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Category Archive: NFC Phones

NFC Phones

just One-touch with the Sony Xperia M

Sony Xperia M One-touch functions with NFC

Sony loves NFC No high-end specs, no virtual wallets and no contactless payments bla bla in this post. The presentation of the xperia M is like a declaration of love to NFC. Let’s see what the ease of sharing means for Sony. Xperia and NFC When you take your new Xperia M out of the …

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Top smartphones in 2013 with NFC

HTC One

NFC (or Near Field Communication)is opening up new possibilities for mobile applications. While the term which was unheard of few years ago, it’s now finding its place in almost all of the smartphones. And, it is proving to immensely useful allowing contactless payments, sharing of files, etc. between NFC enabled devices, working as a loyalty …

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NFC enabled Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 925 windows with nfc technology

“Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Pairing, Tagging” a Lumia 920, just better The Nokia Lumia 925 is “a new interpretation” of the Lumia 920. Less colorful, but a much more attractive design because of the aluminium body. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A bit smaller and thinner, and much lighter 139 …

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Samsung Galaxy Mega

Samsung galaxy mega 63 with nfc chip

Big screen for a mega viewing experience And NFC for contactless experiences!   The Mega 6.3 design is the same as the galaxy s4. The 720p HD lower screen resolution is noticeable. (We don’t talk about the 5.8 inch Mega non-nfc phone here.) Samsung and NFC; – The Galaxy S4 got a Broadcom controller chip, …

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Casio G’zOne CA-201L with ST NFC controller chip

STMicroelectronics another nfc controller chip supplier logo

CASIO (NEC) G’zOne CA-201L, first smartphone with an ST NFC controller chip One press release,  a new nfc phone and a new nfc controller chip supplier. Two birds with one stone. No available in 6 months bla bla. The phone and the chip, are here and now. Uhh … for the Koreans. The Casio G’zOne CA-201L is …

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HTC First

nfc enabled htc first facebook home phone

The Facebook NFC Phone The HTC First is the first featuring Home by Facebook. Soon “Facebook Home” will be available from the Play store for some other phones (free download). But on the First it will be more deeply integrated. Available for; HTC One X HTC One X+ Samsung GALAXY S III Samsung GALAXY Note …

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Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720 Mix Radio pair with nfc the bluetooth connection

NFC pairing, sharing and tagging Nokia specifications list says; with NFC sharing, NFC pairing and NFC tagging. Payments? Not on the latest (March) Visa or Mastercard lists with approved devices yet. I expect the 720 on the list next month, just like all other nfc enabled Lumia’s. The lists are updated just now and then. …

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Samsung Galaxy S4

nfc enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 with visa payment app

Galaxy S4, first with a new Broadcom nfc controller chip? Samsung’s “traditional” plastic body design and very nice hardware specifications. As every new high-end device, it’s a bit bigger and faster. The Samsung GS4 is especially more. More features, more apps, more options. Enough to sell tens of millions of it? Well, Samsung is a …

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Samsung Galaxy Express

samsung galaxy express with nfc chip at ATT

NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Express at ATT A handset with mid-range specs for those who don’t need/want the latest high-end phone. The Samsung Galaxy Express has an NFC chip, you can read / write NFC tags and share with the Beam NFC app. It’s approved by VISA and Mastercard, probably soon an “ISIS ready” phone …

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LG Mach, NFC and QWERTY

nfc enabled LG Mach LS860 with qwerty at sprint

LG Mach, NFC and qwerty keyboard at Sprint The LG Mach, has a slide-out keyboard and supports LTE. NFC chip for tag reading / writing and p2p sharing with the Beam nfc app. At the moment no info about supporting Google mobile wallet. The newest QWERTY phone features a 4-inch IPS WVGA display, supporting a …

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Sprint Flash made by ZTE

Sprint Flash nfc enabled phone from ZTE

Sprint Flash, ZTE and NFC High-end specs without paying the top prize. No surprise, it’s from China. Probably the first ZTE handset with NFC chip in the USA. Read and write nfc tags, share with Beam nfc app. No info about supporting Google mobile wallet yet. No big announcements, suddenly he’s there, at Sprint. 12.6 …

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Google Nexus 4 with Broadcom inside

Google Nexus 4 handset with broadcom nfc controller chip

Google Nexus 4, first mobile phone with Broadcom nfc controller chip With Broadcom inside? Yes, this seems to be the first nfc enabled android phone with a Broadcom nfc controller chip. To date, all android phones had an nfc chip from NXP. After NXP and Inside Secure, Broadcom is the third supplier of NFC controller …

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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Galaxy s3 mini with nfc chip android jelly bean smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is a compact version of the flagship smartphone. Not everyone needs or wants the most powerful smartphone and some people just prefer a somewhat smaller 4 inch device. The Galaxy S3 mini has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a WVGA AMOLED screen and android 4.1 …

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Windows Phone 8X by HTC

nfc enabled Windows phone 8X by HTC

nfc enabled Windows Phone 8X by HTC What’s a name. It’s really “Windows Phone 8X by HTC”, the X stands for high-end! “NFC availability depends on the mobile operator and your location. Please check with your mobile operator.” This must be more about contactless payments. But yes, we had (pluperfect, I hope) carriers in the …

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Motorola Razr i

NFC enabled Motorola RAZR i with intel inside

Motorola Razr i nfc The Motorola RAZR i with NFC and Intel Inside. A “full-screen smartphone” with a super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display that spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border. – near field communication, NFC technology; send links, photos, maps and much more directly to compatible phones with android Beam. Just hold the phones …

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Samsung Galaxy Victory + nfc

