Hybrid dual SIM slots are a clever way for OEMs to drop the separate MicroSD card slot without facing consumer ire, and with the advent of Reliance Jio, more and more people are bearing the inconvenience of choosing between the dual SIM and SD card privilege, especially on phones with 16GB and 32GB native storage. Luckily, there are still quite a few decent phones with dedicated microSD card slots around. Let’s take a look.
Samsung Mid-range phones
Nearly all of the latest crop of Samsung upper mid-range phones come with dedicated MicroSD card slots. These include the A-series phones that sport glass and metal build, and the C-series phones that are known for their slim and handy full metal profile. Here are the best Samsung phones with dedicated SD card slots that you can buy in India:
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – Full specifications
- Samsung Galaxy A7(2017) – Full Specifications
- Samsung Galaxy A9 pro – Full Specifications
Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5
Motorola has sided with some really odd storage options for its fifth generation Moto G-series. The low-end G5 just has 16gigs of internal space and the top G5 Plus model still doesn’t have a 64GB storage option. But yes, the presence of MicroSD card slot on every fifth generation Moto G is bound to soften the blow.
Oppo’s reigning midrange Selfie expert, the Oppo F1s, comes in 16GB and 64GB native storage options and both variants have a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
So if you are looking for a selfie-first phone with dedicated MicroSD card slot that you can also find at offline retail stores, you can consider the Oppo F1s.
- Oppo F1s – Lowest price and full specifications
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt and J7 Prime
Both the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Review) and J7 Prime (Review) are almost identical. The Galaxy On Nxt is meant to retail online and has 32GB of native storage, and the J7 prime, on the other hand, has 16GB storage and is available at brick and mortar stores too.
Both of these phones aren’t perfect, but they are the best Samsung branded options if you are looking for something that costs around 15K.
- Samsung Galaxy On Nxt – Lowest price and full specifications
- Samsung GalaxyJ7 Prime – Lowest price and full specifications
Samsung Galaxy On8
Samsung isn’t ignoring the dedicated slot for its low-end phones either. The Galaxy ON8, which comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is another handset that houses a dedicated SD card slot.
This On-series phone also offers full HD display, an octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, and a beefy 3300mAh battery.
- Samsung Galaxy On 8: Lowest price and full specifications
Coolpad Mega 3
Coolpad Mega 3 (Review) is a one of its kind handset that accepts three SIM cards and still has a dedicated MicroSD card slot. So if you were using two SIM cards before the Jio fever kicked in, and now want a phone that can keep 3 SIM cards active at once, and still, wish to avail SD card privileges. Well, the Mega 3 is all you need. But, only if you are a basic user.
Coolpad Mega 3: Lowest price and full specifications
Moto E3 Power
The budget Moto E3 Power (FAQ) is another low-cost option that comes with a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The handset features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by entry-grade MT6735P processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Other notable highlights include 3500mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and 4G VoLTE support.