Mobile Phones Guide
The Complete Guide to Near Field Communications in Singapore
Understanding Near Field Communication
The Next Wave in Convenience
Besides 4G/LTE, the mobile world is also pushing for the rapid adoption of near field communication (NFC) technology among consumers. NFC-enabled smartphones have been introduced to the market as early as last year, and the momentum is set to pick up in the coming months with tablets and even notebooks incorporating NFC.
Several phone manufacturers such as Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony are working to build up an ecosystem for their users to enjoy NFC services. The three telcos also rolled out their respective credit, pre-paid and stored-value payment services through NFC-enabled mobile phones.
Through this guide, we hope to empower you about the basics of NFC, what you can do with it, how to get NFC services setup, the supporting merchants and much more!
NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
NEWS / 03 Sep 2014
With rumors of the next iPhone having NFC support, Apple could be working on some form of wireless payment system and it seems like they've been in talks with major payment system vendors. If this turns out to be true, it could re-shape point of sales transactions as we know it.
REVIEW / 22 Aug 2014
We had a few days with the just announced HTC Butterfly 2 and we feel that it melds the best of the old Butterfly series and the new One series. Here's our take on the Butterfly 2, which could be HTC's best smartphone yet this year.
FEATURE / 19 Aug 2014
HTC officially announced the Butterfly 2, the international model of the J Butterfly HTL23 in Tokyo, Japan this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Butterfly 2 and how it compares with the company's premium HTC One (M8).
NEWS / 19 Aug 2014
Every year, there are rumors that Apple will add Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to the iPhone. Apparently, 2014 isn't any different, with a new leaked wiring schematic from Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, indicating the presence of an NXP PN65V NFC chip on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6.
REVIEW / 11 Jun 2014
Of all the Android flagship smartphones, the LG G3 is the last one to be announced. To make up for lost time, the G3 comes packed with the best that LG has to offer such as a Quad-HD display, a rear camera with laser autofocus and a redesigned interface. Where does it stand among the competition? Find out in this review!
FEATURE / 28 May 2014
The new LG G3 is hardly a surprise as leaks and teaser videos flooded the Internet in the weeks leading up to today's official announcement. Are the leaks spot on this time or did LG have some more tricks up its sleeves? Read on to find out if the LG G3 is this season's best Android smartphone.
NEWS / 23 May 2014
LG Singapore today announced that the F70 - an entry-level Android smartphone with a 4.5-inch IPS display and 4G LTE connectivity - will be available for purchase from May 24.
NEWS / 30 Apr 2014
The Pocket Photo 2.0 features a slimmer design with increased battery life, and prints 2 x 3-inch pictures rendered at 313dpi. Using the improved Pocket Photo 2.0 app, you can connect your smartphone/tablet to the smart mobile printer to begin printing.
REVIEW / 29 Apr 2014
Jabra steps up their game with the Solemate Max, a mid-sized portable Bluetooth speaker that's resistant to dirt, water, and dust. Read on to find out how it sounds.
NEWS / 03 Apr 2014
Jabra's new wireless headset Rox is built from premium materials and promises full-spectrum Dolby Digital Plus on the go, with one small caveat. Read on to find out more.
REVIEW / 19 Mar 2014
The LG G Pro 2 has been billed as the "best of phablets" which is always learning from you. As the successor to the value-oriented Optimus G Pro phablet, what new features does the G Pro 2 bring to the table? Can LG take on Samsung and others in the phablet market? Find out in this review of their flagship product!
REVIEW / 02 Mar 2014
We saw the Creative Sound Blaster Roar earlier this year at CES and were blown away by its sheer output at its price point. Our initial preview article captured our first impressions of this punchy little wireless speaker after spending some time with it in a special session held at Creative's HQ. We've now obtained the final retail unit for review, so dive in and find out our final verdict!
NEWS / 21 Jan 2014
If you are interested to get the Xperia Z1 Compact, you can register your interest at Sony Singapore's website.
REVIEW / 23 Dec 2013
On the surface, the Yamaha NX-P100 looks like a standard portable, wireless, Bluetooth speaker. But under the hood it has a number of features that set it apart. Can the speaker also deliver performance to truly make it a cut above the rest?
NEWS / 05 Dec 2013
EZ-Link Pte Ltd today announced the world's first NFC mobile app for EZ-Link card top-ups. It promises to deliver convenience for consumers in Singapore and marks a step closer to transforming Singapore into a cashless society.