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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1751 (permalink)
 
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There is now a "dual-sim full active" section in the dual-sim phone comparison wiki.

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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #1752 (permalink)
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The Sony is single stand-by, you need to switch to receive calls.
There were a couple of owners on YouTube and the Sony forums saying it's dual standby so downloaded the Tipo Dual manual to see if there were any references. From my interpretation, it does support dual standby, it's just not dual active.

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The phone works with one or two SIM cards inserted. You get incoming communication to both SIM cards, and can select from which number you want to place outgoing communication. You can switch manually between the SIM cards, or make settings so that the phone switches automatically for you, depending on, for example, time of day or communication type. Before you can use both SIM cards, you need to enable the SIM cards in the phone settings.


Switching between SIM cards

You can select which SIM card to use, and the selected SIM card will be used for all outgoing calls and messages. Data traffic can be set to only run on one of the SIM cards. You will receive calls and messages to both SIM cards, however, during a call, only the active SIM card is available for communications.

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I haven't used the HTC, but replaced my Zopo 500 with the Samsung S Duos. VERY happy with the Duos, the touchwiz interface suits me well and the phone does everything I need from it, plus the screen is awesome.

If you carrier's frequency range is supported, the Duos is probably the best dual sim right now.
Yeah, the Galaxy S Duos ($325) does appear to be the nicest among the dual SIM Android phones. If it were my primary phone and I needed dual SIM functionality all the time, I'd pony up for it. However, I really only need it for my vacation so I think I'll just go for the less expensive Tipo Dual ($145). For my usage, spending an extra $50 for dual SIM active model is acceptable but paying an extra $180 is not. Besides, I highly doubt I'd be content with a single core Android as my primary phone. If this was the dual-core Samsung Galaxy Grand, I'd be willing to pay up to $400. Alas, I highly doubt the Galaxy Grand will be released in time for my vacation.
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For my usage, spending an extra $50 for dual SIM active model is acceptable but paying an extra $180 is not.
Do you use GrooveIP?

One sim must always be online as long as you need to receive google voice calls. Which means the other sim would be blocked most of the time. DSFA is more important than people realize.
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Do you use GrooveIP?

One sim must always be online as long as you need to receive google voice calls. Which means the other sim would be blocked most of the time. DSFA is more important than people realize.
Nope, don't use GrooveIP (at least not on this phone). Really, all I need is to be able to receive SMS on both SIMs at the same time. I realize that, say, if I use the phone for internet that the other SIM will be blocked but I won't be doing that often enough to be an issue.

DSFA is a nice feature but it's not something *I* need particularly for a phone that I'll most likely use for only one month (during vacation). While the specs of the Galaxy S Duos is currently one of the best I've seen for a dual SIM phone, I'm used to nicer devices for regular use and I'd no doubt find the single core laggy for everyday use. Where I'm going on vacation, that $180 will be enough to feed around 20 people so I'd rather use the funds for that.
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One sim must always be online as long as you need to receive google voice calls. Which means the other sim would be blocked most of the time. DSFA is more important than people realize.
That is actually not true.

You dont need DSFA for that, and for most dual sim phones on the market both sims will remain available for calls and sms while using internet. Yes, most newer dual sim standby phones can use internet on one sim and still receive calls and sms on both sims. That is the case for all MT6575 and MT6577 based phones, and some Qualcom phones as well (U8950D for sure).

For those phones, the only thing that will make a sim go offline, is a active call on the other sim.

The only thing that DSFA really adds, is that you get calls (like call waiting) then you talk on the other line. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice feature to never miss a call, but then again it is not that often that you receive calls on both lines, at the same time.
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anyone got any words on these cheap android ebay phones for sub $100USD running ice cream sandwhich please
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anyone got any words on these cheap android ebay phones for sub $100USD running ice cream sandwhich please
Yes, it is useless crap... Its an outdated MT6515 chipset and the phone don't even have a model number or brand. It won't be able to run ICS in any usable way.
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Hi,

I think about buying Alcatel OT-997D...

Any feedback about it, positive or negative?
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I know that there are chinese 3 sim phones! I think they would make andoid soon!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #1760 (permalink)
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I know that there are chinese 3 sim phones! I think they would make andoid soon!
Lol, I do believe I've seen one that has 4. In fact, there might be a link on this thread to the quad SIM phone. Alas, not Android.

