Countries that support Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay [Updated November 2018]

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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 US, 18% in the UK 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.

Countries that Support Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

 

Countries that support Apple Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Japan
  11. New Zealand
  12. Norway
  13. Poland
  14. Russia
  15. San Marino
  16. Singapore
  17. Spain
  18. Sweden
  19. Switzerland
  20. Taiwan
  21. Ukraine
  22. United Arab Emirates
  23. United Kingdom
  24. United States
  25. Vatican City

Countries that support Google Pay (formerly known as Android Pay)

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. Croatia
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Denmark
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Germany
  11. Hong Kong
  12. India
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Japan
  16. New Zealand
  17. Norway
  18. Poland
  19. Russia
  20. Singapore
  21. Slovakia
  22. Spain
  23. Taiwan
  24. Ukraine
  25. United Arab Emirates
  26. United Kingdom
  27. United States

Countries that support Samsung Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Belarus
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. France
  7. Hong Kong
  8. India
  9. Italy
  10. Malaysia
  11. Mexico
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. Russia
  14. Singapore
  15. South Africa
  16. South Korea
  17. Spain
  18. Sweden
  19. Switzerland
  20. Taiwan
  21. Thailand
  22. United Arab Emirates
  23. United Kingdom
  24. United States
  25. Vietnam

Which devices support NFC payments? 

Devices that work with Apple Pay: 

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5, 5C, 5S (Only if connected to Apple Watch)
  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7, 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus
  • iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max
  • Apple Watch

Devices that work with Google 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
  • One Plus 6

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

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 ..

  • Koen Devloo

    Samsung Gear S2 and S3 do not work (yet?) with Android pay, they use Samsung pay (only available in some countries)

  • Yinch Tan

    Thank you, very helpful!

  • MDecker
  • Parthiv Desai

    When samsung pay available in African countries

  • manatails

    5 entries from the Apple pay list are dependent states… Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man as part of UK. San marino and Vatican City as part of Italy.