NFC spent a while in the vaporware corner, but as NFC smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous while banks and stores are increasingly accepting phones as electronic wallets, the technology is quite rapidly becoming a standard.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a Bluetooth-like technology that creates a secure two-way connection between devices. It uses your SIM card as the Secure Element that can hold apps such as payment cards, making your NFC profiles unique to your phone as well. NFC runs on lower frequencies than Bluetooth, but consequently takes less time to setup, likely making it more secure. Plus, it does not require device paring beforehand. This list is dominated by Android-run smartphones, but Nokia was the first to market the technology in phones and an early adopter on its Windows smartphones. It includes Sony Xperias and LG models too, among others -- many of which include Miracast in the mix as well.
All smartphones listed here are models that have NFC built-in and ready to use.
Given its compound rank of 92%, we conclude that the is currently Phonerated's best phone 2024. Phonerated also concludes that our sample of 22703 reviews across multiple sources gives us a high confidence level that prompts us to name it a "no-brainer best choice."
With its 9 stars averaged from 4063 reviews, we rank this model second best phone. * This choice (and the following members of this best NFC phone models list), is based on a full analysis of hundreds of NFC phone reviews from multiple sources.
The LG G8X ThinQ is a multimedia-driven smartphone whose biggest perks include a high-octane 2.84GHz octa-core engine, a 32-megapixel front cam, and a 6.4-inch screen that can be coupled with a detachable secondary display.
NFC can also help facilitate Bluetooth pairing or make certain mobile games more fun... and who knows what other innovations NFC will bring next? To keep current on smartphone innovations, check out our Latest smartphone discovery gallery.