NFC Enabled Phones

Does your phone have NFC ?

A few years ago there were no more than a handful of phones supporting NFC. Now, all of the top ten manufacturers sell NFC phones. Over time, this phone list has grown and it’s regularly updated to keep the list as accurate as possible. Please use this as a guideline only because there are regional variations.

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Does the iPhone have NFC ?

Sort of. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have NFC, but only for payments. The iPhones 7, 8 and X also have NFC for payments but additionally, with iOS 11 and an NFC App, they can read NFC tags. The latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR have NFC for payments and can read NFC tags with or without an additional App. At present, no iPhone can write to an NFC tag.

The latest generation of iPhones, the XS, XS Max and XR are the first to be able to read NFC out of box. It’s not known whether Apple will add native tag reading into any previous generations of iPhone. At the time of writing, NFC.Today think that it is unlikely that this will happen.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were the first Apple iPhone mobile phones with NFC technology built in. However, while you can use NFC in the iPhone 6/6S to make payments, you can’t and won’t be able to use it to read NFC Tags.

There’s some important notes here. Firstly, the iPhone 7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR can only read NFC tags. They cannot yet write. Whether they will be able to write in the future is not known. Secondly, and very importantly as mentioned, unlike Android, at the time of writing there was no native support within iOS on the 7, 8 or X for reading NFC tags. This means that users will need to download an App to scan an NFC tag.

If you have an iPhone 7, 8 or X, we have put together a tutorial on how to read NFC tags with an iPhone to get you started. If you have an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, just hold your iPhone close to an encoded NFC tag.

Which NFC tags are compatible with my phone ?

Many of NFC tags available on the market are compatible with all mobile phones. The exception is the ‘MIFARE® Classic 1k’ chip which does not work with all mobiles. The MIFARE Classic 1k is not listed for compatibility any more here because it is really now more of a specialist chip.

There is another more common problem that is listed here which is that Windows phones require that NFC tags with an MFIARE Ultralight® chip are formatted (‘NDEF formatted’) before they can be encoded by the phone. On the table below, this is indicated this with ‘format‘.

Current NFC Enabled Phones

Manufacturer Model Platform
Apple iPhone 6 iOS
Apple iPhone 6s iOS
Apple iPhone 6s Plus iOS
Apple iPhone 7 iOS
Apple iPhone 7 Plus iOS
Apple iPhone 8 iOS
Apple iPhone 8 Plus iOS
Apple iPhone X iOS
Apple iPhone Xr iOS
Apple iPhone XS iOS
Apple iPhone XS Max iOS
Asus Padfone 2 Android
Asus ZenFone 5Z Android
Blackberry BlackBerry Z30 Blackberry
Blackberry Classic Blackberry
Blackberry Passport Blackberry
Blackberry P’9982 Porsche Design Blackberry
Blackberry P’9983 Porsche Design Blackberry
Blackberry Priv Android
Blackberry Q5 Blackberry
Google Nexus 5X Android
Google Nexus 6P Android
Google Pixel Android
Google Pixel 2 Android
Google Pixel 3 Android
Google Pixel XL Android
Honor Honor Play Android
Honor Honor 9 Android
Honor Honor 10 Android
Honor Honor 10 Lite Android
HTC Desire 610 Android
HTC Desire 816 Android
HTC Desire Eye Android
HTC HTC One (M8) Android
HTC One M8s Android
HTC One M9 Android
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Android
Huawei P20 Android
Huawei P20 Pro Android
Huawei Ascend G620S Android
Huawei Ascend P7 Android
LG G2 Android
LG G2 Mini Android
LG G3 Android
LG G4 Android
LG Optimus 4X HD Android
LG Optimus L5 Android
LG Optimus L7 II Android
LG V10 Android
LG G7 ThinQ Android
Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows Phone
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Windows Phone
Microsoft Lumia 950 Windows Phone
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone
Motorola Motorola G6 Android
Motorola Motorola G6 Plus Android
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Android
Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 735 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 830 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone
OnePlus 5T Android
OnePlus 6 Android
OnePlus 6T Android
Poco Poco F1 Android
Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone
Samsung Galaxy A3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Android
Samsung Galaxy A5 Android
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Android
Samsung Galaxy A8 Android
Samsung Galaxy A9 Android
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Android
Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Android
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Android
Samsung Galaxy Express 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy Fame Android
Samsung Galaxy J1 Android
Samsung Galaxy J5 Android
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Android
Samsung Galaxy J6 Android
Samsung Galaxy J6+ Android
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Android
Samsung Galaxy Mega Android
Samsung Galaxy note 3 Neo Duos Android
Samsung Galaxy note 4 Android
Samsung Galaxy note 7 Android
Samsung Galaxy note 8 Android
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Android
Samsung Galaxy S7 Android
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android
Samsung Galaxy S9 Android
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Android
Samsung Galaxy S10 Android
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy Young Android
Samsung S5 Neo Android
Samsung S6 edge+ Android
Sony Xperia C4 Android
Sony Xperia E1 Android
Sony Xperia E3 Android
Sony Xperia E5 Android
Sony Xperia L1 Android
Sony Xperia M2 Android
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Android
Sony Xperia M5 Android
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Android
Sony Xperia X Android
Sony Xperia X Compact Android
Sony Xperia X Performance Android
Sony Xperia XA Android
Sony Xperia XA Ultra Android
Sony Xperia XA1 Android
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android
Sony Xperia XZ Android
Sony Xperia XZ2 Android
Sony Xperia XZ3 Android
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android
Sony Xperia Z Android
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Android
Sony Xperia Z2 Android
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android
Sony Xperia Z3+ Android
Sony Xperia Z5 Android
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Android
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Android
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi 8 Android

