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Embracing the Future with eSIM-Compatible Phones

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By Charlie Yu4:06 pm June 27, 2023

The eSIM Revolution

In the ever-evolving world of technology, the eSIM represents a significant leap forward in the realm of connectivity. This tiny, yet powerful innovation is set to revolutionize how we connect our devices to cellular networks, offering a host of benefits over traditional SIM cards. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of eSIM technology, explore its advantages, and provide a comprehensive list of smartphones that are eSIM compatible. We will also guide you through the process of activating eSIM on these devices.

Understanding eSIM Technology

eSIM, or ’embedded SIM’, is a global specification by the GSMA – the organization that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Unlike traditional SIM cards that need to be physically inserted into a device, an eSIM is built into the device at the time of manufacturing. It can be activated with your preferred telecom operator without the need for a physical SIM card.

The Advantages of eSIM

There are several advantages to using eSIM over traditional SIM cards. Firstly, as eSIMs are built into the device, there’s no need to worry about losing your SIM or the hassle of swapping cards when changing operators. Secondly, eSIMs allow for greater flexibility, as you can switch between operators with just a few taps on your device. This is particularly beneficial for frequent travelers, who can switch to local networks without the need to purchase a new SIM card. Lastly, eSIMs pave the way for a future where multiple devices – such as smartphones, smartwatches, and IoT devices – can be connected using the same subscription, making it a truly future-proof technology.

(Depending on your device and country, some devices may still be locked and require network unlocking. You would have to contact the original carriers or a 3rd party company to unlock it before you can use eSim from other carriers.)

eSIM-Compatible SmartPhones List

Now, let’s take a look at some of the current smartphones that support eSIM technology. Here’s a list of some of the most popular eSIM-ready phones:

(Compatibility may vary depending on regional/country variants of the models listed.)


  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 14 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 14
  • Apple iPhone SE (2022)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 13 mini
  • Apple iPhone 13
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12 mini
  • Apple iPhone 12
  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Apple iPhone XR
  • You can use two eSIMs at once on iPhone 13 and 14.
  • iPhones from China, Hong Kong, and Macao (except iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone XS) can’t use eSIMs.
  • In the USA, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max don’t work with regular SIM cards.


  • Apple iPad Air (2022)
  • Apple iPad (2022)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)
  • Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022)
  • Apple iPad 10.2 (2021)
  • Apple iPad mini (2021)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
  • Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
  • Apple iPad Air (2020)
  • Apple iPad 10.2 (2020)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
  • Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020)
  • Apple iPad 10.2 (2019)
  • Apple iPad mini (2019)
  • Apple iPad Air (2019)
  • Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
  • Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
  • Apple iPad 9.7 (2017)
  • Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Apple iPad mini 4 (2015)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
  • Apple iPad mini 3


  • Microsoft Surface Duo 2
  • Microsoft Surface Duo


  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G


  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7a
  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel Fold
  • Google Pixel Watch
  • Google Pixel 5a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 2

eSIM doesn’t work with Google Pixel 3 phones from Australia, Japan, and Taiwan.

Also, it doesn’t work with Google Pixel 3a phones from South East Asia.


  • Motorola Edge 40 Pro
  • Motorola Edge 40
  • Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
  • Motorola Razr 40
  • Motorola Edge+ (2023)
  • Motorola Moto G (2023)
  • Motorola Edge (2022)
  • Motorola Razr 2022
  • Motorola Razr 5G
  • Motorola Razr 2019


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


  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Xiaomi 13
  • Xiaomi 13 Lite
  • Xiaomi 12T Pro


  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Oppo Find X5
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Watch 3 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3
  • Oppo Watch 3
  • Oppo Watch 2
  • Oppo Watch


  • Nokia XR21
  • Nokia X30
  • Nokia G60


  • Huawei P40 4G
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei Mate 1. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Watch 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch 2 2018


  • OnePlus 11


  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Xiaomi 13
  • Xiaomi 13 Lite
  • Xiaomi 12T Pro


  • Honor Magic5 Pro


  • Fairphone 4


  • TCL 40 XL


  • Doogee V30T
  • Doogee V30


  • Sharp Aquos zero6
  • Sharp Aquos wish


  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Oppo Find X5
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Watch 3 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3
  • Oppo Watch 3
  • Oppo Watch 2
  • Oppo Watch


  • Nokia XR21
  • Nokia X30
  • Nokia G60

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and the eSIM compatibility of a device can depend on the specific model and region. Always check with your device manufacturer or network provider to confirm eSIM compatibility.

Activating eSIM on Your Device

Activating eSIM on your device is a relatively straightforward process. Typically, it involves scanning a QR code provided by your telecom operator, which contains all the information needed to activate your cellular plan. The exact steps may vary depending on the device and operator, so it’s recommended to follow the specific instructions provided by your telecom operator.


The advent of eSIM technology marks a significant step forward in the world of mobile connectivity. With its numerous advantages over traditional SIM cards, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of smartphones are becoming eSIM compatible. As we move towards a more connected future, eSIM technology is set to play a crucial role in providing seamless connectivity across multiple devices.

Please note that while we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it’s always a good idea to check with the specific smartphone manufacturer or your telecom operator/carrier for the most accurate and current information regarding eSIM compatibility and activation.

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