NFC phones: The definitive list

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 and tablets available now and coming soon
  2. Rumoured devices, with no official confirmation as yet
  3. Museum pieces: NFC phones that are no longer available
  4. Phones that don’t have NFC

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NFC phones available now and coming soon…

Phones and tablets available to purchase today, or already announced and coming soon:

Rumoured NFC devices…

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

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Museum pieces

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

Others

  • 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…

  • The Oneplus 2 doesn’t have NFC.
  • 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, up to and including iPhone 5S. Like all of their predecessors, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C do not have NFC. The iPhone 6, though, is a different story.
  • 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?

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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189 comments on this article

  1. is there a list available by major leading countries? ie. how many of these are available in the US?

  2. I’m looking for NFC stickers which can withstand 100 to 160 degree centigrade heat, which can be still read by NFC enabled phones.
    Could anybody help me please

  3. am in lookout for an NFC card which can be accessible by all NFC enabled Phones and tablets in Samsung, BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Could anybody help me out please.

      1. The Nexus 5 is listed as a Google device, not an LG device….I would think that it should be under LG

    1. 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 😉

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

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

  6. 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.

    Thanks!
    Bill

    1. 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?

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

    1. livehappy – did you ever find an answer source for your question?

      nfcworld – 2 years on, it would be really useful for us if you could provide some kind of running estimation / forecast / graph on this page for market saturation of nfc devices.

      or can anybody point me in the right direction to get this fairly important metric? nov 2014

        1. Thanks Loco.. please can I ask, do you have a reliable source for the 30% figure you stated? Or is it just a guess?

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

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