Legacy Mobile Phones

Manufacturer Model Platform
Acer CloudMobile S500 Android
Acer Liquid E Android
Acer Liquid E1 Android
Acer Liquid Express E320 Android
Acer Liquid Glow E330 Android
Acer Liquid S2 Android
Blackberry Bold 9790 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Bold 9900 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Bold 9930 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9350 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9360 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9370 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9380 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Q10 Blackberry
Blackberry Z10 Blackberry
Google Galaxy Nexus Android
Google Nexus 10 Android
Google Nexus 4 Android
Google Nexus 5 Android
Google Nexus 6 Android
Google Nexus 7 (Current Version) Android
Google Nexus 7 (Older Versions) Android
Google Nexus S Android
HTC 8X Windows Phone
HTC Amaze 4G Android
HTC Desire C Android
HTC Evo 4G LTE Android
HTC First Android
HTC J Butterfly Android
HTC One Android
HTC One Dual Sim Android
HTC One Max Android
HTC One Mini 2 Android
HTC One SV Android
HTC One VX Android
HTC One X Android
HTC One X+ Android
HTC One XL Android
Huawei Ascend G6 Android
Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone
Intel AZ210 Android
LG Escape Android
LG Optimus Vu Android
LG Optimus Vu 2 Android
LG Prada 3.0 Android
LG Spectrum 2 Android
Motorola Droid Razr HD Android
Motorola Droid Razr I Android
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Android
Motorola Moto X Play Android
Motorola Moto X Style Android
Motorola Photon Q Android
Nokia 603 Symbian
Nokia 6131 Nokia OS
Nokia 6212 Classic Nokia OS
Nokia 6216 Classic Nokia OS
Nokia 700 Symbian
Nokia 701 Symbian
Nokia 808 PureView Symbian
Nokia C7 Symbian
Nokia Lumia 610 NFC Version Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 620 NFC Version Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 720 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 810 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone
Nokia N9 MeeGo
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Android
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android
Samsung Galaxy note 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy note 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy note 3 Neo Android
Samsung Galaxy note Edge Android
Samsung Galaxy S2 Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom Android
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Android
Samsung Galaxy Young 2 Android
Samsung Wave 578 Bada
Sony SmartWatch2 Android
Sony Xperia Acro S Android
Sony Xperia Ion Android
Sony Xperia L Android
Sony Xperia M Android
Sony Xperia M Dual Android
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Android
Sony Xperia P Android
Sony Xperia S Android
Sony Xperia SL Android
Sony Xperia Sola Android
Sony Xperia sola Android
Sony Xperia SP Android
Sony Xperia T Android
Sony Xperia T3 Android
Sony Xperia TX Android
Sony Xperia V Android
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Android
Sony Xperia Z1 Android
Sony Xperia Z3 Android
Sony Xperia ZL Android