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SIM Card Types for Samsung mobiles: A Complete List

SIM Card Types for Samsung mobiles: A Complete List

| On 17, Jan 2017

We often get asked questions about the different SIM card types for Samsung mobiles.

Now that improved memory and speed capacities are such a focus in the phone market, different phones require different SIMs.

So for all you Samsung Geeks, here’s a complete list of SIM card types for Samsung mobiles with everything you need to know about which SIM to use in your phone.

What different types of SIM cards are there for Samsung mobiles?

Thankfully, the different types of SIM card are very similar. In fact, they are identical, just different sizes. You may notice this with some brand new phones out of the boxes.

The plastic frame that SIMs usually come in now allow for two additional outer layers of the SIM card to be removed if need be. Their Russian-doll style allows for users to just strip their SIM down to suitable size. However, if you have already cut your SIM down to a smaller size than your phone requires, you will have to start afresh with a new one.

There are three types of SIM cards:

Standard SIMs

Micro SIMs

and Nano SIMs

SIM card types for Samsung mobiles: A complete list

Use the table below to find out which SIM card type you need for your mobile, or scroll down further for a list of which Samsung mobiles use which SIM.A table showing the SIM Card Types for Samsung mobiles

Samsung mobiles that take Standard SIM cards

Galaxy Ace

Galaxy Ace 2

Galaxy Fame

Galaxy Music

Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus 2

Galaxy Note

Galaxy S

Galaxy S2

Galaxy S3 Mini

Galaxy S3 Mini VE

Galaxy Y

Galaxy Young

Samsung mobiles that take Micro SIM cards

Samsung ATIV S

Galaxy Ace 3

Galaxy Ace 4

Galaxy Core Prime

Galaxy K Zoom

Galaxy Mega 6.3

Galaxy Note 2

Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note Edge

Galaxy S3

Galaxy S4

Galaxy S4 Active

Galaxy S4 Mini

Galaxy S4 Zoom

Galaxy S5

Galaxy S5 Mini

Galaxy Young 2

Samsung mobiles that take Nano SIM cards

Galaxy A3

Galaxy A5

Galaxy A7

Galaxy Alpha

Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 Edge


If you’re having problems with your Samsung phone or its SIM card, take it to the supplier you got it from for some advice and for repair options. If you have a new Samsung phone, make sure you are positive what type of SIM card is required before taking the card out of its plastic frame. If you inadvertently take off one layer too many, the card is no good, and you’ll have to get a new one from your supplier.