The Samsung Galaxy S Duos, the company’s first mainstream smartphone that can take two SIM cards, is available for sale from online retailer Expansys for as little as £240.
The device is essentially a refreshed Samsung Galaxy S, which was launched more than two years ago, with more system memory but less onboard memory.
There’s a single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, 768MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 4in 480 x 800 pixels LCD display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, two SIM slots, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1500mAh battery and a design that’s reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Having two SIMs can be a boon since you can combine the best of two different worlds. For example, T-Mobile gives 12-months unlimited data access on some PAYG packages and very generous minutes and texts packages on others.
That said, the Galaxy Duos will only appeal to those looking exclusively for a two-SIM solution; otherwise, it would be advisable to look elsewhere for better deals. The Motorola Razr, for example, costs around the same price but is a superior single-SIM phone.