Dual SIM smartphone usage - 2019

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

Dual SIM phones are most used in India and Indonesia

To see where dual SIM phones are most popular, we dived into DeviceAtlas statistics for Q4 2018 focusing on the ‘number of SIM slots’ hardware property detectable through DeviceAtlas.

India (66.61%), Indonesia (65.81%), Egypt (51.72%) and Ukraine (55.22%) were the only countries in this report where dual SIM phones are more popular than single SIM phones.

Other countries where dual SIM smartphones are popular include Philippines (35.39%), Brazil (35.8%), Malaysia (48.02%), Nigeria (47.95%), Russia (34.46%), Nigeria (46.38%), Poland (34.49%) and Poland (26.03%).

Where dual SIM phones are least popular also happens to be where iOS is more popular than Android. The USA (3.73%), Canada (3.3%), Japan (6%), Ireland (5.48%) and the UK (5.94%) don't appear to have much desire or need for a second SIM in their device.

The iPhone XS is now the most popular Dual-SIM smartphone in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

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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 Phone model Traffic Share
Argentina 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 4.90%
Argentina 2 Motorola Moto E2 1.36%
Argentina 3 Motorola Moto G4 0.95%
Argentina 4 Motorola Moto C 0.75%
Argentina 5 LG Spirit 0.74%

 

Australia

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Australia 1 iPhone XS 1.24%
Australia 2 Oppo F5 Youth 0.54%
Australia 3 Oppo A57 0.46%
Australia 4 iPhone XS Max 0.37%
Australia 5 Oppo F1s 0.30%

 

Brazil

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Brazil 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime TV 4.38%
Brazil 2 Samsung Galaxy J5 4.36%
Brazil 3 Motorola Moto G5 1.40%
Brazil 4 LG K10 1.27%
Brazil 5 Motorola Moto G4 1.26%

 

Canada

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Canada 1 iPhone XS 0.48%
Canada 2 iPhone XS Max 0.20%
Canada 3 iPhone XR 0.19%
Canada 4 LG G7 ThinQ 0.12%
Canada 5 Motorola Moto G5 0.10%

 

Colombia

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Colombia 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 2.83%
Colombia 2 Huawei P8 Lite 1.22%
Colombia 3 Motorola Moto C 1.19%
Colombia 4 Motorola Moto G5 0.94%
Colombia 5 Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos 0.69%

 

Denmark

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Denmark 1 iPhone XS 0.69%
Denmark 2 Huawei P20 Pro 0.64%
Denmark 3 OnePlus 3 0.60%
Denmark 4 Sony Xperia XA1 Dual 0.60%
Denmark 5 OnePlus 5T 0.55%

 

Egypt

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Egypt 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE 2.29%
Egypt 2 Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo 1.90%
Egypt 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.76%
Egypt 4 Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 1.65%
Egypt 5 Huawei Y7 Prime 1.40%

 

Finland

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Finland 1 Huawei Honor 8 2.35%
Finland 2 Huawei Honor 9 1.43%
Finland 3 Huawei Honor 7 Lite 1.26%
Finland 4 OnePlus 3 0.86%
Finland 5 OnePlus 6 0.86%

 

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France

Country Phone model Traffic Share
France 1 iPhone XS 0.58%
France 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 0.46%
France 3 Huawei P20 0.33%
France 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 0.30%
France 5 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.25%

 

Germany

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Germany 1 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.54%
Germany 2 iPhone XS 0.51%
Germany 3 Huawei P20 Pro 0.35%
Germany 4 Huawei P20 0.34%
Germany 5 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 0.33%

 

India

Country Phone model Traffic Share
India 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 4.06%
India 2 Samsung Galaxy J2 2.61%
India 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5A 2.47%
India 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro 2.23%
India 5 Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo 1.60%

 

Indonesia

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Indonesia 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime LTE 6.36%
Indonesia 2 Oppo A37f 2.44%
Indonesia 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.82%
Indonesia 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 1.76%
Indonesia 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5A 1.76%

 

Ireland

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Ireland 1 OnePlus 3 0.55%
Ireland 2 iPhone XS 0.29%
Ireland 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 0.25%
Ireland 4 Motorola Moto G4 0.21%
Ireland 5 OnePlus 6 0.20%

 

Israel

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Israel 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 2.04%
Israel 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.20%
Israel 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 0.98%
Israel 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 0.87%
Israel 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4A 0.76%

 

Italy

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Italy 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 0.89%
Italy 2 Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo 0.50%
Italy 3 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.49%
Italy 4 iPhone XS 0.44%
Italy 5 Asus ZenFone 3 Max 0.38%

 

Japan

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Japan 1 iPhone XS 1.46%
Japan 2 Softbank Xperia XZ 0.40%
Japan 3 iPhone XS Max 0.27%
Japan 4 iPhone XR 0.24%
Japan 5 Asus ZenFone 3 0.21%

