Shopping For A New Smartphone This Holiday Season?
Black Friday is almost here. But most retailers are already offering Black Friday deals for smartphones. If you are shopping for a new phone, you should consider getting a smartphone that is unlocked and eSIM capable. An unlocked phone gives you the freedom to choose and change your carrier. This also means that if you travel overseas, you can buy a local SIM and use it with your phone to avoid expensive international roaming charges from your primary carrier.
With an unlocked eSIM capable phone however, you have all the benefits of an unlocked phone plus the additional advantages of eSIM. Most new eSIM smartphones today typically support dual-SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM). eSIM is a tiny chip embedded into your phone’s hardware which functions like a SIM card but unlike a SIM card, it is not removable, and it allows you to install multiple profiles (mobile plans or data packages) into that tiny chip. The profiles are installed either with an activation code or by scanning a QR code provided by the carrier.
If you are traveling overseas, and you have an unlocked eSIM smartphone, you can go online to purchase a travel eSIM plan or data package for the country that you are going to. Once you make your purchase, a QR code is instantly delivered to your email account, and you can then install the eSIM by scanning the QR code with your device’s camera. You can do this before or during your trip. The eSIM plan or package will activate the moment it connects to an allowed network at your destination. This saves you time and hassle as you no longer need to visit a local store to purchase a local SIM, and there is no physical SIM for you to insert or swap on your device.
So which smartphone is eSIM capable? Majority of new phones in the market today are eSIM capable, but we will list just a few models below. However do note that eSIM availability may vary depending on software version, country and carrier. The use of eSIM on some smartphones purchased in some countries may be disabled. Please check with the seller before you make your purchase.
If you want a small and powerful phone, the iPhone 13 mini is the phone to get. But if you want a stylish phone with a large screen that can still fit comfortably into your jeans pocket, then, the beautiful clamshell Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may be just the right phone for you.
Big, beautiful, and powerful. Here are some of the big eSIM capable smartphones that are popular in the market now.