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!

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YotaPhone 2 review

YotaPhone 2: When one screen is not good enough

REVIEW / 30 Mar 2015 / 5 hours 50 min ago

The YotaPhone 2 is no ordinary Android smartphone; it comes with not one, but two displays - one on the front, the other on the rear. The YotaPhone 2 also packs notable specs, but more importantly, is this the smartphone concept of the future? We find out!

LG G Flex2 review

LG G Flex2 - Flexes ahead of the pack

REVIEW / 18 Feb 2015

The LG G Flex2 is the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered device to land in Singapore. Sporting a more manageable 5.5-inch curved display and ergonomic design, is the G Flex2 the Android smartphone to get this quarter? We find out in this review.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) review

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) - Compact and Speedy Intel Tablet

REVIEW / 11 Feb 2015

ASUS is taking the 8-inch tablet segment seriously with its MeMO Pad 8, which is powered by the latest Intel Atom 64-bit "Moorefield" processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. With the entry of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, is there still space for the ASUS MeMO Pad 8? We find out in this review.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

REVIEW / 30 Jan 2015

With the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7, Huawei officially enters the premium phablet market which is dominated by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Chinese company also stepped up its game with the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core chipset, a rear fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE CAT 6 support. How does the Ascend Mate 7 fare against the competition? Find out in this review.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

REVIEW / 20 Jan 2015

The Galaxy Alpha smartphone is Samsung's experiment on using metal for its body construct and is positioned to compete against the iPhone 6. Does Samsung's experimentation with the 4.7-inch Alpha pay off? We investigate.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+  review

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+: Finally, a curved screen that's actually useful

REVIEW / 21 Nov 2014

In Samsung's vision of the future, everything with a screen is curved. Even devices without curved form factors have curved displays, like the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which has a display that curves right off the edge of the phone like a tiny super AMOLED waterfall. But is the Note Edge the future of smartphones or just a gimmick? We find out.

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

FEATURE / 14 Oct 2014

Following the retail of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6 devices, Sony's six-month refresh cycle sees the availability of the Xperia Z3 and its smaller counterpart, the Z3 Compact. Competition in the market is fiercer than ever, but how do the new Sony smartphones fare? We have the details for you!

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+  review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+: More than big

REVIEW / 07 Oct 2014

Samsung finds itself in a precarious situation this year with two bigger iPhone 6 models breathing down its neck. Can Samsung, the company who started the phablet craze, defend its turf with the Galaxy Note 4 4G+? Let's find out in this detailed review!

Apple partnering American Express, MasterCard and Visa on a new payment system?

Apple partnering American Express, MasterCard and Visa on a new payment system?

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.

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

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.

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

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).

NFC chip spotted in rumored iPhone 6 schematic

NFC chip spotted in rumored iPhone 6 schematic

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.

LG G3 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

LG G3 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

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!

Hands-on: LG G3 Smartphone

Hands-on: LG G3 Smartphone

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.

4.5-Inch LG F70 with 4G LTE Connectivity Available in Singapore from May 24

4.5-Inch LG F70 with 4G LTE Connectivity Available in Singapore from May 24

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.