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NFC phones: The definitive list

Last updated on 23 April 2014

This is an exhaustive, comprehensive and accurate list of all the handsets that are available around the world. NFC World’s NFC phones list is mirrored all over the web but since it is a living document you should check this page for the latest information.

  1. NFC phones that you can buy today
  2. NFC phones that are coming soon…
  3. Rumoured devices, with no official confirmation as yet
  4. NFC phones with limited availability
  5. Museum pieces: NFC phones that are no longer available
  6. Phones that don’t have NFC
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Acer Cloud Mobile

The Acer Cloud Mobile is a sleek, black Android touchscreen handset with a business-like design and a 4.3-inch screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and NFC. More

Acer E320 Liquid Express

The Acer E320 Liquid Express is an entry-level Android smartphone and is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first NFC handset. More

Acer Liquid Glow

The Acer Liquid Glow is an Android 4 smartphone with a 3.7-inch screen and a 5-megapixel camera, and became available from Q2 2012. More

Adlink IMX-2000

The Adlink IMX-2000 is an “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes NFC and a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner. More

Alcatel One Touch 922

The Alcatel One Touch 922 is an entry level Android smartphone with NFC. More

Alcatel One Touch 996

The Alcatel One Touch 996 is a mid-range Android NFC smartphone. More

Asus Padfone 2

Details coming soon… More

Asus Padfone Infinity

The Asus PadFone Infinity is an Android 4.2 LTE smartphone with a 5-inch 1920 by 1080 full HD display that combines with a 10.1-inch tablet dock. More

Asus Vivo Tab

The Asus Vivo Tab is a tablet PC which will run Windows 8 and features an 11.6-inch display, an Intel Atom processor, a detachable Qwerty keyboard and NFC. More

Asus Vivo Tab RT

The Asus Vivo Tab RT is a Windows 8 RT tablet which has a 10.1-inch display, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a detachable Qwerty keyboard and NFC. More

Asus VivoTab Smart

The Asus VivoTab Smart is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with NFC. More

BBK Vivo Xplay

The Vivo Xplay is a high-end quad-core Android smartphone from Chinese manufacturer BBK. More

BlackBerry Bold 9790

The BlackBerry Bold 9790, codenamed ‘Bellagio’, was announced in November 2011 and is now shipping. More

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the first handsets from Research in Motion to include NFC, were announced in early May 2011 and are now shipping. More

BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9370 were announced in August 2011 and are now shipping. More

BlackBerry Curve 9380

The BlackBerry Curve 9380, also known as ‘Orlando’, was announced in November 2011 and is now shipping. More

BlackBerry PlayBook

An updated BlackBerry PlayBook that arrived in mid-2012 includes NFC hardware but offers no software support — yet. More

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Q10 is a keyboard-equipped variant of the BlackBerry Z10. More

BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is a mid-range smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard that runs Blackberry 10 OS and is available in versions with and without NFC. More

BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 is the first handset from RIM — now renamed simply ‘BlackBerry’ — running its much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system. More

BlackBerry Z30

The BlackBerry Z30 is a 5-inch touchscreen smartphone with NFC. More

BWC ToughSlate 7″

The BWC ToughSlate 7″ is a waterproof, dustproof ruggedized Android tablet with NFC. More

C-Mii 1

The C-Mii 1 from UK-based company Toughshield is part of an NFC handset range aimed at the services sector. The entry level candybar-style handset features a low weight and robust design and NFC functionality.  More

C-Mii 3

The C-Mii 3 from UK-based company Toughshield is part of a range aimed at the services sector. The lightweight and robust handset offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 2MP camera and NFC.  More

Casio DT-X8

The Casio DT-X8 is a business-class rugged handheld terminal that can handle NFC, 2D barcodes and more. More

Casio G’zOne CA-201L

The Casio G’zOne CA-201L is a rugged Android smartphone that comes with NFC and an embedded secure element. More

Casio IT-800

The Casio IT-800, launched in late 2009, is another ruggedised handheld PDA built for business use that incorporates NFC. More

Dell Venue 11 Pro

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a Windows 8.1 tablet PC with NFC. More

DLI 9000

The DLI 9000 from Data Ltd Inc is a rugged tablet PC comes with an optional mobile payment module that can be used to process NFC transactions. More

Faea F1

The Faea F1 is an Android device billed as “the cheapest NFC smartphone” by Chinese manufacturer Faea Mobile.  More

Faea F2

The Faea F2 is a high-end Android smartphone with NFC that retails at just US$230.  More

Faea F2S

The Faea F2S is a slightly more powerful version of the Chinese manufacturer’s F2 Android smartphone, and also comes with NFC.  More

Fujitsu Arrows µ F-07D

The Fujitsu Arrows µ F-07D is a 6.7mm-thin Android 2.3 NFC handset featuring a 4-inch oled display and a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor. More

Fujitsu Arrows Kiss

Details to follow… More

Fujitsu Arrows Tab

The Fujitsu Arrows Tab is a 10.1-inch Android 4.0 tablet with a WUXGA 1920 by 1200 pixel display and NFC. More

Fujitsu Arrows V

The Fujitsu Arrows V F-04E is a high-end Android smartphone with a built-in fingerprint reader and NFC. More

G.To N800

Chinese handset manufacturer OiiA Technology launched the G.To N800 Android smartphone with NFC in early 2012. More

Gentag GT-601v2

The Gentag GT-601v2 is a robust J2ME featurephone with NFC, designed for use by home healthcare workers. More

