Compare the different SIM format described in the specifications: Full-size vs Mini-SIM vs Micro-SIM vs Nano-SIM vs Embedded-SIM.
Thanks to Apple and it's iPhone versions, there is now several SIM sizes used in our smartphones or tablets. The iPhone 4 made the microSIM size widely used, several other manufacturer adopted this format. Now the iPhone 5 introduced the NanoSIM size, which is even smaller.
To have a visual size comparison of the SIM formats, don't forget to click on the chart icon in the top left corner of the table.
|Height||Width||Depth||Front view||Same contact as full size||Form factor||Standard reference||Devices using it|
|Full-size||85.6 mm||53.98 mm||0.76 mm||Yes||1FF||ISO/IEC 7810:2003, ID-1||(credit card size)|
|Mini-SIM||25 mm||15 mm||0.76 mm||Yes||2FF||ISO/IEC 7810:2003, ID-000||Almost any mobile phone|
|Micro-SIM||15 mm||12 mm||0.76 mm||Yes||3FF||ETSI TS 102 221 V9.0.0, Mini-UICC||iPhone 4|
|Nano-SIM||12.3 mm||8.8 mm||0.67 mm||Yes||4FF||ETSI TS 102 221 V11.0.0||iPhone 5|
|Embedded-SIM||6 mm||5 mm||1 mm less than||No soldered||JEDEC Design Guide 4.8, SON-8|
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