eSIM compatible phones (List of smartphones that support eSIM)
eSIM compatible phones (List of smartphones that support eSIM)
Written By: Greg Kawere

Find an up-to-date list of eSIM-compatible smartphones. There are 10 phone manufacturers in the world with a combined 69 phone models that support eSIM. As the world awakens to the benefits of an eSIM it’s expected that there is going to be exponential growth of eSIM devices in the next 2-3 years.

Samsung leads the list of phone manufacturers with the most eSIM compatible phone models at 35, followed by Apple/iPhone with 33, Google with 13, Microsoft with 6, and Oppo with 5 rounding off the top 5 phone brands with the most phones with an eSIM.

Phone manufacturereSIM phone types
Samsung35
Apple33
Google Pixel13
Microsoft6
Oppo5
Huawei4
Motorolla2
Nuu2
Sony1
Gemini1

What is an eSIM-enabled phone?

An eSIM-enabled smartphone has an eSIM chip embedded inside the phone instead of a physical SIM card. There is a growing number of phone manufacturers who have eSIM-compatible phones including Apple (iPhone), Samsung, Google (Pixel), Huawei, Sony, Motorola & Oppo.

Further reading: What is an eSIM & how it works

How to check if your phone supports eSIM?

To check if your smartphone supports eSIM, find your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) in phone settings. You will be able to find information about whether your phone supports an eSIM or not.

Samsung phones that support eSIM

There are 23 Samsung phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible smartphones below

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note20
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  5. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  6. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  7. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  9. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  11. Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
  12. Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
  13. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  14. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  15. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  16. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  17. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  18. Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  19. Samsung Galaxy S20+
  20. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  21. Samsung Galaxy S20
  22. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  23. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung smart-watches that support eSIM

There are 12 Samsung watches that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the complete list of eSIM-compatible Samsung smartwatches below

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE (40mm)
  2. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE (44mm)
  3. Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE (40mm)
  4. Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE (44mm)
  5. Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic LTE (42mm)
  6. Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic LTE (46mm)
  7. Samsung Galaxy Watch3 45mm
  8. Samsung Galaxy Watch3 41mm
  9. Samsung Gear S3 classic LTE
  10. Samsung Gear S3 frontier LTE
  11. Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G
  12. Samsung Gear S2 3G

iPhones that support eSIM

There are 16 iPhone models that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible iPhones below

  1. iPhone 13 Pro
  2. iPhone 13 Pro Max
  3. iPhone 13
  4. iPhone 13 mini
  5. iPhone SE 3 (2022)
  6. iPhone 12 Pro
  7. iPhone 12 Pro Max
  8. iPhone 12 Mini
  9. iPhone 12
  10. iPhone 11 Pro
  11. iPhone 11 Pro Max
  12. iPhone 11
  13. iPhone SE 2 (2020)
  14. iPhone XS
  15. iPhone XS Max
  16. iPhone XR

iPads that support eSIM

There are 17 iPad models that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible iPads below

  1. iPad Pro 12.9 inch (5th generation)
  2. iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  3. iPad Air (5th generation)
  4. iPad (9th generation)
  5. iPad mini (6th generation)
  6. iPad Pro 12.9 inch (4th generation)
  7. iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd generation)
  8. iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd generation)
  9. iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  10. iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  11. iPad Pro 10.5 inch
  12. iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  13. iPad Air (4th generation)
  14. iPad Air (3rd generation)
  15. iPad (8th generation)
  16. iPad (7th generation)
  17. iPad mini (5th generation)

Google Pixel phones that support an eSIM

There are 13 Google Pixel phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Google Pixel smartphones below

  1. Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)
  2. Google Pixel 2 XL
  3. Google Pixel 3 (not including phones bought in Australia, Taiwan or Japan. Phones bought with US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi don’t work with eSIM)
  4. Google Pixel 3 XL
  5. Google Pixel 3a (not including phones bought in Japan or with Verizon service)
  6. Google Pixel 3a XL
  7. Google Pixel 4
  8. Google Pixel 4a
  9. Google Pixel 4 XL
  10. Google Pixel 5
  11. Google Pixel 5a
  12. Google Pixel 6
  13. Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Huawei phones that support eSIM

There are 4 Huawei phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Huawei smartphones below

  1. Huawei P40
  2. Huawei P40 Pro
  3. Huawei P50 Pro
  4. Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Microsoft devices that support an eSIM

There are 6 Microsoft Surface tablets that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Microsoft Surface tablets below

  1. Surface Go
  2. Surface Go 2
  3. Surface Pro X
  4. Surface Pro 5 LTE Advanced
  5. Surface Pro 7+
  6. Surface Neo

Sony phones that support eSIM

There is only one Sony phone that has an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible smartphones below

  1. Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

Motorolla phones that support eSIM

There are 2 Motorolla phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Motorolla smartphones below

  1. Motorola Razr 2019
  2. Motorola Razr 5G

Oppo phones that support eSIM

There are 5 Oppo phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Oppo smartphones below

  1. Oppo Find X3 Pro
  2. Oppo Reno 5A
  3. Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
  4. Oppo Find X5
  5. Oppo Find X5 Pro

Gemini devices that support eSIM

There is only one Gemini device that has an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Gemini smartphones below

  1. Gemini PDA – 4G+WIFI

Nuu phones that support an eSIM

There are 2 Nuu phones that have an eSIM as of 17 June 2022. Find the full list of eSIM-compatible Nuu smartphones below

  1. Nuu X5
  2. NUU Mobile i1

How to get an eSIM?

To get an eSIM data plans for international travelers visit the eSIM2Go website and search from over 150+ country eSIM data plans

eSIM phone FAQ

Is my phone compatible with eSIM?

Yes, your phone can be compatible with eSIM. For you to utilize eSIM, your phone must be freed from carrier constraints, regardless of your phone. Some phones are locked to a single mobile network and can only utilize data plans from that provider.

Phone brands that don’t support eSIM

The following phone manufacturers don’ have phones with an eSIM specifically Xiaomi, Vivo, Lenovo, Nokia, LG, Realme, Asus, Tecno Mobile & ZET

What should I do if my iPhone doesn’t support eSIM?

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do if your iPhone is not eSIM compatible. To have an eSIM,  your device should be eSIM compatible.

Is eSIM available on all smartphones?

No, unfortunately not all smartphones are eSIM enabled but a growing list of phones are being released that support eSIM.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S10 eSIM compatible?

The Samsung Galaxy S10 does not, unfortunately, support eSIM.

Is the iPhone 10 compatible with eSIM?

The iPhone 10 does not, unfortunately, support eSIM. The iPhone XR and iPhone XS were the first Apple phones to do so in 2018. Previous models aren’t compatible.

Is the Huawei P40 Pro + eSIM compatible?

The P40 and P40 Pro versions are the only compatible ones. However, it appears that the Pro+’s ceramic casing precludes this.

What should I do if my phone doesn’t support eSIM?

You can get a physical SIM card for your non-eSIM compatible phone or alternatively you can buy an eSIM compatible phone.

For more detailed questions & answers about the eSIM try this detailed article eSIM FAQs (2022 Embedded SIM glossary)

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