Gionee Elife E7

The Gionee Elife E7 is a flagship Android-based smartphone with NFC. More

Google Nexus 10

The Google Nexus 10 is a 10-inch tablet with a 2560 by 1600 (300ppi) screen and NFC. The device is approved for use with Google Wallet. More

Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 is the latest ‘pure Google’ device, and is a high-end NFC smartphone built by LG. More

Google Nexus 7 (2013)

The second generation Google Nexus 7 is faster, slimmer and all-round better than 2012′s model — but no longer has an embedded secure element. More

Hike X1

The Hike X1 is an Android-based NFC smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Hike Mobile. More

Hike X1D

The Hike X1D is an Android-based NFC smartphone with dual SIM slots. More

HP Elitebook Revolve

The HP Elitebook Revolve transforms “with a flick of the wrist” from an ultrathin notebook PC to a touch-enabled tablet, and includes NFC. More

HP Elitepad 900

The HP Elitepad 900 is Hewlett Packard’s “premium thin and light Windows 8 tablet” and includes NFC along with an embedded secure element. More

HTC Desire 500

The HTC Desire 500 is a mid-range Android smartphone, available both with and without NFC. More

HTC Desire 610

The HTC Desire 610 is a mid-range Android handset with “optional” NFC. More

HTC Desire 816

The HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range Android smartphone that is available with and without NFC.  More

HTC Desire C

Officially announced in May 2012, the HTC Desire C features a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5MP camera, NFC functionality and runs Android 4.0. More

HTC Droid DNA/HTC J Butterfly

The Droid DNA by HTC and the HTC J Butterfly are variants of the HTC Butterfly which come with NFC capabilities. The standard HTC Butterfly, however, does not have NFC.  More

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Announced at CTIA Wireless in May 2012 and to be released on Verizon in ‘the next few weeks’, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, LTE connectivity, Beats audio and NFC functionality. More


Announced by Sprint in April 2012, the HTC Evo 4G LTE boats a 4.7-inch LCD display, Snapdragon processor, NFC with Google Wallet support and runs Android 4.0. More

HTC First

The HTC First is a mid-range touch screen Android 4.1 smartphone that is the first to feature Facebook Home — and it includes NFC support. More

HTC Incredible

A version of the HTC Incredible designed to run China UnionPay’s NFC payments service via a microSD-based NFC add-on was announced in August 2011. More

HTC Mini

The HTC Mini is a tiny slimline “remote control” for the HTC Butterfly smartphone. More


The HTC One M7 is the phone-maker’s flagship device for 2013, boasting a 4.7-inch full HD display, a four core 1.7GHz processor, two front-facing speakers and NFC — all within a sleek aluminium body. More

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is the Taiwanese phone maker’s flagship handset for 2014, and includes NFC. More

HTC One Max

The HTC One Max is an Android ‘phablet’ with a built-in fingerprint sensor.  More


The HTC One SV is a mid-range Android 4 smartphone with LTE and NFC. More


The HTC One VX is a mid-range Android 4.0 smartphone exclusive to AT&T in the US. More


The HTC One X is the 2012 flagship handset for the Taiwanese phone giant, featuring a 4.7-inch 1280 by 720 display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.0 and NFC. More

HTC Ruby/Amaze 4G

The HTC Ruby, also known as the HTC Amaze 4G, is a high-end Android device and the first NFC phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer. More

HTC Windows Phone 8X

The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the Taiwanese phone maker’s first Windows 8 NFC phone. More

Huawei Ascend G300

The Huawei Ascend G300 is an Android 2.3 smartphone that is available in NFC and non-NFC versions. More

Huawei Ascend G600

The Huawei Ascend G600 is an Android smartphone with NFC. More

Huawei Ascend P2

The Huawei Ascend P2 features a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen and LTE. The device has NFC in some markets. More

Huawei Ascend Y201

The Ascend Y201 from Huawei is a low-end smartphone that features a 3.5-inch screen, Qualcomm 800MHz processor and NFC. The device runs Android 4.0. More

Huawei Sonic/Turkcell T20

The Huawei Sonic is the Chinese telecoms giant’s first NFC handset, a sub-US$200 Android phone. The device, also known as the U8650NFC, is marketed in Turkey as the Turkcell T20More

Jolla by Jolla

The Jolla smartphone includes NFC, but only to communicate with its detachable back cover. More

Kuoziro FT701W NFC Tablet

The Kuoziro Frontier FT701W has a 7-inch touch screen, 1GHz dual core processor, runs Android 2.3 and is priced at ¥29,800 (US$371). More

Kyocera Hydro Elite

The Kyocera Hydro Elite is a waterproof Android smartphone with NFC. More

Kyocera Torque

The Kyocera Torque is a rugged Android smartphone with NFC. More

Lenovo K800

The Lenovo K800 features NFC and was the first smartphone to be built around an Intel processor. More

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is Windows 8 tablet that has NFC on board in some models. More

LG G Flex

The LG G Flex is an NFC phablet with a curved 6-inch HD Oled display. More

LG G Pro 2

LG’s latest flagship smartphone offers NFC, a 13MP camera that records HD video at 120fps, and “knock code” unlocking. More


The LG G2 is the an Android smartphone with NFC, and is the Korean phone-maker’s 2014 flagship device. More

LG Mach

The LG Mach is an Android 4.0 LTE smartphone with NFC and a Qwerty keyboard, available on the Sprint network in the US. More