NFC enabled Samsung galaxy victory LTE at Sprint

NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Victory Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE at Sprint USA. This budget smartphone took me by surprise. NFC chip and enabled for Google Wallet, but he didn’t appear in Mastercard’s or Visa’s list with approved phones .. ? A bit strange. Update; He’s in the list, Mastercard was a little late updating …

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LG Escape w/ NFC chip

LG Escape LTE with nfc chip for ATT USA

LG Escape w/ NFC chip LG Escape, a new NFC enabled 4G LTE phone for AT&T USA. “For consumers on a budget.” The LG Escape; – Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) – 4 GB onboard memory – option to add up to 32 GB with a microSD card – Near Field Communication, Android Beam and …

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LG Optimus L9 (optional?) NFC

lg optimus L9 with NFC chip

LG Optimus L9 (optional?) NFC The LG Optimus L9 is the newest member of the “budget” L-Style-series (L3, L5, L7). Nothing about NFC in the press release, but the L9 is approved for use with Visa payWave. Maybe the NFC chip is optional, like his brother, the L7. OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Chipset: …

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Nokia Lumia 820 with optional? NFC

Nokia Lumia 820 nfc enabled windows 8 handset

Nokia Lumia 820 with optional? NFC The Nokia Lumia 820 with (optional?) NFC chip. It seems, for NFC, you need a backplate/battery-cover with NFC? source;Slashgear.com. On the Nokia websites no info about this “optional NFC”. The Nokia Lumia 8xx and 920 supports also the Mifare classic tags, but it must be NDEF formatted first (buy …

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Nokia Lumia 920 with NFC

Nokia Lumia 920 nfc enabled windows 8 handset

Nokia Lumia 920 with NFC The NFC enabled Lumia 920, Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Nothing about NFC in the press-release now. In June at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, Microsoft said, the mobile wallet will come pre-installed on every Windows Phone 8 handset. And if the carrier doesn’t support the SIM-based contactless …

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Motorola (DROID) RAZR HD / MAXX HD + NFC

Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD with NFC chip

Motorola (DROID) RAZR HD / MAXX HD + NFC The NFC enabled DROID RAZR HD with a new 4.7 inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display. The DROID RAZR HD provides customers with 78 percent more pixels, and features 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR. “Droid” name is only used by Verizon …

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Motorola (Droid) RAZR M + nfc

Motorola global NFC enabled Razr M

Motorola (Droid) RAZR M + nfc NFC enabled Motorola (Droid) RAZR M is announced and available at Verizon. “Droid” name is only used by Verizon US. “The most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone” The RAZR M’s design is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR, with the same display size. A 4,3 inch …

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LG Optimus G w/ nfc

LG Optimus G nfc enabled high-end smartphone

LG Optimus G + nfc LG revealed its newest High-end flagship smartphone, yes High with a capital. The LG Optimus G has a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ S4 Pro 1,5 Ghz Quad-Core processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 13 Mp camera, 2 GB Ram, LTE, ow yes, an nfc chip as well. Nothing wrong with the great specifications. The …

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ZTE Grand X IN + NFC

ZTE Grand X IN nfc enabled android phone with intel chip

ZTE Grand X IN with Intel and NFC inside. The Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe with an Intel chip Inside (IN stands for Intel). And probably not the last ZTE windows phone, “we look forward to building our partnership with Intel” No words about NFC, but we find the NFC …

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Huawei Ascend G 600 with NFC announced

Huawei Ascend G 600 NFC enabled smartphone

Huawei Ascend G 600 with NFC chip HUAWEI announced the Ascend G 600, an “upper mid-range smartphone”. G 600, G is from Gold. Not Huawei’s first handset with NFC technology, but this time the NFC chip is for everybody. With this specs, the Huawei Ascend G600 should be a quite powerful Android ICS device (no …

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Samsung ATIV S + nfc announced

Samsung Ativ S nfc enabled windows 8 phone

Samsung ATIV S with NFC chip Samsung ATIV S with NFC technology, and nowhere the word optional. Everybody surprised, Samsung announced the first Windows 8 phone before Nokia. Samsung introduces “ATIV”, the new brand for its Windows-based devices. – 1.5 GHz dual-core processor – 4.8 inch (121.9mm ) HD Super AMOLED – Windows Phone 8 …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 + nfc

NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 nfc NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Note II, forget the optional, NFC chip for all Note 2 devices! Wow, first a shock, not a word about NFC from Samsung, at the IFA in Berlin. Nothing on the video, nothing in the press release. Other websites can misinform about NFC, but I can’t. …

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Sony Xperia T / TL / TX nfc

Sony Xperia TX nfc enabled high end device

Sony Xperia T / TL / TX nfc The Sony Xperia T, NFC enabled and providing Sony’s best HD screen and camera. It’s the new global flagship model, James Bond has it also (so, where are you waiting for). 4.6 inch HD “Reality Display” powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 1.5GHz dual core processor 13MP …

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Sony Xperia V nfc

Sony Xperia V NFC enabled smartphone

Sony Xperia V nfc Sony Xperia V + LTE + HD + NFC and this smartphone is water resistant. 4.3” HD “Reality Display” powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 1.5GHz dual core processor 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording. LTE speeds (in markets where technology is available) Easy “One-touch” connectivity …

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Turkcell MaxiPRO5

Huawei Turkcell Maxipro5 with nfc chip

Turkcell MaxiPRO5 with nfc chip Turkcell announced the launch of another own-branded T-Series NFC enabled handset. The TurkCell MaxiPRO5 is made by Huawei. This is the Huawei U8860 Honor. (Turkcell likes doing business in China.) The MaxiPRO5 is equipped with Android O.S. 4.0.3, it has a 4 inch touch screen, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB …

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