 

Malaysia

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Malaysia 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime LTE 4.73%
Malaysia 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 1.59%
Malaysia 3 Vivo Y55s 1.24%
Malaysia 4 Oppo A3s 1.20%
Malaysia 5 Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) 1.19%

 

Mexico

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Mexico 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE 2.52%
Mexico 2 Motorola Moto G5 0.82%
Mexico 3 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 0.78%
Mexico 4 Motorola Moto G4 0.71%
Mexico 5 LG G3 Stylus 0.62%

 

Netherlands

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Netherlands 1 iPhone XS 0.64%
Netherlands 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 0.31%
Netherlands 3 OnePlus 6 0.24%
Netherlands 4 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.21%
Netherlands 5 Motorola Moto G4 0.19%

 

Nigeria

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Nigeria 1 Infinix Hot 5 1.89%
Nigeria 2 Tecno Spark K7 1.37%
Nigeria 3 Infinix Hot Note 1.26%
Nigeria 4 Sony Xperia E5 1.24%
Nigeria 5 Tecno L8 Lite 1.23%

 

Norway

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Norway 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro 0.91%
Norway 2 Huawei P20 Pro 0.76%
Norway 3 iPhone XS 0.72%
Norway 4 Huawei Honor 8 0.26%
Norway 5 Asus ZenFone 3 Max 0.26%

 

Philippines

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Philippines 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime LTE 2.54%
Philippines 2 Oppo A37f 1.30%
Philippines 3 Oppo F1s 1.20%
Philippines 4 Vivo Y55s 1.15%
Philippines 5 Oppo A83 0.82%

 

Poland

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Poland 1 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 2.11%
Poland 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.73%
Poland 3 LG K10 1.15%
Poland 4 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 1.00%
Poland 5 Lenovo K6 Note 0.91%

 

Romania

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Romania 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 1.02%
Romania 2 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.80%
Romania 3 Nokia 3 0.71%
Romania 4 Xiaomi Redmi 2 0.64%
Romania 5 Huawei P10 0.51%

 

Russia

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Russia 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.91%
Russia 2 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 1.24%
Russia 3 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.82%
Russia 4 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE 0.79%
Russia 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 0.79%

 

Singapore

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Singapore 1 Oppo R9s 1.38%
Singapore 2 iPhone XS 0.85%
Singapore 3 Oppo A37f 0.57%
Singapore 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus 0.52%
Singapore 5 Huawei P20 Pro 0.52%

 

South Africa

Country Phone model Traffic Share
South Africa 1 Samsung Galaxy J1 0.76%
South Africa 2 Samsung Galaxy J2 Duos 0.67%
South Africa 3 iPhone XS 0.43%
South Africa 4 Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 0.37%
South Africa 5 Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo 0.37%

 

South Korea

Country Phone model Traffic Share
South Korea 1 iPhone XS 0.57%
South Korea 2 Vivo V5s 0.54%
South Korea 3 Vivo V7+ 0.54%
South Korea 4 Samsung Galaxy Grand 0.52%
South Korea 5 Xiaomi Mi A1 0.47%

 

Spain

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Spain 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 1.90%
Spain 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.20%
Spain 3 Xiaomi Mi A1 0.90%
Spain 4 Huawei Mate 10 Lite 0.63%
Spain 5 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 0.61%

 

Sweden

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Sweden 1 iPhone XS 0.77%
Sweden 2 Huawei Honor 8 0.61%
Sweden 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 0.54%
Sweden 4 Infinix Note 5 Stylus 0.47%
Sweden 5 Huawei P20 Pro 0.41%

 

Thailand

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Thailand 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime LTE 2.83%
Thailand 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo 1.58%
Thailand 3 iPhone XS 1.10%
Thailand 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 0.76%
Thailand 5 Samsung Galaxy J2 0.74%

 

Turkey

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Turkey 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo 1.90%
Turkey 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.06%
Turkey 3 Samsung Galaxy J2 0.76%
Turkey 4 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) 0.71%
Turkey 5 Samsung Galaxy S5 0.60%

 

Ukraine

Country Phone model Traffic Share
Ukraine 1 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 4.09%
Ukraine 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 2.76%
Ukraine 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 2.35%
Ukraine 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 2.01%
Ukraine 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.80%

 

United Kingdom

Country Phone model Traffic Share
United Kingdom 1 iPhone XS 0.92%
United Kingdom 2 iPhone XS Max 0.32%
United Kingdom 3 Motorola Moto G5 0.31%
United Kingdom 4 Motorola Moto G4 0.20%
United Kingdom 5 iPhone XR 0.19%

 

United States

Country Phone model Traffic Share
United States 1 iPhone XS 1.35%
United States 2 iPhone XS Max 0.58%
United States 3 iPhone XR 0.34%
United States 4 Motorola Moto Z2 0.28%
United States 5 Motorola Moto G6 0.09%

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