List of countries that support Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay

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In 2014, Apple was the only major mobile wallet on the market. But in 2015, Google and Samsung launched their own mobile wallets. Since that time it is possible to turn your mobile device into a credit card, which is a simple, quick and secure way to pay.

Business Insider’s research service, expects in-store mobile payment volume to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $503 billion in 2020, knowing that Apple Pay transactions are up 500% year on year, and the number of transactions in only september was the same number as the full fiscal year of 2015. Today, 15% of the consumers are using mobile payments in the U.S, 18% in the U.K and 27% in Australia. But except for these 3 countries, where else can we use NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile payments? Here’s the list.

 

List of countries that support Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay Passkit

COUNTRIES that SUPPORT Apple Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium (May)
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. France
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Japan
  10. New Zealand
  11. Russia
  12. Singapore
  13. Spain
  14. Switzerland
  15. Taiwan
  16. United Kingdom
  17. United States

COUNTRIES that SUPPORT Samsung Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. Hong Kong
  6. India
  7. Malaysia
  8. Puerto Rico
  9. Russia
  10. Singapore
  11. South Korea
  12. Spain
  13. Sweden
  14. Switzerland
  15. Thailand
  16. United Arab Emirates
  17. United Kingdom
  18. United States

COUNTRIES that SUPPORT Android Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Canada
  4. France (Soon)
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Ireland
  7. Japan
  8. New Zealand
  9. Poland
  10. Singapore
  11. South Korea
  12. United Kingdom
  13. United States

With which devices can we use NFC Payment? 

One of the cons of mobile payments is the compatibility. Especially for Apple Pay, which is only working for few devices.

Devices that work with Apple Pay: 

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5, 5C, 5S (Only if connected to Apple Watch)
  • iPhone 6, 6Plus, 6S
  • iPhone 7, 7Plus
  • Apple Watch

Devices that work with Samsung Pay:

  • Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, S6
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Note 3 LTE, Note 3, Note 4 LTE, Note 4, Note 5 LTE, Note 5, MEGA
  • Samsung Gear S2, S3

Devices that work with Android Pay: 

Most Android 4.4 KitKat (or newer) devices that have near field communication (NFC) and host card emulation (HCE) capabilities, Here’s the list :

Samsung Galaxy:

  • S3, S3 LTE
  • S4, S4 LTE
  • S5, S5 LTE
  • S6 edge, S6
  • A7
  • Note Edge, Note 3 LTE, Note 3, Note 4 LTE, Note 4, Note 5 LTE, Note 5, MEGA
  • Gear S2, S3

Sony Xperia™:

  • Z, Z Ultra, Z Ultra LTE
  • Z1, Z1 Ultra LTE, Z1 Compact
  • Z2, Z2 Tablet, T2 Ultra
  • Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, C3
  • Z4+, Z4 Tablet
  • Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, E5
  • X, X Compact, X Performance
  • XA, XA Ultra
  • XZ

LG: 

  • G Flex, Optimus G Pro
  • G2, G2 Mini
  • G3, G3 Beat
  • G4
  • G5
  • G Pro 2, Xpower 2
  • LG Watch style, LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

HTC:

  • HTC One M7, M8, M9, Max, E8
  • Desire EYE, 601, 626, 816
  • Nexus 9

Others :

  • TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Verizon24

Why mobile payment is worth considering 

Fear over security, is the key reason consumers hesitate to adopt mobile payments. But your mobile wallet is arguably the safest way to pay.

“For every transaction, [mobile wallets] create a random, one-time number — a transaction token — and even if someone was able to know that number, it’s not valid later.” says Jason Chaikin, president of biometrics security company Vkansee.

Plus, this kind of payment can earn you time and rewards like travel points or cash back.

 

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  • Yassin Harti

    Great Job This is the kind of subject that should be focus on more in the next years ..