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7 Best CDMA Phones in India 2014

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There are not many users of CDMA phones in India but those who have used the CDMA technology once don’t like to go back. Unfortunately, there are not too many options when once searches the local market for CDMA android phones. Low demand of the CDMA smartphones has led to low supply.

You can buy your next CDMA Android smartphone from ebay and other portals, but then you do not get a warranty. We have been receiving a lot of queries regarding the selection of good CDMA phones available in India. Here is the list of best CDMA dual SIM Android smartphones in India.

Note: We have neglected the operator specific (Reliance or MTS only) models. The android smartphones included in this list can be used with any CDMA network in India.

Micromax Canvas Duet AE90

  • Chipset-Not known
  • Processor- 1.2 GHz quad-core
  • GPU- Not known
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Camera- Primary: 5MP; Secondary: 0.3MP
  • Display-4.5 inch, 540×960 pixels, 244.77 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.1 JB
  • Storage- 4 GB internal, upto 32GB via microSD card
  • Battery- 1800 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer and Proximity.
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth, EDGE, HSPA+, WiF, and GPS.
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA)

Micromax EG111

  • Chipset-Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
  • Processor- 1.2 GHz quad-core, Cortex-A5
  • GPU- Adreno 203
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Camera- Primary: 8MP AF with LED Flash; Secondary: 0.3MP
  • Display-5.3 inch, IPS LCD, 1280×720 pixels, 277.1 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.1 JB
  • Storage- 4 GB internal, upto 32GB via microSD card
  • Battery- Li-Po 2300 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 3.0, EDGE, HSPA, EvDO Rev. A, WiFi, GPS.
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA).

Buy Micromax EG111

Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116

  • Chipset-Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
  • Processor- 1.2 GHz quad-core
  • GPU- Adreno 203
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Camera- Primary: 8 MP AF with LED Flash; Secondary: 2 MP
  • Display-5 inch, 1280×720 pixels, 293.72 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.1 JB
  • Storage- 4 GB internal, upto 32GB via microSD card
  • Battery- 2000 mAh
  • Sensors- G-sensor, Proximity, Light
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 3.0, EDGE, EVDO Rev. A, WiFi, GPS.
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA).

Buy Canvas Blaze HD EG116

HTC Desire T329D XC

It is the most affordable CDMA Android dual SIM phone from HTC in the current market. It has a dedicated imaging chip and supports Beats Audio for great audio quality. It is also very light in weight. The screen is also okay. The main downside is the absence of 3G on GSM SIM. However, you can always stick to CDMA 3G (EVDO) for browsing heavy webpages.

  • Chipset-Not known
  • Processor- 1.0 GHz dual-core
  • GPU- Not known
  • RAM- 768 MB
  • Camera- Primary: 5MP AF with LED Flash; Secondary: No
  • Display-4 inch, 800×480 pixels, 233.24 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.0 ICS, with HTC Sense 4
  • Storage- 4 GB internal, upto 32GB via microSD card, 25 GB Dropbox for 2 years.
  • Battery- Li-ion 1800 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Proximity.
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, EDGE, EVDO Rev. A, WiFi, DLNA, GPS, with A-GPS
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA)

Buy Desire T329D XC now

HTC Desire 600C

Desire 600C is a CDMA dual SIM mid-ranger running on a quad-core chipset supporting EVDO Rev. A. It also misses out on GSM 3G. The plus points include good audio delivered by dual front speakers. It features a bright F/2.0 sensor along with HTC ImageChip for good photo quality.

  • Chipset- Snapdragon S4 Play, MSM8625Q
  • Processor- 1.2 GHz quad-core, Cortex-A5
  • GPU- Adreno 203
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Camera- Primary: 8 MP AF with LED Flash; Secondary: 1.6 MP
  • Display-4.5 inch, Super LCD2, 540×960  pixels, 233.24 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.1.2 JB
  • Storage- 8 GB internal, upto 64 GB via microSD card, 25 GB Dropbox for 2 years.
  • Battery- Li-ion 1860 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Proximity.
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 4.0, EVDO Rev. A, EDGE, WiFi, DLNA, GPS, with A-GPS, NFC
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM), dual front stereo speakers, Beats audio with built-in amplifier, HTC BoomSound.

Buy HTC Desire 600C now

HTC Desire 700

Unlike the other two HTC CDMA phones listed above, the Desire 700 supports GSM 3G alongwith Rev. B of EVDO. It also packs the usual HTC goodies like front dual speakers having a built-in audio amplifier. The Smart Flash feature has 5 flash levels to retain the details while shooting in dark.

  • Chipset-Spreadtrum Shark
  • Processor- 1.2 GHz quad-core, Cortex-A7
  • GPU- Mali 400
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Camera- Primary: 8 MP AF with LED Flash; Secondary: 2.1 MP
  • Display-5 inch, 540×960 pixels, 220.29 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.2.2 JB
  • Storage- 8 GB internal, upto 64 GB via microSD card
  • Battery- Li-Po 2100 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Ambient light.
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, HSPA, EVDO Rev. B, WiFi with Hotspot and WiFi Direct, DLNA, GPS, with A-GPS and GLONASS.
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM(GSM + CDMA), USB OTG, front dual speakers with built-in amplifier,

Buy Desire 700

HTC One 802d (CDMA + GSM) version

The original HTC One is famous for its UltraPixel camera. This dual SIM CDMA phone also supports upto 64 GB of storage via microSD card. It packs the usual goodies are listed in the specifications below.
Note: It also comes in dual SIM GSM variant, so verify that you are buying a CDMA+GSM dual SIM model.

  • Chipset-Snapdragon 600, APQ 8064T
  • Processor- 1.7 GHz quad-core
  • GPU- Adreno 320
  • RAM- 2 MB
  • Camera- Primary: 4MP AF with LED Flash, optical image stabilization, HTC ImageChip2; Secondary: 2.1 MP
  • Display-4.68 inch, 1920×1080 pixels, 470.71 ppi
  • Android OS- 4.2.2 JB
  • Storage- 32 GB internal, upto 64 GB via microSD card, Dropbox 25 GB for 2 years.
  • Battery- Li-Po 2300 mAh
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass and Gyro
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, EDGE, HSPA+, DLNA, WiFi with Hotspot & WiFi Direct, GPS, with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Extra Features- Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM), Beats Audio enhancement, dual front stereo speakers with amplifiers.

Buy HTC One Dual SIM

Now, as you see, there are not many options for CDMA phones in India. International brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia, Motorola and Apple are notoriously not launching their CDMA Android phones in the Indian sub-continent. Many of these phones also do not have the latest Android OS version, but we don’t have much choice. These are some of the best CDMA phones that I could in my local market.


If you know of any other good options, or have some experience with the above listed CDMA mobiles, then please share them with us in the comments below.

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