eSIM phones are becoming familiar day by day to the world, but still many are confused about the technology. So in general eSIM means embedded SIM card into your phone and there is no physical SIM card involvement needed with this technology.
How exactly it works? so there is an embedded SIM tech present in your smartphone and it just needs to be supported by your network or carrier. Basically eSIM is a chip inside your smartphone very similar to supported payment services Apple Pay and Google Pay through NFC.
However, for now, there are very fewer carriers and networks that supports eSIM. But it is expected that from 2020 most of the companies will start shifting to eSIM platforms. It’s a very easy process for any user to shift on eSIM network you just need to install the app given by your operator and after hitting a few steps your eSIM will be activated. The eSIM is not only a single service provider suppose if you don’t like your current operator, then you will always have an option to move on.
The eSIM is rewritable means you can just uninstall the carrier if you don’t like and go for the best one. There are very less best eSIM phones available in the market because of new technology and still rolling out to the world, in 2020 it is expected to get a good boost.
Now, these are the best eSIM phones you can check for now.
iPhone X and 11 series
So it looks Apple has totally moved to eSIM technology in past one year, the iPhone XS and XS Max and iPhone XR are last year’s devices supported with eSIM whereas the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max also have an eSIM support out of the box.
For now, these iPhones come with option weather you can use eSIM or regular physical SIM because there are very few supported eSIM networks available in the world. If your operator supports it then you need to do these settings on iPhone below if you are using it from the UK.
- First, you need to go to App Store and download your network provider’s app.
- You have to use the app to purchase a cellular plan of your carrier.
- Then you need to add a data plan on your iPhone’s settings
- You have to open eSIM’s settings by tapping Settings/Cellular/Cellular Plans
Google is an old player in this industry and in the past they had already launched Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4 Series with eSIM support, but these phones also have options to use eSIM or physical SIM. If we talk about Pixel 5 then it is expected to have a complete eSIM support. Rest of the specifications of the phone will be top class and can pack many amazing features.
To switch eSIM in google devices you need to do these steps below:
- The first step is just open the phone’s Settings app on your device.
- Then tap Network & Internet settings.
- The 3rd step will be to tap on Mobile Network.
- Then choose Advanced.
- Then it will open a list of carriers, just choose a service provider you want to go with.
- And at last tap on Switch that’s all, you have to do.
eSIM supported networks
For now, there are very fewer numbers of eSIM supported carriers. In the US T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless support eSIM and in the UK only EE and Vodafone have support for eSIM till 14/9/19. India is also expanding very fast in this market and there are some eSIM providers like Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Jio.
Upcoming best eSIM phones in 2020?
It is confirmed that the upcoming future will be SIM less that will be captured by eSIM technology and 2020 will be a booming start for that. There are many best upcoming smartphones that will be equipped with eSIM in 2020.
The upcoming smartphone from Samsung called Galaxy S11 is expected to feature and e-SIM also on the other you might get an option to use a regular SIM. It will be a flagship category phone which will feature many awesome features.
The company has already hinted many times about OnePlus 8’s e-SIM feature. The next device from OnePlus could feature an e-SIM and also it is also being said that they are working on a complete 5G ready phone. These two can be main improvements on the device including some major design and specifications upgrade.
List of phones with eSIM in 2020
|Samsung||Galaxy F 2|
|Microsoft||Andromeda foldable phone|
So hope you have liked our detailed guide on eSIM phones. Let us know in the comment box if you have any questions below.