Best eSIM supported Devices in 2020.
Being stuck into one mobile number from a particular carrier is not the case anymore. Now, a single tiny little component being inserted into your eSIM supported devices gives you the freedom to maintain connection anywhere by connecting a service provided by any of a number of competing telecom providers.
Surely, this is the power of the eSIM (Embedded SIM) which becomes the mainstream of the smartphone market. While the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR were the most common eSIM supported devices in 2018, new Apple smartphones along with non-Apple smartphones were also certain to evolve to be counted as eSIM supported devices, as well.
Here is a list of the best eSIM supported Devices 2019. Rejoice and get scrolling!
iPhone 11 Series
Apple seems to have switched to adopt eSIM technology in the past year. So, the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are last year’s smartphones with eSIM- enabled technology. Referring to 2019, the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max also have an eSIM support out of the box.
For a while yet, these iPhones can use eSIM or regular physical SIM because few eSIM networks are available worldwide. Scroll down to decide what iPhone suits your need the most.
On one hand, the three editions of the iPhone 11 are closer to each other in terms of some specifications which have to do with TrueDepth, Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay, Wireless charging and support of Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) which is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards. On the other hand, the difference stands on the Display, water and dust resistant and camera, etc.
|iPhone 11 PRO|
|Display||5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display|
|Resistant||Water and dust resistant (4 meters for up to 30 minutes, IP68)|
|Camera||Triple-camera system with 12MP Ultra-Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras; Night mode, Portrait mode, and 4K video up to 60fps|
|TrueDepth||12MP TrueDepth front camera with Portrait mode, 4K video, and Slo-Mo|
|Face ID||Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay|
Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
Not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards
|Amazon Rating||4.5 out of 5|
Activate your data plans on an eSIM iPhone:
- First, go to Settings > Cellular, then tap Add Cellular Plan
- After that, position iPhone so that the QR code provided by your carrier appears in the frame, or enter the details manually. However, you may be asked to enter a confirmation code provided by your carrier.
- Finally, tap Add Cellular Plan.
Alternatively, you can activate your cellular plan through your carrier’s app (if supported). Firstly, go to the App Store, then download your carrier’s app and use the app to activate a cellular plan.
Also, you can store more than one eSIM on your iPhone, but you can use only one eSIM at a time. To switch eSIMs:
- Go to Settings > Cellular.
- Tap the plan you want to use.
- Then tap “Turn on This Line”.
Google Pixel Series
The fact that Google phones, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, were the first phones in the world to support the eSIM technology in 2017 increases the chance of adopting this technology in the future release of its devices.
As for both Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, they were released just 2 months ago, on 15/10/2019, and they did not just make the image clear enough for users to speak more of their features and advantages, even for Amazon customers; as they haven’t left any reviews or ratings on the phones yet.
Above all, both devices have a physical SIM slot and an eSIM enabling users to typically have a different network on each SIM so that one can be used for calls and another for data purposes. That is to say, eSIM functionality for Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL works just like the previous line-up of Pixels, which are clarified below.
Google Pixel 3A, Google Pixel 3A XL
Having a true dual-SIM being added to the Pixel 3A or Pixel 3A XL with Android 10 update makes it the first to enable the use of two networks simultaneously. However, the new update for the pixel phones has to do with the ability to switch between your two SIMs (the single SIM and the eSIM) if you meant to use both at a time. In other words, you can have them both active at once by receiving your calls on a primary SIM and connecting your data on the other secondary SIM.
|Google Pixel 3a||Google Pixel 3a XL|
|Operating System||Android 9.0, up to Android 10|
2220 x 1080 (18.5:9)
2160 x 1080 (18:9)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
2.0GHz + 1.7GHz
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
2.0GHz + 1.7GHz
18W fast charging
18W fast charging
|Amazon Rating||3.1 out of 5||3.7 out of 5|
It is worth pointing that at the base level both phones will operate essentially the same, since they have the same processor, memory, storage, screen resolution, cameras and so on. Also, both don’t have any differences in configuration options. Yet, what are the major differences between the two phones?
It all has to do with Size, Battery Life, and finally, the Price
Whether you’re buying a Pixel 3A or a 3A XL depends on the size of your screen and how important your battery life is. Put it simply, having the Pixel 3A XL with a 6-inch display makes it preferable for those who go with the usable screen and in-hand free. Moreover, the Pixel 3A XL is about 6% longer and 9% wider, as well as 13% heavier than the smaller model. Therefore, it is good to go for the extra screen space and battery.
However, if you’re indifferent to the phone’s size, you can still go for the Pixel 3A XL due to its battery which is 23% larger than the other Pixel 3A, and this is considered as a privilege to the heavy users. That being said, all about Pixel 3A XL is worth the extra amount of money if you are willing to enjoy a larger screen or longer battery life.
To switch eSIM in Google devices:
- Firstly, tap Network & Internet settings.
- Tap on “Mobile Network”.
- Choose “Advanced”.
- Then it will open a list of carriers, just choose a service provider you want to go with.
- Finally, tap on Switch.
Note: Samsung Galaxy Fold: Samsung lets you store multiple eSIM providers with its Galaxy Fold which has a single physical SIM slot and an eSIM, but since the latter is only compatible with European carriers, the eSIM feature is unavailable on this model.
Is Apple Watch Series 5 the Best Watch to buy for 2020?
Technically speaking, the main new feature of Apple Watch Series 5 is the always-on display. In other words, it is able to maintain new display technology that keeps your watch lit up dimly but lit up all the time at a variable refresh rate. In addition, it’s positioned as the Apple Watch that everyone can use without costing as much as one with more advanced features (or materials). Above all, it lets you keeps your phone away, for the cellular enables you to call from the trail, text from the surf, or stream music from the slopes; all on your wrist.
Put it in another way, you can now activate a second cellular plan from your provider (or another) on your iPhone thanks to dual SIM and eSIM. Also, you can make voice calls and send or receive SMS seamlessly using two numbers on your mobile. After all, you can also use this feature on your wearable device if you own an Apple Watch with Cellular.
- Best display
- Fastest processor
- Heart rate sensor
What about the World of iPads?
Apple’s tagline states regarding iPad (7th generation), ” like a computer. Unlike any computer.” Further, it adds much ease of use and versatility to its users, especially after upgrading its display making it more convenient for business users and creatives. To clarify, staying active with work, catching up on great books, keeping amused while traveling, or all of the above all day long can be done right from your iPad.
It is worth pointing that what rises this iPad series to the top is the fact that you can stay in touch wherever you head without bothering to sign up for a monthly plan. In short, you can choose the option that fits you with the dual SIM your iPad contains.
Now the question is: Will 2020 be a booming start for eSIM?
There are many best upcoming smartphones that will be equipped with eSIM in 2020, for most of the companies will. No doubt, start shifting to eSIM platforms and the manufacturing of the eSIM-compatible phones will be taking center stage in 2020 as the default smartphones.
That is to say, this is crucial for the use of mobile connectivity overseas, as being always on with the internet in your pocket while travelling is something unnegotiable in the dramatically changed life. Hence, it is getting much easier and quicker to use your chosen data plans from your eSIM enabled phones than hitting to either use hot spots, such as hotels, café, shopping mall, business premises, etc. or buy another prepaid local SIM. Follow this tutorial to discover how you can enjoy this service provided by Numero eSIM App.
On whole, we hope you have liked our thorough guide on eSIM phones for 2019. Let us know in the comment box what eSIM enabled phones you would go for and buy to enjoy what eSIM has to offer.