Dual SIM smartphone usage - 2018

With reports of dual SIM support potentially coming to future iOS releases, 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 Q2 2018 focusing on the ‘number of SIM slots’ hardware property detectable through DeviceAtlas.

Malaysia and India are the only countries in our data where dual SIM phones are more popular than single SIM phones, with 84.9% and 61.58% of web traffic share respectively.

Other countries where dual SIM smartphones are popular include Poland (43.4%), Nigeria (46.17%), Brazil (43.23%) and Egypt (48.55%).

Interestingly, the countries where dual SIM phones are the least popular include developed markets such as the USA (2.9%), Canada (3.3%), and the UK (9%).

 

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 Samsung Galaxy J7 Duos 4.59%
Argentina 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 3.29%
Argentina 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2.14%
Argentina 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 1.78%
Argentina 5 LG Spirit 1.24%

 

Australia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Australia 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 1.22%
Australia 2 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 1.21%
Australia 3 Oppo A57 0.90%
Australia 4 Opps F1s 0.79%
Australia 5 Oppo F5 Youth 0.43%

 

Brazil

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Brazil 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 4.55%
Brazil 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2.78%
Brazil 3 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime 2.60%
Brazil 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 2.41%
Brazil 5 Motorola Moto G5 1.68%

 

Canada

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Canada 1 LG G5 0.97%
Canada 2 Motorola Moto X Play 0.10%
Canada 3 Samsung Galaxy S3 0.10%
Canada 4 OnePlus 3 0.09%
Canada 5 Motorola Moto G5 0.09%

 

Colombia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Colombia 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 3.25%
Colombia 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 2.70%
Colombia 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2.64%
Colombia 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 2.43%
Colombia 5 Huawei P8 Lite 1.52%

 

Egypt

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Egypt 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo 2.01%
Egypt 2 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 1.75%
Egypt 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.20%
Egypt 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 1.07%
Egypt 5 Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 0.94%

 

France

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
France 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1.94%
France 2 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 1.15%
France 3 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.95%
France 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 0.94%
France 5 Samsung J7 0.86%

 

Germany

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Germany 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 2.90%
Germany 2 Samsung Galaxy A3 1.52%
Germany 3 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 1.49%
Germany 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 0.97%
Germany 5 Huawei P10 Lite 0.76%

 

India

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
India 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3.22%
India 2 Samsung Galaxy J2 2.90%
India 3 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2.13%
India 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.76%
India 5 Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 1.68%

 

Ireland

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Ireland 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 2.55%
Ireland 2 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.72%
Ireland 3 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 0.71%
Ireland 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 0.69%
Ireland 5 OnePlus 3 0.61%

 

Italy

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Italy 1 Huawei P9 Lite 2.27%
Italy 2 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 1.81%
Italy 3 Samsung Galaxy A5 1.79%
Italy 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 1.73%
Italy 5 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 1.67%

 

Japan

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Japan 1 SoftBank (Sony) Xperia XZ 0.38%
Japan 2 Sony Xperia XZ 0.37%
Japan 3 DoCoMo (Sony) Xperia Z5 0.32%
Japan 4 Huawei P10 Lite 0.25%
Japan 5 Asus ZenFone 3 0.16%

 

Malaysia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Malaysia 1 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime Duos 12.67%
Malaysia 2 Oppo A37 5.60%
Malaysia 3 Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo 4.59%
Malaysia 4 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 4.40%
Malaysia 5 Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro 2.79%

 

Nigeria

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Nigeria 1 Samsung Galaxy J7 1.32%
Nigeria 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 1.32%
Nigeria 3 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 1.30%
Nigeria 4 Tecno Spark K7 1.24%
Nigeria 5 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 1.20%

 

Poland

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Poland 1 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 2.56%
Poland 2 Samsung Galaxy J5 2.36%
Poland 3 Huawei P9 Lite 2.21%
Poland 4 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 2.13%
Poland 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 2.09%

 

Russia

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Russia 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 1.62%
Russia 2 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1.23%
Russia 3 Xiaomi Redmi 4X 1.19%
Russia 4 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 1.12%
Russia 5 Samsung Galaxy J5 1.03%

 

South Africa

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
South Africa 1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus 2.92%
South Africa 2 Samsung Galaxy J5 2.18%
South Africa 3 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 1.34%
South Africa 4 Huawei P9 Lite 1.09%
South Africa 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 1.05%

 

Spain

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Spain 1 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 2.28%
Spain 2 Samsung Galaxy J7 2.19%
Spain 3 Huawei P8 Lite (2016) 1.97%
Spain 4 Huawei P8 Lite (2017) 1.94%
Spain 5 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 1.57%

 

Sweden

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
Sweden 1 Huawei Honor 8 0.96%
Sweden 2 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 0.93%
Sweden 3 Huawei P10 0.63%
Sweden 4 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 0.42%
Sweden 5 Samsung Galaxy J5 0.37%

 

United Kingdom

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
United Kingdom 1 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1.59%
United Kingdom 2 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 0.64%
United Kingdom 3 Samsung Galaxy A3 0.62%
United Kingdom 4 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 0.55%
United Kingdom 5 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 0.42%

 

United States

Country 2018 Rank Phone model Traffic Share
United States 1 Samsung Galaxy S9 0.73%
United States 2 Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge 0.32%
United States 3 Motorola Moto Z2 Play 0.21%
United States 4 ZTE Zmax Pro 0.19%
United States 5 Samsung Galaxy J3 0.15%

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