I'd rather see all dual SIM Android manufacturers switch their offerings dual full active, though. Oh yeah, dual-core with 1GB RAM and at least ICS at the $350-400 price point would be nice, too. Those were the high end specs in 2011 so isn't it about time they trickle down to dual SIM phones?

*sigh* Wish the Samsung Galaxy Grand were available now. I realize the screen isn't the nicest but I can live with that.
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Anyone looked at the ASUS Liquid Gallant. Seems to compare well against the Samsung S at better price?
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Sorry, I meant ACER Liquid Gallant (Duo)
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I've using an Alcatel Onetouch 997D since it was released last October (I live in Spain and got it from a German supplier) and I'm more than happy with it.

It came out more or less at teh same time the Galaxy S Duos did, and offered a better processor (dual core against single core) and more memory (1 Gb against 768 Mb). With the latest official update, the camera quality has improved significantly and the led flash is really nice.

Really a great buy, and it also has European warranty.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1764 (permalink)
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If anyone is considering buying the Galaxy Note 2 Dual Sim version (N7102) that was tailored made for Chinese market, it might be worth keeping a look out for this one:

Samsung Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 has two SIMs, one silly name | CNET UK

http://androidandme.com/2013/01/smartphones-2/samsung-rumored-to-release-5-8-inch-fonblet/

multiple sources have pointed to this phone to be targeted at European market, and to be unveiled at MWC. Wait and See!
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so i moved this thread to the device comparison forum, since we are discussing dual sim card phones.
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If anyone is considering buying the Galaxy Note 2 Dual Sim version (N7102) that was tailored made for Chinese market, it might be worth keeping a look out for this one:

Samsung Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 has two SIMs, one silly name | CNET UK

Samsung rumored to release 5.8-inch “Fonblet” | Android and Me

multiple sources have pointed to this phone to be targeted at European market, and to be unveiled at MWC. Wait and See!
And it kept coming...

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos landing in India the first week of February
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Have you checked if the SIM menu of U8836D can be configured in an "always active mode" in order to be able to receive calls to SIM2 when you are on a call on SIM1, like in Samsung Galaxy S7562. Of course you need to activate call waiting in both SIMs and call forwarding (with the charges of your provider of course) from SIM1 to SIM2 and vice versa in order to have it working from the SIM menu.

Also does it support Skype video calls?
Thank you.
The phone is "dual standby", which means that if you are on a call on one sim
the other sim is inactive.
I have used skype video calls several times and I am happy with it.
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I just picked up one of the new Maxwest Android 4200's to play around with. Amazingly fast with a Broadcom 1ghz CPU and separate graphics processor, dual sim and worldwide 3G quad band. http://www.yippz.com/maxwest-android-4200-unlocked-quadband-worldwide-gsm-3g-cell-phone.html
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I just picked up one of the new Maxwest Android 4200's to play around with. Amazingly fast with a Broadcom 1ghz CPU and separate graphics processor, dual sim and worldwide 3G quad band. http://www.yippz.com/maxwest-android-4200-unlocked-quadband-worldwide-gsm-3g-cell-phone.html
LOL - crap specs...
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Another solid contender, this time from LG, all we need now is a Dual Sim Nexus

LG Optimus L7 II Dual pictured ahead of possible MWC launch | Android Central
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Another solid contender, this time from LG, all we need now is a Dual Sim Nexus

LG Optimus L7 II Dual pictured ahead of possible MWC launch | Android Central
It looks like it is not actually dual sim, only that you can insert two sim cards, and switch between them - one active at the time. There is actually a sim switch button on the front...
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It looks like it is not actually dual sim, only that you can insert two sim cards, and switch between them - one active at the time. There is actually a sim switch button on the front...
It's possible the switch is there for setting which SIM card to use for outgoing calls and messages. The phone could still very well be dual-standby or something.

Most interesting dual-SIM phone to me right now is the Samsung Galaxy Grand which is dual-sim, dual-active. Well, unless Sony makes a dual-SIM version of the Xperia Z. For me, water resistant trumps dual-active.
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Is it possible Samsung Galaxy Grand has only GSM+GSM dual sim version? Is there no WCDMA?
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Hi guys,

I was wondering what dual-sim phone would you guys recommend me getting. My budget is $250. I do a bit of forex trading and would like to see trades while away from computer so the phone must hold ARMv7 apps.


