How to Check Moblie

How to Check the Mobile's Compatibility with eSIM

Firstly, regardless of the phone you own, you must unlock telecom carrier restrictions. Some phones are bound to specific mobile carriers and can only use data plans from those carriers.

In most cases, if you purchased your phone from Apple, Samsung, or a physical retail store, your phone should be unlocked.

If you purchased your device from a telecom carrier like Vodafone, Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile, It’s most likely that your phone is a locked. You can call the carrier to confirm if the phone is locked and inquire about the possibility of unlocking it.

Of course, you can also check yourself if your phone is locked. The following image illustrates how to check the lock status of an iPhone.

How to check iPhone unlock status in settings:

Starting from iOS 14, Apple introduced a feature called "Network Provider Lock" that provides instant insight into your device's status. To access it, navigate to Settings > General > About, and scroll down to find the "Network Provider Lock" section. If your iPhone is unlocked, it should display "No SIM restrictions." If you encounter a different status, it indicates that the iPhone is locked.

There's one straightforward method: insert a physical SIM card from a different carrier into the phone and attempt to make a call. If the call goes through, it means your phone is not locked to a specific carrier. (This method is only applicable to devices with a physical SIM card slot.)

Secondly, Confirming that your phone is unlocked, let’s move on to verify if it supports eSIM.

a. For iPhones, check by going to Settings -> General -> About. If you see the "DIGITAL SIM" option with a 15-digit IMEI below, it means the phone supports eSIM cards.

b. For Samsung devices, go to Settings -> About phone -> Status -> IMEI information. If you see an IMEI (eSIM) with a corresponding 15-digit number, it indicates that the phone supports eSIM.

c. For Google Pixel phones, go to Settings -> Network & internet -> SIMs -> Download a SIM instead. If you proceed and encounter a window for scanning a QR code, it means the phone supports eSIM.

d. For other Android phones, dial *#06#. If the screen displays a "unique identification number (EID)," it indicates that the phone supports eSIM.

In general, iPhone XR and newer models support eSIM, with the exception of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Also, Samsung Galaxy models released after the S20 and Google Pixel models released after the 4 typically support eSIM.

Below is a list of models compatible with eSIM:

iPhone XR

iPhone XS

iPhone XS Max

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone SE 2 (2020)

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone SE 3 (2022)

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 Plus

iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhone 15

iPhone 15 Plus

iPhone 15 Pro

iPhone 15 Pro Max

On iPhone 13 and 14 models, it's possible to activate two eSIMs concurrently.

iPhones from mainland China and iPhone devices from Hong Kong and Macao (except for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone XS) are incapable for eSIM.

In the USA, physical SIM cards are not compatible with iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iPads with eSIM (only iPads with 4G connectivity):

iPad Pro 11" (model A2068, from 2020)

iPad Pro 12.9" (model A2069, from 2020)

iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)

iPad (model A2198, from 2019)

iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

IPad 10th generación (modelo 2022)

Source: Apple official site

Samsung phones with eSIM

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5g

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22+

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung Galaxy S23+

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G

*The following Samsung devices are not compatible with eSIM:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G/5G

Samsung S20/S21 (US versions)

Galaxy Z Flip 5G (US versions)

Samsung Note 20 Ultra (Versions from the US and Hong Kong)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Versions from the US and Hong Kong)

Source: Samsung official site

Google phones with eSIM

Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)

Google Pixel 2 XL

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)

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3a (not including phones bought in Japan or with Verizon service)

Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 6

Google pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 7

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8 Pro

Google Pixel Fold

*Google Pixel 3 devices from Australia, Japan, and Taiwan are not compatible with eSIM.

*Google Pixel 3a from South East Asia is not compatible with eSIM.

Source: Google Pixel official site

Huawei phones with eSIM

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are the first cell phones from the Chinese manufacturer to support eSIM.

Huawei P40.

Huawei P40 Pro.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

The Huawei P40 Pro+ and P50 Pro are not compatible with eSIM.