NFC is a modern contactless communication technology that is designed to transfer data between two devices located at a distance of up to 10 centimeters from each other. Gradually, this module is gaining popularity, but at the moment it is not installed on all mobile devices. What Xiaomi smartphones with NFC module currently exist?
Like most other manufacturers, Xiaomi only implements the NFC module in premium devices.
NFC module equipped with:
And also Xiaomi Mi 2A. As you can see, the 4th generation of smartphones in the MI series is missing from the list, namely Xiaomi Mi 4. This is due to the fact that in 2014, at the time of the release of this device, Xiaomi did not strongly believe in the success of NFC technology and simply excluded this module from the list of necessary components of its mobile device.
However, later, the manufacturer changed his mind and, deciding to keep up with competitors, began to equip his top-end devices with this module again.
Unfortunately, the nfc module in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 phone (like in any other mobile device of the Xiaomi Redmi line) is missing, which means you cannot use all the delights of this technology on budget smartphones. You can also do the same with Xiaomi Mi A2, where nfc is missing despite the more premium positioning of the Android One line.
It is possible that in 2019 Xiaomi will still begin to install NFC in its low-cost phones and they will be able to compete with smartphones of other brands worth up to 200.
How to enable NFC on Xiaomi?
To enable the NFC module, you need to go into the system settings and select the “Advanced Functions” item from the “Wireless Networks” subsection, where in the window that opens, activate the “NFC” switch.
After that, you should activate the Android Beam item if it is disabled (the NFC function in Xiaomi is turned on in this way and is designed for wireless data transfer with a short range).
By turning on the NFC module, the smartphone has the opportunity to exchange data with other mobile devices, tablets, as well as read the gradually gaining popularity of NFC-tags.