LG Optimus 3D Max

The Optimus 3D Max, also known as the Optimus 3 Cube, the LG-SU870 and the LG CX2, features a 4.3-inch 3D display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.  More

LG Optimus 4X HD

The LG Optimus 4X HD is a flagship handset that features a 1.5GHz quad core Tegra 3 processor, 4.7-inch HD display, and a skinned version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone appeared in Korea first, and was followed by a roll out in other markets later in 2012.  More

LG Optimus Elite

The LG Optimus Elite is a low-end smartphone with a 3.2-inch display, 800MHz processor and NFC. The Virgin Mobile USA version comes with Google Wallet. More

LG Optimus G

The LG Optimus G, also known as the LG Eclipse 4G LTE, is the Korean phone maker’s flagship handset for 2013 and is set to be available from September 2012. More

LG Optimus L5

The LG Optimus L5 has a 4-inch screen, 5MP camera and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. More

LG Optimus L7

The LG Optimus L7 has a 4.3-inch screen, 5MP camera and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  More

LG Optimus LTE

The LG Optimus LTE, also known by the model number LG LU6200, is a high-end Android smartphone which boasts a 4.5-inch HD screen, LTE and NFC.  More

LG Optimus LTE Tag

The LG Optimus LTE Tag has a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and runs Android 2.3. It also has a feature called LG Tag+ which communicates with customisable NFC tags. More

LG Optimus Net

The LG Optimus Net is an Android smartphone that will come with NFC in some markets.  More

LG Optimus Vu

The LG Optimus Vu‘s headline feature is a large 4:3 aspect ratio screen, and the high-end Android 2.3 smartphone is also rumoured to feature NFC. The device is sold as the LG Intuition in the US. More

LG T530 Ego

The LG T530 is the Korean electronics company’s first mass-market NFC handset, a touchscreen feature phone. It is available now in France as the LG Ego. More

LG Viper

The LG Viper offers NFC and Google Wallet functionality, a 4-inch 800×480 pixel screen, 5MP camera and 1.2GHz processor.  More

Lumigon T2

The Lumigon T2 is a stylish stainless steel Android smartphone. More

Megafon Mint

The Megafon SP-A20i Mint is an ‘Intel inside’ smartphone with NFC that is only available in Russia on the Megafon network. More

Meizu MX3

The Meizu MX3 is a well-specified Android smartphone with a unique 5.1-inch 1800 by 1080 display offering a crisp 415 pixels per inch. Some versions come with NFC.  More

Motorola Droid Maxx

The Motorola Droid Maxx runs Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean’ and comes with NFC. More

Motorola Droid Mini

The Motorola Droid Mini runs Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean’ and comes with NFC. More

Motorola Droid Razr

The Motorola Droid Razr has not been advertised as an NFC handset, but a teardown has revealed it carries an NXP PN544 NFC controller chip. More

Motorola Droid Razr HD

The Motorola Droid Razr HD was announced in September 2012, and is available exclusively on Verizon in the US. More

Motorola Droid Razr M

The Motorola Droid Razr M is available on Verizon in the US. More

Motorola Droid Razr M 4G LTE

The Motorola Droid Razr M 4G LTE is an Android 4.1 smartphone with NFC. More

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD

The Droid Razr Maxx HD was announced by Motorola in September 2012, and is available on Verizon in the US.  More

Motorola Droid Ultra

The Motorola Droid Ultra runs Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean’ and comes with NFC.  More

Motorola MC75A HF

The Motorola MC75A HF is an enterprise-class rugged handheld computer that combines mobile communication and secure contactless transaction capability. More

Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s Moto X is the Google-owned phone maker’s latest flagship device. More

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

Added by Sprint to pre-order in August 2012, the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, the handset began shipping on 19 August 2012. More

Motorola Razr D3

The Motorola Razr D3 is an Android 4.1 smartphone with NFC that was launched in Brazil in March 2013. More

Motorola Razr i/MT788

The Motorola Razr i is externally the European version of the Razr M, but under the hood features radically different hardware as it is based on an Intel chipset. More

MTS 975

The MTS 975 is a co-branded NFC smartphone from Russian carrier MTS and MasterCard that can make payments at the latter’s PayPass contactless terminals.  More

Nokia 603

The Nokia 603 is a Symbian Belle device with NFC, designed for first time smartphone owners. The device retails at around €200 (US$275) before taxes and subsidies and started shipping on 21 October 2011. More

Nokia 700

The Nokia 700 is a Symbian device that includes a 1GHz processor, 3.2-inch screen, GPS, a compass and a 5-megapixel camera as well as NFC. More

Nokia 701

The Nokia 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology which, Nokia says, makes it “the brightest smartphone screen to date”.  More

Nokia 801T

The Nokia 801T is a Symbian smartphone designed for use on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network. More

Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 Pureview is a camera enthusiast’s phone, with a 41 megapixel snapper mounted in a hump on the rear. The Symbian Belle handset with an otherwise pedestrian specification also boasts secure NFC, and is expected to be available from May 2012. More

Nokia C7/Astound

The Nokia C7 smartphone contains NFC hardware and, via Symbian Belle, can now be used for NFC tag reading and writing applications. More

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is an NFC smartphone that is all about its camera. More

Nokia Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6-inch 1080p Windows Phone 8 phablet with NFC. More

Nokia Lumia 2520

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows 8.1 RT tablet with a 10.1-inch HD screen. More

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a Windows Phone 7.5 device which has NFC hardware and software from Inside Secure built into it. The device is expected to cost around €200 when it ships in mid-2012. More

