cards simultaneouslyUse Sony's powerful "Movies" and "Walkman" apps to play videos and musicAvailable in three bold colors.Just look how stylish and slim it is. Awesome!
Supports two SIM cards simultaneously
Supports two SIM cards simultaneously
Use Sony's powerful "Movies" and "Walkman" apps to play videos and music
Use Sony's powerful "Movies" and "Walkman" apps to play videos and music
Available in three bold colors.
Available in three bold colors.
Just look how stylish and slim it is. Awesome!
Just look how stylish and slim it is. Awesome!

Sony Xperia M2 Dual

Another Xperia dual SIM smartphone worth having a look at is the Xperia M2. It has a slightly larger display than M Dual, more powerful processor - and thus, it is about $100 dearer. Some buyers also have it in a lower price at about $280 range.

Nevertheless, it is a powerful phone and is as stylish as all other Xperia smartphones are. The CPU is 1.2 GHz and the pixel density is higher than that of the above Xperia M.

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Sony Xperia M2 HSPA+ DUAL SIM D2302 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Retail
Sony Xperia M2 HSPA+ DUAL SIM D2302 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Retail

One of the best features of M2, in comparisong with M1, is that you can handle calls on both the SIM cards simultaneously. In M1, the other line will be set as unavailable, but not in M2.

Social media is a powerful feature in M2. Easily broadcast your videos live on Facebook, the camera is in sync with Vine, and much more. A bonus is that it's not locked to any phone carrier and is available fully unlocked by Sony itself - straight out of the factory unlocked.

 

Full Unboxing and Review of Xperia M2

Watch this informative video and save yourself some pain. It is a budget-friendly mid-range phone. And if you're someone who does not like to show off, want true smartphone heart in a best price, choose M dual or Sony Xperia M2 Dual.

Xperia M2 Review

Powerful Accessories for Sony Smartphones

Sony SRSBTV5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System (Black)
Sony SRSBTV5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System (Black)

Yes, all Xperia phones (including M and M2 Dual) proudly support Near Field Communication. Just tap one of the NFC enabled devices like this speaker or "throw" the content to your NFC television (like Sony Bravia). It will play it on the device without having to use Bluetooth or wires or transfer any file.

 

© 2014 Surem Khulkar

So, what are your favorite Xperia phones?

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      Surem Khulkar 3 years ago

      Haha, I did knowingly meant iPhone 8. An attempt to humor, I guess it went off pretty lame. :v

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Interesting..I've been contemplating on upgrading my iphone 5 to an Experia Z2 - the only mental block for me being switching over to Android after years of being an IOS faithful

      btw in your first line did you mean to say Iphone 5? (as there's no Iphone 8 at the moment :)