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eSim Supported Phones

eSim Supported Phones List

eSims are the future of mobile internet. Find out if your phone supports eSim technology with our complete, updated list of eSim supported phones!

Due to the convenience eSims offer over traditional, physical sim cards, popularity for eSims has grown significantly over the past few years. All major mobile phone manufacturers have recognised this increase in demand and are now ensuring they produce eSim compatible phones almost exclusively. In fact, eSim adoption is so widespread these days that it is extremely likely your phone already supports it.

Pretty much any high-end phone purchased in the last three years should be compatible with all eSims on the market. Older phones and affordable to mid-range phones are where things get murkier. Despite eSims being the future of mobile data, not all phones support them – yet! 

I’ve put together this complete list of all eSim supported phones in 2023. When new phones are released I will update this guide to keep it accurate and relevant. 

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eSim Supported iPhones

It’s clear that Apple has identified the value eSims offer over physical sim cards and as such have ensured that all of their phones are eSim compatible. This has been the case since the release of the iPhone XR in 2018! 

This is great news for iPhone owners or users in the market for a new one. Unless your iPhone 6 from 2014 is still breathing (which honestly wouldn’t surprise me), you won’t have any issues using an eSim with your iPhone. 

iPhone 14

Just to be super clear, here is a complete list of eSim compatible iPhones.

iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhones 14 Pro

iPhone 14

iPhone SE 3

iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone SE 2

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11

iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS

iPhone XR

Note, there are a few unique exceptions with iPhones. Typically, any iPhone purchased in Mainland China will not be eSim compatible. iPhones purchased in Hong Kong or Macau also will not support eSim technology, with the exceptions of the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation) and iPhone XS

It’s also important to mention that any iPhone 14 device purchase in the US will be only eSim enabled. In other words, there is no slot for a physical sim card. As much as we love eSims, this can cause some pretty frustrating or expensive challenges when travelling so make sure to bear this in mind.

eSim Supported Samsung Phones

As with Apple, Samsung has also adopted eSim technology in the majority of their phones. Samsung has a fairly vast portfolio of devices, however, and many of these phones do not support eSims. I recommend carefully checking if your device is in the list below before purchasing an eSim to ensure compatibility.

Samsung phone

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23+

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22+

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung S21+ Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21+

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy A54

All 5G and non-5G enabled devices of the same models above both support eSims.

Samsung devices purchased in South Korea are NOT eSim compatible, except for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

The popular Samsung S20 FE and S21 FE, sadly, do not support eSims. The Samsung M34, A34, A14, A24, S10, S10+ and other phones not listed above also do not support eSim technology.

eSim Supported Xiaomi Phones

As with other Chinese phone manufacturers, Xiaomi has been a bit slow on the adoption of eSim technology. Unlike Huawei below, Xiaomi includes eSim compatibility in all of its recent phones since the Xiaomi 12T Pro, as well as all Xiaomi 13 models.

Xiaomi 11 Phone

Xiaomi 13 Pro

Xiaomi 13

Xiaomi 13 Lite

Xiaomi 12T Pro

eSim Supported Huawei Phones

Huawei is a Chinese manufacturer that produces some amazing smartphones, however, for some reason they have made the decision not to include eSim support for the majority of their phones.

This means that there are only a few eSim compatible Huawei phones in existence. This is limited to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40. The below is a complete list, all other Huawei devices do not support eSims.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40

The Huawei P40 Pro+ as well as newer devices such as the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro, and older devices such as the Huawei P30, do not support eSims technology.

eSim Supported Google Phones

If you own a Google Pixel device later than the Google Pixel 3a (May 2019) then you own one of the Google phones that support eSim technology. 

Google has consistently produced high-quality smartphones at reasonable prices, making the Google Pixel one of the cheapest eSim phones on the market, especially compared to manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung – the latter of which tends to handicap its cheaper models to encourage people to buy the high-end devices instead.

Google Pixel eSim supported phones

Google Pixel Fold

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Google Pixel 7

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4A

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a

If you own a Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Pixel 3 it MAY be eSim compatible if you purchased it with the Google Fi service.