Nokia Lumia 620

The Nokia Lumia 620 is billed as an affordable Windows Phone 8 handset, and comes with NFC. More

Nokia Lumia 720

The Nokia Lumia 720 is designed to be an affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, starting at around €249. More

Nokia Lumia 820

The Nokia Lumia 820 was announced in September 2012 alongside the flagship Lumia 920 and is expected to start shipping to select markets towards the end of the year. More

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced in September 2012 and is the Finnish phone-maker’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. More

Nokia Lumia 925

The Nokia Lumia 925 is an aluminium-bodied NFC smartphone that runs Windows Phone 8. More

Nokia Lumia 928

The Nokia Lumia 928 is the Finnish phone maker’s latest flagship device and boasts a PureView camera and Carl Zeiss wide angle lens, along with NFC. More

Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a Verizon-only variant of the Finnish phone maker’s Lumia 930 and is a Windows Phone device with NFC. More

Nokia N9

The Nokia N9 is a high-end MeeGo-based tablet-style smart phone which started shipping in September 2011. More

Nokia Oro

The Nokia Oro is a phone “intended for someone who doesn’t want their mobile device to look the same as other people’s.” More

Oppo Find 5

The Oppo Find 5 is a feature packed high-end Android smartphone with NFC.  More

Orange Infinity 996

The Orange Infinity 996 is an Android NFC smartphone that is available from Orange in Israel.  More

Orange San Diego

The Orange San Diego is an Intel-powered smartphone, available exclusively on the Orange network, that comes with NFC. More

OrientPhone P6 Plus

The OrientPhone P6 Plus is an Android smartphone that is made in China and available on an OEM basis. More

Panasonic BizPad

The Panasonic BizPad tablet comes in both 7 and 10-inch variants. The ruggedized dust proof and waterproof tablets have a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 16GB of onboard storage and NFC and run Android 3.2. More

Panasonic Eluga

The Panasonic Eluga has a 4.3-inch qHD screen, is waterproof, dust proof, NFC and runs Android. More

Panasonic Eluga Power

The Panasonic Eluga Power is the Japanese consumer electronic giant’s second NFC smartphone. The Android 4 device with a 5-inch 720 by 1280 screen features superfast charging, with a 50% charge taking just 30 minutes, and 80% taking 57 minutes. More

Pantech Discover

The Pantech Discover is a punchy Android 4 NFC smartphone boasting a 4.8-inch 720p display and driven by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Pro. More

Pantech Sky Vega LTE

The Sky Vega LTE is a premium smartphone for the South Korean market, announced in October 2011. More

Pantech Sky Vega Racer

The Sky Vega Racer from Pantech is a high-end dual-core smartphone that is only available in Korea. Billed at launch as the fastest Android handset yet, it is aimed at the same market segment as Samsung’s Galaxy S IIMore

Philips Xenium W336

The Philips Xenium W336 is a compact Android NFC phone that is available in Russia. More

Porsche Design P’9981

The Porsche Design P’9981 by BlackBerry is a ‘restricted edition’ leather and stainless steel-clad designer handset announced in October 2011 that retails at US$2,000. More

Porsche Design P’9982

The Porsche Design P’9982 is a luxury re-imagining of BlackBerry’s Z10 NFC handset that retails at US$2,350. More

Prada phone by LG 3.0

The Prada phone by LG 3.0, also referred to as the LG-P940 and the K2, is the LG’s first Android-based NFC device, running version 2.3 Gingerbread. More

Samsung Ativ Odyssey

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey is a Windows phone with NFC, available on the Verizon Network in the US. More

Samsung Ativ S Neo

The Samsung Ativ S Neo is a Windows Phone 8 handset with NFC that is only available from Sprint in the US. More

Samsung Ativ SE

The Samsung Ativ SE is a Windows Phone handset with a 5-inch full HD display, 4G LTE and NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Announced in February 2012, the Samsung Ace 2 has a 3.8-inch screen, GPS, and a dual core 800MHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with NFC in some markets.  More

Samsung Galaxy Axiom

The Samsung Galaxy Axiom is an LTE version of the Galaxy S III Mini that is available from US Cellular and comes with Google Wallet. More

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance

The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance is a 1.2GHz dual core Android smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. More

Samsung Galaxy Express

The Samsung Galaxy Express I8730 is a mid-range NFC smartphone with Galaxy S III looks at a cut-down price.  More

Samsung Galaxy Express 2

The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 is a mid-range Android smartphone with LTE and NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Light

The Samsung Galaxy Light is a mid-range Android smartphone, available exclusively on T-Mobile in the US.  More

Samsung Galaxy Mega

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a phablet available in two sizes. The larger 6.3-inch version comes with NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

Announced in February 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 boasts a 3.27-inch screen, runs Android 2.3 and comes with NFC in some markets. More

Samsung Galaxy Note

An NFC version of the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet phone is available in Korea and will be coming to AT&T in the US during the second quarter of 2012. More

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and a 13 megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p video at 60 frames per second.  More

Samsung Galaxy Note II

The Samsung Galaxy Note II was features a 5.5-inch screen with S-Pen functionality, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, and NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Premier

The Samsung Galaxy Premier is pitched as a lower-cost equivalent to the Galaxy S II and S III for Russia and the Ukraine — with availability in China, Korea and South East Asia to follow. More

Samsung Galaxy Round

The Samsung Galaxy Round is a premium Android NFC smartphone with a unique curved display. More

Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE/Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE/Pro is a rugged Android smartphone with NFC.  More

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance features a 4-inch super Amoled screen, 1GHz processor, NFC and Android 2.3. More

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an updated version of the venerable Galaxy S, available exclusively from T-Mobile in the USA.  More

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung’s Galaxy S II Android 2.3 smartphone was launched at MWC 2011. The Galaxy S II is available in both NFC and non-NFC versions, and most are the non-NFC version. More

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is an an updated version of the groundbreaking Galaxy S II Android smartphone that is, like its predecessor, available in NFC and non-NFC versions. More

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the Korean phone maker’s flagship handset for 2012. The device features NFC functionality as standard in all markets. More

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is a smaller, less powerful version of the Korean phone maker’s flagship Galaxy S III handset.  More

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, was announced on 14 March 2013 and comes with NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a ruggedised version of the company’s best selling flagship Galaxy S4. More

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The new compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship handset comes with NFC on LTE models, but the 3G versions destined for some markets will miss out on contactless technology. More

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is an Android slider phone featuring a Qwerty keyboard, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and LTE as well as NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

The Samsung Galaxy Victory is a budget LTE Android handset that runs Google Wallet and is available from Sprint in the US. More

Samsung Galaxy Young

The Samsung Galaxy Young is a compact, affordable Android smartphone available in both NFC and non-NFC versions. More

Samsung S5230 NFC

The Samsung S5230 NFC, also known as GT-5230N, Star, Avila, Player One and Tocco Lite, is widely available. More

Samsung S5260 NFC

The Samsung S5260 NFC, also known as the GT-S5260P, is available with NFC from Orange in France where it is known as the Player City. More

Samsung SHW-A170K

The Samsung SHW-A170K is a touch screen featurephone designed for KT and to meet the needs of the Korean market. More

Samsung Wave 578

The Samsung Wave 578 is now available from Orange France, in the UK as a ‘Quick Tap’ handset via Orange, and in Singapore. More

Samsung Wave M

The Samsung Wave M is a Bada 2.0 handset, available in both NFC and non-NFC versions. More

Samsung Wave Y

The Samsung Wave Y is a Bada 2.0 handset, available in both NFC and non-NFC versions. More

Samsung Windows RT Ativ Tablet

Announced by Samsung in August 2012, the Samsung Ativ Tablet will run Windows 8. More

Samsung WP8 Ativ S

The Samsung WP8 Ativ S runs Windows Phone 8 and features a 4.8-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and NFC functionality. More

Sharp Aquos Phone Serie

Revealed in May 2012, the ‘Serie’ (model number ISW16SH) from Sharp is part of the Aquos Phone series and will be the first handset in the world to support both NFC and FeliCa technologies.  More

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta

The Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta is an Android 4.0 device and is one of the first handsets to be equipped to handle both NFC and Osaifu Keitai payments. More

Sharp RW-T107 NFC Tablet

Announced by Sharp in August 2011 the RW-T107 is a 7-inch tablet with NFC. More

Sharp RW-T110 NFC Tablet

Announced in March 2012 the Sharp RW-T110 NFC tablet expands on the 7-inch tablet with NFC capabilities it unveiled in 2011. More

Sonim XP1301 Core NFC

The Sonim XP1301 Core NFC is an ultra-rugged handset designed for commercial use. The sub-£300 device was announced on 20 September 2011 and is available now. More

Sonim XPand NFC

Sonim’s XP and NFC expansion pack is a battery cover replacement that adds NFC to the XP3300 Force rugged mobile phone. More

Sony Vaio Fit

Sony’s Vaio Fit range of laptops all run Windows 8 and come with NFC.  More

Sony Xperia Acro S

The Sony Xperia Acro S is a waterproof and dustproof Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich NFC smartphone with a 1.5GHz dual core processor and a 720 by 1280 4.3-inch touchscreen display. More

Sony Xperia AX

The Sony Experia AX is an Android 4.0 device and is one of the first handsets to be equipped to handle both NFC and Osaifu Keitai payments. More

Sony Xperia Ion

The Sony Xperia Ion, an LTE variant of the Xperia S, is exclusive to AT&T in the US and has a 4.6-inch HD screen. More

Sony Xperia L

The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range NFC smartphone that runs Android 4.1. More

Sony Xperia M

The Sony Xperia M is a competent Android NFC handset that slots in at the low end of the company’s range. More

Sony Xperia P

The Sony Xperia P has an aluminium unibody design, a 4-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 8MP camera as well as NFC. More

Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S includes NFC functionality, a 4.3-inch HD screen, 12MP camera and a 1.5GHz dual core processor. More

Sony Xperia Sola

Announced in March 2012, the Xperia Sola has a ‘floating touch’ screen that allows users to interact without needing to physically touch the screen. More

Sony Xperia SP

The Sony Xperia SP is a mid-range LTE enabled NFC smartphone that runs Android 4.1. More

Sony Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T (codenamed ‘Mint’) was unveiled by Sony in August 2012 and featured as James Bond’s phone in Skyfall.  More

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a high-end 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet with a 1,920 by 1,200 screen. More

Sony Xperia V

The Sony Xperia V was announced by Sony alongside the Xperia T in August 2012.  More

Sony Xperia VL

The Sony Xperia VL is similar to the Xperia V and is available only in Japan. More

Sony Xperia Z

The Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship device for 2013. The Android 4.1 handset is water resistant and boasts a 5-inch 1080p HD touchscreen, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, and NFC. More

