Which Devices Support eSIM?

This article provides an updated list (as of June 2023) of eSIM-compatible devices, detailing how eSIM technology offers flexibility and convenience in managing cellular connections. It includes devices from Apple, Samsung, Google Pixel, and other brands like HAMMER, Huawei, and Motorola. eSIM compatibility varies by region and carrier.
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July 31, 2023

Which Devices Support eSIM?

In the ever-evolving landscape of mobile technology, eSIM has emerged as a revolutionary feature, offering users a more convenient and flexible way to manage their cellular connections. Unlike traditional physical SIM cards, an embedded SIM (eSIM) is built directly into the device, eliminating the need for swapping cards when switching carriers. With an increasing number of devices adopting this technology, it's essential to know which gadgets are eSIM-compatible. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of devices supporting eSIM technology as of June 2023.

eSIM CompatibilityExplained

Before we dive into the list, let's understand what makes a device eSIM-compatible. For a device to use an eSIM, it must be carrier-unlocked and have the necessary hardware and software to support this technology. Keep in mind that country and carrier-specific restrictions may apply, so it's always best to verify with your carrier or device manufacturer.

Apple Devices

Apple has been at the forefront of eSIM adoption, and a wide range of their products support this feature. As of June 2023, the following iPhone and iPad models are eSIM-compatible:

iPhones:

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

Please note that eSIM capability is not available on iPhone devices purchased from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, except for the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone SE(2020), and iPhone XS.

iPads:

  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (10th generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Mini (6th generation)

Keep in mind that only iPad devices with Wi-Fi + Cellular features are supported.

For iPhones and iPads purchased in TURKEY, there are specific activation guidelines, depending on the purchase date. Be sure to follow the provided instructions to ensure a seamless eSIM activation process.

Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung has embraced eSIM technology on several of its Galaxy devices. As of June 2023, the following Samsung Galaxy models are eSIM-compatible:

  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 5G
  • Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G series (excluding FE models)
  • Galaxy S20 series (excluding USA models)
  • Galaxy Z Flip series (excluding Galaxy Z Flip 4*)
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold series (excluding Galaxy Z Fold 4*)

Keep in mind that certain Samsung devices purchased in South Korea and specific FE models do not support eSIMs.

For Galaxy S21 series devices from Canada and the USA, eSIM capability is available with the One UI 4 update installed.

Google Pixel Devices

Google Pixel device shave also jumped on the eSIM bandwagon, providing users with more connectivity options. As of June 2023, the following Google Pixel models support eSIM:

  • Pixel Fold
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 3 & 3 XL*
  • Pixel 3a & 3a XL*

Certain Google Pixel models purchased from specific regions may not have eSIM support, so it's advisable to verify with your carrier or device manufacturer.

Other Brands

Several other brand shave embraced eSIM technology on select models. Here are some of them:

HAMMER:

  • HAMMER Explorer PRO
  • HAMMER Blade 3
  • HAMMER Blade 5G

Huawei:

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

*eSIM capability is not available on Huawei P40 Pro+ and all Huawei devices purchased in China.

Motorola*:

  • Motorola Edge+
  • Motorola Edge 40 Pro
  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Motorola Razr 5G

*eSIM support is only available in certain regions, so verify with your carrier or device manufacturer.

As eSIM technology gains momentum, more devices are likely to become compatible with this feature. Always ensure that you check with your carrier or device manufacturer for the latest updates and confirm eSIM availability in your region. Embrace the convenience and flexibility of eSIM, as it continues to shape the future of mobile connectivity.

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