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 C7 Pro (9)

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.

Also Read: Reasons To Buy And To Not Buy The Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus (2)

Samsung J-series Phones

The Galaxy J7 Pro and J7 Max are two phones in which Samsung has provided for some flagship-like features. The duo is also the first budget smartphones to feature the Samsung Pay (J7 Pro) and Samsung Pay Mini (J7 Max) app for mobile transactions. Apart from that, they feature similar 13MP cameras on the front and the back, and stand as viable options if you are looking for something engaging.

Oppo F1s

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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This On-series phone also offers full HD display, an octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, and a beefy 3300mAh battery.

Also Read: Best Samsung Phones With 3GB RAM That You Can Buy In India

Coolpad Mega 3

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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.

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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.

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Other notable highlights include 3500mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and 4G VoLTE support.

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Last Updated on: June 15, 2017

2 COMMENTS

  1. Is it true that reviews say that Moto G 5 plus is worst in battery heating and black lines while using camera. Manufacturing defect like not fixing the back cover well and some gaps are found in the mobile.

    • Not worst, but battery isn’t the best in this class. There is moderate heating. It gets hot while charging and playing games, which is acceptable as per today’s standards. We didn’t face any camera issue on our review unit. Build quality is decent, we have two phones and none of them has any ‘gaps’ that you just mentioned.

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