Sony Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a high-end waterproof 4G LTE handset that features NFC, a 20.7 megapixel camera and a 5-inch full HD display.  More

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a smaller version of the company’s Z1 Android smartphone. More

Sony Xperia ZL

The Sony Xperia ZL is a slightly smaller version of the Xperia Z, without the water- and dust-proof casing. More

Sony Xperia ZR

The Sony Xperia ZR is a waterproof LTE smartphone running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More

The Toughphone Defender

The Defender from UK-based The Toughphone is a rugged Android handset with NFC. More

Toughshield R-500

The Toughshield R-500 is a rugged NFC handset designed for remote workers. More

Turkcell MaxiPRO5

The MaxiPRO5 is an Android 4.0 NFC smartphone offered by Turkish network operator Turkcell. More

Turkcell T11/ZTE Racer II

The Turkcell T11 Maxiphone, also known as the ZTE Racer II, is an Android 2.3.4-based single wire protocol smartphone, manufactured by China’s ZTE and priced at 389TL (US$213). More

Turkcell T40

The Turkcell T40 is a “local” Android NFC smartphone that was designed and is manufactured in Turkey. More

Vertu Constellation

The Vertu Constellation is this highest-of-high-end phone maker’s second NFC device. The titanium, sapphire crystal and calf leather confection runs Android and retails at €4,900. More

Vertu Ti

The Vertu Ti is a hand crafted luxury Android 4 smartphone with NFC that comes with a sapphire crystal screen and leather, alligator skin or red gold accents. More

Vodafone Smart III

The Vodafone 975N Smart III is an ‘affordable’ carrier-branded Android smartphone with optional NFC. More

Xiaomi Mi 2A

The Xiaomi Mi 2A is an NFC smartphone which is available in China and runs MIUI 5, a customised version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More

Xiaomi Mi3

The Xiaomi Mi3 is the rising star Chinese handset-maker’s latest flagship smartphone. More

Xolo X900

Released in April 2012, the Xolo X900 is the first smartphone with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor to be launched in India. More

Yulong Coolpad 8870 NFC

The Coolpad 8870 NFC, believed to be Chinese handset maker Yulong’s first NFC device, is an Android smartphone available from China Mobile. More

Zopo ZP998

The Zopo ZP998 is an Android smartphone with NFC from Chinese phone maker Shenzhen Zopo Communications Equipment.  More

ZTE Blade II

Announced in March 2012 at the Mobile World Congress, the ZTE Blade II features a 3.5-inch screen, 1GHz processor and NFC. More

ZTE GoTa GH800

The ZTE GoTa 4G Smart Terminal GH800 is a rugged NFC phone and terminal designed for enterprise use. More

ZTE Grand X IN

Announced in August 2012, the ZTE Grand X IN runs Android 4.0 and features a 4.3-inch screen, an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, LTE, and NFC. More


The ZTE Kis has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 800MHz processor, and runs Android 2.3.  More

ZTE Nubia Z5

The ZTE Nubia Z5 is a high-end Android smartphone with a full HD 5-inch screen. More

ZTE Orbit

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE announced the Orbit in March 2012 at the Mobile World Congress. The Windows Phone 7.5-based device is unusual in that, while some variants include NFC hardware, the operating system does not support the technology. More


The ZTE PF200 is the Chinese manufacturer’s first own-branded smartphone and has a 4.3-inch capacitive touch display, 1.2GHz processor, LTE and runs Android 4.0. More

ZTE Turkcell MaxiPLUS5

The Turkcell MaxiPLUS5 is an Android 4.0 NFC smartphone, made for the Turkish operator by Chinese manufacturer ZTE. More

Coming soon…

Phones that have been announced but are not yet shipping or widely available:

Acer Liquid S2

The Acer Liquid S2 is a well specified Android NFC smartphone that is capable of recording 4K video.  More

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 is a mid-range NFC smartphone with a 5-inch qHD display and a 1.3GHz quad core processor. More

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 Mini S

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 Mini S is a compact NFC smartphone with a 4.5-inch qHD display and a 1.2GHz quad core processor. More

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S is an NFC smartphone with a 5-inch full HD display and a 1.2GHz quad core processor. More

Alcatel Onetouch Pop Fit

The Alcatel Onetouch Pop Fit is an Android handset described as “the first wearable smartphone for music and fitness fans”. It is available in NFC and non-NFC variants. More

Asmaitha Sruta 7″ Tablet

The Asmaitha Sruta tablet will feature a 7-inch display, an ST Ericsson Nova 1GHz processor, and Android 2.3. The device is expected to launch towards the end of 2012. More

Cetrix CB250

The Cetrix CB250 smartphone is powered by an Arm 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. More

Cetrix CD661

The Cetrix CD661 is a 7-inch tablet with NFC that runs Android 4.2. More

Cetrix CT973G

The Cetrix CD973G is a 9.7-inch tablet with NFC that runs Android 4.2. More

Cetrix CV300

The Cetrix CV300 smartphone is powered by a MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz CPU with 1GB RAM and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. More

Fujitsu Arrows A

The Fujitsu Arrows A 301F is a Softbank-exclusive NFC smartphone with a fingerprint sensor mounted on its rear. More

Huawei Ascend G6 4G

The Huawei Ascend G6 4G is a mid-range 4G LTE-enabled smartphone with NFC, a 4.5-inch qHD display and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. More

