Want to use a Vietnam eSIM for your trip to the country? Make sure that you have an unlocked eSIM-compatible device.
But which models they are, and how to make sure your device is unlocked and eSIM-supported?
>>No need to look around. We will show you all in this post, which covers:
1. List of eSIM-compatible devices
The list of compatible eSIM devices is getting longer and longer. It now includes 80 models of mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and laptops.
Apple eSIM phones
Samsung eSIM phones*
iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Promax
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
iPhone 14 Pro Max*
Samsung Galaxy S23*
iPhone 14 Pro*
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
iPhone 13 Pro*
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
iPhone 13 Pro Max*
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
iPhone 13 Mini*
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20
iPhone 12 Mini*
Samsung Galaxy S20+
iPhone 12 Pro*
Samsung Galaxy Note 20+
iPhone 12 Pro Max*
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
iPhone 11 Pro*
Samsung Galaxy Fold
iPhone 11 Pro Max*
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
iPhone XS Max*
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone SE (2022)
The following Samsung phones DO NOT support eSIM:
iPad Air (3rd Generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
*Samsung S20/S21 FE Series;
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
Samsung Note 20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 originated from Hong Kong
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
Samsung devices originating from the USA and Canada.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
For Samsung S21 series (with the exemption of FE models) for Canada and the USA, if you already have the One UI 4, this update may add the eSIM capability to your device.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (9th generation)
iPad Mini (5th generation)
iPad Mini (6th generation)
*iPhones from Mainland China DO NOT support eSIM.
*iPhones from Hong Kong and Macao (except for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone XS) DO NOT support eSIM.
Google Pixel eSIM phones
Other phones with eSIM
Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL*
Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL*
HAMMER Explorer PRO
Google Pixel 4, 4a & 4 XL
HAMMER Blade 3
Google Pixel 5*
HAMMER Blade 5G
Google Pixel 6
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Motorola Razr 2019
Google Pixel 7
Motorola Razr 5G
Google Pixel 7 Pro
The following Pixel phones DO NOT support eSIM technology:
Huawei P40 Pro*
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Pixel 3 phones manufactured in Australia, Taiwan, and Japan;
*Huawei P40 Pro+ DO NOT support eSIM.
Pixel 3 phones purchased with the service from US or Canadian carriers other than Sprint and Google Fi;
Nuu Mobile X5
Gemini PDA 4G+Wi-Fi
Pixel 3a phones purchased in South East Asia and with Verizon service. Pixel 3 from Australia, Taiwan, and Japan.
OPPO Find X3 Pro*
OPPO Find X5 Pro*
OPPO Find X5*
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
*Regions that do not support dual SIM cards on Oppo phones: Australia (Telstra and Optus), and Japan (KDDI).
Apple Watch S3, S4, S5
Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G
Apple Watch Nike, Apple Watch Nike+
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE,
Apple Watch Hermes
Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE
Apple Watch Edition
Currently, only Windows eSIM laptops are available, Apple is yet to release a MacBook with an eSIM.
Take a look at the list of laptops with eSIM capacity.
Acer eSIM Laptops
Dell eSIM Laptops
Acer Swift 3
Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1
Acer Swift 7
Dell Latitude 9410
Acer TravelMate P2
Dell Latitude 7310
Acer TravelMate Spin P4
Dell Latitude 7410
Acer TravelMate P6
Dell Latitude 9510
ASUS eSIM Laptops
Dell Latitude 5410
ASUS Mini Transformer T103HAF
Dell Latitude 5411
ASUS NovaGo TP370QL
Dell Latitude 5511
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Lenovo eSIM Laptops
HP eSIM Laptops
ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 2 in 1
HP Elitebook G5
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
HP Probook G5
ThinkPad X1 Fold
HP Zbook G5
ThinkPad X1 Nano
HP Spectre Folio 13
ThinkPad X12 Detachable
Lenovo Flex 5G
We have the following tablets which support an eSIM for Vietnam, and many other countries:
Lenovo Yoga C630
Lenovo Miix 630
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th and 7th Gen onwards)
Lenovo Yoga 520
Microsoft Surface Pro X (5th Gen onwards)
Lenovo Yoga 720 (2-in-1 models)
>Is your device eSIM compatible and you are about to have a trip to Vietnam!
Still not sure if your device supports eSIM? Contact our support via email/live chat or contact your vendor/carrier directly.
