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5 Main Functions Of NFC Smartphone

apple pay for iPhone and iWatch

NFC function has become a standard configure of smartphones in nowadays, but how can this NFC function help us in our life, and what can we do with it?



For example, Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is a contactless payment technology for Apple devices, it is developed with a basis of NFC technology which supports most major credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Emerican Express, Union Pay, etc.  Without NFC technology, the payment function cannot be realized.



For example, Tap & Go MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

Only if there is a “Tap and Go” sign on the bus, or the metro entrance, that means you can access with your NFC phone without buying any tickets or transportation cards. But of course you need to add your credit card or debit card into the wallet in your phone first, if payment failed, you will not be allowed to enter in the bus or metro gate.


Access Control

As the same theory of “transportation”, your NFC smartphone can be used as an access control card. But what’s different from the above application, access control is usually realized by encoding or encrypting with certain data inside the phone. Once the system detects the data inside your NFC phone, it will issue a command to the lock to open or not open the door. Furthermore, you can set an alarm in the system that in case somebody is trying to open the door without correct command, you will notice the potential danger immediately.


Data Transferring

NFC smartphone can be used as an NFC tag or an NFC reader simultaneously. Therefore, you can transfer the files, pictures, videos in your NFC phone with another NFC phone easily and very quickly. Just choose the files you want to share, simply tap your phone to the other one, the transfer is done – just make sure the NFC function in both phones are turned on.


Authenticity Checking

In the past, most sellers are using QR code for anti-counterfeiting. But since QR code technology is easily to be decrypted and copied, many sellers in nowadays especially luxury brands are using NFC technology for anti-counterfeiting. This, of course is based on the widely usage of NFC phones, that they know their consumers can easily check the authenticity of their products with their NFC phones with a simple tap. The high security of NFC available with 3DES encryption gaurantees their products from being copied.


Related product link

NFC card 

NFC sticker


Then which phones support the above functions? We listed all the models in below, check and see whether your mobile phone is on the list;


iPhone – There needs a further explanation that iPhone’s NFC only supports Apple Pay and detecting data inside NFC tag yet. To be used for detecting data inside NFC tag, the version has to be IOS 13 or later; for Apple Pay, check Apple’s official instructions here.


  • Mate Xs, Mate X
  • Mate 30 RS Porsche, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 10 Porsche, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Porsche, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 8, Mate 7, Mate S
  • P40 Pro+, P40 Pro, P40, P30 Pro, P30, P20 Pro, P20, P10 Plus, P10, P10 young, P8 YOUNG(4G)
  • Nova 7 Pro, Nova 7, Nova 6, Nova 5 Pro, Nova 2s
  • Maimang 6


  • Honor V30 Pro, Honor V30, Honor V20, Honor V10, Honor V9, Honor V8
  • Honor 30 Pro, Honor 30, Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, Honor 10, Honor 9, Honor 8, Honor 7, Honor 6, Honor 6 plus
  • Honor Magic 2. Honor Magic
  • Honor Play4 Pro
  • HonorX10 Max
  • Honor Note 10


  • Pixel series
  • Project Ara
  • Nexus SERIES


  • W20 5G, Z Flip, Fold
  • S20 Ultra 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 5G, S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S9+,S9, S8+,S8, S7 Edge, S7, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge. S6,S5,S4
  • A series
  • J7 Pro, J7+, J7 (2016), J7, J5(2016), J5, J4+, J3 Pro, J3(2017),J3
  • Note 20 Ultra 5G, Note20 5G, Note10+ 5G, Note 10+,Note 10, Note 10 Life, Note 9, Note 8, Note 7, Note 5, Note 4, Note3 N9006, Note 3 N9008V, Note3 N9008S
  • C9 Pro, C7 Pro,C7,C5 Pro,C5
  • GRAND Prime, Mega2, Alpha G8508S, Core Lite4G, CORE Advance
  • W2019 series, W2018 Series, W2017, W2016, W2015
  • Lingshi 8, Lingshi 3 G9198


  • KEYone
  • 9900
  • 9810
  • 9810(4G)


  • Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950, Lumia 930, Lumia 925, Lumia 920, Lumia 650, Lumia 640 xl, Lumia 640
  • Nokia 9 pureview, Nokia 8 Sireocco, Nokia 8, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7
  • Nokia N9


  • Lemon X3
  • Lenovo VIBE P2
  • Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, Lenovo Z5 Pro
  • Moto lime
  • Moto Z 2018
  • Moto Z3,Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z
  • Moto X, Moto X style
  • Moto G7 Plus


  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Sony Xperia XZ s, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony Xperia XZ2, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, Sony Xperia XAI Plus, Sony Xperia XA1
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z3+Dual, Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony XperiaLT29i, Sony LT26i
  • Sony Xperia L1
  • Sony Xperia E5
  • Sony MT27i


  • MIUI 10 series
  • MIUI CC9 series
  • MIUI Note 3, MIUI Note 2


  • K30 SERIES
  • 10x 5G
  • Note 8 Pro


  • Meizu 17 Pro, Meizu 17, Meizu 16s
  • Meizu PRO 6 Plus, Meizu PRO 5
  • Meizu MX 4 Pro, Meizu MX3(32G)
  • Meizu Note M1


  • Reno4 Pro, Reno4, Reno 3, Reno3 Pro, Reno 3, Reno2 Z, Reno 2, Reno Z, Reno 10, Reno
  • Find X2 Pro series, Find X2, Find 9, Find 7, Find 5
  • Ace2, Rena Ace
  • N5209, N5207
  • 3007, 3005
  • A7n, A37
  • N3,N1
  • R17 Pro
  • K7,K5


  • X50 Pro+, X50 Pro, X50, X30 Pro, X30, X27 Pro
  • NEX 3 5G, NEX 3
  • X play 3S, X play
  • X5 Pro
  • S7


  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U12 Life, HTC U12 +, HTC U11+, HTC U11, HTC U11 EYES
  • HTC 10 lifestyle, HTC 10
  • New HTC One, HTC One E9+, HTC One M9, HTC One(M8)
  • HTC Desire 626


  • LG G5, LG G4,LG G3,LG G2
  • Beat
  • Q6+, Q6
  • LG V35 ThinQ, LG V30 Plus, LG V30, LG V20, LG V10
  • LG Stylus 2 Plus
  • LG AKA
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