Huawei TalkBand B1

The Huawei TalkBand B1 is a wearable device with a built-in removable Bluetooth earpiece. It offers NFC for easy pairing with a smartphone. The TalkBand B1 offers a 1.4-inch Oled display and offers calling features… More

iBerry Auxus Nuclea N2

The Auxus Nuclea N2 is a well-specced Android NFC smartphone from Indian phone maker iBerry. More

Lumigon T2 HD

The Lumigon T2 HD is a sleek high-end Android smartphone with NFC. More

M3 Android NFC Communicator

The M3 Android Communicator is an Android-based phone designed for Asian markets. Announced in February 2012, the device will come in two versions, one with a touch screen and one with a keypad. More

Nokia Lumia 930

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a svelte Windows Phone handset with NFC. More

Oppo Find 7

The Oppo Find 7 is a high-end Android handset with NFC, and is available in standard and premium versions. More

Oppo N1

The Oppo N1 is an NFC smartphone that features a rear touch panel and a Bluetooth keyring accessory.  More

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is a mid-range Android smartphone with NFC. More

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE

The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE is a 1.2GHz dual core Android smartphone. More

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s flagship device for 2014/15, and boasts improvements that include a fingerprint sensor that can be used to authenticate payments. More

Sony SWR10 SmartBand

The Sony SWR10 SmartBand is a waterproof wristband that is designed to be worn 24/7 and pairs with the user’s smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth. More

Sony Xperia M2

The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range Android smartphone with NFC. More

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual are 6-inch Android smartphones with NFC, designed for customers in emerging markets. More

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is Sony’s flagship Android smartphone for 2014. More

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a 10.1-inch Android device with NFC. More

TazTag TazPad

The TazPad is a 7-inch Android NFC tablet from French connectivity specialist TazTag. More

TazTag TPH-One

The TazTag TPH-One is the first and so far only Android smartphone to include both NFC and ZigBee wireless connectivity. The device is expected to be available from April 2012.  More

Toughshield T700

The Toughshield T700 is a rugged 7-inch Android tablet with NFC. More

Umi Cross

The Umi Cross is a 6.44-inch Full HD phablet with NFC. More

Umi X2S

The Umi X2S is a Chinese Android smartphone with NFC. More

Yota Devices YotaPhone (2014)

The YotaPhone from Russian handset maker Yota Devices uniquely boasts a full-size e-ink display on its rear. NFC has been added to the second-generation model.  More

Rumoured NFC devices…

Phones NFC World has heard about, but are not yet announced or confirmed:

iPhone 6

An iPhone 6, which should arrive in Autumn 2014 if Apple remains true to form, could be the first handset from the company to feature NFC. But if we’re talking about remaining true to form, it probably won’t. More

Limited availability…

Phones which are being used by developers or in trials, but are not generally available:

Benq T80

The Benq T80 was launched in 2008 and features NFC technology from NXP. More

Firefox OS Flame

The Firefox OS Flame is a reference phone from Mozilla, designed to help developers test the capabilities and newest features of Firefox OS. More


The LG KU380-NFC is a prototype HCI/SWP handset announced in late 2008.  More

ZTE R233

An NFC-enabled variant of the ZTE R233, a low-end candybar handset, is believed to be available in limited quantities for trials. More

Museum pieces

NFC phones that are no longer available, or that were announced but never saw the light of day:

Fifth Media Axia A306

Fifth Media’s Axia A306 was a specialist NFC PDA/smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1 and aimed at the B2B market. More

Fonelabs X1 Communicator

The X1 Communicator was announced in 2009 but appears to have never been produced. More

Fonelabs X2 Communicator

The X2 Communicator was announced in 2009 but appears to have never been produced. More

Gentag GT-601

RFID medical sensor specialist Gentag’s GT-601 phone is aimed at “people who are concerned only with basic voice communication, mobile payments, social networks, and diagnostics using a low-cost mobile wireless device.” More

Google Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is 2012′s Google reference handset. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. More

Google Nexus 4

The LG-built Google Nexus 4 is the search giant’s hero phone for 2013. More

Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 is a powerful 7-inch NFC-enabled tablet running a new version of Android, “Jelly Bean”, and which retails from US$199. More

Google Nexus Q

The Google Nexus Q is a media player that runs Android 4.0 and is controlled and fed content by Android phones and tablets. The device was initially available in the US but, after a luke-warm reception, has been withdrawn pending unspecified improvements. More

Google Nexus S

The Google Nexus S, a full-featured smartphone running Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ and manufactured by Samsung, has NFC support built in. More

LG 600V Contactless

The LG 600V Contactless was an early clamshell NFC handset from LG produced for use in trials. More

Mobiwire Cosyphone

The Mobiwire Cosyphone is an NFC handset supporting the single wire protocol (SWP). It is aimed at the over-50s and at the B2B market. More

Motorola L7 SLVR

The Motorola L7 SLVR was a developer/prototype phone with crude NFC functionality built into a special battery cover. More

Nokia 600

The Nokia 600 was a Symbian Belle NFC handset marketed as an “all-in-one entertainment hub” but the device was cancelled before launch and never saw the light of day. More

Nokia 6131 NFC

The Nokia 6131 NFC was the first commercially available handset with integrated NFC. More

Nokia 6212 Classic

The Nokia 6212 Classic was for a long time the only commercially available NFC phone. Its design pre-dates the single wire protocol and it uses an embedded secure element. More

Nokia 6216 Classic

The Nokia 6216 Classic was to be the Finnish phone giant’s first SWP handset and was expected in late 2009 but was subsequently cancelled. More

