List of Samsung Phones with NFC Support (And Top 5)
Samsung phones with NFC can be used to make payments via Google Pay and Samsung Pay without the need for a credit card or cash. NFC can also be used to transfer data such as contacts, photos, videos, etc between two devices that support it.
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List of Samsung Phones with NFC
- Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra
- Samsung A14 5G
- Samsung A04s
- Samsung Z Fold 4
- Samsung Z Flip 4
- Samsung A23 and A23 5G
- Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra
- Samsung A13 and A13 5G
- Samsung A33 5G
- Samsung A53 5G
- Samsung A73 5G
- Samsung Z Fold 3 5G
- Samsung Z Flip 3 5G
- Samsung S21, S21 Plus, S21 FE, and S21 Ultra
- Samsung S20, S20 Plus, S20 FE, and S20 Ultra
- Samsung S10, S10 Lite, S10 Plus, S10 5G, and S10e
- Samsung S9 and S9 Plus
- Samsung Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Lite
- Samsung Note 9
- Samsung A12
- Samsung A21s
- Samsung A22 5G
- Samsung A32 and A32 5G
- Samsung A03s
- Samsung A42 5G
- Samsung A51
- Samsung A52, A52 5G, and A52s 5G
- Samsung A71
- Samsung A72
- Samsung Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Z Flip
- Samsung Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Fold 5G
- Samsung Fold
Top 5 Samsung Phones with NFC
1.) Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra come with full NFC support. Like their predecessor, they can be used on both the Google and Samsung Pay platforms. They can be used for a series of other contactless payment platforms too.
The S23 family phones are equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+ support, a 120Hz high refresh rate, and an infinity-O display.
However, there are some discrepancies in display size and screen resolution. The S23 and S23 Plus are equipped with a 2304 x 1080 pixels screen resolution while the S23 Ultra is equipped with a 3088 x 1440 pixels screen resolution.
The S23 Ultra is also 6.8 inches in screen size while the S23 Plus and S23 are 6.6 inches and 6.1 inches in screen size respectively.
These three devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset and they run on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 out of the box.
2.) Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
Both Samsung and Google Pay work on Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. The trio are fully NFC-enabled.
Samsung S22 family phones are powered by Qualcomm’s snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (for the US variant) and this chipset uses Adreno 730 to handle all graphics-intensive tasks. They have also all received One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 update.
S22 is 6.1 inches in screen size with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, S22 Plus is 6.6 inches with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution while the S22 Ultra is 6.8 inches with 3088 x 1440 pixel resolution.
The trio uses a 120Hz high refresh rate and supports HDR10+. While the S22 has a peak brightness of 1300 nits, the S22 Plus and S22 Ultra have 1750 nits peak brightness. They are all equipped with ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors.
Samsung S22 and S22 Plus are similar in design while the S22 Ultra has a design that we are used to seeing on the Note series. But with Note 20 family from 2020 being the last time Samsung announced a Note, there have been a lot of speculations about the manufacturer moving on from it.
3.) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
This is one of the latest foldable phones from Samsung. It comes with NFC support among many other features.
Samsung is a 120Hz high refresh rate display device that can also boast of a big 6.7-inches screen with 2640 x 1080 pixels resolution when unfolded. Its unfolded display is plastic with 1200 nits brightness.
It is powered by Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which uses Adreno 730 GPU. It is currently upgradable to One UI 5.1 based on Android 13. It is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which also doubles as its power button.
4.) Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
Samsung A73 5G is one of the top mid-range phones out there and it supports NFC. It can be used to make payments using platforms like Samsung and Google Pay.
It is a 6.7-inches device with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and features the smooth 120Hz high refresh rate on its Super AMOLED Plus panel. Combine that with 800 nits of brightness and you have a mid-range device with an almost flagship-like display quality.
A73 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 5G processor which uses Adreno 642L GPU. Current users of the device have received Android 13 with the flavor of One UI 5.1.
5.) Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
This is another mid-range champion from Samsung with NFC support. A53 5G is one of the most shipped Samsung phones in 2022 and nobody should be surprised.
It is a 6.5-inches Super AMOLED smartphone with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), and a 120Hz high refresh rate. It has a maximum brightness of 800 nits.
Powering the A53 5G is Samsung’s Exynos 1280 chipset which uses Mali-G68 GPU to handle graphics-related tasks.
While it was announced with One UI 4.1 based on Android 12, it is currently upgradable to One UI 5 based on Android 13. Like the A73 5G above, it is equipped with an Optical in-display fingerprint sensor.
What is NFC and How Does it Work?
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. Its working principle is similar to other forms of wireless communication or signals such as WIFI and Bluetooth that are capable of transferring and receiving information over radio waves just that, NFC operates within a short range than them.
Two devices with NFC must be within 10cm or 4 inches of each other for them to connect and be able to send and receive information/data.
All Samsung flagship phones from the Galaxy S3 to their latest flagships; Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra support NFC. All Samsung Note from the Note II to the Note 20 Ultra, also supports this technology.
Most of Samsung’s mid-range phones on the A series that was launched in 2022 also come with this feature and it works well on them too.
Do all Samsung phones have NFC? No, but many of them do, especially if you are buying a flagship or mid-range phone announced and made available in 2020 upward.
Above are all Samsung phones with NFC. However, it is worth mentioning that the availability of this feature is market-dependent. The above list is for the United States.
Near Field Communication isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it is going to become more popular as mobile payments such as Samsung and Google Pay become more popular and go mainstream.
To turn on NFC on your Samsung phone, just go to settings and tap on connections. Then, tap on NFC and contactless payments and tap on the toggle to turn it on and off.
To use it for payment on your Galaxy phone, just tap on contactless payments after turning NFC on and select either Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
This payment can be for public transportation, groceries, etc. So far there is a contactless reader with NFC support, you are good to go.