NFC mobile devices

New Google devices

Google has added the Nexus 4 mobile phone and a large Nexus 10 tablet to its range of products.

Both offer NFC and a very high level of quality and apps. We recommend them along with the Nexus 7 tablet.

NEXUS range including 4,7 and 10

Phones available to purchase today

This list is up-to-date as at September 2012 and it's from

Generally, we use Google Nexus equipment since it is allows the greatest flexibility with personalisation and the devices work well with NFC tags and Android Apps.

Not all the devices in this list are Android devices so some do use different software to write and read NFC tags. We can work with alternative systems but prefer Android at this time.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Google Galaxy Nexus
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Google reference handset and is now shipping in the UK and the US. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The HTC One X is the new 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. The One X — previously known by the codename HTC Edge — will be available from April 2012.

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.

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 T20.

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).

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 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."

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the Korean phone maker's latest flagship handset. The device features NFC functionality as standard in all markets.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 II.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

■Chinese phone manufacturer Hedy is supplying SWP-compliant NFC handsets for China Unicom's NFC roll out, using an NFC controller manufactured by Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics.
■Shanghai Simcom is also manufacturing NFC handsets using Shanghai Fudan components. The EVDO phones are marketed under the East Com brand name.

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