Near field communication (NFC) is still a top feature that most users look for in today’s smartphones. Other than the ability for quick data transfer between devices (held together in proximity), NFC phones also allow for faster and safer operation of payments services through applications such as BHIM UPI and Google Pay.
For the modern user, buying a phone with NFC makes sense. It’s an added feature that improves mobile functionality and security to communicate only with devices that you trust and are in front of you.
But what are some of the latest mobile phone models that offer NFC? With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi taking over the inexpensive smartphone market, what are some cool options available to you in India? We at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store have picked some of the best. Take a look below!
With Samsung ruling the roost here, we have also added an option from Nokia considering the growing popularity of their models. Pick one that fits your budget and style.
This is a top pick for obvious reasons; the two options of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Other than the NFC chip, it comes with a host of pleasing features like an in-display fingerprint scanner, a resourceful S pen that allows for gesture control (a cool addition to regular types if you want to stand out, in style), an additional camera-sensor at the back for heightened sensing capabilities, and a no-holds-barred expandable storage.
The missing headphone jack shouldn’t be a problem in this wireless audio listening age. Or should it? (If it is, check out the next three options on this list.)
Quick Specs – Galaxy Note 10
Quick Specs – Galaxy Note 10 Plus
As mentioned, Nokia really turned the tables around when it launched its new smartphone series. Nokia 4.2 is an Android One model with a sleek form, two rear cameras, and thankfully a headphone jack. This is one of the phones that has a lot to offer at lot less a price.
If you’re low on budget and still need to get an NFC phone with all the latest features, the Samsung Galaxy A50 is another great pick. A rear fingerprint scanner, expandable storage, and very thin bezels. It’s the type of a phone that you gift your cousin (because of the low price) and still win their heart.
Talking about cousins, this is a distant, cheaper alternative of the above model. In addition to the usual kinks and an NFC chip,Galaxy A2 0s sports a larger display (for those binges), Android Pie OS, and a long-running battery with 4,000 mAh power output.
While we hope this list has made your hunt for the best NFC phone easier, there’s another issue that we would like to help you tackle. Where to buy from so that you get maximum benefit? The Bajaj Finserv EMI Store is a great option that provides one-day delivery, no cost EMI, easy exchange offers & great offers on refurbished phone. We also have some of the best deals on new smartphones.
There is no way to add NFC functionality in a non-NFC handset. However, there are standalone kits available in the market that claim to provide some support.
Somewhat important if you are high on security. As finance fraud through mobile phones sees an increase, NFC has become a saviour for secure transactions. (E.g.: you can use NFC to approve a transaction at Big Bazaar.)
Two devices need to be held close to each other (less than 4 cms apart) before communication can begin. After the first device has toggled the NFC option through settings, the other device has to be brought closer to it. A prompt will show up, after which files (images, videos, documents, etc.) can be shared seamlessly at a speed in the range of 100 kbps and 400 kbps. Android Beam is a supportive tool for NFC.
For data communication between devices (using Android beam), remote control of devices, and financial transactions.
No. NFC is not an application and it cannot be installed. It requires hardware support (external chip).
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