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eSIM Xiaomi: compatible models and most common uses

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Last update: March 6, 2023
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In a nutshell

Xiaomi has eSIM compatible devices so you can enjoy this service and all its advantages. Learn how to set up an embedded card on both a Xiaomi smartphone and the Mi Watch. We give you ideas for using a virtual card and the list of Xiaomi phones compatible with eSIM.

Does Xiaomi support eSIM?

Xiaomi has only introduced the eSIM service on a few models at the moment. You will only be able to use an eSIM if you have a Xiaomi 12T Pro or one of the new Xiaomi 13 series smartphones. You can also use a Xiaomi eSIM on some of its most powerful smartwatches.

By using multiSIM you can turn your mobile phone into a dualSIM device. You have the option of using two conventional cards or combining a physical card with an embedded card or eSIM. The virtual card has some advantages, such as the immediacy to get a new card, or the lower costs as it does not require physical support or shipping.

You can use the eSIM on your Xiaomi mobile phone as the main card, just as you would use a traditional card. However, one of the most common uses for this type of card is as an international prepaid card. There are providers, such as Holafly, that are specialised in this type of data plan.

In addition, one of the first uses of eSIM by carriers was to offer a deal for use in a smartwatch, and this is also possible with Xiaomi.

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Cheap smartwatch with eSIM: Xiaomi Mi Watch

You can take advantage of the benefits of having an eSIM with your Xiaomi smartwatch. With the Mi Watch you can go out and leave your mobile phone at home, but you won't miss any call. It's the perfect accessory for sports without putting your mobile phone at risk.

It is very easy to set up an eSIM on the Xiaomi Mi Watch, in just a few steps you will have your watch up and running. Before you start, please contact your provider so that they can send you the QR code needed for activation.

  1. Go to Mi Watch in your phone You can find this app on Google Play
  2. Enter the eSIM section Select the fourth option you see
  3. Scan QR code The watch is automatically synchronised after this

Don't forget to ask your operator if this service will be charged to your service, as you will have two cards working at the same time with the same phone number.


eSIM supported Xiaomi phones list

Xiaomi's premium phones offer great features and a good camera, all at very attractive prices in the high-end smartphone market. In addition, they have also started to enable the option to install an eSIM on some of their smartphones. In this way, you can have a great phone and also take advantage of the great benefits that embedded cards offer.

You can set up an eSIM as a main card or as a second line on your Xiaomi phone if you have a Xiaomi 12T Pro or one of the new 13 series phones, the most powerful of the Chinese brand.

The Xiaomi 13 Lite version does not support the eSIM card, only the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro do. Perhaps the manufacturer will launch a virtual card version of its 13 Lite at some point.

Do you already know if you have an eSIM supported Xiaomi phone? It's time to set up your virtual card:

  1. Activate the wifi and go to Settings You need to have internet access to install the eSIM
  2. Click on Network Check that Mobile Data is activated
  3. Tap on Mobile Data Select the network you need from eSIM
  4. Scan your carrier's QR code Accept the terms and conditions

You can name your Xiaomi eSIM as you wish when you have finished the installation. Also, you will have to choose which card will give internet to the Xiaomi phone in case it is an additional card.


Companies offering eSIM for Xiaomi

More and more companies in the UK are offering eSIM services, either as a main line or if you want to use it as a second line on your mobile or smartwatch. Xiaomi offers a list of compatible carriers on its official website and, for the moment, these are the operators with which you can activate a supported eSIM with Xiaomi:

But these are not the only providers that offer this service. The eSIM has become very popular among travelers or for digital nomads, as it is a great solution for purchasing an international plan and having a connection wherever you go.

If you are planning to travel and you have one of the Xiaomi embedded card supported devices, we recommend you to buy one of the Holafly cards, which offers very interesting services for international rates.

And if Holafly doesn't have what you're looking for, here are some other operators that offer this type of tariffs so you don't have to worry about your internet connection during your holidays.


FAQs of Xiaomi eSIM

Does Xiaomi 11T support eSIM?

No, none of the Xiaomi 11 series phones support eSIM. The first model that Xiaomi launched with this service was the Xiaomi 12T Pro.

Deleting the eSIM of my Xiaomi smartphone means the cancellation of that tariff?

No, even if you delete the eSIM from your Xiaomi device you will still pay the fee. You will have to call the carrier to cancel the plan completely. If it is a pay as you go eSIM, you just need to stop recharging the card.

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