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:
- List of eSIM compatible devices
- How many eSIMs can be used on one eSIM-compatible device
- How to check if my phone supports esim and is carrier unlocked
- Frequently asked questions
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.
1.1 eSIM phones
We have the following phones with eSIM for Vietnam and many other countries in the world:
1.1.1 Apple eSIM phones
- iPhone 15 Pro Max*
- iPhone 15 Pro*
- iPhone 15 Plus
- iPhone 15*
- iPhone 14 Pro Max*
- iPhone 14 Pro*
- iPhone 14*
- iPhone 13*
- iPhone 13 Pro*
- iPhone 13 Pro Max*
- iPhone 13 Mini*
- iPhone 12*
- iPhone 12 Mini*
- iPhone 12 Pro*
- iPhone 12 Pro Max*
- iPhone 11*
- iPhone 11 Pro*
- iPhone 11 Pro Max*
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max*
- iPhone XR*
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone SE (2022)
- iPad Air (3rd Generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- 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.
1.1.2 Samsung eSIM phones*
- Samsung Galaxy S23*
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- The following Samsung phones DO NOT support eSIM:
- Samsung S20/S21 FE Series
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 originated from Hong Kong
- Samsung devices originating from the USA and Canada.
- 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.
1.1.3 Google Pixel eSIM phones
- Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL*
- Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL*
- Google Pixel 4, 4a & 4 XL
- Google Pixel 5*
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel 7
- Google Pixel 7 Pro
>>Important: The following Pixel phones DO NOT support eSIM technology:
- Pixel 3 phones manufactured in Australia, Taiwan, and Japan;
- Pixel 3 phones purchased with the service from US or Canadian carriers other than Sprint and Google Fi;
- Pixel 3a phones purchased in South East Asia and with Verizon service. Pixel 3 from Australia, Taiwan, and Japan.
1.1.4 Other phones with eSIM
- HAMMER Explorer PRO
- HAMMER Blade 3
- HAMMER Blade 5G
- Motorola Razr 2019
- Motorola Razr 5G
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Pro*
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- *Huawei P40 Pro+ DO NOT support eSIM.
- Nuu Mobile X5
- Gemini PDA 4G+Wi-Fi
- 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).
1.2 eSIM smartwatches
- Apple Watch S3, S4, S5
- Apple Watch Nike, Apple Watch Nike+
- Apple Watch Hermes
- Apple Watch Edition
- Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G,
- Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE,
- Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE
1.3 eSIM laptops
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
- Acer Swift 3
- Acer Swift 7
- Acer TravelMate P2
- Acer TravelMate Spin P4
- Acer TravelMate P6
ASUS eSIM Laptops
- ASUS Mini Transformer T103HAF
- ASUS NovaGo TP370QL
- ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Dell eSIM Laptops
- Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1
- Dell Latitude 9410
- Dell Latitude 7310
- Dell Latitude 7410
- Dell Latitude 9510
- Dell Latitude 5410
- Dell Latitude 5411
- Dell Latitude 5511
HP eSIM Laptops
- HP Elitebook G5
- HP Probook G5
- HP Zbook G5
- HP Spectre Folio 13
Lenovo eSIM Laptops
- ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 2 in 1
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
- ThinkPad X1 Fold
- ThinkPad X1 Nano
- ThinkPad X12 Detachable
- Lenovo Flex 5G
- Lenovo Yoga C630
- Lenovo Miix 630
- Lenovo Yoga 520
- Lenovo Yoga 720 (2-in-1 models)
1.4 eSIM tablets
We have the following tablets which support an eSIM for Vietnam, and many other countries:
- Microsoft Surface Pro (5th and 7th Gen onwards)
- Microsoft Surface Pro X (5th Gen onwards)
>>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.
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.
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)
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.
How do I know if my Samsung S20/21 is FE or not?
To check ì your Samsung S20/21 is FE or not, please go to Settings >> About phone, and then check your phone model name. If it’s FE version, you will see the letters “FE” there. For example, the photo below shows you: “Galaxy S21 FE 5G“.
What should I do if my phone is not compatible with eSIM? How can I connect to the internet on my travel to Vietnam?
If your phone does not support eSIM technology, you can buy a physical Vietnam SIM Card at Vietnam airport upon arrival or within the country when you are there.