In the current smartphone market, no doubt NFC has been a very important feature for a good smartphone. NFC technology has been poised to reach critical mass, at least in the U.S., for years now. The NFC could enable everything from using your phone as a digital wallet, serving as a secure and convenient method of identification, to even unlocking your home's front door. Nearly all top-rated smartphones, except iPhone 5, come with NFC circuitry baked right in. Today, I would like to list some smartphones that have been considered to be the best NFC smartphones in the smartphone market currently.
HTC Droid DNA (Verizon)
Unquestionably the best Droid device Verizon has ever sold, the HTC Droid DNA is much more than a mobile fire-breather. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the DNA also uses NFC for easy Bluetooth pairing. The handset has built-in Qi wireless charging, too.
LG Nexus 4 (T-Mobile)
The freshest officially sanctioned Nexus handset, the LG Nexus 4 flaunts both a lovely glass design and elegant Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean user interface. Running the most recent version of Android available, the Nexus 4 also can use NFC to full Google effect. Specifically that means Android Beam to transfer application data such as pictures, Web sites, or contacts just by bumping phones together. Driven by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, the handset will likely receive fresh Android updates before any other phone.
As the company’s latest flagship, NFC is just one of the HTC One's many tricks. HTC One is by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, has a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a whopping 469ppi, 2GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage, non-expandable. It also has a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera, especially impressive in low-light conditions, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE (where applicable), Beats Audio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and it all runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.2.2, with HTC’s Sense 5.0 UI and features such as BlinkFeed and Zoe.
Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
The Nokia Lumia 920 forges new Windows Phone ground with wireless charging support and a highly sensitive screen you can use with gloves. Moreover, Nokia helps fill in Windows Phone OS gaps with a few missing features. Featuring Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software, the Lumia 920 is no exception. It uses NFC to connect to specially crafted accessories such as JBL wireless Bluetooth speakers, which also charge the phone sans wires, and the Nokia Purity Pro headphones by Monster.
When it first hit the market last fall, the Droid Razr Maxx HD was certainly one of the most fearsome mobile machines ever minted by Motorola. It not only mixed quick dual-core processing with a big, 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, plus a humongous 3,300mAh battery for amazing longevity, it also added an NFC chip, which it predecessors lacked. Now that Motorola has thrown in an update to Android Jelly Bean, it's an even more compelling option.
Samsung Galaxy S3 (multiple carriers)
No one can deny the global success of Samsung's Galaxy S3. Besides coming packed to the gills with excellent mobile components for a very attractive price, the handset's software was also top notch for its time. Complementing Android, now recently upgraded to 4.1 Jelly Bean, you'll find all the bells and whistles here, including NFC. Samsung also put its own spin on Android Beam, called S Beam, that merges NFC and Wi-Fi direct to push large files between compatible smartphones.
Blackberry's best, most powerful handset yet, the Z10 is attractive and boasts all the slickness the new BlackBerry 10 operating system can muster. Z10 comes with a 4.2 inch touch screen with 1280×768 pixels screen resolution. Meanwhile, the 1.5GHz TI OMAP4470 dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage memory ensures smooth experience. Its highly integrated PowerVR SGX544 GPU is 2.5 times of PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, which means it would produce better image effect. Thus, if you want to watch HD movies on BB10 Z10, it would not let you down.
Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)
Sony smartphones have long championed the virtues of NFC, and the latest Xperia device to hit a U.S. carrier, the Xperia TL, is cut from the same cloth. Finally boasting modern dual-core Snapdragon processing and a powerful camera, the handset also uses NFC to read Sony Smart Tag stickers to alter menu settings in a flash.