What Is An Hybrid SIM Slot In Smartphones? How It works?

        Hello Buddies !! You must have heard or seen hybrid SIM card slot in that latest smartphones a lot but still most of the users are still confused what a hybrid SIM slot is and how to use it. So here in this post I will tell you what a hybrid SIM slot really is so that you do not remain in any confusion when buying your new Smartphone. Also here I will discuss about the various advantages and disadvantages of a Hybrid SIM Slot.

What is a Hybrid SIM Card Slot?

       A Hybrid SIM Slot is one which can function both as a SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. This means you can either put another SIM in a hybrid SIM slot and use your phone as a dual SIM smartphone or you can put a microSD card in it for expanding the memory of your phone. The Hybrid SIM slot can be a separate slot or can be present on a SIM card tray where the other normal SIM card slot is also present. Next I will tell you about the various combinations of Hybrid SIM card slot with the other SIM card slot.

Hybrid SIM Slot Combinations in Dual SIM Phone

       Here are the various combinations of a hybrid SIM card slot with other normal SIM slot.
Micro SIM + Nano SIM / microSD card
Nano SIM + Nano SIM / microSD card

Advantages of Hybrid SIM Slot

        The main advantage of hybrid SIM card slot is that it saves space on smartphones for the manufacturers, which can help them to make the phone much slimmer and also reduce some of the circuitry involved. There is virtually no advantage of Hybrid SIM card slot to the users as it only limits the features as discussed below.

Disadvantages of Hybrid SIM Slot

        The main disadvantage of hybrid SIM slot is that it limits your phone functionality i.e. you can either use your smartphone as a dual SIM phone or you can expand the storage through microSD card. You can cannot use both these features simultaneously which is a major drawback of hybrid SIM slot.

Final Words about Hybrid SIM card Slot

        Here I would like to say that I am not a fan of Hybrid SIM card slot as it restricts something on your phone. Also you cannot do anything about it if it is present in the phone that you are going to buy. Here you have to be intelligent and think about your requirements and use the Hybrid SIM slot as per your needs i.e. you have to make a decision that whether you need dual SIM functionality or want extra storage space on your phone.

List of Popular Smartphones with Hybrid SIM Slot

       Here are some of the popular smartphones that comes with hybrid sim slot functionality.
  • Asus Zenfone 3
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
  • BlackBerry DTEK50
  • Gionee S6
  • Gionee S6 Pro
  • Gionee S6s
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
  • Huawei G8
  • Huawei G9 Plus
  • Huawei Honor 5c
  • Huawei Honor 7
  • Huawei Honor 8
  • Huawei Honor Note 8
  • Huawei Honor V8
  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei Mate S
  • Huawei nova
  • Huawei nova plus
  • Huawei P8
  • Huawei P8 lite
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Lenovo K5 Note
  • Lenovo Phab Plus
  • Lenovo Phab2 Pro
  • Lenovo Vibe S1
  • Lenovo Vibe X3
  • LG G5
  • Meizu m2
  • Meizu m2 note
  • Meizu m3 note
  • Micromax Canvas 6
  • OnePlus X
  • Oppo F1
  • Oppo F1 Plus
  • Oppo R9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy C7
  • Samsung Galaxy E5
  • Samsung Galaxy J1 Nxt
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy Z3
  • Vivo X7 Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi4s
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3x
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro
  • Yu Yunicorn
  • ZTE Axon 7
  • ZTE Axon 7 mini
  • ZTE nubia Z11


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