Google Pixel Phones compatible with eSIM

In the field of solutions for communications and a mobile internet connection, the Google search engine hasn’t been far behind. This company has been, together with Apple, one of the first manufacturers to support the implementation of virtual SIM cards. All Google Pixel mobile devices are compatible with eSIM since the Google Pixel 2, although we recommend you check with your local operator first.

However, if you need to know which are the Google Pixel cell phones that already support the eSIM technology, here we’re going to tell you everything about it.

1. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL

These models don’t usually work as dual-SIM and are characterized by:

Technical informationPixel 2Pixel 2 XL
CPUQualcomm MSM8998
Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm MSM8998
Snapdragon 835
RAM4 GB4 GB
Storage capacity64 / 128 GB64 / 128 GB
Measurements145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight143 grams175 grams
Screen5-inch pOLED display
FullHD resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi density)
Gorilla Glass 5
6-inch pOLED display
QHD resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels (~538 ppi density)
Gorilla Glass 5 and Wide Color Gamut
Android versionAndroid 8.1 with Google UIAndroid 8.1 with Google UI
Back camera12.2 MP f/1.8 and 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF12.2 MP f/1.8 and 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
Front camera8MP, 1.4μm pixels, f/2.4, fixed focus8MP, 1.4μm pixels, f/2.4, fixed focus
Battery2700 mAh3520 mAh
Connectivity4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and Bluetooth 5.04G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0
Other featuresFingerprint sensor, IP67 dust/water resistant, E-SIM, stereo speakers, Active Edge, USB-cFingerprint sensor, IP67 dust/water resistant, E-SIM, stereo speakers, Active Edge, USB-c
ColorsBlue, black and whiteBlack or black and white
Table 1: comparison of Google Pixel 2 and 2XL models.
Source: Xataka.com

2. Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 3a, and 3a XL

Although they are quite similar to each other, their differences lie in the external protection of the screen and the material of their housings. Let’s see this comparative chart so you know what we’re talking about:

Technical informationGoogle Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3Google Pixel 3a XLGoogle Pixel 3XL
Screen5.6″ FHD+ (2220 x 1080)
gOLED 18.5:9
5.5″ FHD+ (2160 x 1080)
AMOLED 18:9
6.0″ FHD+ (2160 x 1080)
gOLED 18:9
6.3″ QHD+ (2960 x 1440)
P-OLED 18.5:9
ProcessorSnapdragon 670Snapdragon 845Snapdragon 670Snapdragon 845
RAM4 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB
Storage64 GB64 / 128 GB64 GB64 / 128 GB
Back camera12.2 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
OIS and EIS
Video 4K/30fps
12.2 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
OIS and EIS
Pixel Core
Vídeo 4K/30fps
12.2 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
OIS and EIS
Video 4K/30fps
12.2 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
OIS and EIS
Pixel Core
Vídeo 4K/30fps
Front camera8 megapixels f/2.0
1.4µm pixels
Video 1080p
8 megapixels f/2.2
8 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
Video 1080p
8 megapixels f/2.0
1.4µm pixels
Video 1080p
8 megapixels f/2.2
8 megapixels f/1.8
1.4µm pixels
Video 1080p
Battery3000 mAh
Fast charging
2915 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
3700 mAh
Fast charging
3450 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Measurements and weight151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm
147 grams
145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm
148 grams
160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm
167 grams
158.0 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
184 grams
SoftwareAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Other technical data3.5mm Jack
NFC
Rear fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
USB Type-C
Active Edge
WiFi 5 (ac)
Dragon Trail
No IP
Polycarbonate shell
No Jack
NFC
Rear fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
USB Type-C
Active Edge
WiFi 5 (ac)
Gorilla Glass
IP68 dust/water resistant
Glass Lens Cover
3.5mm Jack
NFC
Rear fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
USB Type-C
Active Edge
WiFi 5 (ac)
Dragon Trail
No IP
Polycarbonate shell
No Jack
NFC
Rear fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
USB Type-C
Active Edge
WiFi 5 (ac)
Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 dust/water resistant
Glass Lens Cover
Table 2: comparison of Google Pixel 3, 3a, 3XL, and 3a XL models.
Source: Xatakamovil.com

3. Google Pixel 4, 4a, and 4 XL

These models have a common point: high-end cameras in much cheaper terminals. Look at the features:

Technical featuresGoogle Pixel 4aGoogle Pixel 4Google Pixel 4XL
ScreenOLED Full HD+
5.81-inch
OLED Full HD+
5.7-inch
Refresh rate of 90Hz
OLED Quad HD+
6.3-inch
Refresh rate of 90Hz
Measurements and weight144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
143 grams
147.05 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm
162 grams
160.42 x 75.13 x 8.2 mm
193 grams
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
RAM6 GB6 GB6 GB
Storage capacity128 GB64 / 128 GB64 / 128 GB
Battery3140 mAh
Fast charging 18W
2800 mAh
Fast charging 18W
3700 mAh
Fast charging 18W
CamerasMain camera: 12,2 MP f/1.7
Selfie: 8 MP f/2.0
Main camera: 12,2 MP f/1.7 + 16 MP  Zoom
Selfie: 8 MP f/2.0
Main camera: 12,2 MP f/1.7 + 16 MP  Zoom
Selfie: 8 MP f/2.0
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10Android 10
Other details
Stereo speakers
IP68 dust/water resistant
Stereo speakers
Facial recognition
IP68 dust/water resistant
Stereo speakers
Facial recognition
Table 3: comparison of Google Pixel 4, 4a, and 4XL models.
Source: Xatakamovil.com

4. Google Pixel 5

The Google Pixel 5 smartphone is one of the devices that features some high-end extras. Its advanced camera, three years of updates, and an unusual size in which symmetry stands out. Other features that this model comes with are:

Technical informationGoogle Pixel 5
Measurements and weight144.7 x 70.4 x 8.0 mm
grams
ScreenOLED
6-inch Full HD+
Symmetrical bezels
Hole in screen
Refresh rate of 90Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM8 GB LPDDR4
Internal memory128 GB UFS
Battery4080 mAh
18W
Back camera12 MP f/1.7
16 MP f/2.2 Ultra-wide angle
Front camera8 MP f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 11
Other detailsAlways On Display
Rear fingerprint sensor
Double speaker
5G SA/NSA
NFC
Table 4: Description of the Google Pixel 5 model.
Source: Xataka.com

5. Google Pixel 6

And we end these reviews with what is perhaps the highest quality model in this series and the one that has been best welcomed on the market. Let’s see what makes it so special:

Technical featuresGoogle Pixel 6
Screen6.4-inch AMOLED display
Ratio 20:9
FullHD+ 2400 x 1080
Refresh rate of 90Hz
HDR10+
Gorilla Glass Victus
ProcessorGoogle Tensor 2.8GHz
GPU Mali G78 MP10
Versions8GB/128GB
8GB/256GB
Back camerasMain camera: 50 megapixels f/1.85 OIS
Angle: 12 megapixels f/2.2
Flash LED dual
Front camera8 megapixels
Battery4600 mAh
Fast charging 30W
Wireless charging 21 W
Reverse wireless charging
SystemAndroid 12
ConnectivityDual-SIM (eSIM)
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS
NFC
USB Type-C
Size and weight158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 millimeters
210 grams
Other detailsIn-display fingerprint scanners
IP68 dust/water resistant
Table 5: Description of the Google Pixel 6 according to the cell phone market of this range.
Source: Xatakandroid.com