If you purchased a Google Pixel 3a in Southeast Asia it will not be compatible with eSims – all other markets are compatible.

eSim Supported Oppo Phones

Oppo produces a lot of different models, unfortunately almost all of them are not eSim compatible. The only eSim compatible Oppo phones are listed below. Any models not listed will not support eSims.

Oppo Phone Supports eSim

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo Find X5

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo Find X3

Oppo’s latest models, the Oppo Find X6 Pro and Oppo Find X6 are not eSim compatible. 

Despite various other sources listing them as such, other Oppo models do not appear to be eSim compatible, including Oppo A55s 5G, Oppo Reno 5 A and Oppo Reno 6 Pro. To confirm, I highly recommend reading your manual, checking your phone settings or contacting the store you purchased the phone from.

There have also been rumours of people with the Oppo Find X3 Pro and Oppo Find X3 not actually having eSim support. If you are considering purchasing one of these phones make sure to check with the store.

eSim Supported Sony Phones

Sony’s lineup of eSim supported phones is limited but that’s no surprise as they are one of the smaller players in the smartphone industry. 

Sony Xperia 5 V

Sony Xperia 10V

Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 10 IV

Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

All Sony Xperia phones sold in the US are not eSim compatible. This means if you bought the above phones in the US then your phone will not work with an eSim. Phones sold in other markets, such as the UK, EU, Japan, etc do support eSims.

eSim Compatibility FAQs

eSims have been around for a while, but for many people it’s still fairly new technology. eSim adoption is taking a while but as new phones are released it’s becoming clear that the world will need to change, especially with the iPhone 14 which doesn’t even include a slot for physical sim cards

I’ll keep this section updated with answers to some of the most common eSim questions.

Is eSim supported by all phones?

No, not all phones support eSim technology. All iPhones since 2018 and most high end phones from Samsung, Google and Xiaomi offer eSim compatibility. However, budget phones, older models and a few high-end phones from manufacturers such as Oppo and Huawei do not support eSims.

How do I know if my phone supports eSim?

You can find out if your phone supports eSim by searching this page for your phone model – that’s why I wrote it! 

If you have an iPhone that was purchased later than 2018 then your phone does support eSim. 

If you have an Android device, then you’ll want to check in the Settings > Connections (or Network & Internet) for an option to Add eSim. All Android operating systems are a bit different so it is a good idea to look for a user guide specific to your device.

Which eSim is best in Europe?

The best eSim in Europe is the Airalo Eurolink Europe eSim. The Airalo Europe eSim offers internet coverage across 39 countries in Europe, with options ranging from 1GB for 7 days up to 100GB for 180 days. It’s perfect for most people planning a multi-country trip in Europe.

Which eSim works globally?

The best Global eSim is the Airalo Global Discover eSim. The Airalo Global eSim offers internet coverage across 130 countries, with options ranging from 1GB for 7 days up to 100GB for 180 days. It’s the best option for anyone planning to travel across multiple continents for any period of time.

What phones are eSim compatible?

All iPhones manufactured since 2018 are eSim compatible. Most Android phones are also compatible including the Samsung S22, S23 and Note models, Google Pixel 3, 4 and 5, and Xiaomi 13. 

Cheapest eSim compatible phone

If you’re on a budget and you want an eSim compatible phone then I recommend looking at the Google Pixel series. The Google Pixel 5 is an affordable high-end phone, whilst the older models such as the Google Pixel 3 and 4 are still great phones that you can get at a cheaper price. 

If you’re an Apple fanboy / fangirl then you can often pick up refurbished older model iPhones for relatively affordable prices, especially the iPhone XR – however, I wouldn’t recommend this over a newer Android.

A refurbished or used Google Pixel 3 is probably the cheapest esim compatible phone you’re going to be able to find.

Airalo compatible phones

Any of the eSim compatible phones on this list will work with Airalo eSims, as well as most other eSims provided by local mobile networks or Airalo competitors such as Holafly.



Hi, I’m Mitchell. I’m a full-time traveller, explorer and travel blogger. I've travelled all around the world, using and testing countless travel sim cards along the way. I'm the founder of and writer for Travel Sim Expert where I write guides to help travellers stay connected all around the world.

Hi, I’m Mitchell. I’m a full-time traveller, explorer and travel blogger. Travel Sim Expert is a blog dedicated to helping you find the best sim card for you, no matter where you are or what your budget is. 

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