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Top 5 eSIM-Supported Mobile Phones

 

As the tech landscape continues to evolve, so does the telecom industry, with a growing demand for flexible and secure communication solutions. The emergence of eSIM technology addresses this need, particularly amid rising security concerns surrounding physical SIM cards.

 

At the ‘Let Loose’ event, Apple recently announced that its new iPad Air and iPad Pro models will not carry a SIM card tray; instead, the devices are compatible with eSIM only. This strategic move hints at the broader trend toward eSIM adoption across the tech industry.

 

Read: Apple Ditches Physical SIM: Launches eSIM-Only iPad

 

What is eSIM technology?


eSIM, or embedded SIM, is a standardized digital SIM that enables users to activate a mobile plan from their network provider without needing a physical SIM card. This digital counterpart functions similarly to a physical SIM card, identifying devices virtually to establish network connections. Unlike traditional SIM cards, eSIMs are programmable remotely via software and come built into newer smartphones, eliminating the need to swap SIM cards when changing devices or wireless carriers physically.

 

The versatility of eSIM technology extends beyond smartphones. It is compatible with various devices, including tablets, smartwatches, drones, and cars. This virtual SIM card concept opens up flexible communication options, particularly in easily managing devices and service plans.

 

Also Read: 4 Ways eSIM is Safer than a Physical SIM Card.

 

Currently, not all devices are compatible with eSIM technology. Do not worry, guys. We have listed some Top Mobile manufacturers’ models for you with detailed descriptions.

 

Here is the list of the top 5 eSIM supported Mobiles under $1k

 

Apple iPhone 12


The first eSIM-supported mobile, iPhone 12, stands out with its robust performance, advanced camera capabilities, and high-quality display, making it a top choice for tech enthusiasts and everyday users.

Apple's iPhone 12 is a flagship-grade smartphone from the iPhone 12 series. It runs on iOS 14 and has an improved A14 Bionic chipset. On the rear, the smartphone has a square camera bump that houses dual 12 MP cameras with quad-LED dual-tone flash.

iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch OLED super retina XDR display with a large notch. The smartphone's screen has a QHD resolution of 1170x2532px and a pixel density of 460PPI. The phone's aspect ratio is 19.5:9. iPhone 12's HDR 10 display offers vibrant visuals with sharp images. The display is also scratch-resistant and has an oleophobic coating.

 

Features

Description

Series

iPhone 12-series

iOS 14

SIM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Nano+eSIM

Connectivity

5G, 4G;

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 5.0

Lightning port

GPS with A-GPS,

GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS;

NFC

Apple U1 chip ultrawideband

Thickness

7.4 mm

Weight

162 g

Display

6.1 inch OLED Screen

1170x2532 pixels

460 ppi density

Super Retina XDR, HDR10, True Tone, Wide Color

Large Notch Display

Body

Aluminum frame with matte finish

Ceramic Shield front with oleophobic coating

Glass back with glossy finish

IP68 certified for water and dust resistance

Camera

12MP + 12MP Dual Rear Camera with OIS

4K@24fps UHD Video Recording

12MP Front Camera

Technical

Apple Bionic A14 Chipset

3.1GHz, Hexa Core Processor

4GB RAM

64GB Inbuilt Memory

Battery

Non-Removable Battery

2,815 mAh Li-ion Battery

20W Fast charging

15 Qi Wireless Charging

Color

Black

White

Green

Blue

Red

Misc

FaceID through a dedicated TrueDepth camera

Stereo Speakers

Taptic Engine

Price

39,999 (India)

$234.00 (United States)

€ 309.40 (Europe)

£ 236.50 (UK)

C$ 359.90 (Canada)

A$ 659.00 (Australia)

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G


Next, we have the Samsung S23 series compatible with eSIM technology, including the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The Galaxy S23 features significant upgrades, including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, which enhances AI capabilities and performance. The device has a 6.1-inch flat AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. Its camera setup includes a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom. The front camera is 12MP. The S23 runs on Android 13 with OneUI 5.1 and has a 3900mAh battery with fast wireless and wired charging. Storage options are 128GB and 256GB with UFS 3.1 technology. Connectivity features include 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and a USB Type-C port, though it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

Features

Description

OS

Android v13

SIM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Nano+eSIM

Connectivity

5G, 4G, VoLTE, Vo5G

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth v5.3

USB - C v3.2

NFC

Thickness

7.6mm

Weight

168 g

Display

6.1 inch, AMOLED Screen

1080x2340 pixels

422 ppi density

Always-on display, 1750nits Peak Brightness

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

120 Hz Refresh Rate

Punch Hole Display

Fingerprint Sensor

Body

Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2)

Glass black (Gorilla Glass Victus 2)

Aluminum Frame

Camera

50MP + 12MP + 10 MP Triple Rear Camera with OIS

8K@24fps UHD Video Recording

12MP Front Camera

Technical

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen Chipset

3.36 GHz, Octa Core Processor

8GB RAM

128 GB Inbuilt Memory

Battery

3900 mAh Battery

25W Fast charging

10W Wireless Charging

4.5W Reverse Charging

Color

Phantom Black

Cream

Green

Lavender

Misc

FaceID Lock

Stereo Speakers

Haptic Engine

Price

46,999 (India)

$334.07 (United States)

€ 578.98 (Europe)

£ 359.99 (UK)

C$ 494.99 (Canada)

A$ 1250.00 (Australia)

 

 

Google Pixel 7


Next in a row, we have Google Pixel 7 supporting eSIM technology. The Google Tensor G2 powers the 5G-ready Pixel 7, enhancing speed, efficiency, and security and introducing new helpful features. The Pixel 7 Camera captures stunning photos and videos with features like Super Res Zoom, Cinematic blur, Magic Eraser, and Real Tone. Its 16.002 cm (6.3) display offers vivid colors and smooth performance. Adaptive Battery ensures up to 24 hours of usage, extendable to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver. The sleek design, made with recycled materials, is durable with IP68 protection and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Security features include Titan M2 security chip, Face Unlock, and Fingerprint Unlock. Pixel 7 also includes 3 months of YouTube Premium and Google One. Helpful features like At A Glance, Assistant Voice Typing, and Quick Phrases streamline the user experience, while Live Translate enables real-time language translation.

