Dual SIM smartphone usage - 2018

With dual SIM support coming to iOS, it's worth revisiting our statistics around current dual SIM popularity.

Dual SIM phones are most used in Malaysia and India

To see where dual SIM phones are most popular, we dived into DeviceAtlas statistics for Q3 2018 focusing on the ‘number of SIM slots’ hardware property detectable through DeviceAtlas.

Malaysia (60.78%), India (54.59%) and Egypt (50.8%) were the only countries in this report where dual SIM phones are more popular than single SIM phones during Q3.

Other countries where dual SIM smartphones are popular include Poland (34.49%), Nigeria (46.38%), Poland (34.49%) and Russia (36.96%).

Where dual SIM phones are least popular also happens to be where iOS is more popular than Android. The USA (1.67%), Canada (3.32%), Japan (5.1%) and the UK (6%) don't appear to have much desire or need for a second SIM in their device.

 

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The most popular dual SIM smartphones

Below are the most used dual SIM smartphones in each country.

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Argentina

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Argentina 1 Motorola Moto E 1.19%
Argentina 2 LG Spirit 0.93%
Argentina 3 Motorola Moto G4 0.88%
Argentina 4 Motorola Moto G5 0.75%
Argentina 5 Samsung Galaxy J5 0.68%

 

Australia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Australia 1 Oppo A57 0.77%
Australia 2 Oppo F5 0.71%
Australia 3 Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 0.51%
Australia 4 Opps F1s 0.48%
Australia 5 Oppo R9s 0.24%

 

Brazil

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Brazil 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 2.40%
Brazil 2 MS Lumia 540 1.55%
Brazil 3 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime TV 1.43%
Brazil 4 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE 0.76%
Brazil 5 Motorola Moto G5 0.70%

 

Canada

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Canada 1 LG G5 0.75%
Canada 2 Motorola Moto G4 0.12%
Canada 3 Samsung Galaxy S3 0.10%
Canada 4 Motorola Moto G5 0.09%
Canada 5 OnePlus 3 0.08%

 

Colombia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Colombia 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 3.21%
Colombia 2 Motorola Moto C 1.07%
Colombia 3 Huawei P8 Lite 1.01%
Colombia 4 Motorola Moto G5 0.77%
Colombia 5 Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos 0.73%

 

Egypt

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Egypt 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 3.89%
Egypt 2 Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo 2.00%
Egypt 3 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 1.58%
Egypt 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.22%
Egypt 5 Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 1.18%

 

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France

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
France 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 0.89%
France 2 Huawei P8 Lite 0.74%
France 3 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.70%
France 4 MS Lumia 540 0.68%
France 5 Samsung J7 0.59%

 

Germany

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Germany 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 1.42%
Germany 2 Samsung Galaxy A3 1.36%
Germany 3 Huawei P10 Lite 0.71%
Germany 4 Huawei P8 Lite 0.60%
Germany 5 Huawei P9 Lite 0.58%

 

India

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
India 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3.71%
India 2 Samsung Galaxy J2 2.26%
India 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5A 1.77%
India 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.47%
India 5 Xiaomi Redmi 4 1.26%

 

Ireland

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Ireland 1 OnePlus 3 0.59%
Ireland 2 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.52%
Ireland 3 Huawei P8 Lite 0.38%
Ireland 4 Huawei P Smart 0.32%
Ireland 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 0.31%

 

Italy

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Italy 1 Huawei P9 Lite 1.85%
Italy 2 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 1.62%
Italy 3 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 1.57%
Italy 4 Huawei P10 Lite 1.42%
Italy 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 1.03%

 

Japan

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Japan 1 Huawei P10 Lite 0.29%
Japan 2 Softbank Xperia XZ 0.25%
Japan 3 Sony Xperia XZ 0.24%
Japan 4 Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 0.12%
Japan 5 Huawei P9 Lite 0.11%

 

Malaysia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Malaysia 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime 9.98%
Malaysia 2 Oppo A37 4.04%
Malaysia 3 Vivo 1606 2.34%
Malaysia 4 Samsung Galaxy J3 1.98%
Malaysia 5 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.71%

 

Nigeria

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Nigeria 1 Infinix Hot 5 1.35%
Nigeria 2 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 1.31%
Nigeria 3 Tecno Spark K7 1.20%
Nigeria 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.12%
Nigeria 5 Infinix Hot Note 1.03%

 

Poland

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Poland 1 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 1.97%
Poland 2 Huawei P9 Lite 1.95%
Poland 3 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 1.91%
Poland 4 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 1.48%
Poland 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.33%

 

Russia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Russia 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2.19%
Russia 2 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 1.29%
Russia 3 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 1.09%
Russia 4 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 0.95%
Russia 5 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 0.89%

 

South Africa

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
South Africa 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 2.54%
South Africa 2 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 1.38%
South Africa 3 Huawei P8 Lite 1.28%
South Africa 4 Huawei P9 Lite (L22) 1.07%
South Africa 5 Huawei P9 Lite (L31) 0.82%

 

Spain

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Spain 1 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 2.08%
Spain 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 2.06%
Spain 3 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 1.79%
Spain 4 Huawei P9 Lite 1.34%
Spain 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.32%

 

Sweden

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Sweden 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 0.75%
Sweden 2 Huawei Honor 8 0.61%
Sweden 3 Huawei P8 0.39%
Sweden 4 Samsung Galaxy A5 0.39%
Sweden 5 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.37%

 

United Kingdom

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
United Kingdom 1 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.55%
United Kingdom 2 Motorola Moto G5 0.30%
United Kingdom 3 Motorola Moto G4 0.23%
United Kingdom 4 Huawei P8 Lite 0.21%
United Kingdom 5 Huawei P Smart 0.19%

 

United States

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
United States 1 Motorola Moto Z2 Play 0.24%
United States 2 Sprint Stylo 3 0.14%
United States 3 ZTE Zmax Pro 0.13%
United States 4 Motorola Moto G4 0.07%
United States 5 Samsung Galaxy On5 0.07%

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