Countries that support Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay [Updated June 2019]

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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, 17% of the consumers are using mobile payments in the US, 24% 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 where you can use Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

 

Countries that support Apple Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Denmark
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Germany
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Hungary
  13. Iceland
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Japan
  17. Kazakhstan
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Netherlands
  20. New Zealand
  21. Norway
  22. Poland
  23. Russia
  24. San Marino
  25. Singapore
  26. Spain
  27. Sweden
  28. Switzerland
  29. Taiwan
  30. Ukraine
  31. United Arab Emirates
  32. United Kingdom
  33. United States
  34. Vatican City

Countries that support Google Pay (formerly known as Android Pay

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. Chile
  6. Croatia
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. Germany
  12. Hong Kong
  13. India
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Japan
  17. New Zealand
  18. Norway
  19. Poland
  20. Russia
  21. Singapore
  22. Slovakia
  23. Spain
  24. Sweden
  25. Switzerland
  26. Taiwan
  27. Ukraine
  28. United Arab Emirates
  29. United Kingdom
  30. 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 :

Google Pixel:

  • Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2, 2XL
  • Pixel 3a, 3aXL
  • Pixel 3, 3XL

Samsung Galaxy:

  • S3, S3 LTE
  • S4, S4 LTE
  • S5, S5 LTE
  • S6, S6 edge
  • S7, S7 Edge
  • S8, S8 Edge
  • S9, S9+
  • S10, S10+, S10 5G
  • A7, A8, A9, A30, A50, A10, A20, A40, A70, A20e, A80, A40s, A60
  • Note 3, Note 4, Note 4 Edge, Note 5, Note 7, Note Fan Edition, Note 8, Note 9
  • 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
  • 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

Own a Samsung and can’t decide whether to use Google Pay or Android Pay?

If you own a Samsung device, and want to make a decision whether to use Google Pay or Samsung Pay visit this super detailed comparison on the joyofandroid.com site.

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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If you live in one of the countries that supports Apple Pay, Google Pay and/or Samsung Pay sign up (it’s free to do so) and give it a go.  Please share your experiences in the comments below.

 

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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.