Nokia Field Force NFC Shell

The Nokia Field Force NFC Shell was called the Nokia Mobile RFID Kit when it was announced in spring 2004 at CeBIT. More

Nokia NFC Shell CC-229D

The Nokia NFC Shell CC-229D was an NFC-enabled ‘shell’ add-on that fitted over a Nokia 3220 handset. More

Sagem my700x ContactLess

The Sagem my700x ContactLess is an SWP-compliant developer/trial phone based on the my700x that has been used in European trials including a small-scale transport pilot in Lisbon and a trial at Disneyland Paris. More

Samsung SGH-D500E NFC

The Samsung SGH-D500E NFC was the first NFC handset, announced in 2005 and used in the first trial in Caen, France later the same year. More

Samsung SGH-X700N

The Samsung SGH-X700N was an early NFC developer handset based on Samsung’s venerable 2005 SGH-X700 candybar. More

Toshiba TG01

Toppan Forms and NXP worked together on an NFC handset based on Toshiba’s TG01 Windows Mobile phone in 2009. More


  • Kyocera demonstrated prototype NFC handsets built with technology from Inside Contactless at the CTIA Wireless tradeshow in 2007 and 2008.

Phones that don’t have NFC

The media covering mobile handsets is very competitive so rumours, speculation and unverified assumptions fly around the world’s gadget blogs and forums all day long. Here we address the more persistent NFC misunderstandings…

  • Motorola Moto G. Motorola has confirmed to NFC World that its affordable Android smartphone, introduced in November 2013, does not have NFC.
  • Apple’s iPhone. Like all of their predecessors, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C do not have NFC — or, if they do, Apple is not telling.
  • Apple’s iPad. No NFC in any model so far.
  • Many Japanese phones boast Osaifu Keitai (“mobile wallet”) support, but this system based on Sony’s Felica technology is not the same as NFC. Japan’s mobile network operators are, however, moving to NFC and phones started to appear on the Japanese market in 2012 that support both NFC and Osaifu Keitai. These phones are included in this list and tagged Osaifu Keitai.
  • ZTE has confirmed to NFC World that the ZTE N880E, an Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ smartphone, does not have NFC.
  • The budget BlackBerry 9220 does not have NFC.
  • The Kyocera Echo doesn’t have NFC hardware, the company has confirmed to NFC World, despite the technology getting a mention for a while on an official spec page.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S II only comes with NFC in some variants and territories. Most S IIs are not equipped with NFC hardware and availability varies by carrier and country, so buyers are advised to double check with their supplier before purchasing.
  • Android 2.3+ phones. NFC requires special hardware in the handset, so although Android supports NFC from version 2.3 onwards, it does not follow that all phones running this and later versions of the Google operating system have NFC capabilities. Indeed, most don’t.

Can you help?

Are you working on a new NFC handset? Do you know of any devices that should be on this list? Let us know and we’ll update the list.

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  • Dom

    I have got a couple of Samsung D500 NFC collectors in my drawer – who knows, they might worth someting in the future?…no

    • Stefan

      Can you send 1 over to me :)

  • livehappy8

    ~ What % of phones out there have NFC right now?

  • Tejas

    what is the difference between nfc with android and nfc with other os?

    • Abhishek

      no difference…nfc is a functionality like bluetooth with m-commerce capability. OS doesn’t matter…

  • retailgeek (@retailgeek)

    The list is a great resource. I’d love to be able to see/sort it by carrier as well.

  • johannes

    Do you happen to know a study about the NFC smartphone penetration in Germany?

  • William McGraw

    Can anyone point me to a resource that shows the NFC controller and Secure Element suppliers for this phone list above. Also are the SIM or embedded Secure Elements.


    • Mike Clark

      We don’t know of any resource like that, and my feeling is that it would be uneconomical to produce.

      Certainly nobody else has even a list of NFC phones in the public domain which approaches the comprehensiveness of this one.

      Phone makers don’t generally want to talk about such things and models can vary from territory to territory, so somebody would probably have to procure and tear down most of the phones listed here to do it.

      What would you use the information for? Do you think it has a value?

  • jon

    Does anyone know who the secureSD/SmartSD NFC solution suppliers are in addition to device fidelity?.

  • Gary Carroll

    The LG L9 from T-Mobile European version supposedly has it while the US version does not. P769 vs P760.

  • Luis Gonçalves

    Well just to check if the list is accurate i just looked for my phone and.. it’s not there… HTC 8x has NFC.

  • francman

    Huawei Ascend G300 has NFC.
    Here the link with specifications:

    • Mike Clark

      Thanks, @francman!

      I’ve just added it here.

  • Vera

    what about HTC wildfire S

    • Mike Clark

      A lovely phone, was great value, but doesn’t have NFC.

  • Client-Side Politics

    It would be nice if you would show a price or range in the title for each phone.

    • Mike Clark

      Thanks for the suggestion. It would be nice, but the prices change every day, vary between territories and currencies, change with quantity, whether on contract or Sim-only, and also differ according to type of retail outlet (internet box shifters are generally cheaper than malls and boutiques, for example). Which should we show?

      We do always try to include a guide retail price when phones are first announced, but even then we often don’t hear about pricing or availability at launch time; it only comes later, and country by country, when the phone becomes available at retail.

      And then, even if we put resources into researching and providing this information, you’d still get a more usable idea of today’s price for a particular phone just by searching Amazon ;)

  • Briskette


    • Mike Clark

      Thanks for the heads up, @Briskette!

      We’ve added it here.