2021/2020 List of NFC Smartphones

The Latest NFC Phones 2021 (and 2020)


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.



The List:

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Best Model 2021
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Given its compound rank of 92%, we conclude that the is currently Phonerated's best phone 2021. Phonerated also concludes that our sample of 2485 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level that prompts us to name it a "no-brainer best choice."

  • Camera: 48-megapixe (combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam and a 2-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Second Best
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #2
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good
    Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

    With its 4.5 stars averaged from 1043 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.

  • Camera: 13-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 5-megapixel macro cam, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0, Quick Charge 3.0, 18W Fast Charge

  • Second opinion?
    Amazon ranks the best phones by shopper's choices... Check today's ranking

    Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #3
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

    Also, the OnePlus Nord comes with 5G network support, which was a staple facet among high-end Androids as of its 2020 market entry.

  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel depth lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #4
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a photography-driven high-end phone fitted with a penta-lens camera (108-megapixel main lens), a 5260mAh battery, a 6.47-inch 3D Curved AMOLED screen.

  • Camera: 108-megapixel (combined with a 12-megapixel portrait cam, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 5-megapixel telephoto cam, and a 2-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #5
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

  • Camera: 50-megapixel (Ultra Vision Camera combined with a 40-megapixel Cine Cam, a 12-megapixel SuperSensing telephoto cam, and a 3D depth-sensing cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1 (with BLE)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

    The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is an imaging-first flagship phablet whose key perks include a quad-lens camera led by a 108-megapixel main lens, a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, and up to 16GB's worth of RAM.

  • Camera: 108-megapixel (wide-angle cam combined with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 48-megapixel telephoto cam, and a VGA DepthVision cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0 (with ANT+ support)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel super-wide cam, a 2-megapixel macro cam, and a 2-megapixel depth cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0 (with Super Bluetooth, aptX, and LDAC)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

  • Camera: AI Quad Camera, 64-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 5-megapixel depth cam, and a 2-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1 (with Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

  • Camera: 12-megapixel (triple 12MP system -- one ultra-wide, one wide-angle, and one telephoto cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 64-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel wide-angle cam, a 2-megapixel depth cam, and a 2-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 12.2-megapixel (dual-pixel main cam combined with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0 (+ LE)
  • Also, the iPhone 12 is the first iPhone to offer 5G out of the gate, making it comparable with some high-profile 2020 Androids connectivity-wise.

  • Camera: 12-megapixel (dual 12-megapixel cameras -- one ultra-wide, one wide-angle)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 12-megapixel (dual 12MP cameras -- one ultra-wide, one wide-angle)
  • *
    NFC smartphones have many applications outside electronic payments. NFC tags, these little chips that sell for almost nothing online, are a good example. Hide one in your doorway and program your phone to raise the volume when you just lightly brush it. Put another one in your bedroom to send a good night text message to your lover before going to bed and another one to launch your daily news in the morning.

    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.



  • Camera: 12-megapixel (triple 12MP system -- one ultra-wide, one wide-angle, and one telephoto cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • The Sony Xperia 5 II is a high-class multimedia smartphone packing specs like a 6.1-inch 21:9 HDR OLED screen, a triple 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 5G-ready eight-core 2.84GHz processor.

  • Camera: 12-megapixel (It has a triple 12-megapixel camera setup)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1
  • Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Camera: 64-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel wide-angle cam and two 2-megapixel sub-cams)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 12-megapixel (combined with a FLIR thermal camera)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 13-megapixel
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 12-megapixel (combined with a 64-megapixel telephoto cam and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a 0.3-megapixel photosensitive lens)
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a 0.3-megapixel photosensitive lens)
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is a premium-class gaming smartphone boasting specs like a 3.1GHz eight-core engine with 5G network support, an 8K-video-capable triple camera, and 16GB's worth of RAM.

  • Camera: 64-megapixel (combined with a 13-megapixel wide-angle cam and a 5-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE)
  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 16-megapixel Action Cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • The LG Velvet is a large-screen multimedia smartphone equipped with a 6.8-inch 20.5:9 OLED display, an 5G-enabled octa-core engine, and a triple-lens primary camera (48-megapixel main lens).

  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel wide-angle cam and a 5-megapixel depth cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1 BLE
  • Camera: 16-megapixel (combined with a 2-megapixel portrait cam and a 2-megapixel macro cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 12-megapixel (combined with a 20-megapixel depth cam and a 0.3-megapixel photosensitive lens -- It has four cameras, but Cubot only mentions 3)
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Camera: 13-megapixel (combined with a 0.3-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel night vision/infrared cam and a 0.3-megapixel fixed-focus sub-cam -- They also mention a 2MP cam instead of VGA)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 48-megapixel (combined with 8- and 5-megapixel sub-cams)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Camera: 16-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • * Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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