anotherBr1Ck

Should I wait for the NFC Samsung Galaxy S II?

Is it worth holdng off for the NFC Samsung Galaxy S II? I Imagine I’ll have it for a good couple of years. Will NFC be a big deal soon?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 08:46

NFC is a waste of money at this point. It will take years until it becomes usable. Think of Bluetooth and how long it took.
Tesco has a very nice little app that display your club card. Problem is that their f*** readers cannot read bar code from LCD screen. What is the point of having an app?

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blizzard7  May. 19, 2011 at 00:25

I personally doubt anyone will be using it regularly anytime soon (how long have contactless debit/credit cards been around and how often has it been used?), but it'll depend on the individual.

JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 07:47

I would pay a hundred bucks extra for a smartphone with great features BUT NO gps or wifi... No one will build me one.
So guess how thrilles I am about even more batterysucking, privacy breaching 'services', eh??? o_O
Look around you! They shows us 'fun' game applications of NFC. But behind the hype it IS banks that want NFC. Banks. Now look again. How great our world's become thanks to banks ;)
They told us credit cards would be fun, too... Ask the average foreclosed US citizen of which 60% hold 10 different cc's...
When my gadgets get designed by bankers and advertisers, I do get a bit ranty. Apologies.
Back to your question - Oddly enough, I am one of the 5 or so people in the world who think the first Galaxy S was not all that great. I have yet to see a Samsung phone (with whatever OS) that deserves top money. But that is my opinion.

CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 08:46

NFC is a waste of money at this point. It will take years until it becomes usable. Think of Bluetooth and how long it took.
Tesco has a very nice little app that display your club card. Problem is that their f*** readers cannot read bar code from LCD screen. What is the point of having an app?

anotherBr1Ck  May. 20, 2011 at 12:18

It's weird - even though I mightn't use NFC I still feel like I'd be getting ripped off since they're bringing out a newer model soon... Anyway, thanks for the advise dudes!

CTPAHHIK  May. 20, 2011 at 13:04

You might want to consider Apple iPhone instead. If something new comes out there is no need to rush and buy it unless you really need it. (_;)
There will be a trade off for NFC model - either higher price or larger phone.

PS. I have a fridge with Bluetooth for sale, it's cutting edge. Just need to figure out why would anyone need one to advertise properly.

JanSt / MOD  May. 20, 2011 at 14:00

CTPAHHIK
I trade my WiFi washing mashine for you BT fridge

mrew42  May. 20, 2011 at 14:03

@Jan: Wifi washing machine? So you use Surf?
oO
I'll get me coat :)

JanSt / MOD  May. 20, 2011 at 14:22

did I say 'WiFi'? Sorry, I meant 'whiffy'

Bhav007  May. 24, 2011 at 10:08

Yes...wait for it! It isn't far off, and it is ALREADY being implemented in all McDonalds and other places. Just google 'NFC' and you'll see how it's picking up. Maybe it won't be used by millions and millions...but who cares, as long as YOU can benefit from it; their loss, our gain (_;) I am waiting til next month when NFC enabled handsets will be sold here.

jakaizer  May. 24, 2011 at 14:13

The google (samsung made) nexus S already has NFC and is as good or better than Samsaung Galaxy S. Been on sale for a few months now.

Admin  May. 25, 2011 at 12:14

I think if you are planning on upgrading again a year from now then don't worry about NFC for the time being. It's only going to start being hyped this year but I doubt there will be very many tangible or useful applications. Unless you want to be a bleeding edge user don't worry about it.

ezeobieze  Nov. 22, 2011 at 01:15

The google (samsung made) nexus S already has NFC and is as good or better than Samsaung Galaxy S. Been on sale for a few months now.I the nexus s is not better nor has it ever/will be. it was behind the times when it arrived. the gs n gs2 are better phones, just saying

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