Thanks a lot.
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Ive looked online and Lenovo P770 and Lenovo p700i look good.
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hey guys please tell me if the samsung galaxy s duos is worth buying or not ?
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I agree! I ordered Lenovo P770 yesterday mainly because of battery life, etc., one year ago I ordered Motorola XT532, specs are now REALLY different for dualsim, the coast is always changing...

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So what are the latest best dual sim phones out there? I want to buy one..thanks
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So what are the latest best dual sim phones out there? I want to buy one..thanks
If you can wait, then the first Quad-core dual sim phones, based on MTK6589, sould be out within the next months. The should be fast and be dual sim full active.
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Let me first say that I am based in Europe....

I was looking at the Lenovo P770, but I see that the network does not support 800 MHz!
The specs say
Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G:WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100MHz

Am I right in saying that this is as much use as a bucket of steam in a desert? Because all the countries across Europe were forced by European Legislation to switch off analogue television and use the 800MHz band for 4G from 2013 onwards.

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The Commission is also considering a plan for harmonizing the 800 MHz band in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) range, which is particularly suitable for new generations of mobile broadband. The ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007 (WRC-07) gave ITU Member States from Europe the option of opening up some of the UHF bands for sharing by mobile services, under certain conditions.
Switching to digital television

some details here and here.

So will there be a Lenovo dual sim phone that will work in Europe?
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Hi Lenovo,

I am from Czech Republic (CZE), gsm operators are in 900 and 1800 range, so so far it is OK for CZE and I guess it could cause the trouble to operators and unrest to change it quickly.

If you were talking about 4G, it was a dream to have 4G in CZE one day :-))) but consumers wanted more services than speed so T-Mobile has cancelled it, 4G concept is nearly dead in Czech Republic I guess, 3G is massively supported by operators.

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Let me first say that I am based in Europe....

I was looking at the Lenovo P770, but I see that the network does not support 800 MHz!
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Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G


2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz


3G:WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100MHz


Am I right in saying that this is as much use as a bucket of steam in a desert? Because all the countries across Europe were forced by European Legislation to switch off analogue television and use the 800MHz band for 4G from 2013 onwards.


Switching to digital television

some details here and here.

So will there be a Lenovo dual sim phone that will work in Europe?
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Let me first say that I am based in Europe....

I was looking at the Lenovo P770, but I see that the network does not support 800 MHz!
The specs say
Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G:WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100MHz

Am I right in saying that this is as much use as a bucket of steam in a desert? Because all the countries across Europe were forced by European Legislation to switch off analogue television and use the 800MHz band for 4G from 2013 onwards.

So will there be a Lenovo dual sim phone that will work in Europe?
The phone supports 2G and 3G networks, so I don't really get why it should be at problem, that it does not support 4G frequencies...

I can see that you have highlighted that 2G supports 850MHz, and compare that to 4G 800MHz network. Even if the phone had 2G 800MHz, you would not be able to use it on a 4G 800MHz network, you do understand that right? 2G, 3G and 4G are different technologies using different frequencies. So no, you are not right.
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If you can wait, then the first Quad-core dual sim phones, based on MTK6589, sould be out within the next months. The should be fast and be dual sim full active.
Thanks Emilf for your reply...I can wait for 1 or two months but I need a good ,a bigger (like e,g 5" inch screen) and dual sim supported phone...I will be using it mainly as phone and facebook plus internet surfing, rarely youtube videos...BTW what is coming next and specs? Thanks once again.
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I was thinking about this one, but I do not know much Zopo models and my key decider was the battery life of Lenovo. This one may suit your requirements:

ZOPO ZP950 Leader MAX Free DHL Android 4.1 Dual Core Dual Sim 5.7 inch 8.0MP Jelly Bean [3533] - US$279.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk

Does anyone own this model?

