eSIM simply means an embedded SIM card. No physical SIM cards or swapping needed. As a new technology, not many phone brands applied it on their smartphones. At present, only several iPhones, Apple Watches, and Google Pixel phones after Pixel 2 have featured eSIM. No doubt that Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL have eSIM functions as well.
Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL have Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). Like many modern phones, they have a physical Nano-SIM slot and an eSIM. But the eSIM enabled only for AU, CA, DE, ES, GB, JP, TW, and US. Different from Pixel 2, Pixel 4 and 4 XL not only support Google Fi used in the US but as with iPhone, networks will also roll out support for it as they were launched. The available carriers vary in different countries.
If you are an Android enthusiast, you may hear about Google Fi. It is a phone carrier operated by Google. In the US, it provides you data service on three mobile networks, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, which your phone will intelligently switch among. It also uses Wi-Fi to make calls and send texts whenever available. It can automatically connect to 2 million+ secure Wi-Fi hotspots. And you will stay covered in over 200 destinations with data and texting abroad at no extra international fee, just need to pay affordable voice calling fee. Although Google Fi’s pricing isn’t dramatically lower than other carriers, its service is highly cost-effective. And good to know it has opened up to everyone with an unlocked phone now.
Recommended Accessories for Google Pixel 4/ 4 XL
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- Supports magnetic car mounts with its QNMP compatible slot *QNMP metal plate may disrupt wireless charging
- Scratch resistant PC keeps the phone lightweight and pocket-friendly
- Open buttons offer original click response and quick accessibility
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- Dual layered flexible body and rigid outer shell, composed of military grade protection materials and engineered to provide shock absorption, protects your phone from everyday drops and tumbles
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- Works with most wireless pad chargers
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- Made from Silicone and polycarbonate
- Up to 10W charging Speed
- Charges your Pixel 3 or Pixel 4 in portrait and landscape
- Charges Qi-compatible devices
- Comes with a 1.5m USB-C to USB-C cable and an 18W USB PD power adapter