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Does my 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.

Use this as a guideline only because there are regional variations and phone manufacturers can change specification. Always check with the phone vendor before making a purchase.

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The current most popular searches are Apple iPhone XS, Apple iPhone XR, Apple iPhone XS Max, Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Pixel 3.

Find your phone in the full NFC enabled phone list further down this page.

NFC Enabled Phone List – Does my phone have NFC ?

Does the iPhone have NFC ?

From the iPhone 6 onwards, yes. However, NFC functionality will depend on your generation of iPhone and the software you are running.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have NFC, but only for payments. They cannot scan NFC tags either with or without an App.

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. In addition, the iPhone XS and XR can encode NFC tags when running the latest iOS 13 software.

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, Seritag 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 ever be able to use them 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 unless you have the latest iOS 13 software. 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 on these phones still need to download and open 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. Note that the tag does need to be encoded. A blank NFC tag will create no response.

Which NFC tags can I use with my phone ?

Seritag sell a wide range of NFC tags and all our stock NTAG213, NTAG210micro and iCODE SLIX tags will work with all NFC enabled mobile phones. If you are looking for tags to get started, then choose the NTAG series chip and you won’t go wrong.

There are some other NFC chips on the market that Seritag do not sell, such as the ‘MIFARE® Classic 1k’ which will not work with all phones and is not NFC Forum compatible. We would recommend that you do not buy tags with this chip.

Generally, select the largest size NFC tag that you can use up to around 40mm. Larger tags do scan better. If you aren’t sure than our popular 29mm size is a good place to start.

If you need advice on which NFC tags will work best for you, then don’t hesitate to contact us.

Manufacturer Model
AppleiPhone 11
AppleiPhone 11 Pro
AppleiPhone 6
AppleiPhone 6s
AppleiPhone 6s Plus
AppleiPhone 7
AppleiPhone 7 Plus
AppleiPhone 8
AppleiPhone 8 Plus
AppleiPhone SE 2020
AppleiPhone X
AppleiPhone Xr
AppleiPhone XS
AppleiPhone XS Max
AsusPadfone 2
AsusZenFone 5Z
GoogleNexus 5X
GoogleNexus 6P
GooglePixel 2
GooglePixel 3
GooglePixel 4
GooglePixel XL
Honor10 Lite
HTCDesire 610
HTCDesire 816
HTCDesire Eye
HTCOne (M8)
HTCOne M8s
HuaweiAscend G620S
HuaweiAscend P7
HuaweiMate 20 Pro
HuaweiP20 Pro
HuaweiP30 Pro
HuaweiP40 Pro
LGG2 Mini
LGG7 ThinQ
LGOptimus 4X HD
LGOptimus L5
LGOptimus L7 II
MotorolaG6 Plus
MotorolaMoto X 2nd Gen
SamsungGalaxy A3
SamsungGalaxy A3 (2016)
SamsungGalaxy A5
SamsungGalaxy A5 (2016)
SamsungGalaxy A8
SamsungGalaxy A9
SamsungGalaxy Alpha
SamsungGalaxy Core Advance
SamsungGalaxy Core Prime
SamsungGalaxy Express 2
SamsungGalaxy Fame
SamsungGalaxy J1
SamsungGalaxy J5
SamsungGalaxy J5 (2016)
SamsungGalaxy J6
SamsungGalaxy J6+
SamsungGalaxy K Zoom
SamsungGalaxy Mega
SamsungGalaxy Note 3 Neo Duos
SamsungGalaxy Note 4
SamsungGalaxy Note 7
SamsungGalaxy Note 8
SamsungGalaxy Note 9
SamsungGalaxy S10
SamsungGalaxy S10+
SamsungGalaxy S20
SamsungGalaxy S20+
SamsungGalaxy S3
SamsungGalaxy S5
SamsungGalaxy S6
SamsungGalaxy S6 Edge
SamsungGalaxy S7
SamsungGalaxy S7 edge
SamsungGalaxy S8
SamsungGalaxy S8+
SamsungGalaxy S9
SamsungGalaxy S9+
SamsungGalaxy Xcover 3
SamsungGalaxy Young
SamsungS5 Neo
SamsungS6 edge+
SamsungXperia X
SonyXperia C4
SonyXperia E1
SonyXperia E3
SonyXperia E5
SonyXperia L1
SonyXperia M2
SonyXperia M4 Aqua
SonyXperia M5
SonyXperia T2 Ultra
SonyXperia X Compact
SonyXperia X Performance
SonyXperia XA
SonyXperia XA Ultra
SonyXperia XA1
SonyXperia XA1 Ultra
SonyXperia XZ
SonyXperia XZ Premium
SonyXperia XZ2
SonyXperia XZ3
SonyXperia Z
SonyXperia Z1 Compact
SonyXperia Z2
SonyXperia Z3 Compact
SonyXperia Z5
SonyXperia Z5 Compact
SonyXperia Z5 Premiu
XiaomiXiaomi Mi 8
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