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.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XR introduced the eSIM format along a NanoSIM to support dual SIM.
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.
|Same contact as full size||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No soldered|
|Standard reference||ISO/IEC 7810:2003, ID-1||ISO/IEC 7810:2003, ID-000||ETSI TS 102 221 V9.0.0, Mini-UICC||ETSI TS 102 221 V11.0.0||JEDEC Design Guide 4.8, SON-8|
|Devices using it||(credit card size)||Early mobile phones||iPhone 4||iPhone 5||iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR|
|Height||85.6 mm||25 mm||15 mm||12.3 mm||6 mm|
|Width||53.98 mm||15 mm||12 mm||8.8 mm||5 mm|
|Depth||0.76 mm||0.76 mm||0.76 mm||0.67 mm||1 mm less than|