There is also very costy dual sim Samsung Galaxy Note II, but I do not know if it is official or not:

Samsung GALAXY Note II N7102 16G Android4.1 DSFA Quad Core 1.6GHz Dual Sim 5.5 1280x720 GALAXY Note II 3G WCDMA Android4.0 Quad 1.6GHz Dual core Dual Sim 5.5HD [3320] - US$899.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk

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Thanks Emilf for your reply...I can wait for 1 or two months but I need a good ,a bigger (like e,g 5" inch screen) and dual sim supported phone...I will be using it mainly as phone and facebook plus internet surfing, rarely youtube videos...BTW what is coming next and specs? Thanks once again.
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Thanks Emilf for your reply...I can wait for 1 or two months but I need a good ,a bigger (like e,g 5" inch screen) and dual sim supported phone...I will be using it mainly as phone and facebook plus internet surfing, rarely youtube videos...BTW what is coming next and specs? Thanks once again.
Personally I think that the ZTE V987 looks really good, and it is a quality brand. It is 5" 1280 x 720, Quad-Core MT6589, 1GM RAM, 16 GM ROM. The price should be around $300.

It will probably be out in march or april.
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I was thinking about this one, but I do not know much Zopo models and my key decider was the battery life of Lenovo. This one may suit your requirements:

ZOPO ZP950 Leader MAX Free DHL Android 4.1 Dual Core Dual Sim 5.7 inch 8.0MP Jelly Bean [3533] - US$279.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk

Does anyone own this model?

There is also very costy dual sim Samsung Galaxy Note II, but I do not know if it is official or not:

Samsung GALAXY Note II N7102 16G Android4.1 DSFA Quad Core 1.6GHz Dual Sim 5.5 1280x720 GALAXY Note II 3G WCDMA Android4.0 Quad 1.6GHz Dual core Dual Sim 5.5HD [3320] - US$899.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk
Personally I would not go for those cheap Chinese brands like Zopo, Star, UMi, JiaYu and so on. That is based on my personal experiences, where I find that the quality is not wary good, and often there is serious problems with functions like GPS, WiFi. Again, just my personal experiences (having owned allot of different dual-sim phones), but knowing that allot of useres is perfectly happy with them...

I would go for brands like ZTE, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung, HTC... The Samsung is the real deal, and apart from the price, it should be really good.
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I was thinking about this one, but I do not know much Zopo models and my key decider was the battery life of Lenovo. This one may suit your requirements:

ZOPO ZP950 Leader MAX Free DHL Android 4.1 Dual Core Dual Sim 5.7 inch 8.0MP Jelly Bean [3533] - US$279.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk

Does anyone own this model?

There is also very costy dual sim Samsung Galaxy Note II, but I do not know if it is official or not:

Samsung GALAXY Note II N7102 16G Android4.1 DSFA Quad Core 1.6GHz Dual Sim 5.5 1280x720 GALAXY Note II 3G WCDMA Android4.0 Quad 1.6GHz Dual core Dual Sim 5.5HD [3320] - US$899.99 - Smartphone Professional - EtoTalk

THANKS polvo for the information...I will consider it when make a decision what to buy.
FEW QUESTIONS: How secure is the payment to etotalk? has anybody bought from them? Should I buy from **********.com or etotalk?
2- Can these phones be rooted?
3- Is there any dedicated forum for these phones like xda or elsewhere? I shall be thankful in advance.
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THANKS polvo for the information...I will consider it when make a decision what to buy.
FEW QUESTIONS: How secure is the payment to etotalk? has anybody bought from them? Should I buy from **********.com or etotalk?
2- Can these phones be rooted?
3- Is there any dedicated forum for these phones like xda or elsewhere? I shall be thankful in advance.
I have bought from etotalk several times, and generally shipping is fast and communication good. I would suggest that you pay for DHL shipping, as it is faster and safer.

Regarding payment, they accept PayPal. PayPal have a guarantee where you can get your money back if you do not recieve the product or it is not at described. I have used this once for a defective phone, and gotten a full refund from PayPal. The ********** payment is not as reliable in their "claim" handling I have read - you can't really trust their guarantee. I always use PayPal when shopping from China.

Regarding root, I have read that etotalk will not root it, due to warranty from Samsung. Don't know if that is still the case, but if not they normaly have a "etotalk mod rom" that includes root and install of Google Apps. Remember that Google Apps (like Google Play) is not there from the factory, and you need root to install them.
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I have bought from etotalk several times, and generally shipping is fast and communication good. I would suggest that you pay for DHL shipping, as it is faster and safer.

