Last Updated: July 22, 2023

eSim Phones List: All eSim-Supported Phones & Tablets

Wondering if your phone is eSIM compatable?

Below is a complete list of eSIM-compatible phones. From iPhones, Samsungs and Google Pixels. The phone list should help you find yours fast.

Iphones with Esims

AirPods iPhone

All iPhones released in 2018 or later are compatible with eSims, except for a few devices that were manufactured in mainland China. Here’s a list of all Apple iPhone devices that support eSim:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone SE (2022)

iPads with Esims

  • iPad Pro (3rd gen and newer) 11” and 12.9” models
  • iPad mini (5th gen and newer)
  • iPad Air (3rd gen and newer)
  • iPad (7th gen and newer)

One important thing to note is that Apple’s latest iPhones are eSim-only devices, meaning that they do not support physical sim cards at all.

eSim-Compatible Android Phones

eSim Phones

Samsung Phones with eSims

  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

As you can see, the list includes only Samsung’s top-tier phones. No FE models or devices from the manufacturer’s mid-range and budget lines have eSim support. Also, some devices manufactured in Hong Kong or South Korea might not support eSim technology.

Google Phones with Esims

Google was the first manufacturer to introduce embedded sim technology in their phones back in 2017. However, eSim support in the Google Pixel 2 devices was available only to a small group of people. Here’s a list of all the Google devices that support eSim:

  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL

Some Pixel 3 and 3a devices might not have eSim support, depending on where they were manufactured/bought.

Huawei Phones with Esims

Huawei started to offer eSim support in their devices only in 2020:

  • Huawei P50
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro*
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Huawei phones purchased in China do not have eSim support.

Oppo Phones with Esims

OPPO is another popular Android manufacturer that quickly started to introduce eSim capability in their devices:

  • OPPO Find X3
  • OPPO Find X3 Pro
  • OPPO Find X5
  • OPPO Find X5 Pro
  • OPPO Find X6
  • OPPO Finds X6 Pro
  • OPPO Reno A

The eSim capability on OPPO phones also depends on carrier support, but in most cases, these OPPO phones should be compatible with eSims no matter where they were purchased.

Sony

Sony started including eSims in their phones released in 2022:

  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
  • Sony Xperia 10 IV
  • Sony Xperia 5 IV
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV

These devices are compatible with eSims regardless of where they are bought.

Other eSim-Compatible Phones

The dozens of smartphones listed above are just some of the many devices that are eSim compatible. Other Android manufacturers include the technology in their phones, but they’re not extremely popular so I didn’t think it was necessary to include them in the list. These include Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia, Nubia, and a few other smartphone manufacturers.

In any case, if you have a different Android and you want to check if it’s an eSim phone, you can see if Surfroam has an eSim for it, or you can dial *#06#. The latter lets you see a list of unique identifying codes for your device, and an EID number will be present if your smartphone is eSim compatible.

In addition to all that, it’s worth noting that eSim technology is available on some smartwatches, laptops, and tablets as well.

Advantages of Having eSim-Compatible Phones

The main advantage of eSim-compatible smartphones is that there’s no more hassle of purchasing and installing a physical sim card. There’s no need for sim tray eject tools, you don’t have to worry whether the included sim card will be compatible with your phone or you’ll have to get it cut, and you can often sign up for an eSim plan online, without having to walk into a physical store.

This is especially handy for travel because you can purchase eSims from international providers for most countries in the world. One huge advantage of eSims over physical sim cards is that many of them are not locked to any mobile operators, and it’s perfectly possible to purchase an eSim that lets you connect to multiple mobile networks for the best coverage.

The downside is that this technology is still not available worldwide. Many countries have very little to no eSim support still, and in some countries, you’ll have network operators that support eSims and others that don’t. This can be an issue if you have an eSim-only device, which doesn’t support traditional sim cards at all.

If you’re still not sure exactly what’s the deal with eSims, why they are better than sim cards, and which phones support them, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide will tell you everything you need to know about smartphones that support eSims, including detailed lists of eSim-compatible devices from all the top manufacturers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all mobile phones allow eSim?

No, not all phones allow eSim. The technology was first introduced in 2017 but started to become more widely available in 2018 later. Only mobile devices (usually just flagships) manufactured in the past 4-5 years allow eSims.

Which is better: Sim or eSim?

The eSim technology is considered better than a physical sim card. It’s a significant upgrade because an eSim (chip) is smaller, so there’s more room for other components like a bigger battery or a better camera lens. Also, the only way to lose an eSim is to lose your entire phone.

About the Author Anna Timbrook

Anna is the co-owner of expert world travel and can't wait to share her travel experience with the world. With over 54 countries under her belt she has a lot to write about! Including those insane encounters with black bears in Canada.

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