2. How many eSIMs can be used on one eSIM-compatible device
The maximum number of eSIMs which can be installed on the device depends on your device model. This number ranges from 1 to 20. However, you are advised to have 3 at maximum in your device only, and only one eSIM can be active at one time.
|Manufacturer||Model||Maximum number of eSIMs|
|Apple||iPhone XS Max||20|
|Apple||iPhone 11 Pro||20|
|Apple||iPhone 11 Pro Max||20|
|Apple||iPhone SE (2020)||20|
|Apple||iPhone 12 Mini||20|
|Apple||iPhone 12 Pro||20|
|Apple||iPhone 12 Pro Max||20|
|Apple||iPhone 13 mini||20|
|Apple||iPhone 13 Pro||20|
|Apple||iPhone 13 Pro Max||20|
|Apple||iPhone SE (2022)||20|
|Apple||iPhone 14 Pro||20|
|Apple||iPhone 14 Pro Max||20|
|Apple||iPad Pro (2018 and onwards)||20|
|Apple||Watch series 3||1|
|Apple||Watch series 4||1|
|Apple||Watch series 5||1|
|Apple||Watch series 6||1|
|Pixel 6 Pro||7|
|Huawei||P40 Pro (not including the P40 Pro +)||5|
|Huawei||Mate 40 Pro||5|
|Samsung||Galaxy Fold 3||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Z Flip||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Z Flip 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Z Fold2 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy S21+ 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy S22 Ultra||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 20||7|
|Samsung||Galaxy Z Fold3 5G||7|
|Planet Computers||Gemini PDA||5|
|Rakuten Mobile||Rakuten Mini||5|
|Oppo||Find X3 Pro||5|
|Oppo||Reno 5 A||5|
|Oppo||Reno6 Pro 5G||5|
|Oppo||Find X5 Pro||5|
|Sony||Xperia 10 III Lite||5|
|Sony||Xperia 1 IV||5|
|Honor||Magic 4 Pro||5|
3. How to check my phone supports esim and is carrier-unlocked
It’s not difficult to figure out whether your phone is carrier-unlocked and supports eSIM or not, as all are shown in your phone’s settings. While your phone’s unlock status is well indicated through the SIM restriction/Network section, your phone’s eSIM capacity is well displayed via your phone’s IME (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
In the section below, we will guide you to check the unlock status and eSIM-capacity of your iOS and Android phones.
3.1 How to check if my iOS device is eSIM compatible and carrier unlocked?
In order to determine whether your iOS device is carrier unlocked and eSIM compatible or not, you will need to:
- Check its unlock by
- going to Settings> General> About.
- scrolling down to view the “Carrier lock” section.
- It should say “NO SIM restrictions”, which means that the device is unlocked.
- And then check its eSIM capacity by scrolling down to view the “AVAILABLE SIM” (iOS 15 and newer) or “DIGITAL SIM”(older iOS versions) section. It should contain an IMEI under AVAILABLE SIM or DIGITAL SIM, which means that the device is eSIM compatible.
If you have more than one SIM card on your device, you might need to temporarily disable or remove one of them before attempting to download the eSIM, depending on the capabilities of your device.
Check if your iPhone is carrier-unlocked and eSIM-compatible
Check if your iPhone is carrier-unlocked and eSIM-compatible
3.2 How to check if my Android phone supports eSIM and is carrier-unlocked?
In order to confirm that your Android device is carrier unlocked and supports eSIM, you will need to check its unlock status first and then find the “eSIM IMEI” number. Please follow the steps below:
For Samsung devices
- Check its unlock status by:
- Going to Settings > Connections (or Network & Internet, or other variations depending on brand and model)
- Selecting Mobile network (or Cellular network, or other variation depending on brand and model)
- Tapping Advanced (if needed) and selecting Choose Network (or Automatically select network, or another variant to open the list of carriers).
- If several carriers appear, the chances are that your phone is unlocked and just needs the appropriate SIM card. For further confirmation, continue to the step below.
- Removing the old SIM card from your phone and insert the newly activated one from the other carrier. Trying using mobile data to browse the internet but ensuring that Wi-Fi is disabled.
- >> If you successfully browsed the internet, your phone is definitely unlocked.
- Now, check your phone’s eSIM-compatibility by:
- Going to Settings
- If in Settings you see a search bar, typing in “IMEI”, and the option “IMEI information” (or similar) should show up (otherwise, you will need to go to About phone> Status).
- Tap “IMEI information”
- If the “IMEI (eSIM)” is available, it should mean that your device supports eSIM.
Check if your Samsung phone is eSIM-compatible
Other Android devices
- Check the unlock status in the same way as you do with the Samsung phones
- Then, dial *#06# to check the eSIM capacity.
- In case your device is eSIM-compatible, you should be able to view your device’s eSIM unique identification number (EID)
Check if your Google phone is eSIM-compatible
How to check if my phone is carrier unlocked?
To check your phone’s unlock status, you can do as guided above. Alternatively, you can power down your phone, place a new SIM card (for your new carrier) into the SIM tray on the side of the iPhone, then power the device back on, and make a call to see it’s carrier-unlocked or not.
If you’re unsure about your device being locked or unlocked, you can contact your cellular provider about the status of your mobile phone. If, for example, you are still paying off your phone through a mobile contract, it is likely that your phone is locked.