Regarding payment, they accept PayPal. PayPal have a guarantee where you can get your money back if you do not recieve the product or it is not at described. I have used this once for a defective phone, and gotten a full refund from PayPal. The ********** payment is not as reliable in their "claim" handling I have read - you can't really trust their guarantee. I always use PayPal when shopping from China.

Regarding root, I have read that etotalk will not root it, due to warranty from Samsung. Don't know if that is still the case, but if not they normaly have a "etotalk mod rom" that includes root and install of Google Apps. Remember that Google Apps (like Google Play) is not there from the factory, and you need root to install them.

Thanks EmilF for your reply. If etotalk install a modded rom and I have to factory reset at some point. Will the rooting go or it will still be there? As I did rooting for one of my tablet and I have to do resetting due to some problem. After reseeting it needed rooting again..
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Thanks EmilF for your reply. If etotalk install a modded rom and I have to factory reset at some point. Will the rooting go or it will still be there? As I did rooting for one of my tablet and I have to do resetting due to some problem. After reseeting it needed rooting again..
Normally you won't lose root by doing a factory reset, and I would not think that it would be any different for this phone. But better to ask the before you buy
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LOL - crap specs...
Nice comment... Good luck finding a 4 inch android with ICS, GPS, 3G, does 49 languages, has a Broadcom BCM21654 1GHz ARMv7 rev 9 and a 1 year US warranty at that price.
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Here are a new dual sim by spanish company and I'm very glad and interested for that reason.

Here is the link, I'm sorry but I don't view results on Google in english
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Here are a new dual sim by spanish company and I'm very glad and interested for that reason.

Here is the link, I'm sorry but I don't view results on Google in english
Thanks for the post. But we couldn't read what is written there.
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Nice comment... Good luck finding a 4 inch android with ICS, GPS, 3G, does 49 languages, has a Broadcom BCM21654 1GHz ARMv7 rev 9 and a 1 year US warranty at that price.
It is really a joke selling at phone running Android 4, having only a outdated single core CPU and 256 MB/RAM.

And no I cannot find another phone running "Broadcom BCM21654", but that is probably because it is an old, outdated chip from 2011, and that there is far better alternatives out there. And you really mention GPS - try to find a phone not having that...
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Thanks for the post. But we couldn't read what is written there.
If you open the URL in Google Chrome, the browser automatically translates it to English for you - or at least my browser version does.

But I can save you the time and tell you
there is no mention of it being 4G compliant only
  • screen of 4.5 inches
  • 960 540 pixels (240 dpi)
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  • 8-megapixel rear camera and a front (unspecified resolution)
  • 1600 mAh battery
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  • bq Aquaris priced at 179.90 euros
  • Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

release date is in the first days of March
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is the best good quality dual sim phone with good features . it has a 5 inch wvga screen, dual core cpu, 1gb of ram and comes with Android JellyBean OS
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is the best good quality dual sim phone with good features . it has a 5 inch wvga screen, dual core cpu, 1gb of ram and comes with Android JellyBean OS
Well that is debatable.

At this time there are a lot of candidates.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
HTC T528w
ZTE V987

I prefer the HTC by the DFSA feature
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Well that is debatable.

At this time there are a lot of candidates.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
HTC T528w
ZTE V987

I prefer the HTC by the DFSA feature
If you compare all the 3, which is the best? Comparing screen contrast, performance etc.
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If you compare all the 3, which is the best? Comparing screen contrast, performance etc.

The better is the Samsung but is the most expensive. The second one will be the HTC and finally the ZTE with Mediatek processor.

I prefer non Mediatek processor, for that reason I prefer the Samsung, HTC or Huawei G600 but this has only 768Mb of RAM
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The better is the Samsung but is the most expensive. The second one will be the HTC and finally the ZTE with Mediatek processor.

I prefer non Mediatek processor, for that reason I prefer the Samsung, HTC or Huawei G600 but this has only 768Mb of RAM
You must mean the Samsung GALAXY Note II and not Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos then

In terms of performance and screen quality the V987 outperforms the HTC by miles. It has Quad-core 1,2 GHz vs. Dual-Core 1,0 GHz and 5" 1280x720 IPS vs 4,3" 800 x 480...
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