 

Features

Description

OS

Android 13

SIM

Nano+eSIM

Connectivity

5G, 4G, VoLTE, Vo5G

Wi-Fi 802.11

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

USB - C 3.2

NFC

Thickness

8.7mm

Weight

197 g

Display

6.3 inch, AMOLED Screen

1080x2400 pixels

416 ppi density

Always-on display, 1400nits Peak Brightness

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

120 Hz Refresh Rate

Punch Hole Display

Fingerprint Sensor

Body

Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus)

Glass black (Gorilla Glass Victus)

Aluminum Frame

Camera

50MP + 12MP Rear Camera with OIS and EIS

8K@24fps UHD Video Recording

10MP Front Camera

Technical

Google Tensor G2 (5nm) Chipsets

3.36 GHz, Octa Core Processor

8GB RAM

128 GB Inbuilt Memory

Battery

Li-ion 4355 mAh Battery non-removable

20W Fast charging

20W Wireless Charging

Reverse Charging

Color

Obsidian

Snow

Lemongrass

Misc

FaceID Lock

Stereo Speakers

Haptic Engine

Price

43,990 (India)

$264.65 (United States)

€ 327.43 (Europe)

£ 272.50 (UK)

C$ 499.00 (Canada)

A$ 907.00 (Australia)

 

 

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra


The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra supports eSIM and features a 200 MP main camera with Ultra Pixel technology for detailed low-light photos, 4K HDR10+ and 8K video recording, and an additional 50 MP ultra-wide and 12 MP telephoto portrait cameras. Powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, it offers superior performance, 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256 GB storage. The device has a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with HDR10+ and a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 4610 mAh battery with 125 W TurboPower charging, and a sleek, eco-friendly design. Additional features include Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, ThinkShield and Strongbox security, Dolby Atmos sound, and a near-stock Android 12 experience.

 

Features

Description

OS

Android v12

SIM

Nano+ eSIM

Connectivity

5G, 4G, VoLTE

Wi-Fi 802.11

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE

USB - C 3.2

NFC

Thickness

8.7mm

Weight

198.5 g

Display

6.67 inch, OLED Screen

1080x2400 pixels

394 ppi density

Always-on display, 1250nits Peak Brightness

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Fingerprint Sensor

Body

Metal Frame

Camera

50MP + 12MP Rear Camera with OIS and EIS

4K@30fps UHD Video Recording

60MP Front Camera

Technical

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset

3.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor

12GB RAM

256 GB Memory

Battery

Li-Po - 4610 mAh Battery non-removable

125W Fast charging

50W Wireless Charging

10 WReverse Charging

Color

White

Black

Misc

FaceID Lock

Stereo Speakers

Haptic Engine

Price

39,999 (India)

$990.00 (United States)

€ 697.99 (Europe)

£ 566.20 (UK)

C$ 1391.00 (Canada)

A$ 663.10 (Australia)

 

 

Xiaomi 12T Pro


The Xiaomi 12T Pro is also a compatible mobile phone for eSIM. It is designed to capture every moment with precision and clarity, featuring a groundbreaking 200MP imaging system with OIS and innovative AI camera features. Powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 processor and a 5000mAh battery with 120W HyperCharge, it ensures effortless performance and all-day power. The device boasts a sleek design with premium flourishes and a 120Hz CrystalRes AMOLED display for clear visuals. With features like Xiaomi ProCut for cropping and Xiaomi ProFocus for capturing motion, along with enhanced low-light performance, the Xiaomi 12T Pro promises to redefine how moments are captured.

 

Features

Description

OS

Android v12

SIM

 

Nano+ eSIM

Connectivity

5G, 4G, VoLTE

Wi-Fi 802.11

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE

USB - C 2.0

NFC

Thickness

8.6mm

Weight

205 g

Display

6.67 inch, AMOLED Screen

1220x2712 pixels

446 ppi density

Always-on display, 1250nits Peak Brightness

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Fingerprint Sensor

Body

Metal Frame

Camera

200MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear Camera with OIS and EIS

8K@24fps UHD Video Recording

20MP Front Camera

Technical

Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset

3.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor

12GB RAM

256GB

Battery

Li-Po - 5000 mAh Battery non-removable

120W Fast charging

Color

Silver

Blue

Black

Misc

FaceID Lock

Stereo Speakers

Haptic Engine

Price

84,999 (India)

$559.00 (United States)

€820 (Europe)

£149.60 (UK)

C$ 855.00 (Canada)

A$ 1,804.64 (Australia)

 

In conclusion, the significance of eSIM technology is steadily rising within the mobile phone sector, offering users enhanced security, flexibility, and convenience. The roster of eSIM-compatible phones for 2024 encompasses a selection of highly sought-after models from leading brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Xiaomi. With its capacity for seamless carrier and plan transitions, eSIM technology is poised to fundamentally transform the landscape of mobile device usage.

 

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