The best smartphones with NFC in different price categories

NFC is short for Near Field Communication, meaning a type of wireless communication between devices located at a close distance. It allows you to quickly share files and make contactless payments like Google Pay. Most high-end smartphones have an NFC module built in, which is not true of the mid-range and lower-end devices.

If you are looking for a phone with NFC connectivity, our selection will help you navigate the offers available on the market at the moment.

Best NFC Flagship: Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus

Both Galaxy S9 models have built-in NFC module and both of them support Samsung Pay. The Plus model offers a slightly more solid filling in comparison with its younger brother: a dual camera, a larger screen diagonal (6.2 inches versus 5.8), more RAM (6 GB instead of 4) and a more capacious battery. All other parameters are identical, this applies to the Snapdragon 845 chipset (Exynos 9810), the headphone jack and the variable camera aperture.

In both the S9 and S9 Plus models, the fingerprint scanner is finally placed differently-not next to the camera, which is much more convenient.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S95. 8-inch Super AMOLED screen 2960 x 1440, 570 PP Processor Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 98104 GB RAM64 GB internal memory, microSD expansion up to 400 GB12MP main camera, 8MP - Front-mounted Removable battery for 3000mAh Android 8.0 Oreo147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, 163gcharacteristics of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen 2960 x 1440, 529 PP Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 98106 GB RAM64 GB internal memory, microSD expansion up to 400 GB Dual main camera for 12 MP, 8 MP front - mounted removable battery for 3500 Machandroid 8.0 Oreo158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, 189 gDostable Mentions:Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

The latest flagships from Huawei - P20 and P20 Pro-debuted not so long ago. The Pro is a more advanced model, offering, in addition to the sensational triple camera, a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen, a Kirin 970 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and a 4000 mAh battery. The P20 is a largely identical model with a slightly smaller screen (5.8 inches LCD), two cameras instead of three, 4 GB of RAM, a less capacious 3,400 mAh battery, and a lower dust and moisture protection rating (IP53 vs. IP67).

Google Pixel 2 XL

This device impresses with its high-end parameters – and the stock version of Android, and one of the best cameras on the smartphone market (despite the lack of a second lens), and a large 6-inch P-OLED screen, and, of course, a powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4 GB of RAM. The picture is complemented by dual front-facing speakers, a 3520 mAh battery and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory.

The IP67 rating is present, as is NFC, the presence of which is crucial for this article. But the 3.5-mm headphone jack, alas, is not provided..

Best Mid-range Smartphone with NFC: Moto Z2 Play

In addition to the NFC module, which, by the way, is not present in all mid-range smartphones, in the Moto Z2 Play you will find support for Moto Mods modules that expand the capabilities of this device. They are mounted to its body on magnets, turning the phone into a projector, adding a battery, speakers, and so on.The Moto Z2 Play offers a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 626 processor, 3.4 GB of RAM, and 32 / 64 GB of internal storage. The phone is not waterproof, but it has a water-repellent coating. The 3000 mAh battery supports fast charging, and a standard headphone jack is present.

Features of Moto Z2 Play:5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen 1920 x 1080, 401 PPI Snapdragon 6263 processor/4 GB RAM32/64 GB of internal memory, expandable by microSD slot up to 256 GB Main camera 12 MP and 5MP front-mounted 3000 mAh rechargeable battery Android 7.1.1 Nougat156.2 x 76.2 x 6 mm, 145 GB Worth mentioning:HTC U11 Life

HTC U11 Life - a great choice in the mid – range smartphone category. In addition to the NFC module, it offers a stylish Liquid Surface mirror design, a 5.2-inch Super LCD 1080p display, a Snapdragon 630 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, as well as a 16 MP main and front cameras and a 2600 mAh battery. It doesn't have a mini-jack for headphones, but it comes with its own USonic headphones with active noise cancellation.

Nokia 7 Plus

Nokia 7 Plus is an improved version of the Nokia 7, released in October last year. It pleases owners with a larger screen (6.0 instead of 5.2 inches), a fresher chipset (Snapdragon 660 vs 630) and a more capacious battery (3800 vs 3000 mAh). It has a built-in dual camera, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory and a fingerprint scanner. This device has minimal frames around the screen and is enclosed in a solid aluminum case. The NFC module, of course, is present.

The best budget smartphone with NFC: Nokia 3

A good budget phone with NFC is not so easy to find. The best choice here, perhaps, will be the Nokia 3. It does not strike the imagination, but it is quite good - a 5-inch HD display, a MediaTek MT6737 processor with 2 GB of RAM. For gaming or multitasking, this is not enough, but for searching for information on the Internet and communicating in social networks - just right.

This budget device has two built – in 8 MP cameras-the main and front, 15 GB of internal memory, expandable to 128 GB and a 2630 mAh battery. It runs on the stock version of Android Nougat and is enclosed in a plastic case with an aluminum frame.

Nokia 3 Features: 5.0-inch IPS LCD screen 1,280 x 720, 294 PP PROCESSOR MediaTek MT67372 GB RAM16 GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 128 GB8 MP main camera, 8 MP front-detachable battery for 2630 mAh Android 7.0 Nougat143. 4 x 71.4 x 8.5 mm, 140 gDostoin Mentions:Sony Xperia L1

The Xperia L1 debuted in March 2017. This device offers a 5.5-inch HD display, a MediaTek MT6737T chipset, of course an NFC chip, as well as 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory on board. The rest of the specifications are a 13 MP camera, a 2620 mAh battery, and the Android Nougat operating system with a custom interface from Sony.